Administrative Conference Launches Electronic Edition of the Federal Administrative Procedure Sourcebook

Contact:  Harry M. Seidman

Administrative Conference Launches Electronic Edition of the Federal Administrative Procedure Sourcebook

ACUS is pleased to announce the launch of the continuously-updated electronic edition of the Federal Administrative Procedure Sourcebook. The Sourcebook is a joint initiative with the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association, which published the most recent editions of the Sourcebook.

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. The electronic edition provides ready access to many of the valuable sources highlighted in the Sourcebook and will be updated with significant developments, including statutory amendments and executive orders, and additional government documents, articles, and other sources as they become available.

“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, ACUS’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.”

ACUS thanks the Section—in particular, its Chair, the Hon. Judith S. Boggs, and Last Retiring Chair, John F. Cooney; its director, Anne Kiefer; and the editors of the 2016 edition, William Funk and Jeffrey Lubbers—for helping to bring this initiative to fruition.

About ACUS

ACUS 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 ACUS Members are unpaid.

ACUS 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. 

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