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Locating and Updating Federal Regulations

Review Questions

  1. Why are administrative agencies called “mini-governments”?
  2. What does the term authority mean?
  3. What is meant by the term source?
  4. What is the publication cycle of a regulation?
  5. If you are looking for recently promulgated administrative rules or regulations covering the size of the eyes in Emmentaler (a cheese), where would you look
  6. The text of an administrative rule or regulation can be located in at least five locations.  Name three.
  7. Federal Register contains much more information than the CFR. T/F _____
  8. CFR only contains the text of the final regulation. T/F _____
  9. Federal Register contains the “legislative history” of the regulation. T/F _____
  10. How would you update 21 CFR § 133.195, The regulations for Swiss and emmentaler cheese?
  11. What is the difference between the “List of Sections Affected” and the “List of Parts Affected?”
  12. You have a client, drops a ton of money on you and  who breeds pythons.  They have seen a ‘Proposed Rule’ in the Federal Register that may affect their business.  Looking at the ‘Proposed Rule’ in the Federal Register, you see ‘RIN 1018-AV68.’ How would you find the ‘Final Rule?’
  13. You have a citation to the Lacey Act, 18 U.S.C. 42 and wish to find any regulations promulgated using this title and section as authority.  You only have access to the internet. What are you next steps?