DOT Announces Final Rule to Update Rulemaking Process

Date: December 10, 2019

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced new changes to the way they will address rulemaking, enforcement, and guidance practices, Politico reported.

The changes, put together in a final rule, puts into motion several regulation policies proposed by the Trump Administration, including the initiation of a Regulatory Reform Task Force and a policy to remove two regulations for every one enacted.

“The final rule outlines the department’s regulatory priorities,” the rule reads, “such as ensuring that there are no more regulations than necessary, that where they impose burdens, regulations are narrowly tailored to address identified market failures or statutory mandates, and that they specify performance objectives when appropriate.”

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