Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 15118 [2012-6192]

Download as PDF 15118 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 14, 2012 / Notices collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Mark-to-Market Program; Requirements for CommunityBased Non-Profit Organizations and Public Agencies. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502–0563. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Provides proof of tenant endorsement of entity proposing to purchase restructured property and obtain modification, assignment, or forgiveness of second mortgage debt. Agency form numbers, if applicable: None. 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 total number of burden hours is 3,680. The number of respondents is 368, the number of responses is 368, the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per response is 10. Status of the proposed information collection: This is an extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: March 9, 2012. Ronald Y. Spraker, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing—Acting General Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2012–6191 Filed 3–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5374–N–36] 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 (Public Law 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 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Mar 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 and Competition (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, an exception was granted to the Housing Authority of the City of Vancouver for the purchase and installation of ductless split heat pumps for the Skyline Crest Sustainability Upgrade project. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald J. LaVoy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 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 February 10, 2012, upon request of the Housing Authority of the City of Vancouver, HUD granted an exception to applicability of the Buy American PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requirements with respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, in connection with the Skyline Crest Sustainability Upgrade project. The exception was granted by HUD on the basis that the relevant manufactured goods (ductless split heat pumps) are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. Dated: March 2, 2012. Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2012–6192 Filed 3–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement [Docket ID No. BSEE–2011–0005; OMB Number 1014–NEW] Information Collection Activities: Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other Than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request ACTION: 30-day Notice. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the revised paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. DATES: You must submit comments by April 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by either fax (202) 395–5806 or email (OIRA_ DOCKET@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (1014– NEW). Please provide a copy of your comments to BSEE by any of the means below. • Electronically: go to http://www. regulations.gov. In the entry titled, ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter BSEE– 2011–0005 then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view all related materials. We will post all comments. • Email cheryl.blundon@bsee.gov, fax (703) 787–1546, or mail or hand-carry comments to: Department of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 14, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-6192]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5374-N-36]


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 (Public Law 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, an exception was granted to the Housing Authority 
of the City of Vancouver for the purchase and installation of ductless 
split heat pumps for the Skyline Crest Sustainability Upgrade project.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald J. LaVoy, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for 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 February 10, 2012, upon request of 
the Housing Authority of the City of Vancouver, HUD granted an 
exception to applicability of the Buy American requirements with 
respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, in connection with the 
Skyline Crest Sustainability Upgrade project. The exception was granted 
by HUD on the basis that the relevant manufactured goods (ductless 
split heat pumps) are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and 
reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality.

    Dated: March 2, 2012.
Sandra B. Henriquez,
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 2012-6192 Filed 3-13-12; 8:45 am]
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