Agency Use of Third-Party Programs to Assess Regulatory Compliance

Recommendation 2012-7 – Agency Use of Third-Party Programs to Assess Regulatory Compliance addresses issues that arise when agencies develop programs in which third parties assess whether regulated entities are in compliance with regulatory standards and other requirements. In some areas of regulation, Congress has directed agencies to develop a third-party program; in others, regulatory agencies have developed programs under existing statutory authority. The recommendation sets forth guidance for federal agencies that are establishing, or considering establishing, such programs.  

Recommended Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2012-7, Agency Use of Third-Party Programs to Assess Regulatory Compliance78 Fed. Reg. 2941 (Jan. 15, 2013).

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Agency Use of Third-Party Programs to Assess Regulatory Compliance

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2012-7
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Federal agencies in diverse areas have developed third-party programs to assess whether regulated entities are in compliance with regulatory standards and other requirements. Through these programs, third parties assess the safety of imported food, children’s products, medical devices, cell phones and other telecommunications equipment, and electrical equipment used in workplaces. Thi

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Committee on Collaborative Governance Meeting Agenda Collaborative Governance Agenda Download Committee on Collaborative Governance Meeting Agenda
Agency Use of Third-Party Programs to Assess Regulatory Compliance Collaborative Governance Recommendation Download Agency Use of Third-Party Programs to Assess Regulatory Compliance
Third-Party Programs Amendments for Plenary Collaborative Governance Recommendation Download Third-Party Programs Amendments for Plenary
Third-Party Programs Proposed Recommendation Collaborative Governance Recommendation Download Third-Party Programs Proposed Recommendation
Third-Party Programs Revised Recommendation Collaborative Governance Recommendation Download Third-Party Programs Revised Recommendation
Draft Third-Party Recommendation Collaborative Governance Recommendation Download Draft Third-Party Recommendation
Draft Report on Third-Party Programs to Assess Regulatory Compliance Collaborative Governance Report Download Draft Report on Third-Party Programs to Assess Regulatory Compliance
Third-Party Programs Final Report Collaborative Governance Report Download Third-Party Programs Final Report
Third-Party Programs Revised Draft Report Collaborative Governance Report Download Third-Party Programs Revised Draft Report
Committee on Collaborative Governance Meeting Minutes Collaborative Governance Meeting Minutes Download Committee on Collaborative Governance Meeting Minutes
Committee on Collaborative Governance Meeting Minutes Collaborative Governance Meeting Minutes Download Committee on Collaborative Governance Meeting Minutes
Comments Submitted by Kevin Robinson (OSHA) Collaborative Governance Comment Download Comments Submitted by Kevin Robinson (OSHA)
Supplementary Comments Submitted by Scott Rafferty Collaborative Governance Comment Download Supplementary Comments Submitted by Scott Rafferty
Scott Rafferty Comments Collaborative Governance Comment Download Scott Rafferty Comments
Comments Submitted by Gordon Gillerman (NIST), 9.20.12 Collaborative Governance Comment Download Comments Submitted by Gordon Gillerman (NIST), 9.20.12
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