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Regulatory Process Description of Infographic

1. Notice or Proposed Rule: First, an agency issues a regulation in a notice of proposed rulemaking or proposed rule. These are published in the Federal Register, the daily newspaper of the federal government. Other kinds of notices include notices of a meeting or other events, which inform the public about the agency’s intent.
2. Final Rule or Regulation(s): Once the agency considers these comments, it revises the proposed rule and issues a final rule. The rule is then codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

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