Office of the Chairman Files Comments with EU Ombudsman

On August 28, 2014, ACUS’s Office of the Chairman filed a comment with the EU Ombudsman in connection with an inquiry concerning potential reforms to the composition and operation of EU expert advisory groups.  ACUS Attorney Advisors Emily S. Bremer and Reeve T. Bull drafted a comment that highlighted “lessons learned” in the U.S. advisory committee process, which is operated in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (“FACA”).  Among other things, they emphasized the extensive opportunities for public input in the U.S. system and the transparency and balance requirements of FACA.  The comment calls upon insights from a number of ACUS recommendations, including those on FACA reform, international regulatory cooperation, e-rulemaking, and ex parte communications.  To read the comment that was filed, please click here.

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