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Environmental Protection Agency

Cost Effective Staffing of Public Hearings

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The federal rulemaking process requires regulatory agencies to hold meetings with the general public before completing a final rule. These hearings are typically held in the areas around the country that are most likely to be impacted by the proposed policy.

The standard practice is to fly staff to each city and hold the meeting with the support of contractors. This “SAVE” idea proposal is to use more of the existing... more »

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Rules of Practice Administrative Proceedings Paper Reduction

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40 CFR Part 22 governs the administrative adjudicatory proceedings. Rule 22.5 requires the filing of an original and a copy of a document. In addition, during the process copies of all documents are also served to the Presiding Officer and the respondent. At this time an original and at least 4 copies have been generated. If the case goes to a hearing, the EPA attorney is required under Rule 22.22(e) to submit an original... more »

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