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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Small Business Information

The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) Ombudsman and 10 Regional Fairness Boards were established to receive comments from small businesses about federal agency enforcement actions. The Ombudsman will annually evaluate the enforcement activities and rate each agency's responsiveness to small businesses. If you wish to comment on the enforcement activities of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), call 1-888-REG-FAIR (1-888-734-3247).

The APHIS SBREFA Ombudsman is Steve Bennett, Director, Investigative and Enforcement Services, who can be contacted at (301) 851-2948 or via e-mail at

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