[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 239 (Friday, December 12, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 73853]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29142]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 239 / Friday, December 12, 2014 / 
Proposed Rules

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

2 CFR Part 2700

13 CFR Parts 103, 124 and 134

RIN 3245-AG40


Agent Revocation and Suspension Procedures

AGENCY: Small Business Administration.

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On October 16, 2014, the U.S. Small Business Administration 
(SBA or Agency) proposed detailed procedures for the suspension and 
revocation of an Agent's privilege to do business with the United 
States Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA provided a 60-day 
comment period ending on December 15, 2014. In this notice, SBA is 
extending the comment period an additional 60 days to February 14, 
2015.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on October 
16, 2014, at 79 FR 62060, is extended through February 14, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN: 3245-AG40 by any 
of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Debra L. Mayer, Chief, Supervision and 
Enforcement, Office of Credit Risk Management, 409 Third Street SW., 
8th Floor, Washington, DC 20416.
    SBA will post all comments to this proposed rule without change on 
www.regulations.gov. If you wish to submit confidential business 
information (CBI) as defined in the User Notice at www.regulations.gov, 
you must submit such information to Debra L. Mayer, Chief, Supervision 
and Enforcement, Office of Credit Risk Management, 409 Third Street 
SW., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20416 or send an email to 
[email protected]. Highlight the information that you consider to be 
CBI and explain why you believe SBA should hold this information as 
confidential. SBA will review the information and make the final 
determination whether it will publish the information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra L. Mayer, Chief, Supervision and 
Enforcement, Office of Credit Risk Management, 202-205-7577, email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the proposed rule (79 FR 62060), SBA 
sought public comment on proposed detailed procedures for the 
suspension and revocation of an Agent's privilege to do business with 
the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) within a single 
Part of the Code of Federal Regulations; removing 8(a) program specific 
procedures for Agent suspension and revocation; clarifying existing and 
related regulations as to suspension, revocation, and debarment; and 
removing Office of Hearings and Appeals jurisdiction over Agent 
suspensions and revocations and government-wide debarment and 
suspension actions. The proposed rule would also conform SBA suspension 
and revocation procedures for Agents with general government-wide non-
procurement suspension and debarment procedures. SBA provided a 60-day 
comment period ending on December 15, 2014.
    SBA has received requests for an extension of the comment period 
from two trade associations that represent participants in SBA's 
business loan programs and one comment on the substance of the proposed 
rule. SBA believes that the Agency and affected parties will benefit 
from more public input before it finalizes any changes. Therefore, SBA 
is extending the comment period through February 14, 2015. This will 
also give more time to affected businesses and interested parties to 
review the proposed changes and prepare their comments to the proposed 
rule.

    Dated: December 5, 2014.
Ann Marie Mehlum,
Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access.
[FR Doc. 2014-29142 Filed 12-11-14; 8:45 am]
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