Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 13295-13296 [2010-6073]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 53 / Friday, March 19, 2010 / Notices will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.) You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or submissions received by the NBSAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeff Ludwig, COMDT (CG–54221), 2100 2nd Street, SW., Stop 7581, Washington, DC 20593; (202) 372–1061; Jeffrey.a.ludwig@uscg.mil. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). NBSAC was established by the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971. That law requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Commandant of the Coast Guard by delegation, to consult with NBSAC in prescribing Federal regulations, and on other major matters regarding boating safety. See 46 U.S.C. 4302(c) and 13110(c). NBSAC will meet for the purpose of discussing issues related to recreational boating safety. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Tentative Agendas of Meetings erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) Thursday, April 15, 2010: (1) Remarks—Mr. James P. Muldoon, NBSAC Chairman; (2) Chief, Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety Update on NBSAC Resolutions and Recreational Boating Safety Program report. (3) Executive Secretary’s report. (4) Chairman’s session. (5) TSAC Liaison’s report. (6) NAVSAC Liaison’s report. (7) National Association of State Boating Law Administrators report. (8) BIRMC Liaison’s report. (9) Boats and Associated Equipment Subcommittee meeting. Friday, April 16, 2010: (10) Prevention through People Subcommittee meeting. (11) Recreational Boating Safety Strategic Planning Subcommittee meeting. Saturday, April 17, 2010: (12) Recreational Boating Safety Strategic Planning Subcommittee meeting (Cont.). VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:14 Mar 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 (13) Prevention through People Subcommittee report. (14) Boats and Associated Equipment Subcommittee report. (15) Recreational Boating Safety Strategic Planning Subcommittee report. (16) Chairman’s session. A more detailed agenda can be found at: http://homeport.uscg.mil/NBSAC, after April 9, 2010. B. NBSAC Subcommittees Prevention Through People Subcommittee: Discuss current regulatory projects, grants, contracts, and new issues affecting the prevention of boating accidents through outreach and education of boaters. Boats and Associated Equipment Subcommittee: Discuss current regulatory projects, grants, contracts, and new issues affecting boats and associated equipment. Recreational Boating Safety Strategic Planning Subcommittee: Discuss current status of the strategic planning process and any new issues or factors that could impact, or contribute to, the development of the strategic plan for the recreational boating safety program. C. Meeting Procedure This meeting is open to the public. At the discretion of the Chair, members of the public may make oral presentations during the meeting. If you would like to make an oral presentation at the meeting, please notify Mr. Jeff Ludwig as described in the ADDRESSES section above. If you would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the Council in advance of the meeting, please submit thirty (30) copies to Mr. Jeff Ludwig by April 1, 2010. Please note that the meeting may conclude early if all business is finished. D. Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Mr. Jeff Ludwig as described in the ADDRESSES section above as soon as possible. Dated: March 15, 2010. K.S. Cook, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Prevention Policy. [FR Doc. 2010–6027 Filed 3–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13295 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5374–N–08] 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. 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, exceptions were granted to the Seattle Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of an Access Control and Alarm Monitoring system at the Denny Terrace and Lake City Village projects, and to the Everett Housing Authority, in Everett, WA, for the purchase and installation of two ductless split systems for the Elevator Modernization and Generator Replacement project at Bakerview Apartments. 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. 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) E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 13296 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 53 / Friday, March 19, 2010 / Notices 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 March 5, 2010, HUD granted the following two exceptions to the Buy American Requirement; 1. Seattle Housing Authority. Upon request of the Seattle 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 (Access Control and Alarm Monitoring system) are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. 2. Everett Housing Authority. Upon request of the Everett Housing Authority, HUD granted an exception to applicability of the Buy American requirements with respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, based on the fact that the relevant goods, ductless split systems, are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. • Approval of the Minutes of the December 14, 2009, Meeting of the Board of Directors • Resolution Honoring Gary Bryner • President’s Report • Congressional Affairs • IAF Program Activities • Operations Report • RedEAmerica Status • Advisory Council Membership and Attendance at Meetings • Status of Upcoming Meetings • Status of Presidential Search • Executive Session Portions To Be Open to the Public: • Approval of the Minutes of the December 14, 2009, Meeting of the Board of Directors • Resolution Honoring Gary Bryner • President’s Report • Congressional Affairs • IAF Program Activities • Operations Report • RedEAmerica Status • Advisory Council Membership and Attendance at Meetings • Status of Upcoming Meetings • Status of Presidential Search Portions To Be Closed to the Public: • Executive Session to discuss Candidates for Presidential Position— Closed session as provided in 22 CFR Part 1004.4 (b). DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until April 19, 2010 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2010–6061 Filed 3–18–10; 8:45 am] Dated: March 12, 2010. Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Sunshine Act Meetings erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2010–6202 Filed 3–17–10; 4:15 pm] Bureau of Land Management BILLING CODE 7025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [AA–6679–B, AA–6679–C, AA–6679–F, AA– 6679–G, AA–6679–K, AA–6679–M, AA– 6679–A2, LLAK964000–L14100000– KC0000–P] Bureau of Land Management Alaska Native Claims Selection AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance. AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION BOARD MEETING TIME AND DATE: March 29, 2010; 9:00 a.m.–1 :30 p.m. PLACE: 901 N. Stuart Street, Tenth Floor, Arlington, Virginia 22203. STATUS: Open to the public except for the portion specified as closed session as provided in 22 CFR Part 1004.4(b). MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Alaska Native Claims Selection BILLING CODE 4210–67–P 14:14 Mar 18, 2010 BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P Dated: March 16, 2010. Jennifer Hodges Reynolds, General Counsel (703) 306–4301. [AA–10665; LLAK–962000–L14100000– HY0000–P] [FR Doc. 2010–6073 Filed 3–18–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 Dina L. Torres, Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Branch of Preparation and Resolution. SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management will issue an appealable decision approving the conveyance of surface and subsurface estates in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to Bristol Bay Native Corporation for 2.72 acres located southeast of the Native village of Koliganek, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management will issue an appealable decision approving the conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to Manokotak Natives Limited. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Bristol Bay Native Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Manokotak Natives Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Manokotak, Alaska, and located in: Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 13 S., R. 58 W., Secs. 5 to 8, inclusive; E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 53 (Friday, March 19, 2010)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-6073]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5374-N-08]


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, exceptions were granted to the Seattle Housing 
Authority for the purchase and installation of an Access Control and 
Alarm Monitoring system at the Denny Terrace and Lake City Village 
projects, and to the Everett Housing Authority, in Everett, WA, for the 
purchase and installation of two ductless split systems for the 
Elevator Modernization and Generator Replacement project at Bakerview 
Apartments.

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)

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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 March 5, 2010, HUD granted the 
following two exceptions to the Buy American Requirement;
    1. Seattle Housing Authority. Upon request of the Seattle 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 (Access Control 
and Alarm Monitoring system) are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient 
and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality.
    2. Everett Housing Authority. Upon request of the Everett Housing 
Authority, HUD granted an exception to applicability of the Buy 
American requirements with respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, 
based on the fact that the relevant goods, ductless split systems, are 
not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available 
quantities or of satisfactory quality.

    Dated: March 12, 2010.
Sandra B. Henriquez,
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 2010-6073 Filed 3-18-10; 8:45 am]
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