Federal rulemaking (11 - 18 of 18 items)
FCC: Redesignating and Reallocating Frequency Bands and Establishing Rules and Policies for Local Multipoint Distribution Service and Fixed Satellite Services
OGC-96-44: Published: Sep 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on redesignating and reallocating certain frequency bands and establishing rules and policies for certain service providers. GAO found that: (1) the rule would allow the development of the 28 GHz band for the use of various wireless systems and permit the licensing of local multipoint distrib...
FDA: Food Labeling, Nutrition Labeling, and Small Business Exemption
OGC-96-35: Published: Aug 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new rule on nutrition labeling requirements. GAO found that: (1) the rule would provide an understanding of the small business nutrition labeling exemption; and (2) FDA followed applicable requirements 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...
FCC Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 1996
OGC-96-28: Published: Jul 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on the assessment and collection of regulatory fees for fiscal year 1996. GAO found that: (1) the rule would allow FCC to recover the costs specified by Congress for its enforcement, policy and rulemaking, international activities, and user information services; and (2) FCC complied with appl...
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...
[Comments on EPA Execution of Fuel Economy Testing]
B-217744.3: Published: Nov 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
Comments were requested on matters concerning the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) execution of its fuel economy testing responsibilities under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program, including the: (1) statutory compliance of a recent final EPA rulemaking effort for future changes to test procedures; and (2) Center for Auto Safety's suggestion that another round of public notice and co...
[EPA Testing Responsibilities Under Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program]
B-217744: Published: Jun 3, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented its views on: (1) the scope of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to modify test procedures under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Program; (2) whether test modifications may be accomplished informally; and (3) whether EPA adequately responded to a circuit court order to address discrepancies resulting from test modi...
The Congressional Review of Federal Trade Commission Rules--Matters for Congressional Consideration
HRD-82-56: Published: Apr 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1982.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Improvements Act of 1980 provides for congressional review of final rules promulgated by FTC. The Act requires that, before the end of the fiscal year, the Comptroller General submit a report to Congress. This interim report discusses some issues that Congress may wish to consider and is based upon examination of the rulemaking proceedings and other FTC records f...