The eRulemaking Program, a federal-wide E-Government project led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has launched an online public forum, Regulations.gov Exchange.
Regulations.gov is an online source for citizens to search, view, and comment on regulations issued by the U.S. government. The recently launched Exchange page gives citizens a chance to also post opinions about the web site and engage directly with other users and eRulemaking program staff. The Exchange will be open for public participation from May 21–July 21, 2009.
Regulations.gov Exchange aims to promote public engagement by involving citizens in the development of a major government web site and to enhance the transparency of government decision-making.
In 2008, Regulations.gov received more than 110 million hits and 450,000 comments on regulations. It holds 2 million documents from more than 160 federal entities.
Visit www.regulations.gov for more information.