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

Mike Broschinsky E-Rulemaking, Uncategorized

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 focus group meetings held in March 2002 and January 2003. The article summarizes the goals of E-rulemaking, outlines the phases currently envisioned by the federal initiative, and identifies many potential improvements that information technology can bring to the process. The article has important implications for Utah, and other states. As a visioning document, it provides a great deal of perspective as we look at eRules (Utah’s web-enabled rule filing system) and consider improvements to the system and the process itself. — Ken Hansen