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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 181 (Monday, September 21, 2009)]
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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Draft 2009 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of 
Federal Regulations

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the 
President.

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on 
its Draft 2009 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal 
Regulations. The full Draft Report is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg_regpol_reports_congress/, and is 
divided into four chapters. Chapter I examines the benefits and costs 
of major Federal regulations issued in fiscal year 2008 and summarizes 
the benefits and costs of major regulations issued between September 
1998 and 2008. It also discusses regulatory impacts on State, local, 
and tribal governments, small business, wages, and economic growth. 
Chapter II examines trends in regulation since OMB began to compile 
benefit and cost estimates records in 1981. Chapter III provides an 
update on implementation of the Information Quality Act. Chapter IV 
summarizes agency compliance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.

DATES: To ensure consideration of comments as OMB prepares this Draft 
Report for submission to Congress, comments must be in writing and 
received by 45 days after publication.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Direct comments to Docket ID 
OMB-2009-0017.
     Fax: (202) 395-7285.

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     Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget, Attn: Darcel D. Gayle, NEOB, Room 10202, 725 
17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. We are still experiencing 
delays in the regular mail, including first class and express mail. To 
ensure that your comments are received, we recommend that comments on 
this draft report be electronically submitted.
    All comments submitted in response to this notice will be made 
available to the public, including by posting them on OMB's Web site. 
For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of 
a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or 
proprietary information. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an 
``anonymous access'' system, which means OMB will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darcel D. Gayle, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, NEOB, Room 
10202, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Telephone: (202) 
395-3084.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Congress directed the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) to prepare an annual Report to Congress on the 
Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations. Specifically, section 624 of 
the FY 2001 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, also 
known as the ``Regulatory Right-to-Know Act,'' (the Act) requires OMB 
to submit a report on the benefits and costs of Federal regulations 
together with recommendation for reform. The Act states that the report 
should contain estimates of the benefits and costs of regulations in 
the aggregate, by agency and agency program, and by major rule, as well 
as an analysis of impacts of Federal regulation on State, local, and 
tribal governments, small businesses, wages, and economic growth. The 
Act also states that the report should go through notice and comment 
and peer review.

Kevin F. Neyland,
Deputy Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. E9-22606 Filed 9-18-09; 8:45 am]
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