Today President Trump signed an executive order (EO) directing each federal agency and department to identify regulations that the administration considers no longer needed. The President’s Executive Order on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda requires the head of each agency to designate within 60 days a Regulatory Reform Official (RRO) and the establishment of a Regulatory Reform Task Force composed of the agency RRO, the agency Regulatory Policy Officer, a representative from the agency’s central policy office, and at least three additional senior agency officials. Each Regulatory Reform Task Force will evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations to the agency head regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification. Other entities staffed by officials of multiple agencies, such as the Chief Acquisition Officers Council, shall form Joint Regulatory Reform Task Forces that will implement this EO with the Regulatory Reform Task Forces of their respective agencies. Within 90 days (May 25) of this EO and on a schedule determined by the agency head thereafter, each Regulatory Reform Task Force shall provide a report to the agency head detailing the agency’s progress. Those agencies directors that determine that their agency generally issues very few or no regulations can request a waiver for compliance.
Executive Order on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda: