President Trump Orders Rule Freeze

January 26, 2017

Trump Administration issued an order on January 20 directing all Federal agencies to suspend for 60 days the effective dates of rules that have published in the Federal Register but have not yet taken effect.  This order opens the door to blocking rules that the EPA issued in the final weeks of the Obama administration, including the Formaldehyde rule and revisions to the Risk Management Program facility safety rule.
 
There are three options available to the agencies following President Trump’s order:

  1. Withdrawing a rule altogether
  2. Withdrawing for further review and rulemaking parts of a rule for withdraw
  3. Letting a rule take effect without changes

Read the full memo from the Trump Administration here.  KCMA is working to determine what we can do regarding the rule during this 60 day period.  We will continue to keep you updated on the pending regulations.