Without careful oversight, regulations may not achieve initial goals, may become outdated, or may unnecessarily burden regulated entities. Regulations may also change the behaviors of regulated entities and the public in ways that cannot be predicted by prospective analysis prior to implementation.
In this hearing, the Subcommittee discussed the numbers of regulations reviewed and the results of the reviews, as well as how agencies have prioritized their reviews and how they are planning for retrospective reviews as they draft new regulations.
Acting Office Director, Office of Regulatory Policy and Management, Office of Policy
Environmental Protection Agency
Deputy Director for Program Analysis, Office of Budget and Program Analysis
Department of Agriculture