Archive for March, 2016

OIRA, congressional oversight on agenda at ABA Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Institute

From: American Bar Association

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2016 — As the Obama administration prepares to wind down, final regulatory actions and congressional oversight will be at the forefront of the American Bar Association’s 12th Annual Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Institute, March 14-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.


Program highlights include:

Making All Levels of Government More Efficient and Effective Through Retrospective Review

From: The White House

by Howard Shelanski

Summary: Today, agencies released the first of their biannual lookback reports for 2016, identifying more than 50 new retrospective initiatives.

Since President Obama called on Federal agencies in 2011 to initiate an unprecedented government-wide review of rules on the books, agencies have achieved significant results by streamlining, revising, and eliminating many existing regulations. The regulatory lookback effort to date has achieved an estimated $28 billion in net 5-year savings. Moreover, these efforts significantly benefit States, local and tribal governments, businesses, and the American people by making all levels of government more efficient and effective.

Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015

From: OMB Memorandum M- 16-06


On November 2, 2015, the President signed into law the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act) (Sec. 701 of Public Law 114-74), which further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the Inflation Adjustment Act) (Public Law 101-410), to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect.


Completing the catch-up adjustment