Federal Government Announces Plans to Rollback or Revise Several Regulations Affecting Construction

SHANE HEDMOND | May 29, 2018

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The Trump administration recently released its Spring 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and, contained within it, is a series of regulations that federal agencies plan to either amend or eliminate. The website summary of the agenda reads: By amending and eliminating regulations that are ineffective, duplicative, and obsolete, the Administration can promote economic growth and innovation and protect individual liberty.

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