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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 30 / Friday, February 13, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES construction contracts. In this letter, IDOT asserts that if the manufacturer ‘‘prototype is delivered in time to allow testing this winter, and the testing is successful, IDOT commits to using’’ the domestically produced hinges for the remaining 250 pedestrian gate installations. If a functional prototype is not available for testing, IDOT may need to install the additional 250 hinges with the Sure Close hinge. IDOT continues to assert that use of a self-closing, force adjustable gate hinge such as the Sure Close Hinge is essential for maintaining safe pedestrian grade crossings and that a similar hinge remains unavailable from a U.S. source. After receiving the September 25, 2014 updated waiver request from IDOT, FRA again provided notice and an opportunity for comment on its public Web site, as well as by emailing the Buy America listserv. FRA received two comments. One commenter supported the waiver, while the other commenter did not support the waiver. Once again, no commenter identified a domestic supplier for the hinges. Based on NIST–MEP’s scouting report, which did not identify a U.S. manufacturer that makes the same item, IDOT’s inability at this time to locate a domestic gate hinge for pedestrian crossings meeting IDOT’s safety and schedule needs, and the fact that the public did not identify a domestic source, FRA finds that gate hinges ‘‘produced in the United States are not of a satisfactory quality.’’ Therefore, FRA grants a waiver under 49 U.S.C. § 24405(a)(2)(B) (goods of a satisfactory quality are not produced in the United States). Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 24405(a)(4), FRA is publishing notice of its decision to grant IDOT’s waiver request in the Federal Register and provide notice of such finding and an opportunity for public comment after which this waiver will become effective. FRA expects IDOT to continue to use its best efforts to work with the proposed domestic manufacturer and procure domesticallyproduced hinges for the remaining 250 gate installations. Question about this letter can be directed to, John Johnson, AttorneyAdvisor, at john.johnson@dot.gov or (202) 493–0078. Sincerely, Sarah Feinberg Acting Administrator Issued in Washington, DC on February 6, 2015. Melissa L. Porter, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2015–02996 Filed 2–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:56 Feb 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Meeting notice. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 CFR 102–3.150, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces that a meeting of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (‘‘Academy’’) Board of Visitors (BOV) will take place: 1. Date: February 26, 2015. 2. Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (local) Eastern Time. 3. Requirements for Access: Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting will need to show photo identification in order to gain access to the meeting location. All participants are subject to security screening. 4. Location: To Be Determined; Washington, DC. 5. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to highlight the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the Academy, update Members on the Academy Advisory Board activities, and provide an overview of the 2013–14 Academic Year Report on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault. This meeting will also discuss the organization of the BOV for this Congress, including selecting a Chairperson if a quorum of members is present. 6. Public Access to the Meeting: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165) and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a firstcome basis. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The BOV Designated Federal Officer or Point of Contact: Brian Blower and 202–266– 2765 or brian.blower@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Any member of the public is permitted to file a written statement with the Academy BOV. Written statements should be sent to the Designated Federal Officer at: Brian Blower, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 or faxed to 202– 366–3890. Written statements must be received no later than five working days prior to the next meeting in order to provide time for member consideration. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8133 By rule, no member of the public attending open meetings will be allowed to present questions from the floor or speak to any issue under consideration by the BOV. Authority: 46 U.S.C. 51312; 5 U.S.C. app. 552b; 41 CFR parts 102–3.140 through 102– 3.165. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: February 10, 2015. Christine S. Gurland, Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 30 (Friday, February 13, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration


U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Meeting notice.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 
1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in Sunshine Act 
of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the U.S. 
Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces 
that a meeting of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (``Academy'') Board 
of Visitors (BOV) will take place:
    1. Date: February 26, 2015.
    2. Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (local) Eastern Time.
    3. Requirements for Access: Members of the public wishing to attend 
the meeting will need to show photo identification in order to gain 
access to the meeting location. All participants are subject to 
security screening.
    4. Location: To Be Determined; Washington, DC.
    5. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to 
highlight the President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the 
Academy, update Members on the Academy Advisory Board activities, and 
provide an overview of the 2013-14 Academic Year Report on Sexual 
Harassment and Sexual Assault. This meeting will also discuss the 
organization of the BOV for this Congress, including selecting a 
Chairperson if a quorum of members is present.
    6. Public Access to the Meeting: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165) 
and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. 
Seating is on a first-come basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The BOV Designated Federal Officer or 
Point of Contact: Brian Blower and 202-266-2765 or 
brian.blower@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Any member of the public is permitted to 
file a written statement with the Academy BOV. Written statements 
should be sent to the Designated Federal Officer at: Brian Blower, 
Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 
20590 or faxed to 202-366-3890. Written statements must be received no 
later than five working days prior to the next meeting in order to 
provide time for member consideration. By rule, no member of the public 
attending open meetings will be allowed to present questions from the 
floor or speak to any issue under consideration by the BOV.

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 51312; 5 U.S.C. app. 552b; 41 CFR parts 
102-3.140 through 102-3.165.

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: February 10, 2015.
Christine S. Gurland,
Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration.
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