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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AU51 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process 

On June 13, 2018 the EPA published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 27524), which solicited comments on whether and how the EPA should promulgate a transparency and consistent regulation affecting all future EPA regulations. As a part of developing a consistent and transparent regulation Agency-wide, the EPA has decided to first develop proposed changes to the regulatory development process to improve consistency, reliability, and transparency of its treatment of Clean Air Act (CAA) provisions related to benefits and costs. This action would provide the public with a better understanding on how EPA is evaluating benefits and costs when developing CAA regulatory actions and allow the public to provide better feedback to EPA on potential future proposed rules. EPA published the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register (85 FR 35612) proposing processes that it would be required to undertake in promulgating regulations under the CAA to ensure that information regarding the benefits and costs of regulatory decisions is provided and considered in a consistent and transparent manner.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need: The Agency has determined that this regulation will improve the consistency and transparency in Clean Air Act rulemaking.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits: None

Risks: No risk to human health or the environment.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/11/2020  85 FR 35612   
Final Rule  12/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Leif Hockstad
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 343-9432