The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) has long been accused of adding excessive delay to the process of federal agencies producing surveys and other valuable information gathering efforts. Other experts have praised the PRA for serving as a necessary constraint on the ability of agencies to burden the public. In its recent plenary session, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) approved a set of recommendations to improve the operation of the PRA. These proposals build on related suggestions from 2012, which considered statutory changes.
The Regulatory Review, October 30, 2018
Essay by Gisselle S. Bourns, an attorney at ACUS; Jennifer Nou, professor at the University of Chicago Law School; Stuart Shapiro, professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy of Rutgers University;