Background

The Environmental Protection Agency is requesting by May 15 input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.

Executive Order 13777 directs federal agencies to establish a regulatory reform task force to, among other things, evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification. The EO further asks that each task force attempt to identify regulations that eliminate jobs or inhibit job creation; are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective; impose costs that exceed benefits; create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies; rely in whole or in part on data, information, or methods that are not publicly available or are insufficiently transparent to meet the standard of reproducibility; or derive from or implement EOs or other presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or substantially modified.

The EPA is now soliciting public input to inform its task force’s evaluation of existing regulations. Commenters should be as specific as possible, include any supporting data or other information such as cost information, provide a Federal Register or Code of Federal Regulations citation when referencing a specific regulation, and provide specific suggestions regarding repeal, replacement, or modification.

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