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This article is adapted from Noel P. Greis and Monica
L. Nogueira, “Food Safety—Emerging Public-Private
Approaches: A Perspective for Local, State, and Federal
Government Leaders“ (Washington, DC: IBM Center for
The Business of Government, 2010).
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While the experience of the Minerals Management Service demonstrates the dangers of allowing industry domination of the regulatory agenda, a partnership approach does have advantages when engaged properly.
Regulatory partnerships between government regulators and industry evolved in the 1990s as a way of increasing compliance while reducing administrative burdens However, a Washington Post story on the Minerals Management Service (MMS) leaves readers with the conclusion that regulatory partnerships between government and industry is a bad idea.