Participation in E-Rulemaking: Interest Groups and the Standard-Setting Process for Hazardous Air Pollutants

  title={Participation in E-Rulemaking: Interest Groups and the Standard-Setting Process for Hazardous Air Pollutants},
  author={David M. Shafie},
  journal={Journal of Information Technology & Politics},
  pages={399 - 410}
  • David M. Shafie
  • Published 2008
  • Business
  • Journal of Information Technology & Politics
ABSTRACT The advent of e-rulemaking raised concerns that regulatory agencies could become deluged if interest groups mobilized supporters to submit a high volume of comments electronically. This study examines the sources of comments on 56 proposed rules by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the decade that the agency began to solicit comments through electronic dockets. The analysis finds that comments submitted by regulated industries greatly outnumber those from other individuals… Expand
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