Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 66948 [2011-28003]

Download as PDF 66948 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 209 / Friday, October 28, 2011 / Notices regulations at 24 CFR 200.926d(b)(3) require that the sites for HUD insured structures must be free of termite hazards. The HUD–NPCA–99–A requires the builder to certify that all required treatment for termites was performed by an authorized pest control company and further that the builder guarantees the treated area against infestation for one year. The form HUD– NPCA–99–B requires a licensed pest control company to provide to the builder a record of specific treatment information in those cases when the soil treatment method is used for prevention of subterranean termite infestation. When applicable the HUD–NPCA–99–B must accompany the HUD–NPCA–99– A. If the requested data is not collected, new home purchasers and HUD are subject to the risk of purchasing or insuring a home that could be immediately infested by termites and would have no recourse against the builder. Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD NPMA–99–A and HUD NPMA– 99–B. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The number of burden hours is 9,990. The number of respondents is 15,000, the number of responses is 30,000, the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per response is .083 and .25 respectively. Status of the proposed information collection: This is an extension of a previously approved collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., chapter 35, as amended. Dated: October 21, 2011. Ronald Y. Spraker, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing—Associate Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2011–28008 Filed 10–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5374–N–34] sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Oct 27, 2011 Jkt 226001 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 of Cambridge, MA for the purchase and installation of a Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) heat pump system and vent limited gas regulators for the Lyndon B. Johnson Apartments project. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald J. LaVoy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Field Operations, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4112, Washington, DC 20410– 4000, telephone number (202) 402–8500 (this is not a toll-free number); or Dominique G. Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 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. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 19, 2011, upon request of the Cambridge Housing Authority, HUD granted exceptions to applicability of the Buy American requirements with respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, in connection with the Lyndon B. Johnson Apartments project. The exception was granted by HUD on the basis that the relevant manufactured goods, (a VRV heat pump system and vent limited gas regulators), are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. Dated: October 19, 2011. Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2011–28003 Filed 10–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5477–N–43] 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: Juanita Perry, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234; TTY number for the hearing- and speechimpaired (202) 708–2565, (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 800–927–7588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the December 12, 1988 court order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503–OG (D.D.C.), HUD publishes a Notice, on a weekly basis, identifying unutilized, underutilized, excess and surplus Federal buildings and real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. Today’s Notice is for the purpose of announcing that no additional properties have been SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 209 (Friday, October 28, 2011)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-28003]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5374-N-34]


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 of Cambridge, MA for the purchase and installation of a 
Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) heat pump system and vent limited gas 
regulators for the Lyndon B. Johnson Apartments project.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald J. LaVoy, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for the Office of Field Operations, Office of Public and 
Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW., Room 4112, Washington, DC 20410-4000, telephone number 
(202) 402-8500 (this is not a toll-free number); or Dominique G. Blom, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for 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 19, 2011, upon request of 
the Cambridge Housing Authority, HUD granted exceptions to 
applicability of the Buy American requirements with respect to work, 
using CFRFC grant funds, in connection with the Lyndon B. Johnson 
Apartments project. The exception was granted by HUD on the basis that 
the relevant manufactured goods, (a VRV heat pump system and vent 
limited gas regulators), are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and 
reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality.

    Dated: October 19, 2011.
Sandra B. Henriquez,
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 2011-28003 Filed 10-27-11; 8:45 am]
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