GSA’s New Year’s Resolution: Modernizing Regulations.gov
On New Year’s Eve, you weren’t the only one making resolutions for the year ahead. GSA published an interesting notice in the Federal Register, seeking comments on how to modernize Regulations.gov.
Here are the key lines from GSA’s notice:
GSA’s Office of Regulation Management, within OGP, is interested in conducting a dialogue with the public, including industry, special interest groups, academia, researchers, and individuals about challenges and opportunities related to the modernization of the Electronic Rulemaking Management process. The dialogue begins with this public notice and request for comment.
The Office of Regulation Management manages two programs that deliver shared regulatory IT services. The eRulemaking Program manages Regulations.gov and the Federal Docket Start Printed Page 72365Management System (FDMS). The Regulatory Information Service Center (RISC) manages RegInfo.gov and the RISC/OIRA Consolidated Information System (ROCIS).
GSA’s strategy for Rulemaking Modernization is three-fold:
1. Better integrate data and information technology among Federal regulatory information systems to support data analytics, both for rule makers and members of the public.
2. Apply innovative approaches to promote public access, accountability, and transparency.
3. Reduce duplication and increase efficiency across the Federal rulemaking landscape through improved processes and technologies.
What a good way to start the new year. Public meetings will be held on January 30 and March 25, as detailed in the Federal Register.