Regulatory agencies (31 - 40 of 45 items)
Deposit Insurance: A Strategy for Reform
GGD-91-26: Published: Mar 4, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed issues associated with reforming the federal deposit insurance system, focusing on whether such reforms will result in a more safe, sound, and stable banking industry.GAO presented a comprehensive three-part reform program that could change the way banks are regulated and supervised, as well as the way the deposit insurance system functions, focu...
Statistical Reports: Information on Standard Industrial Classification Codes
GGD-87-34BR: Published: Jan 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rulemaking process to determine: (1) how EPA used standard industrial classification (SIC)-coded data in developing regulations; (2) whether EPA identified the impact of regulations on small industries; and (3) whether the EPA regulatory process had an adverse impact on the handmade glass industry. GAO...
Better Inspection Management Would Improve Oversight of Operating Nuclear Plants
RCED-85-5: Published: Apr 24, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) management of its operating nuclear power plant inspection program, including: (1) the NRC response to investigative findings concerning the Three Mile Island accident in 1979; (2) documentation for inspection program policies and procedures; and (3) the design and management of the inspection program. To oversee nuclear power plant operations...
Federal Regulation of Medical Devices
123484: Feb 24, 1984
GAO discussed its recent report concerning the Federal regulation of medical devices and instruments. GAO noted that: (1) the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needs to develop a comprehensive medical device information system and develop the capability to analyze trends associated with particular groups of devices; (2) while FDA has not yet completed the final device classification process, it a...
Improved Quality, Adequate Resources, and Consistent Oversight Needed if Regulatory Analysis Is To Help Control Costs of Regulations
PAD-83-6: Published: Nov 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the role and performance of regulatory analysis in controlling the costs of federal regulation and the fundamental outstanding issues confronting Congress in determining whether and how to legislate a regulatory analysis requirement. Specifically, GAO was asked to analyze the effects of regulatory oversight by the Office of Management and Budget...
Federal Review of Intrastate Branching Applications Can Be Reduced
GGD-82-31: Published: Feb 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1982.
Federal regulation of intrastate domestic bank branching sets the guidelines for the safety and soundness of any office, branch agency, additional offices, or any branch place of business located in any of the United States or its territories or in the District of Columbia at which deposits are received, checks paid, or money lent. The federal regulators, state governments, and banks are intertwin...
Approaches Toward Valuation of Human Life by Certain Federal Agencies
PAD-82-21: Published: Nov 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1981.
GAO conducted a survey of federal agencies responsible for public health and safety to ascertain whether they assign a specific dollar valuation to human life and safety in analyzing program and regulation costs and benefits.The survey of a number of government agencies with responsibility for health and safety regulation indicates that they have little in common in how they assign dollar values t...
Improvements in Department of the Interior Leasing of Potential Aluminum Resources Are Necessary for More Timely Decisionmaking
EMD-81-135: Published: Sep 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1981.
GAO was asked to address impediments in leasing the nonfuel mineral alunite on Federal lands. Development of alunite would produce both potash, a fertilizer, and alumina, the raw material for aluminum, a strategic material. The purpose of the review was to determine how the Department of the Interior's decentralized mineral management decisionmaking process affects the exploration and development...
Gains and Shortcomings in Resolving Regulatory Conflicts and Overlaps
PAD-81-76: Published: Jun 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1981.
In response to growing concern in Congress and in the business community, GAO examined the nature, extent, and causes of conflicting and overlapping regulatory requirements. GAO met with various Federal officials, reviewed pertinent documents, and asked 50 large companies to provide it with specific examples of conflict and overlap.About half of the responding companies said that regulatory confli...
Proposed Title V to S. 262
PAD-80-44: Published: Jan 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1980.
GAO transmitted information on the proposed Title V to S. 262, the Reform of Federal Regulation Act of 1979. Programs covered by the title were grouped by committee jurisdiction to prepare a breakdown of committee workload that would result from the proposed title. The list identifies responsible Senate committees, and shows whether each program is now subject to reauthorization. A second list com...