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White House regulatory reform agenda

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Office of Management and Budget is taking nominations for regs and guidance documents that impose "especially large burdens on small businesses and other small entities without an adequate benefit justification" for review. Issued March 18, 1OMB's draft report to Congress on the costs and benefits of federal regulations carries a 60-day comment period. HHS Secretary Thompson recently established a department-wide advisory panel on regulatory reform, set to meet March 20-21 in Phoenix. That panel is independently seeking comments on burdensome regulations (2"The Gray Sheet" March 18, 2002, p. 14). OMB also states that a "scientific advisory panel" including health and medical science experts will meet twice a year to evaluate Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs activities...

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