School of Security and Global Studies

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Student Paper

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Legal Studies

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Informal rulemaking is the non-statutory process of creating, administering and monitoring rules throughout government agencies. Barriers to entry, competition and regulatory need are all proponents of the informal rulemaking process. This is the rulemaking process used in regulatory agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The process of informal rulemaking is critical to the outcome of effective decrees. Specific requirements must be met in order to make the informal rulemaking process legal and legitimate.



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