Why did the Department of Labor issue an Interim Final Rule (IFR)?

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Why did the Department of Labor issue an Interim Final Rule (IFR)?

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A – As part of the amendment, the Department of Labor (DOL) was directed to prescribe regulations necessary to administer the new Part E program within 210 days of the amendment’s enactment. To accomplish this goal, DOL had to issue an IFR. DOL met the Congressional mandate to prescribe regulations and begin full implementation within 210 days of the amendment’s enactment.