[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 45 (Monday, March 9, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 12353-12354]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-05316]


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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

13 CFR Parts 121, 124, 125, 126 and 127

[Docket No. SBA-2014-0006]
RIN 3245-AG58


Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense 
Authorization Act of 2013 Amendments

AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reopening the 
comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register 
on December 29, 2014 at 79 FR 77955. In that rule SBA proposed to 
implement provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, 
which pertain to performance requirements applicable to small business 
and socioeconomic program set aside contracts and small business 
subcontracting. SBA also proposed to make changes to its regulations 
concerning the nonmanufacturer rule and affiliation rules. Further, SBA 
proposed to allow a joint venture to qualify as small for any 
government procurement as long as each partner to the joint venture 
qualifies individually as small under the size standard corresponding 
to the NAICS code assigned in the solicitation. Finally, SBA requested 
comments on the timeline and procedures for North American Industry 
Classification System code appeals. The comment period closed on 
February 27, 2015.
    SBA is reopening the comment period in response to the significant 
level of interest generated by the proposed rule and due to the request 
of multiple stakeholders. Given the scope of the proposed rule and the 
nature of the issues raised by the comments received to date, SBA 
believes that affected businesses need more time to review the proposal 
and fully prepare their comments.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on December 
29, 2014 (79 FR 77955) is extended through April 6, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket Number: SBA-
2014-0006, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     For mail, paper, disk, or CD/ROM submissions: Brenda 
Fernandez, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Policy, 
Planning and Liaison, 409 Third Street SW., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 
20416.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Brenda Fernandez, U.S. Small 
Business Administration, Office of Policy, Planning and Liaison, 409 
Third Street SW., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20416.
    SBA will post all comments on www.regulations.gov. If you wish to 
submit confidential business information (CBI) as defined in the User 
Notice at www.regulations.gov, please submit the information to Brenda 
Fernandez, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Policy, 
Planning and Liaison, 409 Third Street SW., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 
20416, or send an email to [email protected]. Highlight the 
information that

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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 on whether it will publish the information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Fernandez, Office of Policy, 
Planning and Liaison, 409 Third Street SW., Washington, DC 20416; (202) 
207-7337; [email protected].

    Dated: March 3, 2015.
Kenneth Dodds,
Director, Office of Policy, Planning & Liaison, Office of Government 
Contracting & Business Development.
[FR Doc. 2015-05316 Filed 3-6-15; 8:45 am]
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