The Future of E-rulemaking: Promoting Public Participation and Efficiency
Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010
9:30am - noon
Electronic rulemaking, or e-rulemaking, provides government agencies with the use of digital technologies to streamline cumbersome decision-making processes. But, as with all brave new world approaches to better governance, the new technology raises new questions
On November 30, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings and the Administrative Conference of the United States will host a public forum to explore how new technologies can promote more effective public participation and greater efficiency in the rulemaking process. Administrative Conference Chairman Paul Verkuil will provide introductory remarks and Cass Sunstein, the senior White House official on regulatory review, will explain the administration’s commitment to e-rulemaking. Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies, will moderate the discussion.
The first panel, consisting of senior state and federal officials, will review progress in meeting the challenges that have arisen in the implementation of electronic rulemaking. Sally Katzen, who chaired the Committee on the State and Future of Federal e-Rulemaking, will outline how technology can enhance agency expertise and consistency in making regulations. Leading academics during the second panel will discuss the technology's potential to improve public participation and fidelity to legislative mandates.
After each presentation, speakers and panelists will take questions from the audience.
Administrative Conference of the United States
Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Office of Management and Budget
Darrell M. West
Vice President and Director, Governance Studies
Panel 1: Digitization – Past, Present, and Short-Term Future
Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement
U.S. Department of Transportation
Scott D. Pattison
National Association of State Budget Officers
Federal Communications Commission
Presentation: Leveraging Technology to Enhance Agency Expertise
Panel 2: Transforming the Process
Senior Research Fellow
Mercatus Center, George Mason University
University of Massachusetts at Amherst