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August 16, 2013

Utah Receives Colborn Award for eRules Application

Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), has recognized the Utah Division of Administrative Rules as the 2013 Robert J. Colborn, Jr. award winner for its eRules application.  eRules is the application that state agencies use to file administrative rules, and that the Division uses to publish administrative rules information in
August 4, 2010

Federal Register 2.0

The Office of the Federal Register and the Government Printing Office have released the “Federal Register 2.0” website.  According to a National Archives press release, is “a new user-friendly version of the daily online Federal Register to encourage citizens to participate in the democratic process.”  The release of the new website on July 26, 2010, coincides with the 75th
September 7, 2006

Tools for Rules: Building a 21st Century Toolkit for Regulation Writers

*This announcement was originally posted to Harvard’s e-rulemaking ListServ on 09/07/2006. With Dr. Shulman’s permission, it is reposted here.* Join members of the eRulemaking Research Group ( ) to help test experimental human language tools designed to assist regulation writers who must review and address public comments. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the eRulemaking Research group has
October 15, 2004

E-rulemaking Stakeholders Report Issued

Notice provided over the E-rulemaking ListServ announces the availability of a new report. “The Internet Still Might (but Probably Won’t) Change Everything: Stakeholder Views on the Future of Electronic Rulemaking,” is “about the impact of modern information technology and the Internet on the federal rulemaking process.” Dr. Stuart W. Shulman, a professor at University of Pittsburgh, authored the report. The
September 16, 2004

Federal E-Rulemaking Update

In an E-mail posted to the E-Rulemaking ListServ ( (follow the “ListServ” link) operated by Harvard University, John Moses, deputy director of the E-rulemaking initiative, reports on the status of the new federal-wide electronic docket system. He indicates that the system will be ready for agency beta-testing by late 2004/early 2005, with updates released throughout 2005. He also announces that
July 22, 2004

“E-Rulemaking: Information Technology and the Regulatory Process” in Admin L Rev

The Spring 2004 issue of Administrative Law Review (Vol. 56, No. 2) includes an article by Cary Coglianese (Irvine Visiting Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Associate Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Regulatory Policy Program, KSG, Harvard) entitled “E-Rulemaking: Information Technology and the Regulatory Process.” The article, starting on page 353, reports the results of two E-rulemaking
June 9, 2004

Harvard’s “E-Rulemaking: Information Technology and Regulatory Policy” Report Issued

The Regulatory Policy Program at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government’s Center for Business and Government has issued a report entitled “E-Rulemaking: Information Technology and Regulatory Policy.” A press release with details about the report is available at The report itself is available in PDF format at . Update: Federal Computer Week ran a June 14th article (