Rulemaking guidelines are a set of instructions or procedures that guide the development and implementation of rules or regulations by a regulatory agency or governing body. These guidelines are typically designed to ensure that the rulemaking process is transparent, inclusive, and efficient and that the resulting rules are effective, appropriate, and enforceable.
Rulemaking guidelines may include the following:
- Public notice and comment requirements.
- Cost-benefit analysis.
- Consideration of alternative approaches or options.
The goal of rulemaking guidelines is to ensure that rules and regulations are developed and implemented in a fair, consistent, and accountable manner that reflects the interests and perspectives of all stakeholders.