Buy America Waiver Notification, 71503 [2014-28349]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on November 21, 2014. Joe Hebert, Manager, Financial Analysis and Passenger Facility Charge Branch. [FR Doc. 2014–28239 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–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 20″ Trunnion mounted steel ball valve (ASCI 300/API 6D/ASME 318) on Federal-aid project HYSDOT PIN#0756.56 in the State of New York. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is December 3, 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. rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161, 23 CFR 635.410. Issued on: November 21, 2104. Gregory G. Nadeau, Acting Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–28349 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration 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- VerDate Sep<11>2014 domestic 20″ Trunnion mounted steel ball valve (ASCI 300/API 6D/ASME 318) in the State of New York. In accordance with Division A, 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 non-domestic 20″ Trunnion mounted steel ball valve (ASCI 300/API 6D/ASME 318) (https:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=99) on September 23rd. The FHWA received no comments in response to the publication. During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA conducted additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic manufacturers of the 20″ Trunnion mounted steel ball valve (ASCI 300/API 6D/ASME 318). Based on all the information available to the Agency, the FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of the 20″ Trunnion mounted steel ball valve (ASCI 300/API 6D/ASME 318). 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 New York waiver page noted above. 15:30 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent and Draft Environmental Impact Statement: US 60 Superior to Globe Corridor Improvement/Realignment Study; Pinal and Gila Counties, Arizona. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice to rescind a Notice of Intent and Draft Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that FHWA SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71503 and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will not prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed improvements or rerouting of US Highway (US) 60 in Pinal and Gila counties, Arizona. A Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Deitering, Project Delivery Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration, Arizona Division Office, 4000 North Central Avenue, Suite 1500, Phoenix, Arizona 85012, Telephone: (602) 382–8971, FAX: (602) 382–8998, Email: Thomas.Deitering@ dot.gov; or Rebecca Yedlin, Environmental Coordinator, Federal Highway Administration, Arizona Division Office, 4000 North Central Avenue, Suite 1500, Phoenix, Arizona 85012, Telephone: (602) 382–8979, FAX: (602) 382–8998, Email: Rebecca.Yedlin@dot.gov. The FHWA Arizona Division Office’s normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Moutain Standard Time). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 30, 2009, the FHWA, in cooperation with ADOT, issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) titled: ‘‘Environmental Impact Statement: Final (Pinal) and Gila Counties, AZ.’’ The intent of the project was to improve and/or realign US 60 in Pinal and Gila counties, Arizona from west of Superior at approximately milepost (MP) 222.6 to east of Globe at approximately MP 258.0. The US 60 Corridor bisects the towns of Superior and Miami as well as the city of Globe. The project was issued a Federal Aid Number STP–060–D(214)A and an ADOT project number 060 GI 222 H7162 01L. A No-Build Alternative and several Build Alternatives were being considered in the EIS for the Design Year 2040. The No-Build Alternative served as the baseline for the analysis conducted under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The design and construction of separate widening and passing lane projects within the study corridor have commenced since the initiation of this study which have or will improve driving conditions for the traveling public. Additionally, funding to complete the study is not available. As such, the preparation of the EIS for the US 60 Superior to Globe Corridor Improvement/Realignment Study is being terminated. Any future transportation improvements or realignments of US 60 throughout this corridor will be determined and prioritized through ADOT’s Long Range E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 231 (Tuesday, December 2, 2014)]
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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 
20'' Trunnion mounted steel ball valve (ASCI 300/API 6D/ASME 318) on 
Federal-aid project HYSDOT PIN#0756.56 in the State of New York.

DATES: The effective date of the waiver is December 3, 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 20'' Trunnion mounted steel ball valve 
(ASCI 300/API 6D/ASME 318) in the State of New York.
    In accordance with Division A, 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 
non-domestic 20'' Trunnion mounted steel ball valve (ASCI 300/API 6D/
ASME 318) (https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=99) on September 23rd. The FHWA received no comments in 
response to the publication. During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA 
conducted additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic 
manufacturers of the 20'' Trunnion mounted steel ball valve (ASCI 300/
API 6D/ASME 318). Based on all the information available to the Agency, 
the FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of the 20'' 
Trunnion mounted steel ball valve (ASCI 300/API 6D/ASME 318).
    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 New York waiver page noted above.

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

     Issued on: November 21, 2104.
Gregory G. Nadeau,
Acting Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-28349 Filed 12-1-14; 8:45 am]
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