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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Plan to Review Federal Regulations

Release Date: 03/08/2011
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

(ATLANTA - Mar. 8, 2011) — On Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Atlanta, Ga., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a public listening session for citizens to provide input on EPA’s retrospective review of regulations as part of the agency’s response to President Obama’s January 18, 2011 Executive Order (EO) 13563, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.”

TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
PLACE: Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

      Conference Room B.
      61 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, GA, 30301

Walk-ins will be accommodated when time allows and written comments will be accepted at the hearing.

EO 13563 directs each federal agency to consider how best to promote retrospective analysis of rules that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome. Specifically, the EO calls on every agency to develop 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its existing significant regulations to determine whether such regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded or repealed to make the agency’s regulatory program more effective and or less burdensome in achieving its regulatory objectives.

To pre-register to speak, please contact Wanda L. Johnson, at R4improvingregulations@epa.gov, by Monday, March 14, 2011. More information on listening sessions, periodic retrospective review and instructions for submitting written comments:www.epa.gov/improvingregulations.

Comments must be received on or before March 20, 2011. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:
    E-mail: Comments may be sent by electronic mail (e-mail) to ImprovingRegulations.SuggestionBox@epa.gov or via www.epa.gov/improvingregulations,
    Fax: Fax your comments to: 202-566-9744,
    Mail: Send your comments to: Improving Regulations Docket ,Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center, Mail code: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460,
    Hand delivery or courier: Deliver your comments to: Improving Regulations Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
The Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center is a Federal Government building and security procedures are strictly enforced. You must present the security guard with valid photo identification in order to access the facilities.