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General Rules and Regulations
under the
Securities Act of 1933

Rule 157 -- Small Entities Under the Securities Act for Purposes of the Regulatory Flexibility Act

For purposes of Commission rulemaking in accordance with the provisions of Chapter Six of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), and unless otherwise defined for purposes of a particular rulemaking proceeding, the term small business or small organization shall:
  1. When used with reference to an issuer, other than an investment company, for purposes of the Securities Act of 1933, mean an issuer whose total assets on the last day of its most recent fiscal year were $5 million or less and that is engaged or proposing to engage in small business financing. An issuer is considered to be engaged or proposing to engage in small business financing under this section if it is conducting or proposes to conduct an offering of securities which does not exceed the dollar limitation prescribed by section 3(b) of the Securities Act.

  2. When used with reference to an investment company that is an issuer for purposes of the Act, have the meaning ascribed to those terms by Rule 0-10 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Regulatory History

47 FR 5221, Feb. 4, 1982, as amended at 51 FR 25362, July 14, 1986; 63 FR 35508, 35514, June 30, 1998

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