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The rapid growth of government regulations, coupled with recent economic difficulties facing the nation, has heightened public concern over regulatory costs and burdens. The President has ordered agencies which write regulations to evaluate their economic impact.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Water Resources Council 1. The Director of the Water Resources Council should develop methods and techniques which construction agencies can use in evaluating alternative means of compliance with social and environmental regulations and consider sharing them with other federal, state, or local agencies that might benefit from such information.
Closed
GAO has no information on the actions taken in response to this recommendation.
Department of the Army 2. The Secretary of the Army should direct the Chief of Engineers, and the Secretary of the Interior should direct the Commissioner of the Water and Power Resources Service, to evaluate alternative methods of compliance with social and environmental regulations in construction and initiate action for doing so which satisfies the needs listed above.
Closed
GAO has no information on the actions taken in response to this recommendation.
Department of the Interior 3. The Secretary of the Army should direct the Chief of Engineers, and the Secretary of the Interior should direct the Commissioner of the Water and Power Resources Service, to evaluate alternative methods of compliance with social and environmental regulations in construction and initiate action for doing so which satisfies the needs listed above.
Closed
GAO has no information on the actions taken in response to this recommendation.

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