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Last Updated: Oct 16, 2014     Views: 4

Information and documents related to the development of an EPA final rulemaking can be found in the following sources:

1. Federal Register

To locate online and print versions of the Federal Register, use Federal Regulatory Resources at Burns Law Library libguide.

Proposed rules have "preambles" which include a “Supplementary Information” section.  In this section the Agency discusses the merits of the proposed solution, cites important data and other information used to develop the action, and details its choices and reasoning.

Final rules also have preambles.  The “Supplementary Information” part of the preamble sets out the goals or problems the rule addresses,  describes the facts and data the agency relies on, responds to major criticisms in the proposed rule comments, and explains why the agency did not choose other alternatives.

2. From 2003 to date, many comments relating to a rulemaking can be retrieved.  Search using the docket number listed in the preambles to the proposed and final regulations.

3. Additional information: Federal Regulatory Resources at Burns Law Library libguide

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