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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Draft 2018-2019-2020 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs 
of Federal Regulations and Agency Compliance With the Unfunded Mandates 
Reform Act

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 2018-2019-2020 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs 
of Federal Regulations and Agency Compliance with the Unfunded Mandates 
Reform Act, available at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/information-regulatory-affairs/reports/. The Draft Report is divided into two 
parts, the first of which is further divided into three chapters. Part 
I, Chapter I examines the benefits and costs of major Federal 
regulations issued in fiscal years 2017, 2018 and 2019. Part I, Chapter 
II discusses regulatory impacts on State, Local, and tribal 
governments, small business, wages and employment, and economic growth. 
Part I, Chapter III offers recommendations for regulatory reform. Part 
II summarizes agency compliance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. 
OMB requests that comments be submitted electronically to OMB by 
February 20, 2020, through www.regulations.gov using Docket ID OMB-
2019-0004.

DATES: To ensure consideration of comments as OMB prepares this Draft 
Report for submission to Congress, comments must be in writing and 
received by February 20, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Direct comments to Docket ID OMB-
2019-0004.
     Fax: (202) 395-7285
     Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, 9th Floor, 725 
17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. 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. For this reason, please do not include in your 
comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive 
personal information or proprietary information. The 
www.regulations.gov website 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: Italy Martin, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive 
Office Building, 9th Floor, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. 
Telephone: (202) 395-1046.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Congress directed the Office of Management 
and Budget to prepare an annual Report to Congress on the Benefits and 
Costs of Federal Regulations. Specifically, Section 628 of the FY 2000 
Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, also known as the 
``Regulatory Right-to-Know Act,'' requires OMB to submit a report on 
the benefits and costs of Federal regulations together with 
recommendations for reform. It states that the report should contain 
estimates of the costs and benefits 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 Regulatory Right-to-
Know Act also states that the report should be subject to notice and 
comment and to peer review. Additionally, in accordance the Unfunded 
Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA), OMB reports on agency compliance 
with UMRA Title II, which generally requires that an agency conduct a 
cost-benefit analysis, and identify and consider a reasonable number of 
regulatory alternatives, before proposing or finalizing a rule that may 
result in expenditures of more than $100 million (adjusted for 
inflation) in at least one year by State, local, and tribal 
governments, or by the private sector; each agency must also seek input 
from State, local, and tribal governments.

Dominic J. Mancini,
Acting Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
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