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SBA RIN: 3245-AH64 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Extension of Participation in 8(a) Business Development Program 

This interim final rule contains amendments to the regulations governing the 8(a) Business Development (BD) program. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is revising its regulations to implement a provision in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Appropriations Act), which authorized certain 8(a) Participants to extend their 8(a) BD program term by a period of one year. This interim final rule amends the 8(a) BD program regulations to carry out the changes made by the Act.

Agency: Small Business Administration(SBA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 13 CFR 124   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 116-260, Div. N, sec. 330    Pub. L. 116-283, Div. A, title VII, sec. 869   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Pub. L. 116-260, Div. N, sec. 330 and Pub. L. 116-283, Div. A, title VII, sec. 869  01/11/2021 

Overall Description of Deadline: The underlying statutory authorities (i.e., both section 330 of the Appropriations Act and section 869 of the NDAA 2021) require SBA to issue regulations to implement this authority within 15 days of enactment.

Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  01/13/2021  86 FR 2529   
Interim Final Rule Effective  01/13/2021 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  03/15/2021 
Final Action  12/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Van Tran
Small Business Administration
409 Third Street SW,
Washington, DC 20416
Phone:202 205-7567