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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

U.S. SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS,

Washington, D.C.
Hon. WALTER F. MONDALE,
President of the Senate,
U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: It is a privilege to submit to you the appendix to the sixth and final volume of our study on Federal regulation. The appendix is composed of ten case studies, each of which considers Federal regulatory activities in major areas of the national economy. The papers were prepared and written, at the request of the Committee, by leading experts in the field of Federal regulation. The names of the authors along with brief biographical resumes are contained elsewhere in this volume.

The Committee gratefully acknowledges the work of those individuals. We believe that their research and recommendations will make significant contributions to Congressional consideration of these important issues in the future. The Committee also expresses its appre

coordinators for this project.

It merits emphasis, however, that the contents of the studies in this appendix are the sole responsibility of the authors, and that the facts, conclusions, and recommendations incorporated therein have neither been approved, disapproved, nor considered by the Committee on Governmental Affairs. Sincerely,

ABE RIBICOFF.

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THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION-

AN OVERVIEW

(BY RICHARD ZECKHAUSER AND ALBERT NICHOLS)

Executive summary--

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration-an overview..

Introduction

Statement of the problem.-

Outline of the analysis.---

Qualifications regarding this study.-

Occupational safety and health: Market performance and the Gov-

ernment's role--------------

Safety and health determination in perfectly competitive markets.

Appropriate levels of safety and health.--

Market imperfections.-------------

Regulatory intervention..---

Government involvement in occupational safety and health..

Involvement prior to OSHA,

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.--

OSHA's performance.

Implementation.-----

Impacts

Recommended directions for reform.

OSHA's role.-

Reform of OSHA..

Concluding remarks.----------

Postscript.------------------

Introduction

Eliminating the nuisance standards

Increased emphasis on health

The interagency task force.-

Concluding remarks---

Bibliography ---------

Individuals interviewed for th

FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION

(BY LARRY E BUFF)

Introduction and summary ----

Federal environmental regulation --------

The Environment, the regulatory process and the market.

Environmental versus “economic” regulation...

Market forces in environmental policy....

Evolution of U.S. environmental regulation..-------

Pre-1970 Federal legislation.--.

Environmental legislation of the early 1970's...

General observations on the 1970's policy directions...

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