Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 14612 [2010-6729]

Download as PDF 14612 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 58 / Friday, March 26, 2010 / Notices collection including number of respondents, frequency of responses, and hours of responses: The estimated number of respondents is 2,450; the frequency of response is once per month; and the total reporting burden will change from the current total reporting time of 44,100 hours to 58,800 hours. The requested information is currently maintained by the PHAs as part of their monthly balance sheets, income statements, and on-site voucher tracking for purposes of annual reporting; however the four new fields will require the PHAs to report the information monthly. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: March 22, 2010. Leroy McKinney, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–6737 Filed 3–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5374–N–09] Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this notice advises that certain exceptions to the Buy American requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, an exception was granted to the Oshkosh Housing Authority, in Oshkosh, WI, for the purchase and installation of a City Multi R2 ductless, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) split system for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) renovations at the Mainview 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– VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:23 Mar 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 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. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Section 1605(a) of the Recovery Act provides that none of the funds appropriated or made available by the Recovery Act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States. Section 1605(b) provides that the Buy American requirement shall not apply in any case or category in which the head of a Federal department or agency finds that: (1) Applying the Buy American requirement would be inconsistent with the public interest; (2) iron, steel, and the relevant manufactured goods are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality, or (3) inclusion of iron, steel, and manufactured goods will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent. Section 1605(c) provides that if the head of a Federal department or agency makes a determination pursuant to section 1605(b), the head of the department or agency shall publish a detailed written justification in the Federal Register. In accordance with section 1605(c) of the Recovery Act and OMB’s implementing guidance published on April 23, 2009 (74 FR 18449), this notice advises the public that, on, March 10, 2010, upon request of the Oshkosh Housing Authority, HUD granted an exception to the applicability of the Buy American requirements with respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, based on the fact that the relevant manufactured goods (ductless VRF split system) are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 19, 2010. Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2010–6729 Filed 3–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. FR–5375–N–11] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless SUMMARY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Ezzell, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7266, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234; TTY number for the hearing- and speechimpaired (202) 708–2565 (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 800–927–7588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 24 CFR part 581 and section 501 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11411), as amended, HUD is publishing this Notice to identify Federal buildings and other real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using information provided to HUD by Federal landholding agencies regarding unutilized and underutilized buildings and real property controlled by such agencies or by GSA regarding its inventory of excess or surplus Federal property. This Notice is also published in order to comply with the December 12, 1988 Court Order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503– OG (D.D.C.). Properties reviewed are listed in this Notice according to the following categories: Suitable/available, suitable/ unavailable, suitable/to be excess, and unsuitable. The properties listed in the three suitable categories have been reviewed by the landholding agencies, and each agency has transmitted to HUD: (1) Its intention to make the property available for use to assist the homeless, (2) its intention to declare the property excess to the agency’s needs, or (3) a statement of the reasons that the property cannot be declared excess or made available for use as facilities to assist the homeless. Properties listed as suitable/available will be available exclusively for homeless use for a period of 60 days from the date of this Notice. Where E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5374-N-09]


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

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 
of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), 
and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 
this notice advises that certain exceptions to the Buy American 
requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for 
work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant 
funds. Specifically, an exception was granted to the Oshkosh Housing 
Authority, in Oshkosh, WI, for the purchase and installation of a City 
Multi R2 ductless, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) split system for 
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) renovations at the 
Mainview 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) 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 10, 2010, upon request of the 
Oshkosh Housing Authority, HUD granted an exception to the 
applicability of the Buy American requirements with respect to work, 
using CFRFC grant funds, based on the fact that the relevant 
manufactured goods (ductless VRF split system) are not produced in the 
U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of 
satisfactory quality.

    Dated: March 19, 2010.
Sandra B. Henriquez,
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 2010-6729 Filed 3-25-10; 8:45 am]
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