Late last week the Department of Education (“ED”) announced the release of the second report of its Regulatory Reform Task Force.  The report recommends ED withdraw nearly 600 antiquated guidance documents–a big step forward in cleaning-up its regulatory and guidance portfolio.

Under Executive Order 13777, the Task Force continues to review ED’s regulations and sub-regulatory guidance as part of a larger government-wide effort aimed at reducing burdensome regulations.

With respect to postsecondary education, 398 guidance documents will be withdrawn.  Companion recommendations are made for other offices at ED as well.

Stay tuned for more updates from the Department in coming months.