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Title 15: Commerce and Foreign Trade
§1400.3 Request for determination.
A group wishing to apply for designation as socially or economically disadvantaged under Executive Order 11625 shall submit a written application to the Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, 20230, containing the following information:
(a) Statement of request: a brief statement clearly indicating that the applicant seeks formal recognition as socially or economically disadvantaged.
(b) Description of applicants: a detailed sociological, ethnic and/or racial description, as appropriate, of the group they represent which indicates that the group and the traits of its members are sufficiently distinctive to warrant a determination of social or economic disadvantage.
(c) Summary of the applicant's submission: a brief summary of their Submission.
(d) Presentation of argument: a narrative description of the documentation in support of their claim of social or economic disadvantage.
(Applicants should support their claim of social or economic disadvantage with the criteria described under 1400.4 “Evidence of Social or Economic Disadvantage”)
(e) Conclusion: summary of applicant's arguments in support of the claims of social or economic disadvantage.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0640-0011)