|Course materials include personal copy of "Regulatory Process Poster" by Ken Ackerman|
The Federal Register Act
The Administrative Procedure Act
What is rulemaking? During this session, the faculty discuss rulemaking, types of rules, and the purposes of rulemaking procedures. Faculty then examine the elements of proposed and final rulemaking notices, what happens inside the agency, and the public's role in the process.
The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 upped the ante for federal agencies by giving small entities--small businesses, small nonprofits, and small government organizations--a right to appeal a final rule under the Regulatory Flexibility Act which requires extensive economic analysis and other considerations to rulemaking. Learn how this law transforms the process for small entity input through the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy, small entity representatives to interagency panels for occupational safety, environmental, and financial laws, and the final arbiter, Congress.
This session covers how best to influence a federal regulatory agency. How do you advocate that your position is in the public interest? Learn how to effectively use scientific, economic, and programmatic data to support your position, and how to use public relations and the media to influence public opinion to achieve your desired result.
How to use Internet resources to track current and potential regulations or conduct regulatory research. A case study tracks the rulemaking process.
Other dates: This course can be presented at your location in Washington, DC, or at a location in Washington, DC, that we provide. For a map with a brief list of hotels near the Capitol, click here. When we arrange space, we use these Washington, DC, locations.
This course is approved for .6 CEUs from George Mason University.
This is an elective course for the Certificate in Communication and Advocacy.
This is an elective course for the Certificate in Congressional Operations.
All statements and discussion at all of our courses, workshops and seminars, public and custom, are off the record and not for attribution, unless specified otherwise. The resulting confidentiality ensures a frank and free exchange of views.
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All of our courses and workshops include extensive interaction with our faculty, making our courses and workshops both educational and mini-consulting sessions with substantive experts.
"[This course will help me in] understanding the points in the system where intervention is possible and most likely to be effective."
-- Counsellor (Trade Policy), Canadian Embassy
"Will help me better communicate with those in my agency that are directly involved in reg. process."
-- Government Agency employee
-- Legislative Assistant, American Academy of Child & Adolescence Psychiatry
All faculty for this course have more than 10 years' experience working with or in regulatory agencies.
Select Previous FacultyKen AckermanRebecca Blood James CaprettaAnita DrummondJeff HillNeal StraussClaudia ThurberJim Tozzi
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