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Monday Morning Regulatory Review – 4/15/13

Posted in Judicial Process, Regulatory Process

A confluence of external factors may have suppressed regulatory activity over the past week – the budget, sequestration, gun control, immigration, tax filing deadline, or what have you.  In any event, this morning’s review takes the opportunity to catch up on a few events and questions that might not otherwise garner attention: Environmental Protection Agency… Continue Reading

CFTC Pool Operator Rule Upheld – Broader Lessons Need Consideration

Posted in Executive - OMB Review, Judicial Review & Remedies, Regulatory Flexibility & Small Business, Regulatory Process

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted the agency summary judgment in Investment Company Institute v. Commodity Futures Trading Commission  (CFTC), leaving intact the Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors: Compliance Obligations final rule (as corrected) (the “pool” rule).  Plaintiffs claimed that the CFTC had violated the Administrative Procedure Act… Continue Reading

Monday Morning Regulatory Review – 10/15/12

Posted in Judicial Process, Judicial Review & Remedies, Regulatory Process

Last week a number of small events, mostly in the courts.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s long awaited CAFÉ regulation finally published in the Federal Register; a suit was filed to invalidate the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s extractive industries reporting rule, the Department of Justice (DOJ) sought further review of decisions in Food and… Continue Reading

Monday Morning Regulatory Review – 7/16/12

Posted in Regulatory Flexibility & Small Business, Regulatory Process

Securities Audit Trail:  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a final rule under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require national securities exchanges and associations to submit a national market system plan to create, implement, and maintain a consolidated audit trail for securities to capture customer and order event information across all markets,… Continue Reading

Monday Morning Regulatory Review – 5/14/12

Posted in Executive - OMB Review, Judicial Review & Remedies

Regulations: Petroleum Refineries:  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) completed review of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s economically significant final rule to complete the Petroleum Refineries – New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)–Subparts J and Ja interim final rule.  EPA has previously promulgated new source standards for refineries, then granted reconsideration of, and stayed, specific… Continue Reading

Monday Morning Regulatory Review – 4/9/12

Posted in Executive - OMB Review, Judicial Review & Remedies, Regulatory Process

Last week was exceptionally quiet, quieter than expected.  OMB’s docket remained almost static, with a few additional rules being held for extended review.  Two interesting cases were decided in D.C. – the U.S. Court of Appeals strictly enforced a deadline on OSHA, and the District Court denied an injunction against an Interior rule (something not… Continue Reading