55th Plenary Session

55th Plenary Session
  • December 8, 2011 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
  • December 8, 2011 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
  • December 9, 2011 - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Main Conference Room, Three Lafayette Centre
1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581
  • 55th Plenary Session
December 8, 2011 - 8:00 am EST
December 8, 2011 - 2:00 pm EST
December 9, 2011 - 9:00 am EST

Research Projects

Recommendation 2011-6 – International Regulatory Cooperation addresses how U.S. regulators can interact with foreign authorities to accomplish their domestic regulatory missions and eliminate unnecessary non-tariff barriers to trade. The recommendation includes proposals for enhanced cooperation and information gathering, more efficient deployment of limited resources, and better information exchanges.

Recommendation 2011-7 – The Federal Advisory Committee Act – Issues and Proposed Reforms addresses the administrative load imposed by Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and offers proposals to Congress, the General Services Administration, and agencies that use advisory committees, to alleviate certain procedural burdens associated with the existing regime, clarify the scope of the Act,...

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.