A Survey of Federal Agency Rulemakers’ Attitudes About E-Rulemaking

36 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2010 Last revised: 1 Sep 2015

Jeffrey S. Lubbers

American University - Washington College of Law

Date Written: January 22, 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords: rulemaking, e-rulemaking, administrative law

JEL Classification: K23

Suggested Citation

Lubbers, Jeffrey S., A Survey of Federal Agency Rulemakers’ Attitudes About E-Rulemaking (January 22, 2010). Administrative Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 1, 2010; American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2010-04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1540752

Jeffrey S. Lubbers (Contact Author)

American University - Washington College of Law ( email )

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United States

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