Small Business Size Standards: Support Activities for Mining

Docket ID: SBA-2012-0020
Agency: Small Business Administration (SBA)
On December 6, 2012, the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) published a proposed rule to increase the small business size standards for three of the four industries in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Subsector 213, Support Activities for Mining, that are based on average annual receipts. As part of its ongoing comprehensive size standards review, SBA evaluated the four receipts based standards in NAICS Subsector 213 under NAICS Sector 21, Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, to determine whether the current size standards should be retained or revised. Within NAICS Sector 21, only NAICS Subsector 213 has receipts based size standards. Note the title of this rule was changed from "Small Business Size Standards: Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction". This title was based on the one for Sector 21 of the Small Business Size Standards by NAICS Industry. However, SBA later concluded that this title was a misnomer since this rule only covers the four revenue-based size standards under Subsector 213, Support Activities for Mining and not the entire Sector 21. The rest of the industries in that Sector have employee based size standards which SBA will review in the near future with other employee based size standards. In developing the proposed size standards, SBA 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-AG44
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
NPRM12/06/201277 FR 72766
NPRM Comment Period End02/04/2013
Final Rule06/20/201378 FR 37404
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
Feb 04, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/06/2012
ID: SBA-2012-0020-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 07/26/2013
ID: SBA-2012-0020-0005
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 06/20/2013
ID: SBA-2012-0020-0004

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/17/2012
ID: SBA-2012-0020-0002


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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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