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Small Entities and Rulemaking

Provide input for retrospective reviews of EPA rules with significant impacts on small entities

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Guidance for EPA Rulewriters (PDF) (105 pp, 1MB, About PDF) Small Business Definition - Size Standards Small Government Definition Small Organization Definition

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.

Additional Resources for the RFA

computer screenThis 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:

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