Buy America Waiver Notification, 72433-72434 [2012-29326]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices The effective date of the waiver is December 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 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 Amacan K800—400/358XG–S submersible pumps (4 each), and Amacan K800—401/506XG–S submersible pumps (2 each) for rehabilitation of two pump stations in the State of Michigan. 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 Amacan K800—400/358XG–S submersible pumps (4 each), and Amacan K800— 401/506XG–S submersible pumps (2 each) (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ construction/contracts/waivers.cfm? id=75) on May 16th. The FHWA received five comments in response to the publication. One commenter supports the waiver if there is no American made pump. Miami Pump and Supply Company requested that the Michigan DOT (MDOT) should contact them for specifications of the pump. The MDOT contacted Miami Pump and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 Supply and provided specifications for the pumps. Miami Pump and Supply determined that they were unable to meet the pump specifications. Three other commenters indicated that the specifications for the pumps should be changed to accommodate American made pumps. However, MDOT is unable to utilize other types of pumps due to the unique circumstances involved with this project. During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA conducted additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic manufacturers of Amacan K800—400/358XG–S submersible pumps (4 each), and Amacan K800— 401/506XG–S submersible pumps (2 each) for rehabilitation of two pump stations in the State of Michigan. The National Institute of Standards and Technology—Manufacturing Extension Partnership also conducted supplier scouting on submersible pumps and reported that there were no domestic matching items for the pumps. Based on all the information available to the agency, the FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of Amacan K800—400/358XG–S submersible pumps (4 each), and Amacan K800—401/506XG–S submersible pumps (2 each). 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 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 Michigan waiver page noted above. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161, 23 CFR 635.410). Issued on: November 28, 2012. Victor M. Mendez, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–29328 Filed 12–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72433 appropriate for the use of non-domestic Main Submersible pumps (3 @ 3,000 gallons/minute), (1 Low Flow Submersible pump @ 1,000 gallons/ minute), (1 Low Flow Sump Pump @ 20 gallons/minute) for rehabilitation of a pump station in the State of Illinois. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is December 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 nondomestic Main Submersible pumps (3 @ 3,000 gallons/minute), (1 Low Flow Submersible pump @ 1,000 gallons/ minute), (1 Low Flow Sump Pump @ 20 gallons/minute) for rehabilitation of a pump station in the State of Illinois. 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 Main Submersible pumps (3 @ 3,000 gallons/ minute), (1 Low Flow Submersible pump @ 1,000 gallons/minute), (1 Low Flow Sump Pump @ 20 gallons/minute) (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=74) on May 3rd. The FHWA received six comments E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 72434 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices in response to the publication. Three commenters indicated that the waiver will only help other countries and, therefore, opposed the waiver. Three others are in support only when the product is not available domestically. None of the commenters provided information on possible domestic manufacturers. During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA conducted additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic manufacturers of Main Submersible pumps (3 @ 3,000 gallons/minute), (1 Low Flow Submersible pump @ 1,000 gallons/ minute), (1 Low Flow Sump Pump @ 20 gallons/minute). The National Institute of Standards and Technology— Manufacturing Extension Partnership also conducted supplier scouting on submersible pumps and reported that there were no domestic matching items for the pumps. Based on all the information available to the agency, the FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of Main Submersible pumps (3 @ 3,000 gallons/ minute), (1 Low Flow Submersible pump @ 1,000 gallons/minute), (1 Low Flow Sump Pump @ 20 gallons/minute). 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 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 Illinois waiver page noted above. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161, 23 CFR 635.410. Issued on: November 26, 2012. Victor M. Mendez, Federal Highway Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–29326 Filed 12–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–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 Motor and Machinery brakes; 16″ Drum brake, Thruster disk, and 2-Right angle gear reducers for Pasquotnak River mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 Bridge project, Federal-aid project #STP–0158(51), in the State of North Carolina. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is December 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 nondomestic Motor and Machinery brakes; 16″ Drum brake, Thruster disk, and 2Right angle gear reducers. 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 Motor and Machinery brakes; 16″ Drum brake, Thruster disk, and 2-Right angle gear reducers (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ construction/contracts/ waivers.cfm?id=63) on November 14, 2011. The FHWA received no comment in response to the publication. During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA conducted additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic manufacturers of Motor and Machinery brakes; 16″ Drum brake, Thruster disk, and 2-Right angle gear reducers. The National Institute of Standards and PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Technology—Manufacturing Extension Partnership also conducted supplier scouting on motor and machinery system and reported that there are some domestic manufacturers of subcomponents to the motor and machinery brake system. However, the subcomponents are not compatible with the specified motor and machinery brakes. Based on all the information available to the agency, the FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of Motor and Machinery brakes; 16″ Drum brake, Thruster disk, and 2-Right angle gear reducers for the Pasquotnak River Bridge project in the State of North Carolina. 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 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 North Carolina waiver page noted above. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161, 23 CFR 635.410). Issued on: November 29, 2012. Victor M. Mendez, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–29330 Filed 12–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–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 Motor and Machinery Brakes; 16″Diameter Motor Brakes, weight 340 lb, and 13″-Diameter Machinery Brakes, weight 250 lb, for rehabilitation of Murray Morgan Bridge, project #STP– STPUL–3268(003), and South Park Bridge Replacement, project #TIGERII– BRM–STPL–1491(002), in the State of Washington. SUMMARY: The effective date of the waiver is December 6, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program Administration, (202) DATES: E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 234 (Wednesday, December 5, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72433-72434]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29326]


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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 
Main Submersible pumps (3 @ 3,000 gallons/minute), (1 Low Flow 
Submersible pump @ 1,000 gallons/minute), (1 Low Flow Sump Pump @ 20 
gallons/minute) for rehabilitation of a pump station in the State of 
Illinois.

DATES: The effective date of the waiver is December 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 Main Submersible pumps (3 @ 3,000 
gallons/minute), (1 Low Flow Submersible pump @ 1,000 gallons/minute), 
(1 Low Flow Sump Pump @ 20 gallons/minute) for rehabilitation of a pump 
station in the State of Illinois.
    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 Main Submersible pumps (3 @ 3,000 gallons/minute), (1 
Low Flow Submersible pump @ 1,000 gallons/minute), (1 Low Flow Sump 
Pump @ 20 gallons/minute) (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=74) on May 3rd. The FHWA received six comments

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in response to the publication. Three commenters indicated that the 
waiver will only help other countries and, therefore, opposed the 
waiver. Three others are in support only when the product is not 
available domestically. None of the commenters provided information on 
possible domestic manufacturers. During the 15-day comment period, the 
FHWA conducted additional nationwide review to locate potential 
domestic manufacturers of Main Submersible pumps (3 @ 3,000 gallons/
minute), (1 Low Flow Submersible pump @ 1,000 gallons/minute), (1 Low 
Flow Sump Pump @ 20 gallons/minute). The National Institute of 
Standards and Technology--Manufacturing Extension Partnership also 
conducted supplier scouting on submersible pumps and reported that 
there were no domestic matching items for the pumps. Based on all the 
information available to the agency, the FHWA concludes that there are 
no domestic manufacturers of Main Submersible pumps (3 @ 3,000 gallons/
minute), (1 Low Flow Submersible pump @ 1,000 gallons/minute), (1 Low 
Flow Sump Pump @ 20 gallons/minute).
    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 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 Illinois waiver page noted above.

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

    Issued on: November 26, 2012.
Victor M. Mendez,
Federal Highway Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-29326 Filed 12-4-12; 8:45 am]
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