Letter Requesting IBR Approval from the Director (Template 1)
Instructions: The following numbers correspond to marked locations within the template and contain alternative language and reminders.
5.Remember, even if the standard’s designation contains a partial date, for example ASTM F1234-12, this is not the same as the date of the document. You must include the date in addition to the designation.
7. Include this sentence if the same version of any standards you want to use are currently approved for IBR. If all standards IBRed into centralized IBR section, just list that section. If standards IBRed into different sections, list sections in order of listed standards and add “, respectively”.
December 25, 20xx
[Insert full name of DIRECTOR], Director
Office of the Federal Register (F)
The National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Dear Director [insert last name of DIRECTOR]:
In accordance with 1 CFR part 51, we request that you approve the incorporation by reference of the material listed below into Title(s) XX of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). We have included the IBR material and draft final rule1. The IBR material will be referenced in § yy.zz2 and as follows3:
NAME or ACRONYM of Publisher: [PUBLISHER CONTACT INFORMATION]4
[IF MULTIPLE PUBLISHERS, GROUP ALPHABETICALLY BY PUBLISHER AND THEN BY STANDARD IN ALPHA-NUMERIC ORDER]
9Was there a proposed rule published for this rulemaking? yes/no – if yes, include FR citation and FR doc # ____________________
Did the proposed rule contain regulatory text? yes/no
Does the IBR in this draft rule generally match* the proposed rule? yes/no
*if the publications are the same or are different versions of the publications in the proposed rule, then the draft rule generally matches.
[if no, briefly explain the difference, e.g. added/removed publication(s); no IBR in proposed rule; etc.]
Please contact [INSERT NAME] of my staff at [TELEPHONE NUMBER] or by email at [INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS] if you have any questions.