2175 112th CONGRESS
H. R. 2175
To require certain agencies to submit a cost-benefit
analysis to the Congress before implementing proposed regulations.IN
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 14, 2011
FINCHER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on
Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture and Transportation
and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker,
in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction
of the committee concerned
require certain agencies to submit a cost-benefit analysis to the Congress before
implementing proposed regulations.
Be it enacted
by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Regulatory Balance Act'.
COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS REQUIRED WITH RESPECT TO SIGNIFICANT REGULATORY ACTIONS
OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND FOOD AND
Before any proposed regulation that is determined
to be a significant regulatory action, as such term is defined in Executive Order
12866 (5 U.S.C. 601 note; relating to regulatory planning and review), takes effect,
the Secretary of Agriculture, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection
Agency, and the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration shall--
(1) perform the cost-benefit analysis described in section 6(a)(3) of such Executive
Order (or any successor thereto) for such proposed regulation; and
(2) submit such analysis to the Congress.