EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
WASHINGTON. D.C. 20003
January 22, 1993
THE DIRECTOR M-93-04
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS AND
ACTING HEADS OF AGENCIES DESCRIBED
IN SECTION I(d) OF EXE ORDER 12291
FROM: Leon E. Panetta, Director
It is important that President Clinton's appointees have
an opportunity to review and approve new regulations.
Therefore, at the direction of the President, I am requesting
that you please implement the following, effective immediately:
1. Subject to such exceptions as the Director of the
Office of Management and Budget (the "Director") may determine
for emergency situations or otherwise, no proposed or final
regulation should be sent to the Federal Register for
publication until it has been approved by an agency head or the
delegee of an agency head who, in either case, is a person
appointed by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate.
2. You are requested to withdraw from the Federal
Register, for approval in accordance with paragraph 1, all
regulations that have not yet been published in the Federal
Register and that may be withdrawn under existing procedures of
the Office of the Federal Register.
3. The requirements set out above do not apply to
regulations that must be issued immediately because of a
statutory or judicial deadline. Please notify the Director
promptly of any such regulations.
4. If there are other regulations that you believe
should not be subject to these requirements, please notify the
Director immediately in the case of any regulations that have
been submitted to the Federal Register and in a timely manner
for any other regulations so that the Director may consider
whether an exception to the requirements set out above may be
5. Pending completion of a review, existing Executive
Orders on regulatory management will continue to apply.
6. The term "regulation" in this memorandum has the
meaning set forth in section I(a) of Executive Order 12291,
except that it includes regulationsrelated to agency
organization, management, or personnel.
This memorandum shall be published in the Federal
SUBJECT: Regulatory Review
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