If confirmed as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Howard Shelanski would continue the regulatory look-back process emphasized by his predecessor Cass Sunstein.
The records of interactions between the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and special-interest groups are suspiciously sparse, the Center for Effective Government said Feb. 26. The advocacy group analyzed OIRA records for three agencies and found what it said is an implausibly small number of written comments and records of phone conversations.
Efforts to streamline regulations over the last 3 years have resulted in "more than $91 billion in net benefits," according to a May 10 White House blog post from Cass Sunstein,...
Under the May 1 executive order, agencies are required to submit a regulatory plan that summarizes the "international regulatory cooperation activities that are reasonably anticipated to lead to significant regulations."
Narratives that show how a proposed regulation might reduce terrorist attacks could be more useful than complex cost-benefit models to justify regulations, according to an April 4 Rand Corp. report (.pdf).
The Office and Management and Budget hosted a press call May 26 to provide an update on a Jan. 18 executive order by President Obama which asked agencies to make their regulatory process more