The Small Business Administration has created the Office of the National Ombudsman and Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards as a sounding board for comments or questions from small businesses about particular compliance and enforcement decisions made by federal agencies that affect small businesses. When a request or comment is submitted to the National Ombudsman regarding compliance or enforcement actions taken by an agency, the Ombudsman requests a high-level agency review of the action to ensure such actions were fair and appropriate. The National Ombudsman also solicits testimony from small businesses through hearings and roundtable discussions, which is then used in preparation of a report to Congress concerning the issues raised by and affecting small businesses. Additional information about the SBA’s Office of the National Ombudsman can be found at