SBA issues proposed size standards for NAICS Sector 54, Professional, Technical, and Scientific Services
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed to increase
small business size standards for 35 industries and one sub-industry in
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 54,
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and one industry in
NAICS Sector 81, Other Services. As part of its ongoing comprehensive
review of all size standards, SBA has evaluated 45 industries and three
sub-industries in NAICS Sector 54 and one industry in NAICS Sector 81 to
determine whether the existing size standards should be retained or
revised. This proposed rule is one of a series of proposals that will
examine size standards of industries grouped by an NAICS Sector. SBA has
issued a White Paper entitled "Size Standards Methodology” and
published in the October 21, 2009 issue of the Federal Register a notice that "Size Standards Methodology” is available on its website at www.sba.gov/size
for public review and comments. The "Size Standards Methodology” White
Paper explains how SBA establishes, reviews and modifies its receipts
based and employee based small business size standards. In this proposed
rule, SBA has applied its methodology that pertains to establishing,
reviewing and modifying a receipts based size standard. SBA included a
copy of "Size Standards Methodology” in the same docket file
We invite you to review the proposed rule and submit your comments. The
proposed rule explains how to submit your comments. We recommend that
you submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions there for submitting your comments.
The deadline for submission of comments is Monday, May 16, 2011.
You can read/download the proposed rule at Regulations.gov (RIN 3245-AG07).