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RECOMMENDED LIST OF REGULATIONS TO REMOVE

Agriculture Department
DOCUMENT
CITATION OR
CODE

EFFECTIVE/
PUBLISHED
DATE

National School Lunch Program and
School Breakfast Program: Nutrition
Standards for All Foods Sold in School
as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free
Kids Act of 2010

75 FR 41796

2

National Forest System Land
Management Planning

3

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COST OF RULE

NOTES

1

7/19/2010

Score associated in GAO
link

The regulations have proven to be
burdensome and unworkable for
schools to implement. Schools are
throwing food away that students are
not eating.

36 CFR Part 219

10/12/2016

Cost not available

These rules are excessively
burdensome. It allows the forest
service to maintain lands not
designated by congress as federal
lands.

Food Safety and Inspection Service
Rule establishing an inspection program
for fish incl ding catfish

9 CFR Parts 300,
530-534, 552,
555, 557, 559-561

2/24/2011

Cost not available

https: repealcatfish com

4

Food and Nutrition Services

81 FR 75671

11/1/2016

Cost not available

Child and Adult Care Food Program:
Meal Pattern Revisions Related to
the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of
2010; Corrections

5

Commodity Credit Corporation

81 FR 71818

10/18/2016

Cost not available

Agricultural Conservation Easement
Program

6

Rural Utilities Services, Agriculture

81 FR 63051

9/14/2016

Score associated in GAO
link

Rural Broadband Access Loans and
Loan Guarantees; Correction

7

Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Services

81 FR 59427

10/31/2016

Cost not available

Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous
Products; Packaging and Labeling

8

General Administrative Regulations;
Catastrophic Risk Protection
Endorsement; Area Risk Protection
Insurance Regulations; And The
Common Crop Insurance Regulations,
Basic Provisions

81 FR 42453

6/30/2016

Cost not available

9

Rural Utilities Services

81 FR 54477

8/16/2016

Cost not available

Guaranteed Loanmaking and
Servicing Regulations; Correction

10

National Organic Program

81 FR 21955

4/13/2016

$256 million

11

Farm Service Agency

81 FR 51273

8/3/2016

Cost not available

Environmental Policies and
Procedures; Compliance With the
National Environmental Policy Act
and Related Authorities

12

Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Services

81 FR 47005

7/20/2016

Cost not available

Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and
Analogous Products; Single Label
Claim for Veterinary Biological
Products

13

Food and Safety Inspection Service

81 FR 46570

9/16/2016

Cost not available

Requirements for the Disposition of
Non-Ambulatory Disabled Veal Calves

14

Food and Safety Inspection Service

81 FR 42225

8/29/2016

Cost not available

Electronic Export Application and
Certification Charge le i ilit in the
Requirements for Export Inspection
Marks e ices and Certificates gg
rod cts
port Certification

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Removal Of Mandatory Country Of Origin
Labeling Requirements For Beef And
Pork Muscle Cuts, Ground Beef, And
Ground Pork

81 FR 10755

3/2/2016

Cost not available

This is a federalism and sovereignty
issue. "the amended COOL measure
entails increased detrimental impact
on imported livestock.” As a result, U.S.
industries, not just those in agriculture,
could face retaliation by Canada and
Mexico that could cost the domestic
economy billions of dollars."

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
National School Lunch Program And School
Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards For
All Foods Sold In School As Required By
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Of 2010

81 FR 50132

7/29/2016

Cost not available

These rules are hallmarks of the
Obama administration, but kids
aren't eating the foods, industries
can't comply with the standards, and
schools are wasting money.

Department of Defense
EFFECTIVE/
PUBLISHED
DATE

COST OF RULE

NOTES

12/3/2015

Cost not available

This action opens all combat
positions to women.

81 FR 48890

6/26/2016

Cost not available

Department of the Army, Corps of
Engineers; Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA)
Clean ater R le: efinition of
aters
of the United States"

Docket ID:
EPA-HQOW-2011-0880

Fall 2015

Not capable of being
calculated

The r le which attempts to define
“waters of the United States” (WOTUS)
could cover almost any water, giving
the two agencies far greater power
than authorized under the CWA.

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Refuse to mandate more expensive
Defense Department energy alternatives.

10 U.S. Code §
2911.

Cost not available

Oil products may be expensive, but
they are the least expensive option
currently available. Forcing the
military to purchase more expensive
alternatives would leave fewer
resources for training, modernization,
and recapitalization, resulting in a
less capable military.

DoD Environmental Laboratory
Accreditation Program (ELAP)

11/17/2016

Cost not available

We should be spending money for
defense where its needed, not on
environmental projects.

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Fair Pay
And Safe Workplaces

8/25/2016

Cost not available

The proposed rule was issued back in
May of 2015 and there has been lots
written about it (and more than 10,000
comments and responses submitted).

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Overturn DOD memorandum and
reinstate 1994 Direct Ground Combat
efinition and ssignment R le

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Transit Asset Management; National
Transit Database; FTA-2014-0020

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DOCUMENT
CITATION OR
CODE

81 FR 58562

Department of Education
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orrower defense to repa ment
finali ed last month.

Student Assistance General Provisions,
Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal
Family Education Loan Program, and
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan
Program

DOCUMENT
CITATION OR
CODE

34 CFR ch VI

EFFECTIVE/
PUBLISHED
DATE

11/1/2013

2

COST OF RULE

NOTES

Cost not available

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Re iring the new form and financial
documentation to be provided upfront
will delay the process of helping the
orrower toward financial s ccess
Completing lengthy forms which often
require multiple conversations and then
re esting financial doc ment when
the borrower may not be in hardship
burdens the process, creates confusion,
and invades the privacy of the borrower.

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Gainful Employment

34 CFR Parts 600
and 668

Teacher Preparation Issues

Office for Civil Rights
Transgender and GenderNoncomforming Students

34 C.F.R. §
106.8(a)

7/1/2015

Cost not available

Gainful Employment. Title I stipulates
that a university must provide a
program that prepares students
for “gainful employment.” The U.S.
Department of Education has been
aggressive in promulgating rules
on gainful employment during the
Obama Administration.

11/17/2016

Cost not available

Unfunded mandates on PK-12 schools,
states, and institutions of higher
education” and says the regulation
“encroaches on both local and state
decision making, as well as on the
academic autonomy of higher education.

5/13/2016

Cost not available

Let alone, how burdensome this rule
has been in states like NC, VA, etc,
it also distorts local decision making
and places children at risk.

Department of Energy
DOCUMENT
CITATION OR
CODE

EFFECTIVE/
PUBLISHED
DATE

COST OF RULE

NOTES

Clothes Washer Energy Conservation
Standards

10 CFR Part 430

2/28/2014

Cost not available

Not only is this burdensome but
its crony: certain corporations like
energ star enefit from these
standards.

Alternative Fuel Transportation Program

10 CFR 490

80 Fed. Reg.
64,662

Cost not available

Billions of dollars have been sunk
into this program for years. In fact,
Elon Musk, the Tesla guy, has been
subsidized by taxpayers to the tune
of $4.6 billion.

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10 CFR 460

11/1/2016

$4,112 million

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Energy Conservation Program for Certain
Industrial Equipment: Energy Conservation
Standards for Small, Large, and Very
Large Air-Cooled Commercial Package Air
Conditioning and Heating Equipment and
Commercial Warm Air Furnaces

fficienc Standards:

o sing

10 CFR Part 431

5/24/2016

$741 million annually

The furnace rule’s cost will vary
according to region and furnace type,
but AAC’s Dan Batkins puts it at $741
million annually, making this — to
industry, anyway — the most costly
regulation in the pre-May 18 batch.

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Standards for Ceiling Fan Light Kits

10 CFR 430

3/7/2016

Score associated in GAO
link

These energy conservation standards are
burdensome, costly, and implausible to
compl with
rther it enefits certain
larger companies receiving kick-backs
from the govt for participating.

Standards for Refrigerated Bottled or
Canned Beverage Vending Machines

10 CFR 431

4/25/2016

DOE estimated the cost of
the standards in this rule
to be $1.8 million per year
in increased equipment
costs

These energy conservation standards
are burdensome, costly, and
implausible to comply with. Further,
it enefits certain larger companies
receiving kick-backs from the govt
for participating.

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SuperTruck I initiative

Cost not available

The trucks being developed by heavyduty manufacturers Cummins and
Peterbilt, are extremely costly and its
complete cronyism. For FY2016 alone
$167million was invested into this
program.

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Conservation Standards: Ceiling Fans

81 FR 1687

1/13/2016

$2,400 million

The conservation rules are a part of
the green agenda being pushed by
the left: the re costl
enefit onl
certain providers, and dramatically
effect markets like real estate and
construction.

Conservation Standards: Central Air
Conditioners

10 CFR 430.32(c)
(2)

11/14/2016

Cost not available

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fficienc Standards: ower S pplies

81 FR 52195

8/5/2016

$4,620 million

fficienc Standards:

81 FR 34439

5/31/2016

$2,500 million

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Conservation Standards: Boilers

eating

ipment

81 FR 15835

3/24/2016

$863 million

Conservation Standards: Ovens

81 FR 60783

9/2/2016

$800 million

Conservation Standards: Portable A/C

81 FR 38397

6/13/2016

$510 million

Conservation Standards: Gas Furnaces

81 FR 65719

9/23/2016

$9,200 million

Conservation Standards: Dishwashers

79 FR 76141

12/19/2014

$7,100 million

Conservation Standards: Hearth
Products

80 FR 7081

2/9/2015

$1,004 million

Conservation Standards: Freezers

81 FR 62979, 10
CFR Part 431

9/13/2016

$800 million

Energy Conservation Program:
Energy Conservation Standards for
eh midifiers

81 FR 38337

8/12/2016

Cost not available

Energy Conservation Program: Energy
Conservation Standards for Battery
Chargers

81 FR 38265

8/12/2016

Cost not available

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Final Coverage Determination;
Test Procedures for Miscellaneous
Refrigeration Products

81 FR 46767

8/17/2016

Cost not available

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Energy Conservation Program:
Enforcement of Regional Standards for
Central Air Conditioners

81 FR 45387

8/15/2016

Cost not available

Energy Conservation Program:
Energy Conservation Standards for
Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products

81 FR 75194

2/27/2017

Cost not available

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Revised Critical Infrastructure Protection
Reliability Standards

81 FR 49878

7/29/2016

Cost not available

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Energy Conservation Program: Energy
Conservation Standards For Battery
Chargers

81 FR 38266

6/13/2016

Cost not available

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Energy Conservation Program:
Energy Conservation Standards For
eh midifiers

81 FR 38338

6/13/2016

Cost not available

This effects several sectors in the
economy, large industries and small
like neighborhood ice cream shops.

Department of Health and Human Services
DOCUMENT
CITATION OR
CODE

EFFECTIVE/
PUBLISHED
DATE

FDA
Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition
and Supplement Facts Labels

21 CFR 101.9,21
CFR 101.36

05/00/2016

FDA
Deeming tobacco products to be subject
to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic
Act

Not Yet
Determined

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05/00/2016

4

COST OF RULE

NOTES

Costs ranging between
$0.2, $0.5 and $0.8 billion
Costs range between
$48.5-102.5 million

The threat of FDA restrictions have
loomed over the cigar business ever
since the FDA took control over
cigarettes; yesterday morning, the
other shoe finall dropped The worst
fear of cigar manufacturers and
smokers alike has been that the FDA
will impose the same onerous premarket review requirements on cigars
that it currently places on cigarettes.

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ƹƺ

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services
Medicare and Medicaid Programs;
Emergency Preparedness Requirements
for Medicare and Medicaid Participating
Providers and Suppliers; Correction

ƹƻ

Regulation for the Enforcement of
Federal Health Care Provider Conscience
Protection Laws

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11/14/2016

Costs to the Federal
government will be
$700,000 annually.

76 FR 9968

2/23/2011

Cost not available

Reverse the Obama Administration’s
Directive Undermining Work
Requirements in TANF

TANF-ACFIM-2012-03
(Guidance
concerning
waiver and
expenditure
authority under
Section 1115)

7/12/2012

Cost not available

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Compliance with Title X Requirements
by Project Recipients in Selecting
Subrecipients

81 FR 61639

9/7/2016

Cost not available

ƺƴ

Coverage of Certain Preventative
Services under the Affordable Care Act

78 FR 39869

7/2/2013

Cost not available

ƺƵ

Reverse the 2015 rule dictating which
preventive health care services must be
covered under employer-provided health
insurance policies.

https://www.gpo.
gov/fdsys/pkg/
FR-2015-07-14/
pdf/2015-17076.
pdf

July 14, 2015

Cost not available

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O C ealth T Certification rogram:
Enhanced Oversight and Accountability

81 FR 72404

10/19/2016

Cost not available

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Medicare And Medicaid Programs;
Reform Of Requirements For Long-Term
Care Facilities

81 FR 68688

10/4/2016

The average costs per
facility are estimated to be
a o t 62 00 in the first
year and $55,000 per year.

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Child Care And Development Fund
(CCDF) Program

81 FR 67438

9/30/2016

Annualized costs
associated with these
provisions, averaged over a
ten year window, are $256
million and the annualized
amount of transfers is
approximately $840 million.

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Emergency Preparedness Requirements
For Medicare And Medicaid Participating
Providers And Suppliers

81 FR 63860

9/16/2016

Cost not available

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Safety And Effectiveness Of Consumer
Antiseptics; Topical Antimicrobial Drug
Products For Over-The-Counter-Human
Use

81 FR 61106

9/6/2016

Cost not available

5

This final r le esta lishes national
emergency preparedness requirements
for Medicare- and Medicaidparticipating providers and suppliers to
plan adequately for both natural and
man-made disasters, and coordinate
with federal, state, tribal, regional,
and local emergency preparedness
systems. But these are mandates on
state and local governments and the
private sector.

The Secretary should revoke the
Obama Administration’s 2012 directive
allowing Temporary Assistance
for Needy Families (TANF) work
requirements to be waived. The
directive gutted the most critical
element of the 1996 welfare reform.
Removing the waiver option would
prevent further undermining of
the already weakened TANF work
requirement.

The list includes hormonal birth
control and sterilization, as well
as “emergency contraceptives that
prevent implantation of an embryo”—
effectively abortion—regardless an
employer’s religious objections. The
rule sets up a process for obtaining
an employer exemption, if they are
deemed “eligible” by the government.

This final r le will re ise the
requirements that Long-Term Care
facilities must meet to participate in
the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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ƺƼ

Medicare Program; Inpatient
Rehabilitation Facility Prospective
Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year
2017. Final rule.

81 FR 56762

8/22/2016

Cost not available

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Medicare Program; Prospective Payment
System And Consolidated Billing For
Skilled Nursing Facilities For FY 2017,
SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program,
SNF Quality Reporting Program, And SNF
Payment Models Research

81 FR 51970

8/5/2016

Cost not available

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Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation
Facility Prospective Payment System For
Federal Fiscal Year 2017

81 FR 52056

8/5/2016

Cost not available

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Medicare Program; FF 2017 Hospice
Wage Index And Payment Rate Update
And Hospice Quality Reporting
Requirements

81 FR 52144

8/5/2016

Cost not available

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Confidentialit of atient Records

81 FR 6987

2/9/2016

$239 million

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Projection of Human Subjects

80 FR 53931

9/8/2015

$13,334 million

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Restricted Use of Sunlamp Products

80 FR 79493

12/22/2015

$1,126 million

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Medicare and Medicaid Critical Access

81 FR 39447

6/16/2016

$5,715 million

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Medicare and Medicaid Programs;
Revisions to Requirements for Discharge
Planning for Hospitals, Critical Access
Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies

80 FR 68125

11/3/2015

$1,895 million

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Medicare CHIP; Program Integrity

81 FR 10719

3/1/2016

$819 million

ƻƼ

Medicare Program; FY 2017 Inpatient
Psychiatric Facilities Prospective
Payment System--Rate Update

81 FR 50502

8/1/2016

Cost not available

ƻƽ

Medication Assisted Treatment For
Opioid Use Disorders

81 FR 44712

7/8/2016

Cost not available

Ƽƴ

Medicare Program; Medicare Clinical
Diagnostic Laboratory Tests Payment
System

81 FR 41036

6/23/2016

Cost not available

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Medicare Program; Medicare Shared
Savings Program; Accountable Care
Organizations--Revised Benchmark
Rebasing Methodology, Facilitating
Transition To Performance-Based Risk,
And Administrative Finality Of Financial
Calculations

81 FR 37950

6/10/2016

Cost not available

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FDA
Food Labeling: Revision Of The Nutrition
And Supplement Facts Labels

81 FR 33742

5/27/2016

Cost not available

6

This final r le will pdate the prospecti e
payment rates for inpatient rehabilitation
facilities ( R s) for federal fiscal ear
(FY) 2017 as required by the statute.
As required by section 1886(j)(5) of the
ct this r le incl des the classification
and weighting factors for the IRF
prospective payment systems (IRF PPS’s)
case-mix groups and a description of
the methodologies and data used in
computing the prospective payment
rates for Y 201 This final r le also
revises and updates quality measures
and reporting requirements under the IRF
quality reporting program (QRP).

The Food and Drug Administration
(FDA or we) is amending its labeling
regulations for conventional foods
and dietary supplements to provide
updated nutrition information on
the label to assist consumers in
maintaining healthy dietary practices.
This rule places regulations on the
serving sizes of breath mints” And
to the costs section: Ranging in $10
million in annualized food sales.

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ƼƷ

FDA
Mitigation Strategies To Protect Food
Against Intentional Adulteration

81 FR 34166

5/27/2016

Costs ranging between
$280-$490 million
annually

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FDA
Food Labeling: Serving Sizes Of Foods
That Can Reasonably Be Consumed
At One Eating Occasion; Dual-Column
Labeling; Updating, Modifying, And
Establishing Certain Reference Amounts
Customarily Consumed; Serving
Size For Breath Mints; And Technical
Amendments

21 CFR Part 101,
81 FR 34000

5/27/2016

Costs ranging between
$0.2, $0.5 and $0.8 billion

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Amendments to Regulations on Citizen
Petitions, Petitions for Stay of Action,
and Submission of Documents to
Dockets

21 CFR 10; 81 FR
78500

11/8/2016

$613,800

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dditions and Modifications to the
List of Drug Products That Have Been
Withdrawn or Removed From the Market
for Reasons of Safety or Effectiveness

21 CFR 216; 81 FR
69668

10/7/2016

Cost not available

Ƽƻ

Medicare and Medicaid Programs;
Reform of Requirements for Long-Term
Care Facilities

81 FR 68688

10/4/2016

$831 million (plus $736
million ear after the first
year)

ƼƼ

Clinical Trials Registration and Results
Information Submission

42 CFR 11; 81 FR
64981

21 Sept 2016

$59.6 million

Ƽƽ

Medicare and Medicaid Programs;
Emergency Preparedness Requirements
for Medicare and Medicaid Participating
Providers and Suppliers

81 FR 63859

16 Sept 2016

$18,395,175

ƽƴ

Removing Outmoded Regulations
Regarding the Smallpox Vaccine Injury
Compensation Program

42 CFR 102; 81 FR
62817

13 Sept 2016

Cost not available

ƽƵ

Safety and Effectiveness of Consumer
Antiseptics; Topical Antimicrobial Drug
Products for Over-the-Counter Human
Use

21 CFR 310; 81 FR
61106

6 Sept 2016

$106.3 to $402.8 million

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Head Start Performance Standards

45 CFR chapter
undef; 81 FR
61293

6 Sept 2016

$1,053,818,802

7

The FDA Food Safety Modernization
ct ( SM ) final r le is aimed at
preventing intentional adulteration
from acts intended to cause widescale harm to public health, including
acts of terrorism targeting the food
supply.” And total costs ranging
between $280-$490 million annually.

This rule would harm states that
have chosen to prioritize family
planning funds for health clinics
and community health centers
that seamlessly offer a full range of
healthcare services including family
planning, but do not participate in
abortion.

Rule

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RECOMMENDED LIST OF REGULATIONS TO REMOVE

Requirements for Foreign and Domestic
Establishment Registration and Listing
for Human Drugs, Including Drugs That
Are Regulated Under a Biologics License
Application, and Animal Drugs

81 FR 60169

8/31/2016

$59.7 million

ƽƸ

The FDA Food Safety Modernization
ct
tension and Clarification of
Compliance Dates for Certain Provisions
of Four Implementing Rules

81 FR 57784

8/24/2016

Cost not available

ƽƹ

Food Labeling; Calorie Labeling of
Articles of Food in Vending Machines;
Extension of Compliance Date

21 CFR 101, 21
CFR 11; 81 FR
50303

8/1/2016

Cost not available

ƽƺ

Nondiscrimination in Health Programs
and Activities; Correction

45 CFR 92; 81 FR
46613

7/18/2016

Cost not available

ƽƻ

Amendments to Registration of Food
Facilities

21 CFR 1; 81 FR
45911

7/14/2016

$27 million

ƽƼ

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire
Safety Requirements for Certain Health
Care Facilities; Correction

81 FR 42548

6/30/2016

Cost not available

ƽƽ

Medicare Program; Medicare Clinical
Diagnostic Laboratory Tests Payment
System

42 CFR 414; 81 FR
41035

7/23/2016

Cost not available

10ƴ

State Health Insurance Assistance
Program (SHIP)

42 CFR 403, 45
CFR 1331; 81 FR
35643

6/3/2016

Cost not available

10Ƶ

Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment
Policies Under the Physician Fee
Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B
for CY 2016; Corrections

42 CFR 414; 81 FR
34909

6/1/2016

Cost not available

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FDA
dditions and Modifications to the
List of Drug Products That Have Been
Withdrawn or Removed From the Market
for Reasons of Safety or Effectiveness

21 CFR 216; 81 FR
69668

10/10/2016

Cost not available

10Ʒ

FDA
Abbreviated New Drug Applications and
505(b)(2) Applications

21 CFR 314, 21
CFR 320; 81 FR
69580

10/6/2016

$466,450

10Ƹ

FDA
Safety and Effectiveness of Consumer
Antiseptics; Topical Antimicrobial Drug
Products for Over-the-Counter Human
Use

21 CFR 310; 81 FR
61106

6 Sept 2016

$106.3 to $402.8 million

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FDA
Use of Symbols in Labeling

81 FR 38911

6/15/2016

$6.6 to $22.3 million

conomicall significant
t
estimates are not available yet

Proposed rule*

Department of Homeland Security
DOCUMENT
CITATION OR
CODE

EFFECTIVE/
PUBLISHED
DATE

COST OF RULE

United States Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS)
DHS Rewrites 287(g) Agreements to
Curb Enforcement

2016-25192

7/10/2015

Cost not available

Establishment of the Electronic Visa
Update System (EVUS)

81 FR 72481

10/20/2016

Cost not available

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1ƴƼ

Adjudication of Adjustment of Status
Applications for Individuals Admitted
to the United States Under the Visa
Waiver Program
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services policy memorandum entitled
“Adjudication of Adjustment of Status
Applications for Individuals Admitted to
the United States Under the Visa Waiver
Program” dated November 14, 2013.

11/14/2013

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

1ƴƽ

Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with
Respect to Individuals Who Came to the
United States as Children
The memorandum from the Secretary of
Homeland Security entitled “Exercising
Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect
to Individuals Who Came to the United
States as Children” dated June 15, 2012.

6/15/2012

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

11ƴ

Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion
with Respect to Individuals Who Came
to the United States as Children and
with Respect to Certain Individuals
Who Are the Parents of U.S. Citizens or
Permanent Residents
The memorandum from the Secretary of
Homeland Security entitled “Exercising
Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect
to Individuals Who Came to the United
States as Children and with Respect to
Certain Individuals Who Are the Parents
of U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents”
dated November 20, 2014.

11/20/2014

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

11Ƶ

Expansion of the Provisional Waiver
Program
The memorandum from the Secretary of
Homeland Security entitled “Expansion
of the Provisional Waiver Program” dated
November 20, 2014.

81 FR 50243

8/29/2016

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

11ƶ

Retention of Immigrant Workers

81 FR 82398

11/18/2016

$706 million

11Ʒ

Policies for the Apprehension,
Detention and Removal of
Undocumented Immigrants
The memorandum from the Secretary
of Homeland Security entitled “Policies
for the Apprehension, Detention and
Removal of Undocumented Immigrants”
dated November 20, 2014.

11/20/2014

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

11Ƹ

Policies Supporting U.S. High-Skilled
Businesses and Workers
The memorandum from the Secretary
of Homeland Security entitled “Policies
Supporting U.S. High-Skilled Businesses
and Workers” dated November 20, 2014.

11/20/2014

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

11ƹ

Policies to Promote and Increase Access
to U.S. Citizenship
The memorandum from the Secretary
of Homeland Security entitled “Policies
to Promote and Increase Access to U.S.
Citizenship” dated November 20, 2014.

11/20/2014

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

11ƺ

Secure Communities is an American
deportation program that relies on
partnership among federal, state, and
local law enforcement agencies. U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE), the interior immigration enforcement
agency within the Department of Homeland
Security, is the program manager.
The memorandum from the Secretary
of Homeland Security entitled “Secure
Communities” dated November 20, 2014

7/1/2015

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

9

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RECOMMENDED LIST OF REGULATIONS TO REMOVE
1Ƶƻ

The memorandum from the Secretary of
Homeland Security entitled “Directive to
Provide Consistency Regarding Advance
Parole” dated November 20, 2014
Directive to Provide Consistency
Regarding Advance Parole

11/20/2014

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

11Ƽ

The memorandum from the Secretary
of Homeland Security entitled “Families
of U.S. Armed Forces Members and
Enlistees” dated November 20, 2014
Families of U.S. Armed Forces Members
and Enlistees

11/20/2014

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

1Ƶƽ

Presidential Memorandum -- Creating
Welcoming Communities and Fully
Integrating Immigrants and Refugees
The memorandum from the President
entitled “Creating Welcoming
Communities and Fully Integrating
Immigrants and Refugees” dated
November 21, 2014.

11/21/2014

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

12ƴ

Presidential Memorandum -Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S.
Immigrant Visa System for the 21st
Century
The memorandum from the President
entitled “Modernizing and Streamlining
the U.S. Immigrant Visa System for the
21st Century” dated November 21, 2014.

11/21/2014

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

12Ƶ

USCIS - Case-by-Case Review of
Incoming and Certain Pending Cases
The memorandum from the Principal
Legal Advisor of U.S. ICE entitled “Caseby-Case Review of Incoming and Certain
Pending Cases” dated November 17, 2011.

11/17/2011

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

12ƶ

USCIS - Civil Immigration Enforcement:
Guidance on the Use of Detainers in the
Federal, State, Local, and Tribal Criminal
Justice Systems
The memorandum from the Director
of U.S. ICE entitled “Civil Immigration
Enforcement: Guidance on the Use of
Detainers in the Federal, State, Local,
and Tribal Criminal Justice Systems”
dated December 21, 2012

12/21/2012

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

12Ʒ

USCIS - Civil Immigration Enforcement:
Priorities for the Apprehension,
Detention, and Removal of Aliens
The memorandum from the Director
of U.S. ICE entitled “Civil Immigration
Enforcement: Priorities for the
Apprehension, Detention, and Removal
of Aliens” dated March 2, 2011

3/2/2011

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

12Ƹ

USCIS - Exercising Prosecutorial
Discretion Consistent with the Civil
Immigration Enforcement Priorities
of the Agency for the Apprehension,
Detention, and Removal of Aliens
The memorandum from the Director
of U.S. ICE entitled “Exercising
Prosecutorial Discretion Consistent
with the Civil Immigration Enforcement
Priorities of the Agency for the
Apprehension, Detention, and Removal
of Aliens” dated June 17, 2011.

6/17/2011

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

10

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RECOMMENDED LIST OF REGULATIONS TO REMOVE
12ƹ

USCIS - ICE Response to the Task Force
on Secure Communities Findings and
Recommendations
The recommendations included in the
report from the Director of U.S. ICE
entitled “ICE Response to the Task Force
on Secure Communities Findings and
Recommendations” dated April 27, 2012

4/27/2012

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

12ƺ

USCIS - Prosecutorial Discretion:
Certain Victims, Witnesses, and
Plaintiffs
The memorandum from the Director
of U.S. ICE entitled “Prosecutorial
Discretion: Certain Victims, Witnesses,
and Plaintiffs” dated June 17, 2011

6/17/2011

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

1ƶƻ

USCIS - Revised Guidance for the
Referral of Cases and Issuance of
Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases
Involving Inadmissible and Removable
Aliens
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services policy memorandum entitled
“Revised Guidance for the Referral of
Cases and Issuance of Notices to Appear
(NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible
and Removable Aliens” dated November
7, 2011.

11/7/2011

Cost not available

Waives Obama's actions on Amnesty

Department of Labor
DOCUMENT
CITATION OR
CODE

EFFECTIVE/
PUBLISHED
DATE

#

RULE

COST OF RULE

NOTES

1ƶƼ

efinition of the Term id ciar
Con ict of nterest R le--Retirement
Investment Advice

29 CFR 2510.321(c)

6/7/2016

Costs range from $7-11
billion

This rule makes it harder for lowand middle-income families to save
for retirement.

1ƶƽ

Joint Employer Standards

Not Yet
Determined

8/1/2015

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Discarding years of settled labor
policy, the National Labor Relations
Board (NLRB) issued a decision in
August 2015 that expanded the
definition of emplo er to incl de
those who have "indirect" or even
"potential" control over practically
any employment decision. This
followed a decision by NLRB
eneral Co nsel Richard riffin
who determined McDonald's Inc.
was a joint employer with various
franchises.

13ƴ

Overtime Rule

80 FR 38515

7/6/2015

Score associated in GAO
link

The rule dramatically increases the
number of workers who must be paid
overtime.

13Ƶ

Rule raising the minimum wage for
federal contract workers

29 CFR Part 10

10/1/2014

Cost not available

ƵƷƶ

Annual Reporting and Disclosure

81 FR 47495

7/21/2016

$372 million

ƵƷƷ

Misclassification of mplo ees as
Independent Contractors

7/15/2015

Cost not available

11

Disproportionately hurts independent
contractors like Uber and Lyft.

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Contact: Chad Yelinski (202)225-6401

RECOMMENDED LIST OF REGULATIONS TO REMOVE
ƵƷƸ Executive Order - Waive Requirements
of Davis Bacon Act
The Davis–Bacon Act of 1931 is
a United States federal law that
establishes the requirement for
paying the local prevailing wages on
public works projects for laborers and
mechanics. It applies to "contractors
and subcontractors performing on
federally funded or assisted contracts
in excess of $2,000 for the construction,
alteration, or repair (including painting
and decorating) of public buildings
or public works". The act has been
s spended fi e times
residents

Significant changes in
economic conditions, and
the economic character
of the construction
industry since 1931, plus
the passage of other
wage laws, make the act
unnecessary. After nearly
50 years, the Department
of Labor has not developed
an effective program
to issue and maintain
current and accurate wage
determinations; it may
be impractical to ever
do so. The act results in
unnecessary construction
and administrative costs
of several hundred million
dollars annually (if the
construction projects
reviewed by GAO are
representative) and has
an in ationar effect on
the areas covered by
inaccurate wage rates and
the economy as a whole.

Raises the costs to taxpayers for
federal construction projects

ƵƷƹ Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA)
Silica Rule requires engineering controls
to keep workers from breathing silica
dust. The rule is comprised of two
standards, one for Construction and one
for General Industry and Maritime.

81 FR 48708

7/26/2016

Cost not available

The rule drastically impacts the
construction industry including real
estate developers and home builders.

13ƺ

Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA)
Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of
Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

81 FR 29623

12/1/2016

Cost not available

This rule creates serious privacy
concerns and could be detrimental
to both employees and business
owners.

1Ʒƻ

Establishing Paid Sick Leave For Federal
Contractors

81 FR 67598

9/30/2016

Cost not available

1ƷƼ

Department Of Labor Federal Civil
enalties n ation d stment ct
Catch-Up Adjustments

81 FR 43430

7/1/2016

Cost not available

1Ʒƽ

Workforce Innovation And Opportunity
ct oint R le or nified nd
Combined State Plans, Performance
Accountability, And The One-Stop
System Joint Provisions; Final Rule

81 FR 55792

8/19/2016

Cost not available

This rule creates concerns for
"sheltered workshops"

Department of Interior
#

RULE

14ƴ

Bureau of Safety and Environmental
Enforcement, Bureau of Ocean Energy
Management
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations
on the Outer Continental Shelf-Requirements for Exploratory Drilling on
the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf

14Ƶ

Fish and Wildlife Service
Management of Non-Federal Oil and Gas
Rights

DOCUMENT
CITATION OR
CODE

EFFECTIVE/
PUBLISHED
DATE

COST OF RULE

NOTES

30 CFR Parts 250,
254, and 550

9/13/2016

Cost not available

Re ised rctic-specific reg lator
measures for exploratory drilling
cond cted
oating drilling essels
This should be overturned.

11/14/2016

Cost not available

12

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RECOMMENDED LIST OF REGULATIONS TO REMOVE
ƵƸƶ Fish and Wildlife Service
Final rule governing the management
of non-federal oil and gas development
on lands of the National Wildlife Refuge
S stem The final re isions to the
50-year-old regulations allow for the
continued responsible extraction of oil
and gas, but require closer adherence to
industry best management practices, and
will prevent the potentially hazardous
abandonment of infrastructure and onrefuge disposal of debris.

Docket ID:
FWS-HQNWRS-2012-0086

ƵƸƷ Air Quality Reporting

81 FR 19717

4/5/2016

$302 million

14Ƹ Fish and Wildlife Service
Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations On
Certain Federal Indian Reservations And
Ceded Lands For The 2016-17 Season

81 FR 62404

9/9/2016

Cost not available

1Ƹƹ Fish and Wildlife Service
Migratory Bird Hunting; Seasons And
Bag And Possession Limits For Certain
Migratory Game Birds

81 FR 48648

7/25/2016

Cost not available

1Ƹƺ

Cost not available

Bureau of Land Management
Revoke BLM comprehensive
environmental impact review.

1Ƹƻ Office of Natural Resources Revenue

Cost not available

81 FR 43337

7/1/2016

Cost not available

81 FR 46478

7/15/2016

Cost not available

Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and
Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform
1ƸƼ Oil And Gas And Sulfur Operations
On The Outer Continental Shelf-Requirements For Exploratory Drilling On
The Arctic Outer Continental Shelf

13

Coal production on federal lands
provides nearly 40 percent of U.S.
coal. The Obama administration
placed a moratorium on new coal
leases on federal lands until the
Department of Interior’s Bureau of
Land Management conducts a more
comprehensive environmental review.
The Programmatic Environmental
Impact Statement (PEIS) includes
how coal production would impact
global warming but and also issues
like whether U.S. coal exports should
factor into BLM’s leasing decision.
The President should eliminate this
comprehensive review.

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Department of Transportation
#

RULE

1Ƹƽ Federal Aviation Administration
Operation and Certification of Small
Unmanned Aircraft Systems

DOCUMENT
CITATION OR
CODE

EFFECTIVE/
PUBLISHED
DATE

14 CFR Parts 21,
43, 45, 47, 61,91,
101, 183

2/23/2015

COST OF RULE

NOTES

Score associated in GAO
link

In December 2015, FAA issued an IFR
requiring the registration of all small
unmanned aircraft systems (UAS),
commonly called drones, that weigh
more than 0.55 lbs (CEI comments
here). FAA claimed that the growing
volume of small UAS in the U.S.
posed an imminent safety hazard.
Never mind that many of the small
UAS covered by the IFR are harmless
toys. Never mind that most have
battery lives of less than 20 minutes.
Never mind that most are made with
lightweight materials such as plastic
and foam that pose few hazards even
in catastrophic failure. And never mind
that most cannot
more than a few
hundred yards from their operators.

Cost not available

Make Sonic Boom Again.

15ƴ

Federal Aviation Administration
AA Ban on Overland Supersonic Flight
with a Noise Standard

15Ƶ

Requirements for Vehicle Operators

49 CFR 380 49
CFR 383 49 CFR
384

4/6/2016

$5485 million

15ƶ

Commercial Driver’s License Clearinghouse

79 FR 9703

2/20/2014

$1,634 million

15Ʒ

Pipeline Safety of Gas Transmission

81 FR 20721

6/7/2016

$711 million

15Ƹ

Performance Management Measures

81 FR 23805

4/22/2016

$224 million

1ƹƹ

Public Transportation Safety Plans

81 FR 6343

2/5/2016

$1,407 million

1ƹƺ

Safety Management for Airports

81 FR 45871

7/14/2016

$238 million

1ƹƻ

Speed Limiting Devices

81 FR 61941

9/7/2016

$523 million

1ƹƼ

Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration
Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of
Service

49 CFR 385, 386,
390 and 395

12/16/2015

Estimate $1 billion

ELDs are theorized to improve
compliance with hours of service
(HOS) stipulations. However, they are
incapable of tracking the amount
of time drivers expend during the
loading and unloading process – a
sizable portion of a driver’s work
week and where the vast majority of
HOS non-compliance occurs.

1ƹƽ Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration and National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
Parts and Accessories Necessary for
Safe Operation; Speed Limiting Devices

49 CFR 571, 393

9/7/2016

$524 million

Further, the agencies admit the rule
will have a dramatic impact on small
businesses noting, “…we expect that
large trucking companies would
absorb the additional cargo with
their reserve of capacity of trucks
but would need to hire additional
drivers.” Additionally, the agencies
conclude, “Although the proposed
rules would apply to all heavy
vehicles, the agencies’ analysis
indicates that this joint rulemaking
could put owner-operators and small
eet owners at a disad antage

16ƴ National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration
Lighting and Marking on Agricultural
Equipment

81 FR 40528

6/22/2016

Cost not available

Sets forth requirements for lighting
and marking on agricultural equipment
to improve daytime and nighttime
visibility. Met with people in the
telecom industry particularly concerned
about its implementation for cell phone
towers specificall in more r ral areas

14

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Department of State
DOCUMENT
CITATION OR
CODE

EFFECTIVE/
PUBLISHED
DATE

16Ƶ Cancel U.S. commitments to the
Paris Agreement on Greenhouse Gas
Emissions

https://unfccc.
int files
meetings/
paris_nov_2015/
application/pdf/
paris_agreement_
english_.pdf

4/22/2016

16ƶ

https://www.
state.gov/e/oes/
climate/

#

RULE

liminate the Office of lo al Climate
Change at the State Dept.

COST OF RULE

NOTES

These climate change
policies will also cost
American families over
$20,000 of lost income by
2035—with little, if any,
en ironmental enefit in
return.

In the Paris Climate Agreement,
President Obama promised policies
adopted from the 2015 Paris climate
change protocol will hurt a variety of
sectors of the American economy.

Cost not available

16Ʒ Overturn the Executive Order on
Climate-Resilient International
Development

Executive Order
13677

9/23/2014

Cost not available

This order requires the integration
of climate-resilience considerations
into all United States international
development work

16Ƹ

Presidential
Memorandum

9/21/2016

Cost not available

This memorandum establishes
a framework and directs Federal
departments and agencies (agencies)
to perform certain functions to ensure
that climate change-related impacts
are fully considered in the development
of national security doctrine, policies,
and plans.

1ƺƹ Eliminate the position of Deputy
Secretary for Management and
Resources.

Will save $91k-$155k a
year.

There is no need for a second Deputy
Secretary to oversee matters that can
be, and until 2009 were, handled by
the Deputy Secretary, the Executive
Secretary, and the Under Secretary for
Management.

1ƺƺ

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ēÄ°ôȩ

Most of the functional bureaus
and offices o erseen
this nder
Secretary involve global concerns and
matters that are also addressed by
various international organizations, such
as ref gees and trafficking international
law enforcement, and human rights.

1ƺƻ Rename the Bureau of Economic and
Business Affairs as the Bureau for
Economic Development.

Cost not available

The purpose of this change is to
consolidate the economic and
development responsibilities currently
spread among different parts of the
State Department.

1ƺƼ Move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel
Aviv to Jerusalem

Cost not available

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аãÎÄ°ãÀ4°üÑçã°ÝHļþôÑüē

Eliminate the Under Secretary for
Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human
Rights.

https://www.
whitehouse.gov/
the-press-office
mexico-city-policyand-assistancevoluntarypopulationplanning

1ƺƽ Reinstate the Mexico City Policy; Mexico
City Policy and Assistance for Voluntary
Population Planning

Overturned
by Obama
January 23,
2009

Cost not available

17ƴ Eliminate the Special Envoy for Climate
Change

Cost not available

17Ƶ Eliminate the Bureau of Oceans and
International Environmental and
Scientific ffairs

Cost not available

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°ã¼ÄÝ°ÝÝNȩHȩçãüôÑ»þüÑçã÷üçüÐÄ
U.N.'s Green Climate Fund   

GCF

$3 billion

established in
2009

15

Preventing taxpayer money from
funding international groups involved
in abortion

Obama already started with $500
million this spring.

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RECOMMENDED LIST OF REGULATIONS TO REMOVE

Environmental Protection Agency
DOCUMENT
CITATION OR
CODE

EFFECTIVE/
PUBLISHED
DATE

Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines
for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric
Utility Generating Units

40 CFR 60

12/22/2015

Score associated in GAO
link

17Ƹ

National Ambient Air Quality Standards
for Ozone

40 CFR Parts 50
and 58

4/22/2011

$1.4 billion until 2025

1ƻƹ

Control of Air Pollution From Motor
Vehicles: Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission
and Fuel Standards

1ƻƺ

Renewable Fuel Standard Program

#

RULE

17Ʒ

1ƻƻ Draft Ecological Risk Assessments for
Triazines

COST OF RULE

NOTES

EPA’s estimate of vehicle
evaporative emission
control costs ranged from
$26 million in 2017 to $121
million in 2022
40 CFR Part 80

2005-Ongoing

Score associated in GAO
link

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
is broken. The problems with the RFS
are legion— it is based on incredibly
mistaken assumptions about
domestic oil production, it gives EPA
control over the fuels we use, and
increases the cost of fuel.

Not yet
determined

10/4/2016

Cost not available

Altrazine is an effective herbicide

1/1/2015

This rule annually
costs $4 billion

1ƻƼ Clean Air Interstate Rule: CAIR required
28 eastern states to make reductions
in sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen
oxides (NOX) emissions that contribute
to nhealth le els of fine particle and
ozone pollution in downwind states.
1ƻƽ Control of Emissions From New Marine
Compression-Ignition Engines at or
Above 30 Liters per Cylinder

75 FR 22895

6/29/2010

This rule annually
costs $4 billion

1Ƽƴ Regional Haze Regulations and
idelines for est aila le Retrofit
Technology (BART) Determinations

40 CFR 51

9/6/2005

This rule annually
costs $1 billion

18Ƶ EPA and National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration, Department of
Transportation
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel
fficienc Standards for Medi m- and
Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles-Phase
2

81 FR 73478

12/27/2016

Annually costs $11 billion

18ƶ OVERTURN: The proposed rule
entitled `Standards of Performance
for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From
New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility
Generating Units’ (published at 79 Fed.
Reg. 1430 (January 8, 2014)).

Cost not available

18Ʒ OVERTURN: The proposed rule entitled
`Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines
for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric
Utility Generating Units’ (published at 79
Fed. Reg. 34829 (June 18, 2014)).

Cost not available

18Ƹ Codify Executive Orders 13211, 13212, and
13302 (from Reagan)

Cost not available

16

Ensure that proposed agency actions
do not adversely impact energy
supplies or their availability or lead to
higher prices for consumers, and that
energy projects should be expedited
wherever possible to ensure that
the American public and businesses
are not burdened by unnecessary
government foot-dragging.

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RECOMMENDED LIST OF REGULATIONS TO REMOVE
1Ƽƹ Revoke Executive Order 13508 on
Chesapeake restoration and protection
efforts.

https://www.
whitehouse.gov/
the-press-office
executive-orderchesapeake-bayprotection-andrestoration

5/12/2009

Cost not available

This will reduce federal control over
projects that are state and, at most,
regional in nature and for which
federal intervention has slowed
innovative solutions.

1Ƽƺ

https://www.
whitehouse.gov/
the-press-office
executive-orderstewardshipocean-ourcoasts-andgreat-lakes

7/19/2010

Cost not available

This will reduce federal control over
projects that are state and, at most,
regional in nature and for which
federal intervention has slowed
innovative solutions.

1Ƽƻ Revoke the Executive Order 13693 on
Accelerating Investment in Industrial
nerg fficienc

https://www.
whitehouse.
gov/the-pressoffice 2015 0 1
executive-orderplanning-federalsustainabilitynext-decade

3/19/2015

Score associated in GAO
link

1ƼƼ Revoke Executive Order 13514

https://www.
whitehouse.
gov/the-pressoffice presidentobama-signsexecutive-orderfocused-federalleadershipenvironmentalener

10/5/2009

Cost not available

1Ƽƽ Accidental Release Regulations

81 FR 13637

3/14/2016

$161 million

19ƴ Rescind NEPA guidance on global
warming compliance.

https://www.
whitehouse.
gov/sites/
whitehouse.gov/
files doc ments
nepa final ghg
guidance.pdf

8/1/2016

Cost not available

19Ƶ Standards of Performance for Municipal
Solid wast andfills

81 FR 59332

8/29/2016

Cost not available

19ƶ Emission Guidelines And Compliance
Times For Municipal Solid Waste
andfills

81 FR 59276

8/29/2016

Cost not available

19Ʒ Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission
Standards for New, Reconstructed, and
Modified So rces

81 FR 35823

8/2/2016

Cost not available

Revoke Executive Order 13547 on
Oceans, Coasts, and the Great
Lakes protection, maintenance, and
restoration efforts.

17

Obama’s order setting sustainability
goals for Federal agencies requiring
Federal agencies to set a 2020
greenhouse gas emission reduction
target.

The president should retract the
Council on Environmental Quality
guidance for National Environmental
Policy Act reviews published in
August 2016. The guidance requires
all federal agencies to incorporate
the global warming costs of a
proposed activity in environmental
reviews. These costs are based on
the social cost of carbon (SCC), or
the economic damage that one ton of
carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted today
will cause over the next 300 years.
However, the SCC has been arbitrary
derived from models that are highly
sensitive to assumptions by modelers
regarding climate sensitivity and
disco nt rates rtificiall increasing
the estimates boosts the projected
enefits of climate-related
reg lations in agenc cost- enefit
anal ses s ch as energ efficienc
regulations. These models and the
concept of the SCC are gravely
deficient and not appropriate for se
in public policy decisions.

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RECOMMENDED LIST OF REGULATIONS TO REMOVE
ƵƽƸ Finding That Greenhouse Gas Emissions
From Aircraft Cause or Contribute to
Air Pollution That May Reasonably Be
Anticipated To Endanger Public Health
and Welfare

81 FR 54421

9/14/2016

Cost not available

ƵƼƹ Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update
for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS

81 FR 74504

12/27/2016

Cost not available

Ƶƽƺ Energy Conservation Program for
Certain Industrial Equipment: Energy
Conservation Standards for Small, Large,
and Very Large Air-Cooled Commercial
Package Air Conditioning and Heating
Equipment and Commercial Warm Air
Furnaces

81 FR 32628

5/24/2016

Cost not available

Brick industry spent
more than $100 million
dollars to comply with
requirements resulting
from that rule

Ƶƽƻ Maximum Achievable Control Technology
(MACT) rule for clay, brick, and tile
industries in 2015

ƵƽƼ Standards of Performance for New
Residential Wood Heaters, New
Residential Hydronic Heaters and
Forced-Air Furnaces, and New
Residential Masonry Heaters

40 CFR Part 60

7/1/2014

Ƶƽƽ

78 FR 41907

7/12/2013

ffl ent imitations
idelines and
Standards for the Steam Electric Power
Generating Point Source Category

Disproportionately burdens the brick
industry

Effects manufacturers, owners and
operators of wood heaters, pellet
heaters/stoves, hydronic heaters, and
masonry heaters.

Department of Treasury
DOCUMENT
CITATION OR
CODE

EFFECTIVE/
PUBLISHED
DATE

ƶƴƴ Overseas Private Investment
Corporation
S go ernment s de elopment finance
institution

Title 22 of the
Code of Federal
Regulations

ƶƴƵ Export–Import Bank of the United
States
Established the Export-Import bank as
the official e port creditor of the S

Executive Order
6581

ƶƴƶ Federal Alcohol Administration
Standards for prohibiting shipping of
alcoholic beverages in violation of any
law of the receiving state

27 U.S.C.§122.

ƶƴƷ IRS
Information Reporting by Foreign
Financial Institutions and Withholding
on Certain Payments to Foreign Financial
Institutions and Other Foreign Entities

26 CFR Parts 1
and 301

ƶƴƸ OCC Guidelines Establishing Standards
For Recovery Planning By Certain
Large Insured National Banks, Insured
Federal Savings Associations, And
Insured Federal Branches; Technical
Amendments
ƶƴƹ Assessment of Fees for Large Banks

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OPIC is institutionally ill-suited to
its mission and harms poor people
around the world. Its investments
in developing countries, while
well-intentioned, fail to offer real
eneficial res lts That is eca se
OPIC’s investment decisions are
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The Export-Import Bank is an
example of corporate welfare. It
enefits a small n m er of pri ate
businesses at the expense of other
businesses and taxpaying citizens.

Cost not available

The threshold to be able to ship
products containing alcohol should
be elevated in order to support the
growing kombucha industry.

1/28/2013

Implementation Costs

U.S. citizens living abroad and
Senator Rand Paul, argue that IGAs
and certain FATCA provisions are
unconstitutional.

81 FR 66791

9/29/2016

Cost not available

31 CFR 150

7/20/2012

Cost not available

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RECOMMENDED LIST OF REGULATIONS TO REMOVE
ƶƴƺ Liquidity Risk Measurement

81 FR 35123

8/5/2016

Cost not available

2ƴƻ FDIC
Margin And Capital Requirements For
Covered Swap Entities

81 FR 50605

8/2/2016

Cost not available

2ƴƼ

FDIC
Recordkeeping for Deposit

81 FR 10025

2/26/2016

$328 million

ƶƴƽ

IRS
Treatment of Certain Interests in
Corporations as Stock or Indebtedness

81 FR 72858

10/21/2016

IRS estimates a
compliance cost increase
of approximately $56
million or an average of
00 per firm in 2016
dollars.

The IRS is aware that many domestic
corporations take advantage of the
so-called “earnings stripping” rule
to minimize U.S. taxes by paying
deductible interest to a related
foreign affiliate located in a low
tax jurisdiction. This is a scheme
commonly used to strip a U.S. entity
of its taxable base and siphon off
profit o tside the co ntr
wa of
interest deduction (rather than as a
nondeductible dividend payment).
The 385 Regulations intend to close
this loophole. The 385 Regulations
restrict the ability of a corporate
entity to erode earnings by treating
financial instr ments which look to e
debt at face-value as equity if certain
conditions are not met Specificall
the regulations now require that
corporations claiming interest
deductions on related-party loans
provide documentation regarding the
loan transaction similar to what is
commonly required in an unrelated
loan transaction.

81 FR 68378

10/21/2016

Cost not available

The proposed regulations concern “the
valuation of interests in corporations
and partnerships for estate, gift, and
generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax
purposes. The estate tax is not just
immoral and economically harmful, it
fails to raise a significant mone for
the government, or at most it raises a
trivial amount.

ƶƵƴ IRS
Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping
Transfer Taxes; Restrictions on
Liquidation of an Interest; Correction

Federal Communications Commission
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ƶƵƵ Net Neutrality

DOCUMENT
CITATION OR
CODE

EFFECTIVE/
PUBLISHED
DATE

47 CFR Parts 1 8
and 20

June 12, 2015

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All regulations carry
costs, which are inevitably
passed on to consumers
in one form or another.

One of the most controversial rules
an agency has promulgated during the
Obama administration arguably ran
afoul of the APA’s notice-and-comment
process: the Federal Communications
Commission’s “network neutrality”
regulation, which the FCC proposed
in Ma 2014 and finali ed in March
2015. When the agency proposed
this rule, it indicated that it planned
to rely on rely on section 706 of the
Telecommunications Act of 1996—in
accordance with what FCC Chairman
Tom Wheeler described as the
“roadmap” offered by the D.C. Circuit’s
2014 opinion in Verizon v. FCC, which
invalidated a 2010 rule issued by the
agency in the name of net neutrality.
At 400 pages and over 2,500 citations,
the network neutrality regulations
packs in a lot The reg lations re ect
the lack of economic rigor, and will
thus have an impact far greater than
envisioned in the current plan.

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Office Under the President
DOCUMENT
CITATION OR
CODE

#

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ƶƵƶ

President George W. Bush in 2001
Restricts access to the papers of
formers presidents

Executive Order
13233

ƶƵƷ

National Credit Union
Member Business Loans; Commercial
Lending

81 FR 13530

ƶƵƸ

Bureau of Consumer Financial
Protection
Amend the Consumer Financial
Protection Act of 2010 to require that no
deference be given to the interpretation
of cons mer financial law
the
rea
of Consumer Financial Protection, to
define the scope of dicial re iew of
Bureau actions

EFFECTIVE/
PUBLISHED
DATE

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Cost not available

3/14/2016

Cost not available

2010

Cost not available

ƶƵƹ Bureau of Consumer Financial
Protection
Arbitration Agreements

81 FR 32829

5/24/2016

$379 million

ƶƵƺ Federal Reserve System
Requirements for SIFIs

80 FR 74925

11/30/2015

$1,500 million

ƶƵƻ Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Smoke Free Public Housing

80 FR 71762

11/17/2015

$212 million

ƶƵƼ Architectural and Transportation
Barriers Compliance Board
ADA Guidelines for Passenger Vessels

78 FR 39649

7/2/2013

$1,088 million

ƶƵƽ Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Clearing Requirement Determination
Under Section 2(H) Of The Commodity
Exchange Act For Interest Rate Swaps

81 FR 71202

10/14/2016

Cost not available

ƶƶƴ Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Margin Requirements For Uncleared
Swaps For Swap Dealers And Major
Swap Participants--Cross-Border
Application Of The Margin Requirements

81 FR 34818

5/31/2016

Cost not available

ƶƶƵ Securities and Exchange Commission
Climate Change Guidance at the SEC.

Cost not available

ƶƶƶ Securities And Exchange Commission
Disclosure of Payments by Resource
Extraction Issuers

81 FR 49359

07/27/2016

Cost not available

ƶƶƷ Securities And Exchange Commission
Standards For Covered Clearing
Agencies

81 FR 70786

10/13/2016

Cost not available

ƶƶƸ Securities And Exchange Commission
Business Continuity Plans

81 FR 43530

7/5/2016

$1,383 million

ƶƶƹ Securities And Exchange Commission
Rules for Security Swap Dealers

77 FR 71369

11/30/2012

$210 million

ƶƶƺ Securities And Exchange Commission
Disclosure Of Payments By Resource
Extraction Issuers

81 FR 49360

7/27/2016

Cost not available

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Withhold funds for “The design,
implementation, or administration
of the Securities and Exchange
Commission’s “Guidance Regarding
Disclosure Related to Climate
Change,” or any successor thereto.

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Initiatives
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ƶƶƻ Office of Management and Budget
Agency-wide blanket freeze on all
pending federal rules and regulations
until approved by Trump-appointed
agency or department heads

Expected Savings Upon
Enactment

Direct department heads: (1) not
to send an proposed or final
regulations to the Federal Register
without approval by a Trumpappointed department or agency
head; (2) to withdraw any regulations
already submitted to the Federal
Register, but not yet published, until
approved by a Trump appointee; and,
( ) for final r les alread p lished
in the Federal Register but that had
not yet taken effect, to postpone the
effective date for 60 days. OMB could
allow exceptions for emergency or
urgent situations relating to “critical
health and safety functions,” and it
excluded regulations promulgated
pursuant to statutory or judicial
deadlines.

ƶƶƼ Proclamation Establishing Oct. 28 as
National First Responders Day

Cost not available

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