ABA publishes book on federal agency rulemaking

Just published by the American Bar Association, “A Guide to Federal Agency Rulemaking, Sixth Edition” keeps attorneys updated on the most consequential cases before the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), the government’s advising agency on procedural improvements for federal programs, as well as its recent recommendations.

This new edition, updated by ACUS special counsel and former research director Jeffrey Lubbers, continues to provide the most valuable developments in federal regulatory policies since the Administrative Procedure Act. Focusing on “informal” rather than “formal” proceedings, this guide aims to inform agency rule-makers, participants and others interested in the subject with a stage-by-stage view of the rulemaking process. Lubbers includes the newest procedures, substantive changes and stringent requirements from the second term of the Obama administration and the first 500 days of the Trump administration.

“A Guide to Federal Agency Rulemaking, Sixth Edition” is the must-have handbook for understanding federal policy requirements and staying up-to-date on the latest administrative rulemaking changes.

Lubbers is a professor of practice in administrative law at American University’s Washington College of Law, where he has also served as a Fellow of Law and Government. He was a contributing author of the first edition of “A Guide to Federal Agency Rulemaking” and revived the publication with the third edition in 1998.

“A Guide to Federal Agency Rulemaking, Sixth Edition” costs $159.95 and can be ordered by calling 800-285-2221 or online at shopaba.org.