Buy America Waiver Notification, 65928-65929 [2012-26797]

Download as PDF 65928 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2012 / Notices Dated: October 12, 2012. Thomas F. Hufford, Director, Office of Language Services, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–26775 Filed 10–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8079] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Secretary of State’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership; Notice of Open Meeting The Secretary of State’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership (ICWBL) will meet from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in the Harry S. Truman Building at the U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC. The meeting will be hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The ICWBL serves the U.S. Government in a solely advisory capacity, and provides advice and assistance in the formulation of U.S. policy, positions, proposals and strategies for multilateral and bilateral negotiations, business outreach, and commercial diplomacy, particularly pertaining to the economic empowerment of women for global economic prosperity, where the State Department has the lead negotiating authority. The meeting will focus on Women and the Economy. Subcommittee discussions will be led by the Access to Markets Subcommittee, the Access to Capital Subcommittee, the Capacity Building and Skills Training Subcommittee, and the Leadership Subcommittee. This meeting is open to public participation, via live webcast on the Internet at http://www.state.gov/e/eb/ adcom/icwbl/. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Secretary of State’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership by C.O.B. November 20, 2012, by either of the following methods: Send electronic statements to the Secretary of State’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership at SGWI_ICWBL@state.gov; send paper statements via facsimile to 202–632–9232, attention: Secretary of State’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership (ICWBL). All statements will be posted on the Secretary of State’s ICWBL Web site without change, including any business or personal information provided such as names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers. All statements received, including attachments and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Oct 30, 2012 Jkt 229001 other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. Meeting summaries of the Council’s discussion will be available within 90 days on the ICWBL Web site http:// www.state.gov/e/eb/adcom/icwbl/. For additional information, contact Senior Coordinator Nancy SmithNissley, Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, at (202) 647–1682 or SmithNissleyN@state.gov. Dated: October 17, 2012. Todd Schwartz, Special Representative, Acting Office of Commercial and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–26778 Filed 10–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Buy America Waiver Notification Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice provides information regarding the FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic Technologie Alpine De Securite (TAS) Gazex® Avalanche Exploder in the State of Utah and TAS O’Bell Avalanche Initiating Blaster for the State of Wyoming. SUMMARY: The effective date of the waiver is November 6, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program Administration, (202) 366–1562, or via email at gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. Michael Harkins, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–4928, or via email at michael.harkins@dot.gov. Office hours for the FHWA are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Electronic Access An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at: http://www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office’s database at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 TAS Gazex® Avalanche Exploder for the State of Utah and TAS O’Bell Avalanche Initiating Blaster for the State of Wyoming. In accordance with Title I, Division C, section 122 of the ‘‘Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012’’ (Pub. L. 112–55), the FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site for TAS Gazex® Avalanche Exploder for the State of Utah (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ construction/contracts/ waivers.cfm?id=69) on March 6, and TAS O’Bell Avalanche Initiating Blaster for State of Wyoming. (http:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=71) on March 22. The FHWA received two comments in response to the Utah publication, and no comment in response to Wyoming publication. Both comments received in response to the Utah publication urged the use of domestic manufacturers, when possible, but did not provide any suggested manufacturers. During the 15day comment periods, the FHWA conducted additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic manufacturers of TAS Gazex® Avalanche Exploder and TAS O’Bell Avalanche Initiating Blaster. The National Institute of Standards and Technology-Manufacturing Extension Partnership MEP also conducted supplier scouting on the Avalanche Initiating Blasters and reported that they could not find domestic matching items. Based on all the information available to the agency, the FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of TAS Gazex® Avalanche Exploder for the State of Utah and TAS O’Bell Avalanche Initiating Blaster for the State of Wyoming. 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 E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2012 / Notices Telephone (877) 892–3685; or Ted Nadratowski, P.E., Interim Project Manager, New York State Thruway Authority, 200 Southern Boulevard, Albany, New York, 12209, Telephone (518) 436–2700. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and other Federal Agencies have taken final Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161, agency actions by issuing approvals for 23 CFR 635.410. the following highway project in the Issued on: October 25, 2012. State of New York: Tappan Zee Hudson Victor M. Mendez, River Crossing Project, which crosses Administrator. the Hudson River between the Village of [FR Doc. 2012–26797 Filed 10–30–12; 8:45 am] South Nyack in Rockland County on the BILLING CODE 4910–22–P west and the Village of Tarrytown in Westchester County on the east. The bridge carries Interstate 87 (New York DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION State Thruway) and Interstate 287. The Tappan Zee Hudson River Project Federal Highway Administration involves the replacement of the existing Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions bridge with two new structures (one each for eastbound and westbound on the Tappan Zee Hudson River traffic), to the north of its existing Crossing Project in New York location. The actions by the Federal AGENCY: Federal Highway agencies, and the laws under which Administration (FHWA), U.S. DOT. such actions were taken, are described ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims in the Final Environmental Impact for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA Statement (FEIS) for the project, and Other Federal Agencies. approved on July 27, 2012, in the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued SUMMARY: This notice announces actions on September 25, 2012, and in other taken by the FHWA and other Federal documents in the FHWA administrative Agencies that are final within the record. The FEIS, ROD, and other meaning of 23 U.S.C. § 139(l)(1). The documents in the FHWA administrative actions relate to the Tappan Zee Hudson record file are available by contacting River Crossing Project located in the FHWA, the NYSDOT, or the NYSTA Rockland and Westchester Counties, at the addresses provided above. The New York. Those actions grant FHWA FEIS and ROD can be viewed approvals for the project. and downloaded from the project Web DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is site at www.newnybridge.com or viewed advising the public of final agency at public libraries in the project area. actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A This notice applies to all Federal claim seeking judicial review of the agency decisions as of the issuance date Federal agency actions on the highway of this notice and all laws under which project will be barred unless the claim such actions were taken, including but is filed on or before [Insert date 150 not limited to: days after publication in the Federal 1. General: National Environmental Register]. If this date falls on a Saturday, Policy Act (NEPA) [42 USC 4321–4351]; Sunday, or legal holiday, parties are Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. advised to file their claim no later than 109]. the business day preceding this date. If 2. Air: Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401– the Federal law that authorizes judicial 7671(q) (Transportation Conformity). review of a claim provides a time period 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the of less than 150 days for filing such Department of Transportation Act of claim, then that shorter time period still 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]. applies. 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1536], Marine Mammal Protection Act Jonathan D. McDade, Division [16 U.S.C. 1361], Fish and Wildlife Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Leo W. O’Brien Federal Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661– 667(d)], Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 Building, 11A Clinton Avenue, Suite U.S.C. 703–712], Magnuson-Stevens 719, Albany, New York 12207, Fishery Conservation and Management Telephone (518) 431–4127; or Michael Act of 1976, as amended [16 U.S.C. 1801 Anderson, P.E., Project Director, New et seq.]. York State Department of 5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Transportation, 4 Burnett Boulevard, Section 106 of the National Historic Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Utah and Wyoming waiver pages noted above. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Oct 30, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65929 Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]. 6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)– 2000(d)(1)]. 7. Water Resources: Coastal Zone Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1451–1465. 8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 13175 Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 39(l)(1), as amended by Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21), Pub. L. 112–141, § 1308, 126 Stat. 405 (2012). Issued on: October 24, 2012. Jonathan D. McDade, Division Administrator, Albany, NY. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 211 (Wednesday, October 31, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65928-65929]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26797]


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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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SUMMARY: This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding 
that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic 
Technologie Alpine De Securite (TAS) Gazex[supreg] Avalanche Exploder 
in the State of Utah and TAS O'Bell Avalanche Initiating Blaster for 
the State of Wyoming.

DATES: The effective date of the waiver is November 6, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, 
please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program 
Administration, (202) 366-1562, or via email at 
gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. 
Michael Harkins, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366-4928, or 
via email at michael.harkins@dot.gov. Office hours for the FHWA are 
from 8:00 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: http://www.archives.gov and the
    Government Printing Office's database at: http://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 TAS Gazex[supreg] Avalanche Exploder 
for the State of Utah and TAS O'Bell Avalanche Initiating Blaster for 
the State of Wyoming.
    In accordance with Title I, Division C, section 122 of the 
``Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012'' (Pub. 
L. 112-55), the FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on 
its Web site for TAS Gazex[supreg] Avalanche Exploder for the State of 
Utah (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=69) 
on March 6, and TAS O'Bell Avalanche Initiating Blaster for State of 
Wyoming. (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=71) on March 22. The FHWA received two comments in 
response to the Utah publication, and no comment in response to Wyoming 
publication. Both comments received in response to the Utah publication 
urged the use of domestic manufacturers, when possible, but did not 
provide any suggested manufacturers. During the 15-day comment periods, 
the FHWA conducted additional nationwide review to locate potential 
domestic manufacturers of TAS Gazex[supreg] Avalanche Exploder and TAS 
O'Bell Avalanche Initiating Blaster. The National Institute of 
Standards and Technology-Manufacturing Extension Partnership MEP also 
conducted supplier scouting on the Avalanche Initiating Blasters and 
reported that they could not find domestic matching items. Based on all 
the information available to the agency, the FHWA concludes that there 
are no domestic manufacturers of TAS Gazex[supreg] Avalanche Exploder 
for the State of Utah and TAS O'Bell Avalanche Initiating Blaster for 
the State of Wyoming.
    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

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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 Utah and Wyoming waiver pages noted above.

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

    Issued on: October 25, 2012.
Victor M. Mendez,
Administrator.
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