Archive for April, 2014
by Nina Hart
Notice and Comment Blogger Nina Hart recently had the opportunity to interview Sally Katzen, the former head of the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) during the Clinton Administration. Below she shares insight on her administrative law experience and lessons in leadership.
An Unexpected Path
Editor’s Note: An OIRA-related YouTube channel may be found here. Below is a selection of the available videos.
|What is the Office on Information and Regulatory Affairs?||The Young Turks||
|Michael Fitzpatrick – The Obama Administration and Public Protections||OMBWatch||
|“Unfunded Mandates, Regulatory Burdens and the Role of OIRA”||oversightandreform||
|Goodlatte Opening Statement at OIRA Hearing||Bob Goodlatte||
|Advise the Advisor: Cass Sunstein||The White House||
by Katie Weatherford
The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), within the White House Office of Management and Budget, recently updated its online database for disclosing meetings with non-government officials, such as lobbyists, trade associations, public interest groups, and other private stakeholders.
This updated database is a welcome improvement over the older, far less useful website for accessing meeting information. Under the older system, users could not search or sort through the meeting logs; instead, the meetings were listed chronologically by agency and sub-agency, and the meeting descriptions were often vague and inconsistent, making it difficult to conduct a thorough search. The new and improved database makes it much easier for users to access meeting information by allowing them to search for a meeting by date, regulatory identifier number, agency or sub-agency, and stage of rulemaking.
We are proud to announce that Jim Tozzi as our Unity 2014 Opening Ceremony Speaker
Jim Tozzi worked for five consecutive Presidential Administrations including service as the senior career regulatory policy official at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Dr.Tozzi was instrumental in establishing a primary cornerstone of the regulatory state–the centralized review of regulations by the White House. He is also the father of the Data Quality Act. Dr.Tozzi has been appointed to the Administrative Conference of the US; the federal agency responsible for overseeing the federal regulatory process.
From: Government Executive
Charles S. Clark, Senior Correspondent
Despite the Obama administration’s vow to apply “common sense” safeguards against agency rules that are too burdensome, the business community “will always be critical of regulations when there is a cost,” the head of the White House regulatory office said on Monday.
Howard Shelanski, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, told an audience of sometimes-skeptical progressives at the headquarters of Public Citizen that “President Obama clearly wants to help the environment and protect health, safety and welfare, while consulting with business.”