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Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0708
Mailcode-6102T
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20460

Subject: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE), 74 Fed. Reg. 9698 (March 5, 2009)

Dear Sir or Madam:

Advocacy received several public comments on paperwork burden and the feasability of reducing paperwork.

Comments were received from:

  • Aircraft Electronics Association

  • Association Connecting Electronics Industries

  • Chamber of Commerce Survey

  • National Federation of Independent Business Survey

  • National Federation of Independent Business

  • Printing Industries of America

Summary

In accord with the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is publishing a ‘‘list of the compliance assistance resources available to small businesses’’ and a list of the points of contacts in agencies ‘‘to act as a liaison between the agency and small business concerns’’ with respect to the collection of information and the control of paperwork.

Executive Summary

The Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002 ("SBPRA") requires a Task Force (chaired by the Office of Management and Budget and comprised of the Office of Advocacy and other federal agencies) to consider the federal paperwork burdens imposed on small business and to evaluate the feasibility of reducing those burdens. A draft of the report was published in the Federal Register on May 9, 2003.

Contents

  1. Introduction

  2. Small Business Lending

  3. Obtaining Reports

This fourteenth annual banking study continues the inclusion of depository institutions such as Federal and state savings banks and savings and loans associations and expanded geographic coverage to include territorial areas.

byAndy Bollman, E. H. Pechan & Associates, Durham, NC 27707
2007. [50 pages.] Under contract SBAHQ-03C0020

Contents

  1. Introduction

  2. Small Business Lending

  3. Obtaining Reports

This fourteenth annual banking study continues the inclusion of depository institutions such as Federal and state savings banks and savings and loans associations and expanded geographic coverage to include territorial areas.

GAO's Report to Congressional Requesters
Report #GAO-07-791

Congress and presidents require agencies to review existing regulations to determine whether they should be retained, amended, or rescinded, among other things. U.S. Government Accountibility Office (GAO) was asked to report the following for agency reviews:

(1) numbers and types completed from 2001 through 2006;

(2) processes and standards that guided planning, conducting, and reporting;

(3) outcomes; and

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