Agencies – but not financial regulators – begin withdrawing proposals, rules

A number of federal agencies have filed “letters of withdrawal” for new and proposed rules, in line with President Donald Trump’s Jan. 20 order for a “regulatory freeze pending review.” However, none of the federal financial institution regulatory agencies have done so (as of today).

On Monday, the Federal Register’s Public Inspection Desk listed withdrawal requests of notices of rules, proposals and documents from a dozen and a half of federal agencies, including departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Energy, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and others.

In nearly every case, the department or agency noted that it had “requested the withdrawal of this document after it was on public inspection,” and that the document will remain on public inspection until the close of business on January 24.

Federal Register, documents on public inspection (as of Jan. 23)