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Views on H.R. 749
B-202109: Published: Mar 13, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1981.
GAO was requested to give its views on a bill to amend title 5 of the U.S. Code to increase the efficiency of Government-wide efforts to collect debts owed the United States. The bill would require the Office of Management and Budget to establish regulations for reporting on debts owed the United States, and would provide additional procedures for the collection of debts owed the United States. En...
Paperwork Imposed on the Meat Industry by USDA
111913: Mar 26, 1980
A review of the meat industry revealed that shortcomings in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) paperwork management program allowed for the: (1) preparing of meaningless burden estimates; and (2) collecting of unneeded, unused, and duplicate information from the meat industry. One key to resolving the problems is the availability of reliable information regarding the paperwork burden imposed....
Comments on H.R. 3263
PAD-80-37: Published: Jan 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1980.
While GAO strongly supports proposed legislation which would require regulatory agencies to carefully and comprehensively evaluate the effects of proposed and existing rules for executive agencies, suggestions were offered for improving the bill. The definition of a major rule provides that it is any rule which will cause a substantial change in costs or prices for industries, geographic regions,...
Comments on Public Law 95-507
111018: Dec 4, 1979
Questions have arisen concerning a delay in implementing an amendment to the Small Business Act. The amendment provides for small business concerns of disadvantaged owners to have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of Federal contracts. It requires many contracts to contain provisions for subcontracting plans which are designed to achieve the statutory aims. The questions co...
Proposed Amendment for Selection, Designation, and Termination of Designation of Contracting Officers
B-196605: Published: Nov 29, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1979.
Comments on a proposed amendment to the Federal Procurement Regulations are presented. GAO is in favor of this proposed amendment which requires agencies to establish procedures concerning the selection, designation, and termination of designation of contracting officers. It also requires that contracting officer selections and designations be made only by the head of an agency, the head of a proc...
Impact of Selected Cross-Cutting National Policy Requirements on State and Local Governments
GGD-79-64: Published: Jun 21, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1979.
The federal government has enacted statutes on such issues as equal employment opportunity, citizen participation, and equal delivery of program benefits to further certain national policy objectives. Currently proposed legislation addresses the problem of administering federal regulations. The bill is intended to produce greater uniformity of program requirements that must be met by grant recipie...
Reform of Federal Regulation Act of 1979 and the Regulation Reform Act of 1979
094369: May 23, 1979
No summary is currently available...
The Reform of Federal Regulation Act of 1979 and the Regulation Reform Act of 1979
109454: May 23, 1979
GAO strongly supports the general thrust of two Senate regulatory reform bills, that regulatory agencies should carefully and comprehensively evaluate the effects of proposed and existing rules. Congressional oversight of this process is essential; however, the role that the bill vests with the Congressional Budget Office should be assigned to GAO to avoid duplication of responsibilities, some of...