Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency: Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, GAO-03-655R, B-292160, April 17, 2003
B-292160: Apr 17, 2003
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Homeland Security. It was published in the Federal Register as a final rule on March 14. The interim final rule was published in the Federal Register on February 27. Reg. 9142) and was the subject of a major rule report issued on March 27. Whichever is later. 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(3)(A). The rule does not have the required delay in its effective date. While the interim final rule was made effective upon publication. FEMA cited the "good cause" exception to the 60-day delay provision found at 5 U.S.C. 808(2) that notice and public procedure are impractical. The exception was properly applied. We also note that there are no substantive changes from the interim final rule.