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Looking Back and Moving Forward: Retrospective Regulatory Analysis Under Executive Order 13563

Categorized Under: Strategy, Policy Analysis, + Regulatory Development



Executive Order 13563, in Section 6(b), renews the call for retrospective analyses of existing significant regulations to determine whether any such regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed. In doing so, Executive Order 13563 emphasizes and reaffirms similar requirements in Executive Order 12866 and the Regulatory Flexibility Act. In this ICF white paper, we discuss these requirements, common roadblocks agencies face as they seek to comply with the requirements, and what is needed to overcome these roadblocks.

Authored By

  • John Collier

    Vice PresidentICF International

    John Collier has more than 20 years of experience in supporting clients in regulatory development, economic analysis, and financial analysis. He has led cost-benefit analyses, small business impact analyses, and retrospective studies spanning numerous regulatory agencies.

    Mr. Collier has an M.B.A. in Finance and Statistics and a B.A. in Economics, both from the University of Chicago. He also has a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

  • Elizabeth Gormsen

    ManagerICF International

    Elizabeth Gormsen has more than 10 years of experience in public policy and technical analyses. She specializes in regulatory and financial analysis and provides regulatory support services on numerous projects for various U.S. government clients. Ms. Gormsen has been the lead policy analyst on projects for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S. Department of Energy (DoE).

Insight Details

Published: May 18, 2011
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Source: ICF International

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