May 12, 2017

Regulatory Burden Reduction Being Evaluated by EPA

On April 13, 2017 [82 FR 17793], EPA announced that it is accepting recommendations on regulations that could be repealed, replaced, or modified to make them less burdensome. This evaluation of existing regulations was prompted by Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” which establishes a federal policy to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burden on the American people.

Comments must be identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OA–2017–0190 and submitted at EPA is accepting input on this regulatory burden reduction through May 15, 2017.

Specific to the RCRA regulations, EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) has established a webpage giving additional background on this initiative and instructions for submitting comments/recommendations.


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