Regulatory Reform

Coalition for Sensible Safeguards Calls on OMB to Extend Rulemaking Comment Periods Open During Shutdown

In a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney, the  Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (CSS) – an alliance of more than 160 labor, scientific, research, good government, faith, community, health, environmental and public interest groups – strongly urges OMB to extend all open rulemaking comment periods for a minimum of 35 days due to the government shutdown. A broadly applicable extension would be consistent with the spirit if not the letter of applicable administrative law, and CSS believes that it is the only effective way to ensure the shutdown did not deprive the public of its fundamental right to meaningful participation in the rulemaking process.

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