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 …

Federal E-Rulemaking Update

In an E-mail posted to the E-Rulemaking ListServ (http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/cbg/rpp/erulemaking/) (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 …

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 …