Charter Renewal, Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group, 54487 [2011-22382]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 170 / Thursday, September 1, 2011 / Notices The effective date of the Buy American Waiver approval was August 16, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wilson Orvis, Grants Management Analyst—Acquisition and Assistance Management Division, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Federal Center, Building 56, Room 1006, P.O. Box 25007 (84–27850), Denver, CO 80225– 0007; telephone: (303) 445–2444; or via e-mail at worvis@usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Background The total estimated cost of the ELIPS project is $33,000,000, of which $21,400,000 is the Federal cost-share of the ARRA funded grant. The ductile iron flanges are not available in the United States and are necessary for the construction of the ELIPS project. The SDBOC engineers conducted market research for the domestic ductile iron flange production industry and determined there is currently no domestic availability for ductile iron flanges for use with HDPE and PVC pipe. Congress has enacted a Buy American provision which requires manufactured goods permanently incorporated into a project funded with ARRA funds to be produced in the United States. The application of Buy American is triggered by the obligation of Federal ARRA funds to a project. Once ARRA funds are obligated to a project, then all iron, steel, and manufactured goods incorporated into the project must be produced in the United States. The specific statutory requirement reads as follows: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Section 1605 of the Recovery Act prohibits the use of recovery funds for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or public work unless all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods are produced in the United States. 2 CFR 176.80 Under 2 CFR 176.80(a), the head of the Federal department or agency may waive the Buy American requirements for specific products on an ARRA funded construction project when Buy American is inconsistent with the public interest; such materials and products are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of satisfactory quality; or inclusion of domestic material will increase the cost of the overall project contract by more than 25 percent. The waiver process is initiated by a requesting organization when it believes that a waiver is warranted pursuant to any of the three waiver provisions under VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:16 Aug 31, 2011 Jkt 223001 2 CFR 176.80(a). The SDBOC submitted a Buy American waiver request based on the waiver provision under 2 CFR 176.80(a)(1)—Nonavailability. The project requirements specified the use of ductile iron flanges that were determined through industry research conducted by SDBOC to not be domestically available. Based on the confirmation that these ductile iron flanges used with HDPE pipe are not currently available, Reclamation approved the Buy American waiver request. Reclamation’s publication of its Buy American decision is required pursuant to the Buy American Act, 2 CFR 176.80(b)(2). The specific statutory requirement reads as follows: The head of the Federal department or agency shall publish a notice in the Federal Register within two weeks after the determination is made, unless the item has been already determined to be domestically non-available. A list of items that are not domestically available is at 48 CFR 25.104(a). The Federal Register notice or information from the notice may be posted by OMB to Recovery.gov. The notice shall include—(i) The title ‘‘Buy American Exception under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’’; (ii) The dollar value and brief description of the project; and (iii) A detailed written justification as to why the restriction is being waived. Upon publication of this Federal Register notice, Reclamation is notifying the public of the decision to approve the Buy American waiver requested by the SDBOC to purchase foreign ductile iron flanges as part of the ARRA grant for the SDBOC ELIPS project located in Sunnyside, Washington. Dated: August 26, 2011. Karl E. Wirkus, Pacific Northwest Regional Director, Bureau of Reclamation. [FR Doc. 2011–22385 Filed 8–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Charter Renewal, Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of renewal. AGENCY: Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) is renewing the charter for the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group. The purpose of the Adaptive Management Work Group is to advise and to provide SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54487 recommendations to the Secretary with respect to the operation of Glen Canyon Dam and the exercise of other authorities pursuant to applicable Federal law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Whetton, 801–524–3880. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended). The certification of renewal is published below. Certification I hereby certify that Charter renewal of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of the Interior. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. 2011–22382 Filed 8–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–683; Third Review] Fresh Garlic From China; Institution of a Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping Duty Order on Fresh Garlic From China United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1675(c)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission; 1 to be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is October 3, 2011. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by SUMMARY: 1 No response to this request for information is required if a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) number is not displayed; the OMB number is 3117–0016/USITC No. 11–5–257, expiration date June 30, 2014. Public reporting burden for the request is estimated to average 15 hours per response. Please send comments regarding the accuracy of this burden estimate to the Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 170 (Thursday, September 1, 2011)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Charter Renewal, Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of renewal.

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SUMMARY: Following consultation with the General Services 
Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the 
Interior (Secretary) is renewing the charter for the Glen Canyon Dam 
Adaptive Management Work Group. The purpose of the Adaptive Management 
Work Group is to advise and to provide recommendations to the Secretary 
with respect to the operation of Glen Canyon Dam and the exercise of 
other authorities pursuant to applicable Federal law.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Whetton, 801-524-3880.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in accordance with 
Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 
92-463, as amended). The certification of renewal is published below.

Certification

    I hereby certify that Charter renewal of the Glen Canyon Dam 
Adaptive Management Work Group is in the public interest in connection 
with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of the 
Interior.

Ken Salazar,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2011-22382 Filed 8-31-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MN-P