[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 6, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 39315]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16865]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 6, 2011 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

5 CFR Chapter XXI

12 CFR Chapters I, V, XV, and XVIII

17 CFR Chapter IV

19 CFR Chapter I

26 CFR Chapter I

27 CFR Chapter I

31 CFR Subtitle A and Chapters I, II, IV Through VIII, IX, and X

48 CFR Chapter 10


Preliminary Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules; 
Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury announces the availability of 
its Preliminary Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules and 
invites interested members of the public to submit comments on the 
plan. Issued pursuant to Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation 
and Regulatory Review,'' Treasury developed its preliminary plan to 
facilitate the review of existing regulations through the use of 
retrospective review.

DATES: Comment due date: July 25, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on all 
aspects of the preliminary plan. You may submit comments, identified by 
docket number TREAS-DO-2011-0003 through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for 
submitting comments.
    Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons must submit 
comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Electronic submission of comments allows 
the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures 
timely receipt, and enables the Department to make them available to 
the public. Comments submitted electronically through the http://www.regulations.gov Web site can be viewed by other commenters and 
interested members of the public.
    Public Inspection of Comments. Properly submitted comments will be 
available for inspection and downloading at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Additional Instructions. In general, comments received, including 
attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public 
record and are immediately available to the public. Do not include any 
information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider 
confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the Assistant General 
Counsel for General Law, Ethics, and Regulation at 
guidance@treasury.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 18, 2011, the President issued 
Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' 
to ensure that federal regulations seek less burdensome means to 
achieve policy goals and that agencies give careful consideration to 
the benefits and costs of those regulations. The Executive Order 
requires each agency to develop a preliminary plan to periodically 
review its existing significant regulations to determine whether any 
regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed so 
as to make the agency's regulatory program more effective or less 
burdensome in achieving its regulatory objectives.
    On March 30, 2011 (76 FR 17572), the Department published a notice 
and request for comment in the Federal Register that invited input from 
the public in developing Treasury's preliminary plan and eleven 
comments were received. On June 1, 2011, the Department posted the 
preliminary plan on its Open Government Web site, http://www.treasury.gov/open and on http://www.regulations.gov, and is 
requesting public comments on the plan. Comments may be submitted on or 
before July 15, 2011.

    Dated: June 28, 2011.
George W. Madison,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2011-16865 Filed 7-5-11; 8:45 am]
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