Health and Human Services Seeks Public Input on Regulations that may Inhibit Economic Recovery because of the Covid-19 Pandemic
Under an Executive Order that directs federal agencies to address the economic emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic by rescinding, modifying, waiving, or providing exemptions from regulations and other requirements that may inhibit economic recovery, consistent with applicable law and with protection of the public health and safety, with national and homeland security, and with budgetary priorities and operational feasibility. The Order directs agencies to “identify regulatory standards that may inhibit economic recovery” and to take appropriate action such as rescission or suspension of regulations, including by use of good cause or emergency authorities where appropriate. Agencies have likewise been called on to assess the various temporary deregulatory actions they have taken to fight COVID-19 and its impact on our economy to determine which temporary regulatory actions should be made permanent. The Order directs agencies to assist businesses and other entities in complying with the law through prompt issuance of pre-enforcement rulings and to formulate policies of enforcement discretion that recognize such entities’ efforts to comply with the law.
See the notice HERE.
Advocacy Contact: Linwood Rayford or call 202-205-6533.
It is available for public comment until December 28, 2020.