Tag Archives: ACUS

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 […]

Upcoming Event on Regulatory Benefit-Cost Analysis (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017@emilysbremer

If you’re going to be in the DC area on September 29 and are interested in benefit-cost analysis, here’s the event for you!  The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA), and the GWU Regulatory Studies Center are co-sponsoring an afternoon of discussion on New Developments in Regulatory Benefit-Cost […]

Attention AdLaw Practitioners: ACUS Is Hiring an Attorney Advisor!

by Chris Walker — Monday, July 24, 2017@chris_j_walker

From the ACUS website: ATTORNEY ADVISOR POSITION The Conference encourages lawyers who may be interested in serving as an attorney advisor to send a brief letter, accompanied by a resume and transcript (official or unofficial), expressing their interest and identifying the approximate date on which they would be available to start. The ideal candidate would […]

ACUS Adopts Two Recommendations at the 67th Plenary (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Friday, June 30, 2017@emilysbremer

At its 67th Plenary Session, held Friday, June 16th, the Assembly of the Administrative Conference adopted two new recommendations: Recommendation 2017-1, Adjudication Materials on Agency Websites and Recommendation 2017-2, Negotiated Rulemaking and Other Options for Public Engagement.  As described on ACUS’s website: Recommendation 2017-1, Adjudication Materials on Agency Websites provides guidance regarding the online dissemination of administrative […]

Mortazavi on Computer Analysis of Rulemaking Comments (AdLaw Bridge Series)

by Emily Bremer — Friday, June 23, 2017@emilysbremer

Technology has promised big benefits for public participation in notice-and comment rulemaking, but it has also presented new challenges for agencies.  For example, as the number of rulemaking comments has increased, so too has the administrative burden of reviewing those comments.  Can an agency use computer software to help ease this burden while still discharging its obligations under the APA?  Melissa Mortazavi addresses […]

ACUS and Proactive Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, by Dan Sheffner

by Guest Blogger — Friday, June 9, 2017

While much scholarly and public attention is paid to the Freedom of Information Act’s (FOIA) request-driven model of disclosure, less well known is the statute’s requirement that agencies publicly disclose certain government records without waiting for a request from the public.  Federal agencies must “make available for public inspection in an electronic format” specific types […]

Save the Date for the 67th Plenary (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Saturday, June 3, 2017@emilysbremer

The Administrative Conference of the United States will hold its 67th Annual Plenary Session on Friday, June 16th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The Assembly will consider proposed recommendations on two subjects.  From the Federal Register notice: Adjudication Materials on Agency Web sites. This proposed recommendation provides guidance regarding the online dissemination of administrative […]

Spring Meeting Dates on Marketable Permits (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017@emilysbremer

The Administrative Conference has announced new committee meeting dates for another of its spring projects, all of which I recently previewed.  The new dates are as follows: The Committee on Regulation will meet to discuss the Marketable Permits project on Tuesday, March 28 at 2 pm and Thursday, April 13 at 2 pm. Please also note that the […]

New Spring Meeting Dates Announced (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017@emilysbremer

The Administrative Conference has announced new committee meeting dates for one of its spring projects, which I recently previewed.  The new dates are as follows: The Committee on Rulemaking will meet to discuss the Negotiated Rulemaking project on Thursday, March 23 at 9:30 am and Thursday, April 13 at 9:30 am. If you would like […]