|Information & Statistics
The mission of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board is to
establish and improve standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial
reporting that will result in useful information for users of financial reports and guide
and educate the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of those financial reports.
Census Bureau - DataMap State and County Demographic and
|US Census Bureau -
Quickfacts State and County QuickFacts provides frequently
requested Census Bureau information
at the national, state and county level.
Bureau - FFIEC Federal Financial Institutions Examination
Council's Geocoding & Mapping System
Bureau - Home page for the Census Bureau
|Bureau of Labor
Information Locator Service
|U.S. Labor Department
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
The Public Works and Government Services Canada is the Canadian
federal government's real estate broker and, as such, is responsible for appraising
properties across the country. The Appraisals Directorate, which is part of the Office
Accommodation and Real Estate Services section of the department's Real Property Services
Branch, provides independent and impartial appraisal services to all federal government
departments, agencies and Crown corporations.
Chamber of Commerce
|Mortgage, Finance & Banking
|Environmental Bankers Association (EBA)
The Environmental Bankers Association is a non-profit
association that represents the financial services industry, including banks, insurers,
and asset management firms. Its members are composed of lending institutions, insurers,
environmental engineers, consultants, and attorneys. The EBA was established in 1994 in
response to heightened sensitivity to environmental risk issues, and the need for
environmental risk management and due diligence policies and procedures in financial
|Federal Reserve Board
in 1913, the Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the US. Duties of the Fed
include supervising and regulating banking situations to ensure safely and soundness of
the nations banking and financial system and to protect the credit rights of
- Government Asset Sales
|National Association of
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
Basel Committee was established by the central bank Governors of the Group of Ten
countries at the end of 1974. It has about thirty technical working groups and task
forces, which also meet regularly. The Committee's members come from Belgium, Canada,
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
United Kingdom and United States.
|Office of the
Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC was established in 1863 as a bureau of
the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises all
|Office of Thrift
The OTS is the primary regulator of all federal and many
state-chartered thrift institutions, which include savings banks and savings and loan
associations. The OTS was established as an office of the Department of the Treasury on
August 9, 1989.
The primary mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC) is to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.
The SEC requires public companies to disclose meaningful financial and other information
to the public.
|Environmental Protection Agency
Although the EPA has a variety of departments a recent development
has been the Environmental Accounting Project, which is in line with the valuation
professions outreach into environmental assessment and accounting practices.
|Housing and Urban Development
HUD was founded in 1965, but its history extends back to the National
Housing Act of 1934. HUDs mission includes: working to create, rehabilitate and
maintain the nation's affordable housing; enforcing the nation's fair housing laws;
spurring economic growth in distressed neighborhoods; providing housing assistance for
low-income persons and helping local communities meet their development needs.
|Laws & Regulations
|Civil Rights Act
with Disabilities Act
Real Estate Settlement Proceedures Act
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|Legislative Information on the