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October 21, 2019

Federal Small Business Administration Offers New Resources For Employers Interested In Commenting On Regulations

Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy released two new resources to help American small businesses understand how to participate in the federal rulemaking process, and to assist federal agencies in complying with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA).

The RFA requires federal regulatory agencies to consider the needs and capabilities of small businesses before issuing regulations.

The first document, “A Basic Guide to Federal Rulemaking and Small Business,” will help small businesses understand their role in the federal rulemaking process. It outlines steps to comment on a new regulation, how to express concerns or support for a proposed rule, how public comments affect a final rule, and more. Click here view the document.

The agency also published the RFA Data Resources for Federal Agencies, which identifies publicly available sources for use in developing the small business analysis required by the RFA.