[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 171 (Friday, September 2, 2011)]
[Page 54730]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-22502]

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Committees on Administration and Management, Collaborative 
Governance, Judicial Review, and Regulation

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of public meetings of four committees 
of the Assembly of the Administrative Conference of the United States 
(ACUS). Each committee will meet to discuss recommendations for 
consideration by the full Conference. Complete details regarding each 
committee's meeting, related research reports, how to attend (including 
information about remote access and obtaining special accommodations 
for persons with disabilities), and how to submit comments to the 
committee can be found in the ``Research'' section of the ACUS Web 
site. Go to www.acus.gov and click on Research - > Committee Meetings. 
Additional project information may also be found by clicking on 
Research - > Conference Projects.
    Comments may be submitted by e-mail to [email protected], with the 
name of the relevant committee in the subject line, or by postal mail 
to ``[Name of Committee] Comments'' at the address given below. To be 
guaranteed consideration, comments must be received five calendar days 
before the meeting to which they are related.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at 1120 20th Street, NW., Suite 
706 South, Washington, DC 20036.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer for the 
individual committee (see listings below), ACUS, 1120 20th Street, NW., 
Suite 706 South, Washington, DC 20036; Telephone 202-480-2080.


Committee on Administration and Management

    The Committee on Administration and Management will meet to 
consider issues arising when agencies use ``incorporation by 
reference'' in regulations; i.e., when an agency regulation 
incorporates by reference material available elsewhere. Among other 
things, the committee will discuss procedural and drafting issues that 
arise when agencies use incorporation by reference, challenges agencies 
face in updating such references, and ways to ensure the reasonable 
availability of incorporated materials, which may be subject to 
    Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011, from 2 to 5 p.m.
    Designated Federal Officer: Scott Rafferty.

Committee on Collaborative Governance

    The Committee on Collaborative Governance will meet to consider two 
projects. The committee will consider recommending potential 
improvements to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the 
implementation of the Act. Potential issues for discussion include the 
chartering requirements for advisory committees; improving access to 
committee meetings and materials; virtual, asynchronous committee 
meetings; and other improvements that might reduce the burdens imposed 
by FACA or improve the transparency of FACA committees.
    The Committee on Collaborative Governance will also discuss a 
project regarding the use of third-party certification in government 
    Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, from 1 to 4 p.m.
    Designated Federal Officer: David Pritzker.

Committee on Judicial Review

    The Committee on Judicial Review will meet to consider two 
projects. First, it will discuss potential changes to 28 U.S.C. 1500, 
which regulates the jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims (CFC). 
The statute currently deprives the CFC of jurisdiction over a claim if 
the plaintiff has a claim based on the same facts pending in another 
court. The committee will consider whether this statute creates a trap 
for unwary litigants and whether it should be repealed or revised.
    The committee will also consider recommending improvements to the 
Congressional Review Act. The committee will discuss whether better 
procedures could be implemented to assist Congress in identifying 
regulations that should be reviewed under the Act and in conducting 
such review.
    Date: Tuesday, September 27, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
    Designated Federal Officer: Reeve Bull.

Committee on Regulation

    The Committee on Regulation will meet to consider a project 
concerning international regulatory cooperation. This project will 
examine how the Conference might update its Recommendation 91-1, 
``Federal Agency Cooperation with Foreign Government Regulators,'' in 
light of developments in United States government structure, trade 
agreements, and technology since the recommendation was adopted 20 
years ago.
    The committee will also discuss a project relating to the 
Government in the Sunshine Act. This project is designed to determine 
whether the Act inhibits deliberation at multi-member agencies, and 
whether the Act might be improved in a way that promotes better 
deliberation while still serving the openness goals of the Act.
    Date: Friday, September 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Designated Federal Officer: Reeve Bull.

    Dated: August 30, 2011.
Jonathan R. Siegel,
Director of Research & Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-22502 Filed 9-1-11; 8:45 am]