Regulatory Fairness Act
Small Business Regulatory Fairness Act
SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT FAIRNESS ACT OF 1996
On March 29, 1996, President Clinton signed into law the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (Title II of Public Law 104-121). The purposes of this title are:
- (1) to implement certain recommendations of the 1995 White House Conference on Small Business regarding the development and enforcement of Federal regulations;
- (2) to provide for judicial review of chapter 6 of title 5, United States Code;
- (3) to encourage the effective participation of small businesses in the Federal regulatory process;
- (4) to simplify the language of Federal regulations affecting small businesses;
- (5) to develop more accessible sources of information on regulatory and reporting
requirements for small businesses;
- (6) to create a more cooperative regulatory environment among agencies and small businesses that is less punitive and more solution-oriented;
- (7) to make Federal regulators more accountable for their enforcement actions by
providing small entities with a meaningful opportunity for redress of excessive enforcement activities.
The National Ombudsman for Small Business and Agriculture Enforcement web site,
http://www.sba.gov/ombudsman/ , contains links to detailed information on the act, agency contacts, fairness board contacts, guide to your rights, etc.