Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 12775 [2010-5751]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 17, 2010 / Notices Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: March 11, 2010. Mary K. Kinney, Executive Vice President, Government National Mortgage Association. [FR Doc. 2010–5808 Filed 3–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5374–N–07] Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this notice advises that certain exceptions to the Buy American requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, an exception was granted to the West Valley Housing Authority for the installation of a ductless split system during the LaCreole Manor Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Water Distribution Replacement Project. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dominique G. Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Housing Investments, Office of Public Housing Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410–4000, telephone number 202– 402–8500 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing- or speech-impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1605(a) of the Recovery Act provides that none of the funds appropriated or made available by the Recovery Act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:08 Mar 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 Section 1605(b) provides that the Buy American requirement shall not apply in any case or category in which the head of a Federal department or agency finds that: (1) Applying the Buy American requirement would be inconsistent with the public interest; (2) iron, steel, and the relevant manufactured goods are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality, or (3) inclusion of iron, steel, and manufactured goods will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent. Section 1605(c) provides that if the head of a Federal department or agency makes a determination pursuant to section 1605(b), the head of the department or agency shall publish a detailed written justification in the Federal Register. In accordance with section 1605(c) of the Recovery Act and OMB’s implementing guidance published on April 23, 2009 (74 FR 18449), this notice advises the public that, on February 26, 2010, upon request of the West Valley Housing Authority, HUD granted an exception to the applicability of the Buy American requirements with respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, based on the fact that the relevant manufactured goods (ductless split HVAC systems) are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. Dated: March 3, 2010. Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2010–5751 Filed 3–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5407–N–01; MHLS 2010–1] Notice of HUD-Held Multifamily and Healthcare Loan Sale AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice of sale of mortgage loans. SUMMARY: This notice announces HUD’s intention to sell certain unsubsidized multifamily and healthcare mortgage loans, without Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance, in a competitive, sealed bid sale (MHLS 2010–1). Additionally, HUD intends to extend the sale to include a supplementary pool of unsubsidized multifamily mortgage loan(s), without Federal Housing Administration (FHA) PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12775 insurance, limited to not-for-profit organizations and units of State and local government. This notice also describes generally the bidding process for the sale and certain persons who are ineligible to bid. The Department is also working with units of local governments on potential direct loan sales. It is anticipated that any sales of these notes would be offered and closed in the same timeframe as the competitive sale. DATES: The Bidder’s Information Package (BIP) was made available to qualified bidders on February 26, 2010. Bids for the loans must be submitted on the bid date, which is currently scheduled for March 24, 2010. HUD anticipates that awards will be made on or before March 25, 2010. Closings are expected to take place between April 1, 2010 and April 9, 2010. ADDRESSES: To become a qualified bidder and receive the BIP, prospective bidders must complete, execute, and submit a Confidentiality Agreement and a Qualification Statement acceptable to HUD. Both documents will be available on the HUD Web site at http:// www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/comp/asset/ mfam/mhls.cfm. Please mail and fax executed documents to KDX Ventures: KDX Ventures, c/o The Debt Exchange, 133 Federal Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02111. Attention: MHLS 2010–1 Sale Coordinator. Fax: 1–617–531–3499. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Lucey, Deputy Director, Asset Sales Office, Room 3136, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410–8000; telephone number 202– 708–2625, extension 3927. Hearing- or speech-impaired individuals may call telephone number 202–708–4594 (TTY). These are not toll-free numbers. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HUD announces its intention to sell in MHLS 2010–1 certain unsubsidized mortgage loans (Mortgage Loans) secured by multifamily and healthcare properties located throughout the United States. The Mortgage Loans are comprised primarily of non-performing mortgage loans. A final listing of the Mortgage Loans will be included in the BIP. The Mortgage Loans will be sold without FHA insurance and with servicing released. HUD will offer qualified bidders an opportunity to bid competitively on the Mortgage Loans. The Mortgage Loans will be stratified for bidding purposes into several mortgage loan pools, including a supplementary pool of unsubsidized multifamily mortgage loan(s), without E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5374-N-07]


Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 
of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), 
and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 
this notice advises that certain exceptions to the Buy American 
requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for 
work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant 
funds. Specifically, an exception was granted to the West Valley 
Housing Authority for the installation of a ductless split system 
during the LaCreole Manor Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 
(HVAC) and Water Distribution Replacement Project.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dominique G. Blom, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Public Housing Investments, Office of Public Housing 
Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing 
and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410-4000, telephone number 202-402-8500 (this is not a toll-free 
number). Persons with hearing- or speech-impairments may access this 
number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay 
Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1605(a) of the Recovery Act provides 
that none of the funds appropriated or made available by the Recovery 
Act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration, 
maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all 
of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in the project are 
produced in the United States. Section 1605(b) provides that the Buy 
American requirement shall not apply in any case or category in which 
the head of a Federal department or agency finds that: (1) Applying the 
Buy American requirement would be inconsistent with the public 
interest; (2) iron, steel, and the relevant manufactured goods are not 
produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities 
or of satisfactory quality, or (3) inclusion of iron, steel, and 
manufactured goods will increase the cost of the overall project by 
more than 25 percent. Section 1605(c) provides that if the head of a 
Federal department or agency makes a determination pursuant to section 
1605(b), the head of the department or agency shall publish a detailed 
written justification in the Federal Register.
    In accordance with section 1605(c) of the Recovery Act and OMB's 
implementing guidance published on April 23, 2009 (74 FR 18449), this 
notice advises the public that, on February 26, 2010, upon request of 
the West Valley Housing Authority, HUD granted an exception to the 
applicability of the Buy American requirements with respect to work, 
using CFRFC grant funds, based on the fact that the relevant 
manufactured goods (ductless split HVAC systems) are not produced in 
the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of 
satisfactory quality.

    Dated: March 3, 2010.
Sandra B. Henriquez,
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 2010-5751 Filed 3-16-10; 8:45 am]
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