1. Deferral and Waiver.

    The agency head may waive or defer some or all of the requirements of this Bulletin where warranted by compelling rationale. In each such instance, the agency shall include a statement in the risk assessment document that the agency is exercising a deferral or waiver as well as a brief explanation for the deferral or waiver. If the agency head defers the requirements prior to dissemination, the agency shall comply with them as soon as practicable.

  2. OIRA and OSTP Responsibilities.

    OIRA, in consultation with OSTP, shall be responsible for overseeing agency implementation of this Bulletin. OIRA and OSTP shall foster better understanding about risk assessment practices and assess progress in implementing this Bulletin.

  3. Effective Date.

    The requirements of this Bulletin apply to: (1) final public risk assessments disseminated after twelve months following the publication of this Bulletin in final form, and (2) draft risk assessments disseminated after six months following the publication of this Bulletin in final form.

  4. Judicial Review.

    This Bulletin is intended to improve the internal management of the Executive Branch and is not intended to, and does not create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, against the United States, its agencies or other entities, its officers or employees, or any other person.

This proposed bulletin is released for peer review and public comment. It should not be construed to represent the official policy of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

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