Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 2804 - All Economic Regulations are Transparent (ALERT) Act of 2013

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Feb 25, 2014 3:13 PM

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Brady, Kevin (TX)


REVISED Requires federal agencies to identify in any Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) the achievable objective of the proposed rule and the metrics to be used. Also requires federal agencies in issuing final rules to certify that the rule meets the objectives the agency identified in the NPR.

Cartwright (PA)


Strikes the 6 month moratorium on finalizing rules.

Cohen (TN)


Exempts from Title IV any proposed consent decree or settlement agreement that prevents or is intended to prevent discrimination on the basis of race, religion, or other protected category.

Connolly (VA)


Exempts any rule pertaining to consumer product safety, including children's toys, cribs, and car seats.

Connolly (VA)


LATE Exempts any rule pertaining to air quality or water quality.

Courtney (CT), Miller, George (CA)


Exempts regulations proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect beryllium-exposed workers from contracting chronic beryllium disease and lung cancer.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Exempts rules made by the Secretary of Homeland Security, or any consent decree or settlement made as a result of the rule.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Exempts food safety rules, or consent decrees or settlements pertaining to any food safety rule.

Johnson, Hank (GA)


Excludes from the bill any rule, consent decree, or settlement agreement that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation or whose benefits exceeds its costs.

McKinley (WV)


WITHDRAWN Lowers the definition of a major rule and guidance from $100 million to $50 million annually.

Miller, George (CA), Courtney (CT)


Exempts regulations proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent combustible dust explosions and fires.

Miller, George (CA), Courtney (CT)


Exempts any mine safety and health standard or workplace safety and health regulation proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor that has been in any stage of the rulemaking process for 5 years or longer since the proposed rule’s initial regulatory action.

Miller, George (CA), Courtney (CT)


Exempts any regulations, or modifications thereto, which have been recommended in writing by the Inspector General of a federal agency, including but not limited to those which would improve protections for taxpayers, students, public and workplace safety and health, or otherwise increase the effectiveness or efficiency of agency activities.

Murphy, Patrick (FL)


Cuts titles II and IV from the bill.

Rigell (VA)


Expands the requirements of initial regulatory flexibility analyses to include an analysis of any impairment of the ability of small entities to have access to credit.

Rothfus (PA), Barr, (KY)


Adds terms to define a negative-impact on jobs and wages rule, helps agencies identify a negative-impact on jobs and wages rule, and requires agency heads approving a negative-impact on jobs and wages rule to submit a statement that they approved the rule knowing of its negative-impact on jobs and wages.

Tipton (CO)


Makes a technical correction that ensures the current requirement, under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, that each agency annually publish a list of regulations to be reviewed pursuant to its periodic review plan, remains so.