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Quick Start: Regulatory Insight

Regulatory Histories created by ProQuest for enacted Public Laws

What is Regulatory Insight

A law’s been passed.  What happens next?   Regulatory Insight takes you to the next stage. Regulatory Insight provides researchers with workflow solutions to facilitate research tasks associated with administrative law. As a companion to Legislative Insight, Regulatory Insight offers U.S. federal administrative law histories for the period 1936-2014 organized by federal statute and Executive Order.

Regulatory Insight creates regulatory histories for individual federal statutes and Executive Orders by compiling pertinent Federal Register articles into a research-friendly workspace similar to the workspace provided in Legislative Insight. "Search within" functionality and the ability to limit by content type (e.g. notices, proposed rules, final rules) are available through the filters.

  • The default display is organized by federal agency to facilitate research into the history of agency-specific and sub-agency regulations.  Histories are also sortable by date.
  • When complete, the content will include fully searchable PDFs of all Federal Register issues from 1936-present, plus separate PDFs of all FR “articles” with both browse and search options.
  • When complete,the content will include fully searchable PDFs of all CFR volumes 1938-present plus separate PDFs of all CFR Titles and Parts, with browse and search options.
  • Regulatory histories also include links to Legislative Insight.

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Current Content

For those with the current content, the Federal Register is updated in Regulatory Insight within 48 hours.  The information is reviewed and the regulatory histories are updated twice each week. 

As of September 11, 2017 we have the following content loaded:

  • Federal Register documents for 1936-present
  • Code of Federal Regulations from 1978-current.

Regulatory Histories Loaded

When complete, this product will contain regulatory histories from 1936-2016.  Prospective (2017 and future) public laws will be covered as they are enacted as an additional module.

Histories Associated with Public Laws and Executive Orders will load completely in 2017 on this schedule:

  • Q1:  93rd – 89th Congress; EO 1990 - 2009
  • Q2:  88th – 84th Congress; EO 1970 - 1989
  • Q3:  83rd – 79th Congress; EO 1950 - 1969
  • Q4:  78th – 74th Congress; EO 1936 - 1949

Coming 2017

Comments are Coming!

Regulatory Insight will have a new Comments feature launching in Q3 of 2017.

  • Comments content:
    • The Regulatory Insight prospective  module and the 2017 Regulatory Insight PAL product will include comments posted in 2017.
    • The Regulatory Insight 1936-2016 module will include an additional group of earlier comments that had activity in 2016.  These comments will be associated with rulemaking included in Histories associated with Public Laws.  
  • How you can use it:
    • We’re creating connections to take you directly to relevant comments from Regulatory Histories associated with Public Laws.  From there, you can further refine and search across the relevant comments as desired.
    • Additionally, you can locate comments of interest using key fields such as submitter & organization, using our new Comments search form.

Interface Enhancements

Interface Enhancements

Click here for information about interface enhancements - updated February 15, 2017.

Check out the new guide page to see how to track the history of a CFR section.