Regulatory Reform Results for Fiscal Year 2019
In Regulatory Reform under Executive Order 13771: Final Accounting for Fiscal Year 2019, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs compiles the regulatory reform results from fiscal year 2019. President Trump emphasized the importance of reducing regulatory burdens and directed agencies to issue two deregulatory actions for each new regulatory action and to cap their total incremental costs in Executive Order 13771 ("Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs," January 30, 2017). Agencies have focused on comprehensive and common-sense regulatory reform, protecting health and safety while eliminating unnecessary costs. These reforms adhere to the longstanding principles and good regulatory practices in Executive Order 12866 ("Regulatory Planning and Review," September 30, 1993), which highlights that "the private sector and private markets are the best engine for economic growth."
Agency regulatory reform efforts continued in fiscal year 2019.
- Eliminated $13.5 billion in overall regulatory costs across the government.
- 4.3-to-1: Agencies issued 150 deregulatory actions and 35 significant regulatory actions.
- 61 deregulatory actions were significant. Comparing significant deregulatory to significant regulatory actions yields a ratio of 1.7 to 1.
- Eliminated $50.9 billion in overall regulatory costs across the government since 2017.
- For a full statement of these results see Regulatory Reform under Executive Order 13771: Final Accounting for Fiscal Year 2019.
Projected Cost Savings for Fiscal Year 2020
As part of the effort to continue reducing unnecessary and ineffective regulatory burdens, agencies have worked with OIRA to identify a regulatory cost allowance or budget for fiscal year 2020. These cost allowances are informed by each agency's submissions for the Fall 2019 Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and incorporate regulatory actions required by law.
In fiscal year 2020, agencies anticipate saving a total of $51.6 billion in regulatory costs from final rulemakings, including "The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks."
Regulatory Reform: Regulatory Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 provides a list of cost caps by agency.
In order to calculate regulatory costs and cost savings for purposes of EO 13771, OIRA and the agencies have established consistent accounting standards, explained in further detail in Accounting Methods under Executive Order 13771.
Regulatory Reform Reports from Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year 2017
Fiscal Year 2018
See Regulatory Reform under Executive Order 13771: Final Accounting for Fiscal Year 2018, Regulatory Reform: Completed Actions for Fiscal Year 2018, and Regulatory Reform: Regulatory Budget for Fiscal Year 2019
Marginal Excess Tax Burden as a Potential Cost under E.O. 13771
OIRA is requesting feedback on potentially capturing, in future-year E.O. 13771 accounting, part or all of the real resource burden associated with regulations that have government budget impacts; see the Marginal Excess Tax Burden as a Potential Cost Under E.O. 13771 document. Comments should be submitted to Docket Number OMB-2017-0002 at www.regulations.gov no later than February 20, 2020
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