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SBA Adjusts Size Standards to Expand Lending & Contracting Opportunities Deadline to comment on interim final rule is Sept. 16, 2019

September 16, 2019

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Action
Interim final rule with request for comments.

Summary
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) is adjusting the monetary-based industry size standards (i.e., receipts- and assets-based) for inflation that has occurred since the last adjustment in 2014. These size standards will be reviewed again as part of the ongoing second 5-year review of size standards, as mandated by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Jobs Act). Also adjusted for inflation are receipts-based size standards that apply to sales or leases of Government property and stockpile purchases.

Dates
Effective Date: This rule is effective August 19, 2019.

Comment Date: Comments must be received on or before September 16, 2019.

Addresses
You may submit comments, identified by RIN 3245-AH17, by any of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov, following the specific instructions for submitting comments; or (2) Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: U.S. Small Business Administration, Khem R. Sharma, Ph.D., Chief, Office of Size Standards, 409 Third Street SW, Mail Code 6530, Washington, DC 20416.

SBA will post all comments to this interim final rule on https://www.regulations.gov. If you wish to submit confidential business information (CBI) as defined in the User Notice at https://www.regulations.gov, you must submit such information to the U.S. Small Business Administration, Khem R. Sharma, Ph.D., Chief, Office of Size Standards, 409 Third Street SW, Mail Code 6530, Washington, DC 20416, or send an email to sizestandards@sba.gov. Highlight the information that you consider to be CBI and explain why you believe SBA should hold this information as confidential. SBA will review your information and determine whether it will make the information public.

Comments can be submitted on this interim final rule by Sept. 16, 2019, at https://www.regulations.gov, identified with the following RIN number: RIN 3245-AH17. Interested parties may also mail comments to Khem R. Sharma, Chief, Office of Size Standards, 409 Third St. SW, Mail Code 6530, Washington, DC 20416. For detailed information on how SBA establishes, reviews, or modifies its size standards, please view the SBA-issued white paper entitled “Size Standards Methodology.” For the latest information about the SBA’s revisions to its small business size standards, please follow its announcements about updating size standards.

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September 16, 2019
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