Excerpt: In 2006, Congress authorized the creation of the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, to secure facilities with chemicals that ‘present high levels of security risk.” The program’s enacting statute directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue “regulations risk-based performance standards for s
Excerpt: We are writing to request additional information about the insurance premium increase consumers can expect in 2014 as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is implemented. We believe it is essential that the U.S.
Excerpt: The FCC should continue its efforts to curb waste and abuse and cap the overall fund at current levels. It should then issue a referral to the Federal-State Joint Board on whether to adopt expansion proposals and, if so, how to implement them within the cap.
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Excerpt: Many economically significant Clean Air Act regulations issued by EPA in recent years affect far more than just the directly regulated industry sectors. The regulations’ compliance costs include price effects and other costs that ripple through the U.S. economy. Yet EPA does not typically report these costs to the wider economy in its public Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs).
Excerpt: Both the HHS final rule and the Treasury announcement raise troubling questions about the status of the administration’s efforts to implement the PPACA and to what extent the exchanges will be operational by the time enrollment begins on October 1, 2013.