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Retrospective Review of Regulations



Executive Order 13610    

On May 10, 2012, President Obama issued Executive Order 13610, “Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens.” The Executive Order requires federal agencies to not merely conduct a single exercise of reviewing results of regulations, but to engage in periodic review of existing significant regulations in order to determine whether any regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed. The Executive Order also requires that agencies invite public suggestions about regulations in need of retrospective review and about appropriate modifications to such regulations. Additionally, Executive Order 13610 sets priorities agencies shall give to those initiatives that will produce significant quantifiable monetary savings or significant quantifiable reductions in paperwork burdens; and to the extent practicable give special consideration to initiatives that would reduce unjustified regulatory burdens or simplify regulatory requirements imposed on small businesses. Lastly, the Executive Order requires agencies to report to OIRA regularly.


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's Current Regulatory Review Documents


HUD's Prior Regulatory Review Documents


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