It was another slow week for new regulations, but busy times are on their way. A slew of delayed regulations will come into effect on March 21, mostly with few or no alterations. Congress is also reclaiming its legislative responsibilities via the Congressional Review Act, striking down several executive branch rules rules it never legislated. New regulations that did come out in the last week range from AM radio to halibut.
As the regulatory freeze marches on, most new regulations coming out are garden-variety FAA airworthiness directives and Coast Guard drawbridge and safety zone rules. Other new regulations range from sweet onions to a “tariff of tolls.”
In a new video, Pacific Legal Foundation’s Todd Gaziano talks with Jonathan Wood about a new interpretation of the Congressional Review Act that would allow Congress to quickly repeal federal regulations from as far back as the mid-1990s.
Traditionally considered to apply only to recently-passed rules, Gaziano’s game-changing theory of a more expansive application of the Congressional Review Act was recently featured in Kim Strassel’s Wall Street Journalcolumn:
The regulatory freeze continues. A wide range of recent rules, big and small, have been delayed until late March. The Federal Aviation Administration stayed busy with its usual stream of safety regulations for various aircraft, but other than that it was a quiet week. Delayed regulations from the last week range from tuna to bees.