Over the past several decades, the United States Congress and various Presidents have imposed numerous regulatory analysis requirements on administrative agencies in connection with their rulemaking activities. Some of these requirements are relatively sweeping measures designed to ensure that agencies’ regulations advance legitimate goals, such as Executive Order (EO) 12,866’s requirement that executive agencies analyze the...
Review of Regulatory Analysis Requirements
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Recommendation 2012-1 – Regulatory Analysis Requirements addresses the issue of agencies having to comply with numerous regulatory analysis requirements created by statute and executive orders. The recommendation is supported by an extensive report that includes an appendix charting all of the regulatory analysis requirements of the 100 major rules subject to OMB review in 2010. The goal of the recommendation is to ensure agencies fulfill the regulatory analysis requirements efficiently and to enhance the transparency of the process. Agencies, the Congress, the President, and OMB’s OIRA are all encouraged to play a role in this effort.