Small Business Size Standards: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting

Docket ID: SBA-2012-0013
Agency: Small Business Administration (SBA)
On September 11, 2012, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published a proposed rule to increase the small business size standards for 11 industries in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 11, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting. As part of its ongoing comprehensive review of all small business size standards, SBA evaluated receipts based size standards for 16 industries and two sub-industries in NAICS Sector 11 to determine whether they should be retained or revised. SBA did not review size standards for 46 industries in NAICS Sector 11 that are currently set by statute at $750,000 in average annual receipts. SBA also did not review the 500-employee based size standard for NAICS 113310, Logging, but will review it in the near future with other employee based size standards. In developing the proposed size standards, SBA has applied its "Size Standards Methodology," which is available on the Agency's website at SBA expects to publish the final rule in the near future.
RIN: 3245-AG43
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 15 USC 632(a)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM09/11/201277 FR 55755
NPRM Comment Period End11/13/2012
Final Rule06/20/201378 FR 37398
Final Rule Effective07/22/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Subtype: N/A
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Size Standards

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Nov 13, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 11/13/2012
ID: SBA-2012-0013-0013
Comment Period Closed
Nov 13, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/11/2012
ID: SBA-2012-0013-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 06/20/2013
ID: SBA-2012-0013-0017

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/12/2012
ID: SBA-2012-0013-0003


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
Pre Rule
Current Stage
Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Dr. Khem Raj Sharma
Chief, Office of Size Standards
202 205-7189
202 205-6390 (Fax)
409 Third Street SW., Washington, DC 20416
Washington, DC 20416
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