Requirements for Implementing Sections 1512, 1605, and 1606 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for Financial Assistance Awards, 14323-14330 [2010-6548]

Download as PDF 14323 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 57 Thursday, March 25, 2010 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET 2 CFR Part 176 Requirements for Implementing Sections 1512, 1605, and 1606 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for Financial Assistance Awards AGENCY: Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). ACTION: Amendments of interim final guidance. SUMMARY: The Office of Federal Financial Management (OFFM) is amending certain sections of the interim final guidance at 2 CFR part 176 that pertain to international agreements. These amendments reflect changes with respect to U.S. international obligations since the publication of the interim final guidance. Public comments received in response to the initial publication of the interim final guidance will be addressed when the guidance is finalized. DATES: The effective date of the amendments to 2 CFR part 176 (the interim final guidance) is March 25, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marguerite Pridgen, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, e-mail: Marguerite_E._Pridgen@omb.eop.gov. The Office of Federal Financial Management (OFFM) is amending four areas of the interim final guidance at 2 CFR part 176 that deal with international agreements. First, it makes a technical correction to section 176.90(a). Second, it changes the threshold that applies to international agreements from $7,430,000 to 7,804,000, based on a determination made by the United States Trade Representative (74 FR 68907, Dec. 29, mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:29 Mar 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 2009). Third, it adds Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) as a Party to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement. Fourth, it adds the Agreement between Canada and the United States of America on Government Procurement, which was signed on February 12, 2010 and enters into force on February 16, 2010, to the list of international agreements in section 176.90(b). Consequential amendments are also made to the Appendix to Subpart B of Part 176—U.S. States, Other SubFederal Entities, and Other Entities Subject to U.S. Obligations under International Agreements. The amended Appendix will be posted on the Web site of the Office of the United States Trade Representative at: http:// www.ustr.gov/trade-topics/governmentprocurement. Any subsequent revisions of the Appendix will be made by the Office of the United States Trade Representative and posted on its Web site. Debra Bond, Deputy Controller. For the reasons set forth above, the Office of Management and Budget amends 2 CFR part 176 in Subtitle A, Chapter I, as set forth below: ■ PART 176—AWARD TERMS FOR ASSISTANCE AGREEMENTS THAT INCLUDE FUNDS UNDER THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009, PUBLIC LAW 111–5 1. The authority citation for part 176 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111– 5; Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, (Pub. L. 109–282), as amended. Subpart B—Buy American Requirement Under Section 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 2. In § 176.90, revise the section heading, the introductory text, paragraphs (a), (b) introductory text, (b)(1), and (b)(3), and add paragraph (b)(4), to read as follows: ■ § 176.90 Acquisitions covered under international agreements. Section 1605(d) of the Recovery Act provides that the Buy American requirement in section 1605 shall be PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 applied in a manner consistent with U.S. obligations under international agreements. (a) The Buy American requirement set out in § 176.70 shall not be applied where the iron, steel, or manufactured goods used in the project are from a Party to an international agreement, listed in paragraph (b) of this section, and the recipient is required under an international agreement, described in the appendix to this subpart, to treat the goods and services of that Party the same as domestic goods and services. As of January 1, 2010, this obligation shall only apply to projects with an estimated value of $7,804,000 or more and projects that are not specifically excluded from the application of those agreements. (b) The international agreements that obligate recipients that are covered under an international agreement to treat the goods and services of a Party the same as domestic goods and services and the respective Parties to the agreements are: (1) The World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom); * * * * * (3) United States-European Communities Exchange of Letters (May 15, 1995): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom; and (4) Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America on Government Procurement. 3. In § 176.160, revise the definition of ‘‘Designated country’’ in paragraph (a), and paragraph (b)(1)(ii), to read as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\25MRR1.SGM 25MRR1 14324 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 57 / Thursday, March 25, 2010 / Rules and Regulations § 176.160 Award term—Required Use of American Iron, Steel, and Manufactured Goods (covered under International Agreements)—Section 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. * * * * * (a) * * * Designated country— (1) A World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement country (Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom; (2) A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) country (Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, or Singapore); (3) A United States-European Communities Exchange of Letters (May 15, 1995) country: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom; or (4) An Agreement between Canada and the United States of America on Government Procurement country (Canada). * * * * * (b) * * * (1) * * * (ii) Section 1605(d), which requires application of the Buy American requirement in a manner consistent with U.S. obligations under international agreements. The restrictions of section 1605 of the Recovery Act do not apply to designated country iron, steel, and/or manufactured goods. The Buy American requirement in section 1605 shall not be applied where the iron, steel or manufactured goods used in the project are from a Party to an international agreement that obligates the recipient to treat the goods and services of that Party the same as domestic goods and services. As of January 1, 2010, this obligation shall only apply to projects with an estimated value of $7,804,000 or more. * * * * * 4. Revise Appendix to Subpart B to read as follows: ■ Appendix to Subpart B of 2 CFR part 176—U.S. States, Other Sub-Federal Entities, and Other Entities Subject to U.S. Obligations Under International Agreements (as of February 16, 2010) States Entities covered Exclusions Relevant international agreements Arizona ........................................... Executive branch agencies .......... ....................................................... Arkansas ........................................ Executive branch agencies, in- Construction services ................... cluding universities but excluding the Office of Fish and Game. California ........................................ Executive branch agencies .......... ....................................................... Colorado ........................................ Executive branch agencies .......... ....................................................... Connecticut .................................... —Department of Administrative Services —Department of Transportation. .. —Department of Public Works. .... —Constituent Units of Higher Education. —Administrative Services (Central Procurement Agency). —State Universities. —State Colleges. ....................................................... Florida ............................................ Executive branch agencies .......... Construction-grade steel (including requirements on subcontracts); motor vehicles; coal. Georgia .......................................... —Department of Administrative Services. —Georgia Technology Authority. Department of Accounting and General Services. Beef; compost; mulch ................... —WTO GPA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Peru TPA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Peru TPA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA (except Honduras). —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Peru TPA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. Software developed in the State; construction. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA (except Honduras). mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES Delaware ........................................ Hawaii ............................................ VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:29 Mar 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Construction-grade steel (including requirements on subcontracts); motor vehicles; coal. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25MRR1.SGM 25MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 57 / Thursday, March 25, 2010 / Rules and Regulations States Entities covered Exclusions Relevant international agreements Idaho .............................................. Central Procurement Agency (including all colleges and universities subject to central purchasing oversight). ....................................................... Illinois ............................................. —Department of Central Management Services. Construction-grade steel (including requirements on subcontracts); motor vehicles; coal. Iowa ............................................... —Department of General Services —Department of Transportation. —Board of Regents’ Institutions (universities). Executive branch agencies .......... Construction-grade steel (including requirements on subcontracts); motor vehicles; coal. Kentucky ........................................ Division of Purchases, Finance and Administration Cabinet. Construction projects .................... Louisiana ........................................ Executive branch agencies .......... ....................................................... Maine ............................................. —Department of Administrative and Financial Services —Bureau of General Services (covering State government agencies and school construction). — Department of Transportation. —Office of the Treasury —Department of the Environment. —Department of General Services.. —Department of Housing and Community Development.. —Department of Human Resources.. —Department of Licensing and Regulation.. —Department of Natural Resources.. —Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.. —Department of Personnel. ......... —Department of Transportation. .. —Executive Office for Administration and Finance. —Executive Office of Communities and Development. —Executive Office of Consumer Affairs. Construction-grade steel (including requirements on subcontracts); motor vehicles; coal. Kansas ........................................... mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES Maryland ........................................ Massachusetts ............................... VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:29 Mar 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Construction services; mobiles; aircraft. auto- —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA (except Honduras). —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Peru TPA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —U.S.-EC. Exchange of Letters (applies to EC Member States for procurement not covered by WTO GPA and only where the State considers out-of-State suppliers). —WTO GPA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. Construction-grade steel (including requirements on subcontracts); motor vehicles; coal. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. ....................................................... —WTO GPA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. Sfmt 4700 14325 E:\FR\FM\25MRR1.SGM 25MRR1 14326 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 57 / Thursday, March 25, 2010 / Rules and Regulations States Entities covered Michigan ......................................... Exclusions Relevant international agreements —Executive Office of Economic Affairs. —Executive Office of Education. —Executive Office of Elder Affairs. —Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. —Executive Office of Health and Human Service. —Executive Office of Labor. —Executive Office of Public Safety. —Executive Office of Transportation and Construction. Department of Management and Construction-grade steel (includBudget. ing requirements on subcontracts); motor vehicles; coal. Executive branch agencies .......... ....................................................... Mississippi ...................................... Department of Finance and Administration. Services ........................................ Missouri .......................................... —Office of Administration ............. —Division of Purchasing and Materials Management. Executive branch agencies .......... ....................................................... Montana ......................................... Goods ........................................... Nebraska ........................................ Central Procurement Agency ....... ....................................................... New Hampshire ............................. Central Procurement Agency ....... Construction-grade steel (including requirements on subcontracts), motor vehicles; coal. New York ....................................... —State agencies —State university system. —Public authorities and public benefit corporations, with the exception of those entities with multi-State mandates. Construction-grade steel (including requirements on subcontracts); motor vehicles; coal; transit cars, buses and related equipment. North Dakota .................................. ....................................................... ....................................................... Oklahoma ....................................... Department of Central Services and all State agencies and departments subject to the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act. Construction services; construction-grade steel (including requirements on subcontracts); motor vehicles; coal. Oregon ........................................... mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES Minnesota ...................................... Department Services. Administrative ....................................................... Pennsylvania .................................. Executive branch agencies, including: —Governor’s Office. —Department of the Auditor General.. —Treasury Department. —Department of Agriculture. Construction-grade steel (including requirements on subcontracts); motor vehicles; coal. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:29 Mar 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 of Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25MRR1.SGM —WTO GPA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Peru TPA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Peru TPA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —U.S.-EC Exchange of Letters (applies to EC Member States and only where the State considers out-of-State suppliers). —WTO GPA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Peru TPA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA (except Honduras). —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. 25MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 57 / Thursday, March 25, 2010 / Rules and Regulations States Entities covered Rhode Island .................................. —Department of Banking. —Pennsylvania Securities Commission. —Department of Health. —Department of Transportation. —Insurance Department. —Department of Aging. —Department of Correction. —Department of Labor and Industry. —Department of Military Affairs. —Office of Attorney General. —Department of General Services. —Department of Education. —Public Utility Commission. —Department of Revenue. —Department of State. —Pennsylvania State Police. —Department of Public Welfare. —Fish Commission. —Game Commission. —Department of Commerce. —Board of Probation and Parole. —Liquor Control Board. —Milk Marketing Board. —Lieutenant Governor’s Office. —Department of Community Affairs. —Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. —Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. —State Civil Service Commission. —Pennsylvania Public Television Network. —Department of Environmental Resources. —State Tax Equalization Board. —Department of Public Welfare. —State Employees’ Retirement System. —Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Board. —Public School Employees’ Retirement System. —Pennsylvania Crime Commission. —Executive Offices. Executive branch agencies .......... Exclusions Relevant international agreements Boats, automobiles, buses and related equipment. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA (except Honduras). —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA-U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Peru TPA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA (except Honduras). —U.S.-Australia FTA. Central Procuring Agency (including universities and penal institutions). Beef .............................................. Tennessee ..................................... Executive branch agencies .......... Services; construction .................. Texas ............................................. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES South Dakota ................................. Texas Building and Procurement Commission. ....................................................... Utah ............................................... Executive branch agencies .......... ....................................................... VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:29 Mar 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 14327 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25MRR1.SGM 25MRR1 14328 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 57 / Thursday, March 25, 2010 / Rules and Regulations States Entities covered Exclusions Relevant international agreements Vermont ......................................... Executive branch agencies .......... ....................................................... Washington .................................... Executive branch agencies, including: —General Administration. —Department of Transportation. —State Universities. Fuel; paper products; ships; and vessels. West Virginia .................................. ....................................................... ....................................................... Wisconsin ....................................... Executive branch agencies, including: —Department of Administration. —State Correctional Institutions. —Department of Development. —Educational Communications Board. —Department of Employment Relations. —State Historical Society. —Department of Health and Social Services. —Insurance Commissioner. —Department of Justice. —Lottery Board. —Department of Natural Resources. —Administration for Public Instruction. —Racing Board. —Department of Revenue. —State Fair Park Board. —Department of Transportation. —State University System. —Procurement Services Division —Wyoming Department of Transportation. —University of Wyoming. ....................................................... Wyoming ........................................ boats; Construction-grade steel (including requirements on subcontracts); motor vehicles; coal. Entities covered Exclusions Puerto Rico .................................... mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES Other sub-federal entities —Department of State —Department of Justice. —Department of the Treasury. .................................................. —Department of Labor and Human Resources. —Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. —Department of Consumer Affairs. —Department of Sports and Recreation. ....................................................... Construction services ................... Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Port of Baltimore ............................ VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:29 Mar 24, 2010 ....................................................... Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Peru TPA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —U.S.-EC Exchange of Letters (applies to EC Member States and only where the State considers out-of-State suppliers). —WTO GPA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. Relevant international agreements —DR-CAFTA. —U.S.-Peru TPA. —Department of Economic Development and Commerce. Restrictions attached to Federal funds for airport projects; maintenance, repair and operating materials and supplies. Restrictions attached to Federal funds for airport projects. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25MRR1.SGM —WTO GPA (except Canada). —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —WTO GPA (except Canada). —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. 25MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 57 / Thursday, March 25, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Entities covered Exclusions New York Power Authority ............. ....................................................... Massachusetts Port Authority ........ ....................................................... Restrictions attached to Federal funds for airport projects; conditions specified for the State of New York ....................................................... Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Nashville, and San Antonio. ....................................................... ....................................................... Other entities Entities covered Exclusions Rural Utilities Service (waiver of Buy American restriction on financing for all power generation projects). mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES States Any recipient ................................. ....................................................... Rural Utilities Service (waiver of Buy American restriction on financing for telecommunications projects). U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Services, Water and Waste Disposal Programs (exclusion of Canadian iron, steel and manufactured products from domestic purchasing restriction in Section 1605 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service, Community Facilities Program (exclusion of Canadian iron, steel and manufactured products from domestic purchasing restriction in Section 1605 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (exclusion of Canadian iron, steel and manufactured products from domestic purchasing restriction in Section 1605 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, State Energy Program (exclusion of Canadian iron, steel and manufactured products from domestic purchasing restriction in Section 1605 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Any recipient ................................. ....................................................... Any recipient ................................. ....................................................... U.S.-Canada Agreement. Any recipient ................................. ....................................................... U.S.-Canada Agreement. Any recipient ................................. ....................................................... U.S.-Canada Agreement. Any recipient ................................. ....................................................... U.S.-Canada Agreement. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:29 Mar 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25MRR1.SGM 14329 Relevant international agreements —WTO GPA (except Canada). —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. U.S.-EC Exchange of Letters (applies to EC Member States and only where the Port Authority considers out-of-State suppliers). U.S.-EC Exchange of Letters (only applies to EC Member States and where the city considers out-of-city suppliers). Relevant international agreements —WTO GPA. —DR-CAFTA. —NAFTA. —U.S.-Australia FTA. —U.S.-Bahrain FTA. —U.S.-Chile FTA. —U.S.-Morocco FTA. —U.S.-Oman FTA. —U.S.-Peru TPA. —U.S.-Singapore FTA. —NAFTA. —U.S.-Israel FTA. 25MRR1 14330 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 57 / Thursday, March 25, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Entities covered Exclusions U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development, Community Development Block Grants Recovery (CDBG–R) (exclusion of Canadian iron, steel and manufactured products from domestic purchasing restriction in Section 1605 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Public Housing Capital Fund (exclusion of Canadian iron, steel and manufactured products from domestic purchasing restriction in Section 1605 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). U.S. Environmental Protection Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds Agency for projects funded by reallocated ARRA funds where the contracts are signed after February 17, 2010 (exclusion of Canadian iron, steel and manufactured products from domestic purchasing restriction in Section 1605 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES States Any recipient ................................. ....................................................... U.S.-Canada Agreement. Any recipient ................................. ....................................................... U.S.-Canada Agreement. Any recipient ................................. ....................................................... U.S.-Canada Agreement. General Exceptions: The following restrictions and exceptions are excluded from U.S. obligations under international agreements: 1. The restrictions attached to Federal funds to States for mass transit and highway projects. 2. Dredging. The World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) Parties: Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. The Free Trade Agreements and the respective Parties to the agreements are: (1) Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement (DR– CAFTA): Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua; (2) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): Canada and Mexico; (3) United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Australia FTA); (4) United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Bahrain FTA); (5) United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Chile FTA); (6) United States-Israel Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Israel FTA); VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:29 Mar 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 (7) United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Morocco FTA); (8) United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Oman FTA); (9) United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (U.S.-Peru TPA); and (10) United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Singapore FTA). United States-European Communities Exchange of Letters (May 30, 1995) (U.S.-EC Exchange of Letters) applies to EC Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America on Government Procurement (Feb. 10, 2010) (U.S.-Canada Agreement): Applies only to Canada. [FR Doc. 2010–6548 Filed 3–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Relevant international agreements FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION 12 CFR Part 360 RIN 3064–AD55 Transitional Safe Harbor Protection for Treatment by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Conservator or Receiver of Financial Assets Transferred by an Insured Depository Institution in Connection With a Securitization or Participation AGENCY: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Final rule; correction. SUMMARY: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of March 18, 2010 (75 FR 12962). The final rule added a new provision in order to continue for a limited time the safe harbor provision for securitizations that would be affected by recent changes to generally accepted accounting principles. In effect, the Final Rule permanently ‘‘grandfathers’’ all securitizations for which financial assets were transferred or, for revolving trusts, for which securities were issued prior to September 30, 2010 so long as those securitizations complied with the E:\FR\FM\25MRR1.SGM 25MRR1

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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

2 CFR Part 176


Requirements for Implementing Sections 1512, 1605, and 1606 of 
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for Financial 
Assistance Awards

AGENCY: Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB).

ACTION: Amendments of interim final guidance.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Federal Financial Management (OFFM) is amending 
certain sections of the interim final guidance at 2 CFR part 176 that 
pertain to international agreements. These amendments reflect changes 
with respect to U.S. international obligations since the publication of 
the interim final guidance. Public comments received in response to the 
initial publication of the interim final guidance will be addressed 
when the guidance is finalized.

DATES: The effective date of the amendments to 2 CFR part 176 (the 
interim final guidance) is March 25, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marguerite Pridgen, Office of Federal 
Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, e-mail: 
Marguerite_E._Pridgen@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Federal Financial Management 
(OFFM) is amending four areas of the interim final guidance at 2 CFR 
part 176 that deal with international agreements. First, it makes a 
technical correction to section 176.90(a). Second, it changes the 
threshold that applies to international agreements from $7,430,000 to 
7,804,000, based on a determination made by the United States Trade 
Representative (74 FR 68907, Dec. 29, 2009). Third, it adds Chinese 
Taipei (Taiwan) as a Party to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement. 
Fourth, it adds the Agreement between Canada and the United States of 
America on Government Procurement, which was signed on February 12, 
2010 and enters into force on February 16, 2010, to the list of 
international agreements in section 176.90(b). Consequential amendments 
are also made to the Appendix to Subpart B of Part 176--U.S. States, 
Other Sub-Federal Entities, and Other Entities Subject to U.S. 
Obligations under International Agreements. The amended Appendix will 
be posted on the Web site of the Office of the United States Trade 
Representative at: http://www.ustr.gov/trade-topics/government-procurement. Any subsequent revisions of the Appendix will be made by 
the Office of the United States Trade Representative and posted on its 
Web site.

Debra Bond,
Deputy Controller.

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For the reasons set forth above, the Office of Management and Budget 
amends 2 CFR part 176 in Subtitle A, Chapter I, as set forth below:

PART 176--AWARD TERMS FOR ASSISTANCE AGREEMENTS THAT INCLUDE FUNDS 
UNDER THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009, PUBLIC 
LAW 111-5

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1. The authority citation for part 176 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 
Public Law 111-5; Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency 
Act of 2006, (Pub. L. 109-282), as amended.

Subpart B--Buy American Requirement Under Section 1605 of the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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2. In Sec.  176.90, revise the section heading, the introductory text, 
paragraphs (a), (b) introductory text, (b)(1), and (b)(3), and add 
paragraph (b)(4), to read as follows:


Sec.  176.90  Acquisitions covered under international agreements.

    Section 1605(d) of the Recovery Act provides that the Buy American 
requirement in section 1605 shall be applied in a manner consistent 
with U.S. obligations under international agreements.
    (a) The Buy American requirement set out in Sec.  176.70 shall not 
be applied where the iron, steel, or manufactured goods used in the 
project are from a Party to an international agreement, listed in 
paragraph (b) of this section, and the recipient is required under an 
international agreement, described in the appendix to this subpart, to 
treat the goods and services of that Party the same as domestic goods 
and services. As of January 1, 2010, this obligation shall only apply 
to projects with an estimated value of $7,804,000 or more and projects 
that are not specifically excluded from the application of those 
agreements.
    (b) The international agreements that obligate recipients that are 
covered under an international agreement to treat the goods and 
services of a Party the same as domestic goods and services and the 
respective Parties to the agreements are:
    (1) The World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement 
(Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), 
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, 
Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, 
Korea (Republic of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, 
Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, 
Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United 
Kingdom);
* * * * *
    (3) United States-European Communities Exchange of Letters (May 15, 
1995): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, 
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, 
Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, 
Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom; 
and
    (4) Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government 
of the United States of America on Government Procurement.

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3. In Sec.  176.160, revise the definition of ``Designated country'' in 
paragraph (a), and paragraph (b)(1)(ii), to read as follows:

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Sec.  176.160  Award term--Required Use of American Iron, Steel, and 
Manufactured Goods (covered under International Agreements)--Section 
1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

* * * * *
    (a) * * *
    Designated country--
    (1) A World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement 
country (Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei 
(Taiwan), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, 
Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, 
Japan, Korea (Republic of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, 
Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, 
Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and 
United Kingdom;
    (2) A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) country (Australia, Bahrain, 
Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, 
Honduras, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, or 
Singapore);
    (3) A United States-European Communities Exchange of Letters (May 
15, 1995) country: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, 
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, 
Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, 
Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United 
Kingdom; or
    (4) An Agreement between Canada and the United States of America on 
Government Procurement country (Canada).
* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (ii) Section 1605(d), which requires application of the Buy 
American requirement in a manner consistent with U.S. obligations under 
international agreements. The restrictions of section 1605 of the 
Recovery Act do not apply to designated country iron, steel, and/or 
manufactured goods. The Buy American requirement in section 1605 shall 
not be applied where the iron, steel or manufactured goods used in the 
project are from a Party to an international agreement that obligates 
the recipient to treat the goods and services of that Party the same as 
domestic goods and services. As of January 1, 2010, this obligation 
shall only apply to projects with an estimated value of $7,804,000 or 
more.
* * * * *

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4. Revise Appendix to Subpart B to read as follows:

Appendix to Subpart B of 2 CFR part 176--U.S. States, Other Sub-Federal 
Entities, and Other Entities Subject to U.S. Obligations Under 
International Agreements (as of February 16, 2010)

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                                                                                          Relevant international
                States                     Entities covered            Exclusions               agreements
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arizona..............................  Executive branch         .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Arkansas.............................  Executive branch         Construction services..  --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies, including                              --DR-CAFTA.
                                        universities but                                 --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                        excluding the Office                             --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                        of Fish and Game.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Peru TPA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
California...........................  Executive branch         .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Colorado.............................  Executive branch         .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies.
                                                                                         --DR-CAFTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Peru TPA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Connecticut..........................  --Department of          .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        Administrative                                   --DR-CAFTA.
                                        Services                                         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                       --Department of                                   --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                        Transportation..                                 --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                       --Department of Public                            --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                        Works..
                                       --Constituent Units of
                                        Higher Education.
Delaware.............................  --Administrative         Construction-grade       --WTO GPA.
                                        Services (Central        steel (including        --DR-CAFTA (except
                                        Procurement Agency).     requirements on          Honduras).
                                       --State Universities...   subcontracts); motor    --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                       --State Colleges.......   vehicles; coal.         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Florida..............................  Executive branch         Construction-grade       --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies.                steel (including        --DR-CAFTA.
                                                                 requirements on         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                 subcontracts); motor    --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                 vehicles; coal.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Peru TPA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Georgia..............................  --Department of          Beef; compost; mulch...  --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                        Administrative
                                        Services.
                                       --Georgia Technology
                                        Authority.
Hawaii...............................  Department of            Software developed in    --WTO GPA.
                                        Accounting and General   the State;              --DR-CAFTA (except
                                        Services.                construction.            Honduras).

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                                                                                         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Idaho................................  Central Procurement      .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        Agency (including all                            --DR-CAFTA (except
                                        colleges and                                      Honduras).
                                        universities subject                             --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                        to central purchasing                            --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                        oversight).
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Illinois.............................  --Department of Central  Construction-grade       --WTO GPA.
                                        Management Services.     steel (including        --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                 requirements on         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                 subcontracts); motor
                                                                 vehicles; coal.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Peru TPA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-EC.
                                                                                         Exchange of Letters
                                                                                          (applies to EC Member
                                                                                          States for procurement
                                                                                          not covered by WTO GPA
                                                                                          and only where the
                                                                                          State considers out-of-
                                                                                          State suppliers).
Iowa.................................  --Department of General  Construction-grade       --WTO GPA.
                                        Services                 steel (including        --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                       --Department of           requirements on         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                        Transportation..         subcontracts); motor
                                       --Board of Regents'       vehicles; coal.
                                        Institutions
                                        (universities).
Kansas...............................  Executive branch         Construction services;   --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies.                automobiles; aircraft.  --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Kentucky.............................  Division of Purchases,   Construction projects..  --WTO GPA.
                                        Finance and                                      --DR-CAFTA.
                                        Administration Cabinet.                          --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Louisiana............................  Executive branch         .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies.
                                                                                         --DR-CAFTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Maine................................  --Department of          Construction-grade       --WTO GPA.
                                        Administrative and       steel (including        --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                        Financial Services       requirements on         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                       --Bureau of General       subcontracts); motor    --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                        Services (covering       vehicles; coal.
                                        State government
                                        agencies and school
                                        construction).
                                       -- Department of
                                        Transportation..
Maryland.............................  --Office of the          Construction-grade       --WTO GPA.
                                        Treasury                 steel (including        --DR-CAFTA.
                                       --Department of the       requirements on         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                        Environment..            subcontracts); motor    --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                       --Department of General   vehicles; coal.         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                        Services..                                       --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                       --Department of Housing
                                        and Community
                                        Development..
                                       --Department of Human
                                        Resources..
                                       --Department of
                                        Licensing and
                                        Regulation..
                                       --Department of Natural
                                        Resources..
                                       --Department of Public
                                        Safety and
                                        Correctional Services..
                                       --Department of
                                        Personnel..
                                       --Department of
                                        Transportation..
Massachusetts........................  --Executive Office for   .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        Administration and                               --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                        Finance.
                                       --Executive Office of                             --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                        Communities and
                                        Development.
                                       --Executive Office of
                                        Consumer Affairs.

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                                       --Executive Office of
                                        Economic Affairs.
                                       --Executive Office of
                                        Education.
                                       --Executive Office of
                                        Elder Affairs.
                                       --Executive Office of
                                        Environmental Affairs.
                                       --Executive Office of
                                        Health and Human
                                        Service.
                                       --Executive Office of
                                        Labor.
                                       --Executive Office of
                                        Public Safety.
                                       --Executive Office of
                                        Transportation and
                                        Construction.
Michigan.............................  Department of            Construction-grade       --WTO GPA.
                                        Management and Budget.   steel (including        --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                 requirements on         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                 subcontracts); motor    --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                                                 vehicles; coal.
Minnesota............................  Executive branch         .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Mississippi..........................  Department of Finance    Services...............  --WTO GPA.
                                        and Administration.                              --DR-CAFTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Peru TPA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Missouri.............................  --Office of              .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        Administration.
                                       --Division of                                     --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                        Purchasing and                                   --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                        Materials Management.
Montana..............................  Executive branch         Goods..................  --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Nebraska.............................  Central Procurement      .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        Agency.
                                                                                         --DR-CAFTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
New Hampshire........................  Central Procurement      Construction-grade       --WTO GPA.
                                        Agency.                  steel (including        --DR-CAFTA.
                                                                 requirements on         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                 subcontracts), motor    --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                 vehicles; coal.         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
New York.............................  --State agencies         Construction-grade       --WTO GPA.
                                       --State university        steel (including        --DR-CAFTA.
                                        system..                 requirements on         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                       --Public authorities      subcontracts); motor    --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                        and public benefit       vehicles; coal;         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                        corporations, with the   transit cars, buses     --U.S.-Peru TPA.
                                        exception of those       and related equipment.  --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                        entities with multi-
                                        State mandates..
North Dakota.........................  .......................  .......................  --U.S.-EC Exchange of
                                                                                          Letters (applies to EC
                                                                                          Member States and only
                                                                                          where the State
                                                                                          considers out-of-State
                                                                                          suppliers).
Oklahoma.............................  Department of Central    Construction services;   --WTO GPA.
                                        Services and all State   construction-grade      --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                        agencies and             steel (including        --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                        departments subject to   requirements on         --U.S.-Peru TPA.
                                        the Oklahoma Central     subcontracts); motor    --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                        Purchasing Act.          vehicles; coal.
Oregon...............................  Department of            .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        Administrative                                   --DR-CAFTA (except
                                        Services.                                         Honduras).
                                                                                         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Pennsylvania.........................  Executive branch         Construction-grade       --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies, including:     steel (including        --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                       --Governor's Office....   requirements on         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                       --Department of the       subcontracts); motor    --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                        Auditor General..        vehicles; coal.
                                       --Treasury Department..
                                       --Department of
                                        Agriculture..

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                                       --Department of Banking
                                       --Pennsylvania
                                        Securities Commission.
                                       --Department of Health.
                                       --Department of
                                        Transportation.
                                       --Insurance Department.
                                       --Department of Aging..
                                       --Department of
                                        Correction.
                                       --Department of Labor
                                        and Industry.
                                       --Department of
                                        Military Affairs.
                                       --Office of Attorney
                                        General.
                                       --Department of General
                                        Services.
                                       --Department of
                                        Education.
                                       --Public Utility
                                        Commission.
                                       --Department of Revenue
                                       --Department of State..
                                       --Pennsylvania State
                                        Police.
                                       --Department of Public
                                        Welfare.
                                       --Fish Commission......
                                       --Game Commission......
                                       --Department of
                                        Commerce.
                                       --Board of Probation
                                        and Parole.
                                       --Liquor Control Board.
                                       --Milk Marketing Board.
                                       --Lieutenant Governor's
                                        Office.
                                       --Department of
                                        Community Affairs.
                                       --Pennsylvania
                                        Historical and Museum
                                        Commission.
                                       --Pennsylvania
                                        Emergency Management
                                        Agency.
                                       --State Civil Service
                                        Commission.
                                       --Pennsylvania Public
                                        Television Network.
                                       --Department of
                                        Environmental
                                        Resources.
                                       --State Tax
                                        Equalization Board.
                                       --Department of Public
                                        Welfare.
                                       --State Employees'
                                        Retirement System.
                                       --Pennsylvania
                                        Municipal Retirement
                                        Board.
                                       --Public School
                                        Employees' Retirement
                                        System.
                                       --Pennsylvania Crime
                                        Commission.
                                       --Executive Offices....
Rhode Island.........................  Executive branch         Boats, automobiles,      --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies.                buses and related       --DR-CAFTA (except
                                                                 equipment.               Honduras).
                                                                                         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
South Dakota.........................  Central Procuring        Beef...................  --WTO GPA.
                                        Agency (including                                --DR-CAFTA.
                                        universities and penal                           --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                        institutions).
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Tennessee............................  Executive branch         Services; construction.  --WTO GPA-U.S.-
                                        agencies.                                         Australia FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Texas................................  Texas Building and       .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        Procurement Commission.                          --DR-CAFTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Peru TPA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Utah.................................  Executive branch         .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies.                                        --DR-CAFTA (except
                                                                                          Honduras).
                                                                                         --U.S.-Australia FTA.

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                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Peru TPA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Vermont..............................  Executive branch         .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies.                                        --DR-CAFTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Washington...........................  Executive branch         Fuel; paper products;    --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies, including:     boats; ships; and       --DR-CAFTA.
                                       --General                 vessels.                --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                        Administration..                                 --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                       --Department of                                   --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                        Transportation..                                 --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                       --State Universities...
West Virginia........................  .......................  .......................  --U.S.-EC Exchange of
                                                                                          Letters (applies to EC
                                                                                          Member States and only
                                                                                          where the State
                                                                                          considers out-of-State
                                                                                          suppliers).
Wisconsin............................  Executive branch         .......................  --WTO GPA.
                                        agencies, including:                             --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                       --Department of                                   --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                        Administration..
                                       --State Correctional
                                        Institutions..
                                       --Department of
                                        Development..
                                       --Educational
                                        Communications Board..
                                       --Department of
                                        Employment Relations..
                                       --State Historical
                                        Society..
                                       --Department of Health
                                        and Social Services..
                                       --Insurance
                                        Commissioner..
                                       --Department of
                                        Justice..
                                       --Lottery Board........
                                       --Department of Natural
                                        Resources..
                                       --Administration for
                                        Public Instruction..
                                       --Racing Board.........
                                       --Department of
                                        Revenue..
                                       --State Fair Park
                                        Board..
                                       --Department of
                                        Transportation..
                                       --State University
                                        System..
Wyoming..............................  --Procurement Services   Construction-grade       --WTO GPA.
                                        Division                 steel (including        --DR-CAFTA.
                                       --Wyoming Department of   requirements on         --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                        Transportation..         subcontracts); motor    --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                       --University of           vehicles; coal.         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                        Wyoming..                                        --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
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      Other sub-federal entities           Entities covered            Exclusions         Relevant international
                                                                                                agreements
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Puerto Rico..........................  --Department of State    Construction services..  --DR-CAFTA.
                                       --Department of                                   --U.S.-Peru TPA.
                                        Justice..
                                       --Department of the      --Department of
                                        Treasury.                Economic Development
                                       .......................   and Commerce.
                                       --Department of Labor
                                        and Human Resources.
                                       --Department of Natural
                                        and Environmental
                                        Resources.
                                       --Department of
                                        Consumer Affairs.
                                       --Department of Sports
                                        and Recreation.
Port Authority of New York and New     .......................  Restrictions attached    --WTO GPA (except
 Jersey.                                                         to Federal funds for     Canada).
                                                                 airport projects;       --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                 maintenance, repair     --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                                                 and operating
                                                                 materials and supplies.
Port of Baltimore....................  .......................  Restrictions attached    --WTO GPA (except
                                                                 to Federal funds for     Canada).
                                                                 airport projects.       --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.

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New York Power Authority.............  .......................  Restrictions attached    --WTO GPA (except
                                                                 to Federal funds for     Canada).
                                                                 airport projects;       --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                 conditions specified    --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
                                                                 for the State of New
                                                                 York
Massachusetts Port Authority.........  .......................  .......................  U.S.-EC Exchange of
                                                                                          Letters (applies to EC
                                                                                          Member States and only
                                                                                          where the Port
                                                                                          Authority considers
                                                                                          out-of-State
                                                                                          suppliers).
Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit,      .......................  .......................  U.S.-EC Exchange of
 Indianapolis, Nashville, and San                                                         Letters (only applies
 Antonio.                                                                                 to EC Member States
                                                                                          and where the city
                                                                                          considers out-of-city
                                                                                          suppliers).
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            Other entities                 Entities covered            Exclusions         Relevant international
                                                                                                agreements
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Rural Utilities Service (waiver of     Any recipient..........  .......................  --WTO GPA.
 Buy American restriction on                                                             --DR-CAFTA.
 financing for all power generation                                                      --NAFTA.
 projects).                                                                              --U.S.-Australia FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Bahrain FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Chile FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Morocco FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Oman FTA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Peru TPA.
                                                                                         --U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Rural Utilities Service (waiver of     Any recipient..........  .......................  --NAFTA.
 Buy American restriction on                                                             --U.S.-Israel FTA.
 financing for telecommunications
 projects).
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural  Any recipient..........  .......................  U.S.-Canada Agreement.
 Utilities Services, Water and Waste
 Disposal Programs (exclusion of
 Canadian iron, steel and
 manufactured products from domestic
 purchasing restriction in Section
 1605 of American Recovery and
 Reinvestment Act of 2009).
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural  Any recipient..........  .......................  U.S.-Canada Agreement.
 Housing Service, Community
 Facilities Program (exclusion of
 Canadian iron, steel and
 manufactured products from domestic
 purchasing restriction in Section
 1605 of American Recovery and
 Reinvestment Act of 2009).
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of   Any recipient..........  .......................  U.S.-Canada Agreement.
 Energy Efficiency and Renewable
 Energy, Energy Efficiency and
 Conservation Block Grants (exclusion
 of Canadian iron, steel and
 manufactured products from domestic
 purchasing restriction in Section
 1605 of American Recovery and
 Reinvestment Act of 2009).
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of   Any recipient..........  .......................  U.S.-Canada Agreement.
 Energy Efficiency and Renewable
 Energy, State Energy Program
 (exclusion of Canadian iron, steel
 and manufactured products from
 domestic purchasing restriction in
 Section 1605 of American Recovery
 and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban   Any recipient..........  .......................  U.S.-Canada Agreement.
 Development, Office of Community
 Planning and Development, Community
 Development Block Grants Recovery
 (CDBG-R) (exclusion of Canadian
 iron, steel and manufactured
 products from domestic purchasing
 restriction in Section 1605 of
 American Recovery and Reinvestment
 Act of 2009).
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban   Any recipient..........  .......................  U.S.-Canada Agreement.
 Development, Office of Public and
 Indian Housing, Public Housing
 Capital Fund (exclusion of Canadian
 iron, steel and manufactured
 products from domestic purchasing
 restriction in Section 1605 of
 American Recovery and Reinvestment
 Act of 2009).
U.S. Environmental Protection Clean    Any recipient..........  .......................  U.S.-Canada Agreement.
 Water and Drinking Water State
 Revolving Funds Agency for projects
 funded by reallocated ARRA funds
 where the contracts are signed after
 February 17, 2010 (exclusion of
 Canadian iron, steel and
 manufactured products from domestic
 purchasing restriction in Section
 1605 of American Recovery and
 Reinvestment Act of 2009).
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    General Exceptions: The following restrictions and exceptions 
are excluded from U.S. obligations under international agreements:
    1. The restrictions attached to Federal funds to States for mass 
transit and highway projects.
    2. Dredging.
    The World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement 
(WTO GPA) Parties: Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, 
Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, 
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, 
Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Latvia, 
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, 
Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, 
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
    The Free Trade Agreements and the respective Parties to the 
agreements are:
    (1) Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade 
Agreement (DR-CAFTA): Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, 
Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua;
    (2) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): Canada and 
Mexico;
    (3) United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Australia 
FTA);
    (4) United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Bahrain 
FTA);
    (5) United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Chile FTA);
    (6) United States-Israel Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Israel FTA);
    (7) United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Morocco 
FTA);
    (8) United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Oman FTA);
    (9) United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (U.S.-Peru 
TPA); and
    (10) United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-
Singapore FTA).
    United States-European Communities Exchange of Letters (May 30, 
1995) (U.S.-EC Exchange of Letters) applies to EC Member States: 
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, 
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, 
Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, 
Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United 
Kingdom.
    Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of 
the United States of America on Government Procurement (Feb. 10, 
2010) (U.S.-Canada Agreement): Applies only to Canada.

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