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E-mail Comments
to OMB's Draft Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations

Thank you for responding to the request for comments on Federal regulations that we make each year in our draft Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations (March 28, 2002) . Our report provides (a) an overview of the Bush Administration's centralized approach to federal regulatory policy; (b) a statement of the costs and benefits of federal regulations, including assessments of their impact on State, local and tribal governments, small businesses, wages and economic growth; and (c) recommendations for regulatory reforms. The report will be published in final form after revisions to this draft are made based on public comment, external peer review, and interagency review.


Although we request comments on all aspects of the draft, we have provided an on-line process and format for you to submit recommendations for reform. These include (1) reforms to specific regulations that might extend or expand existing regulatory programs; simplify or modify existing rules; or rescind outmoded or unnecessary rules; and (2) problematic agency "guidance" documents, as we discuss them in the report. We are also particularly interested in the identification of specific regulations, guidance documents and paperwork requirements that impose especially large burdens on small businesses and other small entities without an adequate benefit justification.


OIRA will accept these comments during the 60-day period ending on May 28, 2002. Please note that your reply will become part of a public record. If you are using our electronic template for comments regarding reforms to regulations or guidance documents, please note that your name is a required field. All other fields are optional. The more information you can provide us regarding your suggestion, however, the easier it will be for us to address your concern.


You may also submit comments by facsimile to (202) 395-6974.


For more information contact John Morrall, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, NEOB, Room 10235, 725 17th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20503. Telephone: (202) 395-7316.


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