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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

13 CFR Part 121

RIN 3245-AG47


Small Business Size Standards; Adoption of 2012 North American 
Industry Classification System for Size Standards

AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration.

ACTION: Interim final rule with request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is amending its 
Small Business Size Regulations to incorporate the Office of Management 
and Budget's (OMB) 2012 modifications of the North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS), identified as NAICS 2012, into its table 
of small business size standards. NAICS 2012 has created 76 new 
industry codes and reused 13 NAICS 2007 industry codes with additional 
or modified content. Those 89 new and modified industry codes in NAICS 
2012 impact 199 industry codes in NAICS 2007. The large majority of the 
changes involve renumbering and/or redefining NAICS 2007 codes in NAICS 
2012, without warranting changes to their size standards. Therefore, 
for those industries SBA has transferred the size standards of the 
NAICS 2007 industry to the NAICS 2012 industry. SBA's adoption of NAICS 
2012 will result in changes to small business size standards for 41 
NAICS 2007 industries and one exception. This will also result in 
changes to NAICS industry titles for one Subsector and eight 
industries.

DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective October 1, 2012.
    Comment Date: Comments must be received on or before October 19, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 3245-AG47 by one 
of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov, following the 
instructions for submitting comments; or
    (2) Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Khem R. Sharma, Ph.D., Chief, 
Office of Size Standards, 409 Third Street SW., Mail Code 6530, 
Washington, DC 20416. SBA will not accept comments submitted by email 
to this interim final rule.
    SBA will post all comments to this interim final rule on 
www.regulations.gov. If you wish to submit confidential business 
information (CBI) as defined in the User Notice at 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. Requests to 
redact or remove posted comments cannot be honored and the request to 
redact/remove posted comments will be posted as a comment. See the 
www.regulations.gov help section for information on how to make changes 
to your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Jordan, Office of Size Standards, 
by phone at (202) 205-6618 or by email at sizestandards@sba.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SBA adopted NAICS 1997 industry definitions 
as a basis for its table of small business size standards, replacing 
the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System, effective October 
1, 2000 (65 FR 30836 (May 5, 2000)). Since then, OMB has issued three 
modifications to NAICS. SBA incorporated OMB's first modification, 
NAICS 2002 (66 FR 3825 (January 16, 2001)), into its table of size 
standards, effective October 1, 2002 (67 FR 52597 (August 13, 2002)). 
SBA incorporated the second modification, NAICS 2007 (71 FR 28532 
(March 16, 2006)), into its table of size standards, effective October 
1, 2007 (72 FR 49639 (August 29, 2007)). OMB published its third 
modification, NAICS 2012, in its ``Notice of NAICS 2012 Final 
Decisions'' in the Federal Register on August 17, 2011 (76 FR 51240). 
SBA is adopting the latest modifications into its table of small 
business size standards, as explained below, effective October 1, 2012.
    NAICS 2012 has created 66 new industry codes with new content 
either by splitting or merging some of the industries in NAICS 2007. It 
has also assigned new codes to 10 industries in NAICS 2007 without 
changing their definition and title. NAICS 2012 has reused 13 NAICS 
2007 industry codes (including six with the same industry title) with 
additional or modified definitions. All these changes have impacted 199 
industries under NAICS 2007, of which 179 are in NAICS Sector 31-33, 
Manufacturing. The vast majority of changes among the manufacturing 
industries relate to aggregation of many small, detailed industries in 
NAICS 2007 into fewer industries in NAICS 2012. As a result, the number 
of 6-digit manufacturing codes has decreased from 472 in NAICS 2007 to 
364 in NAICS 2012.
    Complete information on the relationship between NAICS 2007 and 
NAICS 2012 is available on the U.S. Bureau of the Census (Census 
Bureau) Web site at http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/. The Web site 
provides detailed documentation on establishment and implementation of 
NAICS 2012, including the August 17, 2011 ``Notice of NAICS 2012 Final 
Decisions.'' The Census Bureau's Web site also provides concordances 
(i.e., correspondence tables) between SIC and NAICS 1997 and NAICS 
2002, and between subsequent NAICS revisions.

How SBA Determined the Size Standards for NAICS 2012 Industries

    On October 22, 1999, SBA published in the Federal Register (64 FR 
57188) a proposed rule to incorporate NAICS 1997 into its table of 
small business size standards. The proposed rule put forth guidelines 
or rules that SBA applied to convert the size standards from the SIC 
System to NAICS. The guidelines were intended to minimize the impact of 
applying a new industry classification system on SBA's small business 
size standards. SBA received no negative comments to the proposed 
guidelines. SBA published a final rule on May 5, 2000 (corrected on 
September 5, 2000, 65 FR 53533) adopting the resulting table of size 
standards based on NAICS 1997, as proposed. SBA applied and

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adopted the same guidelines when it updated its table of size standards 
based on NAICS 2002 and NAICS 2007. In this interim final rule, SBA is, 
in most part, following the same guidelines in adopting NAICS 2012 for 
its table of size standards. Those guidelines are shown in Table 1, 
Guidelines (Rules) to Establish Size Standards for Industries under 
NAICS 2012, below.
    Table 2, NAICS 2012 Codes Matched to NAICS 2007 Codes and Size 
Standards, matches 2012 NAICS Codes and size standards to the affected 
NAICS 2007 industry codes and parts and their current size standards. 
Table 2 includes only those NAICS 2007 industries or parts that are 
either reclassified into other industries or parts or assigned a new 
code under NAICS 2012.

 Table 1--Guidelines (Rules) To Establish Size Standards for Industries
                            Under NAICS 2012
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                                         The size standard for the NAICS
 If the NAICS 2012 industry is composed    2012 industry code will be:
                  of:
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1. One NAICS 2007 industry or part of    The same size standard as for
 one NAICS 2007 industry.                 the NAICS 2007 industry or
                                          part.
2. Two or more parts of an NAICS 2007
 industry; two or more NAICS 2007
 industries; parts of two or more NAICS
 2007 industries; or one or more NAICS
 2007 industries and part(s) of one or
 more NAICS 2007 industries, and
    2a. they all have the same size      The same size standard as for
     standard.                            the NAICS 2007 industries or
                                          parts.
    2b. they all have the same size      The same size standard as for
     measure (e.g., receipts,             the NAICS 2007 industry or
     employees, etc.) but do not all      part that most closely matches
     have the same size standard.         the economic activity
                                          described by the NAICS 2012
                                          industry, or
                                         The highest size standard among
                                          the NAICS 2007 industries and
                                          part(s) that comprise the
                                          NAICS 2012 industry.
    2c. they have different size         The same size standard as for
     measures (i.e., for example, some    the NAICS 2007 industry or
     are based on receipts and others     part that most closely matches
     on employees) and hence do not all   the economic activity
     have the same size standard.         described by the NAICS 2012
                                          industry, or
                                         The highest size standard among
                                          the NAICS 2007 industries and
                                          part(s) that comprise the
                                          NAICS 2012 industry. To apply
                                          this rule, SBA converts all
                                          size standards to a single
                                          measure (e.g., receipts,
                                          employees, etc.) using the
                                          size measure for the NAICS
                                          2007 industry or part(s) that
                                          most closely match the
                                          economic activity described by
                                          the NAICS 2012 industry or
                                          using the size measure that
                                          applies to most of the NAICS
                                          industries or parts comprising
                                          the NAICS 2012 industry.
3. One or more NAICS 2007 industries     SBA will (a) apply a size
 and/or parts that were categorized       standard measure (e.g., number
 broadly under a particular NAICS         of employees, annual receipts,
 Sector (such as Services, Retail         etc.) that is typical of the
 Trade, Wholesale Trade, or               NAICS Sector; and (b) apply
 Manufacturing) but are categorized       the corresponding ``anchor''
 under different Sectors in NAICS 2012.   size standard. The ``anchor''
[Note: SBA is including this guideline    size standards are $7 million
 to maintain consistency with prior       for Services and Retail Trade
 rules, cited above. However, it does     industries, 500 employees for
 not apply to this interim final rule.].  Manufacturing, and 100
                                          employees for Wholesale Trade
                                          (except for Federal
                                          procurement programs, where
                                          the size standard is 500
                                          employees under the
                                          non[dash]manufacturer rule).
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                                        Table 2--NAICS 2012 Codes Matched to NAICS 2007 Codes and Size Standards
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                                                                                                                                         NAICS 2007
     NAICS 2012 code          NAICS 2012 U.S.      Status       Rule       NAICS 2012 size      NAICS 2007       NAICS 2007 U.S.       (current) size
                              industry title        code     (table 1)        standard             code          industry title           standard
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                                         NAICS 2012
--------------------------                                              ---------------------
                                                  Key to status code:
 
                                     * = Part of 2007 NAICS United States industry
                                            NAICS 2007
                               R = 2007 NAICS Industry code reused with different content
                             (Industry parts in italics indicate that
                                           the industry
                                            N = new NAICS industry for 2012
                                is split to two or more NAICS 2012
                                            industries)
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221114...................  Solar Electric Power          N           1  4 million megawatt          * 221119  Other Electric Power  4 million megawatt
                            Generation.                                  hours (see footnote                   Generation--solar     hours (see footnote
                                                                         1).                                   electric power        1).
                                                                                                               generation.
221115...................  Wind Electric Power           N           1  4 million megawatt          * 221119  Other Electric Power  4 million megawatt
                            Generation.                                  hours (see footnote                   Generation--wind      hours (see footnote
                                                                         1).                                   electric power        1).
                                                                                                               generation.
221116...................  Geothermal Electric           N           1  4 million megawatt          * 221119  Other Electric Power  4 million megawatt
                            Power Generation.                            hours (see footnote                   Generation--geother   hours (see footnote
                                                                         1).                                   mal electric power    1).
                                                                                                               generation.

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221117...................  Biomass Electric              N           1  4 million megawatt          * 221119  Other Electric Power  4 million megawatt
                            Power Generation.                            hours (see footnote                   Generation--biomass   hours (see footnote
                                                                         1).                                   electric power        1).
                                                                                                               generation.
221118...................  Other Electric Power          N           1  4 million megawatt          * 221119  Other Electric Power  4 million megawatt
                            Generation.                                  hours (see footnote                   Generation--except    hours (see footnote
                                                                         1).                                   solar, wind,          1).
                                                                                                               geothermal, and
                                                                                                               biomass electric
                                                                                                               power generation.
238190...................  Other Foundation,             R          2a  $14 million.........        * 238190  Other Foundation,     $14 million.
                            Structure, and                                                                     Structure, and
                            Building Exterior                                                                  Building Exterior
                            Contractors.                                                                       Contractors--except
                                                                                                               building
                                                                                                               fireproofing
                                                                                                               contractors.
238310...................  Drywall and                   R          2a  $14 million.........          238310  Drywall and           $14 million.
                            Insulation                                                                         Insulation
                            Contractors.                                                                       Contractors.
                                                 ..........  .........                              * 238190  Other Foundation,     $14 million.
                                                                                                               Structure, and
                                                                                                               Building Exterior
                                                                                                               Contractors--buildi
                                                                                                               ng fireproofing
                                                                                                               contractors.
                                                 ..........  .........                              * 238330  Flooring              $14 million.
                                                                                                               Contractors--firepr
                                                                                                               oof flooring
                                                                                                               construction
                                                                                                               contractors.
238330...................  Flooring Contractors          R          2a  $14 million.........        * 238330  Flooring              $14 million.
                                                                                                               Contractors--except
                                                                                                               fireproof flooring
                                                                                                               construction
                                                                                                               contractors.
311224...................  Soybean and Other             N          2b  1,000 employees.....          311222  Soybean Processing..  500 employees.
                            Oilseed Processing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                311223  Other Oilseed         1,000 employees.
                                                                                                               Processing.
311314...................  Cane Sugar                    N          2b  750 employees.......          311311  Sugarcane Mills.....  500 employees.
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                311312  Cane Sugar Refining.  750 employees.
311351...................  Chocolate and                 N           1  500 employees.......          311320  Chocolate and         500 employees.
                            Confectionery                                                                      Confectionery
                            Manufacturing from                                                                 Manufacturing from
                            Cacao Beans.                                                                       Cacao Beans.
311352...................  Confectionery                 N           1  500 employees.......          311330  Confectionery         500 employees.
                            Manufacturing from                                                                 Manufacturing from
                            Purchased Chocolate.                                                               Purchased Chocolate.
311710...................  Seafood Product               N          2a  500 employees.......          311711  Seafood Canning.....  500 employees.
                            Preparation and
                            Packaging.
                                                 ..........  .........                                311712  Fresh and Frozen      500 employees.
                                                                                                               Seafood Processing.
311824...................  Dry Pasta, Dough,             N          2a  500 employees.......          311822  Flour Mixes and       500 employees.
                            and Flour Mixes                                                                    Dough Manufacturing
                            Manufacturing from                                                                 from Purchased
                            Purchased Flour.                                                                   Flour.

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                                                 ..........  .........                                311823  Dry Pasta             500 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
312230...................  Tobacco                       N          2b  1,000 employees.....          312210  Tobacco Stemming and  500 employees.
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Redrying.
                                                 ..........  .........                                312221  Cigarette             1,000 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                312229  Other Tobacco         500 employees.
                                                                                                               Product
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
313110...................  Fiber, Yarn, and              N          2a  500 employees.......          313111  Yarn Spinning Mills.  500 employees.
                            Thread Mills.
                                                 ..........  .........                                313112  Yarn Texturizing,     500 employees.
                                                                                                               Throwing, and
                                                                                                               Twisting Mills.
                                                 ..........  .........                                313113  Thread Mills........  500 employees.
313220...................  Narrow Fabric Mills           N          2a  500 employees.......          313221  Narrow Fabric Mills.  500 employees.
                            and Schiffli
                            Machine Embroidery.
                                                 ..........  .........                                313222  Schiffli Machine      500 employees.
                                                                                                               Embroidery.
313240...................  Knit Fabric Mills...          N          2a  500 employees.......          313241  Weft Knit Fabric      500 employees.
                                                                                                               Mills.
                                                 ..........  .........                                313249  Other Knit Fabric     500 employees.
                                                                                                               and Lace Mills.
313310...................  Textile and Fabric            N          2b  1,000 employees.....          313311  Broadwoven Fabric     1,000 employees.
                            Finishing Mills.                                                                   Finishing Mills.
                                                 ..........  .........                                313312  Textile and Fabric    500 employees.
                                                                                                               Finishing (except
                                                                                                               Broadwoven Fabric)
                                                                                                               Mills.
314120...................  Curtain and Linen             N          2a  500 employees.......          314121  Curtain and Drapery   500 employees.
                            Mills.                                                                             Mills.
                                                 ..........  .........                                314129  Other Household       500 employees.
                                                                                                               Textile Product
                                                                                                               Mills.
314910...................  Textile Bag and               N          2a  500 employees.......          314911  Textile Bag Mills...  500 employees.
                            Canvas Mills.
                                                 ..........  .........                                314912  Canvas and Related    500 employees.
                                                                                                               Product Mills.
314994...................  Rope, Cordage,                N          2b  1,000 employees.....          314991  Rope, Cordage, and    500 employees.
                            Twine, Tire Cord,                                                                  Twine Mills.
                            and Tire Fabric
                            Mills.
                                                 ..........  .........                                314992  Tire Cord and Tire    1,000 employees.
                                                                                                               Fabric Mills.
315110...................  Hosiery and Sock              N          2a  500 employees.......          315111  Sheer Hosiery Mills.  500 employees.
                            Mills.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315119  Other Hosiery and     500 employees.
                                                                                                               Sock Mills.
315190...................  Other Apparel                 N          2a  500 employees.......          315191  Outerwear Knitting    500 employees.
                            Knitting Mills.                                                                    Mills.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315192  Underwear and         500 employees.
                                                                                                               Nightwear Knitting
                                                                                                               Mills.
315210...................  Cut and Sew Apparel           N          2a  500 employees.......          315211  Men's and Boys' Cut   500 employees.
                            Contractors.                                                                       and Sew Apparel
                                                                                                               Contractors.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315212  Women's, Girls', and  500 employees.
                                                                                                               Infants' Cut and
                                                                                                               Sew Apparel
                                                                                                               Contractors.

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315220...................  Men's and Boys' Cut           N          2a  500 employees.......          315221  Men's and Boys' Cut   500 employees.
                            and Sew Apparel                                                                    and Sew Underwear
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     and Nightwear
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315222  Men's and Boys' Cut   500 employees.
                                                                                                               and Sew Suit, Coat,
                                                                                                               and Overcoat
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315223  Men's and Boys' Cut   500 employees.
                                                                                                               and Sew Shirt
                                                                                                               (except Work Shirt)
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315224  Men's and Boys' Cut   500 employees.
                                                                                                               and Sew Trouser,
                                                                                                               Slack, and Jean
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315225  Men's and Boys' Cut   500 employees.
                                                                                                               and Sew Work
                                                                                                               Clothing
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315228  Men's and Boys' Cut   500 employees.
                                                                                                               and Sew Other
                                                                                                               Outerwear
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
315240...................  Women's, Girls', and          N          2a  500 employees.......          315231  Women's and Girls'    500 employees.
                            Infants' Cut and                                                                   Cut and Sew
                            Sew Apparel                                                                        Lingerie,
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Loungewear, and
                                                                                                               Nightwear
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315232  Women's and Girls'    500 employees.
                                                                                                               Cut and Sew Blouse
                                                                                                               and Shirt
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315233  Women's and Girls'    500 employees.
                                                                                                               Cut and Sew Dress
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315234  Women's and Girls'    500 employees.
                                                                                                               Cut and Sew Suit,
                                                                                                               Coat, Tailored
                                                                                                               Jacket, and Skirt
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315239  Women's and Girls'    500 employees.
                                                                                                               Cut and Sew Other
                                                                                                               Outerwear
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315291  Infants' Cut and Sew  500 employees.
                                                                                                               Apparel
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
315280...................  Other Cut and Sew             N          2a  500 employees.......          315292  Fur and Leather       500 employees.
                            Apparel                                                                            Apparel
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315299  All Other Cut and     500 employees.
                                                                                                               Sew Apparel
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
315990...................  Apparel Accessories           N          2a  500 employees.......          315991  Hat, Cap, and         500 employees.
                            and Other Apparel                                                                  Millinery
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315992  Glove and Mitten      500 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.

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                                                 ..........  .........                                315993  Men's and Boys'       500 employees.
                                                                                                               Neckwear
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                315999  Other Apparel         500 employees.
                                                                                                               Accessories and
                                                                                                               Other Apparel
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
316210...................  Footwear                      N          2b  1,000 employees.....          316211  Rubber and Plastics   1,000 employees.
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Footwear
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                316212  House Slipper         500 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                316213  Men's Footwear        500 employees.
                                                                                                               (except Athletic)
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                316214  Women's Footwear      500 employees.
                                                                                                               (except Athletic)
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                316219  Other Footwear        500 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
316998...................  All Other Leather             N          2a  500 employees.......          316991  Luggage               500 employees.
                            Good and Allied                                                                    Manufacturing.
                            Product
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                316993  Personal Leather      500 employees.
                                                                                                               Good (except
                                                                                                               Women's Handbag and
                                                                                                               Purse)
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                316999  All Other Leather     500 employees.
                                                                                                               Good and Allied
                                                                                                               Product
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
321999...................  All Other                     R          2a  500 employees.......          321999  All Other             500 employees.
                            Miscellaneous Wood                                                                 Miscellaneous Wood
                            Product                                                                            Product
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                337129  Wood Television,      500 employees.
                                                                                                               Radio, and Sewing
                                                                                                               Machine Cabinet
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
322219...................  Other Paperboard              N          2b  750 employees.......          322213  Setup Paperboard Box  500 employees.
                            Container                                                                          Manufacturing.
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                322214  Fiber Can, Tube,      500 employees
                                                                                                               Drum, and Similar
                                                                                                               Products
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........
322215...................  Nonfolding Sanitary   ..........  .........  750 employees.......
                            Food Container
                            Manufacturing.
322220...................  Paper Bag and Coated          N          2a  500 employees.......          322221  Coated and Laminated  500 employees.
                            and Treated Paper                                                                  Packaging Paper
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                322222  Coated and Laminated  500 employees.
                                                                                                               Paper Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                322223  Coated Paper Bag and  500 employees.
                                                                                                               Pouch Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                322224  Uncoated Paper and    500 employees.
                                                                                                               Multiwall Bag
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.

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                                                 ..........  .........                                322225  Laminated Aluminum    500 employees.
                                                                                                               Foil Manufacturing
                                                                                                               for Flexible
                                                                                                               Packaging Uses.
                                                 ..........  .........                                322226  Surface-Coated        500 employees.
                                                                                                               Paperboard
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
322230...................  Stationery Product            N          2a  500 employees.......          322231  Die-Cut Paper and     500 employees.
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Paperboard Office
                                                                                                               Supplies
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                322232  Envelope              500 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                322233  Stationery, Tablet,   500 employees.
                                                                                                               and Related Product
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
323111...................  Commercial Printing           R          2a  500 employees.......          323111  Commercial Gravure    500 employees.
                            (except Screen and                                                                 Printing.
                            Books).
                                                 ..........  .........                                323110  Commercial            500 employees.
                                                                                                               Lithographic
                                                                                                               Printing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                323112  Commercial            500 employees.
                                                                                                               Flexographic
                                                                                                               Printing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                323114  Quick Printing......  500 employees.
                                                 ..........  .........                                323115  Digital Printing....  500 employees.
                                                 ..........  .........                                323116  Manifold Business     500 employees.
                                                                                                               Forms Printing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                323118  Blankbook, Looseleaf  500 employees.
                                                                                                               Binders, and
                                                                                                               Devices
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                323119  Other Commercial      500 employees.
                                                                                                               Printing.
323120...................  Support Activities            N          2a  500 employees.......          323121  Tradebinding and      500 employees.
                            for Printing.                                                                      Related Work.
                                                 ..........  .........                                323122  Prepress Services...  500 employees.
325130...................  Synthetic Dye and             N          2b  1,000 employees.....          325131  Inorganic Dye and     1,000 employees.
                            Pigment                                                                            Pigment
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                325132  Synthetic Organic     750 employees.
                                                                                                               Dye and Pigment
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
325180...................  Other Basic                   N          2b  1,000 employees.....          325181  Alkalis and Chlorine  1,000 employees.
                            Inorganic Chemical                                                                 Manufacturing.
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                325182  Carbon Black          500 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                325188  All Other Basic       1,000 employees.
                                                                                                               Inorganic Chemical
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
325194...................  Cyclic Crude,                 N          2b  750 employees.......          325191  Gum and Wood          500 employees.
                            Intermediate, and                                                                  Chemical
                            Gum and Wood                                                                       Manufacturing.
                            Chemical
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                325192  Cyclic Crude and      750 employees.
                                                                                                               Intermediate
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
325220...................  Artificial and                N          2a  1,000 employees.....          325221  Cellulosic Organic    1,000 employees.
                            Synthetic Fibers                                                                   Fiber Manufacturing.
                            and Filaments
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                325222  Noncellulosic         1,000 employees.
                                                                                                               Organic Fiber
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.

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326199...................  All Other Plastics            R          2b  750 employees.......          326199  All Other Plastics    500 employees.
                            Product                                                                            Product
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                326192  Resilient Floor       750 employees.
                                                                                                               Covering
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
327110...................  Pottery, Ceramics,            N          2b  750 employees.......          327111  Vitreous China        750 employees.
                            and Plumbing                                                                       Plumbing Fixture
                            Fixture                                                                            and China and
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Earthenware
                                                                                                               Bathroom
                                                                                                               Accessories
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                327112  Vitreous China, Fine  500 employees.
                                                                                                               Earthenware, and
                                                                                                               Other Pottery
                                                                                                               Product
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                327113  Porcelain Electrical  500 employees.
                                                                                                               Supply
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
327120...................  Clay Building                 N          2b  750 employees.......          327121  Brick and Structural  500 employees.
                            Material and                                                                       Clay Tile
                            Refractories                                                                       Manufacturing.
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                327122  Ceramic Wall and      500 employees.
                                                                                                               Floor Tile
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                327123  Other Structural      500 employees.
                                                                                                               Clay Product
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                327124  Clay Refractory       500 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                327125  Nonclay Refractory    750 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
331110...................  Iron and Steel Mills          N          2b  1,000 employees.....          331111  Iron and Steel Mills  1,000 employees.
                            and Ferroalloy
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                331112  Electrometallurgical  750 employees.
                                                                                                               Ferroalloy Product
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
331313...................  Alumina Refining and          N          2a  1,000 employees.....          331311  Alumina Refining....  1,000 employees.
                            Primary Aluminum
                            Production.
                                                 ..........  .........                                331312  Primary Aluminum      1,000 employees.
                                                                                                               Production.
331318...................  Other Aluminum                N          2a  750 employees.......          331316  Aluminum Extruded     750 employees.
                            Rolling, Drawing,                                                                  Product
                            and Extruding.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                331319  Other Aluminum        750 employees.
                                                                                                               Rolling and Drawing.
331410...................  Nonferrous Metal              N          2b  1,000 employees.....          331411  Primary Smelting and  1,000 employees.
                            (except Aluminum)                                                                  Refining of Copper.
                            Smelting and
                            Refining.
                                                 ..........  .........                                331419  Primary Smelting and  750 employees.
                                                                                                               Refining of
                                                                                                               Nonferrous Metal
                                                                                                               (except Copper and
                                                                                                               Aluminum).
331420...................  Copper Rolling,               N          2b  1,000 employees.....          331421  Copper Rolling,       750 employees.
                            Drawing, Extruding,                                                                Drawing, and
                            and Alloying.                                                                      Extruding.

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                                                 ..........  .........                                331422  Copper Wire (except   1,000 employees.
                                                                                                               Mechanical) Drawing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                331423  Secondary Smelting,   750 employees.
                                                                                                               Refining, and
                                                                                                               Alloying of Copper.
331523...................  Nonferrous Metal Die-         N          2a  500 employees.......          331521  Aluminum Die-Casting  500 employees.
                            Casting Foundries.                                                                 Foundries.
                                                 ..........  .........                                331522  Nonferrous (except    500 employees.
                                                                                                               Aluminum) Die-
                                                                                                               Casting Foundries.
331529...................  Other Nonferrous              N          2a  500 employees.......          331525  Copper Foundries      500 employees.
                            Metal Foundries                                                                    (except Die-
                            (except Die-                                                                       Casting).
                            Casting).
                                                 ..........  .........                                331528  Other Nonferrous      500 employees.
                                                                                                               Foundries (except
                                                                                                               Die-Casting).
332119...................  Metal Crown,                  N          2a  500 employees.......          332115  Crown and Closure     500 employees.
                            Closure, and Other                                                                 Manufacturing.
                            Metal Stamping
                            (except Automotive).
                                                 ..........  .........                                332116  Metal Stamping......  500 employees.
332215...................  Metal Kitchen                 N          2a  500 employees.......          332211  Cutlery and Flatware  500 employees.
                            Cookware, Utensil,                                                                 (except Precious)
                            Cutlery, and                                                                       Manufacturing.
                            Flatware (except
                            Precious)
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                332214  Kitchen Utensil,      500 employees.
                                                                                                               Pot, and Pan
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
332216...................  Saw Blade and                 N          2a  500 employees.......          332212  Hand and Edge Tool    500 employees.
                            Handtool                                                                           Manufacturing.
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                332213  Saw Blade and         500 employees.
                                                                                                               Handsaw
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
332613...................  Spring Manufacturing          N          2a  500 employees.......          332611  Spring (Heavy Gauge)  500 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                332612  Spring (Light Gauge)  500 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
332994...................  Small Arms,                   R          2b  1,000 employees.....          332994  Small Arms            1,000 employees.
                            Ordnance, and                                                                      Manufacturing.
                            Ordnance
                            Accessories
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                332995  Other Ordnance and    500 employees.
                                                                                                               Accessories
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
332999...................  All Other                     R          2b  750 employees.......          332997  Industrial Pattern    500 employees.
                            Miscellaneous                                                                      Manufacturing.
                            Fabricated Metal
                            Product
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                332998  Enameled Iron and     750 employees.
                                                                                                               Metal Sanitary Ware
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.

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                                                 ..........  .........                                332999  All Other             500 employees.
                                                                                                               Miscellaneous
                                                                                                               Fabricated Metal
                                                                                                               Product
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
333241...................  Food Product                  N           1  500 employees.......          333294  Food Product          500 employees.
                            Machinery                                                                          Machinery
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
333242...................  Semiconductor                 N           1  500 employees.......          333295  Semiconductor         500 employees.
                            Machinery                                                                          Machinery
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
333243...................  Sawmill,                      N          2a  500 employees.......          333210  Sawmill and           500 employees.
                            Woodworking, and                                                                   Woodworking
                            Paper Machinery                                                                    Machinery
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                333291  Paper Industry        500 employees.
                                                                                                               Machinery
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
333244...................  Printing Machinery            N           1  500 employees.......          333293  Printing Machinery    500 employees.
                            and Equipment                                                                      and Equipment
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
333249...................  Other Industrial              N          2a  500 employees.......          333220  Plastics and Rubber   500 employees.
                            Machinery                                                                          Industry Machinery
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                333292  Textile Machinery     500 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                333298  All Other Industrial  500 employees.
                                                                                                               Machinery
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
333316...................  Photographic and              N          2b  1,000 employees.....          333315  Photographic and      500 employees.
                            Photocopying                                                                       Photocopying
                            Equipment                                                                          Equipment
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                               *334119  Other Computer        1,000 employees.
                                                                                                               Peripheral
                                                                                                               Equipment
                                                                                                               Manufacturing--digi
                                                                                                               tal camera
                                                                                                               manufacturing.
333318...................  Other Commercial and          N          2b  1,000 employees.....          333311  Automatic Vending     500 employees.
                            Service Industry                                                                   Machine
                            Machinery                                                                          Manufacturing.
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                333312  Commercial Laundry,   500 employees.
                                                                                                               Drycleaning, and
                                                                                                               Pressing Machine
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                333313  Office Machinery      1,000 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                333319  Other Commercial and  500 employees.
                                                                                                               Service Industry
                                                                                                               Machinery
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
333413...................  Industrial and                N          2a  500 employees.......          333411  Air Purification      500 employees.
                            Commercial Fan and                                                                 Equipment
                            Blower and Air                                                                     Manufacturing.
                            Purification
                            Equipment
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                333412  Industrial and        500 employees.
                                                                                                               Commercial Fan and
                                                                                                               Blower
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.

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333517...................  Machine Tool                  N          2a  500 employees.......          333512  Machine Tool (Metal   500 employees.
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Cutting Types)
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                333513  Machine Tool (Metal   500 employees.
                                                                                                               Forming Types)
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
333519...................  Rolling Mill and              N          2a  500 employees.......          333516  Rolling Mill          500 employees.
                            Other Metalworking                                                                 Machinery and
                            Machinery                                                                          Equipment
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                333518  Other Metalworking    500 employees.
                                                                                                               Machinery
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
334118...................  Computer Terminal             N          2a  1,000 employees.....          334113  Computer Terminal     1,000 employees.
                            and Other Computer                                                                 Manufacturing.
                            Peripheral
                            Equipment
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                               *334119  Other Computer        1,000 employees.
                                                                                                               Peripheral
                                                                                                               Equipment
                                                                                                               Manufacturing--exce
                                                                                                               pt digital camera
                                                                                                               manufacturing.
334416...................  Capacitor, Resistor,          R          2a  500 employees.......          334416  Electronic Coil,      500 employees.
                            Coil, Transformer,                                                                 Transformer, and
                            and Other Inductor                                                                 Other Inductor
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                334414  Electronic Capacitor  500 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                334415  Electronic Resistor   500 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
334419...................  Other Electronic              R          2a  750 employees.......          334419  Other Electronic      500 employees.
                            Component                                                                          Component
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                334411  Electron Tube         750 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
334519...................  Other Measuring and           R          2a  500 employees.......          334519  Other Measuring and   500 employees.
                            Controlling Device                                                                 Controlling Device
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                334518  Watch, Clock, and     500 employees.
                                                                                                               Part Manufacturing.
334614...................  Software and Other            N          2b  750 employees.......          334611  Software Reproducing  500 employees.
                            Prerecorded Compact
                            Disc, Tape, and
                            Record Reproducing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                334612  Prerecorded Compact   750 employees.
                                                                                                               Disc (except
                                                                                                               Software), Tape,
                                                                                                               and Record
                                                                                                               Reproducing.
335210...................  Small Electrical              N          2a  750 employees.......          335211  Electric Housewares   750 employees.
                            Appliance                                                                          and Household Fan
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.

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                                                 ..........  .........                                335212  Household Vacuum      750 employees.
                                                                                                               Cleaner
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
336310...................  Motor Vehicle                 N          2b  750 employees.......          336311  Carburetor, Piston,   500 employees.
                            Gasoline Engine and                                                                Piston Ring, and
                            Engine Parts                                                                       Valve Manufacturing.
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                336312  Gasoline Engine and   750 employees.
                                                                                                               Engine Parts
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
336320...................  Motor Vehicle                 N          2b  750 employees.......          336321  Vehicular Lighting    500 employees.
                            Electrical and                                                                     Equipment
                            Electronic                                                                         Manufacturing.
                            Equipment
                            Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                336322  Other Motor Vehicle   750 employees.
                                                                                                               Electrical and
                                                                                                               Electronic
                                                                                                               Equipment
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
336390...................  Other Motor Vehicle           N          2a  750 employees.......          336391  Motor Vehicle Air-    750 employees.
                            Parts Manufacturing.                                                               Conditioning
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                336399  All Other Motor       750 employees.
                                                                                                               Vehicle Parts
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
339910...................  Jewelry and                   N          2a  500 employees.......          339911  Jewelry (except       500 employees.
                            Silverware                                                                         Costume)
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                339912  Silverware and        500 employees.
                                                                                                               Hollowware
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                339913  Jewelers' Material    500 employees.
                                                                                                               and Lapidary Work
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                339914  Costume Jewelry and   500 employees.
                                                                                                               Novelty
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
339930...................  Doll, Toy, and Game           N          2a  500 employees.......          339931  Doll and Stuffed Toy  500 employees.
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                339932  Game, Toy, and        500 employees.
                                                                                                               Children's Vehicle
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
339940...................  Office Supplies               N          2a  500 employees.......          339941  Pen and Mechanical    500 employees.
                            (except Paper)                                                                     Pencil
                            Manufacturing.                                                                     Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                339942  Lead Pencil and Art   500 employees.
                                                                                                               Good Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                339943  Marking Device        500 employees.
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
                                                 ..........  .........                                339944  Carbon Paper and      500 employees.
                                                                                                               Inked Ribbon
                                                                                                               Manufacturing.
423620...................  Household                     R          2a  100 employees.......        * 423620  Electrical and        100 employees.
                            Appliances,                                                                        Electronic
                            Electric                                                                           Appliance,
                            Housewares, and                                                                    Television, and
                            Consumer                                                                           Radio Set Merchant
                            Electronics                                                                        Wholesalers--except
                            Merchant                                                                           electric water
                            Wholesalers.                                                                       heaters.

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                                                 ..........  .........                              * 423720  Plumbing and Heating  100 employees.
                                                                                                               Equipment and
                                                                                                               Supplies
                                                                                                               (Hydronics)
                                                                                                               Merchant
                                                                                                               Wholesalers--gas
                                                                                                               household
                                                                                                               appliances (except
                                                                                                               gas water heaters).
423720...................  Plumbing and Heating          R          2a  100 employees.......        * 423720  Plumbing and Heating  100 employees.
                            Equipment and                                                                      Equipment and
                            Supplies                                                                           Supplies
                            (Hydronics)                                                                        (Hydronics)
                            Merchant                                                                           Merchant
                            Wholesalers.                                                                       Wholesalers--except
                                                                                                               gas household
                                                                                                               appliances (except
                                                                                                               gas water heaters).
                                                 ..........  .........                              * 423620  Electrical and        100 employees.
                                                                                                               Electronic
                                                                                                               Appliance,
                                                                                                               Television, and
                                                                                                               Radio Set Merchant
                                                                                                               Wholesalers--electr
                                                                                                               ic water heaters.
441228...................  Motorcycle, ATV, and          N          2b  $30 million.........          441221  Motorcycle, ATV, and  $30 million.
                            All Other Motor                                                                    Personal Watercraft
                            Vehicle Dealers.                                                                   Dealers.
                                                 ..........  .........                                441229  All Other Motor       $7 million.
                                                                                                               Vehicle Dealers.
                                                 ..........  .........                           (exception)  Including, Aircraft   $25.5 million.
                                                                                                               Dealers, Retail
                                                                                                               (exception to NAICS
                                                                                                               441229 in table of
                                                                                                               size standards).
443141...................  Household Appliance           N           1  $10 million.........          443111  Household Appliance   $10 million
                            Stores.                                                                            Stores.
443142...................  Electronics Stores..          N          2b  $30 million.........          443112  Radio, Television,    $25.5 million.
                                                                                                               and Other
                                                                                                               Electronics Stores.
                                                 ..........  .........                                443120  Computer and          $25.5 million.
                                                                                                               Software Stores.
                                                 ..........  .........                                443130  Camera and            $19 million.
                                                                                                               Photographic
                                                                                                               Supplies Stores.
                                                 ..........  .........                                451220  Prerecorded Tape,     $30 million.
                                                                                                               Compact Disc, and
                                                                                                               Record Stores.
454310...................  Fuel Dealers........          N          2c  50 employees........          454311  Heating Oil Dealers.  50 employees.
                                                 ..........  .........                                454312  Liquefied Petroleum   50 employees.
                                                                                                               Gas (Bottled Gas)
                                                                                                               Dealers.
                                                 ..........  .........                                454319  Other Fuel Dealers..  $7 million.
722511...................  Full-Service                  N           1  $7 million..........          722110  Full-Service          $7 million.
                            Restaurants.                                                                       Restaurants.
722513...................  Limited-Service               N           1  $10 million.........          722211  Limited-Service       $10 million.
                            Restaurants.                                                                       Restaurants.
722514...................  Cafeterias, Grill             N           1  $25.5 million.......          722212  Cafeterias, Grill     $25.5 million.
                            Buffets, and                                                                       Buffets, and
                            Buffets.                                                                           Buffets.

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722515...................  Snack and                     N           1  $7 million..........          722213  Snack and             $7 million.
                            Nonalcoholic                                                                       Nonalcoholic
                            Beverage Bars.                                                                     Beverage Bars.
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Changes in Size Standards Resulting From SBA's Adoption of NAICS 2012

    As shown above in Table 2, NAICS 2012 Codes Matched to NAICS 2007 
Codes and Size Standards, most of the size standards for the affected 
NAICS 2007 industries are not impacted and therefore remain unchanged 
under NAICS 2012. The vast majority of the changes consist of revised 
industry titles or the reclassification of one or more NAICS 2007 
industries or parts into other industries or parts in NAICS 2012 
without impacting their size standards.
    As shown in Table 2, the adoption of the NAICS 2012 modification 
leads to a revision to the current size standard for 42 NAICS 2007 
industries or parts. SBA applied the guidelines in Table 1 to update 
the size standards for industries in NAICS 2007 to NAICS 2012. This 
resulted in increases to the size standard for 40 NAICS 2007 industries 
(including 36 in Manufacturing) and one exception, and a change to the 
size standard from average annual receipts to number of employees for 
one industry. Specifically, the $25.5 million size standard for 
Aircraft Dealers, an exception under NAICS (2007) 441229, All Other 
Motor Vehicle Dealers, is no longer necessary. NAICS (2012) 441228, 
Motorcycle, ATV, and All Other Motor Vehicle Dealers, includes aircraft 
dealers, for which SBA is adopting a $30 million size standard. In 
addition, the small business size standards for both NAICS (2007) 
454311, Heating Oil Dealers, and NAICS (2007) 454312, Liquefied 
Petroleum Gas (Bottled Gas) Dealers, are 50 employees. However, the 
size standard for NAICS (2007) 454319, Other Fuel Dealers, is $7 
million. Under NAICS 2012, a single NAICS industry, namely 454310, Fuel 
Dealers, includes all three activities, and 50 employees is therefore 
the appropriate size standard. In all cases, the adopted size standards 
were based on the correspondence between NAICS 2007 and NAICS 2012 
industry definitions.

Changes in Industry Titles Resulting From SBA's Adoption of NAICS 2012

    In addition to changing industry definitions and codes, NAICS 2012 
has adopted several NAICS industry title changes to more clearly 
describe the existing content of industries. These title changes do not 
change the content or NAICS code of industries, but rather refine how 
they are described. The title changes affecting the NAICS industry 
titles in SBA's table of size standards are shown in Table 3, Industry 
Title Changes in NAICS 2012. Because the title changes do not alter 
NAICS industry codes or definitions, size standards are not affected. 
SBA adopts NAICS 2012 industry titles for its table of size standards.

                  Table 3--Title Changes in NAICS 2012
------------------------------------------------------------------------
             NAICS                NAICS 2012 Title     NAICS 2007 Title
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Subsector 112.................  Animal Production    Animal Production.
                                 and Aquaculture.
236115........................  New Single-family    New Single-family
                                 Housing              Housing
                                 Construction         Construction
                                 (Except For-Sale     (Except Operative
                                 Builders).           Builders).
236116........................  New Multifamily      New Multifamily
                                 Housing              Housing
                                 Construction         Construction
                                 (except For-Sale     (except Operative
                                 Builders).           Builders).
236117........................  New Housing For-     New Housing
                                 Sale Builders.       Operative
                                                      Builders.
334613........................  Blank Magnetic and   Magnetic and
                                 Optical Recording    Optical Recording
                                 Media                Media
                                 Manufacturing.       Manufacturing.
541850........................  Outdoor Advertising  Display
                                                      Advertising.
623110........................  Nursing Care         Nursing Care
                                 Facilities           Facilities.
                                 (Skilled Nursing
                                 Facilities).
623210........................  Residential          Residential Mental
                                 Intellectual and     Retardation
                                 Developmental        Facilities.
                                 Disability
                                 Facilities.
623312........................  Assisted Living      Homes for the
                                 Facilities for the   Elderly.
                                 Elderly.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Other Considerations: Factoryless Goods Producers

    Under NAICS 2012 ``Factoryless Goods Producers'' (FGPs) are defined 
as manufacturers that outsource manufacturing transformation activities 
(i.e., the actual physical, chemical or mechanical transformation of 
inputs into new outputs) to specialized establishments, both foreign 
and domestic. See 76 FR 51240 (August 17, 2011). An FGP also undertakes 
all of the entrepreneurial steps and arranges for all required capital, 
labor, and material inputs required for outsourced companies to make a 
good. The Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC) studied the 
issue of how to categorize FGPs in NAICS and provided guidance for 
consistent classification of manufacturing outsourcing establishments 
across various Federal statistical programs. The ECPC recommended 
classification of establishments that bear the overall responsibility 
and risk for bringing together all processes necessary for the 
production of a good in the manufacturing sector, even if the actual 
transformation is 100 percent outsourced. The ECPC's full 
recommendation is available at http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/ECPC_Recommendation_for_Classification_of_Outsourcing_1.pdf. OMB 
accepted the ECPC's recommendation that FGPs be classified in 
manufacturing, and therefore be included for statistical purposes in 
manufacturing under NAICS 2012.
    Although this classification of FGPs changes the traditional 
definition of manufacturing for statistical purposes, SBA's current 
regulations for Federal government procurement will continue

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to apply. In other words, the NAICS 2012 definition of manufacturing 
includes FGPs, but it does not affect eligibility for Federal 
procurement programs when a concern must be small to receive available 
benefits and preferences as a small business. Specifically, the Small 
Business Act and SBA's regulations generally require that an offeror on 
a supply contract set aside for small businesses, including 8(a), small 
businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones 
(HUBZones), service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) 
and woman-owned small businesses (WOSB), provide the product of a small 
business made in the United States. Generally, a manufacturer must 
perform work for at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing the 
supplies, not including the cost of materials. 15 U.S.C. 
637(a)(14)(A)(ii), 644(o)(1)(B), and 13 CFR 125.6. For size purposes, 
there can be only one manufacturer of the end item being acquired. The 
manufacturer is the concern which, with its own facilities, performs 
the primary activities in transforming inorganic or organic substances, 
including the assembly of parts and components, into the end item being 
acquired. The end item must possess characteristics which, as a result 
of mechanical, chemical or human action, it did not possess before the 
original substances, parts or components were assembled or transformed. 
The end item may be finished and ready for utilization or consumption, 
or it may be semi-finished as a raw material to be used in further 
manufacturing. Firms that perform only minimal operations upon the item 
being procured do not qualify as manufacturers of the end item. In 
addition, firms that add substances, parts, or components to an 
existing end item to modify its performance will not be considered the 
end item manufacturer where those identical modifications can be 
performed by and are available from the manufacturer of the existing 
end item. 13 CFR 121.406(b)(2). Accordingly, FGPs that do not comply 
with these requirements will not qualify as small for Federal 
procurement programs. However, none of these requirements precludes an 
FGP from qualifying as a nonmanufacturer when it meets the requirements 
of 13 CFR 121.406. Under this regulatory provision, for a small 
business set aside supply contract (including 8(a), SDVO and WOSB, but 
not HUBZone), SBA can waive the requirement that an offeror supply the 
product of a small business made in the United States if no small 
business manufacturers exist.

Alternatives to Adopting NAICS 2012 That SBA Considered

    SBA considered retaining the NAICS 2007 industry codes as the basis 
for small business size standards. That would, however, lead to 
inconsistency among Federal agencies that adopt NAICS 2012 for their 
statistical and other programs. OMB stated in its August 17, 2011 
``Notice of NAICS 2012 Final decisions'' that ``Federal statistical 
establishment data published for reference years beginning on or after 
January 1, 2012, should be published using the 2012 NAICS United States 
codes.'' SBA is not a statistical agency, but uses the establishment 
data collected from other Federal agencies, such as the Economic Census 
data from the Bureau of the Census for its size standards analysis. If 
SBA does not adopt NAICS 2012, it will not be able to analyze and 
evaluate small business size standards adequately and accurately 
because the forthcoming Economic Census data based on NAICS 2012 
industries will not be compatible with NAICS 2007 industries. Without 
useful data, SBA cannot properly evaluate industry structure and its 
effect on small business size standards.

Request for Comments

    SBA welcomes the public to comment on this interim final rule. If 
SBA adopts NAICS 2012 for its table of size standards either as 
outlined in this rule or with modifications, it will publish a final 
rule. The final rule will address any comments received and explain the 
basis for the Agency's final decision. If SBA receives substantive 
comments supporting size standards that it has not adopted in this 
interim final rule, and if SBA agrees with those comments, SBA will 
modify the size standards in its final rule accordingly.

Justification for Interim Final Rule

    In general, SBA publishes a rule for public comment before issuing 
a final rule in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) 
and SBA regulations. 5 U.S.C. 553 and 13 CFR 101.108, respectively. The 
APA provides an exception to this standard rulemaking process, where an 
agency finds good cause to adopt a rule without prior public 
participation. 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). The good cause requirement is 
satisfied when prior public participation is impracticable, 
unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. Under such 
circumstances, an agency may publish an interim final rule without 
soliciting public comment.
    To reiterate, the changes adopted in this interim rule reflect the 
NAICS 2012 modifications issued by OMB in August 2011. The NAICS 2012 
modifications were adopted after careful consideration of the public 
comments OMB received in response to two Federal Register notices 
(published on 1/7/2009 and 5/12/2010) detailing the proposed 
modifications. It is neither necessary nor in the public's interest to 
revisit the modifications in this rule, after such an extensive comment 
process. In addition, as discussed further below, in compliance with 
OMB's direction, this rule necessarily takes effect on October 1, 2012. 
It would therefore be impractical to solicit public participation prior 
to implementing the changes outlined in this rule. We note that this 
rule does provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the 
changes. Accordingly, SBA finds that good cause exists to publish this 
as an interim final rule.

Justification for the October 1, 2012 Effective Date

    SBA's small business size standards matched to NAICS 2012 will be 
effective on October 1, 2012, and will apply to all solicitations 
issued on or after that date, for the following reasons:
    1. OMB stated in its August 17, 2011 ``Notice of NAICS 2012 Final 
decisions'' that ``Federal statistical establishment data published for 
reference years beginning on or after January 1, 2012, should be 
published using the NAICS 2012 United States codes.'' SBA is not a 
statistical agency, but it uses the establishment data collected from 
other Federal agencies, such as the Economic Census data from the U.S. 
Bureau of the Census for its size standards analysis. Similarly, other 
Federal program databases, such as the Federal Procurement Data 
System--Next Generation (FPDS-NG) and Central Contractor Registration 
(CCR), are based on NAICS codes from SBA's table of size standards, 
which is currently based on NAICS 2007. If SBA does not adopt NAICS 
2012 for its table of size standards, it will result in inconsistency 
among various Federal databases. October 1, 2012 is the start of the 
new Federal Government fiscal year following OMB's adoption of NAICS 
2012 effective January 1, 2012, and is consistent with SBA's adoption 
of previous NAICS revisions effective at the start of the next fiscal 
year after the OMB's effective date.
    2. With the updated size standards based on NAICS 2012, Federal 
agencies that use NAICS and SBA's size standards could collect data on 
their small business programs using the latest

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NAICS industry definitions. Such data will be comparable and consistent 
with future Federal statistics that will be based on NAICS 2012 
industry codes. Using comparable data enhances the credibility of 
program and industry analyses.
    3. With the October 1, 2012 effective date, Federal agencies that 
use NAICS and SBA's small business size standards for their programs 
will have sufficient time to plan and implement the updated size 
standards, and assess its impact on their programs.
    4. To establish, review, and revise, where necessary, small 
business size standards, SBA uses a special tabulation of industry data 
that the Agency obtains from the Census Bureau based on its 
quinquennial Economic Census of U.S. industries and businesses. The 
next tabulation that SBA will obtain from the Census Bureau will be 
based on the 2012 Economic Census. Because the 2012 Economic Census and 
special tabulation will be based on NAICS 2012 industry definitions, 
SBA needs to use NAICS 2012 as the basis for its table of small 
business size standards.
    5. For the above reasons, it is important that SBA update its size 
standards to NAICS 2012 prior to the beginning of the next fiscal year. 
Issuing a proposed rule under the normal rulemaking making process 
would take considerably more time to implement this action.

Compliance With Executive Orders 12866, 13563, 12988, and 13132, the 
Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C., Ch. 35) and the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612)

Executive Order 12866

    OMB has determined that this interim final rule is not a 
``significant regulatory action'' for purposes of Executive Order 
12866. This interim final rule incorporates the latest revisions of the 
NAICS, which SBA uses to identify industries in the United States 
economy for purposes of establishing small business size standards. As 
discussed in the Supplementary Information above, the size standard of 
some activities would change because of the NAICS revisions. However, 
all businesses currently defined as small under the NAICS 2002 
industries will continue to be small under the NAICS 2012 industries, 
as indicated. The interim final rule also affects Federal Government 
programs that provide a benefit for small businesses. SBA welcomes 
comments describing the impact on small businesses of the size standard 
changes resulting from this rule. In order to help explain the need of 
this rule and the rule's potential benefits and costs, SBA is providing 
a Cost Benefit Analysis in this section of the rule. This is also not a 
``major rule'' under the Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 800.

Cost Benefit Analysis

1. Is there a need for the regulatory action?
    SBA believes that revising its small business size standards based 
on NAICS 2012 is in the best interests of small businesses. SBA's 
mission is to aid and assist small businesses through a variety of 
financial, procurement, business development, and advocacy programs. To 
assist the intended beneficiaries of these programs effectively, SBA 
establishes distinct definitions to determine which businesses are 
deemed small businesses. NAICS 2012 provides the latest industry 
definitions. The Small Business Act (The Act) delegates to SBA's 
Administrator the responsibility for establishing definitions for small 
business. The Act also requires that small business definitions vary to 
reflect industry differences. 15 USC 632(a). By analyzing and reviewing 
size standards based on the latest and most comprehensive NAICS 
definitions, SBA can more accurately and appropriately fulfill its 
mandate. If SBA does not use the latest industry definitions, size 
standards would not accurately reflect differences among industries. In 
addition, the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Jobs Act) requires the 
Administrator to review one-third of all size standards within each 18-
month period from the date of its enactment and to review all size 
standards at least every five years thereafter. For this, SBA needs 
data based on the latest NAICS industry definitions available. In this 
interim final rule, SBA mostly followed the same guidelines that the 
Agency used for adopting prior NAICS industry modifications, as spelled 
out under the supplemental information section, above. Size standards 
based on NAICS 2012 industry definitions and corresponding data will be 
more accurate and serve SBA's mission more effectively.
2. What are the potential benefits and costs of this regulatory action?
    As stated previously, the vast majority of the changes from NAICS 
2007 to NAICS 2012 consist of revision to industry titles or 
reclassification of one or more NAICS 2007 industries or parts into 
other industries or parts in NAICS 2012 without impacting their size 
standards. The adoption of NAICS 2012 has resulted in increases to size 
standards for 40 NAICS 2007 industries and one sub-industry 
(``exception'') and the change of size standard from average annual 
receipts to number of employees for one industry. The most significant 
benefit to businesses as a result of these changes is gaining 
eligibility for Federal small business assistance programs, including 
SBA's financial assistance programs, economic injury disaster loans, 
and Federal procurement opportunities intended for small businesses. 
Federal small business programs provide targeted opportunities for 
small businesses under SBA's various business development and 
contracting programs. These include the 8(a) Business Development 
program and programs benefiting small businesses located in HUBZones, 
WOSBs, and SDVOSBs. Other Federal agencies also may use SBA's size 
standards for a variety of regulatory and program purposes. These 
programs help small businesses become more knowledgeable, stable, and 
competitive. Some businesses that exceed current size standards will 
become small under the higher size standards resulting from the 
adoption of NAICS 2012. However, SBA cannot estimate with precision the 
number of businesses that become small because there are no data based 
on NAICS 2012 industry definitions. Based on the 2007 Economic Census 
data for the affected NAICS 2007 industries, SBA estimates that 
approximately 300 additional businesses would gain small business 
status under the revised size standards. That represents a 0.9 percent 
increase to the number of small businesses in the affected industries.
    The benefits of adopting NAICS 2012 and the resulting revisions to 
size standards will accrue to three groups in the following ways: (1) 
Some businesses that are above their current size standards may gain 
small business status, thereby becoming eligible to participate in 
Federal small business assistance programs; (2) growing small 
businesses that are close to exceeding the current size standards for 
their NAICS 2007 industry may retain their small business status under 
NAICS 2012, and can continue participating in the programs; and (3) 
Federal agencies will have a larger pool of small businesses from which 
to draw for their small business procurement programs because they will 
be able to define more accurately the principal purposes of their 
procurements under NAICS 2012, as required by 12 CFR 121.402(b).
    Additional firms gaining small business status under NAICS 2012 may 
receive more Federal contracts, but their number and value cannot be 
estimated

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because of lack of procurement data based on NAICS 2012. Added 
procurement competition may also result in lower prices to the 
Government for procurements reserved for small businesses, although SBA 
cannot quantify this benefit.
    Under SBA's 7(a) Loan and 504 Loan Programs, SBA will be able to 
guarantee more loans, although, in this case too, the number and amount 
cannot be estimated accurately. Based on data for fiscal years 2008 to 
2010, SBA estimates that about 2 to 5 additional loans, totaling about 
$1.0 million to $1.3 million in Federal loan guarantees could be made 
to these newly defined small businesses under the revised size 
standards. Under the Jobs Act, SBA can now guarantee substantially 
larger loans than in the past. In addition, the Jobs Act established an 
alternative size standard for SBA's 7(a) and 504 Loan Programs for 
those applicants that do not meet the size standards for their 
industries. That is, under the Jobs Act, if a firm applies for a 7(a) 
or 504 loan but does not meet the size standard for its industry, it 
might still qualify if, including its affiliates, it has a tangible net 
worth that does not exceed $15 million and also has an average net 
income after Federal income taxes (excluding any carry-over losses) for 
its preceding two completed fiscal years that does not exceed $5.0 
million. Thus, increasing the size standards may result in an increase 
in small business guaranteed loans to small businesses in these 
industries, but it would be impractical to try to estimate the extent 
of their number and the total amount loaned.
    Newly defined small businesses will also benefit from SBA's 
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. Since this program is 
contingent on the occurrence and severity of a disaster, SBA cannot 
make a meaningful estimate of future EIDL benefit.
    To the extent that newly defined small firms under NAICS 2012 could 
become active in Federal procurement programs, this may entail some 
additional administrative costs to the Federal Government associated 
with additional bidders for Federal small business procurement 
opportunities. More firms may seek SBA's guaranteed loans. More will be 
eligible to enroll in the CCR Dynamic Small Business Search database. 
Since more firms will qualify as small, more may also seek 
certification as 8(a) or HUBZone firms, or qualify as WOSB, SDVOSB, 
and/or small disadvantaged business (SDB) status. However, it is 
important to point out that most business entities that are already 
registered in CCR will not be required to update their CCR profiles. 
However, it will be incumbent on registrants to review their profiles 
to ensure that they have correct NAICS codes. CCR requires that 
registered companies update review and update their profiles annually, 
and therefore, businesses will need to pay particular attention to the 
changes to determine if they might affect them. They will also have to 
verify and update, if necessary, their Online Representations and 
Certification (ORCA) certifications. Among businesses in this group 
seeking SBA assistance, there could be some additional costs associated 
with compliance and verification of small business status and protests 
of small business status. These added costs are likely to be minimal 
because mechanisms are already in place to handle these administrative 
requirements.
    The costs to the Federal Government may be higher on some Federal 
contracts under the higher revised size standards under NAICS 2012. 
With more businesses defined as small, Federal agencies might choose to 
set aside more contracts for competition among small businesses rather 
than use full and open competition. The movement from unrestricted to 
set-aside contracting will likely result in competition among fewer 
total bidders, although there will be more small businesses in the 
bidding pool eligible to submit offers. In addition, higher costs may 
result when additional full and open contracts are awarded to HUBZone 
businesses because of a price evaluation preference. The additional 
costs associated with fewer bidders, however, will likely be minor 
since, as a matter of law, procurements may be set aside for small 
businesses or reserved for the 8(a), HUBZone, WOSB, or SDVOSB Programs 
only if awards are expected to be made at fair and reasonable prices.
    The revised size standards may have some distributional effects 
among large and small businesses. Although SBA cannot estimate with 
certainty the actual outcome of gains and losses among small and large 
businesses, there are several likely impacts. There may be a transfer 
of some Federal contracts from large businesses to small businesses. 
Large businesses may have fewer Federal contract opportunities as 
Federal agencies decide to set aside more Federal contracts for small 
businesses. In addition, some agencies may award more Federal contracts 
to HUBZone concerns instead of large businesses since HUBZone concerns 
may be eligible for price evaluation adjustments when they compete on 
full and open bidding opportunities. Similarly, currently defined small 
businesses may receive fewer Federal contracts due to the increased 
competition from more businesses defined as small under NAICS 2012. 
This transfer may be offset by more Federal procurements set aside for 
all small businesses. The number of newly defined and expanding small 
businesses that are willing and able to sell to the Federal Government 
will limit the potential transfer of contracts away from large and 
small businesses under the existing size standards. The SBA cannot 
estimate with precision the potential distributional impacts of these 
transfers.
    SBA's adopting NAICS 2012 and revising its size standards 
accordingly is consistent with SBA's statutory mandate to assist small 
business. This regulatory action promotes the Administration's 
objectives. One of SBA's goals in support of the Administration's 
objectives is to help individual small businesses succeed through fair 
and equitable access to capital and credit, Government contracts, and 
management and technical assistance. Appropriate size standards ensure 
that intended beneficiaries have access to small business programs 
designed to assist them. The Small Business Act states that ``the 
Administrator shall ensure that the size standard varies from industry 
to industry to the extent necessary to reflect the differing 
characteristics of the various industries.'' 15 U.S.C. 632(a)(3). To do 
that, SBA should use the most current and relevant industry 
definitions. NAICS 2012 provides the most current and relevant industry 
definitions.

Executive Order 13563

    A description of the need for this regulatory action and benefits 
and costs associated with this action including possible distributions 
impacts that relate to Executive Order 13563 are included above in the 
Cost Benefit Analysis.
    To engage interested parties in this action, SBA has advised 
Federal agencies that it intends to adopt NAICS 2012 effective October 
1, 2012, consistent with other size standard updates based on prior 
NAICS updates. SBA also has advised Federal agencies to continue using 
NAICS 2007 until SBA updates its size standards to NAICS 2012.

Executive Order 12988

    This action meets applicable standards set forth in Sections 3(a) 
and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize 
litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce

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burden. The action does not have retroactive or preemptive effect.

Executive Order 13132

    For purposes of Executive Order 13132, SBA has determined that this 
interim final rule will not have substantial, direct effects on the 
States, on the relationship between the national government and the 
States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the 
various levels of government. Therefore, SBA has determined that this 
interim final rule has no Federalism implications warranting 
preparation of a Federalism assessment.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    For the purpose of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. Ch. 35, 
SBA has determined that this interim final rule would not impose any 
new reporting or record keeping requirements.

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) requires an 
initial and final regulatory flexibility analysis only when 5 U.S.C. 
553 requires publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking. See 5 
U.S.C. 603(a), 604(a). As discussed above, SBA has found good cause 
under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B) to conclude that, with respect to this 
interim final rule, publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking is 
impracticable, unnecessary and not in the public's best interest. 
Accordingly, SBA is not required to perform an initial or final 
regulatory flexibility analysis for this interim final rule.

List of Subjects in 13 CFR Part 121

    Administrative practice and procedure, Government procurement, 
Government property, Grant programs--business, Individuals with 
disabilities, Loan programs--business, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Small businesses.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, SBA amends 13 CFR part 
121 as follows:

PART 121--SMALL BUSINESS SIZE REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for Part 121 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 632, 634(b)(6), 636(b), 662, 694a(9).


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2. In Sec.  121.201, amend the table, ``Small Business Size Standards 
by NAICS Industry'' as follows:
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a. Revise the industry title of the entry Subsector 112 to read 
``Animal Production and Aquaculture'';
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b. Remove the entry for 221119;
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c. Add entries for 221114 through 221118;
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d. Revise the industry title of the entry 236115 to read ``New Single-
Family Housing Construction (except For-Sale Builders)'';
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e. Revise the industry title of the entry 236116 to read ``New 
Multifamily Housing Construction (except For-Sale Builders)'';
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f. Revise the industry title of the entry 236117 to read ``New Housing 
For-Sale Builders.''
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g. Remove the entries for 311222 and 311223;
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h. Add an entry for 311224;
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i. Remove the entries for 311311, 311312, 311313, 311320, 311330, and 
311340,;
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j. Add entries for 311313, 311314, 311340, 311351, and 311352;
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k. Remove the entries for 311711 and 311712;
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l. Add an entry for 311710;
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m. Remove the entries for 311822 and 311823;
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n. Add an entry for 311824;
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o. Remove the entries for 312210. 312221, and 312229;
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p. Add an entry for 312230;
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q. Remove the entries for 313111, 313112, and 313113;
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r. Add an entry for 313110;
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s. Remove the entries for 313221 and 313222;
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t. Add and entry for 313220;
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u. Remove the entries for 313241, 313249, 313311, and 313312;
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v. Add entries for 313240 and 313310;
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w. Remove the entries for 314121, 314129, 314911, 314912, 314991, and 
314992;
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x. Add entries for 314120, 314910, and 314994;
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y. Remove entries 315111, 315119, 315191, 315192, 315211, 315212, 
315221 through 315225, 315228, 315231 through 315234, 315239, 315291, 
315292, and 315999;
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z. Add entries 315110, 315190, 315210, 315220, 315240, 315280, and 
315990;
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aa. Remove the entries for 316211, 316212, 316213, 316214, and 316219;
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bb. Add an entry for 316210;
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cc. Remove the entries for 316991, 316993, and 316999;
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dd. Add an entry of 316998;
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ee. Remove entries 322213 through 322215, 322221 through 322226, and 
322231 through 322233;
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ff. Add entries for 322219, 322220, and 322230;
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gg. Remove the entry for 323110;
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hh. Revise the industry title of the entry 323111 to read ``Commercial 
Printing (except Screen and Books)'';
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ii. Remove the entries for 323112, 323114, 323115, 323116, 323118, 
323119, 323121, and 323122;
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jj. Add an entry for 323120;
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kk. Remove entries for 325131, 325132, 325181, 325182, 325188, 325191, 
and 325192;
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ll. Add entries for 325130, 325180, and 235194;
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mm. Remove the entries for 325221 and 325222;
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nn. Add an entry for 325220;
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oo. Remove the entry 326192;
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pp. Revise the entry for 326199;
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qq. Remove the entries 327111 through 327113 and 327121 through 327125;
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rr. Add entries for 327110 and 327120;
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ss. Remove the entries for 331111 and 331112;
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tt. Add an entry for 331110;
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uu. Remove the entries for 331311 and 331312;
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vv. Add an entry for 331313;
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ww. Remove entries 331316, 331319, 331411, 331419, and 331421 through 
331423;
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xx. Add entries for 331318, 331410, and 331420;
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yy. Remove the entries for 331521 and 331522;
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zz. Add an entry for 331523;
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aaa. Remove the entries for 331525 and 331528;
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bbb. Add an entry for 331529;
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ccc. Remove the entries for 332115 and 332116;
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ddd. Add an entry for 332117;
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eee. Remove the entries for 332211, 322212, 332213, and 332214;
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fff. Add entries for 332215 and 332216;
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ggg. Remove the entries for 332611 and 332612;
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hhh. Add an entry for 332613;
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iii. Revise the industry title of the entry 332994 to read ``Small 
Arms, Ordnance, and Ordnance Accessories Manufacturing'';
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jjj. Remove the entries for 332995, 332997, and 33299;
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kkk. Revise the entry for 332999;
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lll. Remove entries for 333210, 333220, 333291 through 333295, and 
333298;
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mmm. Add entries for 333241 through 333244 and 333249;
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nnn. Remove the entries for 333311, 333312, 333313, 333315, 333319, 
333411, and 333412;
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ooo. Add entries for 333316, 333318, and 333413;
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ppp. Remove the entries for 333512, 333513, 333516, and 333518;
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qqq. Add entries for 333517 and 333519;
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rrr. Remove the entries for 334113 and 334119;
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sss. Add an entry for 334118;
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ttt. Remove the entries for 334411, 334414, and 334415;

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uuu. Revise the industry title of the entry for 334416 to read 
``Capacitor, Resistor, Coil, Transformer, and Other Inductor 
Manufacturing'';
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vvv. Remove the entries for 334518, 334611, and 334612;
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www. Revise the industry title of the entry for 334613 to read ``Blank 
Magnetic and Optical Recording Media Manufacturing'';
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xxx. Add an entry for 334614;
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yyy. Remove the entries 335211 and 335212;
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zzz. Add an entry for 335210;
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aaaa. Remove the entries for 336311, 336312, 336321, and 336322;
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bbbb. Add entries for 336310 and 336320;
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cccc. Remove the entries for 336391 and 336399;
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dddd. Add an entry for 336390;
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eeee. Remove the entry for 337129;
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ffff. Remove the entries for 339911, 339912, 339913, and 339914;
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gggg. Add an entry for 339910;
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hhhh. Remove the entries for 339931, 339932, 339941, 339942, 339943, 
and 339944;
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iiii. Add entries for 339930 and 339940;
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jjjj. Revise the industry title of the entry for 423620 to read 
``Household Appliances, Electric Housewares, and Consumer Electronics 
Merchant Wholesalers'';
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kkkk. Remove the entries for 441221 and 441229;
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llll. Add an entry for 441228;
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mmmm. Remove the entries for 443111, 443112, 443120, and 443130;
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nnnn. Add entries for 443141 and 443142;
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oooo. Remove the entry for 451220;
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pppp. Remove the entries for 454311, 454312, and 454319;
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qqqq. Add an entry for 454310;
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rrrr. Revise the industry title of the entry for 541850 to read 
``Outdoor Advertising'';
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ssss. Revise the industry title of the entry for 623110 to read 
``Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)'';
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tttt. Revise the industry title of the entry for 623210 to read 
``Residential Intellectual and Development Disability Facilities'';
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uuuu. Revise the industry title of the entry for 623312 to read 
``Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly'';
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vvvv. Remove the entries for 722110, 722211, 722212, and 722213;
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wwww. Add entries for 722511 and 722513 through 722515; and
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xxxx. Revise footnote 1 at the end of the table to read as follows:
    The additions and revisions read as follows:


Sec.  121.201  What size standards has SBA identified by North American 
Industry Classification System codes?

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                                 Small Business Size Standards by NAICS Industry
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                                                                                               Size standards in
           NAICS codes             NAICS U.S. industry title   Size standards in millions of       number of
                                                                          dollars                  employees
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                              Sector 11--Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
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                                                  * * * * * * *
221114..........................  Solar Electric Power        (see footnote 1)...............  .................
                                   Generation.
221115..........................  Wind Electric Power         (see footnote 1)...............  .................
                                   Generation.
221116..........................  Geothermal Electric Power   (see footnote 1)...............  .................
                                   Generation.
221117..........................  Biomass Electric Power      (see footnote 1)...............  .................
                                   Generation.
221118..........................  Other Electric Power        (see footnote 1)...............  .................
                                   Generation.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
311224..........................  Soybean and Other Oilseed   ...............................              1,000
                                   Processing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
311313..........................  Beet Sugar Manufacturing..  ...............................                750
311314..........................  Cane Sugar Manufacturing..  ...............................                750
311340..........................  Nonchocolate Confectionery  ...............................                500
                                   Manufacturing.
311351..........................  Chocolate and               ...............................                500
                                   Confectionery
                                   Manufacturing from Cacao
                                   Beans.
311352..........................  Confectionery               ...............................                500
                                   Manufacturing from
                                   Purchased Chocolate.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
311710..........................  Seafood Product             ...............................                500
                                   Preparation and Packaging.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
311824..........................  Dry Pasta, Dough, and       ...............................                500
                                   Flour Mixes Manufacturing
                                   from Purchased Flour.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
312230..........................  Tobacco Manufacturing.....  ...............................              1,000
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
313110..........................  Fiber, Yarn, and Thread     ...............................                500
                                   Mills.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
313220..........................  Narrow Fabric Mills and     ...............................                500
                                   Schiffli Machine
                                   Embroidery.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
313240..........................  Knit Fabric Mills.........  ...............................                500
313310..........................  Textile and Fabric          ...............................              1,000
                                   Finishing Mills.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
314120..........................  Curtain and Linen Mills...  ...............................                500
314910..........................  Textile Bag and Canvas      ...............................                500
                                   Mills.
314994..........................  Rope, Cordage, Twine, Tire  ...............................              1,000
                                   Cord, and Tire Fabric
                                   Mills.

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                                                  * * * * * * *
315110..........................  Hosiery and Sock Mills....  ...............................                500
315190..........................  Other Apparel Knitting      ...............................                500
                                   Mills.
315210..........................  Cut and Sew Apparel         ...............................                500
                                   Contractors.
315220..........................  Men's and Boys' Cut and     ...............................                500
                                   Sew Apparel Manufacturing.
315240..........................  Women's, Girls', and        ...............................                500
                                   Infants' Cut and Sew
                                   Apparel Manufacturing.
315280..........................  Other Cut and Sew Apparel   ...............................                500
                                   Manufacturing.
315990..........................  Apparel Accessories and     ...............................                500
                                   Other Apparel
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
316210..........................  Footwear Manufacturing....  ...............................              1,000
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
316998..........................  All Other Leather Good and  ...............................                500
                                   Allied Product
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
322219..........................  Other Paperboard Container  ...............................                750
                                   Manufacturing.
322220..........................  Paper Bag and Coated and    ...............................                500
                                   Treated Paper
                                   Manufacturing.
322230..........................  Stationery Product          ...............................                500
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
323120..........................  Support Activities for      ...............................                500
                                   Printing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
325130..........................  Synthetic Dye and Pigment   ...............................              1,000
                                   Manufacturing.
325180..........................  Other Basic Inorganic       ...............................              1,000
                                   Chemical Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
325194..........................  Cyclic Crude,               ...............................                750
                                   Intermediate, and Gum and
                                   Wood Chemical
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
325220..........................  Artificial and Synthetic    ...............................              1,000
                                   Fibers and Filaments
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
326199..........................  All Other Plastics Product  ...............................                750
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
327110..........................  Pottery, Ceramics, and      ...............................                750
                                   Plumbing Fixture
                                   Manufacturing.
327120..........................  Clay Building Material and  ...............................                750
                                   Refractories
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
331110..........................  Iron and Steel Mills and    ...............................              1,000
                                   Ferroalloy Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
331313..........................  Alumina Refining and        ...............................              1,000
                                   Primary Aluminum
                                   Production.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
331318..........................  Other Aluminum Rolling,     ...............................                750
                                   Drawing, and Extruding.
331410..........................  Nonferrous Metal (except    ...............................              1,000
                                   Aluminum) Smelting and
                                   Refining.
331420..........................  Copper Rolling, Drawing,    ...............................              1,000
                                   Extruding, and Alloying.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
331523..........................  Nonferrous Metal Die-       ...............................                500
                                   Casting Foundries.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
331529..........................  Other Nonferrous Metal      ...............................                500
                                   Foundries (except Die-
                                   Casting).
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
332119..........................  Metal Crown, Closure, and   ...............................                500
                                   Other Metal Stamping
                                   (except Automotive).
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
332215..........................  Metal Kitchen Cookware,     ...............................                500
                                   Utensil, Cutlery, and
                                   Flatware (except
                                   Precious) Manufacturing.
332216..........................  Saw Blade and Handtool      ...............................                500
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
332613..........................  Spring Manufacturing......  ...............................                500
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
332999..........................  All Other Miscellaneous     ...............................                750
                                   Fabricated Metal Product
                                   Manufacturing.

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                                                  * * * * * * *
333241..........................  Food Product Machinery      ...............................                500
                                   Manufacturing.
333242..........................  Semiconductor Machinery     ...............................                500
                                   Manufacturing.
333243..........................  Sawmill, Woodworking, and   ...............................                500
                                   Paper Machinery
                                   Manufacturing.
333244..........................  Printing Machinery and      ...............................                500
                                   Equipment Manufacturing.
333249..........................  Other Industrial Machinery  ...............................                500
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
333316..........................  Photographic and            ...............................              1,000
                                   Photocopying Equipment
                                   Manufacturing.
333318..........................  Other Commercial and        ...............................              1,000
                                   Service Industry
                                   Machinery Manufacturing.
333413..........................  Industrial and Commercial   ...............................                500
                                   Fan and Blower and Air
                                   Purification Equipment
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
333517..........................  Machine Tool Manufacturing  ...............................                500
333519..........................  Rolling Mill and Other      ...............................                500
                                   Metalworking Machinery
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
334118..........................  Computer Terminal and       ...............................              1,000
                                   Other Computer Peripheral
                                   Equipment Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
334614..........................  Software and Other          ...............................                750
                                   Prerecorded Compact Disc,
                                   Tape, and Record
                                   Reproducing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
335210..........................  Small Electrical Appliance  ...............................                750
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
336310..........................  Motor Vehicle Gasoline      ...............................                750
                                   Engine and Engine Parts
                                   Manufacturing.
336320..........................  Motor Vehicle Electrical    ...............................                750
                                   and Electronic Equipment
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
336390..........................  Other Motor Vehicle Parts   ...............................                750
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
>339910.........................  Jewelry and Silverware      ...............................                500
                                   Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
339930..........................  Doll, Toy, and Game         ...............................                500
                                   Manufacturing.
339940..........................  Office Supplies (except     ...............................                500
                                   Paper) Manufacturing.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
441228..........................  Motorcycle, ATV, and All    30.0...........................  .................
                                   Other Motor Vehicle
                                   Dealers.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
443141..........................  Household Appliance Stores  10.0...........................  .................
443142..........................  Electronics Stores........  30.0...........................  .................
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
454310..........................  Fuel Dealers..............  ...............................                 50
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
722511..........................  Full-Service Restaurants..  7.0............................  .................
722513..........................  Limited-Service             10.0...........................  .................
                                   Restaurants.
722514..........................  Cafeterias, Grill Buffets,  25.5...........................  .................
                                   and Buffets.
722515..........................  Snack and Nonalcoholic      7.0............................  .................
                                   Beverage Bars.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
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\1\ NAICS codes 221111, 221112, 221113, 221114, 221115, 221116, 221117, 221118, 221121, and 221122--A firm is
  small if, including its affiliates, it is primarily engaged in the generation, transmission, and/or
  distribution of electric energy for sale and its total electric output for the preceding fiscal year did not
  exceed 4 million megawatt hours.


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    Dated: August 8, 2012.
Karen G. Mills,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-19973 Filed 8-17-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8025-01-P