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Improved oversight and guidance needed to achieve regulatory reform at DOE

United States. General Accounting Office

Improved oversight and guidance needed to achieve regulatory reform at DOE

report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Dept. of Energy.,
  • Administrative agencies -- United States.,
  • Administrative procedure -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 41 p. ;
    Number of Pages41
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17654595M

    REGULATORY OVERSIGHT OF SAFETY CULTURE IN FINLAND – A SYSTEMIC APPROACH TO SAFETY Pia Oedewald & Juha Väisäsvaara STUK 1 IAEA International Conference on Human and Organizational Aspects of Assuring Nuclear Safety —Exploring 30 . Regulatory impact assessment systems bring evidence to bear on how to improve the quality of new or modified regulations. In the last 30 years they have become increasingly common in OECD countries. Share information with industry stakeholders on the current state of regulatory oversight for plant biostimulants in the U.S. and gain your input on potential paths forward Objectives: Describe challenges and current state of regulatory initiatives Share highlights of discussion with EPA on the draft guidance.   Congressional oversight of agency action is a cornerstone to the checks and balances ensured by our Constitution. I will continue to push back against agencies’ improper use of guidance documents that, while purporting to merely interpret existing law, fundamentally alters the regulatory .


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Improved oversight and guidance needed to achieve regulatory reform at DOE by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

Improving Regulation and Regulatory Reform The Department of Education's regulatory efforts are guided in part by two recent Executive orders.

Executive Order"Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs," is part of the Administration's effort to manage the costs of compliance with Federal regulations.

The role of the boards of directors (Boards) of banking organizations can be improved to enhance accountability by appropriately defining the Board’s role and responsibilities for regulatory oversight and governance.

The Regulatory Reform Task Force is comprised of both political appointees and career civil servants at the Department of Education, and the public can read its progress report here. The Department has also published a Federal Register notice to provide members of the public the opportunity to submit comments concerning regulations and policy guidance they recommend the.

Regulatory Reform and Agency Oversight. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.

—Article 1, Section 1, U.S. Constitution. The United States of America has debated “Energy in the Executive” since the Feder- alist Papers championed the new Constitution’s ratification. Steven Terner Mnuchin was sworn in as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury on Febru As Secretary, Mr.

Mnuchin is responsible for the U.S. Treasury, whose mission is to maintain a strong economy, foster economic growth, and create job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable prosperity at home and abroad. KEY FEATURES OF AN OVERSIGHT BODY FOR REGULATORY REFORM 1. ROLES OF OVERSIGHT BODIES responsible for promoting the regulatory policy and monitoring and reporting on regulatory reform and regulatory quality in the national administration from a whole of government perspective, 23 countries training, guidance, improving transparency File Size: 54KB.

State Oversight Resources and Guidance Documents. General State Review Framework. Best Practices and Program Improvements Expected to Result from the State Review Framework. OECA Draft Policy for Enhancing Regional State Planning and Communication Compliance. regulatory reform initiatives and policies; (v) are inconsistent with the requirements of section of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, (44 U.S.C.

note) or the guidance issued pursuant to that provision (especially those regulations that rely in. and transparency, and improve the overall social outcomes of regulation.

Impact assessment (IA) and review by regulatory oversight bodies (ROBs) have therefore become an integral aspect of regulatory reform programs in many countries.

This paper identifies key issues to be addressed in a comparison of ROBs across countries. regulatory or deregulatory, or if it only regulates or deregulates the public sector or individual citizens, the framework does not apply.

However, impact assessments and other elements of the framework may also apply for other reasons: check with your BRU and consult the Green Book for further guidance File Size: KB.

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) The information below is provided as required by the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

The page will be updated as reports and other information becomes available. May 1,   The U.S. Department of Education today proposed regulations that seek to improve oversight and protect more than million distance education students at degree-granting institutions, including nearly 3 million exclusively online students by clarifying the state authorization requirements for postsecondary distance education.

To ensure that institutions offering distance education are. DOE - DOE Oversight and Implementation (FORMERLY SAF) DOE Oversight and Implementation: This intermediate-level course presents and tests a student’s ability to implement oversight activities to meet the requirements of DOE Order B, Implementation of the Department of Energy Oversight Policy.

Evidence Based Policy Making - A Guide to Regulatory Impact Assessment. FOREWORD. I am pleased to introduce this Guide to Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA).

This guidance is designed to help policy makers carry out impact assessments of proposed policy options so that they can better appreciate how our society is likely to be affected by Size: KB.

• improving implementation of regulatory reform initiatives and policies pursuant to section 2 of EO ; 1 and • identifying regulations for repeal, replacement, or modification. Quality improvement efforts are hindered by a lack of data, just as are regulatory compliance and oversight activities.

The report Responsible Research (IOM, a) recommended that research sponsors initiate and fund research to develop criteria for evaluating and improving the performance of human research protection programs.

In MayGAO found that the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) had not fully established policy or guidance for using information from contractor assurance systems (CAS) to conduct oversight of. of previous attempts to improve the performance of U.S.

regulatory agencies before embarking on yet more regulatory reform. If the assessment of past regulations will lead to better future regulations, then, likewise, learning from past accountability initiatives should lead to better accountability efforts in.

This Guide provides U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) line management organizations with guidance that may be useful to them in effectively and efficiently implementing the requirements of DOE O B, Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy, dated Apas applied to Federal line management of hazard category 1, 2, and 3 nuclear facilities.

Congress already passed several reform bills that await Senate action; and over a dozen nullifications of individual rules are in play. But agency creativity in skirting oversight and using even “darker” dark matter, like threats and warnings, will be their adaptation to regulatory : Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.

other cases, the preamble to the proposed rule may contain a good deal of the agency’s regulatory analysis even if it is not clearly labeled as the RIA.

The publication of a final rule includes a final RIA. RIAs contain four primary elements: 1. A statement of need for the regulation; 2. An assessment of alternative regulatory approaches; 3. • 10 CFR PartNuclear Safety Management • DOE O A, Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy • DOE O B, Maintenance Management Program for DOE Nuclear Facilities • DOE GNuclear Facility Maintenance Management Program Guide for Use with DOE O • NA-1 SD C, NNSA Safety Management Functions, Responsibilities and AuthoritiesFile Size: 28KB.

Regulatory oversight of New Build safety related processes as well as the need to exercise regulatory control over the • The aim is to provide a comprehensive suite of regulatory guidance documents that will support the new regulations that have been developed.

The mission of the Research Regulatory Oversight Office (R2O2) is to foster and oversee research and development (R&D) activities planned by components of the OUSD(P&R) by: Promoting policies and procedures to facilitate effective reviews of OUSD(P&R) approved research in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and ethical guidelines.

As part of the implementation of Executive Order entitled, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' and Executive Order entitled, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, Agency, or we) is seeking comments and information from.

Start Preamble AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of Energy. ACTION: Request for information (RFI). SUMMARY: As part of its implementation of Executive Order“Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” issued by the President on Januthe Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist DOE.

Additional Oversight: The Reactor Oversight Process is the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)'s program to inspect, measure, and assess the safety and security performance of operating commercial nuclear power plants, and to respond to any decline in their performance.

The Policy and Oversight Division (POD) develops both internal and external policy and regulatory guidance for grants. POD provides technical assistance to program managers, makes grant application packages available to the public through the website, and requests legal interpretations of legislation and regulations.

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) risk management policies include some but not all of the elements of standards set by the Interagency Security Committee (ISC).

ISC was established via executive order to develop security standards and best practices that federal agencies are to follow when developing and conducting risk assessments. As part of this process, VA's policy identifies. As an external action-forcing agency, the Board influences DOE line management actions to the extent needed to achieve safety objectives.

Effective safety management demands that safety expectations be clearly defined and tailored to specific hazards at all levels -- site, facility, or activity. Summary of H.R.5 - th Congress (): Regulatory Accountability Act of Federal Regulatory Reform: An Overview Summary Over the past several decades there have been numerous attempts in Congress and elsewhere to modify the federal rulemaking process.

Underlying many of these “regulatory reform” efforts is a perceived need to reduce the burden associated with regulatory compliance. Proponents of reform contend that federal regulations are too costly, time.

On Febru a Presidential Executive Order, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, was signed by President Trump which, according to Bloomberg News, “will impose additional oversight on government regulations, designating officials within government agencies who will monitor rule-making and identify needed policy changes.”.

Unlike the Operating Reactor Oversight program, which focuses on monitoring and evaluating the performance of existing nuclear power plants, regulatory oversight for new reactors focuses on the construction of reactor facilities (that is, the period between licensing and initial operation).

With that focus, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) performs the following oversight. Regulatory Oversight Pipeline Safety. There is significant oversight and regulation focused on the natural gas industry to help ensure public safety.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) sets federal safety standards for pipelines. COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT PLAN. Pursuant to clause 2(d)(1) of Rule X of the House of Representatives, the following agenda constitutes the oversight plan of the Committee oth n Financial Services for the Congress.

It includes areas in which the Committee and its subcommittees expect to conductFile Size: 42KB. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. We also comply with the provisions of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Standards of Conduct and regularly update our Federal Energy Regulatory Commission documents.

These provisions are intended to make sure companies like ours do not grant any undue preference to our own marketing and sales. achieve full implementation of the roles and responsibilities described in OMB Memo M Attachment A: Common Baseline for IT Management and CIO Assignment Plan.

Background. On J the Office of Management and Budget issued OMB Memo M, Management and Oversight of Federal Information Technology as guidance to agencies for. The committee considers such issues as regulatory process reform, proper delegation and use of statutory authority, regulatory review, and other proposals directed at taming the growth and reducing the burden of federal regulations, including regulatory flexibility, paperwork reduction, regulatory accountability, cost/benefit legislation, sound.

When OSMRE’s oversight activities identify an issue that could result in a failure by the State or Tribe to effectively implement, administer, enforce, or maintain any portion of its regulatory program, the OSMRE field or regional office will work with the State or Tribe to develop an action plan to resolve the problem before it escalates.

Find a Regulatory Agenda and List of an Agency's Agenda Entries Twice a year in the Spring and Fall, each agency publishes a Regulatory Agenda. On this page, you can find information about regulations that each agency plans to issue or has recently completed.

Guide for government officials on how to produce an regulatory impact assessment (RIA). Published 7 October Last updated 7 June — see. Global LEI System Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) Oct LEI Eligibility for General Government Entities: Consultative Document.