Thursday, August 14, 2008

Code of Massachusetts Regulations

The CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulations), according to MGL 30A section 5, are required to contain certain information when they are promulgated.

On the "cover" page of the individual agency regulations in the MASSACHUSETTS REGISTER, there is a wealth of information among which are:

  1. the regulatory authority

  2. an agency's contact, address and phone number

  3. public review and hearing date

  4. fiscal effect of the regulation for up to 5 years

  5. small business impact

  6. effective date

The individual MASSACHUSETTS REGISTERS are available at the State Library. The Reference Librarians are always available to help search for this information.

-Bette Siegel, Government Documents Librarian