Rulemaking

Committee:

The Conference is studying procedures and best practices for managing ex parte contacts in the informal rulemaking process.  The study will first examine the propriety of ex parte communications during various stages of the rulemaking process and clarify the agencies’ legal obligations to preserve public participation rights and facilitate judicial review.  Second,  it will identify the challenges and issues, actual or potential, that may...

Committee:

The Conference is studying the use of petitions for rulemaking, their potential to improve responsiveness to citizen concerns, and best practices for facilitating submission and guiding agency responses.