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Executive Orders

E.O. 12866 — Regulatory Planning and Review*
Background on E.O. 12866

E.O. 13563 — Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review*

E.O. 13579 — Regulation and Independent Regulatory Agencies*

E.O. 13132 — Federalism
Background on E.O. 13132

E.O. 13272 — Small Entities in Agency Rulemaking
Background on E.O 13272

E.O. 13175 — Indian Tribal Governments

E.O. 13045 — Children's Health and Safety

E.O. 12898 — Environmental Justice

E.O. 12630 — Constitutionally Protected Property Rights

E.O. 13211 — Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use

For historical executive orders, visit the Executive Order Archive


OMB Documents

Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices
Background on the Bulletin

Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review
Background on the Bulletin

OMB Circular A-4: Regulatory Analysis*

OMB Reports to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Regulations
Background on the Report

Current Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan*
How to read the Unified Agenda
Background on Unified Agenda
Background on Regulatory Plan

Past Unified Agendas*



Executive Order 12866 reviews, conducted by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs


The Center for Effective Government Reports

The Center for Effective Government regularly prepares reports and detailed analyses on a variety of current issues in regulatory policy. Click here for a list. 

Legal Framework

Administrative Procedure Act
Background on APA

Paperwork Reduction Act
Background on PRA

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
Background on UMRA

Regulatory Flexibility Act
Background on RFA

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act
Background on SBREFA

Congressional Review Act
Background on CRA

Data Quality Act
Background on the DQA

Regulatory Right-to-Know Act
Background on the Reg RTK Act

Federal Advisory Committee Act
Background on FACA

Freedom of Information Act
Background on FOIA

National Environmental Policy Act*
Background on NEPA


Government Reports

CRS: Federal Advisory Committees: A Primer (Mar, 2007)*

CRS: The Federal Rulemaking Process: An Overview (Feb, 2007)*

CRS: Changes to the OMB Regulatory Review Process by Executive Order 13422 (Feb, 2007)*

NRC: Scientific Review of the Proposed Risk Assessment Bulletin from the Office of Management and Budget (Jan, 2007)*

For more government reports, visit the reports archive.


Other Information*
Federal rules database and comment submission portal*
Regulatory review and information collection request database

GAO Federal Rules Database*
Basic information and GAO reports on finalized rules

Justia Regulation Tracker*
Database of proposed rules, final rules, and notices


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