Bills Call on EPA, Other Agencies to ‘Sunset’ Regulations
April 28 (BNA) - The Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies would be required to review existing regulations and weed out those they consider duplicative or outdated under a bill introduced in the House and Senate today.
The Regulatory Review and Sunset Act of 2015 (H.R. 2010), introduced in the House by Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.), would direct agencies to review existing rules for those that might be considered “obsolete, unnecessary, duplicative, conflicting, or otherwise inconsistent” with other rules. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) introduced the Senate version of the sunset legislation; a bill number has yet to be issued.
The House and Senate bills would create a formal process for the public to petition agencies to review specific regulations and require agencies to respond to those petitions within 90 days.