Recommendation 2012-1 – Regulatory Analysis Requirements considers the various regulatory analysis requirements imposed upon agencies by both executive orders and statutes. It offers recommendations designed to ensure that agencies satisfy the existing requirements in the most efficient and transparent manner possible. It also provides recommendations on streamlining the existing analysis requirements.
Recommendation 2012-2 – Midnight Rules addresses several issues raised by the publication of rules in the final months of a presidential administration and offers proposals for limiting the practice by incumbent administrations and enhancing the powers of incoming administrations to review midnight rules.
Recommendation 2012-4 – Paperwork Reduction Act addresses a variety of issues that have arisen since the Act was last revised in 1995, including those arising from the emergence of new technologies. The recommendation offers suggestions for improving public engagement in the review of information collection requests and for making the process more efficient for federal agencies and OMB.
Recommendation 2012-5 – Improving Coordination of Related Agency Responsibilities addresses the problem of overlapping and fragmented procedures associated with assigning multiple agencies similar or related functions, or dividing authority among agencies.