Jun 25
SBA Participating Event
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2014 National Regulatory Fairness Hearing

Business Planning

June 25, 2014 | 9:30 am EST - 1:00 pm EST

Environmental Protection Agency William Jefferson Clinton East Building

1201 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 1153, Washington, DC,20460

José Méndez

This is a free event.

A forum for members of the small business community to present testimony on federal regulations impacting small businesses. National Ombudsman Brian Castro and the Region III Regulatory Fairness Board will convene a national hearing to hear testimony from small business owners, representatives of trade associations, and other members of the small business community regarding federal regulations and enforcement and compliance actions impacting America’s small businesses. SBA Region III Regulatory Fairness Board Chair Muriel Watkins, and Board Members Louis G. Hutt, Jr., Doña A.P. Storey, and Marilyn D. Landis will participate. The National Ombudsman convenes regulatory fairness hearings and roundtables across the country to give small business owners a means to comment on unfair enforcement actions, government audits, and excessive fines or regulations. Issues reported by participants undergo a high-level fairness review at the appropriate federal agency, and the Office of the National Ombudsman works with its federal agency partners to address those concerns, reduce regulatory burdens, and help small businesses grow. RSVPs should be made to José Méndez, Case Management Specialist, Office of the National Ombudsman at (202) 205-2417 or by email at ombudsman-events@sba.gov by June 13, 2014. Those wishing to testify must register and provide written statements in advance. Anyone desiring confidentiality may request that his or her name not be released and may submit written testimony in lieu of a public appearance at the hearing. For additional information about the Office of the National Ombudsman, visit our website at www.sba.gov/ombudsman. The SBA’s programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made when requested 1 week in advance. Contact: jose.mendez@sba.gov.