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Title 13 published on 04-May-2017 03:04
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 13 CFR Part 311 after this date.
Through this notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”), the Economic Development Administration (“EDA,” or “the Agency”), U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”), proposes and requests comments on the Agency's implementation of section 26 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (the “Stevenson-Wydler Act”), enacted as part of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (“COMPETES Act”). The Stevenson-Wydler Act authorizes EDA to provide loan guarantees for obligations to small- and medium-sized manufacturers for the use or production of innovative technologies. These guarantees will enable innovative technology manufacturers to obtain capital otherwise unavailable to them.
On December 7, 2011, the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register proposing and requesting public input on changes to EDA's operating regulations (76 FR 76492). EDA originally requested comments on the NPRM by February 6, 2012. From January 24, 2012 through February 1, 2012, EDA's Web site experienced technical difficulties, and the online feature for submitting comments on this rulemaking through EDA's Web site was unavailable. Although the other methods for submitting comments—the Federal eRulemaking Portal and regular mail to EDA's office—remained available during this period, EDA wants to ensure stakeholders have the maximum amount of time and optimal access to provide EDA with comments on its proposed regulatory changes. Therefore, EDA publishes this notice to extend the deadline for submitting comments on the December 7, 2011 NPRM to February 15, 2012.