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    CEQ Changes to Water Resources Study Reflects Policy Integrity Recommendations

    June 25, 2013

    The President’s Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”) has implemented several changes to the Proposed National Objectives, Principles and Standards for Water and Related Resources Implementation Studies that are consistent with recommendations Policy Integrity made in comments on the 2009 draft.

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    Letter to OIRA on Review Delay

    March 20, 2013

    Policy Integrity submitted a letter to OIRA on its long delay in reviewing two rules from the Department of Labor. The rules, Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica and Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements, have been under review for 764 and 483 days, respectively. OIRA review of rules from the Department of Labor since 1994, the first full year of review under the 90-day framework established by Executive Order 12866, has lasted an average of only 60 days.

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    Letter to OMB on Interagency Data Interoperability

    June 11, 2012

    Today, we sent a letter to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget suggesting ways that that federal agencies can use data to work more closely and maximize their efforts on behalf of the American public.

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    Letter to OIRA on Interagency Coordination

    May 11, 2012

    Policy Integrity submitted a letter to OIRA Administrator Cass Sunstein today with recommendations for how OIRA can improve interagency coordination. The letter focuses on two key areas: (1) concerns about regulatory conflict, and (2) potential for harmonization of cost-benefit analysis methodology.

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    Suggestions to the Small Business Administration on Regulatory

    February 24, 2012

    This week, President Obama laid out his blueprint for lowering corporate taxes. The response from Republicans: small businesses will suffer.

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    Letter to BOEM regarding options value

    February 8, 2012

    Currently, the federal government treats lease sales as a now-or-never decision. That’s an approach that leads to too many leases sold too quickly, at too low a price. Instead, BOEM should be waiting to sell these leases until the time is right—when they can get the highest possible price.

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    Letter to U.S. Parole Commission on Responding to Parole Violators

    January 26, 2012

    The United States Parole Commission, the board responsible for granting parole and supervising parolees in its jurisdiction, is considering a proposal to improve its procedures for determining how to respond when released offenders violate the terms of their parole.

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    Letter to HUD on Homelessness

    January 18, 2012

    The Dept. of Housing and Urban Development has issued two proposals that would significantly alter the way the government handles homelessness and institute major improvements to the agency’s work; Policy Integrity recently submitted a letter on both.

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    Letter to OIRA on NSPS

    December 1, 2011

    The federal regulation of greenhouse gases from coal-powered plants called “New Source Performance Standards” has been delayed several times but is now set to be released in early 2012.

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    Letter to FCC On Creation of Trust Fund for Public Media

    March 16, 2011

    Today, Policy Integrity sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Obama’s plan for voluntary incentive auctions of noncommercial broadcast television spectrum. This plan would permit the FCC to conduct incentive-based auctions of unused broadband spectrum, making more airwaves available for wireless broadband services to prevent network congestion amid shooting demand for services such as mobile web surfing.

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