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Controlling Regulatory Burden

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Goal Leader: James Owens, Deputy General Counsel, Office of the Secretary

Goal Statement: DOT will implement regulatory reform initiatives by evaluating existing regulations in order to lower regulatory burdens on industry and the public. In conjunction with the release of the agency’s Fall Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, the Department will implement a regulatory reform agenda through the end of FY 2019, focusing specifically on providing for two deregulatory actions for every new regulatory action proposed and achieving a total incremental cost of all regulatory and deregulatory actions of less than -$35 million per year for FY 2018. 1

1For each Fiscal year thereafter, agencies will work with OMB to calculate their total incremental cost savings target to be achieved. DOT’s FY 2019 total incremental cost savings target will be updated in conjunction with the agency’s issuance of their Fall Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

Goal Action Plan & Progress Update:

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