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Trump Suspends New Regulations For Reassessment

Trump Suspends New Regulations For Reassessment

As is common when a new administration takes over, President Donald Trump has directed federal agencies to suspend, withdraw and delay regulations depending on where they are in the rulemaking process.

Chief of Staff Reince Priebus sent a memo to heads of the executive departments and agencies within the federal government on Friday, Jan. 20. The objective is to allow for a review of the pending regulations by a department or agency head appointed or designated by Trump.

The directive excludes any regulations that would address “emergency situations or other urgent circumstances relating to health, safety, financial, or national security matters.” It does go on to direct agencies not to send out any new regulations to the Federal Register and to withdraw any that have been submitted but have not yet officially published.

For regulations that have been implemented, but have not taken effect, within the past 60 days before Trump took office, agencies are to postpone the effective date for 60 days from the date of the memo.

Final rules related to the trucking industry would be the driver training regulation and the drug and alcohol clearinghouse.