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Number of positions involved has shrunk from 1,350 to 1,100 as employees await result.
Officials say local authorities will bear more responsibility during responses to this year's storms.
New administrator will need to focus on winning back customers, legislators say.
Shippers would bear some of the cost; House Homeland Security Committee Democrat says process still would not be airtight.
Move will avoid a fight with the White House, which had threatened to veto the package if it exceeded Bush's request.
Without Office of Management and Budget oversight, agencies may try to exempt themselves, law professor has testified.
A request for proposals expected this summer would allow contractors to compete against federal service centers.