............Home      |      Client Comments & References   |     Bio    |      Contact Info
 

Rulemaking Services, LLC is a Maryland-based small business. All work is provided by Thomas O. Gessel. Before Mr. Gessel started Rulemaking Services, LLC, he drafted the current edition of the Reg Map. Now, as the sole provider of services at Rulemaking Services, LLC, he drafts rulemaking documents, prepares rulemaking handbooks, and teaches rulemaking courses.

 

Mr. Gessel drafts proposed rules, final rules, interim final rules, notices, and other rulemaking documents for Federal agencies.

He is having considerable success based on the following key factors:

  • He is an expert drafter who understands the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act and all of the other authorities that concern rulemaking, and
  • He work directly with agency officials to produce documents that accurately reflect agency thinking.

His expertise and working methods enable his clients to present documents that:

  • Meet the expectations of reviewers,
  • Are easily understood by headquarters officials, field staff, and the affected community, and
  • Are finished on time. 

.................................................................................................

Handbook for Developing Rulemaking Documents

Mr. Gessel has prepared a prototype Handbook that can be tailored for specific agency groups to provide instructions in “cookbook style” for developing rulemaking documents. Contact Mr. Gessel to learn about how the prototype handbook can be tailored to meet your agency needs.

For those involved in Federal rulemaking activities, Mr. Gessel conducts a two-day course captioned "Informal Rulemaking - How to Make It Work For You."  It is the most effective tool on the market for improving skills and increasing productivity.  Course topics include:

  • Understanding the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act,
  • Using the different types of rulemaking documents,
  • Preparing rule text,
  • Preparing the "basis and purpose" portion of the preamble, and
  • Understanding when statutes and executive orders require the preparation of analyses.

Contact Mr. Gessel for times and places for open enrollment courses.

Also, contact Mr. Gessel if you are interested in having him present his rulemaking course to your agency group. He will be happy to include agency documents in the drafting exercises and otherwise tailor the course to meet specific agency needs.

...................................................................................................

Reg Map

Mr. Gessel drafted the current edition of the Reg Map which is used by government officials, law schools students, and others to understand rulemaking requirements.  A link to the Reg Map can be found on the GSA regulatory website at www.reginfo.gov. Mr. Gessel drafted the Reg Map while an employee of ICF Consulting. 

 

...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

If you are interested in learning more about our services, please contact Thomas O. Gessel by telephone at (301) 317-9791 or by email at .


Home
| Client Comments & References | Bio | Contact Info

© 2016
Rulemaking Services, LLC