FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Harry M. Seidman
Phone: 202. 480. 2085
Administrative Conference Announces Joint Initiative with American Bar Association to Publish Updated Federal Administrative Procedure Sourcebook
The Administrative Conference of the United States is pleased to announce a joint initiative with the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association. Beginning in 2019, the Conference and the Section will publish on the Conference’s website a continuously updated electronic edition of The Federal Administrative Procedure Sourcebook. The last edition of which was published in print by the Section in 2016.
The Sourcebook is an annotated compilation of the key legal sources—including the Administrative Procedure Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Congressional Review Act, and executive orders—governing nearly every aspect of administrative procedure. Pending publication of the revised edition, the Conference will highlight on its website significant developments (e.g., statutory amendments, executive orders, and cases) since the publication of the 2016 edition.
“This online sourcebook will be an indispensable resource for Congress, the federal courts, government agencies, researchers, and especially the American public,” said Matthew L. Wiener, the Conference’s Vice Chairman and Executive Director. “It will provide, for the first time, free and easy access in one place to the statutory and regulatory law governing federal agencies.”
The Conferences thanks the Section—in particular, its chair, John Cooney; its director, Anne Kiefer; and the editors of the 2016 edition, William Funk and Jeff Lubbers—for helping to bring this initiative to fruition.
The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research and providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for federal agency procedures. Its membership is composed of senior federal officials, academics, and other experts from the private sector. Except for the Chairman, all Conference Members are unpaid.
The Conference is committed to promoting effective public participation and efficiency in the rulemaking process by leveraging interactive technologies and encouraging open communication with the public as well as making improvements to the regulatory process by reducing unnecessary litigation, and improving the use of science and the effectiveness of applicable laws.
Learn more at www.acus.gov.