Government agencies are in the process of reviewing their rulemaking procedures and their entire body of regulations as part of a broad directive to eliminate unnecessary rules.

All non-independent federal agencies are required to submit a plan to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs by May 18 for regularly reviewing all existing under President Obama's executive order “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review” issued in January.

Within two weeks following the May deadline, the agencies are required to publish their plans online in an open government Website page, in accordance with the Open Government Directive from December 2009.

But not all agencies will ...