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42 U.S. Code § 3020b - Reduction of paperwork

In order to reduce unnecessary, duplicative, or disruptive demands for information, the Assistant Secretary, in consultation with State agencies and other appropriate agencies and organizations, shall continually review and evaluate all requests by the Administration for information under this chapter and take such action as may be necessary to reduce the paperwork required under this chapter. The Assistant Secretary shall request only such information as the Assistant Secretary deems essential to carry out the objectives and provisions of this chapter and, in gathering such information, shall make use of uniform service definitions to the extent that such definitions are available.

(Pub. L. 89–73, title II, § 211, formerly § 212, as added Pub. L. 95–478, title I, § 102(i), Oct. 18, 1978, 92 Stat. 1515; renumbered § 211, Pub. L. 97–115, § 2(e)(2), Dec. 29, 1981, 95 Stat. 1596; amended Pub. L. 98–459, title II, § 208, Oct. 9, 1984, 98 Stat. 1771; Pub. L. 102–375, title I, § 102(b)(1)(A), (9)(A), title IX, § 904(a)(9), Sept. 30, 1992, 106 Stat. 1200, 1201, 1306; Pub. L. 103–171, §§ 2(6), 3(a)(13), Dec. 2, 1993, 107 Stat. 1988, 1990.)
Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 211 of Pub. L. 89–73 was renumbered section 210 and is classified to section 3020a of this title.


1993—Pub. L. 103–171 substituted “Assistant Secretary” for “Commissioner” wherever appearing and “State agencies” for “State agencies,”.

1992—Pub. L. 102–375, § 904(a)(9), substituted “objectives” for “purposes” in last sentence.

Pub. L. 102–375, § 102(b)(9)(A), struck out “designated under section 3025(a)(1) of this title” after “in consultation with State agencies”.

Pub. L. 102–375, § 102(b)(1)(A), substituted “Administration” for “Administration on Aging”.

1984—Pub. L. 98–459 inserted provision requiring the Commissioner, in gathering information, to make use of uniform service definitions to the extent that such definitions are available.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–459 effective Oct. 9, 1984, see section 803(a) of Pub. L. 98–459, set out as a note under section 3001 of this title.

Effective Date

Section effective at close of Sept. 30, 1978, see section 504 of Pub. L. 95–478, set out as an Effective Date of 1978 Amendment note under section 3001 of this title.