EPA Posts New Webpage Outlining Deregulatory Actions; Other Organizations Also Tracking

Earlier this week EPA announced over Twitter that it was launching a new website detailing the deregulatory actions that it is taking to implement Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs (“One-in, Two-out”). EPA’s new website provides a list, and links to more information, about deregulatory actions under development. It also provides links to any proposed rulemakings related to those actions.

EPA is not the only organization tracking deregulatory actions.  Among others,

  • The Brookings Institute’s Tracking Deregulation in the Trump Era covers deregulatory actions in, among other areas, environment, finance, telecom, and transportation.  For each rule listed, the Brookings tracker provides links to the Federal Register notices announcing the initial proposal and adoption of the rule, and the proposed deregulation effort.  It further notes whether a rule is in litigation or has been addressed by Congressional action;
  • The U.S. Chamber of Congress maintains a Regulatory Reform Tracker that provides information on the federal government’s deregulatory activities pursuant to: (1) executive orders, memoranda & guidance (2) Congressional action, and (3) agency actions;
  • Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law maintains a Climate Deregulation Tracker that monitors both regulatory and legislative actions related “to scal[ing] back or wholly eliminat[ing] federal climate mitigation and adaptation measures.” The tracker is linked to the Center’s database of federal regulations and policies that address the causes and impacts of climate change; and
  • Harvard Law School’s Environmental Law Program’s Environmental Regulation Rollback Tracker tracks federal “environmental regulatory rollbacks.”
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