Fall 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

Fall 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

The Trump Administration’s Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Agenda) reports on the actions administrative agencies plan to issue in the near and long term. Released by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the Agenda demonstrates this Administration’s ongoing commitment to fundamental regulatory reform and a reorientation toward reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on the American people.

By amending and eliminating regulations that are ineffective, duplicative, and obsolete, the Administration can promote economic growth and innovation and protect individual liberty.

Fulfilling longstanding principles to review and assess existing regulations, the Agenda includes new deregulatory actions, as well as the withdrawal and reconsideration of other regulatory actions. Agencies are committed to careful assessment of the costs and benefits of each regulatory and deregulatory action and to ensuring that the benefits of regulations substantially justify the costs. The Agenda recognizes that reform will take time and require rigorous analysis, public input, and careful consideration of legal requirements. To this end, the Agenda provides greater information and transparency about regulatory actions proposed by agencies.

The Agenda represents ongoing progress toward the goals of more effective and less burdensome regulation. This Fall Agenda reflects the following broad regulatory reform priorities:

  • Advancing Regulatory Reform. In this Fall Agenda, agencies continue to identify ineffective regulations for revision and repeal across a variety of sectors. Consistent with Administration priorities, agencies have proposed actions that streamline infrastructure development, promote emerging technologies, and provide relief for small businesses.
  • Public Notice of Regulatory Development. In order to provide timely and accurate notice to the public of upcoming deregulatory and regulatory actions, agencies have targeted actions likely to occur in the next 12 months and have withdrawn or delayed other actions. A clear and accurate Agenda helps avoid unfair surprise and achieves greater predictability of upcoming actions.
  • Transparency. In support of the Administration’s commitment to transparency, the Fall Agenda has enhanced search capabilities and functionality. Agencies have also provided consistent and unique identifiers that will allow the public to track regulatory policy from beginning to end.
  • Consistent Practice across the Federal Government. The Agenda reflects core Administration priorities for reducing regulatory burdens across administrative agencies, including in the anticipated deregulatory and regulatory actions from the historically independent agencies.

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