Buy America Waiver Notification, 11400-11401 [E9-5752]

Download as PDF 11400 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 17, 2009 / Notices U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is hereby given for a NextGen Mid-Term Implementation Task Force meeting. The agenda will include: • Opening Plenary (Welcome and Introductions). • Work Group and Subgroup Status Reports and Planned Activities. • Discussion and Next Steps. • Closing Plenary (Other Business, Document Production, Date and Place of Next Meeting, Adjourn). Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairman, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2009. Francisco Estrada C., RTCA Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. E9–5666 Filed 3–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review; Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit, MI Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47504 et. seq (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’) and 14 CFR part 150 by Wayne County Airport Authority. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective March 7, 2006 and was published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2006. The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before August 29, 2009. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the start of FAA’s review of the noise dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:44 Mar 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 compatibility program is March 2, 2009. The public comment period ends May 1, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ernest Gubry, Detroit Airports District Office, 11677 South Wayne Road, Suite 107, Romulus, Michigan 48174, 734– 229–2905. Comments on the proposed noise compatibility program should also be submitted to the above office. This notice announces that the FAA is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program for Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport which will be approved or disapproved on or before August 29, 2009. This notice also announces the availability of this program for public review and comment. An airport operator who has submitted noise exposure maps that are found by FAA to be in compliance with the requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150, promulgated pursuant to the Act, may submit a noise compatibility program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the operator has taken or proposes to reduce existing noncompatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional noncompatible uses. The FAA has formally received the noise compatibility program for Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, effective on March 2, 2009. The airport operator has requested that the FAA review this material and that the noise mitigation measures, to be implemented jointly by the airport and surrounding communities, be approved as a noise compatibility program under section 47504 of the Act. Preliminary review of the submitted material indicates that it conforms to FAR Part 150 requirements for the submittal of noise compatibility programs, but that further review will be necessary prior to approval or disapproval of the program. The formal review period, limited by law to a maximum of 180 days, will be completed on or before August 29, 2009. The FAA’s detailed evaluation will be conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR part 150, section 150.33. The primary considerations in the evaluation process are whether the proposed measures may reduce the level of aviation safety or create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, and whether they are reasonably consistent with obtaining the goal of reducing existing noncompatible land uses and preventing the introduction of additional noncompatible land uses. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed program with specific reference to these factors. All comments relating to these factors, other than those properly addressed to local land use authorities, will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. Copies of the noise exposure maps and the proposed noise compatibility program are available for examination at the following locations: Federal Aviation Administration, Detroit Airports District Office, 11677 South Wayne Road, Suite 107, Romulus, Michigan 48174. Wayne County Airport Authority, Michelle Plawecki, Authority Noise Manager, Noise Compatibility Office, LC Smith Terminal, Main Floor, Detroit, MI 48242. Phone: 734–942–1503. Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: March 2, 2009. Issued in Romulus, Michigan. Matthew J. Thys, Manager, Detroit Airports District Office, Great Lakes Region. [FR Doc. E9–5674 Filed 3–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Buy America Waiver Notification AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice provides information regarding the FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the span lock linear electric actuators used in rehabilitation of the Robert Moses causeway NB and SB structures in New York. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is March 18, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program Administration, (202) 366–1562, gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. Michael Harkins, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–4928, michael.harkins@dot.gov. Office hours for the FHWA are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Federal E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 17, 2009 / Notices Register’s home page at: https:// www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office’s database at: https:// www.access.gpo.gov/nara. dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Background BILLING CODE 4910–22–P The FHWA’s Buy America policy in 23 CFR 635.410 requires a domestic manufacturing process for any steel or iron products (including protective coatings) that are permanently incorporated in a Federal-aid construction project. The regulation also provides for a waiver of the Buy America requirements when the application would be inconsistent with the public interest or when satisfactory quality domestic steel and iron products are not sufficiently available. This notice provides information regarding the FHWA’s findings that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for a span lock linear electric actuator in the State of New York. In accordance with section 130 of Division K of the ‘‘Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008’’ (Pub. L. 110– 161), the FHWA published on its Web site a notice of intent to issue a Buy America waiver for the span lock linear electric actuator in New York https:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=28 on February 4. The FHWA received one comment in response to the span lock linear electric actuator. The comment was ‘‘Buy America needs to be maintained in every instance possible.’’ During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA conducted an additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic manufacturers for the product. Based on all the information available to the agency, including the response received to the notice as well as the Agency’s nationwide review, the FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers for the span lock linear electric actuator. In accordance with the provisions of section 117 of the ‘‘SAFETEA–LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008’’ (Pub. L. 110–244, 122 Stat. 1572), the FHWA is providing this notice as its finding that a waiver of the Buy America requirements is appropriate pursuant to 23 CFR 635.410(c)(1). The FHWA invites public comment on this finding for an additional 15 days following the effective date of the finding. Comments may be submitted to the FHWA’s Web site via the link provided to the New York waiver page noted above. (Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110– 161, 23 CFR 635.410.) VerDate Nov<24>2008 Issued on: March 9, 2009. Jeffrey F. Paniati, Acting Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. E9–5752 Filed 3–16–09; 8:45 am] 13:44 Mar 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2000–7257; Notice No. 51] Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Announcement of Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) Meeting. SUMMARY: FRA announces the thirtyeighth meeting of the RSAC, a Federal Advisory Committee that develops railroad safety regulations through a consensus process. The RSAC meeting topics will include opening remarks from the FRA Acting Deputy Administrator, and status reports will be provided by the following Working Groups: Positive Train Control, Hours of Service, Passenger Safety, Locomotive Safety Standards, Railroad Bridge Safety, Medical Standards, Railroad Operating Rules, and Track Safety Standards. The Committee may be asked to approve recommendations concerning a final rule on revision of recordkeeping and reporting requirements for hours of service of safety-critical railroad employees. The Committee may be asked to approve a proposed rule on Railroad Bridge Safety and to consent to a mail ballot on recommendations for a proposed rule on Positive Train Control. The Committee may also be asked to accept a Task concerning hours of service for train, engine and yard employees of intercity and commuter passenger railroads. This agenda is subject to change, including the possible addition of further proposed tasks under the Rail Safety and Improvement Act of 2008. DATES: The meeting of the RSAC is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. and will adjourn by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2009. ADDRESSES: The RSAC meeting will be held at the Washington Marriott Hotel, located at 1221 22nd Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. The meeting is open to the public on a first-come, firstserve basis, and is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Sign and oral interpretation can be made PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11401 available if requested 10 calendar days before the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Woolverton, RSAC Administrative Officer/Coordinator, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Mailstop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6212; or Grady Cothen, Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Mailstop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6302. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463), FRA is giving notice of a meeting of the RSAC. The RSAC was established to provide advice and recommendations to the FRA on railroad safety matters. The RSAC is composed of 54 voting representatives from 31 member organizations, representing various rail industry perspectives. In addition, there are non-voting advisory representatives from the agencies with railroad safety regulatory responsibility in Canada and Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Transit Administration. The diversity of the Committee ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities. See the RSAC Web site for details on pending tasks at: https://rsac.fra.dot.gov/. Please refer to the notice published in the Federal Register on March 11, 1996, 61 FR 9740) for additional information about the RSAC. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 11, 2009. Grady C. Cothen, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development. [FR Doc. E9–5675 Filed 3–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2000–7257; Notice No. 52] Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Working Group Activity Update AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Announcement of Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) Working Group Activities. SUMMARY: The FRA is updating its announcement of RSAC’s Working Group activities to reflect its current status. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Woolverton, RSAC Coordinator, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 50 (Tuesday, March 17, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11400-11401]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5752]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Buy America Waiver Notification

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding 
that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the span lock linear 
electric actuators used in rehabilitation of the Robert Moses causeway 
NB and SB structures in New York.

DATES: The effective date of the waiver is March 18, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, 
please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program 
Administration, (202) 366-1562, gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov. For legal 
questions, please contact Mr. Michael Harkins, FHWA Office of the Chief 
Counsel, (202) 366-4928, michael.harkins@dot.gov. Office hours for the 
FHWA are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic Access

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the 
Federal

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Register's home page at: https://www.archives.gov and the Government 
Printing Office's database at: https://www.access.gpo.gov/nara.

Background

    The FHWA's Buy America policy in 23 CFR 635.410 requires a domestic 
manufacturing process for any steel or iron products (including 
protective coatings) that are permanently incorporated in a Federal-aid 
construction project. The regulation also provides for a waiver of the 
Buy America requirements when the application would be inconsistent 
with the public interest or when satisfactory quality domestic steel 
and iron products are not sufficiently available. This notice provides 
information regarding the FHWA's findings that a Buy America waiver is 
appropriate for a span lock linear electric actuator in the State of 
New York.
    In accordance with section 130 of Division K of the ``Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2008'' (Pub. L. 110-161), the FHWA published on its 
Web site a notice of intent to issue a Buy America waiver for the span 
lock linear electric actuator in New York https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/
construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=28 on February 4. The FHWA 
received one comment in response to the span lock linear electric 
actuator. The comment was ``Buy America needs to be maintained in every 
instance possible.'' During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA 
conducted an additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic 
manufacturers for the product. Based on all the information available 
to the agency, including the response received to the notice as well as 
the Agency's nationwide review, the FHWA concludes that there are no 
domestic manufacturers for the span lock linear electric actuator.
    In accordance with the provisions of section 117 of the ``SAFETEA-
LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008'' (Pub. L. 110-244, 122 Stat. 
1572), the FHWA is providing this notice as its finding that a waiver 
of the Buy America requirements is appropriate pursuant to 23 CFR 
635.410(c)(1). The FHWA invites public comment on this finding for an 
additional 15 days following the effective date of the finding. 
Comments may be submitted to the FHWA's Web site via the link provided 
to the New York waiver page noted above.

(Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110-161, 23 CFR 635.410.)

    Issued on: March 9, 2009.
Jeffrey F. Paniati,
Acting Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-5752 Filed 3-16-09; 8:45 am]
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