Magazine article The Small Business Advocate

Advocacy's Interagency Team Leads Dialogue on Regulatory Flexibility Act at ABA Event

Magazine article The Small Business Advocate

Advocacy's Interagency Team Leads Dialogue on Regulatory Flexibility Act at ABA Event

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Most federal laws are made within the federal agencies, and the rules of procedure that govern the writing and enforcement of agencymade law are known as "administrative law." Not only are the attorneys in the Office of Advocacy's Office of Interagency Affairs active in this field, they have been raising the profile of the office in implementing the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). The RFA ensures that the voice of small business is heard when federal rules are written.

Advocacy's prominence in administrative law was on display in November at an American Bar Association continuing education event, the Fall Conference of the Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. Five Advocacy staff members participated in four panels on the first day, and most played to standing-roomonly crowds.

Assistant Chief Counsel Jennifer Smith, who sits on the section's governing council, moderated the panel titled "White House Review of Rulemaking: Strengthen, Mend, About Right, or Abolish?" Panelists were evenly divided over the role of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in regulatory review.

Cost-benefit analysis was the subject of two panels moderated by Assistant Chief Counsel David Rostker. In the morning panel, panelists defined the topic and explained some of the issues that arise in developing analyses during the rulemaking process. In the afternoon session, panelists discussed current issues. Office of Advocacy Economist Christine Kymn (a former policy analyst at OIRA) was also a speaker, and discussed the requirements of OMB 's guidance on regulatory analysis. …

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