Congressional Review Act

Regulatory staff continue to advance the Administration’s regulatory agenda, including issuing proposed and final rules. This blog post highlights the status of key natural resource regulatory actions.
Continue Reading COVID-19 and the CRA Deadline: Status of the Natural Resources Regulatory Agenda

Rolling back environmental regulations is a priority of the Trump administration, but revising or withdrawing guidance may be a faster and more effective means to achieve near-term change, Andrew J. Turner and Alexandra Hamilton of Hunton & Williams say in this analysis article.
Continue Reading Practitioner Insights: Is Agency Guidance the Low-Hanging Fruit for Regulatory Reform?

The effects of the regulatory reform initiatives of the Trump Administration are beginning to be felt at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with the formal action by OSHA to finalize withdrawal of the “Volks Rule” regulation. On May 3, 2017, in response to a CRA resolution of disapproval, OSHA published a final rule removing amendments to OSHA’s recordkeeping regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations.
Continue Reading I’ve Been CRA’d! What Happens Now? OSHA Formally Repeals Volks Rule