Rogan’s List for 06/29/2020

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On Mondays, Rogan’s List features a listing of proposed rule and regulation changes that are currently accepting public comment.  Commenting is the way to show government agencies how we feel about these proposed changes. Our comments also become part of a record that will be reviewed by courts if and when a reg change is contested. Courts use comments to judge whether an agency is acting arbitrarily and capriciously.


Closing Soon


Section I – ICE, DHS, DOL, NLRB

Section II – everything environmental – EPA, BLM, DOE

Section III – Civil rights, housing, education, healthcare

Other: More on regulations (tracking the trackers/general information)  

(Note: After a couple of weeks items are moved from “Recent” and “Closing soon” into the Roman numeral sections. A note on regulatory processes: there are three stages – Notice, Proposed Rule, and Rule. There’s usually a time lag of a few months to a few years between them, and they must be published in the Federal Register before appearing on Comment time varies from 10 days to 2 months, sometimes with extensions.)

New executive orders all but banning immigration altogether – legal and undocumented, with the new visa ban and credible-fear asylum restrictions. Also, proposal from Bureau of Land Management to drill 2/3 of Arctic reserve and an excellent article from Bloomberg Law on why BLM is anything but transparent with regard to proposals or posting comments (it often doesn’t).   And from Stanford Law it’s impacts on indigenous people. It’s a land grab. Coupled with Trump’s suspension of NEPA would be a disaster if not for all the lawsuits. Using a new computer with a different version of word so it messed up the formatting and have corrected somewhat but that’s why it’s weirder than usual.
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