Rulemaking

Public Input in the People’s House

Public Input in the People’s House

Congress should use notice-and-comment rulemaking as a model for public input in the legislative process.

Contractors in Rulemaking

Contractors in Rulemaking

Guidance from ACUS seeks to help agencies craft policies guiding their use of contractors in the rulemaking process.

Agency General Counsels, Beware

Agency General Counsels, Beware

Federal agencies can face legal risk if they only provide constructive notice of regulatory changes through publication and FOIA “availability.”

Land Use Regulation and Residential Segregation

Land Use Regulation and Residential Segregation

Policymakers must address how local governments have created segregation through their policy choices.

Regulatory Engagement is Due for an Upgrade

Regulatory Engagement is Due for an Upgrade

Improving comment solicitation and fixing Regulations.gov will enhance access to the regulatory process.

Reimagining the Public’s Role in Agency Rulemaking

Reimagining the Public’s Role in Agency Rulemaking

Congress should tailor the notice-and-comment process for more meaningful public participation.

Creating an Administrative System for All

Creating an Administrative System for All

Experts explore how federal agencies can better include and serve marginalized communities.

Improving the Process of Rulemaking

Improving the Process of Rulemaking

The OECD analyzes the progress of regulatory frameworks in member countries.

Taking Hearing Aids Over the Counter

Taking Hearing Aids Over the Counter

FDA proposes a new rule to permit the purchase of hearing aids without a prescription.

“Rollback Whiplash” and a Two-Year Presidency

“Rollback Whiplash” and a Two-Year Presidency

Scholars argue that rollback tools mean Presidents must act fast to implement lasting policy.

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.

Mass Comments in Administrative Rulemaking

Mass Comments in Administrative Rulemaking

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