ACUS Recommends Publishing Previously Undisclosed ‘Pending’ Rules

From: BNA Daily Report for Executives

By Cheryl Bolen

The Administrative Conference of the U.S. (ACUS) adopted a set of recommendations to promote greater accuracy and transparency in the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, including one debated at length to publish a previously undisclosed category of “pending” regulations.

“The primary effect of having a pending category is that the number of entries in the unified agenda is now 650 fewer than it has been for the average of the previous 20 years,” said Curtis Copeland, a consultant to the project and former specialist in American government at the Congressional Research Service. “So it basically is a way to suppress the number of entries in the published agenda,” he said.

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