The Regulatory Week in Review: August 2, 2013
- President Obama issued an executive order to increase agency collaboration to improve chemical safety.
- The EPA announced changes to the agency’s chemical risk information system to improve scientific evidence and increase transparency.
- A New York appeals court affirmed that New York City’s soda ban violates the state constitution’s separation of powers.
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a Texas, Wyoming, and industry group’s challenge to the EPA’s greenhouse gas permitting requirements.
- The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) released its quarterly Freedom of Information Act report.
- The GAO published a report finding that “international regulatory cooperation inform[s] all phases of the rulemaking process.”
- The Secretary of the Interior convened the first meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs under an initiative of President Obama.
- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law to ban the sale and possession of shark fins. See related RegBlog post.