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11/13/2012 (3 years ago)

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Web site lists 6,125 proposed regulations, average 68 per day

A common complaint about U.S. society is a surfeit of rules and regulations that the average citizen can't begin to follow. For example: The Obama administration has posted 165 new regulations and notifications on its reguations.gov Web site. And this is just for Friday morning of last week.

Yet another proposal involves some fancy imported fruit. It offers for FDA staff on 'enforcement criteria for canned ackee, frozen ackee, and other ackee products that contain hypoglycin A.' For those not in the know, Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica; not ripe or inedible portions can be toxic.

Yet another proposal involves some fancy imported fruit. It offers for FDA staff on "enforcement criteria for canned ackee, frozen ackee, and other ackee products that contain hypoglycin A." For those not in the know, Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica; not ripe or inedible portions can be toxic.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

11/13/2012 (3 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: regulations, gov, Web site, rules and regulations, new laws, proposals


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In the past 90 days, regulations.gov has posted 6,125 regulations and notices, which makes for an average of 68 per day.

"Help improve Federal regulations by submitting your comments," the Web site helpfully says. The Web site also lets visitors find and comment on proposed regulations and related documents published by the U.S. federal government.

The countless entries run the gamut from meeting notifications to fee schedules to actual rules and proposed rule changes.

One of the most recent additions addresses house paint. The EPA posted a proposed rule involving volatile organic compound emissions from architectural coatings: "We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act)," the proposal states. "We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action."

Yet another proposal involves some fancy imported fruit. It offers for FDA staff on "enforcement criteria for canned ackee, frozen ackee, and other ackee products that contain hypoglycin A." For those not in the know, Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica; not ripe or inedible portions can be toxic.

Many of the proposed regulations revise regulations already on the books.

Ironically, regulations.gov also links to a video of a speech President Barack Obama gave at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. last year, in which the president promised to remove "outdated and unnecessary regulations.

"I've ordered a government-wide review, and if there are rules on the books that are needlessly stifling job creation and economic growth, we will fix them," the president said.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, along with many other groups expects a rush of new regulations now that President Obama has won a second term.

CEI expects the EPA to move ahead on delayed rules on everything from greenhouse gas emissions to ozone standards.  "Rules from the health care bill and the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill will also likely make themselves known in the weeks to come," the group said on its Web site.

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