ACUS initiatives promote efficiency, participation, and fairness in the administration of federal programs, and this winter, we’ve been busy revising and publishing several of our sourcebooks on administrative procedure.
On February 6, ACUS launched a new web-based edition of the Federal Administrative Procedure Sourcebook in a joint initiative with the ABA’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. The Sourcebook provides government agencies, Congress, the courts, researchers, and the American public with an easy-to-use, easy-to-access guide to the statutes and regulations that drive federal administrative procedure and practice.
The Sourcebook contains chapters on 19 of the most important statutes governing administrative procedure, including the Administrative Procedure Act, the Equal Access to Justice Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Paperwork Reduction Act, and the Privacy Act. It also includes separate chapters on judicial review of agency action; congressional review of agency rulemaking, including the Congressional Review Act; and White House orders, bulletins, and memoranda.
Each chapter provides an overview of its subject with links to key statutory provisions and agencies’ implementing regulations. Each chapter also includes links to related ACUS recommendations and a bibliography of helpful secondary sources.
ACUS maintains the Sourcebook as a continuously updated online resource. Our staff attorneys monitor significant developments in administrative law and add new resources as they become available.