Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. Subchapter II) Federal Register Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 15) Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (Public Law 104-4, Section 202) Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612) Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. Chapter 8) Executive Order 12866, "Regulatory Planning and Review" Executive Order 13132, "Federalism" Executive Order 13175, "Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments"
Rule Format Executive Summaries Document Drafting Handbook Memorandum Requesting Publication Description of Rules Certification Memorandum Rule Data Sheet Unified Agenda Sheet Hill Notification CRA Final Rule Form
Notice Formats Document Drafting Handbook Memorandum Requesting Publication Closed Meeting Determination Statement
Rule Approval by the Regulatory Policy Officer (RPO)
The General Counsel, Department of Defense, as the DoD RPO, is responsible for monitoring regulatory activities within DoD to ensure uniform compliance with the implementation of executive and legislative requirements and priorities, to include the specific requirements of EO 12866. All rulemakings will be approved by the RPO prior to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
The Director of Administration and Management (DA&M) is the functional proponent for the Regulatory Program and shall manage the operational requirements of the rule approval process. The Washington Headquarter Services, Executive Services Directorate, Information Management Division (WHS/ESD/IMD) administers the program on behalf of the DA&M. IMD processes, reviews, and forwards the rule submission package through the DA&M to the RPO and monitors all DoD rulemaking under consideration at OMB.
In addition to the text of the rule in Federal Register format, the following documents must be included in each regulatory package:
Please note that certification memorandums should be signed by a PSA and coordinated through the DoD Components functional General Counsel and with Legislative Affairs if the rulemaking is a interim final or final rule.
When your office is ready to go forward with a rulemaking and you have assembled the paperwork, your package should be sent to the WHS/ESD/IMD, ATTN: OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100. Concurrently, you should notify IMD by e-mail that we should expect a submission. In the e-mail, please attach electronic files of the rule and the required paperwork in MSWord format. A PDF format of the signed certification memo is appropriate. IMD has developed a database to capture much of the information in these files. We will review for completeness and then prepare the DA&M transmittal memo to the General Counsel, Department of Defense and the Action Memo that the General Counsel will sign approving the rule.
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