Issue Brief: Regulatory Reform

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Absence Abuse and Medical Leave

Background

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

New Source Review

ObjectiveAdvocate for revision of the New Source Review program in order to achieve improved environmental protection and increased energy production.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Sound Regulation

ObjectiveEnsure that the federal regulatory process is cost-effective, flexible, based on sound science and technical analysis, and is able to achieve its results using diverse and innovative methods.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Regulatory Accounting

ObjectiveEnsure that federal agencies conduct a reliable cost-benefit analysis of all proposed regulations, and ensure that the federal government provides a detailed annual accounting of the costs and benefits of all regulations.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

OSHA's Ergonomics Regulation

The Chamber led the employer community's efforts to oppose the Clinton administration's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ergonomics regulation on the grounds that there was insufficient science and medical understanding to support a regulation in this area.

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Peer Review

ObjectiveEnsure that all information used or relied upon by federal agencies as part of the rulemaking process has been subjected to rigorous, independent peer review.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Water Quality

ObjectivePromote the sensible regulation of water quality based on technically sound, practical, and economically achievable methods.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Data Access

ObjectiveEnsure that all publicly-funded research conducted by private parties, universities, and nonprofit organizations is made available to the public in order to encourage public oversight, sound science, and a transparent regulatory process.Summary of the Issue