Paperwork Reduction Act

Recommendation 2012-4 – Paperwork Reduction Act addresses a variety of issues that have arisen since the Act was last revised in 1995, including those arising from the emergence of new technologies. The recommendation offers suggestions for improving public engagement in the review of information collection requests and for making the process more efficient for federal agencies and OMB. 

Citation: 77 Fed. Reg. 47,808, 47,804 (Aug. 10, 2012) 

Contacts

Implementation Contact
202.480.2097
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Final Recommendation

The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), enacted in 1980 and revised upon its reauthorization in 1986 and 1995, created the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to oversee information policy within the executive branch. The Act requires, among other things, that agencies secure OMB approval before collecting information from the public. Since 1995, this has meant that...

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
ACUS Response to Coakley PRA Comments Administration and Management Letter June 19, 2012 Download
Committee on Administration and Management Meeting Minutes Administration and Management Meeting Minutes February 29, 2012 Download
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Background Memo Administration and Management Memorandum April 2, 2010 Download
Robert Coakley Comment Administration and Management Public Comment June 8, 2012 Download
Chamber of Commerce Comments on Proposed Recommendation Administration and Management Public Comment June 7, 2012 Download
June 5 Clarification of Coakley Comments for May 2 Meeting Administration and Management Public Comment June 4, 2012 Download
Robert Coakley Comments Administration and Management Public Comment May 1, 2012 Download
Tozzi Comments on May 1 Coakley Letter Administration and Management Public Comment May 1, 2012 Download
Chamber of Commerce Comments Administration and Management Public Comment April 30, 2012 Download
Chamber of Commerce Comments Administration and Management Public Comment March 28, 2012 Download
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Elliott Comments Administration and Management Public Comment March 28, 2012 Download
FDIC Staff Comments Administration and Management Public Comment March 27, 2012 Download
HHS PRA Response Administration and Management Public Comment March 27, 2012 Download
SBA Office of Advocacy Comments Administration and Management Public Comment March 27, 2012 Download
Belzer Comments on Draft PRA Report Administration and Management Public Comment March 20, 2012 Download
Bob Coakley Comments Administration and Management Public Comment March 20, 2012 Download
Comments of Public Member Jim Tozzi Administration and Management Public Comment February 1, 2012 Download
Paperwork Reduction Act Administration and Management Recommendation June 15, 2012 Download
Paperwork Reduction Act Redline Administration and Management Recommendation June 14, 2012 Download
Proposed PRA Recommendation Administration and Management Recommendation June 14, 2012 Download
Proposed Recommendation: Paperwork Reduction Act Administration and Management Recommendation June 14, 2012 Download
Redlined Recommendation Containing Amendments and Comments: Paperwork Reduction Act Redline Administration and Management Recommendation June 14, 2012 Download
Revised Draft PRA Recommendation (May 2) Administration and Management Recommendation April 11, 2012 Download
Revised Draft PRA Recommendation Redline (May 2) Administration and Management Recommendation April 11, 2012 Download
Draft PRA Recommendation (March 28) Administration and Management Recommendation March 20, 2012 Download
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Annual Report (Low Resolution) Administration and Management Report March 27, 2012 Download
Final Draft Paperwork Reduction Act Report Administration and Management Report February 15, 2012 Download
Paperwork Reduction Act Report Report February 9, 2012 Download
Revised Draft PRA Report Administration and Management Report February 9, 2012 Download
Committee Meeting Webcast Administration and Management Webcast May 2, 2012 Watch Video
March 28, 2012 Committee Meeting Administration and Management Webcast March 28, 2012 Watch Video
February 29, 2012 Committee Meeting Administration and Management Webcast February 29, 2012 Watch Video
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