Small Businesses Invited to Speak on Economic Impact of Rules at the Regulatory Review Board Public Hearing

MADISON—Small business owners interested in voicing their concerns on state regulations can attend a hearing with the Small Business Regulatory Review Board May 14, 2007, 1:00-4:30 p.m., at the State Capitol room 300 SE.


“The Small Business Regulatory Review Board hearing will give small businesses the opportunity to discuss the impact of administrative rules on their operations,” said Secretary of Commerce Mary P. Burke.


The first section of the hearing will focus on Chapter Comm 10, a new rule regarding flammable, combustible, and hazardous liquids that may have an economic impact on small businesses. Persons interested in providing testimony to the Small Business Regulatory Board about Comm. 10 will find testimony guidelines at . Persons are encouraged to register to provide testimony before May 9, 2007 by:

  • Sending an e-mail request to [email protected]

  • Calling the Small Business Ombudsman at 608-267-0297

  • By mail at Department of Commerce, Attn: Small Business Ombudsman, PO Box 7970, Madison, WI 53707


The second section of the hearing will focus on economic barriers created by existing state regulations. Small businesses planning to provide oral testimony about a state administrative rule(s) must register no later than May 9, 2007 by any of the following methods:


Openings for oral testimony will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Walk-in testimony will be allowed if time is available. Testimony will be limited to ten minutes.


The Small Business Regulatory Board helps represent the interest of small business in the regulatory review process. For more information contact Small Business Ombudsman, Carol Dunn, at 608/297-0297