SBA Tribal Consultation
September 28, 2022 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 am CDT
One event on October 5, 2022 at 9:00 am
One event on September 28, 2022 at 5:00 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) announces that it is holding tribal consultation meetings in Anchorage, Alaska, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Washington, DC, as well as a Listening Session in Honolulu, Hawaii, concerning forthcoming proposed revisions to the 8(a) Business Development (BD) program regulations. Additionally, SBA requests comments and input on how best to propose several program policies the Agency is contemplating that would impact Alaska Native Corporations (ANC), tribes, Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHO) (collectively, “entities”), and 8(a) Participants owned by such entities. Testimony presented at these tribal consultations will become part of the administrative record for SBA’s consideration when the Agency deliberates on approaches to changes in the 8(a) BD program regulations.
- Thursday, September 22, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CDT), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Pre-registration for this Tribal Consultation meeting is requested by September 19, 2022.
Location: Metro Technology Centers, Springlake Campus Health Careers Center, 1720 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
- Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT), Washington, DC. Pre-registration for this Tribal Consultation meeting is requested by September 30, 2022.
Location: SBA Headquarters, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416. Commenters and attendees may participate in-person or remotely at this consultation meeting.
- The Listening Session will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (HST), Honolulu, Hawaii. Pre-registration for this Listening Session is requested by September 23, 2022.
Location: SBA Hawaii District Office, 500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 1-306, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Pre-registration: Send pre-registration requests to attend and/or testify to Chequita Carter of SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Washington, DC 20416; Chequita.Carter@sba.gov; or Facsimile to (202) 481-2177.
Comments: You may submit comments, identified by Regulations Identifier Number (RIN) 3245-AH70, by any of the following methods:
Email: to Jackson S. Brossy, Assistant Administrator, Office of Native American Affairs, U.S. Small Business Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail (for paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): to Jackson S. Brossy, Assistant Administrator, Office of Native American Affairs, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Washington, DC 20416.
Instructions: All submissions received will become part of the administrative record for any rulemaking resulting from these tribal consultation meetings and listening session. As such, comments received may be posted on http://www.regulations.gov. If you wish to submit confidential business information (CBI) as defined in the User Notice at http://www.regulations.gov, please submit the comments to Jackson S. Brossy and highlight the information that you consider to be CBI and explain why you believe this information should be held confidential. SBA will make a final determination as to whether the comments will be published.