Public Comment

Public Engagement in Rulemaking

Agencies should work to expand public engagement efforts beyond notice and comment.

Improving Regulations.gov

Implementing ACUS recommendations would enhance access to rulemaking materials.

Guiding Agencies to Improve Transparency and Efficiency

Scholars analyze ACUS recommendations to improve efficiency, public access, and transparency in agency procedures.

Participatory Rulemaking in China Needs Even More Effort

Recent revisions to China’s administrative regulations will not guarantee effective public participation.

China Implements More Participatory Rulemaking Under Communist Party

New requirements such as notice-and-comment periods and public hearings should improve transparency.

Concluding Thoughts on Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Public’s Impact in Rulemaking

The Supreme Court’s decision in Michigan v. EPA illustrates that the public has a serious role to play in the rulemaking process.

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Reasoned Agency Decision-Making

Scalia recounts his role in challenging a SEC rule on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The Value of Public Participation in Rulemaking

Appearing before agencies affords the public an important opportunity to have a genuine impact on the law.

The Public’s Role in Administrative Law

Public participation in the rulemaking process serves a vital role in improving the law.

Does Extending a Comment Period Equal Regulatory Delay?

Study suggests a link between comment period extensions and delays in final rules.

Do Regulators Listen to the Public?

New study suggests agencies primarily listen to industry insiders in finalizing rules.