Public Engagement in Rulemaking

Recommendation 2018-7 – Public Engagement in Rulemaking offers strategies for agencies to enhance public engagement prior to and during informal rulemaking. It encourages agencies to invest resources in a way that maximizes the probability that rule-writers obtain high quality public information as early in the process as possible. It recommends expanding the use of requests for information and advance notices of proposed rulemaking, targeting outreach to individuals who might otherwise be unlikely to participate, and taking advantage of in-person engagement opportunities to solicit stakeholder input and support future informed participation.

Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2018-7, Public Engagement in Rulemaking, 84 Fed. Reg. 2139, 2146 (Feb. 6, 2019).

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Final Recommendation

  • Recommendation number: 2018-7
  • Adopted on: December 14, 2018
  • Committees: Rulemaking

Robust public participation is vital to the rulemaking process. By providing opportunities for public input and dialogue, agencies can obtain more comprehensive information, enhance the legitimacy and accountability of their decisions, and increase public support for their rules.[1] Agencies, however, often face challenges in involving a variety of affected interests and interested persons in the rulemaking process.

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Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
October 17, 2018 Meeting Agenda Rulemaking Agenda October 15, 2018 Download
October 5, 2018 Meeting Agenda Rulemaking Agenda September 21, 2018 Download
September 14, 2018 Meeting Agenda Rulemaking Agenda August 27, 2018 Download
April 27, 2018 Committee Meeting Agenda Rulemaking Agenda April 18, 2018 Download
Modes of Public Engagement Rulemaking Appendix August 24, 2018 Download
October 8, 2018 Comment from Michael Herz Rulemaking Member Comment October 9, 2018 Download
October 4, 2018 Comment from Cynthia Farina Rulemaking Member Comment October 4, 2018 Download
September 13, 2018 Comment from Adam White Rulemaking Member Comment September 13, 2018 Download
September 13, 2018 Comment from Cynthia Farina Rulemaking Member Comment September 13, 2018 Download
Comment from Government Member Carol Ann Siciliano Rulemaking Member Comment December 7, 2018 Download
April 27, 2018 Committee Meeting Slides Rulemaking Outline April 26, 2018 Download
September 13, 2018 Comment from Michael Sant'Ambrogio and Glen Staszewski Rulemaking Public Comment September 13, 2018 Download
Public Engagement Draft Recommendation for Oct. 17, 2018 Committee Meeting Rulemaking Recommendation October 15, 2018 Download
Public Engagement Draft Recommendation for Oct. 5, 2018 Committee Meeting Rulemaking Recommendation September 21, 2018 Download
Public Engagement Draft Recommendation for Sept. 14, 2018 Committee Meeting Rulemaking Recommendation September 10, 2018 Download
Public Engagement in Rulemaking Rulemaking Recommendation December 20, 2018 Download
Public Engagement Proposed Recommendation for Plenary Session Rulemaking Recommendation December 10, 2018 Download
Public Engagement Proposed Recommendation for Plenary Session Redlined Rulemaking Recommendation December 10, 2018 Download
Public Engagement Proposed Recommendation from Committee Rulemaking Recommendation October 29, 2018 Download
Public Engagement in Rulemaking Draft Report Rulemaking Report August 24, 2018 Download
Public Engagement in Rulemaking Final Report Rulemaking Report November 19, 2018 Download
Public Engagement in Rulemaking RFP RFP August 14, 2017 Download

Committee Meetings & Events

April 27, 2018 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

April 27, 2018 - 1:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States
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