Agency Innovations in E-Rulemaking

  • Recommendation number: 2011-8
  • Adopted on: December 9, 2011
  • Publication Date: December 9, 2011
  • Committees: Rulemaking
  • Tags: E-Rulemaking

Recommendation 2011-8, “Agency Innovations in E-Rulemaking,” addresses how Federal agency rulemaking can be improved by better use of Internet-based technologies. The recommendation proposes ways agencies can make rulemaking information, including open dockets, comment policies, and materials from completed rulemakings, more accessible electronically. The recommendation also addresses the issue of improving e-rulemaking participation by those who have historically faced barriers to access, including non-English speakers, users of low-bandwidth Internet connections and individuals with disabilities.


77 Fed. Reg. 2264 (Jan. 17, 2012).