Regulatory Memo


TO:  Government Affairs Committee
Government Affairs Steering Group
FROM:ACI-NA Government Affairs
DATE: January 21, 2011
SUBJECT:Regulatory Review
GA MEMO:2011-3
On January 18, President Obama signed Executive Order 13563 directing all federal agencies within 120 days to  “develop and submit to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) a preliminary plan, consistent with law and its resources and regulatory priorities, under which the agency will periodically review its existing significant regulations to determine whether any such regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed so as to make the agency’s regulatory program more effective or less burdensome in achieving the regulatory objectives.”  The Presidential Order also provides valuable information on the general principles of   regulation and public participation in the regulatory process that will be useful in the OIRA evaluation. 
In an Op-Ed in The Washington Post, President Obama emphasized “We are also making it our mission to root out regulations that conflict, that are not worth the cost, or that are just plain dumb.” 
ACI-NA is seeking member input to develop a list of regulations, advisory circulars, security directives and federal policies that should be considered for modification or repeal by various federal agencies. We are initially focusing on recent and ongoing FAA, EPA and TSA regulatory efforts, including informal regulations that have been promulgated via advisory circulars and other program guidance documents.  Such efforts include the FAA's ongoing airport SMS rulemaking, airport geographic information systems (GIS) survey requirements, revisions to 14 CFR Part 139 planned for later this year and the Deicing EPA Effluent Limitation Guidelines.  
In addition to submitting this information to the appropriate federal regulatory agency, ACI-NA also plans to share relevant information with the House Government Oversight Committee, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the House Homeland Security Committee and the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.
Please send your Committee Secretary or Chris Oswald the specific regulation, advisory circular, security directive and/or federal policy that you believe should be considered for modification or repeal, along with the justification for such action by February 25, 2011.
Please contact ACI-NA’s Government Affairs staff should you have any additional questions or concerns.
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