Please join us for the first Environmental & Energy Law Program lunch talk of the academic year. Richard Revesz, the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, will deliver a lecture entitled “Modernizing Regulatory Review.”
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.
On April 6, 2023, the Biden Administration took two actions to modernize regulatory review. First, the President signed an executive order that will focus federal agency and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) time and resources where they can have the greatest positive effect and bring more voices into the regulatory process. And second, OIRA issued proposed revisions to its government-wide guidance on regulatory analysis, Circular A-4, to help agencies better account for the full range of benefits and costs of their regulatory actions. This talk will particularly focus on Circular A-4, including proposed revisions to guidance on discounting, geographic scope of analysis, and distributional analysis.
Richard Revesz, the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, is one of the nation’s leading voices in the fields of environmental and regulatory law and policy. He is also the AnBryce Professor of Law (on leave) and dean emeritus at the New York University School of Law. Revesz has published ten books and around 80 articles in major law reviews and journals advocating for protective and rational climate change and environmental policies, and examining the institutional contexts in which regulatory policy is made.