White House Finally Releases Regulatory Agenda, Deregulatory Actions
Last week, the White House Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) after nine months published an updated Unified Agenda. The Unified Agenda is the clearinghouse for public access to federal regulatory agencies’ respective regulatory actions, covering 60 departments, agencies and commissions, including EPA, OSHA, FMCSA and the IRS. New to the agenda this year is a section detailing the deregulatory and completed actions the Administration’s agencies have accomplished. As a welcome surprise in the agenda are the withdrawal of numerous regulations left in limbo from the Obama Administration, including FMCSA’s Sleep Apnea and CMV Insurance Rules, and OSHA’s I2/P2 and Preventing Backover Injuries and Fatalities Rules, to name a few.