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®: CRE Regulatory Action of the Week

EPA Launches Website Promoting Transparency For Regulatory Actions
On December 3, 2010, the EPA released Reg Stat, a website designed to disclose all of the EPA's regulatory actions. In a released statement, the EPA proclaimed, "[Reg Stat] will enhance public understanding of its regulatory process and the number, type, and range of regulatory documents developed each year by the agency. This new resource is part of the EPA's continuing efforts to enhance the accessibility and transparency of its regulatory activities."

Reg Stat provides a central location to find all of the notices that the EPA published in the Federal Register from 2005 to 2009. The website provides tables and charts of all of the EPA activity in the Federal Register. For example, the tables indicate that the EPA published as few as 1,635 entries in the Federal Register in 2009 and as many as 1935 in 2005.

In addition, Reg Stat provides data on the number of Administrator signed rules between 2005 and 2009. The figures also depict the signed rules by office within the EPA, regulatory stages, frequency, and rules that were proposed and finalized in the same year.

Finally, Reg State provides the public with the amount of time it took the EPA to develop rules between 2005 and 2009. The site tracks the life of all rules from when work first began on the rule until the rule is finalized. The time it took to finalize rules between 2005-2009 ranged from 749 to1,084 days, with an average of 974 days to finalize a rule.

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