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Executive Order 12866 specifically addresses regulatory planning, coordination, and review by Federal agencies. Its goals are:

    To make the Federal regulatory process more accessible and open to the public.

    To provide the American people with a regulatory system -

    1. that works for them, not against them;
    2. that protects and improves their health, safety, environment, and well-being;
    3. that improves the performance of the economy without imposing unacceptable or unreasonable costs on society;
    4. that recognizes that the private sector and private markets are the best engine for economic growth; and
    5. that respects the role of State, local, and tribal governments.

    To ensure that rules are effective, sensible, understandable, and consistent within the same agency and between agencies.