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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

May 13, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) published an advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) today in the Federal Register to solicit feedback on its regulations governing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Program (38 CFR 74) guidelines for three major purposes:

  • To improve the regulations to provide greater clarity
  • To streamline the program
  • To encourage more VOSBs to apply for verification

By issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking, OSDBU seeks comments on how best to approach this undertaking.  Although OSDBU identified specific issues for discussion, it encourages commenters to discuss any issue related to improving these specific regulations and the program.  The proposed changes can be located at Regulations.gov.  Comments must be received on or before July 12, 2013.

The official ANPR can be located at Regulations.gov (ID:  VA-2013-VACO-0004-0001; RIN:  2900-AO63).  By issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking, OSDBU seeks comments on how best to approach this undertaking.  Although OSDBU identified specific issues for discussion, it encourages commenters to discuss any issue related to improving these specific regulations and the program.  Access the existing regulation and compilation document which contains collected suggestions from a wide range of sources for changes to the requlations.

Learn more at Regulations.gov


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