Draft 2009 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on its Draft 2009 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations. The full Draft Report is available at http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforegregpolreportscongress/, and is divided into four chapters. Chapter I examines the benefits and costs of major Federal regulations issued in fiscal year 2008 and summarizes the benefits and costs of major regulations issued between September 1998 and 2008. It also discusses regulatory impacts on State, local, and tribal governments, small business, wages, and economic growth. Chapter II examines trends in regulation since OMB began to compile benefit and cost estimates records in 1981. Chapter III provides an update on implementation of the Information Quality Act. Chapter IV summarizes agency compliance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
Compliance Assistance Resources and Points of Contact Available to Small Businesses
In accordance with the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3520), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is publishing a ``list of the compliance assistance resources available to small businesses'' and a list of the points of contacts in agencies ``to act as a liaison between the agency and small business concerns'' with respect to the collection of information and the control of paperwork. This information is posted on the following Web site: http:/ /www.business.gov/business-law/contacts/federal/.