Free Federal Regulations Trackers

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Check out these  free regulations trackers at RegInfo.gov and Regulations.gov. RegInfo.gov provides reliable, transparent information about regulations under development to enable the public to participate effectively in the regulatory process. It is produced by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) and the General Services Administration (GSA), Regulatory Information Service Center (RISC). What is cool is that it tracks administrative steps and processes that might be outside the Federal Register publication process. See what is coming down the pipeline in the Federal administrative process, complete with easy-to-read charts, scrolling news feed, regulatory review highlights, and the Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan data.

Regulations.gov offers an online source for regulations from over 300 federal agencies. On the site you can:

  • Search for a regulation such as a proposed rule, final rule or Federal Register (FR) notice
  • Submit a comment on a regulation or on another comment
  • Submit an application, petition or adjudication document
  • Sign up for e-mail alerts about a specific regulation
  • Quickly access regulations that are popular, newly posted or closing soon-directly from the homepage
  • Subscribe to RSS feeds by agency of newly posted FR notices

Regulations.gov is designed with the goal of increasing access to and participation in regulations as they develop and related documents as well as promoting more efficient and effective rulemaking via public involvement. Comment on proposed rules and review the comments of others. All hail, public discourse!

Hat tip to Peggy Garvin at LLRX.

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Your Personal Window On The World of "Likes"

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“Liking” is everywhere. On Facebook. In the news. And now, on a website near you. I wrote about installing my own “like” button on my business site, AdvantageAdvocates, last week (link here).

Do you want to see what people you know and love and trust are liking across the Web? Check out LikeButton.me.  This site collects the “likes” of friends across the web in a one-page dashboard of sorts. Quickly view what your friends think.

Before you privacy nuts go crazy, remember that the information sent by Facebook across the web is the same information that shows on your default Facebook public profile, which has was already publicly available prior to the changes. If you are uncertain of whether you want to share, then hit up your privacy settings in your Facebook profile under Account, and make sure you check the privacy settings on your Applications too.And remember as well, that “internet” and “privacy” are oxymoronic terms!

Happy surfing!

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