informal rulemaking

noun

Legal Definition of informal rulemaking 

: rulemaking by a government agency in accordance with the provisions of section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act

called also notice-and-comment rulemaking

— compare formal rulemaking

Note: Section 553 requires that prior to the promulgation of a proposed rule notice of the rule or of the issues involved must be published in the Federal Register, followed by a period during which interested persons may submit data, views, comments, or arguments.

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