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Agency Progress in Retrospective Review of Existing Regulations

Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management

Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

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Without careful oversight, regulations may not achieve initial goals, may become outdated, or may unnecessarily burden regulated entities.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.