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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...

Civil monetary penalties are used by the Congress and federal agencies to enforce and promote compliance with federal laws and regulations by deterring violations.  These laws and regulations serve vital public purposes such as ensuring workplace or transportation safety, preserving the environment, and protecting consumers from dangerous products.  As the then Deputy Director of the...

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.

The President of the United States, on April 29, 1953, at the instance of the Chief Justice of the United States in his capacity as Chairman of the Judicial Conference of the United States, called a conference  concerning unnecessary delay, expense and volume of records in some adjudicatory and rule-making proceedings in the Executive Departments and Administrative Agencies. To this Conference...

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.