Regulatory Information Service Center

The Regulatory Information Service Center facilitates the development of, and access to, information about federal regulatory and deregulatory activities. Its principal publications are the Unified Agenda and The Regulatory Plan.

The Center gathers and publishes information on federal regulations and their effects on society. This information is available to the president, Congress, agency officials, and the general public to help them better understand and manage the regulatory process. The Center was created in June 1981.

The Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions is published in the spring and fall of each year. Since 1978, federal agencies have been required by executive orders to publish agendas of regulatory and deregulatory activities. The Regulatory Plan, which is published as part of the fall edition of the Agenda, identifies regulatory priorities and contains additional detail about the most important significant regulatory actions that agencies expect to take in the coming year.

The Center, in cooperation with the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, has established the site to assist users who want to find information about government regulation.

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Last Reviewed: 2021-02-02