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Name: Jim Tozzi
Date registered: December 21, 2011

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  1. Four Markers for Restoring America’s Leadership In the Management of the Regulatory State — February 4, 2016
  2. OIRA: The Most Important Government Office You’ve Never Heard Of — February 1, 2016
  3. Three Reasons Why OIRA Needs A Strong Institutional Base — January 27, 2016
  4. Regulatory Deossification Revisited — January 26, 2016
  5. House passes bills to rein in activist influence on regulations — January 21, 2016

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Feb
04

Four Markers for Restoring America’s Leadership In the Management of the Regulatory State

To the RPO’s and related staff:

Although the documents in the attachment highlight the contributions of OIRA, it is best to view OIRA as synonym for centralized regulatory review for which the contributions of the RPO’s and their colleagues in the agencies can never be given enough credit.

Regards,

Jim

■ OIRA: The Most Important Government Office You Never Heard of (IVN News, January 29, 2016)

■ Three Reasons Why OIRA Needs A Strong Institutional Base (JREG Notice and Comment , January 27, 2016)

■ Regulatory Deossification Revisited (JREG Notice and Comment, January 25, 2016)

Feb
01

OIRA: The Most Important Government Office You’ve Never Heard Of

From: IVN

OIRA, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, located in the White House Office of Management and Budget, is often referred to as the “most important office you never heard of.”

Why? Because it is the office that must review all significant regulations issued by all federal agencies before they become legally binding on the American public; in essence, it is the “cockpit” of the regulatory state.

One can only imagine that the office is often maligned, sometimes by the left and sometimes by the right.

Jan
27

Three Reasons Why OIRA Needs A Strong Institutional Base

From: Notice & Comment | A Blog from the Yale Journal on Regulation and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice

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In the performance of this duty OIRA is often maligned by one or more parties affected by it decisions. Unfortunately the nation as whole, which is the beneficiary of OIRA decisions, seldom speaks in its defense.

OIRA recently celebrated its thirty fifth birthday; ORIA@2050 is a program designed to ensure that OIRA is around thirty five years from now and that it is operating free of prejudicial constraints.

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Jan
26

Regulatory Deossification Revisited

From: Notice & CommentA Blog from the Yale Journal on Regulation and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice

by Jim Tozzi

Every year the federal government decides three major economic matters 1) the amount of money that the government will spend 2) the amount of money it will raise in taxes and 3) the amount of money that it will require the private sector and states, municipalities and tribes to spend on regulatory compliance costs. The first two issues are decided, however imperfectly, through formal processes that are subject to financial limitations. Regulatory burdens, by contrast, are imposed by legislators and regulators on an ad hoc basis without any financial ceiling.

Jan
21

House passes bills to rein in activist influence on regulations

From: Washington Examiner

By John Siciliano

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“Basically we are beginning to convince advocates for less regulation that if they continue to place procedural constraints on regulators that although such actions will decrease the rate of growth in the regulatory state it will continue to increase but at a slower rate,” Tozzi said in an email. “The fix is a regulatory budget, which is the key to kingdom. A regulatory budget puts a cap on the total costs that regulators can impose on the public.”

Jan
20

The Year in Regulation: EPA, Health Care Rules Drive Burdens

From: American Action Forum

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REGULATORY REFORM TAKES SHAPE

Both the House and the Senate placed regulatory reform at the forefront in 2015. AAF experts testified twice on regulatory reform last year and four additional times on regulatory oversight. The Senate started serious discussions on a regulatory budget by holding a pair of hearings in June and December, including hearing perspectives from Canada’s successful implementation of a regulatory budget.

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Jan
15

At Last: The Coming of the Regulatory Budget

From: Morningstar.com

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Washington is abound with proposals to “regulate the regulators,” namely placing procedural constraints on the writing of regulations.

 

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The second most significant feature of the regulatory state is the forthcoming implementation of a regulatory budget. A regulatory budget establishes a cap on the total cost regulators can impose upon the public.

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Jan
11

The Coming of the Regulatory Budget

From: University of Pennsylvania Law School | RegBlog

by Jim Tozzi

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposed the first regulatory budget proposal and regulatory cost accounting legislation in 1979. Subsequently, a number of Presidents and members of Congress have continued to endorse proposals to create a regulatory budget for the federal government.

Read entire article.

Dec
01

OIRA@2050

The Hill       JP Updates       Senator Lieberman

 

Publisher’s Note:  Each year hundreds of affected parties, be they NGO’s, members of the regulated community, or Congressional staff, make their way to OIRA to plead their case on a particular rulemaking. In OIRA’s thirty-five years of existence how many times have these same parties acted in a selfless manner to protect that privilege by devoting the necessary resources to improve OIRA’s operation? Here is both an opportunity and a public recognition of such efforts.

 

Nov
07

This law review article says it all: The Need for an OIRA Teaching Module

Publisher’s Note: What follows is a poster child article written by a student for a law review that demonstrates the need for an OIRA Teaching Module for use in the nation’s leading law schools.

 OIRA does not have a nationwide constituency capable of defending the important role it plays in the governance of the regulatory state. Informed millenials–having benefited from a knowledge of OIRA gained from the OIRA Teaching module– located  in schools of law, public policy, public administration, political science and economics could form the basis for such a  needed nationwide constituency.

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