This bill would require each executive branch agency to publish pending regulations and related public statements on their websites. The information would include a brief description of the regulation, when the agency started developing or considering it, its status, and an estimate of when it will be finalized and go into effect. All public statements would be published on the site and mention when the statement was made, its audience, how it was communicated, and an original copy of it.
All agencies would be required to publish information about a communication within 24 hours of it being issued and maintain its availability to the public for at least five years after the regulation is finalized.
All public communications from an agency related to a pending regulatory action would:
Specify whether the agency is considering alternatives and accepting comments from the public;
Disclose that the agency is the source of the information to the intended recipients;
Not ask for support or promote the regulatory action, or include statements praising the agency, any federal employee, or the regulatory action.