A new series of recommendations from ACUS will help agencies improve their use of virtual engagement in rulemakings.
The key to improving regulation rests with strengthening its capacity to reinforce productive cooperation.
Improving comment solicitation and fixing Regulations.gov will enhance access to the regulatory process.
Agencies should consider new tools to expand access to public opinion in the rulemaking process.
Regulators facing challenges such as climate change must balance obtaining public input with acting effectively.
Agencies must incorporate insights from marginalized communities to empower them.
By creating internal rules on rulemaking, agencies can increase underserved communities’ access and participation.
Public comments allow agencies to understand the perspectives of those who regulations are intended to benefit.
Experts explore how federal agencies can better include and serve marginalized communities.
What is lost when those with something to say join the mass comments bandwagon?
Alternative agency outreach methods can garner useful feedback and reduce pressure on the notice and comment process.
Agencies can welcome public participation while discouraging the submission of mass comments.