March 10, 2009

Recommendations for OIRA Reform

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This letter responds to the president's request for recommendations in overhauling EO 12866, which currently sets OIRA procedures and responsibilities. Director of Regulatory Studies Program at the Mercatus Center, Richard Williams, includes the following three suggestions:

  • Incorporate performance management into regulatory analysis.
  • Provide agencies with a greater burden of proof for more restrictive regulations.
  • Extend regulatory review to independent agencies.