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A rule (also called a regulation or rulemaking) is a document you publish in the Federal Register to implement or interpret law or policy. A rule is generally published first as a proposed rule and then as a final rule. Once a rule is published in final, it is codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and remains in effect until it is modified by publication of another rule.

   Federal Register's Document Drafting Handbook

   Departmental Manual, Chapter 318

   Reclamation Proposed and Final Rules

   Program Contact Jill Nagode, 303-445-2055


Last updated: 8/20/08