DOT created its Rulemaking Management System to help track the Department’s rulemaking; allow for electronic submission, storage, and coordination of those documents; and provide the ability to automatically generate reports based on the data stored in the system.
The system allows DOT to more closely and effectively monitor all of its rulemakings and deadlines, to automatically generate a variety of internal status reports, substantive reports for meetings, public reports, and the Regulatory Agenda and Plan. It eliminates the need for large numbers of copies of lengthy rulemaking and supporting documents. It is accessible via the intranet to all who need the information; with the inherent transparency of who has what for how long, etc., helps ensure more expedited handling.
Once the management system is accessible on the intranet, it also eliminates the need to have duplicate records, ensures consistent data, and allows for easy preparation of many valuable reports.