A Regulatory Information Number (RIN) must be requested for each new regulation under development. RISC uses this number to track regulations in the Unified Agenda. The same RIN is used at every stage of the rulemaking proceeding.
Tip: Enter a full or partial RIN. RINs are formatted NNNN-AANN, where the NNNN is the agency/subagency code, and AANN is a combination of letters and numbers uniquely identifying the RIN within the agency/subagency's rulemakings.
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of the Interior
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Department of the Treasury
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
African Development Foundation
Agency for International Development
Appraisal Subcommittee of the FFIEC
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
Board of Directors of the HOPE for Homeowners Program
Civil Aeronautics Board
Commission on Civil Rights
Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
Community Services Administration [INACTIVATED 1981]
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Corporation for National and Community Service
Council on Environmental Quality
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia
Emergency Oil and Gas Guaranteed Loan Board
Emergency Steel Guarantee Loan Board
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Executive Office of the President
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Farm Credit System Assistance Board
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Home Loan Bank Board
Federal Maritime Commission
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Financial Stability Oversight Council
General Services Administration
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Interstate Commerce Commission
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Capital Planning Commission
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Indian Gaming Commission
National Science Foundation
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation
Office of Director of National Intelligence
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
Office of Government Ethics
Office of Management and Budget
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Office of Personnel Management
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Office of Special Counsel
Office of the Federal Inspector, Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System
Office of the United States Trade Representative
Other Independent Agencies
Other Temporary Commissions
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Panama Canal Commission
Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Railroad Retirement Board
Resolution Trust Corporation
Selective Service System
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
Tennessee Valley Authority
Thrift Depositor Protection Oversight Board
United States Information Agency
United States Metric Board
United States Postal Service
Water Resources Council [INACTIVATED 1982]
Terms (Title and Abstract)
As defined in Executive Order 12866, a rulemaking action that will have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or will adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or State, local, or tribal governments or communities. The definition of an "economically significant" rule is similar but not identical to the definition of a "major" rule under 5 USC 801 (Pub. L. 104-121). (See below.) These rules are generally included in the agency's regulatory plan, which appears only in the fall editions of the Unified Agenda.
Whether the action is subject to a statutory or judicial deadline.
Stage of Rulemaking
There are five Agenda stages of rulemaking (i.e., Prerule, Proposed Rule, Final Rule, Long-Term Actions, Completed Actions).
Prerule Stage -- actions agencies will undertake to determine whether or how to initiate rulemaking. Such actions occur prior to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and may include an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) or a review of existing regulations.
Proposed Rule Stage -- actions for which agencies plan to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as the next step in their rulemaking process or for which the closing date of the NPRM Comment Period is the next step.
Final Rule Stage -- actions for which agencies plan to publish a final rule or an interim final rule or to take other final action as the next step.
Long-Term Actions -- items under development but for which the agency does not expect to have a regulatory action within the 12 months after publication of this edition of the Unified Agenda.
Completed Actions -- actions or reviews the agency has completed or withdrawn since publishing its last agenda.
Interim Final Rule
Final Rule No Material Change
Consistent with Change
Consistent without Change
Exempt from Executive Order
Returned for Reconsideration
Statutory or Judicial Deadline
ROCIS allows you to search for rules considered "Major" under 5 U.S.C. 801 (Pub. L. 104-121).
Select "Yes" to include rules considered Major.
Select "No" for rules that are not Major.
Select "Undetermined" for rules where the major determination has not been made.
This term refers to actions "that have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government." The selection "Undetermined" is permissible if the action is at the prerule or proposed rule stage. By the final rule stage, the agency should have made a determination. If the agency is reporting that it has completed an entry by taking some regulatory action (i.e., not withdrawing it), then a determination must be indicated. (Independent regulatory agencies are not required to answer this question.)
Related To Homeland Security
Small Entities Affected
These are the types of small entities (businesses, governmental jurisdictions, or organizations) on which the rulemaking action is likely to have an impact as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Agencies have the option of indicating likely effects on small entities even though they believe that a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis will not be required.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required