The Administration attempts to move toward a normal flow in the regulatory process as the docket thaws ever so slightly and it instructs agencies on the process of establishing their regulatory agendas. Old regulations, however, sometimes die ignominious deaths, such as removal from the Code of Federal Regulations after vacatur, while others fate is so… Continue Reading
The Friday before the long Memorial Day weekend is either a desert of regulatory activity or – as last week – a cornucopia in need of distillation. Three highlights warrant note, though many rules were published, placed on inspection, or otherwise released. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated… Continue Reading
Washington (with the Federal Government closed) braces for approaching storm Sandy – not regulatory, at least this week, but the regulatory tsunami appears more destined to occur than ever. The Spring 2012 Unified Agenda now appears to have been an exercise in futility and wasted resources, as the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)… Continue Reading
OMB released the Fall 2011 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and Fall 2011 Regulatory Plan today. These two “documents” are important planning documents for agencies and the public because they provide some insight and some transparency to agency and OMB planning for the coming year.