Administrative agencies are considered miniature versions of the three branches of government because they have the authority to legislate, adjudicate disputes, and enforce regulations. There are times when regulations are ineffective, whether they are too restrictive or flexible, outdated or obsolete, overly vague, or unenforceable. Professionals inside and outside of administrative agencies may institute reform through a number of measures. Effective reform may boost economic performance, stimulate investment, or increase levels of consumer protection. Citizens, too, can influence the regulations and policies of regulatory agencies by attending public meetings and communicating with agency officials.
With these thoughts in mind:
Support your response using the Learning Resources and other scholarly resources.
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- Aspen Publishers. (2008). EPA’s questions and answers provide regulatory insight. Hazardous Waste Consultant, 26(5), 2.19–2.29.