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Howard Shelanski Nominated as White House Regulatory Head

Howard Shelanski, the Federal Trade Commission‘s Bureau of Economics director, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator, according to The Hill. Ben Goad writes that if confirmed, Shelanski will replace Cass Sunstein in the “influential post that serves as gatekeeper …

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OIRA Admin Sunstein Wants Agency Plans for Cutting Regulations

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Cass Sunstein released two memos addressed to agency officials aspiring to reduce regulatory burdens on businesses and citizens, Federal News Radio reports. The first memo, directed to agency regulatory policy officers, outlines new guidelines on drafting annual reports. The second memo, sent to …

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OMB: Agencies Must Use Plain Language Summaries in Regulation

The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo Jan. 4 calling for government agencies to provide executive summaries at the beginning of all enacted rules and regulations. According to Cass Sunstein, administrator of the OMB’s information and regulatory affairs office, summaries should be written in “plain language and easy to understand.” In a Jan. 6 blog …

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White House Releases Regulatory Reform Plans

Regulatory reform plans for federal agencies will save more than $4 billion over the next five years, the White House said Monday. Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, announced on the White House blog that federal agencies are releasing their final regulatory plans. The plans …

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Sunstein Provides Guidance on Regulatory Review Deadline

Federal agencies have three weeks to complete a preliminary plan for reviewing regulations, according to a new memo from regulatory chief Cass Sunstein, who also provided guidance for the post-May 18 deadline. President Barack Obama kicked off the regulatory reform in a January Executive Order directing agencies to review regulations …

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OMB Finalizes Plain Writing Law

The Office of Management and Budget is finalizing its plan to Implement the Plain Writing Act of 2010, which aims to cut back on verbose and overly complex federal communication. The new guidelines  enable agencies to train employees on plain writing, meeting the deadlines and implementing the law. In the …

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Regulatory Reform up for Debate

Following the release earlier this week of President Barack Obama’s Executive Order aiming to cut back on out-of-date and onerous federal agency regulations, the reviews from across the political sphere are coming in. Inside the Beltway, there was a rare hint of bipartisanship for the proposal. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) …

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