Buy American Exceptions under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 60776 [2010-24620]

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

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 190 (Friday, October 1, 2010)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-24620]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5374-N-19]


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 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.

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 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 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]
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