Charles Maresca

Liaison Representative

Charles Maresca is the Director of Interagency Affairs, in the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. The Office of Advocacy monitors federal agencies’ compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act.  Maresca leads a team of attorneys that is responsible for reviewing regulations issued by the federal agencies to ensure compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The RFA requires that agencies determine whether their regulations have a significant economic impact on small entities, and to consider alternatives that would lessen that impact. The Interagency team also trains lawyers, economists and others in every federal agency on how to comply with the RFA.  In FY 2011, Advocacy’s work with the federal agencies provided small businesses with almost $11 billion in foregone regulatory costs.  Prior to his work as Director, Maresca served as the Assistant Chief Counsel and was responsible for reviewing safety regulations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, and various agencies within the Department of Transportation.