Volume 23, 2012
Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Meeting
Mercy Berman, Jeanne M. Logsdon
Business Participation in Regulatory Reform
Responses to Obama’s Executive Order 13563
President Barack Obama ordered federal regulatory agencies to engage in a retrospective regulatory review process in early 2011. This paper reports the initial results of an analysis of participation in the notice and comment process by business and public interest groups. The focus of the analysis is on comments given to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Some attention is given to the EPA’s identification of regulations to be reviewed, as a result of this process.