Please read this post and give me your suggestions and opinions on the topic/content of this post.
Go to the website http://www.regulations.gov/#!home referenced in your lesson. This forum allows you the ability to submit a public comment on proposed Federal regulations. After exploring the site, choose a topic and search for proposed rules. Once you have located one view the document and other comments in the forum. Then, draft your own public response and post it in this forum. It is not a requirement that you actually post to the site (unless you want to!). Please describe the regulation or rule for the class, give us the specific site and include your proposed comment on the regulation.
PS: YOUR ANSWER should be analytic in nature and include examples that can bolster your argument. YOUR ANSWER should be free of any spelling or grammar errors and properly cited in APA Style. At least 5 references.
500 words or more in total and must include scholarly references other than the textbook, preferably from Academic journals that can be found in any online library under EBSCO or JSTOR as appropriate.
Lesson - Week Seven
Administrative bodies at the federal, state and local levels permeate everything we do today. As we have witnessed, governments expand their roles most readily in response to a crisis. In 1946 Congress enacted the Administrative Procedure Acts. The APA addresses the basic aspects of agency rulemaking and adjudication and the availability of judicial review. Most states have similar administrative procedure statutes.
The West article talks about stakeholders and public comment in the regulatory process. Check out http://www.regulations.gov/#!home . You will see on the right hand side of the page where you can participate in the public comment period. Explore some of the "trending" topics!
Some great resources are the Federal Register at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/jsp/Utilities/additionalResources.jsp which provides Federal Laws, Administrative Documents and Administrative Regulations.
The West article comments on the Current Unified Agenda. You can find more at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain .
The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs can be found at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/jsp/Utilities/index.jsp
and for additional resources:
Please watch the short videos describing the 2011 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, the rulemaking process and the interviews describing its implementation and compliance at http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm249243.htm
Legislatures can delegate legal authority to some agencies but they retain control of the funding, approval over some appointments, the ability to conduct hearings and the power to alternate the delegated authority. Agencies lie within the executive branch though so their actions can also be influenced by executive order or other policy directives. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the Whitehouse website for executive orders. Notice the format and type of issue they address.
Agencies have their own fact finding process. The process is similar to a trial but not completely. It is called an adjudication. Procedures vary widely between agencies. Please see the video by the Office of Administrative Hearings out of the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings. They take you step by step through an administrative hearing on the state level at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imrPhyP8Fb4 .
I have given what would be my comments on the proposal. I have included links for you, within the comments for you to look at the different component requirements like the school verification and employer verification program sites. The explanation for the proposed rule is contained within the comments, integrated to better understand why I like the proposal.
Improving and Expanding Training Opportunities for F-1 Nonimmigrant Students with STEM Degrees; Cap-Gap Relief for All F-1 Students With Pending H-1B Petitions and Change of Status Requests
Docket # ICEB-2015-0002 found at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=ICEB-2015-0002
This new change in the rule for F-1 nonimmigrant status students will make both improvements for government oversight and allow for an extension for hands on training and learning by students who participate and graduate from specified programs. These programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are further enhanced by working in the field, acquiring practical use and knowledge that is invaluable to the student, ...
A comment for a proposed rule change by the government on nonimmigrant student training status.