Reducing Reporting and Paperwork Burdens
The Department of Labor is taking meaningful steps to reduce regulatory, paperwork and reporting burdens on the American people, including small businesses.
- Read the January 30, 2017 Presidential Executive Order 13771 on Reducing Regulations and Controlling Regulatory Costs (PDF)
- Read the February 24, 2017 Presidential Executive Order 13777 on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda Regulatory
- Read OIRA's Memorandum on Reducing Reporting and Paperwork Burdens, June 2012 (PDF)
- Read the Department's Burden Reduction Initiatives Plan (PDF)
On December 14, 2017, the entirety of the Department's fall 2017 regulatory plan statement and agenda was made available at www.reginfo.gov. The regulatory agenda is a listing of all the regulations the Department of Labor expects to have under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review during the coming 6- to 12-month period.
Other Regulations Currently Open for Comment
The following regulations are currently open for comment at Regulations.gov:
- EBSA's AHPs Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (RIN: 1210-AB85) – The NPRM published on January 5, 2018. The comment period ends Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules
Executive Order 13563 "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review" (76 FR 3821) was issued on January 18, 2011. The Executive Order required agencies to develop and submit a preliminary plan explaining how each agency planned to review existing significant regulations to identify whether any regulations may be made more effective or less burdensome. The Department's Latest Retrospective Review Progress Report was made available to the public in July 2016 (OIRA has not requested an update).