Negotiated Rulemaking (Documents)

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For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-85-5

 

Negotiations among persons representing diverse interests have proven to be effective in some cases in developing proposals for agency rules. In 1982, the Administrative Conference of the United States...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-82-4

 

The complexity of government regulation has increased greatly compared to that which existed when the Administrative Procedure Act was enacted, and this complexity has been accompanied by a formalization...

In September 1995, the Administrative Conference published the second edition of its Negotiated Rulemaking Sourcebook. The Sourcebook was designed to be a handbook and reference manual intended primarily for use by federal agencies interested in improving their rulemaking procedures. This publication included guidance on whether negotiated rulemaking is appropriate for...

Legislation authorizing and encouraging appropriate use of negotiated rulemaking was first enacted in 1990 (Public Law 101-648), but with a sunset provision.  The Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-320) made the Congressional endorsement of the process permanent.