Small Business Size Standards: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Docket ID: SBA-2011-0008
Agency: Small Business Administration (SBA)
The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) increased 37 small business size standards in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 54, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and one size standard in NAICS Sector 81, Other Services. As part of an ongoing initiative to review all small business size standards, SBA evaluated every receipts based size standard in NAICS Sector 54 as well as the one previously unreviewed size standard in NAICS Sector 81 to determine whether they should be retained or revised. This is one of a series of final rules that will examine industries grouped by an NAICS Sector. SBA has applied its"Size Standards Methodology," which is available on its website at, to this final rule.
RIN: 3245-AG07
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
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
NPRM03/16/201176 FR 14323
NPRM Comment Period End05/16/2011
Final Rule02/10/201277 FR 7490
Final Rule Effective03/12/2012
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Size Standards

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jun 15, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/13/2011
ID: SBA-2011-0008-0331
Comment Period Closed
Jun 15, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/16/2011
ID: SBA-2011-0008-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 02/10/2012
ID: SBA-2011-0008-1432

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/16/2011
ID: SBA-2011-0008-0004


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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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