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Regulatory agencies' streamlining plans due in 3 months

Cass Sunstein, administrator at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, outlines details of an Executive Order for independent regulatory agencies' compliance.

Tags: independent regulatory agency , OMB , OIRA , executive order , Barack Obama , Courtney Thompson

Monday - 07/11/2011, 07:30pm EDT

White House expands regulatory overhaul effort

It's time to drain away unneeded federal regulations. Cass Sunstein, the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, told Federal News Radio when to expect final plans from executive agencies and how independent regulatory agencies are now getting in on the review process.

Tags: Federal Drive , regulation , management , office of information and regulatory affairs , OIRA , wasteful spending

Friday - 07/15/2011, 09:31am EDT
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OMB urging regulatory reform plans for small agencies

The Office of Management and Budget has gotten preliminary plans for regulatory reform from 30 executive branch agencies after President Obama's January executive order calling for a review of unneeded or unjustified regulations. The White House also is encouraging independent federal agencies to submit their own plans, but OMB has gotten just a single page back so far.

Tags: Congress , management , regulatory reform , White House , OMB , OIRA , EPA , HHS , Heritage Foundation , James Gatusso , SBA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:55am EDT
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OMB finalizes plain writing law implementation

OIRA issues its second memo since the Plain Writing Act became law detailing deadlines and training requirements.

Tags: management , Plain Writing Act , OIRA , open government , best practices , John Buckner

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 03:32pm EDT

Obama's regulatory reforms draw mixed reviews

Experts and lawmakers say the proof will be in the OIRA guidance to agencies in how impactful these reforms will be. Agencies must submit plans to OIRA in 120 days about how they will review existing regulations to ensure they are still relevant. Agencies will have to determine a cost-benefit analysis on existing rules.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , Darrell Issa , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , White House , OIRA , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ , Gary Bass , Susan Dudley , OMBWatch , George Washington University , regulatory reform , regulatory burden , executive order , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 06:52am EST
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Chief Executive orders review of outdated regulations

In an effort "to root out regulations that conflict, that are not worth the cost, or that are just plain dumb," the President has signed an Executive Order requiring agencies to submit a plan to review existing regulations to ensure they are not burdensome. The mandate also details five steps agencies must take to improve their regulatory process. The White House wants better coordination among agencies when writing new rules.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , White House , OIRA , executive order , Regulations.gov , regulatory reform , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 12:18pm EST

OMB appoints plain language working group

The administration issued a new memo to help agencies implement the Plan Writing Act. Agencies have a set of deadlines to meet over the next year as part of the law.

Tags: management , Amy Bunk , Kathryn Catania , OMB , OIRA , DHS , Federal Register , Plan Writing Act , Plain Language Action and Information Network , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 02:44pm EST

White House recognizes 8 agencies for leadership in transparency

EPA, NASA and Transportation receive two honors each in different categories. Overall 17 agencies received all green scores on the Open Government dashboard.

Tags: management , Aneesh Chopra , White House , EPA , NASA , DoT , HHS , Interior , GSA , Treasury , open government , Transparency , open government dashboard , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/16/2010, 02:38pm EDT

OIRA calls for further standardization of rulemaking

Memo to agency deputy secretaries says the eRulemaking Program Office will work with other agencies to develop a taxonomy and set of best practices to federal rulemaking.

Tags: management , technology , OMB , OIRA , GSA , eRulemaking , Regulations.gov , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 03:39pm EDT
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