Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 54899 [2010-22508]

Download as PDF 54899 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 174 / Thursday, September 9, 2010 / Notices information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Restrictions on Assistance to Noncitizens. OMB Approval Number: 2501–0014. Form Numbers: HUD–9886, HUD– 9886–ARA, HUD–9886–CAM, HUD– 9886–CHI, HUD–9886–CRE, HUD– 9886–FRE, HUD–9886–HMO, HUD– 9886–KOR, HUD–9886–RUS, HUD– 9886–SPA, HUD–9886–VIE. Description of the need for the information and its proposed use: HUD is prohibited from making financial assistance available to other than Reporting burden Number of respondents Annual responses New admissions .................................................................... Recertifications ..................................................................... 4,414 4,414 1,322,751 286,288 Total Estimated Burden Hours: 188,737. Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: August 31, 2010. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2010–22397 Filed 9–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5374–N–16] Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 Greene County Housing Authority, in White Hall, IL, for the purchase and SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES citizens or persons of eligible immigration status. This is a request for a revision of the current approval for HUD to require a declaration of citizenship or eligible immigration status from individuals seeking certain housing assistance. Members of Effected Public: Individuals or households, State, Local, or Tribal Government. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents: Frequency of Submission: On occasion, annually. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Sep 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 installation of 50-amp range receptacles and thermostats for the conversion from gas to electric modification project. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dominique G. Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Housing Investments, Office of Public Housing Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4130, Washington, DC 20410–4000, telephone number 202– 402–8500 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing- or speech-impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1605(a) of the Recovery Act provides that none of the funds appropriated or made available by the Recovery Act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States. Section 1605(b) provides that the Buy American requirement shall not apply in any case or category in which the head of a Federal department or agency finds that: (1) Applying the Buy American requirement would be inconsistent with the public interest; (2) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 x Hours per response = 0.16 0.08 Burden hours 165,834 22,903 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 August 26, 2010, upon request of the Green County 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 (50-amp range receptacles and thermostats for the conversion from gas to electric modification project) are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. Dated: September 1, 2010. Deborah Hernandez, General Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2010–22508 Filed 9–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5415–N–11] Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability for HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program and Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program AGENCY: Office of the General Counsel, HUD. E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5374-N-16]


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 Greene County 
Housing Authority, in White Hall, IL, for the purchase and installation 
of 50-amp range receptacles and thermostats for the conversion from gas 
to electric modification project.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dominique G. Blom, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Public Housing Investments, Office of Public Housing 
Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing 
and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4130, 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 August 26, 2010, upon request of the 
Green County 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 (50-amp range receptacles and thermostats for the 
conversion from gas to electric modification project) are not produced 
in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of 
satisfactory quality.

    Dated: September 1, 2010.
Deborah Hernandez,
General Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 2010-22508 Filed 9-8-10; 8:45 am]
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