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Open Recommendation

Social Media in Rulemaking

Summary

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.

Committee Draft 1 Regulatory Agenda - 1

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1|Unified Regulatory Agenda - 1

Proposal

5. Agency notifications regarding rulemakings should be tied to the Unified Regulatory Agenda, so that any addition or change to any item in the Unified Regulatory Agenda will trigger a notification via social media.

Read the relevant part of the Consultant's Report: The Unified Agenda

Comments1

Are we sure that the Agenda works so that an addition or change automatically triggers a notification -- or is it that the UA has this capacity and people can choose to be notified?
Or is the idea here that the agency will push out a notice to people who are already following the item when (among other things) there is a change in the UA?

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