Jul
13

FDA tries to take the reins on regulating cultured meat

From: Science

By Kelly Servick

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND—There may be a turf war on between two U.S. federal agencies over who will regulate the emerging industry of cultured meat, but you wouldn’t know it from the presentations by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at a meeting here yesterday.

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Some expect that either Congress or the White House Office of Management and Budget will ultimately have to clarify which agency should step back as cultured meat products near the market—or whether the responsibility for different stages of its production could somehow be split between the two agencies. In the meantime, FDA is pressing ahead with its plans to regulate. Mayne said the agency’s science board will hold a meeting on the issue later this year.

Jul
12

Recommendations, Recommitted Actions, and Revised Rules (ACUS Update)

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

by Emily Bremer

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ACUS’s Federal Register notice summarizes each of the three adopted recommendations:

Recommendation 2018-1Paperwork Reduction Act Efficiencies. This recommendation 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 also encourages using generic clearances and common forms more frequently, providing more training to agencies, and improving several other aspects of the information-collection clearance process.

Jul
03

Trump Administration Considering Regulation as a Tool to Compel Good Cyber Behavior

Editor’s Note: Cross-posted from Regulatory Cybersecurity/FISMA Focus.

From: Nextgov

By Joseph Marks, Senior Correspondent

Regulatory actions will join other tools, such as indictments and sanctions, in the U.S. effort to promote cyber norms.

Government officials are looking to the federal regulatory process as one possible tool to compel other nations to practice norms of good behavior in cyberspace and to punish nations that step out of bounds, a State Department official told Nextgov.

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“There are a lot of regulatory interactions with the U.S. government that could potentially be used in creative ways,” the official said.

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