Role of Regulations.gov in the federal rulemaking process
- Tobias Schroeder, Director of the eRulemaking Program, Technology Transformation Services, General Services Administration
Mr. Schroeder describes Regulations.gov and the role that it plays in the Federal rulemaking process. This includes the legal mandates, purpose, history, and functions. This Federal shared IT service provides one-stop access for citizens to read and comment on rulemaking actions for nearly 200 Federal agencies. In combination with other Federal IT systems and legal sources, the dockets maintained in the system are also an important resource for legal researchers seeking a complete historical basis and rationale for regulations.