A Survey of Federal Agency Rulemakers’ Attitudes About E-Rulemaking
Jeffrey S. Lubbers
American University - Washington College of Law
January 22, 2010
Administrative Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 1, 2010
American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2010-04
Drawing on a survey of U.S. civil servants engaged in developing regulations across a wide variety of agencies, this chapter analyzes how bureaucrats in key positions view the impact on their work of “electronic rulemaking” – that is, the creation of online opportunities for members of the public to comment on proposed administrative regulations. There is strong evidence that rulemakers appreciate the value of new technologies for public participation purposes and for internal administration and coordination functions, but less evidence that they see the utility of e-rulemaking for improving the quality of administrative rules.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 36
Keywords: rulemaking, e-rulemaking, administrative law
JEL Classification: K23
Date posted: January 25, 2010 ; Last revised: March 3, 2010
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