Advance notice of proposed rulemaking APHIS publishes this type of rule when we want to obtain preliminary information prior to issuing a proposed rule or even, in some cases, deciding whether to issue a proposed rule. This document contains:
- A description of the rulemaking being considered (but usually not specific language that would appear in the Code of Federal Regulations).
- An invitation to the public to submit comments by a specified date (usually 60 days after publication).
- Specific questions or issues that we would like the public to address.