2004 Economic Impact Study

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of the National Ombudsman (ONO) was established under the Small Business Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) of 1996. ONO’s mission is to assist small businesses facing unfair or excessive Federal enforcement actions and foster a more small-business friendly regulatory environment. To achieve these goals, ONO:

  1. Publishes annual ratings of Federal agencies’ responsiveness to small business related issues;

  2. Organizes 10 volunteer Regulatory Fairness (RegFair) Boards to raise awareness of small business rights throughout the country;

  3. Chairs RegFair hearings, roundtables, and interagency meetings that solicit comments and create dialogue between small businesses, trade associations, and Federal agencies; and

  4. Collects small businesses comments and acts as a liaison between Federal agencies and small businesses.

Jack Faucett Associates, Inc. conducted an economic impact analysis of ONO activities for fiscal year 2003. The following paragraphs highlight ONO’s achievements.

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National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator

Brian Castro was appointed National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness at the U.S. Small Business Administration in August 2013.

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