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54 Admin. L. Rev. 1421 (2002)
Online Rulemaking and Other Tools for Strengthening Our Civil Infrastructure

handle is hein.journals/admin54 and id is 1431 raw text is: ONLINE RULEMAKING AND OTHER TOOLS FOR
STRENGTHENING OUR CIVIL
INFRASTRUCTURE
BARBARA H. BRANDON*
ROBERT D. CARLITZ**
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction  ............................................................................................. 1422
I. Rulemaking and the Internet ......................................................... 1423
A .  A n  O verview   ......................................................................... 1426
B. Present Efforts at Electronic Docketing ............................... 1433
II.  Suggested  Im provem   ents .............................................................. 1436
A .  B est Practices ......................................................................... 1436
B.   Additional Advantages of Online Rulemaking ...................... 1442
C.   OM  B  Im provem  ents .............................................................. 1448
D. The Senate's E-Government Act of 2002 .............................. 1450
E.   Potential Criticisms of Online Rulemaking ........................... 1451
III. Other Measures to Increase Transparency .................................... 1455
A. Listservs and Other Tools ...................................................... 1455
B .  O nline  Perm itting  .................................................................. 1459
IV .  O nline  D ialogues  .......................................................................... 1462
A. The National Dialogue on Public Involvement in EPA
D ecisions  ............................................................................... 1462
B. Advanced Notices of Proposed Rulemaking and RuleNet .... 1465
C. Federal Advisory Committees and Public Meetings ............. 1468
D. Deliberative Governance and Online Dialogues ................... 1470
V. Legal and Implementation Issues .................................................. 1471
A .  C opyright ............................................................................... 1472
B.   The  First Amendm    ent ............................................................ 1474
C .  Technology   ............................................................................ 1476
D .  Im plem entation  Issues ........................................................... 1477
* Barbara H. Brandon is a law librarian at the University of Miami Law School and a
former policy analyst with Information Renaissance. She has a J.D. from the University of
Pittsburgh School of Law and a L.L.M from the Harvard Law School. She would like to
thank both Professor Craig N. Oren of the Rutgers School of Law-Camden and Thomas C.
Beierle of Resources for the Future for their insightful and thought-provoking comments on
earlier drafts of this Article.
** Robert D. Carlitz is the Executive Director of Information Renaissance.

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