Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 60776-60777 [2010-24619]

Download as PDF 60776 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 190 / Friday, October 1, 2010 / Notices Section II.C., above, including the types of organizations and programs to consider and the attributes that should be considered. Æ Additional approaches to providing support for small business education, training, and development. Æ How businesses can be recognized under each method of certification. Æ Whether classification (2) as discussed in II.A, above, should be based upon the Internal Revenue Service’s use of gross receipts to determine reporting requirements for tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations. Æ How to encourage small businesses considering participation in selfdeclaration of conformity to participate in third-party certification instead. Æ Recommendations on the use of a limited conformity assessment process that would include an off-site document review without an accompanying onsite assessment. A limited conformity assessment process may potentially reduce some of the costs associated with conformity assessment. Æ Recommendations on whether DHS should consider other methods of certification for the PS-Prep Program, and what those methods might entail. Æ Recommendations on whether the use of this process should be associated with either self-declaration or thirdparty assessment, or both. Authority: 6 U.S.C. 321m(b)(2)(D). Dated: September 24, 2010. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2010–24673 Filed 9–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–46–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5374–N–19] 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 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Sep 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, exceptions were granted to the New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority in New Smyrna Beach, FL for the purchase and installation of tankless water heaters for the Donnelly Homes, Greenlawn Terrace, Live Oaks Homes, and Enterprise Homes projects. sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. Dated: September 24, 2010. Deborah Hernandez, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2010–24620 Filed 9–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P 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. 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 September 16, 2010, upon request of the New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority, HUD granted an exception to the Buy American requirement with respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, based on the fact that the relevant manufactured goods, tankless water heaters, are not produced in the U.S. in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5374–N–18] 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, exceptions were granted to the Cambridge Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of energy efficient bathroom exhaust fans for the Washington Elms 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 190 / Friday, October 1, 2010 / Notices 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 September 10, 2010, upon request of the Cambridge Housing Authority, HUD granted an exception to the Buy American requirement with respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, based on the fact that the relevant manufactured goods, energy efficient bathroom exhaust fans, are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. Dated: September 24, 2010. Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Deborah Hernandez, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2010–24619 Filed 9–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5375–N–38] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 speech-impaired (202) 708–2565 (these emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Sep 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 800–927–7588. 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 property is described as for ‘‘off-site use only’’ recipients of the property will be required to relocate the building to their own site at their own expense. Homeless assistance providers interested in any such property should send a written expression of interest to HHS, addressed to Theresa Rita, Division of Property Management, Program Support Center, HHS, room 5B–17, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443–2265. (This is not a toll-free number.) HHS will mail to the interested provider an application packet, which will include instructions for completing the application. In order to maximize the opportunity to utilize a suitable property, providers should submit their written expressions of interest as soon as possible. For complete details concerning the processing of applications, the reader is encouraged to refer to the interim rule SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60777 governing this program, 24 CFR part 581. For properties listed as suitable/to be excess, that property may, if subsequently accepted as excess by GSA, be made available for use by the homeless in accordance with applicable law, subject to screening for other Federal use. At the appropriate time, HUD will publish the property in a Notice showing it as either suitable/ available or suitable/unavailable. For properties listed as suitable/ unavailable, the landholding agency has decided that the property cannot be declared excess or made available for use to assist the homeless, and the property will not be available. Properties listed as unsuitable will not be made available for any other purpose for 20 days from the date of this Notice. Homeless assistance providers interested in a review by HUD of the determination of unsuitability should call the toll free information line at 1– 800–927–7588 for detailed instructions or write a letter to Mark Johnston at the address listed at the beginning of this Notice. Included in the request for review should be the property address (including zip code), the date of publication in the Federal Register, the landholding agency, and the property number. For more information regarding particular properties identified in this Notice (i.e., acreage, floor plan, existing sanitary facilities, exact street address), providers should contact the appropriate landholding agencies at the following addresses: COE: Mr. Scott Whiteford, Army Corps of Engineers, Director of Real Estate, CEMP–CR, 441 G St., NW., Washington, DC 20314; (202) 761–5542; Coast Guard: Commandant, United States Coast Guard, Attn: Jennifer Stomber, 2100 Second St., SW., Stop 7901, Washington, DC 20593–0001; (202) 475– 5609; GSA: Mr. Gordon Creed, Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner, General Services Administration, Office of Property Disposal, 18th & F Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20405; (202) 501– 0084; Interior: Mr. Michael Wright, Acquisition & Property Management, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240: (202) 208–5399; Navy: Mr. Albert Johnson, Director of Real Estate, Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington Navy Yard, 1330 Patterson Ave., SW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20374; (202) 685–9305; NASA: Mr. Frank Bellinger, Facilities Engineering Division, National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546; E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 190 (Friday, October 1, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60776-60777]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24619]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5374-N-18]


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

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 
of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), 
and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 
this notice advises that certain exceptions to the Buy American 
requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for 
work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant 
funds. Specifically, exceptions were granted to the Cambridge Housing 
Authority for the purchase and installation of energy efficient 
bathroom exhaust fans for the Washington Elms 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

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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 September 10, 2010, upon request of 
the Cambridge Housing Authority, HUD granted an exception to the Buy 
American requirement with respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, 
based on the fact that the relevant manufactured goods, energy 
efficient bathroom exhaust fans, are not produced in the U.S. in 
sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory 
quality.

    Dated: September 24, 2010.
Sandra B. Henriquez,
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
Deborah Hernandez,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 2010-24619 Filed 9-30-10; 8:45 am]
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