How agencies can be more agile in the rules-driven business of rule-making

A new study from the National Academy of Public Administration, offers ways the regulatory process can become more agile.

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Guess what costs $200 billion and requires 131 million hours?

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(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)FILE  - In this Aug. 7, 2019, photo, the Kingston Fossil Plant stands near a waterway in Kingston, Tenn. The Trump administration will let some leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash storage ponds stay in operation for years more and some unlined ponds stay open indefinitely under a rule change announced Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.  In 2008, the six-story-tall dike on a massive coal ash pond at the Tennessee plant collapsed, releasing more than a billion gallons of coal ash into the Swan Pond community. It remains the largest industrial spill in modern U.S. history and prompted the 2015 regulations that were intended to increase oversight of the industry. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Measuring the Trump administration’s goal of decreasing agency regulations

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EPA proposal on regulations: More consistency, or end-run around requirements?

The EPA says it wants to “provide a consistent and transparent interpretation” of the cost-benefit analysis required for most major regulations, but…

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Dan Bosch: Agencies paring down outdated regulations under Trump administration guidance

The American Action Forum counted about 3.75 deregulatory actions for every regulatory action under Executive Order 13771, based on data from the Office…

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VA doctors can now treat patients in other states via telehealth

In today’s Federal Newscast, a rule allowing Veterans Affairs providers to administer healthcare across state lines using virtual technology becomes finalized.

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