Search Results Archives: January 2016

January 14, 2016

Regulatory Budget Act of 1979

See Regulatory Budget Act of 1979

The Coming of a Regulatory Budget

Here are some of the major players  behind a regulatory budget.

Here is one of the major reasons for implementing a regulatory budget.


Here is what you can do to help.

Here is the mechanism for getting the discussion moving    S 51.



EPA Ploughs Ahead With $9.6 Billion Mercury Rule, Despite Supreme Court’s Concerns

From: Forbes | Opinion

The Environmental Protection Agency is going through the motions of responding to a Supreme Court order requiring it to consider whether a $9.6 billion annual increase in Americans’ electric bills is “appropriate and necessary” to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants. In a perfunctory 18-page notice, EPA proposes to conclude that even after considering costs, its regulations of electric generating units should stand. EPA reaches this conclusion by narrowly defining costs, making generous assumptions about the country’s ability to bear those costs and diverting attention away from the small risk reductions expected.

January 7, 2016

Will White House review of biotech regulation lead to expanded or streamlined rules?

From: Genetic Literacy Project

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.

The Obama administration recently announced an ambitious White House initiative to update the 30-year-old Coordinated Framework for the regulation of Biotechnology. (Disclosure: the coauthor of this article, John Cohrssen, was legal counsel to the White House working group that developed and implemented the 1986 Coordinated Framework.) The White House has directed the three regulatory agencies with biotechnology oversight — the EPA, FDA, and USDA — to update the Framework and develop a long-term strategy to ensure that the regulatory system is prepared for the future products of biotechnology, using a newly commissioned expert analysis of the biotechnology landscape.

January 5, 2016

Obama pushing thousands of new regulations in Year 8

From: Politico

Nearly 4,000 regulations are squirming their way through the federal bureaucracy in the last year of Barack Obama’s presidency — many costing industry more than $100 million — in a mad dash by the White House to push through government actions affecting everything from furnaces to gun sales to Guantánamo.