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  • Rule
  • EPA's proposed rule would empower the agency to take action, including prohibiting or limiting intended uses of asbestos. (epa.gov)
  • officials
  • Lobbying activities can include researching and presenting information to congressional staff, meeting with members of Congress and agency officials, arranging testimony for congressional hearings, and creating advertising campaigns. (pbs.org)
  • CHAMPAIGN - Federal officials ordered a Champaign-based bus company to shut down its operations on Friday. (news-gazette.com)
  • WASHINGTON--Federal officials have announced plans to develop 'world class' national standards in history, one of the most contentious disciplines in the school curriculum, by 1994. (edweek.org)
  • In choosing to set standards in history, federal officials are tackling a field riven by conflicts over what to teach and how to teach it. (edweek.org)
  • Shab also chaired the Interagency Committee on Alternative Fuels and Low Emission Vehicles (INTERFUEL), comprised of energy and environmental officials from more than 30 agencies, coordinating policy and programs for fleet sustainability and environmental management from 2000 to 2007. (wbdg.org)
  • Comment letters on proposed and final rules issued by federal agencies as well as letters to Administration officials are included in this section. (renalmd.org)
  • DARPA
  • The Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has incubated many important technologies over the decades in computer networking and other areas. (npr.org)
  • Bureau
  • The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs is threatening to take over policing and other programs for the White Mountain Apache Tribe because leaders of the Indian nation have failed to produce audits for millions of U.S. tax dollars. (azcentral.com)
  • Reporter Dennis Wagner explains why the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs is threatening to take over some programs for the White Mountain Apache Tribe. (azcentral.com)
  • The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs has warned White Mountain Apache Tribal Chairman Ronnie Lupe that it could take over tribal programs because leaders have failed to account for millions of U.S. tax dollars spent on the reservation near Show Low. (azcentral.com)
  • NSF, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). (nsf.gov)
  • reportedly
  • Federal agencies are reportedly feeding data into a special algorithm introduced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in order to assess their cyber posture scores. (scmagazine.com)
  • Giancarlo and Clayton will reportedly use the testimony to highlight the fact that agencies have been actively regulating frauds in the cryptocurrency marketplace in recent months - such as freezing assets behind a massive ICO the regulators deemed a fraud - but also demonstrate that regulators need a new framework to be effective. (bgr.com)
  • framework
  • Last week's announcement came more than 2½ years after initial planning for the group began, in response to demands for a follow-up to the controversial 2000 panel report that provided the framework for federal and state reading policies. (edweek.org)
  • Congress
  • It's not surprising during a period of time in which most environmental rules were pretty stifled, it wasn't a good expenditure or use of time for lobbyists to go visit that agency," said Lisa Gilbert, director of Public Citizen's Congress Watch. (pbs.org)
  • With Congress and the White House failing to reach any agreement to avoid sequestration - government agencies will have to find ways to cut a total of $85 billion from their budgets. (whotv.com)
  • inquiries
  • The following describes each essential element and provides samples of the self-assessment inquiries that an agency should employ to determine whether its EEO program is properly established and compliant with the EEO MD-715 standards. (eeoc.gov)
  • violation
  • Washington - Surprise visits to meat and poultry slaughter plants that found one-fourth of them in violation of federal standards have led the General Accounting Office to recommend tougher federal inspections of plants. (csmonitor.com)
  • Initiative
  • The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of NIH, is contributing more than half of the total funding, and it is the lead for this multi-agency initiative called the NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory, which is modeled on the successful NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory. (nih.gov)
  • state
  • We encourage ANA members, Constituent/State Nursing Associations, and organizational affiliates to submit comments on agency decisions. (nursingworld.org)
  • This law makes it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities in all programs, activities, and services offered by state and local government agencies. (eeoc.gov)
  • In addition to these Executive Orders, the President discussed permitting reform in the 2018 State of the Union, setting a one- or two-year goal for federal permits for infrastructure projects. (wilmerhale.com)
  • The agency is highlighting state and county fairs, which are common at this time of year and often feature pigs. (foxnews.com)
  • programs
  • This law makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. (eeoc.gov)
  • EEO MD-715 divides the essential elements of model agency EEO programs into six broad categories, as listed below. (eeoc.gov)
  • An agency should review its EEO and personnel programs, policies and performance standards against all six elements to identify where their EEO program can become more effective. (eeoc.gov)
  • In letters to longtime tribal Chairman Ronnie Lupe, BIA awarding official Ann Button warned that if a financial report is not provided by the end of this month, the federal agency will assume control of the funds and programs. (azcentral.com)
  • compliance
  • Following the discussion of the Model EEO Program elements are instructions and a self-assessment checklist that all agencies will use to assess compliance with the elements of the model program. (eeoc.gov)
  • Shab has managed compliance activities and drafted guidance documents for all Federal fleets in meeting requirements for the Energy Policy Acts of 1992 and 2005, E.O. 13149, and E.O. 13423. (wbdg.org)
  • review
  • The agency is still reviewing that material, and has up to 30 days to review the plan before the bus company's safety rating may be upgraded. (news-gazette.com)
  • We are sending our results to the Food and Drug Administration for review and possible investigation, in coordination with the Federal Trade Commission," the GAO said in the report. (newsweek.com)
  • In response to these directives, federal agencies are taking steps to review their permitting regulations and internal guidance and identify specific reforms that would create more efficient reviews. (wilmerhale.com)
  • NHTSA will take appropriate action based on its review," the agency said, as quoted by CNBC . (scpr.org)
  • environmental
  • The Environmental Protection Agency fell steadily down the list from 1998 to 2003, when it dropped off the top 10. (pbs.org)
  • When the FDA failed to respond within the required timeframe, the environmental group sued the agency. (pressherald.com)
  • The new plan emanates from a joint effort started last year to increase the frequency and effectiveness of criminal prosecutions of worker endangerment violations, which culminated in a decision to consolidate the authorities to pursue worker safety statutes within the Environment and Natural Resource Division's Environmental Crimes Section, the agencies said in a statement. (businessinsurance.com)
  • The worker safety statutes generally provide for only misdemeanor penalties, but prosecutors are being encouraged to consider utilizing Title 18 of the of the Federal Criminal and Penal Code and environmental offenses, which often occur in conjunction with worker safety crimes, to enhance penalties and increase deterrence, according to the release. (businessinsurance.com)
  • She is the DOE GreenBuy Program lead which provides the agency sites with direction and incentives for purchasing products with strong environmental attributes. (wbdg.org)
  • In 2009-10, Shab served as a Senior Program Manager for the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, assisting in Executive Order (EO) 13514 implementation with a special emphasis on sustainable transportation. (wbdg.org)
  • Sen. Bob Casey is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to investigate cases of water contamination related to natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania after a gas company operating in Susquehanna County failed to stop methane from leaking into residents' drinking water. (thetimes-tribune.com)
  • And he believes the federal environmental agency already has some power to regulate the industry in general - and to investigate the Dimock incident specifically - through the Superfund program and emergency powers outlined in the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. (thetimes-tribune.com)
  • research
  • Renee Montagne talks to Cheryl Martin, deputy director of the Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. (npr.org)
  • Although the research and development budgets each respectively account for approximately 50% of the total R&D budget requests, the breakdown of R&D spending varies significantly within the different agencies. (brookings.edu)
  • We are so pleased to work alongside our federal partners to develop effective ways to treat pain in our service members and veterans that do not expose them to the risks of opioids," said Rachel Ramoni, D.M.D., Sc.D., chief research and development officer for the VA. "This work reflects the VA's commitment to reducing opioid overuse and expanding alternative pain management. (nih.gov)
  • Issue
  • We can't measure how much money is being spent on each issue, each agency, each piece of legislation, but looking at filings is a sign of activity," said Russ Choma of the Center for Responsive Politics. (pbs.org)
  • A committed agency/facility/installation head will, at the beginning of her/his tenure, and each year thereafter, issue a signed policy statement declaring the agency's position against discrimination on any protected basis. (eeoc.gov)
  • Agencies may choose to include all issues under one policy or issue a separate anti-harassment policy, based on their needs. (eeoc.gov)
  • The agency said Friday that petitioners did not present compelling scientific evidence to justify new restrictions on the much-debated chemical, commonly known as BPA, although federal scientists continue to study the issue. (pressherald.com)
  • grants
  • And you'll see continued increases in the domestic agencies after 2010 when appropriations earmarks went away and grants became the main vehicle in town, so to speak, for federal funding. (pbs.org)
  • take
  • It also requires federal contractors and subcontractors to take steps to ensure equal employment opportunity in the workplace. (eeoc.gov)
  • Food
  • FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods Michael Taylor says the agency is trying to find ways to save money as they try to put the law in place - including experimenting with ways to do food safety inspections in shorter periods of time. (whotv.com)
  • In other instances ( e.g. , the Food and Drug Administration), major agency components are listed separately. (justice.gov)
  • increase
  • You'll see general stuff, like the increase of lobbying of agencies after the Recovery Act passed in 2009, where all of a sudden the agencies had a full fiscal year of federal funding and had to get it out the door," said Richard Gold, a partner at the firm Holland & Knight. (pbs.org)
  • program
  • These six elements serve as the foundation upon which each agency shall build its program. (eeoc.gov)
  • This statement shall affirm the principles of equal employment opportunity and assure that EEO program requirements will be enforced by the agency head and agency management. (eeoc.gov)
  • An agency shall provide sufficient staffing and resources to operate the EEO program in an effective manner. (eeoc.gov)
  • The Apache government receives more than $8 million annually through what is known as the 638 compact, a federal grant program that fulfills U.S. trust obligations to provide public safety, education, housing, health care and other services to Native Americans. (azcentral.com)
  • This Agency-Wide Adaptive Risk Enumeration (AWARE) algorithm should go into full production by fiscal year 2020, news outlet GCN reported yesterday, citing a public presentation yesterday by DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program Manager Kevin Cox. (scmagazine.com)
  • Center
  • Of the nearly 250 agencies tracked by the Center for Responsive Politics, it's hardly surprising that the ones responsible for making the laws, the U.S. House and Senate, top the list at No. 1 and 2, respectively, of the 10 most-lobbied government bodies every year since 1998, according to filings. (pbs.org)
  • Activity
  • And while these reports don't necessarily capture the full picture of the lobbying activity happening at of a federal agency - there's more going on than legally has to be reported - they do give us a good idea of the trends. (pbs.org)
  • Reprisal against one who engaged in protected activity will not be tolerated, and the agency supports the rights of all employees to exercise their rights under the civil rights statutes. (eeoc.gov)
  • Health
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be the lead HHS agency in this partnership. (nih.gov)
  • National
  • This law makes it illegal to discriminate against a federal employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. (eeoc.gov)
  • This law makes it illegal for federal contractors and certain subcontractors to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. (eeoc.gov)
  • Head
  • In one patient-dumping case cited by federal inspectors in March, a psychotic man who entered the hospital hearing voices and talking about worms in his head was put on a bus out of town the same day. (chicagotribune.com)
  • statement
  • The Ginkgo biloba single-ingredient product that GAO had tested was determined by laboratory scientists to contain no Ginkgo biloba and to be adulterated with one or more unknown substitute ingredients," the agency said in a statement Wednesday. (newsweek.com)