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  •  Since what date? (0+ / 0-)

    Wasn't there some story that they thought it was 6 mos, so rushed through stuff in June/July, when the deadline for irrevesability was April?

    •  Yep. (0+ / 1-)
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      So this story is of limited interest.  

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      by burrow owl on Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 04:45:35 PM PST

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      •  Actually it isn't because many of the rules did (3+ / 0-)

        not meet the different time frames.  Some barely met them and for some of them lawsuits may have prevented them from going into effect so that the new administration can withdraw them before they come into force.  Or so it appears to me from tracking all of the relevant articles I could find over the last 3 months.  I was not satisfied from reading those articles that I could gather one coherent view of all the constraints and rules involved and exactly which deadlines had to be met for what sort of difficulty with overturning them.

        But there is much of interest here, and much of the same info in the diary above about various constraints and strategies.

    •  This is from the Federal Register (0+ / 0-)

      "Federal agencies are required to publish notices of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to enable citizens to participate in the decision making process of the Government. This notice and comment procedure is simple.

        1. A proposed rule published in the Federal Register notifies the public of a pending regulation.
        2. Any person or organization may comment on it directly, either in writing, or orally at a hearing. Many agencies also accept comments online or via e-mail. The comment period varies, but it usually is 30, 60, or 90 days. For each notice, the Federal Register gives detailed instructions on how, when, and where a viewpoint may be expressed. In addition, agencies must list the name and telephone number of a person to contact for further information.
        3. When agencies publish final regulations in the Federal Register, they must address the significant issues raised in comments and discuss any changes made in response to them. Agencies also may use the notice and comment process to stay in contact with constituents and to solicit their views on various policy and program issues."

      For most rules the deadline for January 20th effect was October. That means the process had to start in August or July.

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      by johnmorris on Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 06:16:16 PM PST

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