Social Media in Rulemaking

Recommendation 2013-5 – Social Media in Rulemaking addresses the various policy and legal issues agencies face when using social media in rulemaking.  The study examined whether and when agencies should use social media to support rulemaking activities.  It also seeks to identify relevant issues, define applicable legal and policy constraints on agency action, resolve legal uncertainty to the greatest extent possible, and encourage agencies to find appropriate and innovative ways to use social media to facilitate broader, more meaningful public participation in rulemaking activities.

Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2013-5, Social Media in Rulemaking78 Fed. Reg. 76269, 76269 (Dec. 17, 2013)

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Final Recommendation

  • Recommendation number: 2013-5
  • Adopted on: December 5, 2013
  • Committees: Rulemaking

In the last decade, the notice-and-comment rulemaking process has changed from a paper process to an electronic one.  Many anticipated that this transition to “e-Rulemaking”[1] would precipitate a “revolution,” making rulemaking not just more efficient, but also more broadly participatory, democratic, and dialogic.  But these grand hopes have not yet been realized.  Although notice-and-comment rulemaking is now conducted...

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
November 13, 2013 Meeting Agenda Rulemaking Agenda November 12, 2013 Download
November 6, 2013 Meeting Agenda Rulemaking Agenda November 1, 2013 Download
Committee on Rulemaking Meeting Agenda Rulemaking Agenda March 22, 2013 Download
Committee on Rulemaking Meeting Agenda Rulemaking Agenda November 14, 2012 Download
March 25, 2013 Meeting Minutes Rulemaking Meeting Minutes November 6, 2013 Download
Committee on Rulemaking Meeting Minutes Rulemaking Meeting Minutes November 14, 2012 Download
Committee on Rulemaking Meeting Minutes Draft Rulemaking Meeting Minutes March 21, 2012 Download
Siciliano Comments on the Draft Social Media Recommendation Rulemaking Member Comment November 4, 2013 Download
Social Media in Rulemaking Rulemaking Recommendation December 5, 2013 Download
Proposed Amendments to Social Media Recommendation Rulemaking Recommendation December 3, 2013 Download
Proposed Social Media Recommendation Rulemaking Recommendation November 15, 2013 Download
Revised Draft Social Media Recommendation Rulemaking Recommendation November 7, 2013 Download
Revised Draft Social Media Recommendation Redline Rulemaking Recommendation November 7, 2013 Download
Draft Social Media in Rulemaking Recommendation Rulemaking Recommendation October 24, 2013 Download
Final Social Media in Rulemaking Report Rulemaking Report November 21, 2013 Download
Social Media in Rulemaking First Draft Report Rulemaking Report March 15, 2013 Download
Social Media in Rulemaking RFP RFP June 8, 2012 Download

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