ACUS

Mass Comments’ Opportunity Costs

Mass Comments’ Opportunity Costs

What is lost when those with something to say join the mass comments bandwagon?

Democracy, Rulemaking, and Outpourings of Comments

Democracy, Rulemaking, and Outpourings of Comments

Scholars and policymakers should recognize the democratic benefits of public comments.

Managing Mass Comment “Supply” by Reducing “Demand”

Managing Mass Comment “Supply” by Reducing “Demand”

Alternative agency outreach methods can garner useful feedback and reduce pressure on the notice and comment process.

Mass Comments Should Be Discouraged

Mass Comments Should Be Discouraged

ACUS should discourage the submission of mass comments in the notice and comment rulemaking process.

Preventing Mass Comment Wars

Preventing Mass Comment Wars

Agencies can welcome public participation while discouraging the submission of mass comments.

Mass Comments and the Revival of Apolitical Expertise

Mass Comments and the Revival of Apolitical Expertise

Mass comments policy should consider agencies’ roles as apolitical policymakers.

Mass Comments in Administrative Rulemaking

Mass Comments in Administrative Rulemaking

Experts consider the value of mass comment campaigns during notice-and-comment rulemaking.

Virtual Hearings in Agency Adjudication

Virtual Hearings in Agency Adjudication

ACUS assesses the changing landscape of how agencies use new technologies to hold hearings.

Increasing Early, Transparent Consideration of Regulatory Alternatives

Increasing Early, Transparent Consideration of Regulatory Alternatives

Agencies can do more to disclose input on regulatory alternatives during notice-and-comment processes.

Improving the Management of Public Comments in a Digital Age

Improving the Management of Public Comments in a Digital Age

ACUS recommends best practices for how agencies manage mass, computer-generated, and falsely attributed public comments.

Improving Participation, Impact, and Fairness in the Administrative State

Improving Participation, Impact, and Fairness in the Administrative State

ACUS issues new recommendations to enhance administrative governance.

Improving Agency Litigation Webpages

Improving Agency Litigation Webpages

A new ACUS recommendation emphasizes how agencies can increase public access to litigation information.