Department of Interior Requests Information on Regulatory Reform

The Department of Interior (DOI) is requesting comments and public input on ways the Department can improve implementation of regulatory reform initiatives and policies and identify regulations for repeal, replacement, or modification. As part of President Trump’s initiative to alleviate unnecessary burdens placed on the American people, as outlined in Executive Order 13777, the Department established the Regulatory Reform Task Force on March 15, 2017. The Department and the Task Force welcome public input on regulatory and deregulatory actions that could quantifiably lessen the burden on the American public.
Interior encourages the public, and particularly anyone significantly affected by regulations, to provide input and assistance in identifying regulations for repeal, replacement, or modification that:
  • Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation;
  • Are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective;
  • Impose costs that exceed benefits;
  • Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies;
  • Rely, in part or in whole, on data or methods that are not publicly available or insufficiently transparent to meet the standard for reproducibility; or
  • Derive from or implement E.O.s or other Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or substantially modified.
 The docket for comments can be found at the website. There is no deadline for comments, and input will be evaluated on an ongoing basis. For more information, contact Mark Lawyer, Office of the Executive Secretariat, (202) 208-5257, email:
APWA members that submit comments: Please send your comments to APWA Government Affairs Manager Sean Garcia ( for Association awareness. Thank you.