President Obama recently issued Executive Order 13563, requiring each agency to develop a plan to periodically conduct a retrospective review of its regulations, and determine if they are ineffective, insufficient, or overly burdensome, and then revise or repeal as warranted. In response, EPA is developing a review plan and a list of candidate regulations for potential review, and it is soliciting feedback on both. In order to do so, the Office of Water is participating in two listening sessions to be held on March 14 and 17, 2011.
EPA will hold an agency-wide public meeting on Monday, March 14, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. to solicit feedback on the agency’s draft review plan and all EPA regulations. The Office of Water will be hosting two water-specific listening sessions in the afternoon. This public meeting will be held at the Hilton Arlington, 950 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22203. Additional information is available here. Registration information for the March 14 Public Meeting is available here.
The Office of Water will also solicit input from the public and hold a webinar listening session on water-specific significant regulations on March 17 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., EDT. Additional information, including information on registering for this webinar, can be obtained by going to EPA’s website, or by contacting Keith Bartlett at Bartlett.Keith [at] epa.gov