April 28, 2010
Gavin on New and Free Federal Regulations Trackers
There's no need to try to keep track of on-going government domain developments when you can always rely on Peggy Garvin to do the work for you, accurately and in a timely manner. Her latest regular LRRX column reviews free, non-government resources that have recently come online to complement the official U.S. government regulatory information sites, RegInfo.gov and Regulations.gov. See The Government Domain: New & Free Regulations Trackers.
Some of the resources of special interest identified by Garvin include:
- OpenRegs.com,one of the first free online alternatives for tracking federal regulations, it offers RSS feeds of proposed rules with comment periods ending soon; recently opened comment periods; recently published final regulations; and recently published "significant" regulations;
- FedThread.org which allows collaborative annotation, advance full-text search features for the Federal Register (back to 2000) and customized feeds; and
Garvin also reports on the Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative (CeRI)'s recently launched, RegulationRoom.org. a pilot project to test the online environment for public input in rulemaking. Check out the site's About Page. [JH]