Administrative Procedure Act


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Administrative Procedure Act

n. the Federal Act which established the rules and regulations for applications, claims, hearings and appeals involving governmental agencies. There are similar acts in many states which spell out the rules for dealing with state government agencies. (See: administrative law, administrative hearing)

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It is not the Constitution, but our own failures of imagination and nerve, that stop with the Administrative Procedure Act.
For agencies of the state of Florida, the rules changed completely with the passage of the Florida Administrative Procedure Act in 1961.
While the Administrative Procedure Act allows parties to be "accompanied, represented, and advised by counsel," it does not state or suggest that parties are entitled to discuss their on-going testimony with counsel while on breaks at an administrative hearing.
Editorial also carries all relevant full text of FCC rules with links to other rules, statutes and FCC orders, all FCC Notices of Proposed Rulemaking and Notices of Inquiry, text of relevant statutes (Telecomm Act of 1996, Administrative Procedure Act, etc.
These safeguards are required by the Administrative Procedure Act to afford an opportunity for interested persons to comment on agency interpretations before they become final," the Institute said, adding that public participation in an agency's rulemaking process is important for two reasons.
The suit also alleges that the state failed to comply with New York's Administrative Procedure Act because it did not submit a report analyzing the rules' impact on the public.
Though the Administrative Procedure Act provided for release of government information, exceptions limited release to those persons deemed "properly and directly concerned," and allowed denial of requests simply for "good cause.
Public interest in legislation is considered adequately served by the political and electoral process, and administrative rule-making receives public input through the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, in one form or another, in all of the states and the federal arena.
The court also noted that Georgia's Administrative Procedure Act provides predeprivation remedies by allowing an aggrieved taxpayer an administrative hearing before the Department of Revenue with the right of judicial review.
20, 1992, a three-judge panel ruled that "counting overseas federal employees in the 1990 census for the purpose of apportioning seats in the United States House of Representatives among the states was arbitrary and capricious and an abuse of discretion in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act.
Shortly thereafter a coalition representing immigrant labor and others filed suit in Pennsylvania alleging violations of the Administrative Procedure Act.
Finnish Wildlife Centre is a statutory public body whose functions and organization of the Administrative Procedure Act stipulates game (158/2011).

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