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2001 30th Anniversary Symposium.
Federal Interagency Task Force.
2002 - 5 listening sessions.
2003 NPRM on December 17:
775 Comments received to the docket.
2004 - 3 public meetings.
2005 Final rule on January 4.
The current revision was initiated shortly after the 30 year Anniversary Symposium on the URA. A total of 18 Federal agencies, including the recently formed Department of Homeland Security and their programs are subject to the Act. The rules issued are the result of their collaboration over the past 3 plus years and the public input received.
Other reference points include research studies such as the National Business Study referenced in the rule, and the Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice which were issued subsequent to the 1989 unified rule.
The 30th Anniversary Symposium was the catalyst that fostered the listening sessions in 2002 that lead to the 2003 publication of the NPRM to amend the 1989 unified rule.
This process resulted in a government wide final rule that effectively addresses the needs and best practices for all government agencies administering programs subject to the URA.
Final Rule published January 4, 2005 and became effective February 3, 2005.