Upcoming Rules Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act: Spring 2011 Unified Agenda [August 15, 2011] [open pdf - 480KB]
"Congress delegates rulemaking authority to agencies for a variety of reasons, and in a variety of ways. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (P.L. 111-203, July 21, 2010; hereafter the 'Dodd-Frank Act') is a particularly noteworthy example of congressional delegation of rulemaking authority to federal agencies. A previous CRS report identified more than 300 provisions in the act that require or permit the issuance of rules to implement the legislation. […] All entries in the Unified Agenda have uniform data elements, including the department and agency issuing the rule, the title of the rule, its Regulation Identifier Number (RIN), an abstract describing the nature of action being taken, and a timetable showing the dates of past actions and a projected date for the next regulatory action. Each entry also contains an element indicating the priority of the regulation (e.g., whether it is considered 'economically significant' under Executive Order 12866, or whether it is considered a 'major' rule under the Congressional Review Act). This report examines the most recent edition of the Unified Agenda, which was published on July 7, 2011 (the second edition that RISC compiled and issued since the enactment of the Dodd- Frank Act). This report identifies upcoming proposed and final rules listed in the July 7, 2011, edition of the Unified Agenda that agencies expect to issue pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act. (A previous CRS report identified the rulemaking actions that were listed in the December 2010 version of the Unified Agenda.)"
CRS Report for Congress, R41958