Primary Authority


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Primary Authority

Law, in various forms, that a court must follow in deciding a case.

Primary authority mainly consists of statutes, decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, and all judicial decisions handed down by the same court or a higher court within the same judicial system.

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Entrants will have to demonstrate excellent use of better regulation tools and principles, such as Primary Authority, Better Business for All, the Regulators Code and / or consideration of regulatory impact on business growth.
Following the recent publication by BFFF of the jointly produced guide to Working at Height on Mobile Refrigeration, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has provisionally approved this document and it has been noted as Assured Guidance by the Local Authority Partners of the respective Primary Authority Partnerships of FSDF and BFFF.
Mark McWatters is asking the CFPB to cede consumer protection enforcement and examination authority for credit unions with assets of more than $10 billion and to give the NCUA primary authority over the institutions.
Lagman also said that under Section 9 of the RH Law, the FDA is the primary authority to determine which hormonal contraceptives, intrauterine devices, injectables and family planning products and supplies are safe, legal, nonabortifacient and effective.
The authors cover authority in California research, generating research terms, selected government websites for California primary authority, legal research providers and many other related subjects.
It has direct oversight of surface coal mining and reclamation activities in 12 states; another 24 states have primary authority for surface coal mining regulation, as they have developed and obtained approval of their respective regulatory programs.
He explained that the FDA has primary authority over areas that are considered both labelling and advertising and that tea companies need to be careful because many newcomers often make "claims" mistakes on their packaging and websites that are not allowed by the FDA.
And as the organization with primary authority over international track and field competition, the IAAF's suspension cannot be overruled by the International Olympic Committee.
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The Law Library provides access to primary authority including court reporters, South Dakota and surrounding state statutes, select Congressional documents, and the opinions and briefs filed in the cases of the South Dakota Supreme Court.
The dispute was resolved in the first ever Primary Authority determination by the Business Department's regulatory delivery directorate.
Historically, the primary authority for quarantine and isolation exists at the state level as an exercise of the state's police power in accordance with its particular laws and policies.