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

October 16, 1985

To the Congress of the United States:

In accordance with Section 360D of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 263 1), I am transmitting the report of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the administration of the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act. The report discusses the progress of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health toward the accomplishment of its objectives during calendar year 1984.

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recommends that Section 360D of the Public Health Service Act that requires the completion of this annual report be repealed.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 the 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,

October 16, 1985.

Note: The report was entitled ``1984 Annual Report on the Administration of the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968, Public Law 90 - 602.''