B-126633, JAN. 31, 1956

B-126633: Jan 31, 1956

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ENTITLED "THE PROPOSED RULE IS ILLEGAL IN REGARD TO THE CONTRACTING AGENCIES OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. " AND TO THE FACT THAT CERTAIN DECISIONS OF OUR OFFICE ARE CITED THEREIN IN SUPPORT OF THE ARGUMENTS ADVANCED. WHILE IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT WE ARE CALLED UPON TO VOLUNTEER ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO THE FORMULATION OF THESE REGULATIONS. CAREFUL CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO THE CONTENTS OF YOUR BRIEF IN THE EVENT WE ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE ANY ACTION ON THE SUBJECT IN THE FUTURE.

B-126633, JAN. 31, 1956

TO SEYMOUR J. RUBIN, ESQUIRE:

YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 12, 1956, TRANSMITTED A COPY OF A MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE SECRETARY OF LABOR BY LANDIS, COHEN, RUBIN AND SCHWARTZ IN OPPOSITION TO A PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF PART 201 OF THE GENERAL REGULATIONS ISSUED UNDER THE WALSH-HEALEY PUBLIC CONTRACTS ACT, 41C.F.R., PART 201, ON BEHALF OF CERTAIN DEALERS IN COAL.

YOU INVITED ATTENTION IN PARTICULAR TO SECTION IV OF THE MEMORANDUM, ENTITLED "THE PROPOSED RULE IS ILLEGAL IN REGARD TO THE CONTRACTING AGENCIES OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT," AND TO THE FACT THAT CERTAIN DECISIONS OF OUR OFFICE ARE CITED THEREIN IN SUPPORT OF THE ARGUMENTS ADVANCED.

WHILE IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT WE ARE CALLED UPON TO VOLUNTEER ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO THE FORMULATION OF THESE REGULATIONS, CAREFUL CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO THE CONTENTS OF YOUR BRIEF IN THE EVENT WE ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE ANY ACTION ON THE SUBJECT IN THE FUTURE.