Rulemaking Comments Recommendation Passes

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This recommendation, "Rulemaking Comments," passed at the 54th plenary session of the Administrative Conference of the United States, considers a variety of issues related to the comment phase of notice and comment rulemaking that are independent of whether the comments are paper or electronic.  The recommendation provides guidance on these issues, such as comments, and the use of reply comment periods.  This comment improves rulemaking comment processes in such a way that enhances public participation and the quality of comments received. The final recommendation will be posted on line as soon as possible.