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Plain language regulations helping the American public understand the rules : hearing before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, March 1, 2006 by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Administrative regulation drafting -- United States,
  • Delegated legislation -- United States -- Language,
  • Legal composition

Book details:

The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 36 p. ;
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17199103M
ISBN 100160764181

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