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Social media offers new opportunities for engaging the public. ACUS is working on recommendations about social media in rulemaking, based on a Consultant's Report by Professor Michael Herz of Cardozo School of Law. You can follow, and be part of, this process here.

An initial draft of the recommendations was open for public discussion until November 6, when the Committee on Rulemaking considered possible changes. This meeting produced a revised draft. You'll able to review and discuss Committee Draft 2 here until the Committee's next meeting on November 13. All the Committee's changes will be in the Plenary Draft, to be debated at the 59th ACUS Plenary Session on December 5. You'll be able to review and discuss the Plenary Draft here until November 27 . Comments and discussion on RecommendationRoom will be part of what ACUS considers when deciding to adopt final recommendations, along with comments submitted to ACUS on their project page.

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Social Media in Rulemaking

Since we are not giving any guidance on what "appropriate" means, wouldn't it be better to frame the recommendation more like: Agencies that have ex parte contact policies for information rulemaking [...] See full comment

Social Media in Rulemaking

These tools are so common in social media applications that I think it's a good idea to call the agency's attention to the problem they can pose. Agencies shouldn't be encouraging people to particip [...] See full comment