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rules which stipulate in great detail how the members of an organization should carry out their duties, and which are seen to inhibit flexibility and detract from effectiveness. See BUREAUCRACY, GOAL DISPLACEMENT.
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The FCC is moving to an annual report, but because of these Paperwork Reduction Act requirements, the new form has not been approved yet.
Enacted in 1979, the Paperwork Reduction Act ("PRA") (1) was meant to be a deregulatory statute.
If anything, the UK might aim to be a bit more like Denmark (an EU member, ranked third in the world) on some dimensions of the business environment, including property registration, construction permits, and paperwork reduction in international trade.
Federal banking regulators are looking at the appraisal threshold level as part of a major review of regulations under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act.
As part of regulatory review under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPRA), federal banking agencies will hold an outreach meeting October 19 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
The problem with this is that the federal government has a process for data collection from states and private entities set forth by the Paperwork Reduction Act, which (among other things) requires the Office of Management and Budget to review the data request and ensure that it is not too burdensome.
Starting in 1933 by Executive Order 6226 and later codified in the Federal Reports Act, which became the Paperwork Reduction Act in 1980, the federal government established information collection management to eliminate duplicative, unwarranted and unlawful collections--in addition to minimizing manpower and material costs.
Capuano [D-Mass.) at[so opposed the legislation "for now." His concern was with the provision that required federal agencies to comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act in collecting financial information from insurers.
" EBSA, she said, is awaiting final approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act before it can promulgate the rule.
The briefing book provides detailed information in eight key areas: small-business institutions; tax policy; small-business access to capital; regulatory reform and paperwork reduction; employment and labor issues; health care; federal contracting and research; and deficit reduction, spending restraint and economic growth.
OMB must also standardize and streamline reporting and planning requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act to develop efficient, low-cost mechanisms for collecting and reporting data and preparing expenditure plans that can support multiple programs and agencies, and must facilitate cost-efficient modernization of state and tribal information systems.
The original language was a paperwork reduction proposal to remove the prescribing collaborative agreement and was deleted.