Proposed HUBZone Regulations Issued

By: Christine V. Williams on 10/31/2018

SUMMARY: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) proposes to amend its regulations for the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program to reduce the regulatory burdens imposed on HUBZone small business concerns and government agencies, implement new statutory provisions, and eliminate ambiguities in the regulations. SBA has reviewed all of its HUBZone regulations and is proposing a comprehensive revision to the HUBZone Program to clarify current HUBZone Program policies and procedures and to make changes that will benefit the small business community by making the HUBZone Program more efficient and effective. The proposed amendments are intended to make it easier for small business concerns to understand and comply with the program’s requirements and to make the HUBZone program a more attractive avenue for procuring agencies.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 31, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 3245–AG38, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail (for paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Mariana Pardo, Director, HUBZone Program, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416.

Link to regulations: Proposed HUBZone Regulations