"Federal regulation...is one of the basic tools of government used to implement public policy...Regulations generally start with an act of Congress, and are the means by which statutes are implemented and specific requirements are established."
Carey, M.P. (2013). The federal rulemaking process: An overview. (CRS Report No. RL32240). Retrieved from Congressional Research Service website: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32240.pdf