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The Hill: The SUNSET provision for old regulations will improve agency accountability

February 22, 2021 I By CHARLES YATES

With President Biden’s first 100 days well under way, the Trump administration’s regulatory reform agenda might seem like a distant memory. But one rule, known as Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely (SUNSET), finalized by the Department of Health and Human Services on the previous administration’s last full day in office, is worthy of note — even as the Biden administration begins pursuing its agenda.

The purpose of SUNSET — scheduled to take effect on March 22 — is to implement and ensure agency compliance with a little known but important procedural statute: the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA).

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