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Small Business ALERTS, Advocacy February 20, 2015

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February 20, 2015

Please see the update from the SBA Office of Advocacy. You can stay up-to-date on our office by reading our comment letters and reviewing our research. As always, we are seeking your input on current regulatory alerts and your participation in our regulatory roundtables. Please be in touch directly with the listed Advocacy contact for any questions or comments on these topics. Feel free to contact me with other questions or concerns.

——Erik Gulbrandsen

New Advocacy Releases

Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories, 2014

FY 2016 Congressional Budget Justification and FY 2014 Performance Report

Research Request

We are currently looking for new small business research ideas. If you or your colleagues are interested in suggesting topics, please provide the below noted information by no later than 2/13 if at all possible. Please keep in mind as you consider possible topics, the typical research contract is 9-12 months. Please send all inquiries and suggestions to Elle Patout.

We look forward to receiving your great ideas!

Regulatory Roundtables


The next small business environmental roundtable will focus on the Articles Exemption in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Significant New Use rules, and the Overview of the 2015 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) final rule.

Time & Date: 10:00 am on Friday February 20, 2015

Location: Small Business Administration Headquarters, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC.

RSVP: Dave Rostker at (202) 205.6966

Open Comment Periods

EPA proposes revisions to the Ozone NAAQS

On December 17, 2014, EPA issued proposed revisions to the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone. This widely anticipated rule proposes to lower the primary standard to a level within the range of 65 to 70 parts per billion. Because the NAAQS impose requirements only on states, EPA has certified that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on small entities. Nonetheless, small businesses and their representatives are concerned that lowering this standard will lead to significant economic harm. The Office of Advocacy held a Small Business Roundtable on this rule on January 23, 2015.

Submit comments here by March 17, 2015.

Advocacy contact: David Rostker at (202) 205-6966(202) 205-6966



Elle Patout
Office of Advocacy
U.S. Small Business Administration
Congressional Affairs and Public Relations Manager

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