Latest Regulatory Reform
The bill addresses the “sue and settle” method often employed to force federal agencies to issue regulations without participation by states and/or the regulated community.
The Department of Commerce report presents recommendations for streamlining the federal permitting processes and reducing the regulatory burdens that affect domestic manufacturing. Notably, DOC highlights several of the regulations and issues raised by ACA, under the report's “Priority Regulatory and Permitting Issues” section.
ACA encouraged a comprehensive discussion and reform of the reporting requirements that are mandated under the Title V permits so that redundant reporting is eliminated, and asked for reform efforts on the four regulations its believes impose excessive costs on the coatings industry with very little environmental or public health benefit.
The Department of Commerce (DOC) is seeking specific information about the impact of federal permitting regulations and general regulations on U.S. manufacturers to streamline federal permitting processes for domestic manufacturing and to reduce regulatory burdens.
PHMSA says it won’t penalize companies conforming to new international hazardous material regulations not yet harmonized within the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
Each agency is to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate existing regulations (as defined in section 4 of Executive Order 13771) and make recommendations to the agency head regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification, consistent with applicable law.
The memorandum directs federal agency/department heads to withhold sending any regulations to the Federal Register for publication until a current administration agency/department head reviews them.