Regulations.gov Releases New Features
by Katie Greenhaw
Oct 3, 2012
This week, Regulations.gov released new enhancements to the site as part of a continuing redesign and improvement effort. There are more changes to come, but the latest features make rulemaking dockets easier to navigate and understand.
Regulations.gov is a federal website where users can explore proposed rules, review studies, comments, and other related documents (organized into what are called "dockets" for each rule), and submit comments on rules. The site's enhancements include a redesigned docket summary that better organizes submitted materials. The docket browser feature allows users to sort and filter the documents in each docket by type, subtype, comment due date, and posted date. In addition, the main docket page for each rule now clearly displays the number of comments received by the agency and lists the agency’s point of contact for the particular rulemaking.
It is encouraging to see continued improvements to Regulations.gov. We hope the additional planned enhancements will make the site even more user-friendly and responsive to the public.
Image by flickr user gerardov, used under a Creative Commons license.back to Blog