Small Business Administration Looking for Regulations to Address

Operators near Cincinnati and Cleveland can get face-to-face with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to discuss the real-world effects of burdensome regulations like MSHA’s workplace examination rule.

The SBA wants to hear directly from businesses in an upcoming series of meetings so that they can assist federal agencies in complying with the President’s directive to streamline regulations. NSSGA is glad to help members organize their own comments for SBA, or for any other use, with information on the new regulatory reforms webpage. The page has focused information on many regulatory issues facing the industry. The workplace exams rule would force operators to substantially alter their work processes and mandate substantial increases in paperwork. This will be difficult on small operators and will raise the costs of compliance, and that could increase the costs and delays for much-needed public works projects.

The Cincinnati roundtable discussion will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Aug. 1, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. Click here for additional information. A Cleveland meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 3, at the Hilton Downtown. Learn more about that event here. There is also a website for people to leave comments who cannot attend the in-person meetings.