Retrospective Review of Regulations
Executive Order 13563
On January 18, 2011, President Obama issued Executive Order 13563, “ Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.” The Executive Order requires federal agencies to seek more affordable, less intrusive ways to achieve policy goals and give careful consideration to the benefits and costs of those regulations. Agencies are directed to tailor their regulations to impose the minimal amount of burden on society to obtain regulatory objectives. The Executive Order also emphasizes the importance of meaningful public participation in the rulemaking process, and encourages agencies to increase their use of online technologies to simplify and facilitate participation for all stakeholders. Executive Order 13563 also requires agencies to coordinate, simplify, and harmonize regulations to reduce costs and promote certainty for businesses and the public.
HUD Regulatory Review Documents
Public input is a principal component of HUD’s rulemaking process and of HUD’s retrospective regulatory review efforts. HUD has established an e-mail inbox at RegulatoryReview@hud.gov which interested parties may use, on an ongoing basis, to identify regulations that may be in need of review.