The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. Subchapter II), Pub.L. 79–404, 60 Stat. 237, enacted June 11, 1946, is the United States federal statute that governs the way in which administrative agencies of the federal government of the United States may propose and establish regulations. The APA also sets up a process for the United States federal courts to directly review agency decisions. It is one of the most important pieces of United States administrative law. The Act became law in 1946. FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: A BRIEF OVERVIEW, By Richard J. McKinney, Assistant Law Librarian, Federal Reserve Board, May 2010 Presentation to LLSDC Librarians, Last revised May 21, 2013.