- It is a process where a government agency creates rules using structured methods. This includes having an official hearing, keeping a record of the proceedings, and following the guidelines under sections 556 and 557 of the Administrative Procedure Act
- The Environmental Protection Agency is utilizing formal rulemaking procedures to implement new carbon emission standards.
- Following the formal rulemaking process, the Department of Education announced revised guidelines for Federal Student Aid programs.
- The Federal Communications Commission, through formal rulemaking, established new broadcasting standards.