As we prepare to begin 2024, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its list of upcoming rules organized by agencies in the various rulemaking stages that are TBA in the coming year with the clear underlying theme of “tackling climate change” as is common during the current Presidential Administration. OIRA is the division within the Executive Branch’s OMB that is housed within the Executive Office of the President.  This division reviews draft rules from agencies under the guidance of several laws prior to agency implementation.

Here’s a look at a few rules included in the 2024 list Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation will be monitoring:

One rule that is set to be finalized in 2024 is the Department of Interior’s Conservation and Landscape Health Rule.  As you may recall, this rule would generally allow for ecological restoration, conservation leasing, and other methods of resource preservation in a similar way akin to current uses like livestock grazing and mineral leasing.  

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be continuing their consideration of PFOA and PFOS compounds in drinking water supplies.  The final rule will be slated for 9/3/2024 with our continued monitoring to comment along the way.   

The Center for Environmental Quality will be issuing its final rule in Quarter 2 regarding how they can properly assess the greenhouse gas emissions and climate change effects of their proposed actions pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act.  

For more information, please visit the website to search for any additional information on current agency rules that are in the rulemaking process.