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Soliciting Official Public Comment

Document Type: Standard


Content:

Do not solicit consensus advice from the public using web2.0 technologies.
 
Soliciting consensus advice is seeking input from the public with the intent to obtain advice, opinions or recommendations from the group acting in a collective mode.

Reason:

 
The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) prohibits agencies from receiving consensus advice from de facto committees or groups that arise outside of the structure and public scrutiny of a formally established advisory committee.
 
Read more to determine when the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) is applicable.

Exemptions:

This is different from general feedback or surveys, polls, etc. that seek to obtain general information or viewpoints from the public.