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needlessly time-consuming procedure

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By scrapping the no-defect inspection reports, the burden is reduced to 79th, marking the most significant paperwork reduction achievement thus far in the Obama Administration.
No, there isn't really an Insurance Paperwork Reduction Act--I made that up.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that a proposed collection of information regarding two experimental studies of front of package (FOP) nutrition labeling schemes has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
The estimated reporting burden under the Paperwork Reduction Act has changed to reflect the latest estimates and, finally, the format, font, organization, and grammar of the text have been improved to make Form 1-9 more readable and user-friendly.
While corporate secretaries appreciate the paperwork reduction, the portals' benefits may not appear so obvious to many directors.
As the new lab manager, I need help on basic paperwork reduction.
The current ABNs were scheduled to expire at the end of May under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
I also discovered that success at paperwork reduction depends in part upon the virtues of faith, hope and charity.
Paperwork Reduction Act: New Approaches Can Strengthen Information Collection and Reduce Burden, GAO-06-477T, March 8, 2006
The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 does not relieve taxpayers of the requirement of filing a Federal income tax return (Rev.
Primary among these is the Administrative Procedure Act (1946); others include the Information Quality Act (2000), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (1972), the Federal Register Act (1935), the Regulatory Flexibility Act (1980), and the Paperwork Reduction Act (1980).
These physicians can choose either a Prescription Improvement Package or a Paperwork Reduction Package.
The office also reviews documents as part of its role in administering the Paperwork Reduction Act.
In the latter part of twentieth century, the Paperwork Reduction Act and other legislative and regulatory efforts showed a significant concern with the cost to the government of both the printing of all of these documents and the expense of disseminating them to so many libraries.
The request is made as part of the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPRA) of 1996.