Once the review is complete, it can issue final regulations.
He said the department was "moving forward aggressively" to issue proposed regulations.
Regulations.gov: All regulations issued by government agencies and a place to discuss them.
If they ever knew how to issue regulations, they've forgotten.
"So as a matter of necessity, this department has to issue regulations to conform with the act."
The act gives Congress 60 days to reject final regulations issued by federal agencies.
Under the 1917 laws the kaupule of each island could issue local regulations.
Besides, they say, federal officials did not issue regulations spelling out how welfare dollars should be spent until two years ago.
After the responses are assessed, the state will issue revised regulations.
Federal banking regulators are to issue new regulations in early February to address these issues.