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Germany advancing on testing self-driving cars

The German government is taking steps to make it legal to test self-driving cars, Chancellor Angela Merkel said this week, according to Reuters.

GAO: Agencies need to be more transparent about reviewing existing regulations

Agencies need to better report the progress of analysis done on existing regulations to see if they need to be updated, a recently released April 11 Government Accountability Office report says. From January 2011 through August 2013, agencies looked at 650 current regulations to see if they needed to be modified. About 246 of those retrospective analyses resulted in regulatory changes, the report says.

GAO: Agencies need to be more transparent about reviewing existing regulations

Agencies need to better report the progress of analysis done on existing regulations to see if they need to be updated, a recently released April 11 Government Accountability Office report says. From January 2011 through August 2013, agencies looked at 650 current regulations to see if they needed to be modified. About 246 of those retrospective analyses resulted in regulatory changes, the report says.

FEMA laments slow regulatory process as disaster costs grow

With disaster relief costs climbing into the billions of dollars annually, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has tried to ease regulations and encourage efforts to mitigate damage. But the process moves at a frustratingly slow pace, said FEMA's David Miller during a Senate hearing May 14.

FEMA laments slow regulatory process as disaster costs grow

With disaster relief costs climbing into the billions of dollars annually, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has tried to ease regulations and encourage efforts to mitigate damage. But the process moves at a frustratingly slow pace, said FEMA's David Miller during a Senate hearing May 14.

House Republicans propose commission to repeal regulations

A new commission modeled after the Base Realignment and Closure process would be able to repeal regulations issued by federal agencies under a bill that House Republicans are preparing to introduce.

House Republicans propose commission to repeal regulations

A new commission modeled after the Base Realignment and Closure process would be able to repeal regulations issued by federal agencies under a bill that House Republicans are preparing to introduce.

Officials seek interagency forum to discuss international regulations

Officials across the federal government want a venue where they can share their experiences working with foreign regulatory agencies, the Government Accountability Office says. Venues for agencies to discuss international regulatory cooperation do exist, but they involve high-level officials, not those who are responsible for day-to-day implementation, GAO says in a report (.pdf) released August 1.

Officials seek interagency forum to discuss international regulations

Officials across the federal government want a venue where they can share their experiences working with foreign regulatory agencies, the Government Accountability Office says. Venues for agencies to discuss international regulatory cooperation do exist, but they involve high-level officials, not those who are responsible for day-to-day implementation, GAO says in a report (.pdf) released August 1.

Jewell defends fracking safety standards on federal land

"Minimum acceptable standards need to be out there," even if states have their own regulations, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said. The Interior Department proposed a rule for fracking safety in May and has been working to finalize it. But Jewell said the department had yet to determine whether states themselves could receive variances or if companies would have to apply for each natural gas well.