Fifth U.S. Open Government National Action Plan
Commitment Tracker


Improve Public Engagement Related to Agency Regulatory Actions

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Progress for this commitment is tracked based on the following sub-commitment(s). You can also view the full text of this commitment.

US0121.0 Over the next year, the Federal Government commits to supporting greater community engagement in the rulemaking process, including through its efforts to modernize the regulatory review process, through tools, guidance, and other resources.
Agency Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulation Affairs

Progress for this commitment include a number of activities outlined below:

(a) In February 2023, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget shared a summary of learnings and potential recommendations on broadening public engagement in the Federal regulatory process (link below).

OIRA invited feedback on the recommendations and held a listening session on March 7, 2023. The feedback from those engagements can be found at the link below.

OIRA published guidance drawing from that past engagement on Broadening Public Participation and Community Engagement in the Regulatory Process on July 19, 2023. That guidance can be found here:

(b) OMB is identifying promising practices across agency activities and lifting up efforts that can be replicated. This inventory is available for federal agency staff.

(c) OIRA is also developing guidance on how OIRA staff schedule and conduct meetings with the public while regulations are under OIRA review. OIRA released draft guidance related to this effort here:

OIRA also invited public comments on the draft guidance, which can be viewed here:

Last, OIRA held a public listening session to hear from members of the public on the proposed guidance for how OIRA staff schedule and conduct meetings with the public. Those videos are posted here:

OIRA is currently finalizing this draft guidance.

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