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Policy and Procedures for Locating Federal Offices and Facilities in Rural Areas

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As required by law, we issued our final report on our review of the Department’s policies and procedures for locating federal offices and facilities in rural areas to the Secretary, the Chief of Staff, the Assistant Secretary for Administration, and the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on July 26, 2004. This is our third consecutive annual report to the Committees on Appropriations regarding DOT compliance with the Rural Development Act of 1972. Our objectives were to determine what DOT policies and procedures are in place to give first priority to locating new facilities in rural areas, as directed by the Act; and if DOT adhered to established policies and procedures when locating new Federal facilities.