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Created by ACUSgov on Apr 12, 2011
Last updated: 03/05/12 at 11:40 AM
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On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, Administrative Conference Chairman Paul R. Verkuil and Attorney Advisor Reeve T. Bull offered a presentation to the Public Health Division Training Committee of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at its Rockville, Maryland office.
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.
The final recommendations are now available online and will also be published in the Federal Register:
Recommendation 2011-5: Incorporation by Reference ()
Recommendation 2011-6: International Regulatory Cooperation ()
Recommendation 2011-7: Federal Advisory Committee Act – Issues and Proposed Reforms ()
Recommendation 2011-8: Agency Innovations in e-Rulemaking ()
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.
This conference, hosted by the GW Regulatory Studies Center, will examine 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
The Administrative Conference co-hosted a Regulatory Workshop on Trade and Enforcement with the US Chamber of Commerce.
The Committee on Adjudication approved the Proposed Recommendation regarding Video Hearings. The recommendation will now be considered by the ACUS Council before it is considered by the full Conference.
Chairman Paul R. Verkuil sits down with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to talk about ACUS priorities.
The Committee on Regulation approved the Proposed Recommendation regarding Rulemaking Comments. The recommendation will now be considered by the ACUS Council before it is considered by the full Conference.
Committee on Regulation approved a draft recommendation on Rulemaking Comments. The proposed recommendation will now be considered by the ACUS Council prior to being considered by the full Assembly.
Committee held a public meeting
The Committee on Rulemaking approved the proposed recommendation regarding Legal Issues in E-Rulemaking. The recommendation will now be considered by the ACUS Council before it is considered by the full Conference.
On April 18, 2011, the Committee on Administration and Management passed a draft recommendation regarding Government Contractor ethics.
The Committee held its fourth public meeting on the Government Contractor Ethics Project today at the Administrative Conference’s Washington, DC office. This report considers the expansion of the ethics standards applicable to government contractors and their employees. The draft recommendation is available here (). The final proposed recommendation, with the approved amendments, will be available on the project’s webpage very soon.
The Committee and ACUS staff have conducted extensive research with stakeholders, experts and agencies to determine what ethics standards will protect the public interest without imposing excessive compliance costs on contractors. The Committee has identified contractor employee personal conflicts of interest (PCI) and misuse of information as two areas potentially calling for greater oversight.
Next steps include Council review of the draft recommendation, then full consideration of the proposed recommendation by the Assembly at the 54th Plenary Session, set for June 16-17, 2011.
ACUS is pleased to announce E. Donald Elliott will serve as a Senior Fellow. Senior Fellow status is selectively granted to those who have served as members of the Conference. Don Elliott’s connections to ACUS are unique in that he has served as a government member, a public member and also as an academic consultant.
Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, Professor of Law
From 5-6pm, the Administrative Conference will co-host a Science and Regulation Symposium with the Administrative Law Review. Registration is required by ALR.
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From 9 am - 12pm, the Committee on Adjudication will meet regarding Video Hearings.
From 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, the Committee on Judicial Review will meet regarding Procedural Traps.
From 2 pm - 5pm, the Committee on Regulation will meet regarding Rulemaking Comments.
From 1 pm - 3:30pm, the Committee on Collaborative Governance will meet regarding FACA in the 21st Century.
Shawne McGibbon, General Counsel, will participate in a Regulatory Law Panel as part of the Law Practice/Issue Area series at Harvard Law School.
From 11-12pm, the Chairman spoke at a US Chamber of Commerce Panel about Regulatory Reform.
From 9 am - 12pm, the Committee on Administration and Management will meet regarding Government Contractor Ethics.
Reeve Bull, Staff Counsel, spoke at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Annapolis. Mr. Bull addressed the ABA Section of Public Contract Law.
Jonathan Seigel, Research and Policy Director, spoke at the DC Bar Administrative Law Section's Annual Review of Recent Developments in Administrative Law.
Second Meeting of the Committee on Administration and Management
At its Plenary Session on December 9-10, 2010, the Administrative Conference of the United States adopted Recommendation 2010-1, regarding agency procedures for determining whether to preempt state law. The 54th Plenary Session will be held on June 16-17, 2011.
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 hosted by the ABA dedicated to celebrating the rejuvination of ACUS.
ABA Administrative Law Conference - Chairman Verkuil was honored by the ABA by being inducted as a Senior Fellow into the ABA.
First Meeting of the Committee on Administration and Management
On November 1 2010, the Administrative Conference and the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) of the National Archives and Records Administration held a workshop to bring together experts from the public and private sector to discuss technological best practices in dealing with high-volume case loads. Attendees included a small group of Federal agency representatives from agencies with high volume caseloads (such as disability claims, immigration review, and medical records access).
The Chairman provided comments at NARA regarding trends in Rulemaking on the 75th Anniversary of the Federal Register.