Cost Benefit Analysis (Past Projects)

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Background Information: Though independent regulatory agencies are not subject to the benefit-cost analysis requirements of Executive Orders 12866 and 13563, several such agencies undertake benefit-cost analysis in connection with their regulatory activities.  For instance, the Federal Communications Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission...


Background:  Agencies wishing to promulgate regulations face an array of procedural requirements.  In addition to the basic notice-and-comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, see 5 U.S.C. § 553, agencies are subject to numerous analysis requirements imposed by other statutes or by executive order.  For example, in appropriate cases, agencies must...