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SBA to Host National Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Hearing in Washington, D.C.

Release Date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Release Number: 
MA 17-08
Advisory Date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Shuraie L. Mackin

WASHINGTON -- Small business owners, representatives of local economic development organizations, trade groups and community leaders are invited to join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Acting National Ombudsman Natalie Duncan to discuss federal regulatory issues impacting Mid-Atlantic region small businesses on Monday, August 28, 2017.

This event will give the small business community a chance to voice concerns about unfair regulatory enforcement, excessive fines, retaliation, and other regulatory burdens imposed on small businesses by federal agencies.  In addition, small businesses will have an opportunity to learn more about the range of resources available from the SBA and the Office of the National Ombudsman.

Comments and concerns raised at the regulatory fairness hearing will be directed to the appropriate federal agency for a fairness review in an effort to reduce undue regulatory burdens, while helping small businesses succeed. 


WHAT:           National Regulatory Fairness Hearing for Small Business

WHERE:        Patriots Plaza I

                      395 E. Streets, SW

                      Hearing Room

                      Washington, D.C., 20024


WHEN:           Monday, August 28, 2017

                       1:30 to 4:30 p.m.


The Washington small business hearing is free and open to the public. The deadline to register and provide written testimony in advance is Monday, August 21. Please email your written testimony to

 Testimony may also be submitted confidentially in writing, in lieu of attending the hearing in person.  For further information, contact either Elahe Zahirieh, Office of the National Ombudsman at (202) 205-6499,, or Kym Mace at (202) 401-8252,

Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least one week in advance by contacting Elahe Zahirieh.

For more information about the SBA’s Office of the National Ombudsman, visit