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Regulator

An agency enforcing legislation and setting rules governing certain actions. For example, the Internal Revenue Service in the United States is a regulator because it collects taxes, enforcing the U.S. Tax Code. In securities, regulators often require companies to disclose their actions to see to it that as much information as possible is publicly available. Other regulators govern business practices. For example, they may enforce minimum or maximum wages and salaries, prohibit discrimination on certain grounds, and/or ban certain policies or practices deemed unfair for consumers or competitors. While nearly everyone agrees that some regulations are necessary, there is significant disagreement as to how many and what kind are needed. Proponents of more regulation assert that it ensures a fair market and sustainable growth, while critics argue that many regulations do more harm than good.
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However, the existing regulatory agencies all share certain formal characteristics.
The second part of this study examines newspaper coverage of Canadian regulatory agencies for agricultural and health biotechnology.
To encourage full participation in the EGRPRA review, the regulatory agencies have scheduled several roundtable discussions with bankers and other interested parties.
One of the principal disadvantages of using alternate materials is the difficulty of documenting the lower emission rates to regulatory agencies, especially if they are unfamiliar with foundry processes.
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The federal bank, thrift institution, and credit union regulatory agencies on October 14, 2004, announced the publication of a new consumer resource, Protecting Yourself from Overdraft and Bounced-Check Fees.
In this case, the property required site remediation, which necessitated multiple stages of testing, cleanup and approvals from regulatory agencies.
At the conference, which continues for three days at a hotel near Los Angeles International Airport, space executives said government should provide tax incentives and put people with proper technical knowledge in regulatory agencies to foster the commercialization of space.
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Once notice is given, you are responsible under federal and most state statutes to report everything to the regulatory agencies and begin the very expensive business of cleanup.
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