An Alarming Post

06/27/2023

Would this letter, signed by 130 business groups, have been sent to the White House Chief of Staff in lieu of OIRA if OIRA had made a commitment to implement a regulatory budget?

Search CRE Website:  Regulatory Budget ( 2190 Responses)

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A Forum for Venting Key Submissions to OIRA

                                                                      An Interactive Public Docket

The record is closed on some 4,000 submissions to OIRA on its proposal to revise Circular A-4 which sets forth the procedures for the economic evaluation of proposed rules. This is the stage where critical decisions are made and are done so understandably with little public participation.

CRE Statements on Income Distribution in Rulemaking

 OIRA Discussion Forum
The Bottom Line: (1) An analysis conducted pursuant to OMB Circular A-4 should include a disclosure of the  “conventional ”  B/C ratio and (2) A demonstration of positive net benefits, however defined, should be a necessary but not a sufficient condition for the adoption of a proposed rule until which time the said rule is included in a regulatory budget. A regulatory budget compels the disclosure of the opportunity cost of a decision rule. See the Opportunity Cost of Neglect in Public Policy and here.  In addition there is ample evidence to suggest that decisions made pursuant to  bounded institutions, such as the regulatory budget, yield superior results relative to unbounded institutions. [ Jim Tozzi, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: Past, Present, and Future, 11 J. BENEFIT COST-ANALYSIS 1, 24–37 (2020);  Yair Listokin, Bounded Institutions, 124 YALE L.J. 336, 367 (2014) ] Vintage OIRA

Serious consideration should be given to making sequential revisions to OMB Circular A-4, beginning with one limited to income distribution.[08 22 2023]

Federal Employment: A Career Path to Distinction or Extinction?

Summary:  A Proposal to Improve the Senior Executive Service