Editor’s Note:  The Mercatus comments to OMB are attached below.

From:  Mercatus Center/George Mason University

From the Desk of Richard A. Williams, Ph.D.

June 11, 2012

Mr. Cass Sunstein,
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Mabel Echols,
NEOB, Room 10202,
725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

Dear Mr. Sunstein,

The Regulatory Studies Program of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the impact of regulation on society. As part of its mission, the Regulatory Studies Program conducts careful and independent analyses employing contemporary economic scholarship to assess rulemaking proposals and reports from the perspective of the public interest. We appreciate the invitation to comment on the Draft 2012 Report to Congress on the Cost and Benefits of Federal Regulations and hope that our comments will be useful to the Office of Management and Budget.


Richard A. Williams, Ph.D.
Director for Policy Research
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
3351 North Fairfax Drive, 4th Floor
Arlington VA 22201