The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires EPA to establish an SBAR Panel for rules that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The panel will include federal representatives from the Small Business Administration, the Office of Management and Budget and EPA. The panel asks a selected group of small entities representatives (SER) to provide advice and recommendations on behalf of their company, community, or organization to inform the panel about the potential impacts of the proposed rule on small entities.
Self-nominations for the panel must be submitted to EPA by June 30, 2011. EPA seeks self-nominations directly from the small entities that may be subject to the rule requirements. Other representatives, such as trade associations, may also serve as SERs.
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