Ex Parte Communications (Recommendations)

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For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-77-3

 

In Recommendation 72-5 the Conference expressed the view that, generally, agency rulemaking is preferably carried out through the simple, flexible and efficient procedures of 5 U.S.C. § 553. That statute...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-72-8

 

A critical part of the mission of the Administrative Conference is to study the processes of government to assure the full protection of the rights of private citizens, including the rights of...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-71-7

 

The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to hold a formal evidentiary hearing in connection with promulgation of certain types of rules of general...

This draft recommendation, Ex Parte Communications in Informal Rulemaking, will be discussed at the Committee on Rulemaking's April 10, 2014 meeting.

This Proposed Recommendation on "Ex Parte" Communications in Informal Rulemaking was approved by the Committee on Rulemaking and will be considered by the Assembly at the 60th Plenary Session on June 5-6, 2014.

This redline shows proposed amendments to the Ex Parte Communications in Informal Rulemaking Recommendation for consideration at the 60th Plenary Session.

Informal communications between agency personnel and individual members of the public have traditionally been an important and valuable aspect of informal rulemaking proceedings conducted under section 4 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. § 553. Borrowing terminology from the judicial context, these communications are often referred to as “ex parte” contacts....