Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Mandate Machine Keeps Right on Rolling; EPA and HUD Top List

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Mandate Machine Keeps Right on Rolling; EPA and HUD Top List

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Along with holiday greeting cards, cities can expect a whole new crop of mandates. Thirtynine federal departments and agencies believe that they are developing 529 different regulations that will impact cities, towns and other local governments. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads with 157 regulations under development, followed by HUD with 83 and Agriculture with 64. Together these three agencies account for almost 60 percent of the new federal regulatory developments estimated to impact cities and towns. These figures all come from a recently issued 1,640 page federal document.

                                                            Number
Agency in Charge of Proposed Regulation                    Pending
Environmental Protection Agency                                157
Housing and Urban Development                                   83
Agriculture                                                     64
Health and Human Services                                       34
Treasury                                                        23
Justice                                                         18
Commerce                                                        17
Transportation                                                  17
Interior                                                        15
Labor                                                           14
Energy                                                          12
Federal Communications Commission                               12
Education                                                       10
Federal Emergency Management                                     9
Defense                                                          7
General Services Administration                                  6
Small Busines Administration                                     4
Office of Management and Budget                                  4
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission                             4
National Archives and Records Administration                     3
National Endowment for the Arts                                  2
National Endowment for the Humanities                            2
Securities and Exchange Commission                               2
State                                                            2
Nuclear Regulatory Commission                                    2
National Aernautics and Space Administration                     2
United States Information Agency                                 2
Consumer Products Safety Commission                              2
Resolution Trust Corporation                                     1
Federal Trade Commission                                         1
Tennessee Valley Authority                                       1
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance             1
Board
Corporation for National and Community Service                   1
Veterans                                                         1
Agency for International Development                             1
Peace Corps                                                      1
Railroad Retirement Board                                        1
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service                       1
National Science Foundation                                      1
TOTAL                                                          529

The proposals under development by the EPA include a number of proposals related to drinking water and a list of effluent standards for a variety of sources. …

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