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Executive Memoranda Put Freeze on New Regulations

Posted on 1/25/2017 by Roger Marks

This week, the office of the President issued two executive memoranda that impact the actions of regulatory agencies like US EPA, DOT, OSHA, and others.   

A “Freeze” on New Regulations

US presidential sealThe first memorandum, issued on January 20, effectively puts a “freeze” on new regulations. The executive memo directs the heads of Federal agencies to hold off on publishing any new rules until they are reviewed by “a department or agency head appointed or designated by the President after noon on January 20 2017.”

In addition, Federal agencies must withdraw any regulatory actions sent for publication but not yet published in the Federal Register, pending review. This includes the US DOT’s HM 215N Harmonization rule and revised rules for lithium batteries, announced as Final last week.

Lastly, for regulations already published but not yet in effect, regulatory agencies must postpone the effective date for 60 days.

See the January 20 executive memorandum here.

Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for US Manufacturing

The second executive memorandum, issued on January 24, is titled Presidential Memorandum Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing

This memo directs executive departments and agencies to support manufacturing in the United States by expediting reviews and approvals for proposals to construct or expand manufacturing facilities. In the memorandum, the President directs the Secretary of Commerce to:
  • Coordinate with agencies, including the US EPA, Department of Energy, and the OMB;
  • Conduct outreach to stakeholders about the impacts of Federal regulations; and
  • Submit a report that identifies priority actions for streamlining permitting processes and reducing the regulatory burden on manufacturers.  
Lion News will continue to monitor the situation and report on any developments concerning industry regulations or streamlined permitting procedures that may impact your site.  

Tags: DOT, hazmat shipping, lithium batteries, new rules

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