Regulatory Comments


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…

Petition to Expand Marketing Opportunities for Innovative Technologies
Jeffrey Westling

I. Introduction
As technology advances, so too must the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) and its regulatory regime. Over the last four years, the Commission has…

CTIA-US Telecom Petition for Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling Regarding Certain Pro Forma Transactions
Jeffrey Westling

I. Introduction
Transactions involving radio operating rights often involve significant administrative costs for both the parties involved and the Commission. As only a limited number of operators…

Electric Transmission Incentives Policy Under Section 219 of the Federal Power Act
Mike Haugh


The R Street Institute (“R Street”) appreciates the opportunity to submit its comments on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC” or…

New England Ratepayers Association Comments
Chris Villarreal & Devin Hartman

Pursuant to Rule 214 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission), 18 C.F.R. §§ 385.214, the R Street Institute hereby moves to intervene…

FDA draft General Guidelines for the Regulation of Vapor Products and Heated Tobacco Products
Chelsea Boyd

Dear Director General Domingo:

We appreciate the opportunity to submit comments regarding the FDA draft General Guidelines for the Regulation of Vapor Products and Heated Tobacco Products….