Category Archives: Administrative Conference Update

Recommendations, Recommitted Actions, and Revised Rules (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Saturday, July 7, 2018@emilysbremer

If you’re looking for a little light poolside reading, check out the three new recommendations and other actions taken by ACUS at its 69th Plenary session last month.  The recommendations address the Paperwork Reduction Act, severability in judicial review of agency rulemaking, and electronic case management in adjudication.  In addition to adopting these recommendations, the Assembly recommitted […]

ICYMI: Regulatory Review Series on ACUS’s December 2017 Recommendations

by Emily Bremer — Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018@emilysbremer

In March, The Regulatory Review published an excellent series of opinion essays analyzing the five recommendations that the Administrative Conference of the United States adopted at its last Plenary session, held in December 2017.  I highlighted the new recommendations (and a rare separate statement) when they were published, but The Regulatory Review series delves much deeper.  In […]

New Meeting Dates and Materials for Spring 2018 Projects (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Monday, Mar. 26, 2018@emilysbremer

The Administrative Conference’s work on its spring projects is well underway.  In recent days, additional meeting dates, and new draft reports, draft recommendations, and written member comments have been posted for several of the projects under consideration.  These include: (1) an additional meeting for the project on Administrative Judges; (2) a new meeting date and draft […]

Spring 2018 Projects (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Monday, Mar. 5, 2018@emilysbremer

This week, the Administrative Conference of the United States will being spring committee meetings on a slate of new projects, including: (1) Administrative Judges; (2) Electronic Case Management in Adjudication; (3) Minimizing the Costs of Judicial Review; (4) Paperwork Reduction Act Efficiencies; and (5) Public Engagement in Rulemaking. The first four projects are targeted for completion at […]

Updated ACUS Summary of Recent Administrative Law Reform Bills

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018@chris_j_walker

The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) tracks the various regulatory reform bills on a pretty regular basis. This is a terrific resource for those interested in understanding the various proposals being considered in Congress. ACUS just posted an updated summary here. Here is the description of the project: In the last several sessions […]

A Rare Separate Statement (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018@emilysbremer

Last week, I highlighted ACUS’s five recently adopted recommendations, including Recommendation 2017-5, Agency Guidance Through Policy Statements.  It is noteworthy that this recommendation was accompanied by a rare separate statement, this one from ACUS Senior Fellow Professor Ronald M. Levin. Section 302.6(c)(1) of ACUS’s bylaws, which allows members to publish separate statements, provides that: A member who disagrees in whole or in […]

Five New Recommendations! (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018@emilysbremer

Start 2018 off right by reading the five new recommendations adopted by the Administrative Conference at its 68th Plenary session!  Although this was my first plenary session as an ACUS Public Member, it was my eleventh (!!) plenary session overall.  (I attended the other ten when I was on the ACUS staff.)  It was a genuine […]

A Busy 68th Plenary! (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017@emilysbremer

The Administrative Conference will host its 68th Plenary Session on December 14th and 15th, 2017.  It’s shaping up to be a busy one, with five proposed recommendations going before the Assembly for approval.  From the Federal Register notice, these recommendations address the following subjects: Plain Language in Regulatory Drafting. This proposed recommendation identifies tools and techniques agencies have used […]

Fall 2017 Projects (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Monday, Sept. 11, 2017@emilysbremer

The Administrative Conference of the United States will soon begin fall committee meetings on a slate of projects targeted for completion at the 68th annual plenary session, to be held in December.  These projects include: (1) Plain Language in Regulatory Drafting; (2) Agency Guidance; (3) Regulatory Waivers and Exemptions; and (4) Regulatory Experimentation.  A description (taken […]

Jonathan F. Mitchell Nominated to Serve as ACUS Chairman (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017@emilysbremer

The White House has just announced a slate of new nominations, including a new ACUS Chairman.  From the press release: Jonathan F. Mitchell of Washington to be Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States for a term of 5 years. Mr. Mitchell most recently served as a Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law […]