REGULATORY REFORM TASK FORCE UPDATE

Department of Education Regulatory Reform Task Force

Back in February the President signed Executive Order 13777 to “reduce regulatory burden”. As required, ED has created a Regulatory Reform Task Force (RRTF) to review regulatory and sub-regulatory guidance throughout the department. The RRTF has been working on identifying regulations that should be changed or eliminated and has published a request for public comments in the Federal Register.

Word on the Hill is that the RRTF has identified more than 150 regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement or modification.

So far however, few public comments have been submitted.

I know one rule that I’d like to see repealed – The selective Service Registration Requirements that require men to register as a condition of receiving Federal Student Aid. Have a rule in mind? The public comment period is open until August 21, 2017. I submitted my comments and you can find more information about submitting your comments here.