Streamline or eliminate unjustified costs and burdens
The overarching goal of ongoing retrospective review is to streamline regulations the Department promulgates and to eliminate unnecessary, costly, or burdensome regulations wherever possible. Particularly in the current economy, regulations that interfere with the ability of industry to responsibly carryout production of goods and services in response to consumer demand and to create jobs in the process are unproductive. On the other hand, this Department has a mission and responsibility to protect public health and safety and this mission and responsibility must take priority. It is only by maintaining a robust and healthy workforce and citizenry that the nation’s economy will grow and prosper. This Department will continue to be sensitive to the need to promote the economic health of the nation without sacrificing the health and welfare of the American people.