Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is part of the Office of Management and Budget and performs various functions within the Executive Office of the President. Across five Administrations, OIRA has played a key role in coordinating review of Federal regulations to ensure adequate interagency review of draft rules and to avoid inconsistent, incompatible, or duplicative policies. OIRA encourages retrospective review of regulations to promote an efficient regulatory system that keeps pace with modern technology and the changing needs of society. OIRA also helps enhance planning and coordination with respect to both new and existing regulations to ensure that America’s regulatory system protects and improves the health, safety, environment, and well-being of the American people while promoting economic growth, job creation, and innovation.
OIRA was created by Congress with the enactment of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (PRA). In addition to its work reviewing Federal regulations, OIRA carries out several other important functions, including reducing paperwork burdens and overseeing policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs.
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Participate in the Rulemaking Process
Regulations.gov is your source for information on the development of Federal regulations and other related documents issued by the U.S. government. Through this site, you can find, read, and comment on regulatory issues that are important to you.
On Regulations.gov, you can find and comment on proposed regulations and related documents published by the U.S. Federal government.
Rules Under Review - Reginfo.gov
More information about the Administration’s regulations can be found on www.reginfo.gov, a public website that makes information about OIRA’s review of regulations under Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 available to the public.
Reginfo.gov includes a Regulatory Review Dashboard that graphically presents information about rules under OIRA review through an easy-to-use interactive display. The Dashboard allows the public to sort rules by agency, length of review, state of rulemaking, economic significance, and international impacts.
The website also features information about public meetings that OIRA conducts under Executive Order 12866 and includes an Information Collection Request (ICR) Dashboard, which displays agency information collection requests sent to OIRA for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
OIRA Governing Authorities and Key Guidance
- 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 - Paperwork Reduction Act
- 5 C.F.R Part 1320 - Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public
- Executive Order 12866 - Improving the planning and the coordination of Federal regulation.
- Executive Order 13563 - Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.
- Executive Order 13609 - Promoting International Regulatory Cooperation
- Executive Order 13610 - Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens
- Executive Order 13579 – Regulation and Independent Regulatory Agencies
- Circular A-4, "Regulatory Analysis" - Increasing the transparency of both the benefits and the costs of Federal regulation.
- Disclosure and Simplification as Regulatory Tools
- 5 U.S.C. Chapter 8 - Congressional Review Act
- 5 U.S.C. § 552a - Privacy Act