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Regulations and Assessments


Proposed rule Most rulemaking in APHIS begins with a proposed rule. A proposed rule describes a change to the regulations APHIS feels would benefit agriculture and the public and invites public comment on the proposed change. This document contains:

  • A preamble, which includes:
    • an explanation of the proposed rule
    • an analysis of the anticipated economic effects of the proposed rule
    • a description of any information collection requirements
    • an invitation to the public to submit comments by a specified date (usually 60 days after publication).
  • The proposed additions or changes to our regulations, as they would appear in the Code of Federal Regulations.


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