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Comments on Proposed Food-Labeling Regulations
CED-80-89: Published: Apr 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1980.
An analysis of food-labeling positions proposed by the Departments of Agriculture and Health, Education, and Welfare and the Federal Trade Commission was undertaken. The analysis focused on the agencies' intent to begin implementing new regulations and drafting new laws to correct the complex and sometimes duplicative and/or inconsistent regulations in effect. The agencies' method of correction is...
Maze of Food Regulations--Need for a Regulation Indexing System
CED-80-44: Published: Feb 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1980.
Complex regulations covering all aspects of the food industry sometimes lead to confusion. Fourteen federal agencies and commissions have issued 1,300 regulations for the transport of food, covering 9,752 sections of the Code of Federal Regulations. These regulations require some 30,000 separate actions to comply with the written law. The difficulty of dealing with this large body of regulatory la...
Comments on H.R. 5646
B-196663: Published: Jan 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1980.
Proposed legislation would extend disclosure coverage to certain insurance records and improve information practices in the insurance industry, among other purposes. Under the bill, insurance records of consumers would be protected from disclosure in a similar manner to that presently provided by the Privacy Act for records systems maintained by Federal agencies. The bill addresses: expectations o...
Comments on Public Law 95-507
111018: Dec 4, 1979
Questions have arisen concerning a delay in implementing an amendment to the Small Business Act. The amendment provides for small business concerns of disadvantaged owners to have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of Federal contracts. It requires many contracts to contain provisions for subcontracting plans which are designed to achieve the statutory aims. The questions co...
Protecting Consumer Rights in the Tour Industry: Who Is Responsible?
CED-79-108: Published: Jul 23, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1979.
In 1977, American households took an estimated 312 million trips, of which 18.7 million were package tours. It is estimated that at least $4 billion was spent on these package tours. The growing number of complaints received by Federal agencies attests to the fact that the consumer rights of travelers taking package tours are not adequately protected. A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation...
Food Salvage Industry Should Be Prevented From Selling Unfit and Misbranded Food to the Public
HRD-79-32: Published: Feb 14, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1979.
In May of 1975, GAO issued a report concerning potentially unwholesome and unsafe food sold by food salvage operations in predominantly poor neighborhoods nationwide. GAO recommended several ways that federal agencies responsible for the safety of foods sold to the public could better control and monitor food operations. Because of the severity and magnitude of the problems discussed in the 1975 r...
The Federal Trade Commission's Injunctive Authority
HRD-78-161: Published: Aug 24, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1978.
Congress granted the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) injunctive authority to enable it to quickly stop violations of the laws it administers. FTC adopted no formal policies for use of its injunctive authority under section 13(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, but in 1974, it adopted the following policies for use of section 13(b) of the act: (1) challenged practices should be immediately and...
A Look at the Prohibition on Using Commercial Travel Agents
LCD-78-219: Published: Aug 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1978.
Federal employees are prohibited by regulation from using travel agents to procure transportation for official purposes. A questionnaire was sent to 20 civilian and 5 military agencies to determine the views of the agencies concerning the use of commercial travel agents.Six civilian and five Department of Defense agencies were opposed to removing the prohibition to commercial travel agents, wherea...
Comments on Draft of GAO Amendments to S. 270
B-40342: Published: Jul 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
Review of the Test of Mandatory Subcontracting to Small Business
PSAD-78-108: Published: May 19, 1978. Publicly Released: May 19, 1978.
On March 11, 1976, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy requested six federal agencies to conduct a test of mandatory subcontracting to small businesses. The agencies involved were the Departments of Defense; Interior; and Health, Education, and Welfare; the Energy Research and Development Administration, now within the Department of Energy (DOE); the General Services Administration; and the N...