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Final Rule on Administrative Rulemaking, Guidance, and Enforcement Procedures

This final rule sets forth a comprehensive revision and update of the Department’s regulations on rulemaking procedures and consolidates all of the Department’s existing administrative procedures in one location.  This final rule also incorporates and reflects the Department’s current policies and procedures relating to the issuance of rulemaking documents.  In addition, this update codifies the Department’s internal procedural requirements governing the review and clearance of guidance documents and the initiation and conduct of enforcement actions, including administrative enforcement proceedings and judicial enforcement actions brought in Federal court. 

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