SBA Seeks Input for Regulation Reform
The Small Business Administration is looking for input from small firms to help it identify federal regulations that should be revised because they are ineffective, duplicative or outdated.
To that end, the SBA's Office of Advocacy launched the Regulatory Review and Reform Initiative, or "r3" on Friday.
Any small business interested in recommending that a current rule or regulation needs tweaks or an overhaul should provide the office with a description of the current rule and why it should be reformed. Stakeholders also need to describe a recommended reform.
The Office of Advocacy intends to host a public roundtable in October to call for nominations of rules needing reform. The SBA said it will release in early 2008 the selected rules in an annual report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act to the president and Congress.
The r3 program is designed to provide tools that will improve federal agencies' compliance with language in the regulatory flexibility law mandating that agencies periodically examine existing regulations to measure changing impacts on small business.
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