Wednesday, 16 April 2008

EPA announces more transparency in regulation

The EPA has announced that it is making federal environmental regulation more transparent by providing on-line information as soon as the agency begins the development of a new rule. Starting this week, the EPA is posting Action Initiation Lists
(AILs) on their website each month to notify the public about new rules & regulatory actions. These AILs describe actions that were approved for commencement during the month and provide summaries, agency contacts, and other information about the rules EPA has approved for development. For example, the March 2008 AIL announces the agency's plans to issue an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking for greenhouse gases in late spring. This notice will solicit public input as EPA considers the specific effects of climate change and potential regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary and mobile sources under the Clean Air Act.

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