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Regulation of Retailers Authorized To Accept Food Stamps Should Be Strengthened
CED-78-183: Published: Dec 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1978.
The Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) authorizes and regulates retailers who participate in its food stamp program. Approximately 270,000 retailers are authorized to accept food stamps. In fiscal 1977, $8 billion worth of stamps were redeemed by 17 million participants.Criteria for authorization of retailers are unclear, and authorize such firms as pastry shops, gas sta...
The Environmental Protection Agency Needs Congressional Guidance and Support To Guard the Public in a Period of Radiation Proliferation
CED-78-27: Published: Jan 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1978.
In 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was given unclear authority to protect the American people and their environment from radiation hazards. EPA officials agree that the agency currently is unable to provide complete protection under its ambiguous authorities and that clarification by Congress is needed...
Assistance to Nonrubber Shoe Firms
CED-77-51: Published: Mar 4, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1977.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program was set up to provide loans and technical assistance to help firms, hurt by increased imports of their products, to retool to make new or different products and to keep from going out of business. Assistance provided to the nonrubber footwear industry under this program was investigated.A few administrative problems may have kept some nonrubber shoe firms fr...
Small Business Administration's Compliance with Comptroller General's Decision on Purchase of Guaranteed Loans
CED-77-26: Published: Jan 26, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1977.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) lacks authority to purchase guaranteed loans from banks which have not complied with SBA regulations requiring notification of a borrower's delinquency within 30 days. The files for 80 guaranteed loans purchased and four loans rejected for purchase at SBA's Boston, Kansas City, and San Francisco district offices were examined, as were 106 randomly selected...