Pie chart: ANPRMs by type of rulemaking

Notice & Comment: How Agencies Use Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking

June 23, 2015

By Sofie E. Miller & Saayee Arumugam
Agencies already use ANPRMs to gather public input, and have for many years. However, our analysis sought to answer these questions: How frequently do agencies use ANPRMs? Which agencies use ANPRMs most frequently? Do agencies use ANPRMs to solicit public input on minor regulatory issues, or for bigger policy questions? This analysis provides answers to each of these questions for use by policymakers, agencies, and the public alike as we contemplate practical solutions for improving the regulatory process.