Completed Projects

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.

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...

Recommendation 2011-5 – Incorporation by Reference addresses ways in which agencies publish rules that refer to standards or other materials that have been published elsewhere.

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Recommendation 2019-6 – Independent Research by Agency Adjudicators in the Internet Age addresses agency adjudicators’ increasing reliance on their own factual research—especially internet research—when conducting hearings and deciding cases.

Recommendation 2012-8 – Inflation Adjustment Act addresses agency adjustments to civil monetary penalties under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act (28 U.S.C. 2461 note). The recommendation urges Congress to change the current statutory framework by which agencies periodically adjust their penalties to address three provisions that result in penalty adjustments that may not track the actual rate of...

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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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Statement #19 – Issue Exhaustion in Pre-Enforcement Judicial Review of Administrative Rulemaking examines judicial application of an issue exhaustion requirement in pre-enforcement review of administrative rulemaking.

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Recommendation 2017-6 – Learning from Regulatory Experience, formerly titled Regulatory Experimentation, offers advice to agencies on learning from different regulatory approaches. It encourages agencies to collect data, conduct analysis at all stages of the rulemaking lifecycle (from pre-rule analysis to retrospective review), and solicit public input at appropriate points in the process.

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Recommendation 2011-1 – Legal Considerations in e-Rulemaking provides guidance on issues that have arisen in light of the change from paper to electronic rulemaking procedures.

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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. 61730 (Dec. 29, 2017).