Fall ABA Admin Law Section Conference Program Announced

The Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section of the American Bar Association has announced their fall conference agenda. Sessions that might be of interest to Utah regulators include: Valuing Life in Regulation: Science or Policy? Administration and Independence: OPM, ALJs, and the APA Adjudication and Licensing in Interstate Compact Agencies *Rulemaking in the Electronic Age: How Should Agencies Respond?* Recent …

Regulations Worldwide

John H. Martinez, the Director of the Administrative Law Division at the New Mexico Commission of Public Records – State Records Center and Archives, sent the following E-mail that might be of interest to Utah state rulewriters. [T]he Macao Special Administrative District (a former Portuguese colony across the mouth of the Pearl River from Hong Kong) [hosts an interesting web …

Watch that Formatting

– Warning About using Copy and Paste with the eRules Rule Analysis Forms A rule filer called this evening with a problem. Seems someone else in the office prepared a well-written, nicely formatted word processing document in response to the questions asked on the Rule Analysis form. This document used styles, bulleted lists, hard returns, and other formatting. Our rule …

Rules’ Events on Utah.gov Calendar

The Division of Administrative Rules is posting rules-related events on the Utah.gov events calendar. The Rules Calendar can be accessed directly or by visiting the state calendar.

Committee Created to Revise the Model State Administrative Procedure Act

The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) has created a committee to discuss revisions to the Model State Administrative Procedures Act (MSAPA). Professor John Gedid, professor of law at Widener University in Harrisburg, PA, has been assigned as the committee reporter (chair). On July 18, Professor Gedid spoke to the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) summer conference …

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 http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/press/releases/2004/erulemaking_052504.htm. The report itself is available in PDF format at http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/press/E-Rulemaking_Report.pdf . Update: Federal Computer Week ran a June 14th article (http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2004/0614/web-erule-06-14-04.asp) …