As has been noted in this space and elsewhere, FAA's proposed repair station regulation re-write will hit a lot of small businesses. By FAA's own calculation, 1,838 of the 4,105 total repair stations covered by the rule have 10 or fewer employees, and another 1,913 have between 11 and 199 employees.
With those kinds of demographics, it makes sense that the Small Business Administration hosted FAA and industry representatives this week for a roundtable on the rule. Here's ARSA's recap of the meeting, and here, courtesy of ARSA, is FAA's 30,000-foot view (.pdf) of the new proposed rule as presented to the group.
Comments on the proposed rule are due November 19. Comments can be filed here.