The Office of Regulatory Reform (ORR) facilitates the creation and refinement of a clear, predictable, and reliable regulatory system by removing barriers to economic growth and improving competitiveness, while protecting the public interest. Since February 2015, ORR has been operating under Executive Order 15-07, which requires most Executive Branch regulations to be reviewed by ORR before and after public comment (click here for a timeline of each rulemaking process). Prior to EO 15-07 the director of Regulatory Reform had the authority to intervene on any individual regulatory or permitting issue; however, there was no mechanism to require the review of every proposed regulation. Under this new process agencies must submit all of their proposed regulatory actions to ORR, providing a systematic way to address regulatory issues.
Below is a chart of the number of regulatory submissions reviewed by ORR as part of the EO 15-07 process. This chart looks at data from the last year.