Buy America Waiver Notification, 62154-62155 [2015-26189]

Download as PDF 62154 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 199 / Thursday, October 15, 2015 / Notices • Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. 661–667d • Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. 703–712 • Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 180l– 1891d et seq., with Essential Fish Habitat requirements at 1855(b)(2) Parklands Hazardous Materials Management • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) 42 U.S.C. 9601–9675 • Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), 42 U.S.C. 9671–9675 • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6901–6992k • Planning and Environmental Linkages, 23 U.S.C. 168, with the exception of those FHWA responsibilities associated with 23 U.S.C. 134 and 135 • Programmatic Mitigation Plans, 23 U.S.C. 169 with the exception of those FHWA responsibilities associated with 23 U.S.C. 134 and 135 Historic and Cultural Resources • Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, 54 U.S.C. 306101 et seq. • 23 U.S.C. 138 and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966, 49 U.S.C. 303 and implementing regulations at 23 CFR part 774 • Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1979, 16 U.S.C. 470aa–470mm • Title 54, Chapter 31—Preservation of Historical and Archeological Data, 54 U.S.C. 312501–312508 • Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3001–30131; 18 U.S.C. 1170 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Social and Economic Impacts • American Indian Religious Freedom Act, 42 U.S.C. 1996 • Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA), 7 U.S.C. 4201–4209 Water Resources and Wetlands • Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251– 1377— Section 404, Section 401, Section 319 • Coastal Barrier Resources Act, 16 U.S.C. 3501–3510 • Coastal Zone Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1451–1465 • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 U.S.C. 300f–300j–26 • General Bridge Act of 1946, 33 U.S.C. 525–533 • Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, 33 U.S.C. 401–406 • Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 16 U.S.C. 1271–1287 • Emergency Wetlands Resources Act, 16 U.S.C. 3901 and 3921 • Wetlands Mitigation, 23 U.S.C. 119(g) and 133(b)(l4) • FHWA wetland and natural habitat mitigation regulations, 23 CFR part 777 • Flood Disaster Protection Act, 42 U.S.C. 4001–4130 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 • Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966, 49 U.S.C. 303 • Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Act, 54 U.S.C. 200302– 200310 FHWA-Specific Executive Orders Relating to Highway Projects • E.O. 11990, Protection of Wetlands • E.O. 11988, Floodplain Management • E.O. 13690, Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) • E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations • E.O. 13112, Invasive Species The MOU would allow ODOT to act in the place of FHWA in carrying out the environmental review-related functions described above, except with respect to government-to-government consultations with federally recognized Indian tribes. The FHWA will retain responsibility for conducting formal government-to-government consultation with federally recognized Indian tribes, which is required under some of the listed laws and executive orders. The ODOT will continue to handle routine consultations with the tribes and understands that a tribe has the right to direct consultation with FHWA upon request. The ODOT also may assist FHWA with formal consultations, with consent of a tribe, but FHWA remains responsible for the consultation. The ODOT also will not assume FHWA’s responsibilities for conformity determinations required under Section 176 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7506) or any responsibility under 23 U.S.C. 134 or 135, or under 49 U.S.C. 5303 or 5304. A copy of the proposed MOU may be viewed on the DOT DMS Docket, as described above, or may be obtained by contacting the FHWA or the State at the addresses provided above. A copy also may be viewed on ODOT’s Web site at https://www.dot.state.oh.us/NEPAAssignment/Pages/default.aspx. The FHWA Ohio Division, in consultation with FHWA Headquarters, will consider the comments submitted PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 when making its decision on the proposed MOU revision. Any final MOU approved by FHWA may include changes based on comments and consultations relating to the proposed MOU and will be made publicly available. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 327; 42 U.S.C. 4331, 4332; 23 CFR 771.117; 40 CFR 1507.3, 1508.4. Issued on: October 6, 2015. Gregory G. Nadeau, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–26192 Filed 10–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Buy America Waiver Notification Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. This notice provides information regarding FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic Voith 21/R5 propulsion units for ferry boat Pocahontas’ propulsion unit replacement by Virginia DOT. SUMMARY: The effective date of the waiver is October 16, 2015. DATES: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 199 / Thursday, October 15, 2015 / Notices Background DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 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 for use of nondomestic Voith 21/R5 propulsion units to replace the existing propulsion units, Voith 24/65, which have reached the end of their useful life. In accordance with Division K, section 122 of the ‘‘Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015’’ (Pub. L. 113–235), FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site (https:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=112) on August 18. The FHWA received no comments in response to the publication. During the 15-day comment period, FHWA conducted an additional review to locate potential domestic manufacturers of propulsion units that are equivalent to Voith 21/R5 units. Based on all the information available to the agency, FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of propulsion units that are equivalent to Voith 21/R5 units. 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 waiver page noted above. Federal Highway Administration mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161, 23 CFR 635.410) Issued on: October 6, 2015. Gregory G. Nadeau, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–26189 Filed 10–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 motor and machinery brakes for a moveable bridge in the State of Florida. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is October 16, 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 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 FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for use of nondomestic motor and machinery brakes that meet American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Moveable Highway Bridge Design Specifications and Florida DOT Structures Design Guidelines for the Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project, Palm Beach County, Florida. In accordance with Division K, section 122 of the ‘‘Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62155 2015’’ (Pub. L. 113–235), FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site (https:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=110) on July 20. The FHWA received no comments in response to the publication. During the 15-day comment period, FHWA conducted an additional review to locate potential domestic manufacturers of motor and machinery brakes that meet AASHTO and Florida DOT standards. Based on all the information available to the agency, FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of motor and machinery brakes that meet the specifications. 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 waiver page noted above. (Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161, 23 CFR 635.410). Issued on: October 6, 2015. Gregory G. Nadeau, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–26190 Filed 10–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0069] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 41 individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 16, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 199 (Thursday, October 15, 2015)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-26189]


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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 Voith 
21/R5 propulsion units for ferry boat Pocahontas' propulsion unit 
replacement by Virginia DOT.

DATES: The effective date of the waiver is October 16, 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 Printing Office's database at: https://www.access.gpo.gov/nara.

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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 for use of non-domestic Voith 21/R5 propulsion units to 
replace the existing propulsion units, Voith 24/65, which have reached 
the end of their useful life.
    In accordance with Division K, section 122 of the ``Consolidated 
and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015'' (Pub. L. 113-235), 
FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site 
(https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=112) on 
August 18. The FHWA received no comments in response to the 
publication. During the 15-day comment period, FHWA conducted an 
additional review to locate potential domestic manufacturers of 
propulsion units that are equivalent to Voith 21/R5 units. Based on all 
the information available to the agency, FHWA concludes that there are 
no domestic manufacturers of propulsion units that are equivalent to 
Voith 21/R5 units.
    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 waiver page noted above.

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

     Issued on: October 6, 2015.
Gregory G. Nadeau,
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-26189 Filed 10-14-15; 8:45 am]
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