Reason Foundation Comment on the Regulatory Burden Reduction Request for Information

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Reason Foundation Comment on the Regulatory Burden Reduction Request for Information

In many cases, it would be better for DOE to scrap its rules and allow private market actors to develop standards and information tools in their place.

Reason Foundation respectfully submits this comment on the Regulatory Burden Reduction Request for Information (RFI) issued by the United States Department of Energy (DOE).

This comment seeks to address questions raised by the Department of Energy in its Request for Information regarding “existing regulations, paperwork requirements and other regulatory obligations that can be modified or repealed, consistent with law, to achieve meaningful burden reduction while continuing to achieve the Department’s statutory obligations.” The comment is structured around the first six questions raised by the DOE.

Julian Morris is vice president of research at Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.