[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11880]

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Notice of Public Meeting of the Assembly of the Administrative 
Conference of the United States

AGENCY: Administrative Conference of the United States.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-
463), the Assembly of the Administrative Conference of the United 
States will hold a meeting to consider four proposed recommendations 
and to conduct other business. This meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 2:00 
p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Friday, June 14, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 
noon. The meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20581 (Main Conference Room).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shawne McGibbon, General Counsel 
(Designated Federal Officer), Administrative Conference of the United 
States, Suite 706 South, 1120 20th Street NW., Washington, DC 20036; 
Telephone 202-480-2088; email smcgibbon@acus.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Administrative Conference of the United 
States makes recommendations to administrative agencies, the President, 
Congress, and the Judicial Conference of the United States regarding 
the improvement of Federal administrative procedures (5 U.S.C. 594). 
The membership of the Conference, when meeting in plenary session, 
constitutes the Assembly of the Conference (5 U.S.C. 595).
    Agenda: The Assembly will discuss and consider the following 
     Improving Consistency in Social Security Disability 
Adjudications. This recommendation identifies ways to improve the 
adjudication process for Social Security disability claims at the 
administrative law judge hearing stage and at the Appeals Council, and 
suggests changes to the evaluation of opinion evidence from medical 
     Benefit-Cost Analysis at Independent Regulatory Agencies. 
This recommendation highlights a series of best practices directed at 
independent regulatory agencies in the preparation of benefit-cost 
analyses that accompany proposed and final rules.
     Science in the Administrative Process. This recommendation 
offers several proposals to promote transparency in agencies' 
scientific decisionmaking, including: articulation of questions to be 
informed by science information; attribution for agency personnel who 
contributed to scientific analyses; public access to underlying data 
and literature; and conflict of interest disclosures for privately 
funded research used by the agencies in licensing, rulemaking, or other 
administrative processes.
     The Administrative Record in Informal Rulemaking. This 
recommendation offers best practices for agencies in the compilation, 
preservation, and certification of records in informal rulemaking, and 
supports the judicial presumption of regularity for agency 
administrative records except in certain limited circumstances.
    Additional information about the proposed recommendations, as well 
as other materials related to the meeting, can be found at the 58th 
Plenary Session page on the Conference's Web site (http://www.acus.gov/meetings-and-events/plenary-meeting/58th-plenary-session).
    Public Participation: The Conference welcomes the attendance of the 
public at the meeting, subject to space limitations, and will make 
every effort to accommodate persons with disabilities or special needs. 
Members of the public who wish to attend in person are asked to RSVP 
online at the 58th Plenary Session Web page listed above, no later than 
two business days before the meeting, in order to facilitate entry. 
Members of the public who attend the meeting may be permitted to speak 
only with the consent of the Chairman and the unanimous approval of the 
members. If you need special accommodations due to disability, please 
inform the Designated Federal Officer noted above at least 7 days in 
advance of the meeting. The public may also view the meeting through a 
live webcast of the meeting, which will be available at: http://acus.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2. In addition, the public 
may follow the meeting on our Twitter feed @acusgov or hashtag 
    Written Comments: Persons who wish to comment on any of the 
proposed recommendations may do so by submitting a written statement 
either online by clicking ``Submit a Comment'' on the 58th Plenary 
Session Web page listed above or by mail addressed to: June 2013 
Plenary Session Comments, Administrative Conference of the United 
States, Suite 706 South, 1120 20th Street NW., Washington, DC 20036. 
Written submissions must be received at least 5 business days prior to 
the meeting to assure consideration by the Assembly.

    Dated: May 14, 2013.
Shawne McGibbon,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2013-11880 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]