Search Results Archives: September 2015

September 8, 2015

Save the Bureaucrats

Editor’s Note: One of CRE’s regulatory objectives is to restore OIRA’s staff level to its original level of 90.

From: RegBlog | Penn Program on Regulation

My topic deals not with the substance of regulations, but with those who process them.


September 5, 2015

OIRA Review of Independent Agency Rules

Justice Scalia on Independent Agencies

A Blueprint

Reigning-in the Independent Agencies

The View of a FTC Commissioner

Who is in Charge?

Ash Council Ash Independent Agencies

Ash Council Breyer

Verkuil Independent Agencies

Ash Council Lazarus

Read CRE Library on Independent Agencies ( Insert: “independent agenicies”

Reference Documents for Student Submissions

Question-Specific References

Cumulative Cost of Regulations

OIRA Review of Independent Agency Regulations

OIRA: The Court of Last Resort for DQA Petitions

A History of the APA

General  References

Mission of the OIRA Teaching Module

The Need for an OIRA Teaching Module

ABA Rulemaking

 Overview of the Rulemaking Process

What is OIRA?

The Federal Rulemaking Process

A Brief Review of Rulemaking and Judicial Review

The Evolution of OIRA and Centralized Regulatory Review

The Courts

Justice Kagan

Judge  Ginsburg

September 4, 2015

Truck Speed Limiter Rule Delayed for ‘Extended’ Review by White House

From: Transport Topics

By Eric Miller

A proposed rule to require the installation and use of speed-limiting devices on heavy trucks has been delayed while it receives an “extended” review by the White House Office of Management and Budget. Prior to the announcement on an OMB portal, the joint National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposal was expected to be published in the Federal Register on Sept. 21.

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September 3, 2015

Silas Palmer Fellow Uses Hoover Archives To Uncover The Early Influence Of The White House On Regulation Policy

Editor’s Note: The White House became “head overseer of regulatory policy” during the Nixon Administration based on regulatory analysis tools developed during the Johnson Administration. See here.

From: Hoover Institution

By Erik Erlandson

Today, the American executive branch wields enormous control over the shape of federal economic regulation. This influence is centralized in an executive agency called the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), which was created in 1980 to review (and often revise) the hundreds of new rules that had poured out of Washington in the preceding two decades. Every subsequent president—from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama—has made use of the office to help implement their domestic agenda. The gatekeepers at OIRA, often referred to as an administration’s regulation or deregulation “czars,” have secured a critical role ensuring that rules for the private sector reflect presidential policy.

September 2, 2015

White House reviews EPA’s ozone pollution rule

From: The Hill

By Timothy Cama

The Obama administration has started the final review process for its regulation to reduce the allowable concentration of ozone pollution in the air.

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said Monday that it had received the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule Friday, kicking off its review.

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