Commerce Department Seeks Comments on Federal Regulatory Burden - Global Trade Magazine
  April 13th, 2017 | Written by

Commerce Department Seeks Comments on Federal Regulatory Burden

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  • Trump directed Commerce Secretary to ask stakeholders for ways to streamline construction permitting.
  • Secretary Ross will report back to Trump summarizing the burdens of American businesses and recommending reforms.
  • Commerce RFI asks about how regulatory compliance could be simplified.

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is asking for input from American manufacturers to learn about the unnecessary burdens manufacturers face from federal permitting and regulatory requirements.

This formal request for information (RFI) will help execute President Trump’s memorandum directing the Secretary of Commerce to ask stakeholders for ways to streamline the construction permitting process and to reduce the regulatory burdens for domestic manufacturing.

Secretary Ross will report back to President Trump summarizing the burdens of American businesses and recommending reforms.

This is just one piece of a historic whole-of-government regulatory reform agenda that President Trump has launched that will remove the roadblocks to American job creation.

“I call on all business and trade associations to share their input on the federal regulations and permits that hold back manufacturing,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “ I look forward to reporting back to the president on how to unshackle our nation’s innovative manufacturers.”

The RFI asks about the type and number of permits required to build, expand, or operate a manufacturing facility; the most onerous part of the permitting process; federal, state, or local agencies with best practice permitting processes; the top four burdensome regulations affecting manufacturing; and ways that regulatory compliance could be simplified.