Full Committee

Regulatory Flexibility Act Compliance: Is EPA Failing Small Businesses?
On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, immediately following the conclusion of the 1:00 P.M. markup, the Committee on Small Business conducted a hearing titled, Regulatory Flexibility Act Compliance: Is EPA Failing Small Businesses? The hearing was held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The hearing examined whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is complying with the Regulatory Flexibility (RFA). The RFA requires federal agencies to assess the economic impact of their regulations on small businesses, small non-profits, and small governmental jurisdictions and if the impact is significant, consider alternatives that are less burdensome.  The Committee focused on specific RFA compliance issues in the context of several EPA regulations.


Opening Statement:

Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO)

Witnesses and Testimony:

  • Keith W. Holman, Legal and Policy Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Environment, Technology and Regulatory Affairs Division, Washington, DC
  • Frank Knapp, President and CEO, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Columbia, SC
  • Jeff Brediger, Director of Utilities, Orrville Utilities, Orrville, OH
  • David Merrick, President, Merrick Design and Build Inc, Kensington, MD

    Additional Items:

  • Official Hearing Notice
  • Official Witness List
  • Official Hearing Memo
  • Hearing Video
  • Press Release