PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • October 10, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On October 10, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled “Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units”. The NPRM would rescind the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), a rule that would reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power generation sector sources, namely coal and natural gas power plants.

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  • May 16, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On May 8, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum titled “Guidance for Section 2 of Executive Order 13783, titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’”. E.O. 13783 directs federal agencies to review, and potentially suspend, revise or repeal, existing regulations that “burden domestic energy production.”

     

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  • April 19, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On April 13, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting public comments “on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.” The notice is part of the EPA’s efforts to implement the Executive Order titled “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda” (E.O. 13777), which was signed by President Trump on February 24, 2017. The deadline for submitting public comments is May 15, 2017. EPA offices will also be conducting public forums on regulatory reform over the next four weeks. The Executive Order establishes mechanisms intended to reduce regulations, including by implementing the President’s January 30, 2017 Executive Order (E.O. 13771) which calls for agencies to eliminate two regulations for each new regulation they promulgate.

     

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This week The House passed the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018” (NDAA) (H.R. 2810); “Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017” (H.R. 1492); the “FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017” (H.R. 2403); the “Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act” (H.R. 2664) and the “Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017” (H.R. 23).


This Week in Congress

  • House –The House passed the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018” (NDAA) (H.R. 2810); “Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017” (H.R. 1492); the “FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017” (H.R. 2403); the “Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act” (H.R. 2664) and the “Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017” (H.R. 23).

 

  • Senate –The Senate confirmed William Francis Hagerty IV to be Ambassador to Japan; David C. Nye to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Idaho and Neomi Rao to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget.

 

Next Week in Congress

  • House -The House may consider the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017” (H.R. 806); “21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act” (H.R. 2997) (FAA Reauthorization); and “Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act” (H.R. 2910).

 

  • Senate –The Senate will vote on the cloture motion on the nomination of Patrick M. Shanahan to be Deputy Secretary of Defense and may vote on the motion to proceed to the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” (H.R. 1628).

 

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PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • October 10, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On October 10, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled “Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units”. The NPRM would rescind the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), a rule that would reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power generation sector sources, namely coal and natural gas power plants.

    Read...

    Read More
  • May 16, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On May 8, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum titled “Guidance for Section 2 of Executive Order 13783, titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’”. E.O. 13783 directs federal agencies to review, and potentially suspend, revise or repeal, existing regulations that “burden domestic energy production.”

     

    Read...

    Read More
  • April 19, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On April 13, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting public comments “on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.” The notice is part of the EPA’s efforts to implement the Executive Order titled “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda” (E.O. 13777), which was signed by President Trump on February 24, 2017. The deadline for submitting public comments is May 15, 2017. EPA offices will also be conducting public forums on regulatory reform over the next four weeks. The Executive Order establishes mechanisms intended to reduce regulations, including by implementing the President’s January 30, 2017 Executive Order (E.O. 13771) which calls for agencies to eliminate two regulations for each new regulation they promulgate.

     

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