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EPA Responds to Industry Concerns

24 Aug 2011  |   Emma Brown

Tags: Administration

In a move to respond to industry concerns, the EPA finalized Tuesday a plan to review 35 policies with the “central goal” of “reducing unjustified burdens and costs.” The plan is part of an Obama administration “look-back” mandate that seeks to ensure agency standards are still beneficial and not overly burdensome.

Under the EPA’s final regulatory review plan 16 rules will be reviewed quickly, with action to modify, streamline, expand or repeal policies during the 2011 year, while another 19 policies will be reviewed over an extended period of time.  

The plan also mandates a review of EPA standards every five years, with input from the public. “On a predictable, transparent, five-year cycle, EPA intends to ask the public to nominate additional regulations for review and intends to commit to new reviews to supplement those described in this plan,” EPA says.

View the agency’s review plan here.

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