SBA Final Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules

The SBA's plan for identifying obsolete, unnecessary, unjustified, excessively burdensome, or counterproductive rules.

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Executive Order 13563 recognizes the importance of maintaining a consistent culture of retrospective review and analysis throughout the executive branch. Before a rule has been tested, it is difficult to be certain of its consequences, including its costs and benefits. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s plan is designed to create a defined method and schedule for identifying certain rules that are obsolete, unnecessary, unjustified, excessively burdensome, or counterproductive. The agency’s review process is intended to facilitate the identification of rules that warrant repeal or modification, including, where necessary or appropriate, strengthening or modernizing those rules.

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Last updated June 19, 2018