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Views on Three Bills Dealing With Passive Restraints in Passenger Automobiles
B-202994: Published: Apr 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO comments were requested on three bills dealing with passive restraints in passenger automobiles. These proposals are directed toward providing economic relief to consumers and manufacturers because of the domestic industry's current financial and competitive problems. The Department of Transportation (DOT) delayed the implementation of the proposals and issued a notice of proposed rulemaking t...
[Comments on H.R. 3204]
B-83775: Published: Sep 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1983.
GAO was requested to comment on H.R. 3204, which would submit most rules and regulations promulgated by the Executive Branch agencies to congressional scrutiny and possible legislative veto by either House. GAO stated that recent changes in the manner and extent to which information is required to be reported to Congress may make the reporting provision in this bill unnecessary. GAO also expressed...
[Comments on Legality of Proposed Revision to 5 C.F.R. 531.404]
B-211674: Published: May 25, 1983. Publicly Released: May 25, 1983.
GAO was asked for its views on the legality of the proposed revision to 5 C.F.R. 531.404 which provides that employees in steps 1 through 6 of a grade in the General Schedule must perform at the "fully successful" level to be eligible for a within-grade step increase, but employees in steps 7 through 9 must perform at the"exceeds fully successful" level to be eligible for a step increase. Specific...
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...
Views on S. 2049
B-206741: Published: Apr 20, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1982.
Upon receipt of a congressional request, GAO reviewed S. 2049 and assessed the paperwork and regulatory burdens that might be associated with its implementation. The bill would amend previous legislation concerning Census Bureau data and would require Federal agencies to use currently available population data to determine benefits received by State and local governments. Since agencies would use...
Comments on H.R. 4333
B-197146: Published: Oct 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1981.
Legislation has been proposed which would amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act to authorize Federal agencies to contract for certain debt collection services. The bill was introduced because the legal basis for a recent amendment to the Claims Collection Act was questioned. GAO does not share these reservations and thus does not believe that enactment of this bill is necessar...
Comments on Proposed Amendment to FPR
B-204088: Published: Oct 5, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1981.
GAO has no objection to a proposed amendment to the Federal Procurement Regulations that would revise the regulations pertaining to policies and procedures for applying the regulations and standards of the Cost Accounting Standards Board...
Proposed New Provisions for Regulatory Procedure Act of 1981
B-163628: Published: Jul 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1981.
GAO reviewed a proposed new section which would be added to Title 5 of the the U.S. Code. Relevant provisions of this proposed section, which specifically require the Comptroller General to assume continuing review of agency rulemaking and regulatory analyses, were compared with the existing GAO authority. The new provisions are not necessary to carry out the reviews and analyses required by the p...
Improving the Collection of Debts Owed the Government
115032: Apr 23, 1981
Debts arise from a host of Federal activities including tax assessments, benefit and administrative overpayments, and overdue student and housing program loans. Amounts which are owed to the Government and are being written off as uncollectable are substantial and growing rapidly. Before the Government's debt collection problems can be remedied, many administrative and legislative actions must be...
Views on H.R. 1243
B-202175: Published: Mar 13, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1981.
GAO was requested to give its views on a bill to amend 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. Enactment of...