[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Small Business Administration Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
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Part XLIV





Small Business Administration





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)






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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

13 CFR Ch. I

Improving Government Regulations; Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Small Business Administration (SBA).

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The entries below represent SBA's 48th semiannual regulatory 
agenda (agenda). SBA drafted the agenda to meet both the criteria and 
the spirit of the regulatory review process. SBA publishes this agenda 
pursuant to Executive Order 12866 and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 
U.S.C. 601 et seq.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on agenda 
items, SBA encourages the public to contact the individual agency 
official referenced in each entry. For information concerning SBA's 
overall Regulatory Review and Development Program or general semiannual 
agenda questions, contact Martin S. Conrey, Acting Assistant General 
Counsel for Legislation and Regulations, U.S. Small Business 
Administration, 409 Third Street SW., Washington, DC 20416, (202) 619-
0638.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SBA's semiannual regulatory agenda is 
designed to increase public knowledge of SBA's anticipated regulatory 
activities. Publication may encourage increased public participation in 
the regulatory review and development process.

     SBA's agenda is divided into three parts: Part I, Proposed 
Rules (includes those rules that are likely to be proposed during 
the next 12 months); Part II, Final Rules (includes proposed rules 
that will probably be finalized during the agenda period); Part 
III, Completed Actions (includes regulations completed or withdrawn 
and any reviews completed since the preceding agenda).

     Publication of the agenda does not impose any binding 
obligation on SBA with regard to any specific item. Moreover, 
regulatory actions not listed in the agenda are not precluded. SBA 
regulations are developed in a manner that promotes economic growth 
without imposing unnecessary regulatory burdens on the public.

 Hector V. Barreto,

Administrator.

                                  Small Business Administration--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3652        Surety Bond Guarantee...............................................................     3245-AE13
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                               Small Business Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3653        Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Small Business            3245-AC96
            Administration......................................................................
3654        Disclosure of Information Regulations; Subpart B....................................     3245-AE03
3655        Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Program Revisions.........................     3245-AE05
3656        Small Business Lending Companies Regulations........................................     3245-AE14
3657        8(a) Business Development/Program Improvement and Technical Amendments..............     3245-AE38
3658        Development Company Loan (504) Program Changes......................................     3245-AE41
3659        SDB Certification and Eligibility--Program Improvement and Technical Amendments.....     3245-AE47
3660        Small Business Investment Companies--Civil Penalties for Late Submission of Required     3245-AE69
            Reports.............................................................................
3661        Small Business Investment Companies--Amendment Under the Small Business                  3245-AE70
            Reauthorization Act of 2000.........................................................
3662        Small Business Size Regulations; Small Business Innovation Research Program.........     3245-AE76
3663        Small Business Investment Companies--Maximum Leverage Eligibility...................     3245-AE79
3664        Small Business Size Standards; Surety Bond Guarantee Program........................     3245-AE81
3665        Business Loans and Development Company Loans; Applications by Certified Development      3245-AE83
            Companies (CDCs) for Liquidation and Litigation Authority/Uniform Liquidation and
            Litigation Procedures...............................................................
3666        Small Business Technology Transfer Program Policy Directive.........................     3245-AE96
3667        Small Business Size Standards; New Car Dealers......................................     3245-AF01
3668        Size for Purposes of the Multiple Award Schedule and Other Multiple Award Contracts;     3245-AF06
            Small Business Size Regulations; 8(a) Business Development/Small Disadvantaged
            Business Status Determinations......................................................
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                                 Small Business Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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3669        Administrative Wage Garnishment and Administrative Offset...........................     3245-AE50

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3670        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Handicap, and Age in     3245-AE59
            Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.......................
3671        HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program.............................................     3245-AE66
3672        Business Loans and Development Company Loans 2000 Act Changes.......................     3245-AE68
3673        Small Business Size Standards; Testing Laboratories.................................     3245-AE78
3674        Small Business Size Standards; Information Technology Value Added Resellers.........     3245-AE80
3675        Small Business Size Standards; Forest Fire Suppression and Fuels Management Services     3245-AE89
3676        Small Business Size Regulations: Rules of Procedure Governing Cases Before the           3245-AE92
            Office of Hearings and Appeals......................................................
3677        Record Disclosure and Privacy; The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments      3245-AE94
            of 1996.............................................................................
3678        Small Business Size Standards; Facilities Support Services (Including Base               3245-AF03
            Maintenance)........................................................................
3679        Prime Contracting Assistance; Contract Bundling.....................................     3245-AF07
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3680        Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide              3245-AE61
            Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants).......................................
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                                Small Business Administration--Completed Actions
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3681        Size Standards: Inflation Adjustment................................................     3245-AE56
3682        Small Business Size Regulation; Petroleum Refineries................................     3245-AE84
3683        New Markets Venture Capital Program; Amendments.....................................     3245-AE91
3684        Disaster Loan Program--Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000..............................     3245-AE97
3685        Small Business Size Standards; Tour Operators.......................................     3245-AE98
3686        Small Business Size Standards; Job Corp Centers.....................................     3245-AF02
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  Regulation
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3245-AE87        Business Loans and Development Company Loans; Premier Certified Lender Program (PCLP)          04/29/2003   Merged With 3245-AE41
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Small Business Administration (SBA)                       Prerule Stage






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3652. SURETY BOND GUARANTEE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC app 3; 15 USC 687b; 15 USC 694b; PL 105-135; 15 
USC 687c; 15 USC 694a

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 115

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: SBA is considering revising the Preferred Surety Bond and the 
Prior Approval program regulations to simplify the language, make the 
rule easier to understand, and clarify policy.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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ANPRM                           09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dionne Neal, Acting AA, Office of Surety Guarantees, 
Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 
20416

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Phone: 202 205-6549

RIN: 3245-AE13
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3653. SUPPLEMENTAL STANDARDS OF ETHICAL CONDUCT FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE 
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 684; 15 USC 637(a)(18); 15 USC 637(a)(19); EO 
12674

CFR Citation: 5 CFR 5400

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The SBA and the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) are jointly 
issuing this rule, which is designed to establish uniform standards of 
ethical conduct for the officers and employees of the SBA. The rule 
will be published at 5 CFR chapter XLIV and will supplement the 
Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the executive branch 
issued by the OGE (57 FR 35006; August 7, 1992). The rule is necessary 
to supplement the standards issued by OGE because it addresses ethical 
issues that are unique to SBA.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Robinson S. Nunn, Chief Counsel for Ethics, Small 
Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 
20416
Phone: 202 205-6642

RIN: 3245-AC96
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3654. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION REGULATIONS; SUBPART B

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 104-231; 5 USC 552

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 102

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed regulation will amend 13 CFR 102, amendments to 
subpart B ``The Privacy Act'' (PA). This action proposes to add new 
routine disclosures, correct the definition of ``system of records,'' 
require identification of requestors, clarify when lack of social 
security number can cause benefit denial, and provide for one free copy 
of an official personnel file.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Lisa Babcock, Chief, Freedom of Information Act Office, 
Small Business Administration, Room 2441, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 401-8200
Fax: 202 205-7059
Email: lisa.babcock@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AE03
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3655. SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS (SBDC) PROGRAM REVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 634(b)(6); 15 USC 648

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 130

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: SBA is revising its SBDC regulations to reflect statutory and 
other changes. The proposed regulation incorporates provisions from 
Public Law 103-403, enacted on October 22, 1994; Public Law 104-208, 
enacted on September 30, 1996; and Public Law 105-135, enacted on 
December 2, 1997. This regulation will bring SBA into compliance with 
the statutory requirements for due process procedures in termination of 
Small Business Development lead centers. In addition, the funding 
formulas will be updated and the use of appropriated funds for 
administration of the program will be aligned with the statutory 
requirements.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Johnnie L. Albertson, AA/SBDCs, Small Business 
Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6766

RIN: 3245-AE05
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3656. SMALL BUSINESS LENDING COMPANIES REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 634(b)(6); 15 USC 636(a); 15 USC 636(b)

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 120.470

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would amend 13 CFR 120.470 to clarify and 
strengthen the rules regarding Small Business Lending Companies (SBLCs) 
monitoring and oversight for safety and soundness, compliance, and 
related areas.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Janet A. Tasker, Associate Administrator for Lender 
Oversight, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-3049
Email: janet.tasker@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AE14

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3657. 8(A) BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT AND TECHNICAL 
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 631

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 124

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will make technical corrections and clarifying 
amendments to the 8(a) regulations. Among other things, the rule will 
clarify: The mentor/protege program, who will be considered socially 
disadvantaged, who will be considered economically disadvantaged, and 
the provision requiring firms to make substantial and sustained efforts 
to attain the targeted levels of non-8(a) revenue established in their 
business plans as it applies only to firms in the developmental stage 
of program participation. The rule will also give SBA the discretion to 
permit a disadvantaged individual to meet the full-time devotion 
requirement and prohibit tribes from being majority owner of more than 
one 8(a) concern in the same or similar line of business. The rule will 
set forth the procedures for terminations and early graduations and 
amend the rules governing Federal surplus property. The rule will 
clarify what criteria an 8(a) participant must meet in order to be 
considered eligible for a sole source 8(a) contract. Part 124 will also 
be amended to include certain new policies and procedures.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Luz Hopewell, Associate Administrator for Business 
Development, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6412

RIN: 3245-AE38
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3658. DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LOAN (504) PROGRAM CHANGES

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 15 USC 695

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 120

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Financial Assistance proposes a regulation to 
consider 504 program changes, including a better definition of ``local 
economic development'' and the organizational and program requirements 
Certified Development Companies (CDCs) must satisfy in order to be in 
compliance with this concept. This rule proposes to identify certain 
Premier Certified Lenders Program participation requirements and 
various policies and procedures designed to ensure the program is 
properly administered, managed, and controlled. Further, this proposed 
rule would amend the rules governing the job opportunity objective for 
the 504 program.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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ANPRM                           12/06/02                    67 FR 72622
ANPRM Comment Period Extended   02/03/03                     68 FR 5234
ANPRM Comment Period End        03/06/03
NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Gail Hepler, Chief, 504 Branch, Small Business 
Administration, Room 804, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 653-7530

RIN: 3245-AE41
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3659. SDB CERTIFICATION AND ELIGIBILITY--PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT AND 
TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 634(b)(6); 15 USC 636(j); 15 USC 637(a); 15 USC 
637(d); PL 99-661; PL 100-656, sec 1207; PL 101-37; PL 101-574; 42 USC 
9815

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 124; 13 CFR 134

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Program improvements and technical amendments to clarify 
regulations governing the SDB program. The proposed changes clarify 
requirements, enhance customer service, and correct omissions. For 
example: A procedure for recertifying eligible firms is established; 
circumstances under which SBA may reevaluate determinations made by 
Private Certifiers is broadened; provisions are made to prevent loss of 
SDB certification by a subcontractor following award of a contract; and 
stipulations are made requiring contracting officers to forward 
protests to SBA for determination of merit.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Luz Hopewell, Associate Administrator for Business 
Development, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6412

RIN: 3245-AE47
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3660. SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPANIES--CIVIL PENALTIES FOR LATE 
SUBMISSION OF REQUIRED REPORTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 681 et seq; 15 USC 683; 15 USC 687(c); 15 USC 
687b; 15 USC 687d; 15 USC 687g; 15 USC 687m; 15 USC 662

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 107

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will provide for the imposition of civil penalties 
on small business investment companies that fail to file required 
reports by the applicable due date. The proposed amount of civil 
penalties are for each day past the due date, it must pay to SBA 
$100.00 per day per report. The civil penalties will continue to accrue 
until and including the date upon which it submits the complete and 
accurate report.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeffrey D. Pierson, Associate Administrator for 
Investment,

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Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Suite 6300, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6510
Fax: 202 205-6959

RIN: 3245-AE69
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3661. SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPANIES--AMENDMENT UNDER THE SMALL 
BUSINESS REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2000

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 681 et seq; 15 USC 683; 15 USC 687(c); 15 USC 
687b; 15 USC 687d; 15 USC 687g; 15 USC 687m; PL 106-554

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 107

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000 made a number 
of changes to the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended. 
For the Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC) Program, the changes 
include provisions effecting the definition of ``long-term financing,'' 
the timing of permitted tax distributions by SBICs, and the 
establishment of subsidy fees to be paid by SBICs. This rule will 
incorporate these changes.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeffrey D. Pierson, Associate Administrator for 
Investment, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Suite 
6300, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6510
Fax: 202 205-6959

RIN: 3245-AE70
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3662. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE REGULATIONS; SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION 
RESEARCH PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(a)

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will allow wholly owned subsidiaries to be eligible 
for Small Business Innovation Research funding agreements. Current 
regulations limit the eligibility of the program to businesses owned by 
individuals.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary M. Jackson, AA/Size Standards, Small Business 
Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6618
Fax: 202 205-6390

RIN: 3245-AE76
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3663. SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPANIES--MAXIMUM LEVERAGE ELIGIBILITY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 662; 15 USC 681 et seq; 15 USC 683; 15 USC 
687(c); 15 USC 687b; 15 USC 687d; 15 USC 687g; 15 USC 687m

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 107

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will implement a provision of the New Markets 
Venture Capital Program Act of 2000 that allows small business 
investment companies to be eligible for additional Government leverage 
based on their investments in low-income areas.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeffrey D. Pierson, Associate Administrator for 
Investment, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Suite 
6300, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6510
Fax: 202 205-6959

RIN: 3245-AE79
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3664. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS; SURETY BOND GUARANTEE PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(a)

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will revise the size standard applicable to 
construction and service companies seeking assistance under SBA's 
Surety Bond Guarantee Program. Changes in the program and economic 
trends support an increase above the current $6 million size standard.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary M. Jackson, AA/Size Standards, Small Business 
Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6618
Fax: 202 205-6390

RIN: 3245-AE81
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3665. BUSINESS LOANS AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LOANS; APPLICATIONS BY 
CERTIFIED DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES (CDCS) FOR LIQUIDATION AND LITIGATION 
AUTHORITY/UNIFORM LIQUIDATION AND LITIGATION PROCEDURES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 634(b)(6); 15 USC 636(a); 15 USC 636(h); 15 USC 
697(a)(2)

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 120

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule would implement statutory provisions that 
give some Certified Development Companies (CDCs) authority to handle 
liquidation and litigation of loans that are funded with the proceeds 
of debentures guaranteed by the SBA under the 504 loan program. It also 
proposes uniform liquidation and litigation procedures for authorized 
CDCs and for lenders participating in the 7(a) business loan program.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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Agency Contact: James W. Hammersley, Director, Office of Loan Policy, 
Small Business Administration, 8th Floor, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6490

RIN: 3245-AE83
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3666. SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM POLICY DIRECTIVE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 638

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This policy directive proposes to incorporate recently 
enacted statutory requirements. The purpose of the directive is to 
provide guidance to participating Federal agencies for the general 
conduct of the Small Business Technology Transfer Program.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Notice of Proposed Policy 
Directive                       08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Maurice Swinton, Assistant Administrator for 
Technology, Small Business Administration, Office of Government 
Contracting/Business Development, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 
20416
Phone: 202 205-6450

RIN: 3245-AE96
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3667. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS; NEW CAR DEALERS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(a)

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule proposes to increase the current size standard for 
the New Car Dealer industry. Changes in the industry over the last 10 
years indicate that a size standard review of the current $24.5 million 
is warranted.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary M. Jackson, AA/Size Standards, Small Business 
Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6618
Fax: 202 205-6390

RIN: 3245-AF01
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3668. [bull] SIZE FOR PURPOSES OF THE MULTIPLE AWARD SCHEDULE AND OTHER 
MULTIPLE AWARD CONTRACTS; SMALL BUSINESS SIZE REGULATIONS; 8(A) BUSINESS 
DEVELOPMENT/SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS STATUS DETERMINATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(a); 15 USC 634(b)(6)

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule proposes to amend SBA's small business size 
regulations as it relates to the General Services Administration's 
Multiple Award Schedule Program, including the Federal Supply Schedule, 
multiple award contracts, including Governmentwide Acquisition 
Contracts.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            04/25/03                    68 FR 20350
NPRM Comment Period End         06/24/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Linda Williams, AA, Office of Government Contracting, 
Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 
20416
Phone: 202 401-8150
Fax: 202 205-6390

RIN: 3245-AF06
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3669. ADMINISTRATIVE WAGE GARNISHMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFSET

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 504; 15 USC 632; 15 USC 634(b)(6); 15 USC 
637(a); 31 USC 3711; 31 USC 3720; 31 USC 3716

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 134; 13 CFR 140

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: SBA is issuing a rule adopting administrative wage 
garnishment and administrative offset regulations to implement the Debt 
Collection Improvement Act of 1996. The rule would allow SBA to garnish 
the wages of a person indebted to the United States for any non-tax 
debt without first obtaining a judgment. The debtor generally would be 
entitled to a hearing before an appropriate official. The proposed rule 
would also include administrative offset and other remedies to comply 
with Treasury directives.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            06/27/00                    65 FR 39567
NPRM Comment Period End         08/28/00
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Arnold Rosenthal, Assistant Administrator for Portfolio 
Management, Small Business

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Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6481

RIN: 3245-AE50
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3670. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, 
HANDICAP, AND AGE IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL 
ASSISTANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 794; 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-7; 42 USC 6101 to 
6107; EO 12250

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 112; 13 CFR 113; 13 CFR 117

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of Justice proposes that 24 Federal agencies 
jointly issue amendments to their regulations implementing title VI of 
the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (title VI), section 504 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1972 (section 504), and the Age Discrimination 
Act of 1975 (Age Discrimination Act). Together, these statutes prohibit 
discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, 
disability, and age in programs or activities that receive Federal 
financial assistance. In 1988, the Civil Rights Restoration Act (CRRA) 
added definitions of ``program or activity'' and ``program'' to title 
VI and added a definition ``program or activity'' to section 504 and 
the Age Discrimination Act. The added definitions were designed to 
clarify the broad scope of coverage of recipients' programs or 
activities under these statutes. The promulgation of this proposed 
regulation explicitly incorporates the CRRA's definition of ``program 
or activity'' and ``program'' into the Agency's title VI, section 504, 
and Age Discrimination Act regulations.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/06/00                    65 FR 76460
NPRM Comment Period End         01/06/01
Final Action                    09/00/03
Final Action Effective          10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: L. Rose Trujillo, Acting Assistant Administrator, 
Office of Civil Rights Compliance, Small Business Administration, 409 
Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6750

RIN: 3245-AE59
_______________________________________________________________________




3671. HUBZONE EMPOWERMENT CONTRACTING PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(a); 15 USC 634(b)(6); 15 USC 637(a); 15 USC 
644(c); 15 USC 662(5); PL 105-135, sec 601 et seq, 111 Stat 2592; sec 
304, PL 103-403, 108 Stat 4175, 4188

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121; 13 CFR 125; 13 CFR 126

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: SBA amends its regulations for the HUBZone Empowerment 
Contracting Program to incorporate changes enacted by Public Law 106-
554. The amended regulation addresses eligibility requirements for 
small business concerns owned by Native American Tribal Governments and 
Community Development Corporations and the addition of new HUBZone 
areas called redesignated areas. This rule will: (1) consolidate all 
subcontracting requirements into one regulation, (2) provide language 
on how to petition for changes in subcontracting requirements, (3) 
apply nonmanufacturer rules consistently for all programs, (4) provide 
how small nonmanufacturers should submit products of any manufacturer 
for contracts below the simplified acquisition threshold, (5) address 
statutory amendments, and (6) make technical changes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/28/02                     67 FR 3826
NPRM Comment Period Extended    02/26/02                     67 FR 8739
NPRM Comment Period End         02/27/02
NPRM Comment Period End         03/29/02
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael P. McHale, Associate Administrator for HUBZone 
Empowerment Contracting Program, Small Business Administration, 409 
Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6731

RIN: 3245-AE66
_______________________________________________________________________




3672. BUSINESS LOANS AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LOANS 2000 ACT CHANGES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 634(b)(6); 15 USC 636(a); 15 USC 636(h); 15 USC 
696(3); 15 USC 697(a)(2)

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 120

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Recently enacted statutory amendments require changes to SBA 
rules concerning loan guaranty and loan amounts, minimum guaranteed 
dollar amount of 7(a) loans, percentages of financing which can be 
guaranteed by SBA, guarantee fees paid by lenders, real estate 
occupancy rules, and borrower prepayment penalties. This direct final 
rule would implement the statutory provisions. This Direct Final Rule 
was withdrawn, and SBA is redrafting a new Direct Final Rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               11/14/01                    66 FR 56985
Direct Final Rule Withdrawn     12/14/01                    66 FR 64739
Direct Final Rule Comment Period 
End                             12/14/01
Direct Final Rule               08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James W. Hammersley, Director, Office of Loan Policy, 
Small Business Administration, 8th Floor, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6490

RIN: 3245-AE68
_______________________________________________________________________




3673. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS; TESTING LABORATORIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(a)

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule revises the size standard for the Testing 
Laboratories

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industry. Changes in the composition of the industry indicate a higher 
size standard than $6 million is warranted to define which businesses 
are small businesses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/09/02                    67 FR 17020
NPRM Comment Period End         05/10/02
NPRM Comment Period Extended    09/03/02                    67 FR 56966
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary M. Jackson, AA/Size Standards, Small Business 
Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6618
Fax: 202 205-6390

RIN: 3245-AE78
_______________________________________________________________________




3674. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY VALUE ADDED 
RESELLERS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(a)

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will establish a size standard for Information 
Technology (IT) Value Added Resellers. Current regulations apply the 
same eligibility requirements to these types of businesses as for 
dealers and nonmanufacturers. To establish more appropriate eligibility 
requirements for IT Value Added Resellers, a new industry category and 
size standard will be established.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/24/02                    67 FR 48419
NPRM Comment Period End         08/23/02
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary M. Jackson, AA/Size Standards, Small Business 
Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6618
Fax: 202 205-6390

RIN: 3245-AE80
_______________________________________________________________________




3675. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS; FOREST FIRE SUPPRESSION AND FUELS 
MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(a); 15 USC 634(b)(6); 15 USC 637(a); 15 USC 
638; 15 USC 644(c); 15 USC 662(5)

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will establish a size standard for Forest Fire 
Suppression and Fuels Management.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/19/02                    67 FR 47480
NPRM Comment Period End         08/19/02
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary M. Jackson, AA/Size Standards, Small Business 
Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6618
Fax: 202 205-6390

RIN: 3245-AE89
_______________________________________________________________________




3676. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE REGULATIONS: RULES OF PROCEDURE GOVERNING 
CASES BEFORE THE OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 105-135, sec 601 et seq, 111 Stat 2592; 15 USC 
632(a); 15 USC 634(b)(6); 15 USC 637(a); 15 USC 644(c); 15 USC 662(5); 
PL 102-486, 106 Stat 2776, 3133

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will amend SBA's Small Business Size Regulations 
and the regulations applying to appeals of size determinations. The 
rule will further amend the definitions of affiliation, annual 
receipts, and employees. It will also make procedural and technical 
changes to cover additional programs such as SBA's HUBZone program and 
the Governmentwide Small Disadvantaged Business Program. This rule will 
codify several long-standing precedents of SBA's Office of Hearing and 
Appeals and will clarify the jurisdiction of that office. Further, the 
rule will amend all references in part 134 from the Standard Industrial 
Classification code to the North American Industry Classification 
System (NAICS) code because on October 1, 2000, SBA converted to NAICS.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/22/02                    67 FR 70339
NPRM Comment Period End         01/21/03
Final Rule                      12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Tribal

Agency Contact: Linda Williams, AA, Office of Government Contracting, 
Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 
20416
Phone: 202 401-8150
Fax: 202 205-6390

RIN: 3245-AE92
_______________________________________________________________________




3677. RECORD DISCLOSURE AND PRIVACY; THE ELECTRONIC FREEDOM OF 
INFORMATION ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1996

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 102, subpart A

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996 
made several changes. The amended regulations will implement those 
changes, making more information available electronically, allowing 
more time to respond to requests, increasing processing fees, etc.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/11/02                    67 FR 57539
NPRM Comment Period End         11/12/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lisa Babcock, Chief, Freedom of Information Act Office, 
Small Business Administration, Room 2441, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 401-8200
Fax: 202 205-7059
Email: lisa.babcock@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AE94
_______________________________________________________________________




3678. [bull] SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS; FACILITIES SUPPORT SERVICES 
(INCLUDING BASE MAINTENANCE)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(a)

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will revise the small business size standard for 
facilities support services and base maintenance. A review of industry 
data indicates an increase to the size standard is needed to better 
define the size of a small business in this industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/03/03                     68 FR 5234
NPRM Comment Period End         04/04/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected: 56121 Facilities Support Services

Agency Contact: Gary M. Jackson, AA/Size Standards, Small Business 
Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6618
Fax: 202 205-6390

RIN: 3245-AF03
_______________________________________________________________________




3679. [bull] PRIME CONTRACTING ASSISTANCE; CONTRACT BUNDLING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 634(b)

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 125

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will revise the definition of bundling and 
coordinate procedures for advising small business specialists of 
proposed acquisition strategies or plans on contracts or orders above a 
specified dollar threshold.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/31/03                     68 FR 5134
NPRM Comment Period End         04/01/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Linda Williams, AA, Office of Government Contracting, 
Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 
20416
Phone: 202 401-8150
Fax: 202 205-6390

RIN: 3245-AF07
_______________________________________________________________________


Small Business Administration (SBA)                   Long-Term Actions






_______________________________________________________________________




3680. GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION (NONPROCUREMENT) AND 
GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (GRANTS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 145

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/23/02                     67 FR 3266
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Michael Campilongo
Phone: 202 205-6879

RIN: 3245-AE61
_______________________________________________________________________


Small Business Administration (SBA)                   Completed Actions






_______________________________________________________________________




3681. SIZE STANDARDS: INFLATION ADJUSTMENT

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/24/02                    67 FR 65285

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary M. Jackson
Phone: 202 205-6618
Fax: 202 205-6390

RIN: 3245-AE56
_______________________________________________________________________




3682. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE REGULATION; PETROLEUM REFINERIES

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/28/03                    68 FR 15047
Final Action Effective          04/28/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary M. Jackson
Phone: 202 205-6618

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Fax: 202 205-6390

RIN: 3245-AE84
_______________________________________________________________________




3683. NEW MARKETS VENTURE CAPITAL PROGRAM; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 108

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      11/12/02                    67 FR 68498
Final Rule Effective            12/12/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Austin J. Belton
Phone: 202 205-7027

RIN: 3245-AE91
_______________________________________________________________________




3684. DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM--DISASTER MITIGATION ACT OF 2000

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 123

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule Effective    10/15/02
Interim Final Rule              10/21/02                    67 FR 64517
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      12/20/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Becky Celeste Brantley
Phone: 202 205-6734
Fax: 202 205-7725
Email: becky.brantley@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AE97
_______________________________________________________________________




3685. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS; TOUR OPERATORS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/02/02                    67 FR 61829
Final Action                    04/04/03                    68 FR 16405

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary M. Jackson
Phone: 202 205-6618
Fax: 202 205-6390

RIN: 3245-AE98
_______________________________________________________________________




3686. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS; JOB CORP CENTERS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/22/02                    67 FR 70330
Final Rule                      03/21/03                    68 FR 13807

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary M. Jackson
Phone: 202 205-6618
Fax: 202 205-6390

RIN: 3245-AF02
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