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EPA Move to Scrap Trump Cost-Benefit Rule Under Final Review

April 13, 2021, 11:13 PM

The EPA is moving to trash a Trump-era mandate that hems cost-benefit analysis in Clean Air Act rulemaking.

A final action titled “Rescinding the Rule on Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process” is currently under review at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs before it goes public.

  • A proposed “new agency action” on the cost-benefit rule was received by OIRA on April 8. The action was updated as a “final rule” to “rescind” the Trump mandate on Tuesday evening.
  • The contested cost-benefit rule required a more narrow analysis of ...

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