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. On March 21, 2011 the Department issued a request for information (RFI) seeking public comment on how it could improve any of its significant regulations by modifying, streamlining, expanding or repealing them. The public was invited to comment using the Ideascale public comment tool.
- Reducing Regulatory Burden; Retrospective Review Under EO 13563, Request for Information - March 21, 2011 (PDF)
- Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review (PDF)
- Executive Order 13563, "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review" (PDF)
- "Retrospective Analysis of Existing Significant Regulations" (PDF)
- Final Plans for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules (PDF)
DOL Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules
Public input was used to inform development of the Department's final Plan for Retrospective Analysis of existing rules. In accordance with Executive Order 13563, the Department updates its plan regularly and issues progress reports on the status of our plan:
- Read the Department's Latest Retrospective Review Progress Report - July 2016 (PDF)
- Previous Reports
Reducing Reporting and Paperwork Burdens
Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and Executive Order 13610, the Department of Labor is taking meaningful steps to reduce 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 137777 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)
The entirety of the Department's regulatory agenda 2017 Update and regulatory plan statement 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:
- Claims Procedure: Plans Providing Disability Benefits (RIN: 1210-AB39). Comments on the proposal to extend the applicability date for 90 dates must be submitted on or before October 27, 2017. Comments providing data and otherwise germane to the examination of the merits of rescinding, modifying, or retaining the rule must be submitted to the Department on or before December 11, 2017.
- Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services under the Affordable Care Act (RIN: 1210-AB83). Written comments on these interim final rules are invited and must be received by December 5, 2017.
- Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services under the Affordable Care Act (RIN: 1210-AB84). Written comments on these interim final rules are invited and must be received by December 5, 2017.
- Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust: Request for Information; Reopening of Rulemaking Record; Extension of Comment Period (RIN: 1219-AB86). The comment period for the request for information, published on June 8, 2016 (81 FR 36826), and closed on November 30, 2016, (81 FR 58424) is reopened. Comments must be received on or before midnight Eastern Standard Time on January 9, 2018.