[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 50 (Tuesday, March 17, 2009)]
[Pages 11383-11384]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5763]



Federal Regulatory Review

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the 

ACTION: Extension of request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
extends the deadline for public comments on how to improve the process 
and principles governing Federal regulatory review.

DATES: Comments must be in writing and received by March 31, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by one of the following methods:
     E-mail: [email protected].
     Fax: (202) 395-7245.
     Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Records 
Management Center, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Mabel Echols, 
10th Floor NEOB, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. We are 
still experiencing delays in the regular mail, including first class 
and express mail. To ensure that your comments are received on time, we 
recommend that comments be electronically submitted.
    All comments submitted in response to this notice will be made 
available to the public on OMB's Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov. For 
this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a 
confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or 
proprietary information. If you send an e-mail comment directly to OMB, 
your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part 
of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available 
on the Internet.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mabel Echols, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Records Management Center, Office of Management 
and Budget, 10th Floor NEOB, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20503. Telephone: (202) 395-6880.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with the President's Memorandum 
for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, published in the 
Federal Register [74 FR 5977], the Director of OMB is developing a set 
of recommendations for a new Executive Order on Federal regulatory 
review. Among other things, the President stated that the 
recommendations should offer suggestions for the following:
     The relationship between OIRA and the agencies;
     Disclosure and transparency;
     Encouraging public participation in agency regulatory 
     The role of cost-benefit analysis;
     The role of distributional considerations, fairness, and 
concern for the interests of future generations;
     Methods of ensuring that regulatory review does not 
produce undue delay;
     The role of the behavioral sciences in formulating 
regulatory policy; and
     The best tools for achieving public goals through the 
regulatory process.
    On February 26, 2009, the Director of OMB issued a notice, 
published in the

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Federal Register [74 FR 8819], inviting public comments on the 
principles and procedures governing regulatory review. He requested 
that comments be received by March 16, 2009. Today's action extending 
the comment period to March 31, 2009 was prompted by requests from a 
number of interested members of the public. The Director of OMB 
believes that, due to the unusually high level of public interest, 
additional time is warranted.
    This public process is not intended to, and does not, create any 
right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in 
equity by any party against the United States, its departments, 
agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other 

Kevin F. Neyland,
Acting Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. E9-5763 Filed 3-16-09; 8:45 am]