Regulatory Comments


In opposition to the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (Office) proposal
Charles Duan

Attn: Scott C. Weidenfeller
Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
PO Box 1450
Alexandria, VA 22314

The R Street Institute respectfully submits the following…

R Street Comments on FERC’s Proposed Policy Statement on Carbon Pricing in Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets
Devin Hartman

Comments of the R Street Institute on the Notice of Proposed Policy Statement

On Oct. 15, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued a notice of proposed policy statement…

Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1235-AA34
Eli Lehrer

To: Amy DeBisschop
Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation
Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division

From: The R Street Institute,…

Defense Spectrum Sharing Request for Information
Jeffrey Westling

I. Introduction
The R Street Institute has long advocated for policies that promote efficient radio operations in the United States, including spectrum sharing and innovative allocation and…

Post-Technical Conference Comments Hybrid Resources
Beth Garza

I. Issue Summary
On July 23, 2020, the staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) convened a technical conference to discuss hybrid resources. 1 In this context, hybrid…

Comments of R Street Institute Opposing the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Petition for Rulemaking
Jeffrey Westling

 I.     Introduction & Summary
As society continues to adapt to the digital world, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stands at the forefront to facilitate the development and…

RE: R Street Institute and Taxpayers for Common Sense Response to RIN 2590-AA95
R.J. Lehmann

Our organizations welcome the opportunity to provide comment on the FHFA’s 2020 Proposed Capital Rule. The R Street Institute and Taxpayers for Common Sense are both 501c3 research organizations…

USDA Dietary Guidelines on Alcohol Comments
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Chelsea Boyd

Secretary Sonny Perdue
United States Department of Agriculture
1280 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250

Dear Secretary Perdue:

The following comments are respectfully submitted in response…

Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process
Devin Hartman


On June 11, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to increase the consistency and transparency in considering benefits…

RE: CAS Task Force Draft White Paper, Exposed 6-12-2020
R.J. Lehmann

I write you as director of finance, insurance and trade policy at the R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization (“think tank”). We appreciate the…