midnight regulation


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midnight regulation

n
a rule or directive approved by the federal government near the end of a president’s term of office
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On March 9, Inhofe and Mullin authored an op-ed in The Hill, Security, Safety Top Priorities in Overturning Midnight Regulation.
Rushed regulations I Some of the recent debate over midnight regulation centers around whether midnight rules are "rushed," reducing their quality.
The BLM Methane Rule is another midnight regulation put out by the Obama Administration, Hoeven said.
In other words, is there a "twilight" before the midnight regulation period?
Administrative-law scholars and the media have termed this practice midnight regulation.
Midnight regulation is the term of art for the spike of new regulations promulgated between the election of a new president and Inauguration Day.
Another approach, however, would be to try to prevent the midnight regulation phenomenon in the first place, or at least mitigate its negative effects.
Recently, another of my Mercatus colleagues, Anthony Davis from Duquesne University, and I took a second look at the existence of the midnight regulation phenomenon.
MIDNIGHT REGULATIONS One prominent Clinton midnight regulation, the "roadless rule," would have imposed a blanket ban on roads in some national forests.
Another midnight regulation that was a tempting target for the Congressional Review Act was the Environmental Protection Agency's Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) rule.
In some cases, Commissioners were given no advance notice whatsoever of these midnight regulations.
Bush have issued short-term regulatory moratoria immediately upon coming into office to facilitate review of midnight regulations passed by their predecessors.