Improving Notice of Regulatory Changes

Recommendation 2022-2, Improving Notice of Regulatory Changes — offers best practices for agencies to ensure that members of the public receive effective notice of regulatory changes, focusing especially on the needs of parties with limited resources to monitor agency actions. It recommends that agencies consider a variety of possible strategies for improving notice of regulatory changes, including providing updates on agency websites, allowing the public to sign up for electronic notifications, announcing updates via email distribution lists, and coordinating with organizations that can provide updates to their members.

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Final Recommendation

  • Recommendation number: 2022-2
  • Adopted on: June 16, 2022
  • Committees: Regulation

Each year federal agencies issue hundreds of thousands of pages of legislative rules, guidance documents, adjudicative orders, notices, and other materials that affect administrative programs. Although the law generally requires these materials to be made publicly available,[1] individuals and organizations often lack the resources or expertise to track and understand regulatory changes that might affect them. This is particularly...

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
Agenda for Committee Meeting 2 (4/22/2022) in Improving Notice of Regulatory Changes Regulation Agenda April 21, 2022 Download
Agenda for Committee Meeting 1 (4/8/2022) in Improving Notice of Regulatory Changes Regulation Agenda April 8, 2022 Download
Comment from Public Member Jack M. Beermann Regulation Member Comment June 9, 2022 Download
Comment from Special Counsel Jeffrey S. Lubbers Regulation Member Comment June 8, 2022 Download
Comment From Acting Chairman Matthew L. Wiener (April 21, 2022) Regulation Member Comment April 21, 2022 Download
Comment From Senior Fellow Daniel R. Levinson (April 7, 2022) Regulation Member Comment April 7, 2022 Download
Improving Notice of Regulatory Changes Regulation Recommendation June 28, 2022 Download
Plenary Redline for Improving Notice of Regulatory Changes Regulation Recommendation June 13, 2022 Download
Plenary Clean for Improving Notice of Regulatory Changes Regulation Recommendation June 3, 2022 Download
Proposed Recommendation From Committee - Improving Notice of Regulatory Changes Regulation Recommendation May 10, 2022 Download
Draft Recommendation for Improving Notice of Regulatory Changes (April 19, 2022) Regulation Recommendation April 19, 2022 Download
Draft Recommendation for Improving Notice of Regulatory Changes (April 1, 2022) Regulation Recommendation April 1, 2022 Download
Providing Effective Notice of Significant Regulatory Changes Final Report Regulation Report May 17, 2022 Download
Draft Report on Providing Effective Notice of Significant Regulatory Changes (March 25, 2022) Regulation Report March 25, 2022 Download
Providing Effective Notice of Regulatory Changes Final Preliminary Report Report January 28, 2022 Download

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