Regulatory Reform Programs

President Obama has directed federal agencies, through Executive Orders 13563 (January 18, 2011) and 13610 (May 10, 2012), to undertake a retrospective review of existing regulations to identify those that should be modified, streamlined, expanded or repealed.  Further, EO 13610 mandates that members of the public and the regulated community shall be invited to participate in the retrospective review and to make suggestions as to which regulations require change and how they should be changed.

The Council has monitored programs from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration responsive to the EO 13563 and 13610.  Both of these agencies have developed a sizable list of regulatory revisions that range from the trivial to the helpful.  The Council will advise members of significant developments.

More importantly, the precedent established by these programs should enable the regulated community to propose more substantive changes in the future.  The Council will identify regulatory revisions that can remove unnecessary and duplicative burdens affecting member companies and others in the copper and brass supply chain.