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EPA/AdmO RIN: 2090-AA40 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurement Under Environmental Protection Agency Financial Assistance Agreements 

This action is meant to ensure nondiscrimination in the award of contracts under EPA financial assistance agreements, to harmonize EPA's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program objectives with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena, to help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in the award of contracts under EPA financial assistance agreements; and to provide appropriate flexibility to recipients of EPA financial assistance in establishing and providing contracting opportunities for DBEs.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 33   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 637    42 U.S.C. 4370   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 221310 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems; 221320 Sewage Treatment Facilities; 453210 Office Supplies and Stationery Stores; 532420 Office Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing; 5413 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services; 541320 Landscape Architectural Services; 541380 Testing Laboratories; 541511 Custom Computer Programming Services; 541512 Computer Systems Design Services; 541618 Other Management Consulting Services; 541620 Environmental Consulting Services; 56211 Waste Collection; 562211 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal; 56291 Remediation Services; 562910 Remediation Services 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Teree Henderson
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of the Administrator
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-2222