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.  

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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Final Recommendation

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. Third parties also ensure that products labeled as...

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
Committee on Collaborative Governance Meeting Agenda Collaborative Governance Agenda September 20, 2012 Download
Committee on Collaborative Governance Meeting Minutes Collaborative Governance Meeting Minutes October 15, 2012 Download
Committee on Collaborative Governance Meeting Minutes Collaborative Governance Meeting Minutes September 20, 2012 Download
Comments Submitted by Kevin Robinson (OSHA) Collaborative Governance Public Comment October 12, 2012 Download
Supplementary Comments Submitted by Scott Rafferty Collaborative Governance Public Comment October 11, 2012 Download
Scott Rafferty Comments Collaborative Governance Public Comment October 8, 2012 Download
Comments Submitted by Gordon Gillerman (NIST), 9.20.12 Collaborative Governance Public Comment September 20, 2012 Download
Agency Use of Third-Party Programs to Assess Regulatory Compliance Collaborative Governance Recommendation January 15, 2013 Download
Third-Party Programs Amendments for Plenary Collaborative Governance Recommendation December 6, 2012 Download
Third-Party Programs Proposed Recommendation Recommendation December 6, 2012 Download
Third-Party Programs Revised Recommendation Collaborative Governance Recommendation October 5, 2012 Download
Draft Third-Party Recommendation Collaborative Governance Recommendation September 17, 2012 Download
Third-Party Programs Final Report Collaborative Governance Report October 22, 2012 Download
Third-Party Programs Revised Draft Report Collaborative Governance Report October 5, 2012 Download
Draft Report on Third-Party Programs to Assess Regulatory Compliance Collaborative Governance Report September 12, 2012 Download
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