Section 610 Review
Section 610 reviews are periodic reviews of existing regulations with significant economic impact, as outlined under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. § 610(c)). The purpose of the reviews is to assess the following:
- the continued need for the rule;
- the nature of complaints or comments received concerning the rule from the public;
- the complexity of the rule;
- the extent to which the rule overlaps, duplicates or conflicts with other Federal rules, and, to the extent feasible, with State and local governmental rules; and
- the length of time since the rule has been evaluated or the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the rule.
A list of rules undergoing a 610 review is published each year in the Federal Register by each agency.