Editor’s Note: See also OIRA Seeks Comment on How to Reduce Regulatory Differences between the U.S. and Canada.

From: OIRA

Comment period extended: OIRA Request for Information and 2018 RCC Stakeholder Forum

As you may be aware, on Tuesday, October 9th, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget published in the Federal Register a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting public input on how the Federal Government, under the auspices of the United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC), may reduce or eliminate unnecessary regulatory differences between the United States and Canada. You can find that notice here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/10/09/2018-21765/request-for-information. We are writing to let you know that the deadline to submit comments in response to that RFI has been extended by 30 days until December 10th. Please refer to the RFI for instructions on how to submit comments.

In addition, please remember that 2018 RCC Stakeholder Forum will be held December 4 -5, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. In the coming days, you will receive an invitation including details on how to register. More information about the forum will be posted at www.trade.gov/rcc; in the near future.  This event will bring together senior regulatory officials, industry, and other interested members of the public from both sides of the border to discuss recent accomplishments and new opportunities for promoting economic growth, innovation, competitiveness, and job creation through the elimination of unnecessary regulatory differences between our two countries.