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Under paragraph 5(a) of Recommendation 2010-1, the Administrative Conference staff has prepared a State Contact List.

Agencies are encouraged to use this list to contact representatives of state interests, including but not limited to the Big Seven, when they are considering potentially preemptive rules.  This list will be regularly updated. 

A subsequent version of Professor Sharkey’s report, entitled Inside Agency Preemption, was published in the Michigan Law Review at 110 Mich. L. Rev. 521 (2012): http://...

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty—Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act, P.L. 93-637, which became effective January 5, 1975, provides authority and procedures for the Federal Trade Commission’s promulgation of “trade regulation rules.” The statute requires the Commission to engage in “hybrid” rulemaking, a style which adds to the notice-and-comment requirements for “informal...

The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) was established by statute in 1964 as an independent agency of the federal government. Its purpose is to promote improvements in the efficiency, adequacy, and fairness of the procedures by which federal agencies conduct regulatory programs, administer grants and benefits, and perform related governmental functions.

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