Editor’s Note: OIRAs Regulatory Working Group Guidelines, Executive Order 13609, “Promoting International Regulatory Cooperation” of June 26, 2015 is available here. Below is an excerpt.

Executive Order 13609, “Promoting International Regulatory Cooperation” (the Executive Order), calls on the Regulatory Working Group (the Working Group) to issue guidelines on the applicability and implementation of the Executive Order. In accordance with Section 2(e) of the Executive Order, the following guidelines were developed to address a number of responsibilities that the Executive Order gives to the Working Group and to agencies. Specifically, the guidelines provide answers to questions concerning:
  • international regulatory cooperation activities that are reasonably anticipated to lead to significant regulatory actions,
  • significant and cross-cutting international regulatory cooperation activities,
  • the promotion of good regulatory practices (GRPs), and
  • other provisions in Sections 2 through 6 of the Executive Order.
The Working Group will review and update these guidelines as necessary. For purposes of this Executive Order, the Working Group operates by consensus.