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Annual Report of the Chief Counsel for Advocacy on Implementation of the Regulatory Flexibility Act

The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612) requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their regulatory actions on small businesses and other small entities and to minimize any undue disproportionate burden. The chief counsel for advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration is charged with monitoring federal agencies' compliance with the act and with submitting an annual report to Congress.

WASHINGTON – Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Chief Counsel for the SBA Office of Advocacy, issued the following statement after the release of the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s report titled, Office of Advocacy Needs to Improve Controls over Research, Regulatory, and Workforce Planning Activities.



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