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Government Paperwork Elimination Act

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n. (GPEA, abbr.) ~ A federal law (44 USC 3504 (a)(1)(B)(vi)) that allows the Office of Management and Budget to establish procedures for the acquisition and use of information technology for electronic submission, maintenance, or disclosure of information, in lieu of paper, and for the use and acceptance of electronic signatures.

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(NOAA GPEA 2003) Although confusing to many people, the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) and the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) are not synonymous. The focus of the PRA is to limit the information the Federal government collects from the public in any form. The focus of the GPEA is to promote the doing of business electronically, with the public and otherwise.