16 CFR 1.11 - Commencement of a rulemaking proceeding.
(a) Initial notice. A trade regulation rule proceeding shall commence with an initial notice of proposed rulemaking. Such notice shall be published in the Federal Register not sooner than 30 days after it has been submitted to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives. The initial notice shall include:
(1) The text of the proposed rule including any alternatives which the Commission proposes to promulgate;
(2) Reference to the legal authority under which the rule is proposed;
(3) A statement describing with particularity the reason for the proposed rule;
(4) An invitation to all interested persons to propose issues which meet the criteria of § 1.13(d)(1)(i) for consideration in accordance with § 1.13 (d)(5) and (d)(6);
(5) An invitation to all interested persons to comment on the proposed rule; and
(6) A statement of the manner in which the public may obtain copies of the preliminary regulatory analysis.
(b) Preliminary regulatory analysis. Except as otherwise provided by statute, the Commission shall, when commencing a rulemaking proceeding, issue a preliminary regulatory analysis which shall contain:
(1) A concise statement of the need for, and the objectives of, the proposed rule;
(2) A description of any reasonable alternatives to the proposed rule which may accomplish the stated objective of the rule in a manner consistent with applicable law;
(3) For the proposed rule, and for each of the alternatives described in the analysis, a preliminary analysis of the projected benefits and any adverse economic effects and any other effects, and of the effectiveness of the proposed rule and each alternative in meeting the stated objectives of the proposed rule; and