[Federal Register Volume 68, Number 207 (Monday, October 27, 2003)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 61097]
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[FR Doc No: 03-27047]

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13 CFR Part 121

Termination of the Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for Small 
Arms Ammunition Manufacturing

AGENCY: Small Business Administration (SBA).

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The decision to terminate this waiver of the Nonmanufaturer 
Rule is based on evidence provided to the SBA that there are small 
businesses which manufacture items within this class of product. 
Terminating this waiver will require recipients of contracts set aside 
for small or 8(a) businesses to provide the product of domestic small 
business manufacturers or processors where this class of product is 
required. A notice to terminate a waiver the Nonmanufacturer Rule 
appeared in the Federal Register on July 9, 2003 (68 FR 40820). 
Comments from this notice were received from small business 
manufacturers. Our knowledge of the existence of small business 
manufacturers requires us to terminate the waiver of the 
Nonmanufacturer for Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing, NAICS 332992, 
in accordance with 13 CFR 121.1204 (a)(7).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 27, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edith G. Butler, Program Analyst, U.S. 
Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20416, Tel: (202) 619-0422.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Law 100-656, enacted on November 15, 
1988, incorporated into the Small Business Act the previously existing 
regulation that recipients of Federal contracts set aside for small 
businesses or SBA 8(a) Program procurement must provide the product of 
a small business manufacturer or processor, if the recipient is other 
than the actual manufacturer or processor. This requirement is commonly 
referred to as the Nonmanufacturer Rule. The SBA regulations imposing 
this requirement are found at 13 CFR 121.906(b) and 121.1106(b). 
Section 303(h) of the law provides for waiver of this requirement by 
SBA for any ``class of products'' for which there are no small business 
manufacturers or processors in the Federal market. To be considered 
available to participate in the Federal market on these classes of 
products, a small business manufacturer must have submitted a proposal 
for a contract solicitation or received a contract from the Federal 
government within the last 24 months. The SBA defines ``class of 
products'' based on a six digit North American Industry Classification 
System (NAICS) and the four digit Product and Service Code established 
by the Federal Procurement Data System.

Linda G. Williams,
Associate Administrator for Government Contracting.
[FR Doc. 03-27047 Filed 10-24-03; 8:45 am]