OIRA Announces Public Training on Participating in the Rulemaking Process

On June 17, 2024, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) announced that it would be holding two public training sessions on how to be a part of the federal rulemaking process. The trainings will be held on July 9, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM ET and July 16 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM ET.

The training will focus on how members of the public can meet with OIRA during OIRA’s review of draft proposed and final rules. These meetings, known as E.O. 12866 meetings, offer an opportunity for members of the public to present their views on regulatory actions under review. Also, OIRA invites representatives from the agency or agencies taking regulatory action to these meetings to hear from the public as well.

At the training sessions, OIRA will describe (1) what an E.O. 12866 meeting is; (2) how members of the public may request and schedule a meeting; (3) the format of E.O 12866 meetings; (4) what type of information or input is most helpful to receive during an E.O. 12866 meeting; and (5) what makes for an effective presentation during an E.O. 12866 meeting.

Information to access the virtual training sessions will be provided upon registration. Members of the public may register by sending an email to publicparticipation@omb.eop.gov, noting the session they would like to attend.

Additionally, to facilitate meeting requests, OIRA has modified its website to simplify the request form and provide several avenues through which the public can request meetings.In addition, OIRA has provided detailed written step-by-step instructions in English and Spanish and a video (also translated into Spanish)on its website on how to schedule a meeting.