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March 13, 2017 5:30 PM, EDT

Federal Maritime Commission Appoints Karen Gregory Regulatory Reform Officer

Karen Gregory, managing director of the Federal Maritime Commission, has been appointed the agency’s regulatory reform officer, acting Chairman Michael Khouri announced March 13.

Gregory will head an agency regulatory reform task force that will work to identify “burdensome, unnecessary and outdated directives” and recommend how they should be remedied, the agency said in a statement.

"Relief from regulatory requirements that have outlived their usefulness is one of the easiest contributions the Federal Maritime Commission can make to increased efficiencies and creating economic benefits," Khouri said in a statement.

The designation of a regulatory review officer and establishing a regulatory reform task force is consistent with the intent of an executive order issued by President Trump last month, the agency said.