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Mar
13

OIRA reducing number of extended reviews of rules, Shelanski says

From: FierceGovernment

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The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs is working toward faster review of regulations and improved technology to support the process, head rulemaker Howard Shelanski told a Senate panel Tuesday.

OIRA has already reduced the number of rules that have been under review for more than 200 days and the number of rules under review for more than 90 days is  considerably down, Shelanski said at a March 11 hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subcommittee on the efficiency and effectiveness of federal programs and the federal workforce.

Shelanksi also said OIRA is trying to update the tools used to engage the public in the rulemaking process, specifically regulations.gov, which enables people to search, view and comment on proposed regulations.

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