[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 20, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 11745]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03772]



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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

13 CFR Part 121

RIN 3245-AG46


Small Business Size Regulations, Small Business Innovation 
Research (SBIR) Program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 
Program; Correction

AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

ACTION: Correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to the final regulations 
which were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, December 27, 
2012. The regulations related to size and eligibility for the Small 
Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology 
Transfer (STTR) programs.

DATES: Effective February 20, 2013 and is applicable beginning January 
28, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Jordan, Office of Size Standards, 
at (202) 205-6618, or Edsel Brown, Assistant Director, Office of 
Technology, at (202) 205-7343, or sizestandards@sba.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 15, 2012, at 77 FR 28520 (available 
at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-15/pdf/2012-11586.pdf), the 
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) published a proposed 
rule to implement provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2012 (Defense Authorization Act), Pub. L. 112-81, which 
affected the SBIR and STTR programs, including those relating to size 
and eligibility.
    On December 27, 2012 (77 FR 76215), SBA published a final rule, 
which amended the eligibility requirements for the SBIR and STTR 
programs. As published, the final regulations contain two points where 
the word ``small'' was inadvertently left out and which need to be 
clarified.

List of Subjects in 13 CFR Part 121

    Administrative practice and procedure, Government procurement, 
Government property, Loan programs-business, Small businesses.

    Accordingly, 13 CFR part 121 is corrected by making the following 
amendments:

PART 121--SMALL BUSINESS SIZE REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for 13 CFR part 121 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 632, 634(b)(6), 638, 662, and 694a(9).


Sec.  121.702  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  121.702, amend paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (b)(1)(i) by 
removing the phrase ``other business concerns'' and adding in its place 
``other small business concerns''.

    Dated: February 11, 2013.
Sean Greene,
Associate Administrator for Investment.
[FR Doc. 2013-03772 Filed 2-19-13; 8:45 am]
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