The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy released a new guidance document to help small businesses understand their role and participate in the federal rulemaking process.

According to an SBA news release, the document, titled “A Basic Guide to Federal Rulemaking and Small Business,” helps small businesses understand their role in the federal rulemaking process, outlines steps in the development of a new regulation, explains how to express concerns or support for a proposed rule, and provides information on how public comments affect the final rule.

In addition to the guidance document, SBA’s Office of Advocacy provides businesses with resources on the federal rulemaking process, which include regulatory alerts and information on the agency’s regional regulatory reform roundtables.

More resources from the Office of Advocacy can be found on the SBA website.