Performance Improvement 1999. Small Business Support


TITLE: FDA Activities in Support of Small Business

ABSTRACT: Under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must establish a program to respond to inquiries and to assist and advise small businesses and other small entities to apply FDA rules. Currently, FDA provides assistance and advice to small businesses in a number of ways. This project assessed the level of success achieved in coordinating multiple sources of advice and the usefulness and appropriateness of the assistance. Elements evaluated included the frequency, subjects, sources, and recipients of inquiries and the type and timeliness of the response. Summaries of activities conducted by FDA offices in support of small business during the last five quarters were completed. FDA's Small Business Guide as well as a comprehensive list of agency guidance, rules, and regulations are available on the FDA's homepage on the Internet at

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Planning and Evaluation


PHONE NUMBER: 301-827-3373

PIC ID: 6462

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Office of Planning and Evaluation, FDA, Rockville, MD