OMB Watch, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open government, accountability and citizen participation, recently launched its Regulatory Resource Center. The goals of the Resource Center are to educate citizens on how they can become involved in the regulatory process through its Advocacy Center and to inform the public about the workings of the regulatory process through its Policy Library.
The Advocacy Center provides instructions and links to find and comment on rules and file petitions for rulemaking. The Policy Library contains an in-depth explanation of the federal rule-making process, a look at the tools used by regulatory decision makers, a glossary of key terms, and more.
The Regulatory Resource Center serves as a valuable tool for those looking to understand the regulatory process for the first time and for those who want a more in-depth look at the background, rules, and procedures of federal rulemaking!
[Posted by Emily Feldman]