Laura Stanley

 

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Laura is a senior policy analyst at the GW Regulatory Studies Center. Prior to joining the Center, she worked as an economist at the U.S. Environmental Protection agency where she analyzed the economic impacts of hazardous waste regulations. Laura’s research interests include environmental regulation, the regulation of opioid use disorder treatment, and administrative law. Laura holds a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University and is also a JD student at The George Washington University Law School. 

 

 

Content by Laura Stanley:

 

DEA's Mobile Narcotic Treatment Program

April 27, 2020 | By: Laura Stanley

This public interest comment assesses the Drug Enforcement Administration's proposed rule and offers four sets of recommendations: a) DEA should immediately begin approving mobile components in response to the coronavirus crisis, while the agency works towards finalizing the proposed rule, b) DEA should revise or remove conditions in the proposed rule that do not decrease the risk of diversion but do increase the burden of expanding mobile components, c) DEA should issue an updated economic analysis, and d) DEA should commit to conducting an evaluation of the mobile NTP program.


FDA & USDA Food Identity Standards

April 2, 2020 | By: Laura Stanley

This public interest comment assesses the proposed rule in four main sections: a) FDA should include additional principles aimed at improving the efficacy of food identity standards, b) FDA should alter its proposed approach, which is not to review any existing standards, and instead devote agency resources to conducting retrospective review, c) FDA should alter its existing temporary permit program for food identity standards, and d) FDA should issue a revised economic analysis and rely on that evidence in setting final standards.


 

Regulations Teed Up at the DEA

September 23, 2020 | By: Laura Stanley

The Drug Enforcement Administration plans to release a flurry of proposed and final regulations this year, up significantly from previous years. Several of the regulations teed up at the DEA are long-awaited actions that seek to address the ongoing opioid epidemic.


Agency Compliance with the “Guidance Executive Order”: Swift but Sundry

July 13, 2020 |  By: Laura Stanley

Executive Order 13891 requires agencies to take actions to promote transparency and public participation in the development of certain guidance documents. Last month, some federal agencies hit a tight deadline set out in the executive order, while other agencies lag behind.


DEA Proposes to Lift Ban on Mobile Methadone Vans

April 29, 2020 | By: Laura Stanley

In 2007, DEA placed a moratorium on approving new mobile narcotic treatment programs. Under a recently proposed rule, DEA would repeal the moratorium and establish requirements for mobile narcotic treatment programs.


EPA Proposes to Accelerate Its Permit Appeal Process

April 14, 2020 | By: Laura Stanley -- Originally published by The Regulatory Review

A proposed rule to speed up administrative decision-making could have unintended consequences.


Is American Food having an Identity Crisis?

March 9, 2020 | By: Laura Stanley

FDA and USDA proposed a rule in 2005 to establish general principles the agencies could rely on to evaluate food identity standards. The agencies did not finalize the rule, but FDA recently reopened the comment period on the proposal.


 

Washington PostBring back the methadone vans, by Laura Stanley