On April 13, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a request for comments to aid EPA’s ongoing “Evaluation of Existing Regulations,” which seeks to identify regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. Comments must be submitted by May 15, so parties interested in taking this opportunity to help EPA identify regulations that are burdensome or otherwise undesirable need to act quickly.
This notice follows President Trump’s Feb. 24 Executive Order on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, E.O. 13777, which outlined the new administration’s goal of alleviating unnecessary regulatory burdens. Pursuant to E.O. 13777, each federal agency must designate a Regulatory Reform Officer and establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force. EPA has already established both.