The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) requires each federal agency to give interested persons the right to petition for the issuance, amendment, or repeal of a rule, 5 U.S.C. § 553(e). The APA also requires that agencies conclude matters presented to them within a reasonable time, 5 U.S.C. § 555(b), and give prompt notice of the denial of actions...
Petitions for Rulemaking (Recommendations)
This draft recommendation on Petitions for Rulemaking will be considered by the Committee on Rulemaking at its October 23, 2014 public meeting.
This proposed recommendation on Petitions for Rulemaking will be considered by the Assembly at the 61st Plenary Session on December 4-5, 2014.
Under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), federal agencies are required to “give . . . interested person[s] the right to petition for the issuance, amendment, or repeal of a rule.” The statute generally does not establish procedures agencies must observe in connection with petitions for rulemaking. It does, however, require...