Negotiated Rulemaking and Other Options for Public Engagement

Recommendation 2017-2 – Negotiated Rulemaking and Other Options for Public Engagement offers best practices to agencies for choosing among several possible methods—among them negotiated rulemaking—for engaging the public in agency rulemakings. It also offers best practices to agencies that choose negotiated rulemaking on how to structure their processes to enhance the probability of success.

Recommended Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2017-2, Negotiated Rulemaking and Other Options for Public Engagement82 Fed. Reg. 31040 (July 5, 2017).

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Negotiated Rulemaking and Other Options for Public Engagement

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2017-2
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Since the enactment of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) in 1946, public input has been an integral component of informal rulemaking.  The public comment process gives agencies access to information that supports the development of quality rules and arguably enhances the democratic accountability of federal agency rulemaking.  As early as the 1960s, however, many agencies reporte

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Negotiated Rulemaking Draft Report Rulemaking Report Download Negotiated Rulemaking Draft Report
March 23, 2017 Committee on Rulemaking Meeting Agenda Rulemaking Agenda Download March 23, 2017 Committee on Rulemaking Meeting Agenda
Negotiated Rulemaking Draft Recommendation Rulemaking Recommendation Download Negotiated Rulemaking Draft Recommendation
April 13, 2017 Committee on Rulemaking Meeting Agenda Rulemaking Agenda Download April 13, 2017 Committee on Rulemaking Meeting Agenda
Negotiated Rulemaking Revised Draft Recommendation Rulemaking Recommendation Download Negotiated Rulemaking Revised Draft Recommendation
Negotiated Rulemaking Proposed Recommendation from Committee Rulemaking Recommendation Download Negotiated Rulemaking Proposed Recommendation from Committee
Negotiated Rulemaking (Proposed Recommendation) Rulemaking Recommendation Download Negotiated Rulemaking (Proposed Recommendation)
Negotiated Rulemaking (Final Report) Rulemaking Report Download Negotiated Rulemaking (Final Report)
Negotiated Rulemaking (Proposed Recommendation-Redline) Rulemaking Recommendation Download Negotiated Rulemaking (Proposed Recommendation-Redline)
Negotiated Rulemaking and Other Options for Public Engagement Rulemaking Recommendation Download Negotiated Rulemaking and Other Options for Public Engagement
Negotiated Rulemaking and Other Options for Public Engagement Fact Sheet Rulemaking Fact Sheet Download Negotiated Rulemaking and Other Options for Public Engagement Fact Sheet
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