Small Entities and Rulemaking
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The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) -- which is commonly referred to simply as the RFA -- provides small entities with an expanded opportunity to participate in the development of certain regulations. The RFA defines "small entity" as a small business, small organization, or small governmental jurisdiction. Use the resources on this website to learn more about how EPA involves small entities in rulemakings that are likely to impact them.
- Drinking Water Regulatory Actions for Perchlorate
- Financial Responsibility Requirements for Hard Rock Mining
- Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program for Public and Commercial Buildings
- Modernizing the Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule
- Regulation of N-Methylpyrrolidone and Methylene Chloride in Paint and Coating Removal under Section 6(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act
- Regulation of Trichloroethylene under Section 6(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act
- Small Entity Compliance Guide for Area Source Boilers: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers, August 2011 (PDF) (52 pp, 419K, About PDF)
- Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right: EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program, September 2011 (PDF) (32pp, 982K, About PDF)
- Small Entity Compliance Guide for "Changes to Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS2)," June 2010 (PDF) (39 pp, 649K, About PDF)
Top Three Questions
- What is a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel?
- What is a Small Entity Representative (SER)?
- Who is eligible to be a SER?
Additional Resources for the RFA
This website offers information to small businesses, governments, and not-for-profits relating to rules that EPA is currently developing (otherwise known as rulemakings). Specifically, it focuses on Small Business Advocacy Reviews Panels and Small Entity Compliance Guides.
Other EPA resources for small businesses are:
Other EPA resources for small governments are: