Whilst the government forms and gives broad powers to these agencies that act on its behalf, it did put into effect the APA, or the Administrative Procedure Act, to regulate how these agencies may do so. The act also effectively established the procedures for how these agencies’ decisions are evaluated.
The APA offers several protections for the public against these administrative agencies. Some of these protections include the requirement of each governmental agency to disclose, retain, and make accessible certain records to individuals who request records pertaining to them. Furthermore, the act laid down civil remedies, as well as criminal penalties for certain acts.