By Molly Byrne
In July 2023, the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) reviewed 55 significant regulatory actions issued by federal agencies. OIRA approved three of these rules with no changes and approved the intent of 50 rules while recommending changes to their content. Two rules were withdrawn from the review process by the issuing agency.
“OIRA reviewed 47 significant regulatory actions in July 2022, 43 significant regulatory actions in July 2021, 73 significant regulatory actions in July 2020, 51 significant regulatory actions in July 2019, 36 significant regulatory actions in July 2018, and 19 significant regulatory actions in July 2017,” said Ballotpedia.
OIRA has reviewed a total of 323 significant rules in 2023. The agency reviewed a total of 485 significant rules in 2022, 502 significant rules in 2021, 676 significant rules in 2020, 475 significant rules in 2019, 355 significant rules in 2018, and 237 significant rules in 2017.
As of Aug. 1, 2023, OIRA’s website listed 120 regulatory actions under review.
​​OIRA is responsible for reviewing and coordinating what it deems to be all significant regulatory actions made by federal agencies, except for independent federal agencies.
Significant regulatory actions include agency rules that have had or may have a large impact on the economy, environment, public health, or state and local governments and communities. These regulatory actions may also conflict with other regulations or with the priorities of the president.
“In June 2023, the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) reviewed 48 significant regulatory actions issued by federal agencies, up from 35 in May,” said Ballotpedia.
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