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May 26, 2004

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Solomon
(202) 994-3087; solomone@gwu.edu
EVENT CONTACT: Steven J. Balla   
(202) 994-4811; sballa@gwu.edu

GW'S SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION TO HOST WORKSHOPS ON THE FEDERAL eRULEMAKING INITIATIVE
JUNE 2-4

EVENT: 

The George Washington University?s School of Public Policy and Public Administration hosts individuals and groups with an interest in information technology and the rulemaking process to participate in a series of half-day workshops on the development of the eRulemaking Initiative, a government-wide effort to enhance citizen involvement in the policymaking process.

WHEN: 

June 2-4, 2004
8 a.m. ? 4:30 p.m.
For specific times, visit www.drake.edu/artsci/faculty/sshulman/eRulemaking/Session-Schedule.htm.

WHERE: 

The George Washington University
Marvin Center
H and 21st Streets, NW, Washington, D.C.   
(Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro, Blue and Orange lines)

COST: 

Free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required by submitting the registration form available at www.drake.edu/artsci/faculty/sshulman/eRulemaking/Registration-Form.pdf

BACKGROUND:  

Rulemaking, which takes place inside agencies of the federal executive branch, is perhaps the most common and important form of policymaking in government today. Historically, citizen involvement in rulemaking has occurred via the submission of written comments and attendance at public forums.  The eRulemaking Initiative, a vital component of the President Bush?s Management Agenda, aims to enhance public participation by making it possible to submit comments and track rulemakings via the Internet, through a single portal (www.regulations.gov). The series of half-day workshops is designed to provide interested parties with an update on the progress of the eRulemaking Initiative and to solicit public input on the development of key components of the Initiative, most notably a federal government-wide centralized docket management system.

For more information on the eRulemaking workshops, please visit www.drake.edu/artsci/faculty/sshulman/eRulemaking/June-2004-NSF-Workshop.htm.
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