EPA Requests Comments on Regulations for Repeal, Replacement, or Modification



In the April 13th Federal Register, the EPA published a request for input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. The request comes after a February 24th executive order signed by President Trump. Executive Order 13777, "Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda," directs each federal agency to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force, with the intent of identifying regulations that, among other things:

  • Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation;
  • Are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective;
  • Impose costs that exceed benefits;
  • Derive from or implement Executive Orders or other Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or substantially modified.

The EPA requests all written comments be submitted no later than May 15, 2017 via Regulations.gov, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OA-2017-0190. For more information, the original article in the Federal Register can be accessed here.

If you would like more information on how Trinity can assist in the process of drafting or submitting comments, please contact Jeremy Jewell in our Tulsa office at (918) 622-7111, or Jeremy Townley in our OKC office at (405) 848-3724.