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Incorporation by reference allows agencies to comply with the requirement of publishing rules in the Federal Register to be codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by referring to material published elsewhere.[1] The practice is first and foremost intended to—and in fact does—substantially reduce the size of the CFR. ...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-69-3 

 

Popular demand for the official index digest entitled “Guide to Record Retention Requirements” indicates that a companion piece covering the matter of Federal reporting requirements would serve a public...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-68-4

 

Most Americans are probably unaware of the multitude of day-to-day Federal activities reflected in proposed, revised, and recently promulgated rules, regulations, or determinations which substantially...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-68-3 

 

The Parallel Table of Statutory Authorities and Rules (2 CFR ch. I) should be an accurate and complete listing of United States Code provisions cited as rulemaking authority in executive agency documents...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-68-2

 

The manual at present falls short of its goal because the narrative text submitted by some of the agencies is outdated, unrevealing, cumbersome, or otherwise deficient. The text should be rewritten at a...

These slides provide a comprehensive overview of the issues addressed in Recommendation 2011-5, Incorporation by Reference.  It was prepared for a webinar sponsored by SES, the Society for Standards Professionals.

This article, published in Standards Engineering, the official SES Journal, Vol. 65, No. 2, March/April 2013, provides an introduction to the ongoing debate over public access to copyrighted technical standards incorporated by reference into regulation.  It is reproduced here with the permission of SES, the Society for Standards Professionals.

This is the final version of Emily S. Bremer's Incorporation by Reference Report, as published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy in January 2013.

This is the full text of the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011.  Section 24 of this act prohibited the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Saftey Administration from incorporating by reference in regulations or guidance any materials not available to the public for free online.  This requirement was relaxed through amending legislation enacted in August 2013.