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Subject:    DOJ Sets Final Action Date for Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010
Date Sent:    January 14, 2014
From:    pharmasharps@calrecycle.ca.gov
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In a Department of Justice Federal Register announcement (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-01-07/pdf/2013-29635.pdf), a Final Action date of "03/00/14" has been set for the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010.  The announcement states, “This final rule would implement the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 by providing ultimate users safe and convenient options to transfer controlled substances for the purpose of disposal."

 

The "Federal Register Tutorial” (http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/tutorial/online-html.html) provides some context for this process:

 

Overview of Rulemaking Process

 

1. Grant of rulemaking authority

Congress delegates authority directly to agencies

President may delegate constitutional authority to subordinates

President or Agency Head may re-delegate authority to subordinates

 

2. Proposed Rule stage

OMB Reviews under E.O. 12866.

Agencies publish Proposed Rule in FR for public comment

 

3. Final Rule stage

OMB Reviews again under E.O. 12866

Agencies publish final rule in FR responds to comments, amends CFR, sets effective date

 

4. Congressional review

Agencies submit rules to Congress and GAO (could nullify rule)

 

5. Effective date

30 day minimum, 60 days for major rule, no minimum for good cause

Agency may delay or withdraw rule before it becomes effective

 

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