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DHS/FEMA RIN: 1660-AA91 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Update to FEMA's Regulations on Rulemaking Procedures 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) proposed to revise its regulations pertaining to rulemaking. It removes sections that are outdated or do not affect the public, and it updates provisions that affect the public's participation in the rulemaking process, such as the submission of public comments, hearings, ex parte communications, the public rulemaking docket, and petitions for rulemaking. FEMA also modifies its waiver of the Administrative Procedure Act exemption for matters relating to public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 44 CFR 1   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 553   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

This final rule removes sections of FEMA’s rulemaking provisions that are outdated or that do not affect the public, and updates provisions that affect the public’s participation in the rulemaking process.

Summary of the Legal Basis:


Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

This rule does not impose additional direct costs on the public or government.


Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/07/2017  82 FR 26411   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/07/2017 
Final Rule  12/00/2018 
Additional Information: Docket ID FEMA-2017-0016
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Liza Davis
Associate Chief Counsel, Regulatory Affairs
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
500 C Street SW, 8th Floor,
Washington, DC 20472
Phone:202 646-4046