Buy America Waiver Notification, 33632-33633 [2014-13603]

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All submissions should refer to File Number SR–BATS– 2014–019, and should be submitted on or before July 2, 2014. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.17 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–13563 Filed 6–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Buy America Waiver Notification Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (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 for the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement project in the State of Maine. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is June 12, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA SUMMARY: 17 17 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Program Administration, 202– 366–1562, or via email at gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. Jomar Maldonado, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, 202–366–1373, or via email at jomar.maldonado@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: https:// www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office’s database at: https:// 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 for the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement project in the State of Maine. In accordance with Title I, Division A, section 122 of the ‘‘Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012’’ (Pub. L. 112–55), the FHWA published on March 5, a notice of intent to issue a waiver for the following nondomestic bridge items for use in the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement project in Maine: (1) Motor brakes; (2) machinery brakes; (3) counterweight sheave bearings; (4) deflector sheave bearings; (5) operating drum bearings; and (6) span lock bearings. The notice was published on FHWA’s Web site at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=96. The FHWA received 27 comments in response to the publication. Eight commenters expressed support for the waiver of the items. Three support the waiver with conditions. One of those supporting commenters suggested that the waiver may be granted for a period of time if the components are not locally readily available. Two of those supporting commenters stated that a waiver should be granted only when all efforts are made to ensure that domestic E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1 ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 112 / Wednesday, June 11, 2014 / Notices products are not available. Fourteen commenters opposed the waiver and some provided names of potential domestic manufacturers of the components. Potential domestic manufacturers suggested were Oregon Works, Steward Machine, Hardie-Tynes, Timken Steel Corporation, Philadelphia Gear, and JC Machine. The Maine DOT made contact with the companies to verify domestic availability and possible supply of the items. Based on information received from those companies, Jeff Folsom of Maine DOT provided comments on April 2 stating that Maine DOT was withdrawing the waiver request for the counterweight sheave bearings, deflector sheave bearings, operating drum bearings, and span lock bearings. There were no domestic manufacturers of motor and machinery brakes identified. During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA conducted an additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic manufacturers of the motor and machinery brakes. Maine DOT also made additional contact with Philadelphia Gear, Hardie-Tynes, New Jersey DOT, and JC Machine. On April 4 Hardie-Tynes responded to Maine DOT that it cannot furnish machinery brakes. On April 17 Philadelphia Gear responded that it only manufactures gear boxes and large gears for moveable structures. The New Jersey DOT could not provide specific information on domestic manufacturers of moveable bridge components that it used in the past. Based on all the information available to the Agency, the FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of the motor and machinery brakes. 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 of its finding that a waiver of Buy America requirements is appropriate because the products are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities which are of a satisfactory quality (23 U.S.C. 313(b)(2); 23 CFR 635.410(c)(1)(ii)). The FHWA invites public comment for an additional 15 days following the effective date of the finding. Comments may be submitted via the above link to the FHWA Web site. (Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161; 23 CFR 635.410). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:19 Jun 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: June 2, 2014. Gregory G. Nadeau, Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–13603 Filed 6–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Buy America Waiver Notification Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice provides information regarding FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the obligation of Federal-aid funds for 73 State projects involving the purchase or retrofit of vehicles or vehicle components on the condition that they be assembled in the U.S. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is June 12, 2014. 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. Jomar Maldonado, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, 202–366–1373, or via email at jomar.maldonado@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: SUMMARY: Electronic Access An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at https:// www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office’s database at https:// www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Background This notice provides information regarding FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the obligation of Federal-aid funds for 73 State projects involving the purchase or retrofit of vehicles (including sedans, vans, pickups, SUVs, trucks, buses, street sweepers) or vehicle components (such as exhaust controls and auxiliary power units) on the condition that they be assembled in the U.S. The waiver would apply to approximately 810 vehicles. The requests, available at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/cmaq140211.cfm, are PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33633 incorporated by reference into this notice. The purposes of these projects include the improvement of air quality (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program projects), implementation of the National Bridge and Tunnel Inventory and Inspection Program, and the implementation of the FHWA’s Recreational Trails Program. Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, section 635.410 requires that any steel or iron materials (including protective coatings) that will be permanently incorporated in a Federal-aid project must be manufactured in the U.S. For FHWA, this means that all the processes that modified the chemical content, physical shape or size, or final finish of the material (from initial melting and mixing, continuing through the bending and coating) occurred in the U.S. The statute and regulations create a process for granting waivers from the Buy America requirements when its application would be inconsistent with the public interest or when satisfactory quality domestic steel and iron products are not sufficiently available. In 1983, the FHWA determined that it was both in the public interest and consistent with the legislative intent to waive Buy America for manufactured products other than steel manufactured products. However, FHWA’s national waiver for manufactured products does not apply to the requests in this notice because they involve predominately steel and iron manufactured products. The FHWA’s Buy America requirements do not have special provisions for applying Buy America to ‘‘rolling stock’’ such as vehicles or vehicle components (see title 49, United States Code, section 5323(j)(2)(C) (49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(2)(C)), 49 CFR 661.11, and 49 U.S.C. 24405(a)(2)(C) for examples of Buy America rolling stock provisions for other DOT agencies). Based on all the information available to the agency, FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers that produce the vehicles and vehicle components identified in this notice in such a way that all their steel and iron elements are manufactured domestically. The FHWA’s Buy America requirements were tailored to the types of products that are typically used in highway construction, which generally meet the requirement that all the steel and iron be manufactured domestically. Vehicles were not the types of products that were initially envisioned to meet FHWA Buy America requirements. In today’s global industry, vehicles are assembled with iron and steel components that are manufactured all over the world. The FHWA is not aware of any domestically produced vehicle E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-13603]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Buy America Waiver Notification

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of 
Transportation (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 
motor and machinery brakes for the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge 
Replacement project in the State of Maine.

DATES: The effective date of the waiver is June 12, 2014.

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. Jomar Maldonado, FHWA Office of 
the Chief Counsel, 202-366-1373, or via email at 
jomar.maldonado@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: https://www.archives.gov and the 
Government Printing Office's database at: https://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 motor and machinery brakes for the 
Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement project in the State of Maine.
    In accordance with Title I, Division A, section 122 of the 
``Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012'' (Pub. 
L. 112-55), the FHWA published on March 5, a notice of intent to issue 
a waiver for the following non-domestic bridge items for use in the 
Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement project in Maine: (1) Motor 
brakes; (2) machinery brakes; (3) counterweight sheave bearings; (4) 
deflector sheave bearings; (5) operating drum bearings; and (6) span 
lock bearings. The notice was published on FHWA's Web site at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=96. The FHWA 
received 27 comments in response to the publication. Eight commenters 
expressed support for the waiver of the items. Three support the waiver 
with conditions. One of those supporting commenters suggested that the 
waiver may be granted for a period of time if the components are not 
locally readily available. Two of those supporting commenters stated 
that a waiver should be granted only when all efforts are made to 
ensure that domestic

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products are not available. Fourteen commenters opposed the waiver and 
some provided names of potential domestic manufacturers of the 
components. Potential domestic manufacturers suggested were Oregon 
Works, Steward Machine, Hardie-Tynes, Timken Steel Corporation, 
Philadelphia Gear, and JC Machine.
    The Maine DOT made contact with the companies to verify domestic 
availability and possible supply of the items. Based on information 
received from those companies, Jeff Folsom of Maine DOT provided 
comments on April 2 stating that Maine DOT was withdrawing the waiver 
request for the counterweight sheave bearings, deflector sheave 
bearings, operating drum bearings, and span lock bearings. There were 
no domestic manufacturers of motor and machinery brakes identified. 
During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA conducted an additional 
nationwide review to locate potential domestic manufacturers of the 
motor and machinery brakes. Maine DOT also made additional contact with 
Philadelphia Gear, Hardie-Tynes, New Jersey DOT, and JC Machine. On 
April 4 Hardie-Tynes responded to Maine DOT that it cannot furnish 
machinery brakes. On April 17 Philadelphia Gear responded that it only 
manufactures gear boxes and large gears for moveable structures. The 
New Jersey DOT could not provide specific information on domestic 
manufacturers of moveable bridge components that it used in the past. 
Based on all the information available to the Agency, the FHWA 
concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of the motor and 
machinery brakes.
    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 of its finding that a waiver of Buy 
America requirements is appropriate because the products are not 
produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available 
quantities which are of a satisfactory quality (23 U.S.C. 313(b)(2); 23 
CFR 635.410(c)(1)(ii)). The FHWA invites public comment for an 
additional 15 days following the effective date of the finding. 
Comments may be submitted via the above link to the FHWA Web site.

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

     Dated: June 2, 2014.
Gregory G. Nadeau,
Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-13603 Filed 6-10-14; 8:45 am]
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