Rule-Making Authority

Implementing Federal Policies.

Many agencies within the executive branch can make rules for how they operate, or rules on industries which they regulate. In keeping with governing principles of equality, fairness, transparency, and representative democracy, the bureaucratic agencies follow published procedures on how they make rules which partially involves the public. Below is the Federal Register’s public guidelines, an 11-page PDF file, that lists and explains the necessary steps in bureaucratic rule-making. Give the list a rough reading, and answer the questions that follow.




1. List and describe 2 steps in the rule-making process.

2. How is the public involved in the process?

3. What role might the president play in rule-making?