[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 65 (Thursday, April 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 20371]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07851]


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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


Small Business Size Standards; Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule

AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration.

ACTION: On April 16, 2001, SBA granted a Class Waiver of the 
Nonmanufacturer Rule (NMR) for Aerospace Ball and Roller Bearings, 
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 332991, 
Product Service Code (PSC) 3110. SBA is reopening for Public Comment 
the above Class Waiver from the Nonmanufacturer Rule for Aerospace Ball 
and Roller Bearings, consisting of, but not limited to, Annular Ball 
Bearings, Cylindrical Ball Bearings, Linear Ball Bearings, Linear 
Roller Bearings, Needle Roller Bearings, Ball or Roller Bearing Races, 
Roller Bearings, Tapered Roller Bearings and Thrust Roller Bearings, 
due to information submitted by several small business manufacturers of 
aerospace ball and roller bearings that have done business with the 
Federal government within the previous two years.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Small Business Administration is proposing to rescind 
a class waiver from the Nonmanufacturer Rule for NAICS code 332991, 
Aerospace Ball and Roller Bearings, PSC 3110.

DATES: Comments and source information must be submitted (NLT 30 days 
after date of publication).

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number [SBA-
2013-XXXX] by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Dean Koppel, Associate Director for Government 
Contracting, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., 
8th Floor, Washington, DC 20416.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Dean Koppel, Associate Director for 
Government Contracting, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd 
Street SW., 8th floor, Washington, DC 20416.
    All comments will be posted on www.Regulations.gov. If you wish to 
include within your comment, confidential business information (CBI) as 
defined in the Privacy and Use Notice/User Notice at 
www.Regulations.gov and you do not want that information disclosed, you 
must submit the comment by either Mail or Hand Delivery and you must 
address the comment to the attention of Dean Koppel, Associate Director 
for Government Contracting, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd 
Street SW., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20416.
    In the submission, you must highlight the information that you 
consider is CBI and explain why you believe this information should be 
held confidential. SBA will make a final determination, in its sole 
discretion, of whether the information is CBI and, therefore, will be 
published or not.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Halstead, (202) 205-9885, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 8(a)(17) of the Small Business Act 
(the Act) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(17)), and SBA's implementing regulations 
(13 CFR 121.406(b) and 13 CFR 125.6) generally require that recipients 
of Federal supply contracts that are set aside for small businesses, 
Small Disabled Veteran Owned small businesses, women-owned small 
businesses, or Participants in the SBA's 8(a) BD Program provide the 
product of a domestic small business manufacturer or processor if the 
recipient is other than the actual manufacturer or processor of the 
product. This requirement is commonly referred to as the 
Nonmanufacturer Rule. See 13 CFR 121.406, 13 CFR 125.15(c), and 13 CFR 
127.505. The Act authorizes SBA to waive the Nonmanufacturer Rule for 
any ``class of products'' for which there are no small business 
manufacturers or processors available to participate in the Federal 
market. In order to be considered available to participate in the 
Federal market for a class of products, a small business manufacturer 
must have submitted a proposal for a contract or received a contract 
from the Federal government within the last 24 months. See (13 CFR 
121.1202(c)). The SBA defines ``class of products'' based on the Office 
of Management and Budget's NAICS code classifications. In addition, SBA 
uses Product Service Codes (PSCs) to further identify particular 
products within the NAICS code to which a waiver would apply. The SBA 
may then identify a specific item within a PSC and NAICS code to which 
a class waiver would apply. The SBA is considering a rescission of the 
class waiver from the Non-Manufacturer Rule for PSC 3110, Aerospace 
Ball and Roller Bearings, NAICS code 332991, based on information 
submitted by several small business manufacturers of aerospace ball and 
roller bearings that have done business with the Federal government 
within the previous two years.

Kenneth W. Dodds,
Director, Office of Government Contracting.
[FR Doc. 2013-07851 Filed 4-3-13; 8:45 am]
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