Posts Tagged: erulemaking

“Bureaucracy” – Iron Cage to Social Network

I hate word “bureaucracy” because it degrades public sector workers at all levels. For many reasons, countless pejorative metaphors, theories, and political actions about public sector workers have decorated the iron cage. Public sector staff can weave webs supporting real collaboration, see contacts outside the hierarchy and rules; they seek out connections with people who… Read more »

Regulations.gov: Remaking Public Participation

This announcement from the rom the eRulemaking Program Management Office comes from NCDD sustaining member Alexander Moll, Communication Specialist at the Environmental Protection Agency – eRulemaking Branch… WASHINGTON – In recent months, the eRulemaking Program, a Fed-wide E-Gov and Open Gov initiative, which manages Regulations.gov has met with various groups and organizations to discuss ways… Read more »

Coming Soon: The Re-launch of Regulations.gov

By Alex Moll, Communications Officer, eRulemaking Program Management Office Next week, the eRulemaking Program Management Office (PMO) will release the first installment in a series of website developments scheduled over the course of 2012 as part of a redesign of Regulations.gov. The substantial redesign aims to effectively re-launch Regulations.gov to meet the goals of Section… Read more »

ACUS Calls for ‘Reliable Comment Analysis Software’

In a recent series of recommendations, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), announced findings under the auspices of “Legal Considerations in e-Rulemaking,” from the Committee on Rulemaking. Having spent more than decade working on e-Rulemaking, I was curious to see what was at the top of their list. It was a relief to… Read more »

Jones on A User Registration System for Regulations.gov

Gregory D. Jones has published a comment entitled Electronic Rulemaking in the New Age of Openness: Proposing a Voluntary Two-Tier Registration System for Regulations.gov, Administrative Law Review, v. 62, no. 4 (2010), pp. 1261-1286. Here is a summary: This Comment argues that a voluntary two-tiered registration system that acknowledges the role of interest groups in… Read more »

Malamud Appointed to ACUS

Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.Org and the Law.gov movement was sworn in Thursday as a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). ACUS advises the U.S. federal government on improving the federal regulatory and administrative law process, and particularly on eRulemaking and the Regulations.gov system. A recent profile highlighted Carl’s role in digitizing… Read more »

eRulemaking Conference @ Brookings: Audio and Slides Available

Audio and slides are available for the conference entitled: The Future of E-rulemaking: Promoting Public Participation and Efficiency, held 30 November 2010, at the Brookings Institution, in Washington, DC, USA. Speakers include: Chairman Paul Verkuil, Administrative Conference of the United States; Cass Sunstein, U.S. Office of Management and Budget; Darrell M. West, Governance Studies; Neil… Read more »

What Do Citizen Lawmakers Need to Know?

My new post on Slaw is entitled What Do Citizen Lawmakers Need to Know? The post explores the information needs of nonlawyer citizens who are engaged in online lawmaking, in contexts such as eRulemaking, eConsultation respecting proposed legislation or regulations, or legislative or constitutional referenda. The post is an initial attempt at addressing the question:… Read more »