Buy America Waiver Notification, 52997 [E9-24851]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 198 / Thursday, October 15, 2009 / Notices Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certifications For the hazardous liquids program, the Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) currently has two States with an agreement under 49 U.S.C. 60106(a) and 15 State programs that are certified under 49 U.S.C. 60105(a) with six States acting as Interstate Agents. For the natural gas program, the Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) currently has one State with an agreement under 49 U.S.C. 60106(a) and 51 State programs that are certified under 49 U.S.C. 60105(a) (Hawaii and Alaska are exceptions) with nine States acting as Interstate Agents. An estimate of the revised burden is as follows: Title: Pipeline Safety: Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certifications. OMB Control Number: 2137–0584. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: A State agency participating in the pipeline safety program must maintain records to demonstrate that the agency is properly monitoring the operations of pipeline operators in that State. The State agency must also submit an annual certificate to PHMSA verifying compliance. PHMSA uses the information collected to evaluate the State’s eligibility for Federal grants. Estimated number of respondents: 67. Estimated annual burden hours: 3,920 hours. Frequency of collection: Annually. Issued in Washington, DC on October 7, 2009. John A. Gale, Director of Regulations. [FR Doc. E9–24838 Filed 10–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Buy America Waiver Notification mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 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 purchase of foreign butterfly valves for a Federal-aid/ American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project for the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is October 16, 2009. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:13 Oct 14, 2009 Jkt 220001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program Administration, (202) 366–1562, or via e-mail at gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. Michael Harkins, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–4928, or via e-mail at 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 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 of such requirements 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 finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the acquisition of butterfly valves for the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement Project in the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Specifically, the City of Colorado Springs was not able to find a domestic supplier for a 42 inch Vanessa Zero Leakage 30,000 Series Butterfly Valve. This project is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. In accordance with the Division I, section 126 of the ‘‘Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009’’ (Pub. L. 111– 8), the FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver for the butterfly valves (https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ construction/contracts/ waivers.cfm?id=37) on August 24, 2009. The FHWA received one comment in response to this notice which suggested that the butterfly valves may be available domestically. This comment was provided by Mr. Edward J. Schutz, Director of Sales with the Henry Pratt Company. Mr. Adam Baker with the City of Colorado Springs contacted Mr. Shutz with the Henry Pratt Company regarding PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52997 the company’s products and conformance with the City of Colorado Spring’s design criteria. Both parties agreed that the company’s products would not meet the project specifications. A copy of the City’s September 16, 2009, letter to Mr. Schutz documenting this conversation and Mr. Schutz’s confirmation is available upon request. During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA conducted an additional review to locate potential domestic manufacturers for the butterfly valves. Based on all the information available to the agency, the FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers for the specified butterfly valves. Thus, the FHWA concludes that a Buy America waiver is appropriate as provided by 23 CFR 635.410(c)(1). 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 Buy America requirements is appropriate. 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 City of Colorado Springs waiver page noted above. (Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161, 23 CFR 635.410) Issued on: October 8, 2009. King Gee, Associate Administrator for Infrastructure. [FR Doc. E9–24851 Filed 10–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Consensus Standards, Light-Sport Aircraft AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of four revised consensus standards to previously accepted consensus standards relating to the provisions of the Sport Pilot and LightSport Aircraft rule issued July 16, 2004, and effective September 1, 2004. ASTM International Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft developed the revised standards with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) participation. 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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 purchase of foreign 
butterfly valves for a Federal-aid/American Recovery and Reinvestment 
Act (ARRA) project for the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

DATES: The effective date of the waiver is October 16, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, 
please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program 
Administration, (202) 366-1562, or via e-mail at 
gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. 
Michael Harkins, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366-4928, or 
via e-mail at 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 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 of such requirements 
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 
finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the acquisition of 
butterfly valves for the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement Project in 
the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Specifically, the City of 
Colorado Springs was not able to find a domestic supplier for a 42 inch 
Vanessa Zero Leakage 30,000 Series Butterfly Valve. This project is 
funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
    In accordance with the Division I, section 126 of the ``Omnibus 
Appropriations Act, 2009'' (Pub. L. 111-8), the FHWA published a notice 
of intent to issue a waiver for the butterfly valves (https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=37) on August 
24, 2009. The FHWA received one comment in response to this notice 
which suggested that the butterfly valves may be available 
domestically. This comment was provided by Mr. Edward J. Schutz, 
Director of Sales with the Henry Pratt Company.
    Mr. Adam Baker with the City of Colorado Springs contacted Mr. 
Shutz with the Henry Pratt Company regarding the company's products and 
conformance with the City of Colorado Spring's design criteria. Both 
parties agreed that the company's products would not meet the project 
specifications. A copy of the City's September 16, 2009, letter to Mr. 
Schutz documenting this conversation and Mr. Schutz's confirmation is 
available upon request.
    During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA conducted an additional 
review to locate potential domestic manufacturers for the butterfly 
valves. Based on all the information available to the agency, the FHWA 
concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers for the specified 
butterfly valves. Thus, the FHWA concludes that a Buy America waiver is 
appropriate as provided by 23 CFR 635.410(c)(1).
    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 Buy 
America requirements is appropriate. 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 City of Colorado Springs waiver page noted above.

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

    Issued on: October 8, 2009.
King Gee,
Associate Administrator for Infrastructure.
[FR Doc. E9-24851 Filed 10-14-09; 8:45 am]
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