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EPA Exceeded the Deregulatory Goals of Executive Order 13771

August 9, 2019
By Staff, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has “exceeded” the regulatory reduction goals established by Trump in two executive orders, reducing more regulations per regulation issued in fiscal year 2017 than any other federal agency.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of the Inspector General reports in response to an executive order directing administrative agencies to cut two regulations for every new regulation they impose, EPA cut 26 regulations, compared to issuing just four new regulations, far exceeding the 2-to-1 ratio the White House had requested. OIG also determined EPA’s deregulatory efforts saving taxpayers more than $96 million, roughly $40 million more than regulatory saving’s goal the Office of Management and Budget set for the agency.