Buy America Waiver Notification, 8130 [2015-03031]

Download as PDF 8130 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 30 / Friday, February 13, 2015 / Notices AMENDMENTS TO PFC APPROVALS Amendment approved date Amendment No., city, state 08–09–C–03–STL, St. Louis, MO ........................................ 08–04–C–01–HLN, Helena, MT .......................................... 12–04–C–01–TWF, Twin Falls, ID ...................................... Issued in Washington, DC on February 9, 2015. Joe Hebert, Manager, Financial Analysis and Passenger Facility Charge Branch. [FR Doc. 2015–03063 Filed 2–12–15; 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 FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic U–69 guard bars, manganese casting, turnout braces, and weld kits for CREATE rail projects in Chicago, Illinois. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is February 17, 2015. 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: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Publishing 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:56 Feb 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 01/07/15 01/07/15 01/15/15 Original approved net PFC revenue Amended approved net PFC revenue $758,497,059 893,513 543,523 $747,211,611 893,476 556,066 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 FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate in procurement of non-domestic U–69 guard bars, manganese casting, turnout braces, and weld kits for CREATE rail projects in Chicago, Illinois. In accordance with Division A, section 122 of the ‘‘Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012’’ (Pub. L. 112–55), FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site for non-domestic U–69 guard bars, manganese casting, turnout braces, and weld kits (https:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=103) on December 9, 2014. The FHWA received no comments in response to the publication. During the 15-day comment period, FHWA conducted additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic manufacturers of U–69 guard bars, manganese casting, turnout braces, and weld kits. Based on all the information available to the agency, FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of the U–69 guard bars, manganese casting, turnout braces, and weld kits. In accordance with the provisions of section 117 of the SAFETEA–LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–244, 122 Stat. 1572), 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 FHWA’s Web site via the link provided to the Illinois waiver page noted above. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161, 23 CFR 635.410. PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Original estimated charge exp. date Amended estimated charge exp. date 10/01/26 07/01/17 06/01/16 04/01/26 02/01/16 06/01/17 Dated: February 6, 2015. Gregory G. Nadeau, Acting Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–03031 Filed 2–12–15; 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 4 in. and 12 in. trunnion mounted steel ball valves with maximum allowable operating pressure of 60 psi as part of natural gas distribution facility involved in replacement of Kosciuszko Bridge over Newton Creek in New York City, NY. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is February 17, 2015. 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 Publishing 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 E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 30 (Friday, February 13, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-03031]


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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 FHWA's finding that 
a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic U-69 
guard bars, manganese casting, turnout braces, and weld kits for CREATE 
rail projects in Chicago, Illinois.

DATES: The effective date of the waiver is February 17, 2015.

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 Publishing 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 FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is 
appropriate in procurement of non-domestic U-69 guard bars, manganese 
casting, turnout braces, and weld kits for CREATE rail projects in 
Chicago, Illinois.
    In accordance with Division A, section 122 of the ``Consolidated 
and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012'' (Pub. L. 112-55), 
FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site for 
non-domestic U-69 guard bars, manganese casting, turnout braces, and 
weld kits (https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=103) on December 9, 2014. The FHWA received no comments 
in response to the publication. During the 15-day comment period, FHWA 
conducted additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic 
manufacturers of U-69 guard bars, manganese casting, turnout braces, 
and weld kits. Based on all the information available to the agency, 
FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of the U-69 
guard bars, manganese casting, turnout braces, and weld kits.
    In accordance with the provisions of section 117 of the SAFETEA-LU 
Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-244, 122 Stat. 1572), 
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 FHWA's Web site via the link 
provided to the Illinois waiver page noted above.

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

    Dated: February 6, 2015.
Gregory G. Nadeau,
Acting Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-03031 Filed 2-12-15; 8:45 am]
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