BEFORE THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON, D. C. : OCCUPATIONAL NOISE EXPOSURE DOCKET NO. OSH-llA

by James C. Miller on September 26, 1976
by James C. Miller

Thank you. We welcome this opportunity to present the views of the Council on Wage and Price Stability on this important matter. My name is James C. Miller III, and I am Assistant Director of the Council for Government Operations and Research. With me today from the Council’s staff are John F. Morrall, Senior Economist, and Peter H. Lowry, Assistant General Counsel.
As most of you are aware, the Council was created by the Council on Wage and Price Stability Act of 1974. The Council’s responsibility under the Act is to monitor the inflationary impact of activities in both the private and public sectors of the economy and to present its views on such matters. With regard to government activities, section 3(a) of the Act expressly directs the Council to review programs of Federal agencies for the purpose of determining the extent to which those programs and activities are contributing to inflation; it also directs the Council to intervene in rulemaking proceedings before any department or agency to present the Council’s views as to the inflationary impact
that might result from such proceedings. Also, pursuant to Executive Order 11821 and OMB Circular A-107, the Council has a responsibility to review Inflation Impact Statements (lIS’s) prepared by Executive-branch
agencies.

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