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The Administrative Conference’s Recommendation 73-1, Adverse Agency Publicity examines statements made by an agency or its personnel which invite public attention to an agency’s action and which may adversely affect persons identified therein. This recommendation was produced in an era where adverse publicity was used as a primary method of enforcement by some agencies.

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This project will develop best practices, as well as facility and technology guidelines for use of video teleconferencing in administrative hearings and related proceedings.  For agencies already conducting hearings by video teleconferencing, this project will provide them with considerations for updating their technological platforms and improving their hearing environments, with an eye to facilitating future change as technology advances....

Background Information: One of the Conference’s most important prior achievements was its role in encouraging federal agencies to make use of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”).

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The Conference is studying the use of petitions for rulemaking, their potential to improve responsiveness to citizen concerns, and best practices for facilitating submission and guiding agency responses.  The Conference last visited this subject in Recommendation 86-6, Petitions for Rulemaking.

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Periodic review of existing federal regulations is essential to a well-functioning regulatory system.  Such reviews, among other things, are an essential tool for ensuring that existing regulations meet regulatory objectives without imposing undue burdens, that they have not been rendered obsolete by changing technology or market conditions, and that they do not require modification to address newly-identified regulatory...

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Since 1983, the Regulatory Information Service Center within the General Services Administration has published the Unified Agenda, which is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of upcoming regulatory and deregulatory actions by all federal agencies.