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Laws & Regulations

Executive Order 13771 - Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

82 FR 9339; February 3, 2017

Executive Order (E.O.) 13771 was issued by President Donald J. Trump in 2017.  It directs all agencies to repeal at least two existing regulations for each new regulation issued in FY 2017 and thereafter.

It further directs agencies that the “total incremental costs of all regulations should be no greater than zero” in FY 2017.  For FY 2018 and beyond, the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is to provide agencies with a total amount of incremental costs that will be allowed.

E.O. 12866 continues to provide agencies with structure over regulatory planning and review.  As such, OMB instructs agencies, except where prohibited by law, to continue to assess and consider both the benefits and costs of regulatory actions, including deregulatory actions, when making regulatory decisions, and issue regulations only upon a reasoned determination that benefits justify costs.