Notice & Comment

Upcoming Event at GW: 25th Anniversary of Executive Order 12866

It’s my pleasure to share that on Monday, September 24, current and former Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) chiefs will gather for an afternoon event entitled “Celebrating 25 Years of Executive Order 12866: Reflecting on its longevity & looking to the future.”

The current administrator of OIRA will join predecessors from the Obama, Bush, and Clinton administrations at The George Washington University to discuss and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the “Regulatory Planning and Review” executive order, which has guided regulatory oversight since 1993. The event will gather senior agency officials, congressional staff, and regulatory experts to discuss the controversial yet bipartisan past, present, and future of the executive order and the “obscure but powerful” OIRA, which administers it.

The GW Regulatory Studies Center will host the event in partnership with the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, and GW’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.

Panel 1 – Looking Back on 25 Years

  1. Bridget Dooling, Chair (GW Regulatory Studies Center)
  2. Sally Katzen (Clinton OIRA Administrator)
  3. John Graham (Bush OIRA Administrator)
  4. Howard Shelanski (Obama OIRA Administrator)
  5. Neil Eisner (Former USDOT Asst. General Counsel)
  6. Clark Nardinelli (Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis)

Panel 2 – Q&A with Legislative Staff

  1. Shawne McGibbon, Chair (Administrative Conference of the United States)
  2. Anthony Papian (Senate HSGAC)
  3. Daniel Flores (House Judiciary)

Panel 3 – The Future of OIRA’s Review

  1. John Cooney, Chair (American Bar Association)
  2. Neomi Rao (Current OIRA Administrator)
  3. Ann Marie Buerkle (Current CPSC Acting Chair)
  4. Ricky Revesz (NYU School of Law)
  5. Susan Dudley (GW Regulatory Studies Center, Bush OIRA Administrator)

Reception to follow, hosted by the GW Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. There is no charge for this event. For more details, and to register, please click here. The panels will be recorded but not webcast. We hope to make the video available following the event. Press should contact Jason Shevrin to register ( or 202-994-5631).

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