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  • Association of Small Business Development Centers - Help new entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership, and to assist existing small businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy.
  • Code of Federal Regulations - Codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
  • Compliance Assistance Centers - Help businesses and government agencies understand environmental requirements.
  • Federal Register - Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
  • Local Government Environmental Assistance Network - Provides environmental management, planning, funding, and regulatory information for local government elected and appointed officials, managers and staff.
  • North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) - Standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
  • Office of Management and Budget - Federal agency that facilitates budget, policy, legislative, regulatory, and management issues on behalf of the President.
  • Small Community Outreach Project for Environmental Issues (SCOPe) - Community-based initiative to engage elected officials and staff of local governments in discussions contributing to early regulatory development.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) - Independent agency of the federal government that offers aid, counsel, and assistance to small businesses,
    • SBA Office of Advocacy - Independent voice for small business within the federal government and the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA).
    • SBA Size Standards - Information on size standards in the government-contracting process, which ensure a "level playing field" for competition among small businesses of varying sizes.

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