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Small business: Federal law in your craw? Act now.

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on Oct. 1, 2007 at 6:12 am with No Comments »
October 1, 2007 6:12 am

As a small-business owner (or an advocate for small business), are you troubled by a certain federal regulation? Maybe it’s too expensive, or ineffective, redundant, outdated or cumbersome. Now’s your chance to change it.

The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking nominations of federal rules in need of review and reform. The "Top 10" rules nominated by small business owners, trade associations and others will be transmitted to appropriate federal agencies for review and reform.

"Complying with all federal regulations now costs our economy $1.1 trillion per year; that’s more per household than the cost of health care," said Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy.

"Advocacy’s Regulatory Review and Reform initiative can help lighten that load by streamlining and updating outdated and ineffective regulations. We are calling for rules needing reform, and we are asking for constructive suggestions about how to improve them."

You can nominate regulations needing review and reform by visiting the Office of Advocacy r3 Web site at, or by sending an email to, or by calling Keith Holman at 202-205-6936.

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