PoliticalNews.me - Mar 07,2017 - Memorandum: Spring 2017 Data Call for the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
MEMORANDUM FOR: REGULATORY POLICY OFFICERS AT EXECUTIVE
DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES AND MANAGING
AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OF CERTAIN AGENCIES AND COMMISSIONS
FROM: Dominic J. Mancini, Acting Administrator
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
SUBJECT: Spring 2017 Data Call for the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
This memorandum and its attachment contain guidelines and procedures for publishing the Spring 2017 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (“Unified Agenda”) (see “Attachment,” infra). Publication of the Unified Agenda represents a key component of the regulatory planning mechanism prescribed in Executive Order (“EO”) 12866, “Regulatory Planning and Review,” 58 FR 51735 (Sept. 30, 1993), and reaffirmed in EO 13563, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,” 76 FR 3821 (Jan. 18, 2011).
The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov. We plan to continue our practice of publishing in the Federal Register only the Unified Agenda information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. § 601 et seq.). For further information about publication format, please refer to the attached guidelines and procedures.
As you design your submissions (which are due by March 31, 2017) we ask that you give especially careful attention to the principles and requirements identified in EO 13771, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” 82 FR 9339 (Jan. 30, 2017); EO 13659, "Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America’s Businesses," 79 FR 10657 (Feb. 19, 2014); EO 13563; EO 13610, “Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens,” 77 FR 28469 (May 10, 2012); and EO 13609, “Promoting International Regulatory Cooperation,” 77 FR 26413 (May 1, 2012).
In particular, EO 13771 recognizes it is “the policy of the executive branch to be prudent and financially responsible in the expenditure of funds,” and that “it is essential to manage the costs associated with the governmental imposition of private expenditures required to comply with Federal regulations.” Consistent with these principles, and with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs’ (“OIRA’s”) February 2, 2017 memorandum entitled, “Interim Guidance Implementing Section 2 of the EO of January 30, 2017, Titled ‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,’” (and any successor memos), your submissions should reflect attention to the following requirements:
The total incremental costs of any new significant regulatory actions issued between noon on January 20, 2017 and September 30, 2017 shall, to the extent permitted by law, be fully offset as of September 30, 2017; and
Agencies should, for each new significant regulatory action that imposes costs and that an agency plans to issue on or before September 30, 2017, identify two existing regulatory actions the agency plans to eliminate or propose for elimination on or before September 30, 2017.