Journal article

OSHA's renewed mandate for regulatory flexibility review: in support of the 1984 ethylene oxide standard.

AD LaMontagne, KT Kelsey

American Journal of Industrial Medicine | Published : 1998

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 requires that all federal agencies consider the impact of regulations on small entities. One of the provisions of the Act requires review of regulations ever 10 years to determine whether such regulations should be continued without changes, rescinded, or amended to make them more effective or less burdensome on businesses. The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) of 1996 amended and expanded the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Most significantly, SBREFA entitles aggrieved small entities or their representative (e.g., trade associations) to sue OSHA for failure to fulfill Regulatory Flexibility Act requirements. In respons..

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