Information Session for Members of the Public on the Rulemaking Process under the Administrative Procedure Act

On January 25, 2022, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) will host a public information session on the rulemaking process under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).

This two-hour public information session provides the basic principles of regulations and the APA. Taught by OAL attorneys, students will learn about OAL and its role, how to participate in the rulemaking process, when an agency needs to adopt regulations, how regulations are adopted, and the underground regulation petition process. This special information session is specifically focused on assisting the public in understanding the APA. Employees of state agencies interested in learning about rulemaking can sign up for OAL’s 3-Day Rulemaking Training or Underground Regulations Training by clicking the “Training” tab above.   

Attendees may participate via Microsoft Teams online meeting platform or telephone conferencing. To register and receive a link to the meeting and call-in information via email in advance of the session please email with your Name and Email Address and use the subject line “Public Information Session”.  As a reasonable ADA accommodation, limited in person seating may be available in the OAL Training Room, 300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1210, Sacramento, CA 95814. Attendees must comply with all COVID-19 safety protocols. Please note in your email if an accommodation is requested.


Contact OAL

Office of Administrative Law
300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1250
Sacramento, CA 95814-4339

Phone: (916) 323-6225
CALNET: (916) 473-6225
Fax: (916) 323-6826

Reference Attorney
Voicemail Line: (916) 323-6815

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