Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 20837-20838 [2012-8362]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2012 / Notices CFR 101.9(b). The following evaluation methods and criteria have been suggested: 1. Baseline measurements to be established through data analysis. 2. Questionnaires from both trade participants and CBP addressing such issues as: • Workload impact (workload shifts/ volume, cycle times, etc.). • Cost savings (staff, interest, reduction in mailing costs, etc.). • Policy and procedure accommodation. • Trade compliance impact. • Problem resolution. • System efficiency. • Operational efficiency. • Other issues identified by the participant group. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES X. 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Dated: April 2, 2012. Allen Gina, Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade. [FR Doc. 2012–8246 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Apr 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5374–N–37] 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, an exception was granted to the Philadelphia Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS)compliant combination washer/dryer units for the Paschall Village Phase I and II 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 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 head of a Federal department or agency SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20837 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 29, 2012, upon request of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, HUD granted an exception to applicability of the Buy American requirements with respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, in connection with the Paschall Village Phase I and II project. The exception was granted by HUD on the basis that the relevant manufactured goods (UFAS-compliant combination washer/ dryer units) are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. Dated: March 29, 2012. Deborah Hernandez, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2012–8363 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5374–N–38] 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, an SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 20838 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2012 / Notices exception was granted to the Wilmington Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of condensing tankless water heaters for the Southbridge 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 tollfree 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 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 March 12, 2012, upon request of the Wilmington Housing Authority, HUD granted an exception to applicability of the Buy American requirements with respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, in connection with the Southbridge VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Apr 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 project. The exception was granted by HUD on the basis that the relevant manufactured goods (condensing tankless water heaters) are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. Dated: March 29, 2012. Deborah Hernandez, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2012–8362 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5601–N–14] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Steward B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, as amended, HUD publishes a weekly Federal Register notice listing unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless. HUD generally publishes this weekly report each Friday. Today’s notice announces that because of the size of HUD’s next report, the Office of the Federal Register has informed HUD that it cannot accommodate HUD’s request to schedule publication of the report on Friday, April 6, 2012. As a result, HUD’s next report listing unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property will be published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Perry, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7266, Washington, DC 20410; telephone number 202–708– 1234; TTY number for the hearing- and speech-impaired 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 24 CFR part 581 and section 501 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11411), as amended, HUD publishes a weekly notice in the Federal Register listing Federal buildings and other real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties are reviewed using information provided to HUD by SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal landholding agencies regarding unutilized and underutilized buildings and real property controlled by such agencies or by GSA regarding its inventory of excess or surplus Federal property. HUD’s weekly notice is also published in order to comply with the December 12, 1988 Court Order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503– OG (D.D.C.). HUD generally publishes this notice each Friday. Today’s notice announces that because of the size of HUD’s next report, the Office of the Federal Register has informed HUD that it cannot accommodate HUD’s request to schedule publication of the report on Friday, April 6, 2012. As a result, today’s notice announces that HUD’s next report listing unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property will be published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2012. Dated: March 29, 2012. Mark R. Johnston, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs. [FR Doc. 2012–8215 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–IA–2012–N082; FXIA16710900000P5–123–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permits Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before May 7, 2012. ADDRESSES: Lisa Lierheimer, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 22203; fax (703) 358–2280; or email DMAFR@fws.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 67 (Friday, April 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20837-20838]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8362]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5374-N-38]


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, an

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exception was granted to the Wilmington Housing Authority for the 
purchase and installation of condensing tankless water heaters for the 
Southbridge 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 March 12, 2012, upon request of the 
Wilmington Housing Authority, HUD granted an exception to applicability 
of the Buy American requirements with respect to work, using CFRFC 
grant funds, in connection with the Southbridge project. The exception 
was granted by HUD on the basis that the relevant manufactured goods 
(condensing tankless water heaters) are not produced in the U.S. in 
sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory 
quality.

    Dated: March 29, 2012.
Deborah Hernandez,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 2012-8362 Filed 4-5-12; 8:45 am]
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