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A rulemaking record is a file created by the agency during an informal rulemaking that contains at minimum the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), any studies or reports cited in the NPRM, public comments, records of hearings or meetings, and the final rule document. When a court reviews an informal rulemaking, it requires the agency to produce an administrative record that shows that the agency took a hard look at all the relevant evidence and policy options. Thus, the record tends to include any information that supports the agency's policy decision.


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