Archive for March, 2017
NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER FURTHER EXPANDS BUDGET DIRECTOR’S POWER …
Mick Mulvaney may not be the most influential man in Washington, D.C., but it’s starting to feel that way …
Already empowered by president Donald Trump with authority over a sweeping regulatory review of the federal government, this week Trump signed another executive order giving his new Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director additional powers.
From: The Washington Examiner
3. Killing regulations means adding staff
“President Trump has most certainly provided regulatory wonks with a target-rich environment,” Tozzi said in an email. “I have been in this business a half century and never have seen so much action so fast. That said, the resulting question is whether his actions survive the test of time.”
Tozzi wants to see Trump add more hands to give the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs the muscle it needs after being under-resourced for years, according to comments he filed from his group, the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness. He wants the office to implement Trump’s proposed regulatory budget that was outlined in yet another executive order.
Dominic Mancini, acting administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), sent guidance Monday directing the agencies to pay close attention to the executive order President Trump signed in January directing agencies to cut two existing rules for every new rule put in place.
The White House said agency plans, due March 31, should follow the order’s requirement that the net incremental cost for fiscal 2017 “be no greater than zero” and that for every significant rule an agency plans to issue on or before Sept. 30, two existing rules should be proposed for elimination.
Memorandum: Spring 2017 Data Call for the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
MEMORANDUM FOR: REGULATORY POLICY OFFICERS AT EXECUTIVE
DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES AND MANAGING
AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OF CERTAIN AGENCIES AND COMMISSIONS
FROM: Dominic J. Mancini, Acting Administrator
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
This memorandum and its attachment contain guidelines and procedures for publishing the Spring 2017 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (“Unified Agenda”) (see “Attachment,” infra). Publication of the Unified Agenda represents a key component of the regulatory planning mechanism prescribed in Executive Order (“EO”) 12866, “Regulatory Planning and Review,” 58 FR 51735 (Sept. 30, 1993), and reaffirmed in EO 13563, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,” 76 FR 3821 (Jan. 18, 2011).