Incorporation by Reference

Public Access to the Law Must Be Taken More Seriously

The Office of the Federal Register has missed an opportunity to ensure meaningful public access to over 9,000 government regulations.

New Rules on Incorporated Standards Encourage Necessary Public-Private Collaboration

Incremental steps balancing open government with private copyright strike the right chord.

Incorporating Private Standards into Public Regulations

Commentators assess final rule on how agencies incorporate private standards into public regulations.

The Advantages of Private Certification Over Government Regulation

Private certification may better achieve regulatory goals than governments and regulatory agencies.

House Subcommittee Airs Debate Over “Secret Law”

Public access to regulations takes center stage at congressional hearing.

The Continuing Debate Over Regulatory Incorporation

The Regulatory Review features continuing debate on “incorporation by reference” after OFR responds to recent petition.

Regulating by Reference

The Regulatory Review features an examination of “incorporation by reference” by legal experts on regulation and administrative law.