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The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser’s address (or “location”) bar.

This site is also protected by an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate that’s been signed by the U.S. government. The https:// means all transmitted data is encrypted — in other words, any information or browsing history that you provide is transmitted securely.

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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