Definitions for "Notice of Proposed Rulemaking"
After reviewing comments from the public in response to an NOI, or as the first step in the rulemaking process, the FCC may issue an NPRM containing proposed changes to the FCC's rules and requesting public comment on these proposals. All NPRMs must include statements describing in detail the impact of the proposed rules change on small business.
FERC proposal issued with the intent of changing or establishing a FERC rule.
Proposed rules in NPRM or ANPRM form are submitted by federal agencies in public dockets so that interested parties can comment on the rules agencies are formulating before a final rule is passed.