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Recommendation 2011-8 – Agency Innovations in e-Rulemaking addresses how Federal agency rulemaking can be improved by better use of Internet-based technologies. The recommendation proposes ways agencies can make rulemaking information, including open dockets, comment policies, and materials from completed rulemakings, more accessible electronically. The recommendation... read more


Recommendation 2010-1 – Agency Procedures for Considering Preemption of State Law 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... read more

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 provides guidance on issues that have arisen in light of the change from paper to electronic rulemaking procedures. It recommends that agencies (1) consider using content analysis software to reduce the need for agency staff to spend time reading identical or nearly identical comments, (2) provide timely,... 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 recommendation offers suggestions for improving public engagement in the review of information collection requests and for making the process more efficient for... read more