Home > 1994 Unified Agenda > ua14no94 REGULATORY INFORMATION SERVICE CENTER...

ua14no94 REGULATORY INFORMATION SERVICE CENTER...


Google
 
Web GovRecords.org

<DOC>

11-14-94
Vol. 59    No. 218
  
BOOK 2:
Pages 57001-57630

                              Book 2 of 4 Books

                              Monday, November 14, 1994


                                


                                


                                


                                


                                


                                


                                


                                


                                


                                


                                


                                


                                


                                


                                


                                


                              The Regulatory Plan and the Unified 
                              Agenda of Federal Regulations


                              _________________________________________
                              57003    II--Regulatory Information 
                                         Service Center
                              57250    III--Department of Agriculture
                              57372    IV--Department of Commerce
                              57452    V--Department of Defense
                              57488    VI--Department of Education
                              57504    VII--Department of Energy
                              57532    VIII--Department of Health and 
                                         Human Services








_______________________________________________________________________

Part II





Regulatory Information Service Center





_______________________________________________________________________

Statement by the Vice President

Introduction to the Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Federal 
Regulations

Agency Regulatory Plans


                        Presidential Documents 


Federal Register
Vol. 59, No. 218
Monday, November 14, 1994

____________________________________________________________________


 
                Statement by the Vice President

                On September 30, 1993, the President issued Executive 
                Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' The 
                regulatory planning and review process created by this 
                order ensures that the Federal Government issues 
                regulations that improve the quality of life without 
                imposing unnecessary costs and does so in a way that is 
                efficient, fair, and accountable to the American 
                people. The preamble of the order sets forth the 
                specific processes to achieve this objective: ``to 
                enhance planning and coordination with respect to both 
                new and existing regulations; to reaffirm the primacy 
                of Federal agencies in the regulatory decision-making 
                process; to restore the integrity and legitimacy of 
                regulatory review and oversight; and to make the 
                process more accessible and open to the public.''

                While much remains to be accomplished in the area of 
                regulatory reform, we have made a good beginning. And, 
                we are determined to continue making progress toward a 
                regulatory system that protects and promotes the public 
                welfare without imposing intolerable or irrational 
                burdens on those who are regulated.

                The foundation of our efforts and our first regulatory 
                reform success was the adoption of Executive Order 
                12866 itself. The order has succeeded in enhancing 
                public accessibility and involvement and Government 
                accountability. With all but a few well-justified 
                exceptions, agencies now allow 60 days for public 
                comment. The Office of Information and Regulatory 
                Affairs (OIRA) has made great strides to improve 
                openness and accountability by, among other things, 
                making available a daily list of draft regulations 
                under review at OIRA and disclosing the subject of 
                meetings between OIRA and the public. Openness and 
                accountability are now--at long last--the way 
                Government conducts its regulatory business.

                We have also restored the integrity and legitimacy of 
                the process of centralized review. Under the process 
                established by the Executive order, OIRA is reviewing 
                fewer regulations and doing so in a more focused, 
                timely, and helpful manner. The old regulatory order 
                pitted OIRA and the White House against the Executive 
                branch agencies. We have done much to eliminate the 
                adversarial nature of the centralized review process. 
                As a result, in the year since the Executive order was 
                issued, neither the President nor I have been called 
                upon to resolve a conflict between a Federal agency and 
                OIRA.

                This process has also reaffirmed the role of Federal 
                agencies in the regulatory decision-making process. In 
                the Executive Office of the President, we no longer 
                displace the decisions of our Federal agencies; 
                instead, we work hard with agencies to ensure that the 
                principles--and, indeed, the spirit--of the Executive 
                order are realized.

                We are also making great progress--although much 
                remains to be accomplished--in enhancing planning and 
                coordination with respect to both new and existing 
                regulations. Over the past year, our entire 
                Administration has paid close attention to the 
                regulatory planning process. I have been directly 
                involved in this process, which has included a meeting 
                of the President's regulatory policy advisors and the 
                heads of the agencies to discuss our priorities for the 
                upcoming year and to help coordinate regulatory 
                activities. The President's regulatory policy advisors 
                and representatives from the Federal agencies meet 
                regularly to discuss important regulatory issues.

                OIRA has done an outstanding job of coordinating 
                regulatory activities. And, the agencies themselves--
                both Executive agencies and a number of independent 
                regulatory agencies--have been extremely committed to 
                improving coordination: Each Federal agency has 
                appointed a senior official to oversee the agency's 
                regulatory activities, and agencies have been 
                consulting with one another on activities that may 
                affect the work of another agency.

                Our commitment to an integrated planning process is 
                reflected in the development and drafting of the Plans 
                set forth in this publication. As noted above, early in 
                the planning process, I convened a meeting of the 
                President's regulatory advisors and the heads of the 
                agencies to discuss our priorities for the upcoming 
                year and to reaffirm our commitment to regulate only 
                when necessary and then in the most cost-effective 
                manner. The agencies then developed Plans that were 
                thoughtful and thorough. My office, OIRA, and Federal 
                agencies then reviewed the submitted Plans, which 
                include the Plans from a record number of independent 
                regulatory agencies; consulted with one another, where 
                necessary; and then, where appropriate, coordinated 
                regulatory activities.

                In sum, I am pleased with the progress of the planning 
                process and am proud to present, on behalf of our 
                Executive branch agencies, the outline of their 
                regulatory activities for the upcoming year.

                    (Presidential Sig.)<AGore>


[FR Doc. 94-25842
Filed 11-10-94; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3110-01-F
<DOC>
 
REGULATORY INFORMATION SERVICE CENTER



Introduction to the Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Federal 
Regulations



AGENCY: Regulatory Information Service Center.

ACTION: Introduction to the Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of 
Federal Regulations.

_______________________________________________________________________

SUMMARY: The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602) requires that 
agencies publish semiannual regulatory agendas describing regulatory 
actions they are developing. Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory 
Planning and Review'' (58 FR 51735; October 4, 1993) and Office of 
Management and Budget memoranda implementing section 4 of that Order 
establish minimum standards for agencies' agendas, including specific 
types of information for each entry.

    The Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act Amendments of 1988 (41 
U.S.C. 402) require the development and semiannual publication of a 
report on procurement regulations. The Unified Agenda helps fulfill 
that requirement as well.

    All Federal regulatory agencies have chosen to publish their 
regulatory agendas as part of this publication.

    Section 4 of Executive Order 12866 also directs that, as part of 
the Unified Agenda, beginning with the October 1994 edition, agencies 
shall prepare a regulatory plan of the most important significant 
regulatory actions that the agency reasonably expects to issue in 
proposed or final form. The agency plans appear as the first part of 
this joint publication; the agency agendas appear as the second part.

    This is the first time the Regulatory Plan is appearing with the 
Unified Agenda in the Federal Register. Vice President Gore's statement 
concerning the Plan precedes this introduction. We welcome your 
comments on the utility of this joint publication and your suggestions 
for improving future ones.

    Following this introduction are the regulatory plans of 29 Federal 
departments and agencies. These plans contain descriptions of the 
agencies' most important significant regulatory actions. Each of these 
agencies has also submitted a regulatory agenda describing their other 
regulatory actions. The regulatory agendas for these 29 agencies and 34 
other agencies appear in Parts III-LXV of this issue of the Federal 
Register.

ADDRESSES: Regulatory Information Service Center, 750 17th Street NW., 
Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about specific 
regulatory actions, please refer to the Agency Contact listed for each 
entry.

    To provide comment on or to obtain further information about this 
publication, contact: Mark G. Schoenberg, Executive Director, 
Regulatory Information Service Center, 750 17th Street NW., Suite 500, 
Washington, DC 20006, (202) 634-6222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

                            TABLE OF CONTENTS                           

Pages: 1 2 3 Next >>

Other Popular 1994 Unified Agenda Documents:

1 ua14no94 FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION (FMC)...
2 ua14no94 CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC)...
3 ua14no94 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ)...
4 ua14no94 No Title Found (Federal Register)...
5 ua14no94 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION...
6 ua25ap94 4601. FAR CASE 91-67, EMPLOYEE STOCK OWNERSHIP PLANS...
7 ua14no94 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)...
8 ua14no94 ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD...
9 ua14no94 TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY...
10 ua25ap94 4817. REGULATION: H--MEMBERSHIP OF STATE BANKING INSTITUTIONS IN...
11 ua25ap94 4104. ALTERNATIVES FOR INTERPRETING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN...
12 ua14no94 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION...
13 ua14no94 FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION (FERC)...
14 ua14no94 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)...
15 ua25ap94 601. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH--DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN FISHING...
16 ua25ap94 Securities and Exchange Commission...
17 ua25ap94 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...
18 ua14no94 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)...
19 ua14no94 SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION...
20 ua14no94 General Administration (ADMIN)...
21 ua14no94 FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY...
22 ua14no94 Public Health Service (PHS)--Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
23 ua14no94 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET...
24 ua25ap94 868. SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, AND ENGINEERING (SME) EDUCATION...
25 ua14no94 CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION...
26 ua25ap94 2659. LATERAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY...
27 ua14no94 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)...
28 ua14no94 Office of the Secretary (HUDSEC)...
29 ua14no94 RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD...
30 ua14no94 FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD...


Other Documents:

1994 Unified Agenda Records and Documents

GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions

Additional

1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy