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Monday Morning Regulatory Review – 3/13/17: Unified Agenda Data Call; Rare Earth Magnet Exit; Regulatory Defense Jitters & Disapproval Resolutions

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

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

Monday Morning Regulatory Review – 8/18/14: FERC Regional Electricity Grid Planning; EPA Pollution Permit Applications; GAO Critiques EPA Cost Analysis; and OMB Snapshot

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

The summer doldrums advanced further last week.  Several different actions by the Courts of Appeals warrant mention this morning, including denial of multiple petitions for review of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rule that manages the development of the nationwide electricity grid and a remand of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pollution permit waiver… 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