NAFEM engages SBA Office of Advocacy to share concerns about regulatory processes

As an independent voice for small- and medium-sized businesses within the federal government, the Small Business Association Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) has been a valued resource to NAFEM over the years. NAFEM began working with Advocacy in 2018 to share concerns about burdensome regulations impacting the industry. Today, NAFEM continues to work with the Advocacy and is scheduling another roundtable meeting to brief the office on challenges members are experiencing with DOE’s ambitious regulatory agenda and its extremely tight timelines, lack of access to critical decision-making engineering spreadsheets, and limited coordination of overlapping regulations between DOE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The meeting is Friday, Oct. 28, from 1-2:30 p.m. Central. To participate and receive meeting connection details, email Prianka Sharma, agriculture, energy and natural resources, Advocacy, Office of Interagency Affairs. “It is most helpful to understand the issues affecting the commercial foodservice equipment and supplies industry and where we might be able to help advocate for change,” Sharma said at an earlier meeting with NAFEM.