WHITE HOUSE HOLDING AGENCIES ACCOUNTABLE AS THEY CUT REGULATIONS - May 8, 2017
White House Lays Out Plan to Hold Agencies Accountable for Cutting Regulations
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The White House plans to hold agencies to strict account as they begin efforts to reduce their regulatory operations, requiring them to create goals and report regularly on their progress.
In recent guidance spelling out how to comply with President Trump’s executive order establishing task forces across government to weed out unnecessary regulations, the Office of Management and Budget directed agencies to develop performance metrics in conjunction with their 2010 Government Performance and Results Modernization Act efforts. Dominic Mancini, acting administrator for OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, said the reporting requirements of the February order would apply to all Cabinet-level departments, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA. Independent regulatory agencies are not subject to the order, Mancini said, though they are “still encouraged to comply.”