In an attempt to engender some agency concern, Congress passed the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) in 1980 with the intent of forcing agencies to identify regulatory alternatives if the cost of any proposed regulation could be deemed excessive.
What does RA stand for?
RA stands for Regulatory Alternative
This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
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We have 122 other meanings of RA in our Acronym Attic
- Registered Architect
- Registered Aromatherapist (professional certification)
- Registraramerica (domain name registrar)
- Registration Agent (SIF)
- Registration Authority
- Règle Administrative (French: Administrative Rule; various organizations)
- Règlement d'Application (French: Rules Compliance; various organizations)
- Regular Appointment
- Regular Army
- Regulatory Affairs
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2308) that would require the SEC, when deciding whether and how to regulate, to assess the costs and benefits of regulatory alternatives, including the alternative of not regulating, and to choose the approach that maximizes net benefits.
EPA and other agencies to choose the least costly regulatory alternative, the pending bills "could come into conflict with current laws, such as the Clean Air Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act" which essentially bar EPA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration from considering costs in certain regulations.
The Executive Order requires the agency to select the regulatory alternative that imposes the least burden on society consistent with maintaining an agency's regulatory objectives.
1991, 1994, 1996) and Interagency Regulatory Alternatives Group (IRAG) study (Bradlaw et al.
The Act requires government agencies to consider regulatory alternatives that would minimize the economic impact on small firms.
Town leaders reference the data in local natural resource inventories, apply the information to their master planning efforts and consider regulatory alternatives such as zoning buffers or prime wetland designations.
Information from the discussions with governor Schwarzenegger and other California decision-makers, along with that from other jurisdictions, will help us examine regulatory alternatives we may need should talks with the industry not conclude successfully as we hope.