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The Assembly of the Administrative Conference of the United States adopted four recommendations regarding Incorporation By Reference, International Regulatory Cooperation, FACA – Issues and Proposed Reforms, and Agency Innovations in E-Rulemaking.
On Thursday, November 17, 2011, the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association celebrated the twelve Administrative Conference of the United States Chairmen.
On September 22, 2011, the Conference and Department of Justice cohosted a workshop on promising agency practices to ensure limited English proficient (LEP) individuals have meaningful access to administrative hearings and proceedings pursuant to Executive Order 13166.
On Tuesday, August 16, 2011, the Conference hosted a workshop dealing with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. FACA is a statute that controls federal agencies’ ability to obtain advice from groups of individuals outside of the government.
The Administrative Conference of the United States hosted its 54th Plenary Session and adopted four recommendations to help make government work better.
This conference, hosted by the GW Regulatory Studies Center, examined the key regulatory oversight issues, challenges, and developments over the last three decades, and draw lessons for regulatory oversight now and in the future.
The Seventh Annual National Institute of the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice ACUS Showcase: The First Recommendations to Emerge from the Reorganized Administrative Conference of the United States.
ACUS and the US Chamber of Commerce cohosted an event that explored the international role, responsibility and coordination of regulatory agencies.
The Administrative Conference co-hosted a Science and Regulation Symposium with the Administrative Law Review.
Shawne McGibbon, General Counsel, participated in a Regulatory Law Panel as part of the Law Practice/Issue Area series at Harvard Law School.
ACUS brought together over 50 agency officials from 27 agencies to share ideas on the implementation on EO 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.
The Administrative Conference of the United States today published Recommendation 2010-1, Agency Procedures for Considering Preemption of State Law, which was adopted at its Fifty-third Plenary Session on December 9-10, 2010. This is the first recommendation adopted since the Administrative Conference was reestablished in 2010, and joins the approximately 200 recommendations approved by the Administrative Conference between 1968 and 1995.
53rd Plenary Session of the Administrative Conference of the United States was held December 9-10, 2010 at the National Archives. Justice Antonin Scalia conducted the swearing-in of the membership and provided opening remarks while Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) closed the program with a keynote address.
On November 30, the Administrative Conference of the United States and the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a public forum to explore how new technologies can promote more effective public participation and greater efficiency in the rulemaking process. Chairman Paul Verkuil provided introductory remarks and Cass Sunstein, the senior White House official on regulatory review, explained the administration’s commitment to e-rulemaking. Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies, moderated the discussion.
An event celebrating the return of ACUS, co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, DC Bar Section of Administrative Law and Agency Practice,
GW Law School, GW Regulatory Studies Center, GW Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
Chairman Honored at ABA Conference Nov 4, 2010 Chairman Paul R. Verkuil was honored at the recent American Bar Association (ABA) Administrative Law Conference as a Senior Fellow.
The Chairman provided comments at NARA regarding trends in Rulemaking on the 75th Anniversary of the Federal Register.
The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) announced the appointment of 18 Senior Fellows.
The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), the newly-revived independent federal agency providing authoritative, nonpartisan legal advice and expertise on administrative law and federal regulatory procedures, today announced its intent to appoint public members.
Vice President Joseph Biden
Paul R. Verkuil
The Administrative Conference ceases operations.
The Conference submits its Report to Congress on Implementation of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990
An inter-agency working group coordinated by the Office of the Chairman submits its report to the National Performance Review (NPR) on methods for improving the effectiveness of the government's offices of general counsel. The Conference had been specifically asked by NPR to convene the group and develop recommendations,
A House-Senate appropriations conference committee votes to eliminate funding for the Conference. H.R. Rep. No. 104-291, 104th Cong. 1st Sess. (1995). Althougn the House had declined to provide funds, the Senate had restored funding. In conference, the Senate conferees agreed to the house position.
Fifty-Second Plenary Session. Final Conference recommendation adopted is Recommendation 95-7, Use of meditation under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
The Conference submits its Report to Congress on Agency Implementation of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act, detailing the growth of ADR and the concomitant savings.
Thomasina V. Rogers is sworn in as the Chair the Administrative Conference.
Congress enacts appropriations legislation that cuts the Conference's budget by 23% for fiscal year 1994. The House had unexpectedly voted to terminate all funding for the Conference but the Senate restored the level to approximately 80% of the President's request. The reduced funding levels requires several staff members to seek and accept employment elsewhere and the permanent staff drops from 24 to 18 employees by mid 1994.
A Conference Working Group completes a set of model rules for adjudicatory proceedings. The model rules are subsequently published in volume 11 of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review at page 75 (1994).
Forty-Eighth Plenary Session. Conference adopts Recommendation 93-4, Improving the Environment for Agency Rulemaking, completing a broad study bills subsequently introduced in Congress incorporate elements of this recommendation.
A six-member Conference delegation, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Information Agency, conducts its first overseas seminar in Kiev, Ukraine, at the invitation of the Ukrainian Institute of Public Administration. A second program, requested by the Chinese Government, is offered in Qingdao, China in August.
Brian C. Griffin is sworn in as the eighth Chairman of the Administrative Conference. The Conference's budget is $2.314 million, the highest in its history, and the permanent staff numbers 24 employees.
Forty-Seventh Plenary Session. Conference adopts Recommendation 92-7, The Federal Administrative Judiciary, which is a comprehensive examination of the roles of administrative law judges and other adjudicators in the federal system. The study was requested by the office of Personnel Management.
Congress amends the Administrative Conference Act to authorize the Conference to respond to requests to provide assistance regarding the improvement of administrative procedure in foreign countries. Public Law 102-403.
The president signs Public Law 102-345, the Federal Aviation Administration civil penalty legislation, that makes permanent the FAA's civil money penalty demonstration program and transfers authority over adjudication of civil penalty cases affecting pilots and flight engineers from the FAA to the National Transportation Safety Board. The legislation specifically implements Recommendation 90-8, which were developed in response to a specific request from Congress that the Conference study the issue and make recommendations.
The Administrative Dispute Resolution Act, Public Law 101-552, and the Negociated Rulemaking Act, Public Law 101-648, are enacted, with strong support and assitance from the Conference. Both statutes inlcude major oversight and coordination roles for the Conference.
Conference publishes its first Negociated Rulemaking Sourcebook. A revised edition is published in 1995.
Thirty-Eighth Plenary Session. Conference adopts Recommendarion 88-9, Presidential Review of Agency Rulemaking. This influential recommendation validates the practice of presidential review of agency regulations, suggests guidelines for the openness of that review, and proposes inclusion of independent agencies with the presidential review mechanism.
Thirty Sixth Plenary Session. Among the recommendations adopted is Recommendation 88-1, Presidential Transition Standards of Conduct issued by President-Elect Bush. The Clinton Administration followed what became standard procedures.
Conference inaugurates its series of annual seminars on administrative law for members of congressional staff.
Conference publishes its sourcebook on Federal Agency Use of Alternative Means of Dispute Resolution.
As part of the Conference's reauthorization, Congress increases the maximum number of the Conference members from 91 to 101. Public Law 99-470. The Conference will exeed the original limit of 91 for the first time in 1989, when its numbers rise to 94
Thirty-Second Plenary Session. The Conference adopts Recommendation 86-3 Agencies' Use of Alternative Means of Dispute Resolution, the first of 15 recommendations the Conference would issue on various aspects of this subject. The Conference thereafter worked closely with congressional staff in the development and passage of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act in 1990.
Marshall J. Breger sworn in as the seventh Chairman of the Administrative Conference. The Conference membership stands at 83 members, its budget is $1.4 million for fiscal year 1985 and there are 18 members of the permanent staff.
Conference publishes its Federal Administrative Procedure Sourcebook, a compilation of major government-wide procedural statutes, along with explanatory material, legislative history and related documents. This becomes the Conference's most popular publication. A second edition is published in 1992.
Conference publishes its first Guide to Federal Agency Rulemaking. A second edition is published in 1991
Twenty-Fourth Plenary Session. Conference adopts Recommendation 82-4, Procedures for Negociating Regulations., This recommendation for developing regulations throuhg nogotiation set forth criteria for choosing proceedings suitable for negotiation and proposed procedures that agencies should follow. The recommendation, along with a follow-up recommendation in 1985, spurred enactment of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990. The procedures have been followed in more than 50 rulemaking proceedings. Conference also adopts a bylaw amendment that limits public members to no more than four terms and provides for the creation of Senior Conference Fellows.
Chairman Smith establishes the Council of Independent Regulatory Agencies, consisting of the chairmen of fourteen major independent regulatory agencies, to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on issues of mutual concern. The first meeting is held at the White House with President Reagan.
Twenty-Third Plenary Session. Vice President Bush is the keynote speaker, addressing the issue of regulatory relief. Senator William Roth of Delaware addresses the Conference concerning his bill to promote negociated rulemaking.
Professor Loren A. Smith appointed as the sixth Conference Chairman.