Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration: Registration of Food Facilities Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, GAO-04-193R, B-293038, October 23, 2003
B-293038: Oct 23, 2003
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services. It was published in the Federal Register as an interim final rule on October 10. Enclosed is our assessment of the FDA's compliance with the procedural steps required by section 801(a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule. If you have any questions about this report. The official responsible for GAO evaluation work relating to the subject matter of the rule is Robert Robinson. It found that the interim final rule could have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because 99 percent of the 216. A discussion of the options considered was included in the proposed rule and in the regulatory impact analysis of the interim final rule.