Removal of Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board Regulations, 36231 [2015-15359]

Download as PDF 36231 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 121 Wednesday, June 24, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. RECOVERY ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY BOARD 4 CFR Chapter II Removal of Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board Regulations Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Board) previously issued regulations pertaining to the Privacy Act of 1974, Public Information and Requests, and the Board’s Official Seal. These are the only Board issued regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. On September 30, 2015, the Board is required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, as amended, to terminate. After that date, because the Board will cease to exist, there will be no need for the Board’s regulations. Accordingly, this final rule removes the Board’s regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations effective September 30, 2015. DATES: This rule is effective September 30, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Atticus J. Reaser, General Counsel, (202) 254–7900. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Background Information Chapter II of Title 4 of the Code of Federal Regulations contains all regulations previously issued by the Board, including: (1) Regulations pertaining to the Privacy Act of 1974 in Part 200; (2) regulations pertaining to Public Information and Requests in Part 201; and (3) regulations pertaining to the Board’s Official Seal in Part 202. These are the only Board issued regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. Section 1530 of the Board’s enabling legislation, the VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:13 Jun 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111–5, as amended, requires that the Board terminate on September 30, 2015. After that date, because the Board will cease to exist, there will be no need for the Board’s regulations or Chapter II of Title 4 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Through this final rule, the Board’s regulations and Chapter II of Title 4 are removed from the Code of Federal Regulations effective September 30, 2015. Administrative Procedure Act Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b), the Board finds good cause exists for waiving the general notice of proposed rulemaking and opportunity for public comment as to this rule. Notice and comment before the effective date are being waived because this rule and the resulting removal of the Board’s regulations arise out of a matter regarding which the Board has no discretion—namely, the termination of the Board on September 30, 2015. As the Board has no discretion, public comment is unnecessary. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 The Board has reviewed this rule to ensure its consistency with the regulatory philosophy and principles set forth in Executive Orders 12866 and 13563. The Board has determined that this rule is non-significant within the meaning of Executive Order 12866. Therefore, this rule is not required to be and has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. Regulatory Flexibility Act These proposed regulations will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis as provided by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended, is not required. Paperwork Reduction Act These proposed regulations impose no additional reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Therefore, clearance by the Office of Management and Budget is not required. Federalism (Executive Order 13132) This rule does not have Federalism implications, as set forth in Executive Order 13132. It will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Congressional Review Act The Board has determined that this rule is not a major rule as defined by the Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 804. The rule is being submitted to both Houses of Congress and the Comptroller General in accordance with the Congressional Review Act. List of Subjects 4 CFR Part 200 Administrative practice and procedure, Privacy, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 4 CFR Part 201 Administrative practice and procedure, Freedom of information, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 4 CFR Part 202 Official seal. For the reasons set forth in the preamble and pursuant to sec. 1530, Public Law. 111–5, 123 Stat. 115 (as amended) and general rulemaking authority, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board amends title 4 of the Code of Federal Regulations by removing Chapter II in its entirety, consisting of parts 200, 201, and 202. 4 CFR Chapter II [Removed] Dated: June 16, 2015. Kathleen S. Tighe, Chair, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. 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Rules and Regulations
                                                Federal Register
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 
Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
week.

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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 121 / Wednesday, June 24, 2015 / 
Rules and Regulations

[[Page 36231]]



RECOVERY ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY BOARD

4 CFR Chapter II


Removal of Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board 
Regulations

AGENCY: Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Board) 
previously issued regulations pertaining to the Privacy Act of 1974, 
Public Information and Requests, and the Board's Official Seal. These 
are the only Board issued regulations codified in the Code of Federal 
Regulations. On September 30, 2015, the Board is required by the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, as amended, to 
terminate. After that date, because the Board will cease to exist, 
there will be no need for the Board's regulations. Accordingly, this 
final rule removes the Board's regulations from the Code of Federal 
Regulations effective September 30, 2015.

DATES: This rule is effective September 30, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Atticus J. Reaser, General Counsel, 
(202) 254-7900.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background Information

    Chapter II of Title 4 of the Code of Federal Regulations contains 
all regulations previously issued by the Board, including: (1) 
Regulations pertaining to the Privacy Act of 1974 in Part 200; (2) 
regulations pertaining to Public Information and Requests in Part 201; 
and (3) regulations pertaining to the Board's Official Seal in Part 
202. These are the only Board issued regulations codified in the Code 
of Federal Regulations. Section 1530 of the Board's enabling 
legislation, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public 
Law 111-5, as amended, requires that the Board terminate on September 
30, 2015. After that date, because the Board will cease to exist, there 
will be no need for the Board's regulations or Chapter II of Title 4 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations. Through this final rule, the Board's 
regulations and Chapter II of Title 4 are removed from the Code of 
Federal Regulations effective September 30, 2015.

Administrative Procedure Act

    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b), the Board finds good cause exists for 
waiving the general notice of proposed rulemaking and opportunity for 
public comment as to this rule. Notice and comment before the effective 
date are being waived because this rule and the resulting removal of 
the Board's regulations arise out of a matter regarding which the Board 
has no discretion--namely, the termination of the Board on September 
30, 2015. As the Board has no discretion, public comment is 
unnecessary.

Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    The Board has reviewed this rule to ensure its consistency with the 
regulatory philosophy and principles set forth in Executive Orders 
12866 and 13563. The Board has determined that this rule is non-
significant within the meaning of Executive Order 12866. Therefore, 
this rule is not required to be and has not been reviewed by the Office 
of Management and Budget.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    These proposed regulations will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. Therefore, a 
regulatory flexibility analysis as provided by the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, as amended, is not required.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    These proposed regulations impose no additional reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements. Therefore, clearance by the Office of 
Management and Budget is not required.

Federalism (Executive Order 13132)

    This rule does not have Federalism implications, as set forth in 
Executive Order 13132. It will not have substantial direct effects on 
the States, on the relationship between the national government and the 
States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the 
various levels of government.

Congressional Review Act

    The Board has determined that this rule is not a major rule as 
defined by the Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 804. The rule is 
being submitted to both Houses of Congress and the Comptroller General 
in accordance with the Congressional Review Act.

List of Subjects

4 CFR Part 200

    Administrative practice and procedure, Privacy, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

4 CFR Part 201

    Administrative practice and procedure, Freedom of information, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

4 CFR Part 202

    Official seal.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble and pursuant to sec. 
1530, Public Law. 111-5, 123 Stat. 115 (as amended) and general 
rulemaking authority, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency 
Board amends title 4 of the Code of Federal Regulations by removing 
Chapter II in its entirety, consisting of parts 200, 201, and 202.

4 CFR Chapter II [Removed]

    Dated: June 16, 2015.
Kathleen S. Tighe,
Chair, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.
[FR Doc. 2015-15359 Filed 6-23-15; 8:45 am]
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