Tag Archives: Rulemaking

Oct. 5 Event: Mass and Fake Rulemaking Comments (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018@emilysbremer

If you’re in the DC area this week, ACUS and the Administrative Law Review are co-hosting an interesting forum on Mass and Fake Comments in Agency Rulemaking.  From ACUS’s Administrative Fix blog, here’s a summary of the subjects to be discussed: When agencies propose new regulations, the Administrative Procedure Act requires that they provide interested […]

Shortcuts in the Process of Issuing or Repealing Rules, by Richard J. Pierce, Jr.

by Guest Blogger — Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

An agency cannot issue, amend, or rescind a legislative rule without first conducting a notice and comment proceeding (N&C) unless it can find an applicable exemption from the N&C procedure. The N&C process has become so lengthy and resource-intensive that agencies are increasingly desperate to find an applicable exception. Moreover, Congress sometimes shares agencies’ frustration […]

How Agencies Should Communicate During Notice-and-Comment Rulemaking

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

As Elizabeth Porter and Kathryn Watts noted in their contribution to this symposium on how agencies communicate (as well as Michael Herz in his contribution), federal agencies have begun to utilize social media and other channels to explain and promote their preferred regulatory outcomes. Sometimes such communications take place during the public comment period on […]

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 […]

New Legislation Might Actually Improve Rulemaking—Here’s How, by Bruce Kraus

by Guest Blogger — Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Both the NYT and Connor Raso’s post below warn darkly of rumored new regulatory reform legislation. But any new bill will be a breath of fresh air, compared to its archly-partisan predecessor, the Financial Regulatory Responsibility Act of 2011. Connor and I roundly denounced the FFRA in the SSRN draft of our Rational Boundaries article. […]