[QUOTE=jdcavo;60291] The Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S. Code Section 551 et seq.)) prohibits discussing rulemaking that is pending, proposed, or under development. If we feel “a need to keep things secret” it’s because the law compels us to.[/QUOTE]
You discuss it in house, to further YOUR (USCG) aims. When in conference with certain stakeholders (wink wink) it is OK to discuss, but when outside your enclave ‘mums the word’, huh? Another fine mess you’ve gotten us into Ollie!
You must be a lawyer. You are speaking more and more like one. Too bad.
Hey: Did you hear the story about the plane full of lawyers that got hijacked?
The hijackers say they want 100,000,000 dollars ransom.
Or they are going to start throwing out one lawyer an hour.