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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Both the Pennsylvania and California rulings were based on the failure of the federal government to comply with the Administrative Procedures Act in promulgating its Interim Final Rule; the Pennsylvania court also based its ruling on the additional grounds of the likelihood of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prevailing on its substantive challenge to the Interim Final Rule.
Using such tactics is contrary to prior reviews by the Commission, shirks the Commission'sduties under the Administrative Procedures Act, and is a disservice to the public interest.
rule violates the "notice and comment" requirements under the Administrative Procedures Act, certain aspects of the rule are arbitrary, and it violates both the Clean Water Act and the Constitution.
It contends the rule violates the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Administrative Procedures Act and the U.
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia held that the FHA "prohibits disparate treatment only" and thus HUD's rule on disparate impact exceeded its authority under the Administrative Procedures Act.
4965 on June 7, a bipartisan-sponsored measure that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to adhere to the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act in moving to expand the definition of waters subject to federal jurisdiction by eliminating the term "navigable" from the definition of covered waters.
The Merkley amendment then would subject the ONI decision to an Administrative Procedures Act notice and comment process, the groups write.
A formal complaint is covered by the Administrative Procedures Act and is basically a lawsuit, filed with the agency and heard by an independent administrative law judge.
Johnson decided that the BOE's policy lacked any statutory or regulatory support, violated California corporate law and the Administrative Procedures Act.
It alleges that the commission violated the Administrative Procedures Act when it adopted the rule in December 2008 without due consideration of objections raised by state regulators, legislators, insurers, agents and some members of Congress.
Lawyers for the two-year college system had argued that the system does not have to follow the state law known as the Administrative Procedures Act because the state board operates as a board of trustees for the colleges.
SCS later sought to amend the petition to allege that the department's policy constituted an un-adopted rule in violation of the state Administrative Procedures Act and the N.

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