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[Comments on Whether EPA Interim Guidance Is a Rule Under the Congressional Review Act]
B-281575: Published: Jan 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1999.
GAO provided information on whether interim guidance for investigating Title VI administrative complaints challenging permits issued by the Environmental Protection Agency is a rule under the Congressional Review Act portion of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act (SBREFA). GAO held that, irrespective of whether or not in isolation the second portion of the interim guidance is properly vi...
Money Laundering: FinCEN Needs to Better Communicate Regulatory Priorities and Time Lines
GGD-98-18: Published: Feb 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the regulatory role of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), focusing on the: (1) process FinCEN followed for developing and issuing Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) regulations; and (2) status of FinCEN's efforts to develop and issue BSA regulations.GAO noted that: (1) FinCEN's process for developing and issuing regulations generally consisted...
Congressional Review Act: Implementation and Coordination
T-OGC-98-38: Published: Mar 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1998.
GAO discussed its experience in fulfilling its responsibilities under the Congressional Review Act (CRA).GAO noted that: (1) its primary role under the CRA is to provide Congress with a report on each major rule concerning GAO's assessment of the promulgating federal agency's compliance with the procedural steps required by various acts and Executive orders governing the regulatory process; (2) th...
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...
Congressional Review Act
T-OGC-97-29: Published: Mar 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1997.
GAO discussed its responsibilities in the congressional review of agency rulemakings under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA), and its experience since the statute was enacted.GAO noted that: (1) its primary role in this new mechanism is to provide the Congress with a quick review of all "major" rules submitted to determine if the promulgating agencies have complied wi...
[Comments on Temporary Storage or Shipment to Alternative Location of Student Military Dependents' Unaccompanied Baggage]
B-271612: Published: Jan 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1997.
The Department of Defense (DOD) requested on opinion on whether the statutes governing educational travel of student dependents of service members and civilian employees may be construed to authorize a change in the regulations to permit temporary storage or shipment of their unaccompanied baggage to an alternate location in lieu of shipment to and from an overseas location. GAO noted that DOD reg...
EPA's Costs of Preparing Regulatory Impact Analyses
RCED-97-15R: Published: Dec 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) incurs in preparing regulatory impact analyses (RIA) to support EPA's implementation of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. GAO noted that: (1) EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, which has four program offices, does not have a systematic way to identify and track all of its costs for preparing R...
Regulatory Burden: Measurement Challenges and Concerns Raised by Selected Companies
GGD-97-2: Published: Nov 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1996.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the cumulative impact of federal regulations on a limited number of businesses, focusing on: (1) what selected businesses and federal agencies believed were the federal regulations that applied to those businesses; (2) what those businesses believed were the cost and other impacts of those regulations; and (3) the regulations those businesses said w...
Contracts Under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act
OGC-96-23: Published: Jul 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) and the Indian Health Services' (IHS) new rule on contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. GAO found that: (1) the joint rule would permit BIA and IHS to award contracts and grants to Indian tribes under a single set of rules; and (2) BIA and IHS followed applicable requiremen...
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...