Regulation

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Recommendation 2019-5 – Agency Economists addresses the placement of economists within rule-writing agencies (e.g., centralized versus dispersed throughout the agency) and describes methods for promoting high-quality economic analysis within each of the potential organizational structures.

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Recommendation 2010-1 – Agency Procedures for Considering Preemption of State Law addresses agency procedures for determining whether to preempt state law.

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Recommendation 2013-2 – Benefit-Cost Analysis at Independent Regulatory Agencies highlights a series of best practices directed at independent regulatory agencies in the preparation of benefit-cost analyses that accompany proposed and final rules.  

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Recommendation 2015-4 – Designing Federal Permitting Programs describes different types of permitting systems and provides factors for agencies to consider when designing or reviewing permitting programs.

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Recommendation 2018-6  Improving Access to Regulations.gov’s Rulemaking Dockets offers suggested improvements to Regulations.gov, the website that allows the public to comment on many federal agencies’ rulemaking proposals.

Statement #18 – Improving the Timeliness of OIRA Regulatory Review (Adopted December 6, 2013) highlights potential mechanisms for improving review times of rules under review by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), including promoting enhanced coordination between OIRA and agencies prior to the submission of rules, encouraging increased transparency concerning the reasons for delayed reviews, and...

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Recommendation 2011-6 – International Regulatory Cooperation addresses how U.S. regulators can interact with foreign authorities to accomplish their domestic regulatory missions and eliminate unnecessary non-tariff barriers to trade. The recommendation includes proposals for enhanced cooperation and information gathering, more efficient deployment of limited resources, and better information exchanges.

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Recommendation 2017-4 – Marketable Permits provides best practices for structuring, administering, and overseeing marketable permitting programs for any agency that has decided to implement such a program. 

Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2017-4, Marketable Permits, 82 Fed. Reg. 61,730 (Dec. 29, 2017).

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Recommendation 2018-1 – Paperwork Reduction Act Efficiencies encourages collaboration between the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and federal agencies to maximize opportunities for making the information collection clearance process under the Paperwork Reduction Act more efficient, while still maintaining its integrity. The recommendation encourages using generic clearances and common forms more...