On November 8, 2019, SBA issued extensive and wide-reaching regulations. Considering the breadth of the regulations and timing of the release over typical holiday breaks/vacations, and comments being due in mid-January, upon request, SBA issued an extension for the comment period until February 7, 2020. Listed below is the public inspection notice for the Federal Register regarding the extension. Publication date of the notice is tomorrow.
01/09/2020 Public Inspection Issue
Consolidation of Mentor Protege Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments; Extension of Comment Period
01/09/2020 at 8:45 am
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Consolidation of Mentor Protégé Programs and Other Government Contracting
Amendments; Extension of Comment Period
AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration.
ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2019. The comment period is scheduled to close on January 17, 2020. SBA is extending the comment period an additional 21 days in response to the significant level of interest generated by the proposed rule and requests from multiple stakeholders for an extension. Given the scope of the proposed rule and the nature of the issues raised by the comments received to date, SBA believes that affected businesses need more time to review the proposal and prepare their comments.
DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on November 8, 2019 (84 FR 60846) is extended to February 7, 2020.