2 U.S. Code § 1531 - Regulatory process

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Each agency shall, unless otherwise prohibited by law, assess the effects of Federal regulatory actions on State, local, and tribal governments, and the private sector (other than to the extent that such regulations incorporate requirements specifically set forth in law).


(Pub. L. 104–4, title II, § 201,Mar. 22, 1995, 109 Stat. 64.)
Effective Date

Pub. L. 104–4, title II, § 209,Mar. 22, 1995, 109 Stat. 67, provided that: “This title [enacting this subchapter] and the amendments made by this title shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Mar. 22, 1995].”
Regulatory Planning and Review

For provisions stating regulatory philosophy and principles and setting forth regulatory organization, procedures, and guidelines for centralized review of new and existing regulations to make the regulatory process more efficient, see Ex. Ord. No. 12866, Sept. 30, 1993, 58 F.R. 51735, set out as a note under section 601 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

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