Federal regulations (101 - 110 of 153 items)
Regulatory Reform: Implementation of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel Requirements
GGD-98-36: Published: Mar 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) implementation of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act's (SBREFA) advocacy review panel requirements, focusing on: (1) whether EPA and OSHA had applied the advocacy review panel requirements to all rules that they proposed be...
Food and Drug Administration: Regulation of Tobacco Products
HEHS-97-140: Published: Sep 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO attempted to obtain internal memorandums, notes from meetings or conversations, electronic and other written communications, and other documents from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to 12 specific requests for information concerning the activities that led to FDA's proposal to regulate the sale of tobacco products. In addition, GAO provided i...
FCC: Facilitate Future Development of Paging Systems and Implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act, and Competitive Bidding
OGC-97-31: Published: Mar 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) new rule on facilitating the future development of paging systems, the implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act, and competitive bidding. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule would govern the geographic area licensing of common carrier paging and exclusive 929 MegaHertz private carrier...
Revision of FCC Rules to Ensure Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems
OGC-96-34: Published: Aug 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on the enhanced 911 emergency calling system. GAO found that: (1) the rule would require covered carriers to transmit all 911 calls originating from mobile handsets to public safety personnel; and (2) FCC followed applicable requirements in promulgating the rule...
FCC: Interconnection and Resale Obligations Pertaining to Commercial Mobile Radio Services
OGC-96-32: Published: Aug 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on commercial mobile radio services interconnection and resale obligations. GAO found that: (1) the transitional rule would require all cellular and broadband personal communications services and certain specialized mobile radio providers to permit unlimited resale of their services and elimi...
Amendment of FCC Rules to Deregulate the Equipment Authorization Requirements for Digital Devices
OGC-96-21: Published: Jul 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule concerning the deregulation of equipment authorization requirements for digital devices. GAO found that: (1) the rule would create a new self-authorization process based on a manufacturer's or suppliers' compliance with FCC requirements and save the digital device industry approximately $250...
Food and Drug Administration: Carrageenan Food Additive from the Philippines Conforms to Regulations
HEHS-94-141: Published: Aug 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) regulation of a food additive, focusing on FDA: (1) classification of the additive as carrageenan; (2) determination that the additive is safe for food use; and (3) plans to investigate recent allegations that the additive is contaminated with an illegal pesticide.GAO found that: (1) FDA based...
Small Business Administration: Inadequate Oversight of Capital Management Services, Inc.--an SSBIC
OSI-94-23: Published: Mar 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of a Small Business Administration (SBA) licensee, focusing on: (1) SBA regulation and oversight of the licensee's operations; (2) the licensee's compliance with SBA regulations in determining the eligibility of the firms it financed and whether its operations were business-like; and (3) the financing provided to an individual and tw...
Telecommunications: GSA Should Improve Oversight of Small Business Contracting
IMTEC-91-57: Published: Jul 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed small and small disadvantaged business subcontracting opportunities for major telecommunications contracts, focusing on whether the Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000, Technical Assistance and Management Services (TAMS), and Washington Interagency Telecommunications System (WITS) contracts afforded such businesses maximum practicable oppo...
U.S. Communications Policy: Issues for the 1990s
IMTEC-91-52B: Published: Sep 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1991.
GAO provided a publication presenting the panel discussions of nationally acknowledged experts who attended a GAO-sponsored conference on communications technology.GAO noted that the panel discussions addressed such policy issues as: (1) how the communications infrastructure should develop to promote innovation and maximize the benefits of competition; (2) the role of communications policy in prom...