[The Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of
                Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Small Business Administration Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


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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

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: This Regulatory Agenda is a semiannual summary of all current 
and projected rulemakings, existing regulations, and completed actions 
of the Small Business Administration (SBA). This agenda provides the 
public with information about SBA's regulatory activity. SBA expects 
that this information will enable the public to be more aware of, and 
effectively participate in, the SBA's regulatory activity. SBA invites 
the public to submit comments on any aspect of this Agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 

General

    Please direct general comments or inquiries to Martin 
``Sparky'' Conrey, Assistant General Counsel for Legislation and 
Appropriations, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 Third 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20416, (202) 619-0638, 
martin.conrey@sba.gov.

Specific

    Please direct specific comments and inquiries on individual 
regulatory activities identified in this agenda to the person 
listed in the summary of the regulation as the point of contact for 
that regulation.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

    SBA provides this notice under the requirements of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. sections 601 to 612 and 
Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' which 
require each agency to publish a semiannual agenda of regulations. 
The regulatory agenda is a summary of all current and projected 
rulemakings, as well as actions completed since the publication of 
the last regulatory agenda for the agency. The semiannual agenda of 
the SBA conforms to the Unified Agenda format developed by the 
Regulatory Information Service Center.

    SBA's last semiannual regulatory agenda was published on April 
26, 2010, at 75 FR 21890.

    Beginning in fall 2007, the Internet became the basic means for 
disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda will 
be available online at www.reginfo.gov.

    As part of the Unified Agenda, federal agencies are also 
required to prepare a Regulatory Plan of the most important 
significant regulatory actions that the agency reasonably expects 
to issue in proposed or final form in that fiscal year. As in past 
years, for fall editions of the Unified Agenda, the entire 
regulatory plan, including SBA's regulatory plan, is printed in the 
Federal Register.

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires federal agencies to 
publish their regulatory flexibility agenda in the Federal 
Register. A regulatory flexibility agenda shall contain, among 
other things, ``a brief description of the subject area of any 
rule, which is likely to have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.'' SBA's printed agenda 
entries include regulatory actions that are in the SBA's regulatory 
flexibility agenda. Printing of these entries is limited to fields 
that contain information required by the agenda provisions of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act. Additional information on these entries 
is available in the Unified Agenda published on the Internet.

Dated: September 15, 2010.

 Karen G. Mills,

Administrator.

                               Small Business Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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465         Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Program Revisions...........................    3245-AE05
466         SBA Express Loan Program..............................................................    3245-AF85
467         Small Business Investment Companies--Energy Saving Qualified Investments..............    3245-AF86
468         Implementation of Military Reservist and Veteran Small Business Reauthorization and       3245-AF87
            Opportunity Act of 2008...............................................................
469         Implementation of Small Business Disaster Response and Loan Improvement Act of 2008:      3245-AF88
            Expedited Disaster Assistance Program.................................................
470         Implementation of Small Business Disaster Response and Loan Improvement Act of 2008:      3245-AF99
            Private Loan Disaster Program.........................................................
471         Interest Rate--Resetting Fixed Interest Rate..........................................    3245-AG03
472         504 Program Governance Regulations....................................................    3245-AG04
473         Small Business Size Standards for Loan, Investment, and Surety Programs...............    3245-AG05
474         Small Business Size Standards: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.......    3245-AG07
475         Small Business Size Standards: Transportation and Warehousing Industries..............    3245-AG08
476         Small Business Jobs Act: Small Business Size Standards; Alternative Size Standard for     3245-AG16
            7(a) and 504 Business Loan Programs...................................................
477         Small Business Jobs Act: Multiple Award Contracts and Small Business Set-Asides (Reg      3245-AG20
            Plan Seq No. 160).....................................................................
478         Small Business Jobs Act: Bundling and Contract Consolidation..........................    3245-AG21
479         Small Business Jobs Act: Subcontract Integrity........................................    3245-AG22
480         Small Business Jobs Act: Small Business Size and Status Integrity.....................    3245-AG23
481         Small Business Jobs Act: Small Business Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Programs.........    3245-AG24
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


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                                 Small Business Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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482         Lender Oversight Program..............................................................    3245-AE14
483         Small Business Size Regulations; (8)a Business Development/Small Disadvantaged            3245-AF53
            Business Status Determination (Reg Plan Seq No. 161)..................................
484         Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, HUBZone, and Service-Disabled Veteran-      3245-AF65
            Owned Protest and Appeal Regulations..................................................
485         Small Business Jobs Act: 504 Loan Program Debt Refinancing (Reg Plan Seq No. 162).....    3245-AG17
486         Small Business Jobs Act: Small Business Intermediary Lending Pilot Program (Reg Plan      3245-AG18
            Seq No. 163)..........................................................................
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                Small Business Administration--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
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487         Women's Business Center Program.......................................................    3245-AG02
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                                Small Business Administration--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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488         Small Business Size Standards: Retail Trade...........................................    3245-AF69
489         Small Business Size Standards: Other Services.........................................    3245-AF70
490         Small Business Size Standards: Accommodation and Food Services Industries.............    3245-AF71
491         Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program...................................    3245-AG06
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Small Business Administration (SBA)                 Proposed Rule Stage

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465. SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS (SBDC) PROGRAM REVISIONS

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

Abstract: This rule would update Small Business Development Center 
(SBDC) program regulations by amending among things, the (1) procedures 
for approving and funding of SBDCs; (2) approval procedures for travel 
outside the continental U.S. and U.S. territories; (3) procedures and 
requirements regarding findings and disputes resulting from financial 
exams, programmatic reviews, accreditation reviews, and other SBA 
oversight activities; (4) requirements for new and renewal applications 
for SBDC awards, including the requirements for electronic submission 
through the approved electronic Government submission facility; and (5) 
provisions regarding the collection and use of individual SBDC client 
data.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            08/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Antonio Doss, Director, Office of Small Business 
Development Centers, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street 
SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-6766
Email: antonio.doss@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AE05
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466. SBA EXPRESS LOAN PROGRAM

Legal Authority: 15 USC 636(a)(31)

Abstract: SBA plans to issue regulations for the SBA Express loan 
program codified in section 7(a)(31) of the Small Business Act. The SBA 
Express loan program reduces the number of Government mandated forms 
and procedures, streamlines the processing and reduces the cost of 
smaller, less complex SBA loans. Particular features of the SBA Express 
loan program include: (1) SBA Express loans carry a maximum SBA 
guaranty of 50 percent; (2) a response to an SBA Express loan 
application will be given within 36 hours; (3) lenders and borrowers 
can negotiate the interest rate, which may not exceed SBA maximums; and 
(4) qualified lenders may be granted authorization to make eligibility 
determinations. SBA also plans to issue regulations for the Export 
Express Program codified at 7(a)(35) of the Small Business Act. The 
Export Express Program, made permanent by the Small Business Jobs Act, 
makes guaranteed financing available for export development activities.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            08/00/11

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Grady Hedgespeth, Director, Office of Financial 
Assistance, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7562
Fax: 202 481-0248
Email: grady.hedgespeth@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AF85
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467. SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPANIES--ENERGY SAVING QUALIFIED 
INVESTMENTS

Legal Authority: 15 USC 636(a)(32)

Abstract: In this proposed rule, the U.S. Small Business Administration 
(SBA) will set forth the new defined terms, ``Energy Saving Qualified 
Investment'' and ``Energy Saving Activities'', for the Small Business 
Investment Company (SBIC) Program. The new definitions are being 
established to facilitate implementation of a provision of the Energy 
Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Energy Act), which allows an 
SBIC making an ``energy saving qualified investment'' to obtain SBA 
leverage by issuing a deferred interest ``energy saving debenture.''
This rule would also implement a provision of the Energy Act that 
provides access to additional SBA leverage for SBICs that have made 
Energy Saving Qualified Investments.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            02/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Carol Fendler, Systems Accountant, Office of 
Investment, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 6th 
Floor, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7559
Email: carol.fendler@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AF86
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468. IMPLEMENTATION OF MILITARY RESERVIST AND VETERAN SMALL BUSINESS 
REAUTHORIZATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT OF 2008

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(q); 15 USC 636(j)

Abstract: SBA plans to issue regulations to implement section 205 of 
the Military Reservist and Veteran Small Business Reauthorization and 
Opportunity Act. This Act provides that any time limitation on any 
qualification, certification, or period of participation imposed under 
the Small Business Act on any program that is available to small 
business concerns shall be extended for a small business concern that 
is owned and controlled by a veteran who was called or ordered to 
active duty or a service-disabled veteran who became such a veteran due 
to an injury or illness incurred or aggravated in the active military 
duty. These regulations will provide guidance on tolling of time 
limitations for veteran-owned small businesses.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            02/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Dean R. Koppel, Assistant Director, Office of Policy 
and Research, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7322
Fax: 202 481-1540
Email: dean.koppel@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AF87
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469. IMPLEMENTATION OF SMALL BUSINESS DISASTER RESPONSE AND LOAN 
IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2008: EXPEDITED DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Legal Authority: 15 USC 636(j)

Abstract: This proposed rule would establish and implement an expedited 
disaster assistance business loan program under which the SBA will 
guarantee short-term loans made by private lenders to eligible small 
businesses located in a catastrophic disaster area. The maximum loan 
amount is $150,000, and SBA will guarantee timely payment of principal 
and interest to the lender. The maximum loan term is 180 days, and the 
interest rate is limited to 300 basis points over the Federal funds 
rate.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            08/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Grady Hedgespeth, Director, Office of Financial 
Assistance, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7562
Fax: 202 481-0248
Email: grady.hedgespeth@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AF88
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470. IMPLEMENTATION OF SMALL BUSINESS DISASTER RESPONSE AND LOAN 
IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2008: PRIVATE LOAN DISASTER PROGRAM

Legal Authority: 15 USC 636

Abstract: This proposed rule would establish and implement a private 
disaster loan program under which SBA will guarantee loans made by 
qualified lenders to eligible small businesses and homeowners located 
in a catastrophic disaster area. Private disaster loans made under this 
programs will have the same terms and conditions as SBA's direct 
disaster loans. In addition, SBA will guarantee timely payment of 
principal and interest to the lender. SBA may guarantee up to 85 
percent of any loan under this program and the maximum loan amount is 
$2 million.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            08/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Grady Hedgespeth, Director, Office of Financial 
Assistance, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7562
Fax: 202 481-0248
Email: grady.hedgespeth@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AF99
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471. INTEREST RATE--RESETTING FIXED INTEREST RATE

Legal Authority: 15 USC 634

Abstract: SBA currently offers either a fixed or variable interest rate 
for 7(a) loans. In addition to these rates, the Agency is working to 
develop a shorter term fixed interest rate with the ability to be re-
set at periodic intervals. This type of rate is currently available in 
the commercial market place and will help provide additional options 
for small

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business borrowers. By authorizing this option, SBA is recognizing a 
need to allow lenders to utilize market opportunities. For example, SBA 
recently revised its rules to allow the use of LIBOR.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            07/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Grady Hedgespeth, Director, Office of Financial 
Assistance, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7562
Fax: 202 481-0248
Email: grady.hedgespeth@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AG03
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472. 504 PROGRAM GOVERNANCE REGULATIONS

Legal Authority: 15 USC 695 et seq

Abstract: SBA proposes to revise the regulations for the Agency's 504 
Certified Development Company (CDC) Loan Program in order to (1) 
simplify processes and reduce the regulatory burdens on program 
participants while maintaining appropriate controls to mitigate risk; 
(2) expand access of other nonprofit economic development entities into 
the program both as independent CDCs or affiliates of CDCs, especially 
in communities not currently served; (3) be inclusive of existing CDCs 
by modifications enabling them to be in compliance with the 
regulations; (4) clarify current regulations; and (4) update the 
regulations with statutory requirements.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            04/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Grady Hedgespeth, Director, Office of Financial 
Assistance, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7562
Fax: 202 481-0248
Email: grady.hedgespeth@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AG04
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473. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS FOR LOAN, INVESTMENT, AND SURETY 
PROGRAMS

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632, 634(b)(6), 636(b), 637, 644, 662(5)

Abstract: SBA currently sets different size standards for participation 
in its financial assistance programs. 7(a) borrowers use the standards 
set out for procurement programs or a temporary alternate standard; 504 
borrowers may use the 7(a) standards or an alternate standard; SBIC 
investment may be made to small businesses that qualify through another 
standard; and Surety Bond program participants must meet still 
different requirements. As part of an overall Agency program, SBA will 
review financial program eligibility regulations in order to update 
size eligibility requirements among these programs.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            08/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Khem Sharma, Division Chief, Division of Size 
Standards, Office of Government Contracting/Business Development, Small 
Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7189
Fax: 202 205-6390
Email: khem.sharma@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AG05
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474. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS: PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND 
TECHNICAL SERVICES

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(a)

Abstract: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) proposes to 
modify small business size standards for industries in the North 
American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 54, 
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services. As part of its ongoing 
initiative to review all size standards, SBA will evaluate each 
industry in Sector 54 to determine whether the existing size standards 
should be retained or revised. This is one of a series of proposed 
rules that will examine industries grouped by an NAICS Sector. SBA has 
applied its ``Size Standards Methodology,'' which is available on its 
Web site at http://www.sba.gov/size, to this proposed rule.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            02/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Khem Sharma, Division Chief, Division of Size 
Standards, Office of Government Contracting/Business Development, Small 
Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7189
Fax: 202 205-6390
Email: khem.sharma@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AG07
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475. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS: TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING 
INDUSTRIES

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(a)

Abstract: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) proposes to 
modify small business size standards for industries in the North 
American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 48-49, 
Transportation and Warehousing Industries. As part of its ongoing 
initiative to review all size standards, SBA will evaluate each 
industry in Sector 48-49 to determine whether the existing size 
standards should be retained or revised. This is one of a series of 
proposed rules that will examine industries grouped by an NAICS Sector. 
SBA has applied its ``Size Standards Methodology,'' which is available 
on its Web site at http://www.sba.gov/size, to this proposed rule.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Khem Sharma, Division Chief, Division of Size 
Standards, Office of Government Contracting/Business Development, Small 
Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7189
Fax: 202 205-6390

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Email: khem.sharma@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AG08
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476.  SMALL BUSINESS JOBS ACT: SMALL BUSINESS SIZE 
STANDARDS; ALTERNATIVE SIZE STANDARD FOR 7(A) AND 504 BUSINESS LOAN 
PROGRAMS

Legal Authority: PL 111-240, sec 1116

Abstract: The Small Business Jobs Act directs SBA to establish a new 
alternative size standard based on tangible net worth and net income 
for determining size eligibility for its 7(a) and 504 loan programs. 
The law also established a new temporary alternative size standard that 
is in effect until SBA issues a new size rule. This rule will propose a 
new alternative size standard for the 7(a) and 504 loan programs.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            02/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Khem Sharma, Division Chief, Division of Size 
Standards, Office of Government Contracting/Business Development, Small 
Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7189
Fax: 202 205-6390
Email: khem.sharma@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AG16
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477.  SMALL BUSINESS JOBS ACT: MULTIPLE AWARD 
CONTRACTS AND SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDES

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 160 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 3245-AG20
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478.  SMALL BUSINESS JOBS ACT: BUNDLING AND CONTRACT 
CONSOLIDATION

Legal Authority: PL 111-240, sec 1312, 1313

Abstract: The U.S. Small Business Administration is proposing 
regulations that will set forth a government-wide policy on bundling, 
which will address teams and joint ventures of small businesses and the 
requirement that each federal agency must publish on its website the 
rationale for any bundled contract. In addition, the proposed 
regulations will address contract consolidation and the limitations on 
the use of such consolidation in Federal procurement to include 
ensuring that the head of a Federal agency may not carry out a 
consolidated contract over $2 million unless the Senior Procurement 
Executive or Chief Acquisition Officer ensures that market research has 
been conducted and determines that the consolidation is necessary and 
justified. Further, the proposed regulations will address two new pilot 
programs: the three year pilot program called the ``Electronic 
Procurement Center Representative (ePCR) Program'' and the Small 
Business Teaming Pilot Program for teaming and joint ventures involving 
small businesses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Dean R. Koppel, Assistant Director, Office of Policy 
and Research, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7322
Fax: 202 481-1540
Email: dean.koppel@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AG21
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479.  SMALL BUSINESS JOBS ACT: SUBCONTRACT INTEGRITY

Legal Authority: PL 111-240, secs 1321 and 1322, 1334

Abstract: The U.S. Small Business Administration is proposing 
regulations that address subcontracting compliance and the 
interrelationship between contracting offices, small business offices 
and program offices relating to oversight and review activities. The 
proposed regulation will also address the statutory requirement that a 
large business prime contractor must represent that it will make good 
faith efforts to award subcontracts to small businesses at the same 
percentage as indicated in the subcontracting plan submitted as part of 
its proposal for a contract and that if the percentage is not met, the 
large business prime contractor must provide a written justification 
and explanation to the contracting officer. Finally, the proposed 
regulation may also address the statutory requirement that a prime 
contractor must notify the contracting officer in writing if it has 
paid a reduced price to a subcontractor for goods and services or if 
the payment to the subcontractor is more than 90 days past due.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Dean R. Koppel, Assistant Director, Office of Policy 
and Research, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7322
Fax: 202 481-1540
Email: dean.koppel@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AG22
_______________________________________________________________________

480.  SMALL BUSINESS JOBS ACT: SMALL BUSINESS SIZE AND 
STATUS INTEGRITY

Legal Authority: PL 111-240, sec 1341 and 1343

Abstract: The U.S. Small Business Administration is proposing 
regulations that will address the intentional misrepresentations of 
small business status as a ``presumption of loss against the 
Government.'' In addition, the proposed rule will address the statutory 
requirement that no business may continue to certify itself as small on 
the Online Representation and Certifications Application (ORCA) without 
first providing an annual certification. Further, the proposed rule 
will set forth Governmentwide policy on the prosecution of small 
business size and status fraud.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Dean R. Koppel, Assistant Director, Office of Policy 
and Research, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7322
Fax: 202 481-1540
Email: dean.koppel@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AG23

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481.  SMALL BUSINESS JOBS ACT: SMALL BUSINESS MENTOR-
PROT[Eacute]G[Eacute] PROGRAMS

Legal Authority: PL 111-240, sec 1347

Abstract: The U.S. Small Business Administration is proposing 
regulations to establish mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] programs for the 
Service Disabled Veteran-Owned, HUBZone, and Women-Owned Small Business 
Programs. These mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] programs will be 
comparable to the 8(a) Business Development mentor-
prot[eacute]g[eacute] program set forth in 13 CFR part 124.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Dean R. Koppel, Assistant Director, Office of Policy 
and Research, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7322
Fax: 202 481-1540
Email: dean.koppel@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AG24
_______________________________________________________________________
Small Business Administration (SBA)                    Final Rule Stage

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482. LENDER OVERSIGHT PROGRAM

Legal Authority: 15 USC 634(5)(b)(6),(b)(7),(b)(14),(h) and note; 
687(f),697(e)(c)(8), and 650.

Abstract: This rule implements the Small Business Administration's 
(SBA) statutory authority under the Small Business Reauthorization and 
Manufacturing Assistance Act of 2004 (Reauthorization Act) to regulate 
Small Business Lending Companies (SBLCs) and non-federally regulated 
lenders (NFRLs). It also conforms SBA rules for the section 7(a) 
Business Loan Program and the Certified Development Company (CDC) 
Program.
In particular, this rule: (1) Defines SBLCs and NFRLs; (2) clarifies 
SBA's authority to regulate SBLCs and NFRLs; (3) authorizes SBA to set 
certain minimum capital standards for SBLCs, to issue cease and desist 
orders, and revoke or suspend lending authority of SBLCs and NFRLs; (4) 
establishes the Bureau of Premier Certified Lender Program Oversight in 
the Office of Credit Risk management; (5) transfers existing SBA 
enforcement authority over CDCs from the Office of Financial Assistance 
to the appropriate official in the Office of Capital Access; and (6) 
defines SBA's oversight and enforcement authorities relative to all SBA 
lenders participating in the 7(a) and CDC programs and intermediaries 
in the Microloan program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/31/07                    72 FR 61752
NPRM Comment Period Extended    12/20/07                    72 FR 72264
NPRM Comment Period End         02/29/08
Interim Final Rule              12/11/08                    73 FR 75498
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      03/11/09
Interim Final Rule Effective    01/12/09
Final Action                    02/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Janet A. Tasker, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office 
of Capital Access, Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-3049
Email: janet.tasker@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AE14
_______________________________________________________________________

483. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE REGULATIONS; (8)A BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/SMALL 
DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS STATUS DETERMINATION

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 161 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 3245-AF53
_______________________________________________________________________

484. SMALL BUSINESS, SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS, HUBZONE, AND SERVICE-
DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED PROTEST AND APPEAL REGULATIONS.

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632; 15 USC 634

Abstract: SBA is proposing to standardize protest and appeal 
regulations across all small business programs and to clarify the 
effect of a negative determination on the procurement in question. The 
rule will clarify that an award should not be made to an ineligible 
concern, and in cases where an award has been made prior to an SBA 
final decision finding a business to be ineligible, the contracting 
agency shall either terminate the contract, not exercise an option, or 
not award further task or delivery orders to the ineligible concern. 
SBA is also proposing to clarify how contracting officers select NAICS 
codes for multiple award task and delivery order contracts. The changes 
recommended were prompted by recent bid protest litigation, a survey of 
cases handled by SBA's Government Contracting Area Offices, and recent 
rulings by SBA's Office of Hearings and Appeals.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            03/01/10                     75 FR 9129
NPRM Comment Period End         03/31/10
Final Action                    02/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Khem Sharma, Division Chief, Division of Size 
Standards, Office of Government Contracting/Business Development, Small 
Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202 205-7189
Fax: 202 205-6390
Email: khem.sharma@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AF65
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485.  SMALL BUSINESS JOBS ACT: 504 LOAN PROGRAM DEBT 
REFINANCING

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 162 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 3245-AG17

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486.  SMALL BUSINESS JOBS ACT: SMALL BUSINESS 
INTERMEDIARY LENDING PILOT PROGRAM

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 163 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 3245-AG18
_______________________________________________________________________
Small Business Administration (SBA)                   Long-Term Actions

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487. WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER PROGRAM

Legal Authority: 15 USC 656

Abstract: SBA plans to issue regulations for the Women's Business 
Center (WBC) Program. The WBC provides financial assistance to 
organizations that provide management and technical assistance to small 
business concerns owned and controlled by women, and to women wishing 
to start a small business. The purpose of this proposed rule is to 
codify a framework for the development, delivery, funding and 
measurement of management and technical assistance projects conducted 
by Women's Business Center program grantees.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/12

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Ana Harvey
Phone: 202 205-6677
Email: ana.harvey@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AG02
_______________________________________________________________________
Small Business Administration (SBA)                   Completed Actions

_______________________________________________________________________

488. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS: RETAIL TRADE.

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(a)

Abstract: The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) is 
modifying 47 small business size standards for industries in North 
American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 44 45, Retail 
Trade, and retaining the current standards for the remaining industries 
in the Sector. In this final rule, SBA is increasing 46 of the size 
standards and converting the measure of size for one industry (NAICS 
441110, New Car Dealers) from annual receipts to number of employees. 
As part of its ongoing initiative to review all size standards, SBA has 
evaluated every industry in NAICS Sector 44 45 to determine whether the 
existing size standards should be retained or revised. This rule also 
modifies SBA's Small Business Size Regulations to clarify that an NAICS 
code that represents a Wholesale Trade (NAICS Sector 42) or Retail 
Trade (NAICS Sector 44 45) Industry shall not be used for the Federal 
government's procurement of supplies.

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      10/06/10                    75 FR 61597
Final Rule Effective            11/05/10

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Carl Jordan
Phone: 202 205-6618
Fax: 202 205-6390
Email: carl.jordan@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AF69
_______________________________________________________________________

489. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS: OTHER SERVICES

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(a)

Abstract: The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) is 
increasing the small business size standards for 18 industries in North 
American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 81, Other 
Services, and retaining the current standards for the remaining 30 
industries in the Sector. As part of its ongoing initiative to review 
all size standards, SBA has evaluated every industry in NAICS Sector 81 
to determine whether the existing size standards should be retained or 
revised.

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/06/10                    75 FR 61591
Final Rule Effective            11/05/10

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Carl Jordan
Phone: 202 205-6618
Fax: 202 205-6390
Email: carl.jordan@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AF70
_______________________________________________________________________

490. SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS: ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD SERVICES 
INDUSTRIES.

Legal Authority: 15 USC 632(a)

Abstract: The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) is 
increasing small business size standards for five industries in North 
American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 72, 
Accommodation and Food Services -- namely NAICS 721110, Hotels and 
Motels, from $7.0 million to $30 million; NAICS 721120, Casino Hotels, 
from $7.0 million to $30 million; NAICS 722211, Limited Service 
Restaurants, from $7.0 million to $10 million; NAICS 722212, 
Cafeterias, from $7.0 million to $25.5 million; and

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NAICS 722310, Food Service Contractors, from $20.5 million to $35.5 
million. As part of its ongoing initiative to review all size 
standards, SBA has evaluated every industry in Sector 72 to determine 
whether the existing size standards should be retained or revised.

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/06/10                    75 FR 61604
Final Rule Effective            11/05/10

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Carl Jordan
Phone: 202 205-6618
Fax: 202 205-6390
Email: carl.jordan@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AF71
_______________________________________________________________________

491. WOMEN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS FEDERAL CONTRACT PROGRAM

Legal Authority: 15 USC 637(m)

Abstract: This proposed rule will establish regulations to implement 
the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Assistance 
Program, authorized under section 8(m) of the Small Business Act. 
Section 8(m) was enacted as part of Public Law 106-554 to provide a 
targeted procurement mechanism to assist Federal agencies in achieving 
the statutory goal of 5 percent for contracting with WOSBs. In 
accordance with section 8(m), the new regulations would authorize 
contracting officers to restrict competition to eligible WOSBs for 
certain Federal contracts in industries in which SBA has determined 
that WOSBs are underrepresented or substantially underrepresented in 
Federal procurement. Also consistent with section 8(m), the authority 
to restrict competition would be limited to contracts not exceeding $3 
million, or $5 million in the case of manufacturing contracts. In 
implementing section 8(m) the proposed regulations would further 
provide: the eligible industries in which WOSBs are underrepresented or 
substantially underrepresented; the specific eligibility requirements 
for WOSBs to qualify for program participation; the procedures for 
concerns to certify their eligibility; the process for SBA to verify 
the continuing WOSB eligibility; the contractual and business 
development assistance available under the program; the relevant 
protest and appeal procedures; and the applicable penalties.

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/07/10                    75 FR 62258
Final Rule Effective            02/04/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Dean R. Koppel
Phone: 202 205-7322
Fax: 202 481-1540
Email: dean.koppel@sba.gov

RIN: 3245-AG06
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