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Recommendation 2011-8 – Agency Innovations in e-Rulemaking addresses ways in which agency innovations and best practices can engage the public in rulemaking activities at low cost to the government.  

Recommendation 2014-3Guidance in the Rulemaking Process identifies best practices for agencies when providing guidance in preambles to final rules.  It suggests ways that agencies can improve the drafting and presentation of these preambles, including making it easier to identify any guidance content.  The recommendation also urges agencies to ensure that... read more


Recommendation 2011-1 – Legal Considerations in e-Rulemaking addresses legal issues associated with e-rulemaking and recommends best practices in dealing with them.  These include whether agencies can require electronic filing, how they should address copyright and privacy concerns, whether and under what framework they can solicit comments through social media, and... read more

Recommendation 2012-4 – Paperwork Reduction Act addresses a variety of issues that have arisen since the Act was last revised in 1995, including those arising from the emergence of new technologies. The proposal offers suggestions for improving public engagement in the review of information collection requests and for making the process more efficient for the agencies... read more


Recommendation 2010-1 – Regulatory Preemption addresses agency procedures for determining whether to preempt state law.  The recommendation presents best practices by federal agencies in implementing the requirements of Executive Order 13132 and the President’s May 2009 memorandum governing agency preemption of state law, including procedures for securing meaningful... read more