Fairness Boards Overview

The Regulatory Fairness Boards Can:

  • Receive a copy of your appraisal form.

  • Hold a follow-up meeting on your concern.

  • Report on significant enforcement issues; and

  • reflect all concerns in their report to Congress.

Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board - Cannot:

The Regulatory Fairness Boards Cannot: adjudicate your complaints directly; or reverse agency decisions.

Therefore, you should continue exercising your rights and exhausting every option you believe is in your best interest.


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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