Upgrades to Regulations.gov Announced

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Agency’s updates aim to make government transparency website easier to use.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which manages the U.S. interagency eRulemaking Program, announced yesterday that it has implemented several new upgrades to Regulations.gov, the government-wide portal for regulatory docket information.  Some of the changes include:

  • a new rotating panel of images and video clips offering a preview to the latest Web site changes
  • a dashboard of regulatory documents housed on Regulations.gov
  • a new A-Z index of rules and proposed rules categorized by topic
  • instructional video-clips highlighting site functions
  • improvements to the site’s homepage and search wizard

Users who have comments on the design and functionality of Regulations.gov can also participate in an online forum that EPA has established.  Background information about e-rulemaking can be found at E-Rulemaking.org, the Penn Program on Regulation’s  website on the use of information technology in the regulatory process.