Yesterday the OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) announced that it had received a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) from the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) for its rulemaking: Hazardous Materials: Oil Spill Response Plans and Information Sharing for High-Hazard Flammable Trains.
The advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) was published in August of 2014. There were over 200 public responses to that ANPRM. Most of those came from individuals, not organizations or companies though there are indications that there was at least one letter writing campaign involved.
OIRA could take months to clear this controversial NPRM for publication.