10.30.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Lankford Announces New Date for Hearing on Regulatory Retrospective Review

WASHINGTON, DC – The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, under the chairmanship of Senator James Lankford (R-OK), has rescheduled its hearing entitled, "Agency Progress in Retrospective Review of Existing Regulations,”  for Thursday, November 5 at 9:30 AM ET. The hearing was originally scheduled for August 6, but was cancelled due to a change to the Senate calendar for that day.
 
Each president since Jimmy Carter has urged agencies to initiate some type of retrospective review or “look-back” of their existing regulations. President Obama’s Executive Orders 13563 and 13610 direct agencies to develop and submit to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) plans for periodic review of existing significant regulations to determine whether any such regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed. The purpose of this hearing is to analyze federal agencies’ current retrospective review efforts, including the number of regulations reviewed and the results of those reviews, as well as how agencies have prioritized their reviews and how they are planning for retrospective review as they draft new regulations. This hearing marks the sixth in a series of hearings and roundtable discussions on the federal regulatory process, including a hearing with OIRA Administrator Howard Shelanski on July 16.
 
WHAT: Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management hearing entitled, "Agency Progress in Retrospective Review of Existing Regulations"
 
WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 2015, 9:30 AM
 
WHERE: Senate Dirksen Room 342
                     
Witnesses:
Elizabeth Klein
Associate Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior
 
William Nickerson
Acting Office Director, Office of Regulatory Policy and Management, Office of Policy, Environmental Protection Agency
 
Megan Uzzell
Associate Deputy Secretary, Department of Labor
 
Christopher Zehren
Deputy Director for Program Analysis, Office of Budget and Program Analysis, Department of Agriculture
 
Members of the media:
Press who want to attend should RSVP by emailing DJ@Lankford.Senate.gov. Members of the media must display current Senate press credentials in the hearing room.

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