Buy America Waiver Notification, 60582-60583 [2011-25004]

Download as PDF 60582 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2011 / Notices The panel consists of members from the states of Alaska and Washington who represent the broad range fishing and conservation interests in anadromous and ecologically related species in the North Pacific. Certain members also represent relevant state and regional authorities. The panel was established in 1992 to advise the U.S. Section of the NPAFC on research needs and priorities for anadromous species, such as salmon, and ecologically related species occurring in the high seas of the North Pacific Ocean. The upcoming Panel meeting will focus on two major topics: (1) Review of the agenda for the 2011 annual meeting of the NPAFC (October 24–28; Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada); and (2) logistics for the U.S. Section at the NPAFC meeting. Background material is available from the point of contact noted above and by visiting https://www.npafc.org. 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AGENCY: The Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC–11) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will be opened to the public from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. DATES: The meeting is scheduled for October 12, 2011, unless otherwise notified. tkelley on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, Training Room A, Washington, DC. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Sep 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 Laura Hellstern, DFO for ITAC–11 at (202) 482–3222, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Agenda topics to be discussed are: —Small Business Export Finance Update. —Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue Activities. —U.S. Commercial Service National Export Initiatives (NEI) Update. Carlos H. Romero, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement. [FR Doc. 2011–25031 Filed 9–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W1–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2011–42] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA’s regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. DATES: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before October 11, 2011. 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[FR Doc. 2011–25067 Filed 9–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Buy America Waiver Notification Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2011 / Notices This notice provides information regarding the FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic 1/2’’ × 0.008 steel fiber with ultimate tensile strength of 290ksi for experimental use in Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in the State of Iowa. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is September 30, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program Administration, (202) 366–1562, or via e-mail at gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. Michael Harkins, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–4928, or via e-mail at michael.harkins@dot.gov. Office hours for the FHWA are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic Access An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at: https:// www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office’s database at: https:// www.access.gpo.gov/nara. tkelley on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Background The FHWA’s Buy America policy in 23 CFR 635.410 requires a domestic manufacturing process for any steel or iron products (including protective coatings) that are permanently incorporated in a Federal-aid construction project. The regulation also provides for a waiver of the Buy America requirements when the application would be inconsistent with the public interest or when satisfactory quality domestic steel and iron products are not sufficiently available. This notice provides information regarding the FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate to use nondomestic 1/2″ × 0.008 steel fiber with ultimate tensile strength of 290ksi for experimental use in UHPC in Iowa. In accordance with Division A, section 123 of the ‘‘Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010’’ (Pub. L. 111– 117), the FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site for 1/2″ × 0.008 steel fiber with ultimate tensile strength of 290ksi for experimental use in UHPC in Iowa (https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=62) on August 23rd. The FHWA received seven comments in response to the publication. All seven commenters opposed the waiver request but did not VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:42 Sep 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 provide information about domestic manufacturers. During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA conducted additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic manufacturers for 1/2″ × 0.008 steel fiber with ultimate tensile strength of 290ksi for experimental use in UHPC in Iowa. Based on all the information available to the agency, the FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of 1/2″ × 0.008 steel fiber with ultimate tensile strength of 290ksi for experimental use in UHPC in Iowa. In accordance with the provisions of section 117 of the SAFETEA–LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–244, 122 Stat. 1572), the FHWA is providing this notice as its finding that a waiver of Buy America requirements is appropriate. The FHWA invites public comment on this finding for an additional 15 days following the effective date of the finding. Comments may be submitted to the FHWA’s Web site via the link provided to the Iowa waiver page noted above. (Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161, 23 CFR 635.410) Issued on: September 20, 2011. Victor M. Mendez, Administrator. 60583 authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 180 days for filing such claim, then the shorter time period applies. For the FHWA: Ms. Michelle Allen, Federal Highway Administration, Indiana Division, 575 North Pennsylvania Street, Room 254, Indianapolis, IN 46204–1576; telephone: (317) 226–7344; e-mail: Michelle.Allen@dot.gov. The FHWA Indiana Division Office’s normal business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., E.T. For the USFWS: Mr. Scott Pruitt, Field Supervisor, Bloomington Field Office, USFWS, 620 South Walker Street, Bloomington, IN 47403–2121; telephone: 812–334–4261; e-mail: Scott_Pruitt@fws.gov. Normal business hours for the USFWS Bloomington Field Office are: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., E.T. You may also contact Mr. Thomas Seeman, Project Manager, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204; telephone: (317) 232–5336; e-mail: TSeeman@indot.IN.gov. Normal business hours for the Indiana Department of Transportation are: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., E.T. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA has approved a Tier 2 Final Environmental BILLING CODE 4910–22–P Impact Statement (FEIS) for section 4 of the I–69 highway project from DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Evansville to Indianapolis and issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for section 4 Federal Highway Administration on September 8, 2011. Section 4 of the I–69 project extends from U.S. 231 (near Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center) to on Proposed Highway in Indiana the intersection of Victor Pike Road and State Road 37 (south of Bloomington). AGENCY: Federal Highway Section 4 is a new alignment, fully Administration (FHWA), DOT. access-controlled highway. As approved ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA in the Tier 1 ROD, the corridor is generally 2,000 feet wide. The corridor and United States Fish and Wildlife width varies at three locations within Service (USFWS), DOI. Section 4. The corridor widens to SUMMARY: This notice announces actions approximately 5,400 feet along the taken by the FHWA and the USFWS Greene-Monroe County Line from just that are final within the meaning of 23 north of CR 1260E/CR 190S (Hobbieville U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a Road) in Greene County to just north of proposed highway project for a 26.7 Carter Road in Monroe County. The mile segment of I–69, in the Counties of Section 4 corridor narrows to Greene and Monroe, State of Indiana approximately 1,200 feet in width at and grant licenses, permits, and two locations in Monroe County, near approvals for the project. Evans Lane and also in the vicinity of Rockport Road and Lodge Road. The DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is ROD selected Refined Preferred advising the public that the FHWA and Alternative 2 for section 4, as described the USFWS have made decisions that are subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) and are in the I–69 Evansville to Indianapolis, Indiana, Tier 2 Final Environmental final within the meaning of that law. A Impact Statement, Crane NSWC to claim seeking judicial review of those Bloomington, Indiana (FEIS), available Federal agency decisions on the proposed highway project will be barred at https://www.i69indyevn.org/ section4_FEIS.html. The ROD also unless the claim is filed on or before approved the locations of the March 27, 2012. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 189 (Thursday, September 29, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60582-60583]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-25004]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Buy America Waiver Notification

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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[[Page 60583]]

SUMMARY: This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding 
that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic 1/
2'' x 0.008 steel fiber with ultimate tensile strength of 290ksi for 
experimental use in Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in the State 
of Iowa.

DATES: The effective date of the waiver is September 30, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, 
please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program 
Administration, (202) 366-1562, or via e-mail at 
gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. 
Michael Harkins, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366-4928, or 
via e-mail at michael.harkins@dot.gov. Office hours for the FHWA are 
from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic Access

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the 
Federal Register's home page at: https://www.archives.gov and the 
Government Printing Office's database at: https://www.access.gpo.gov/nara.

Background

    The FHWA's Buy America policy in 23 CFR 635.410 requires a domestic 
manufacturing process for any steel or iron products (including 
protective coatings) that are permanently incorporated in a Federal-aid 
construction project. The regulation also provides for a waiver of the 
Buy America requirements when the application would be inconsistent 
with the public interest or when satisfactory quality domestic steel 
and iron products are not sufficiently available. This notice provides 
information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is 
appropriate to use non-domestic 1/2'' x 0.008 steel fiber with ultimate 
tensile strength of 290ksi for experimental use in UHPC in Iowa.
    In accordance with Division A, section 123 of the ``Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2010'' (Pub. L. 111-117), the FHWA published a 
notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site for 1/2'' x 0.008 
steel fiber with ultimate tensile strength of 290ksi for experimental 
use in UHPC in Iowa (https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=62) on August 23rd. The FHWA received seven comments in 
response to the publication. All seven commenters opposed the waiver 
request but did not provide information about domestic manufacturers. 
During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA conducted additional 
nationwide review to locate potential domestic manufacturers for 1/2'' 
x 0.008 steel fiber with ultimate tensile strength of 290ksi for 
experimental use in UHPC in Iowa. Based on all the information 
available to the agency, the FHWA concludes that there are no domestic 
manufacturers of 1/2'' x 0.008 steel fiber with ultimate tensile 
strength of 290ksi for experimental use in UHPC in Iowa.
    In accordance with the provisions of section 117 of the SAFETEA-LU 
Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-244, 122 Stat. 1572), 
the FHWA is providing this notice as its finding that a waiver of Buy 
America requirements is appropriate. The FHWA invites public comment on 
this finding for an additional 15 days following the effective date of 
the finding. Comments may be submitted to the FHWA's Web site via the 
link provided to the Iowa waiver page noted above.

    (Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110-161, 23 CFR 635.410)

    Issued on: September 20, 2011.
Victor M. Mendez,
Administrator.
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