Paperwork Reduction Act
The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) establishes policies and procedures for controlling paperwork burdens imposed by Federal agencies on the public. Several goals of the PRA are to:
Maximize the usefulness of information collected by the Federal government; and
Minimize the cost to the Federal government of collecting, maintaining, using, and distributing information.
Federal agencies are prohibited from enforcing paperwork requirements that are not approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) or that do not display the OMB approval number.