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posted 3 years ago
Is the term “regulation” defined at the US federal legislative level?
5 USC 551(4) provides that "rule means the whole or a part of an agency statement of general or particular applicability and future effect designed to implement, interpret, or prescribe law or policy or describing the organization, procedure or practice requirements of an agency and includes the approval or prescription for the future of rates, wages, corporate or financial structures or reorganizations thereof, prices, facilities, appliances, services or allowances therefore or of valuations, costs, or accounting, or practices bearing on any of the foregoing. Furthermore, 5 USC 552a(h)(i)(1) refers to prohibitions "by rules or regulations", which indicates that "rules" and "regulations" are different things. However, there are no definitions provided for the "regulation" in the definitions section. it appears to me that federal law actually distinguishes "rule" and "regulation", and while you and I may be subject to rules, only rule-making agencies are subject to "regulations". Is there any case law, rule, regulation, statute, or legislation that clarifies the meaning of "rule" and "regulation" at the federal level?
  • United States
  • Public Law

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