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SBA RIN: 3245-AG69 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Small Business Timber Set-Aside Program 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) is amending its Small Business Timber Set-Aside Program (the Program) regulations. The Small Business Timber Set-Aside Program is rooted in the Small Business Act, which tasked SBA with ensuring that small businesses receive a fair proportion of the total sales of government property. Accordingly, the Program requires Timber sales to be set aside for small business when small business participation falls below a certain amount. SBA considered comments received during the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking processes, including on issues such as, but not limited to, whether the saw timber volume purchased through stewardship timber contracts should be included in calculations, and whether the appraisal point used in set-aside sales should be the nearest small business mill. In addition, SBA is considering data from the timber industry to help evaluate the current program and economic impact of potential changes.

Agency: Small Business Administration(SBA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 13 CFR 121   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 631    15 U.S.C. 644(a)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  03/25/2015  80 FR 15697   
ANPRM Comment Period End  05/26/2015 
NPRM  09/27/2016  81 FR 66199   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/28/2016 
Final Rule  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Sam Le
Director of Policy, Planning, and Liaison
Small Business Administration
409 3rd Street SW,
Washington, DC 20416
Phone:202 619-1789