President Biden announced a regulatory freeze and delays of rules announced by the Trump Administration. This move was expected as the Trump Administration had announced numerous and significant legal changes during the lame-duck period of his presidency.
According to the memorandum, some pending regulations will be withdrawn while others will have a 60 day period of review in order to determine which the new administration wants to withdraw or modify.
The memorandum was authored by Ronald A. Klain, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, and directed to the heads of the executive agencies. President Biden’s agency appointments have not yet been confirmed and it is not clear when they will be.