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Tag Archives: Executive Order 13563

Monday Morning Regulatory Review – 2/27/17: Transgender Student Bathroom Deguidance; Student Loan Cost Guidance Adherence; Immigration Enforcement Revisited; ORNA Good Cause Intercircuit Conflict & Implementation Executive Order

Posted in Judicial Review & Remedies, Regulatory Process

“Guidance” seems to have been the word for last week and that requires many words to explain.  Agencies rescinded prior Administration guidance that is currently being reviewed by the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS), a district court questioned whether the current Administration would adhere to a prior guidance document, an agency revisited enforcement guidance while… Continue Reading

Monday Morning Regulatory Review – 7/14/14: Hobby Lobby Legislation; Guidance Finality; & Minimum Wage Extension

Posted in Judicial Review & Remedies, Legislation, Regulatory Process

Each branch of government contributed a highlight to an otherwise somnambulant summertime week.  Congressional members responded to the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Hobby Lobby decision with new legislation that raises new questions.  The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held Friday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance to… Continue Reading

Obama Adds Three Requirements to Retroactive Review of Regulations

Posted in Executive - OMB Review

President Barack Obama today added three new requirements to agency development of regulations and retrospective review of regulations in a new Executive Order:  The new order supplements Executive Order 13563 by – Telling agencies to invite public suggestions and publicly releasing retrospective analyses of regulations and supporting data; Prioritizing initiatives that will produce significant quantifiable… Continue Reading

Guns, Ammo, Conflicting Agency Views & the Importance of OMB Review

Posted in Executive - OMB Review

This morning’s Wall Street Journal highlights an often overlooked, critical, confusing, and somewhat misnomered regulatory function:  Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review.  Adam Entous and Evan Perez write that “U.S. homeland-security and law-enforcement agencies have objected to Obama administration proposals to relax export restrictions on high-powered firearms, threatening a centerpiece of the president’s trade… Continue Reading

OIRA Suggests Small, Welcome Improvement in Regulation Preambles

Posted in Executive - OMB Review

OIRA Director Cass Sunstein recently directed agencies to make a small improvement in regulatory preambles:  include an executive summary for complex regulations.  This is a simple suggestion, but for anyone who regularly reads Federal regulations, it is a welcome improvement.  Using executive summaries may seem to state the obvious, but it has not been obvious… Continue Reading

House Passes Massive Administrative Law Reforms – President’s Advisors Recommend Veto – Future Uncertain

Posted in Legislation, Regulatory Flexibility & Small Business, Regulatory Process

The U.S. House of Representatives passed massive changes in the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), and the Congressional Review Act (CRA) in late 2011.  The President’s Senior Advisors indicated they would recommend that POTUS veto all of these bills if presented to him.  Senate action, and thus enactment, is unlikely.  The House… Continue Reading