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Comments Concerning Environmental Protection Agency Regulations for Minority Business Enterprise
B-197772: Published: Mar 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
A question was raised regarding the legality of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulations for minority business enterprise involvement in the supply of goods and services for construction of water treatment works. The question was essentially concerned with the legality of the EPA regulations which mandate set-asides for minority business enterprises on any work performed in connecti...
Comments on the Motor Carrier Reform Act, S. 2245
B-197921: Published: Mar 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
Views were provided on a requirement included in the proposed Motor Carrier Reform Act (S. 2245). Section 13 of the act would require the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Secretary of Transportation, and the Comptroller General to submit separate reports to Congress on the probable effect of eliminating antitrust immunity from the discussion of single-line rates and on the need for continued an...
FDA's Oversight of the 1982 Canned Salmon Recalls
HRD-84-77: Published: Sep 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the conduct of a recall of canned Alaskan salmon that occurred in 1982, focusing on: (1) the role of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the recall; (2) the basis for the recall; (3) the adequacy of processes followed in the recall; (4) the adequacy of assurance received by FDA that recalled salmon was removed from the market and reconditione...
U.S. Export-Import Bank Support for Small Business Exports
NSIAD-84-147: Published: Aug 2, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1984.
In response to a congressional request to audit and evaluate the performance of the U.S. Export-Import Bank programs established to promote small business exports, GAO surveyed the Bank's efforts to promote small business participation in its programs; however, it did not conduct the proposed audit.GAO did not conduct the proposed audit because: (1) legislation was enacted which amended the Export...
[Comments on H.R. 2133]
B-214172: Published: Apr 4, 1984. Publicly Released: May 21, 1984.
GAO commented on provisions of H.R. 2133, a bill which would amend the Small Business Act. GAO strongly endorsed provisions of the bill designed to increase the extent of competition achieved in the procurement of spare parts. However, GAO expressed concern that key provisions of the bill would enshrine into law certain limitations on competition through various preferences toward small business,...
Use of Public Funds by the National Technical Information Service To Compete With Private Industry
B-158363: Published: Jun 6, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
Closing of Small Business Administration in Marshall, Texas
CED-77-22: Published: Jan 6, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
The closing of the Small Business Administration's district office in Marshall, Texas, was reviewed.The area formerly served by the Marshall district office is now served by the Dallas, New Orleans, and Little Rock district offices. The production per staff member of the three major units in the Marshall office was generally not lower than their counterparts at the SBA district offices to which Ma...
Views on Bill To Suspend the Effect of FTC Rule Limiting the Use of Holder in Due Course Defenses
B-139310: Published: Oct 6, 1976. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
SBA's Certified Lenders Program Falls Short of Expectations
RCED-83-99: Published: Jun 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1983.
GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) efforts to streamline its loan delivery system by involving private lenders in the credit check process through the Certified Lenders Program (CLP). GAO also commented on whether SBA experience under the CLP warranted further delegation of authority to lenders under the Preferred Lenders Program (PLP).GAO stated that SBA...
The Federal Role in Fostering University-Industry Cooperation
PAD-83-22: Published: May 25, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Federal role in fostering university-industry cooperation. The report developed information and guidelines to enable policymakers to assess whether new or revised Federal initiatives are needed and how they could be designed to ensure that expected outcomes are consonant with the policy objective of fostering closer links between the two sec...