Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report on Radiation Control for Health and Safety

April 28, 1983

To the Congress of the United States:

In accordance with Section 360D of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 263 l), I am submitting the report of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the administration of the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act during calendar year 1982.

The report recommends that Section 360D of the Public Health Service Act that requires the completion of this annual report be repealed. All of the information found in this report is available to Congress on a more immediate basis through Congressional Committee oversight and budget hearings and the FDA Annual Report. This annual report serves little useful purpose and diverts Agency resources from more productive activities.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

April 28, 1983.