Promulgation

Promulgation in United States

Promulgation Definition

The order given to cause a law to be executed, and to make it public. It differs from “publication.” 1 Bl. Comm. 45; St. 6 Hen. VI. c. 4.

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The order given to cause a law to be executed, and to make it public. It differs from “publication.” 1 Bl. Comm. 45; St. 6 Hen. VI. c. 4.

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Promulgation in Environmental Law

The process by which an administrative agency creates a rule that has the force of law. Promulgation is also referred to as rulemaking.

Administrative agencies that are regulatory agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, have legislative power as well as enforcement authority. Often the statute spells out general goals and authorizes the agency to flesh out the details. The Clean Water Act, for example, states the basic principles and goals of the government and sets forth the framework of the law. It then designates the administrator of the EPA as the person who is to implement it. Specific duties are spelled out, such as the duty to list toxic pollutants and determine pretreatment requirements for industry. The EPA fills in the gaps in the law primarily through promulgation of regulations. The Administrative Procedure Act governs the promulgation process for all agencies unless the statute being implemented is more specific about procedure.

Rulemaking can take a significant amount of time. First, the agency must determine what the scope of the rule should be and what provisions it must contain to deal with the problem it faces. For example, before it can list a toxic pollutant, the EPA must gather information about toxicity and safe levels of exposure.

After the agency conducts its research, it proposes regulations. They are published in the Federal Register, a publication that contains all of the official agency records for federal agencies. Following the proposal, the public may comment and hearings may be held on the proposal. The agency must then consider the comments and revise the proposal if appropriate. It must respond to the comments it receives when it publishes the final regulation. Upon publication or at a later date specified by the agency, the final regulation becomes law. That action completes the promulgation process. See also notice and comment.
Based on “Environment and the Law. A Dictionary”.

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State regulations are rules and procedures promulgated by state agencies (which may apply to Promulgation and other topics); they are a binding source of law. In addition to promulgating regulations, state administrative boards and agencies often have judicial or quasi-judicial authority and may issue administrative decisions affecting Promulgation. Finding these decisions can be challenging. In many cases, researchers about Promulgation should check state agency web sites for their regulations, decisions, forms, and other information of interest.

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