Assembly adopts two additional recommendations

The Assembly of the Administrative Conference of the United States today adopted two recommendations regarding FACA and Agency Innovations in Rulemaking. Review the debate and discussion on Twitter: www.twitter.com/acusgov #acusrecs. The Federal Advisory Committee Act — Innovations and Reform: This recommendation concerns FACA and agency practices under FACA. It recommends changes to alleviate procedural burdens imposed by FACA, clarifications to the scope of the Act, and changes to enhance transparency and objectivity in the use of FACA committees. Please refer inquiries to Reeve Bull at rbull@acus.gov. Agency Innovations in E-Rulemaking: Today, both the notice and the comments in a rulemaking proceeding may be electronic. This recommendation provides guidance to agencies regarding the use of their websites and other Internet tools to promote electronic rulemaking. Please refer inquiries to Emily Bremer at ebremer@acus.gov.