Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 69498 [2012-28071]

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BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5374–N–44] 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 Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of gas fired tankless hot water heaters for the Schooner Cove and Peaceful Village projects. 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 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:04 Nov 16, 2012 Jkt 229001 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 October 17, 2012, upon request of the Chesapeake Redevelopment and 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 Schooner Cove and Peaceful Village projects. The exception was granted by HUD on the basis that the relevant manufactured goods (gas fired tankless water heaters) are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. Dated: November 9, 2012. Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2012–28071 Filed 11–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2012–28077 Filed 11–16–12; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: number 202–402–8500 (this is not a tollfree number). 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5374-N-44]


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 exception was granted to the Chesapeake 
Redevelopment and Housing Authority for the purchase and installation 
of gas fired tankless hot water heaters for the Schooner Cove and 
Peaceful Village projects.

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 October 17, 2012, upon request of 
the Chesapeake Redevelopment and 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 
Schooner Cove and Peaceful Village projects. The exception was granted 
by HUD on the basis that the relevant manufactured goods (gas fired 
tankless water heaters) are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and 
reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality.

    Dated: November 9, 2012.
Sandra B. Henriquez,
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 2012-28071 Filed 11-16-12; 8:45 am]
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