Deadline For Submitting Regulatory Reform Nominations Is Here

            The American City Business Journals recently ran an article by Kent Hoover, their Washington Bureau Chief, summarizing the Regulatory Review and Reform (r3) initiative’s call for nominations of federal rules that should be reviewed and reformed.

            The 2008 Top 10 Rules for Review and Reform have has already resulted in some success, as Kent notes:

 This is the second year the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy has solicited regulatory review nominations. Last year’s top 10 list generated some action, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s redefinition of solid waste. This rule change enabled small businesses to recycle more materials instead of disposing them as hazardous wastes.

Simplifying the home office tax deduction also made last year’s top 10. Legislation was introduced this year in both the House and Senate to create a standard deduction for home offices.

            Nominations for the 2009 Top 10 should be submitted by December 31, 2008 to


— John McDowell