Buy America Waiver Notification, 62152-62153 [2015-26191]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 62152 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 199 / Thursday, October 15, 2015 / Notices Tioga County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 25, 2015. 29. SWEPI, LP, Pad ID: State 824, ABR–201007041, Gaines Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 25, 2015. 30. SWEPI, LP, Pad ID: State 825, ABR–201007042, Gaines Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 25, 2015. 31. SWEPI, LP, Pad ID: State 826, ABR–201007043, Shippen Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 25, 2015. 32. SWEPI, LP, Pad ID: State 827, ABR–201010036, Elk Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 25, 2015. 33. SWEPI, LP, Pad ID: State 841, ABR–201010035, Elk Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 25, 2015. 34. SWEPI, LP, Pad ID: State 842, ABR–201010047, Elk Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 25, 2015. 35. SWEPI, LP, Pad ID: State 843, ABR–201010048, Elk Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 25, 2015. 36. SWEPI, LP, Pad ID: State 844, ABR–201009021, Elk Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 25, 2015. 37. SWEPI, LP, Pad ID: Stewart 805, ABR–201007003, Elk Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 25, 2015. 38. SWEPI, LP, Pad ID: Wood 513R, ABR–201007014, Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Rescind Date: June 30, 2015. 39. Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: Gunn, ABR–201101006, Rome Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Rescind Date: July 1, 2015. 40. Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: Lantz, ABR–201102025, Sheshequin Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Rescind Date: July 1, 2015. 41. Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: King, ABR–201103050, Sheshequin Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Rescind Date: July 1, 2015. 42. Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, Pad ID: Abel, ABR–201010062, Shrewsbury Township, Sullivan County, Pa.; Rescind Date: July 27, 2015. 43. Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, Pad ID: COP Tr 231 Pad E, ABR–201007097, Boggs Township, Sullivan County, Pa.; Rescind Date: July 27, 2015. 44. Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, Pad ID: Field, ABR–201010020, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa.; Rescind Date: July 27, 2015. 45. Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, Pad ID: Jason M. Phillips Pad A, ABR– 201007070, Cogan House Township, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 Lycoming County, Pa.; Rescind Date: July 27, 2015. 46. Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, Pad ID: Kohler, ABR–201009103, Liberty Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Rescind Date: July 27, 2015. 47. Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, Pad ID: Marilyn Ely, ABR–201008143, Gamble Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Rescind Date: July 27, 2015. 48. Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, Pad ID: Maurice D Bieber Pad A, ABR– 201008024, Cascade Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Rescind Date: July 27, 2015. 49. Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, Pad ID: Stephen M Sleboda Pad A, ABR– 201112008, Cascade Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Rescind Date: July 27, 2015. 50. Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: Lyon, ABR–201201038, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Rescind Date: July 31, 2015. 51. XTO Energy Incorporated, Pad ID: King Unit, ABR–20091225.R1, Shrewsbury Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Rescind Date: July 31, 2015. Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806, 807, and 808. Dated: October 8, 2015. Stephanie L. Richardson, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2015–26163 Filed 10–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–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 Vanessa 30,000 series water line valves (two 42 inch, three 16 inch, and one 8 inch) for the Woodmen Road corridor improvement project, phase 2 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for use of nondomestic Vanessa 30,000 series water line valves (two 42 inch, three 16 inch, and one 8 inch) for the Woodmen Road corridor improvement project, phase 2, in Colorado Spring, Colorado. These waterline materials are required to relocate an existing 42 inch high pressure water line outside of the roadway. These valves would meet a zero leakage performance that is necessary for worker safety during water line construction. 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=111) on August 18. The FHWA received no comments in response to the publication. Based on all the information available to the agency, FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of Vanessa 30,000 series water line valves. 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 E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 199 / Thursday, October 15, 2015 / Notices 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. 2015–26191 Filed 10–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2015–0022] Application From the State of Ohio to the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program and Proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Assigning Environmental Responsibilities to the State Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed MOU and request for comments. AGENCY: This notice announces that FHWA has received and reviewed an application from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) requesting participation in the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (Program). This Program allows FHWA to assign and States to assume, responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), and all or part of FHWA’s responsibilities for environmental review, consultation, or other actions required under any Federal environmental law with respect to one or more Federal highway projects within the State. The FHWA has determined the application to be complete, and developed a draft MOU with ODOT outlining how the State will implement the program with FHWA oversight. The public is invited to comment on ODOT’s request, including its application, and the proposed MOU, which includes the proposed assignments and assumptions of environmental review, consultation and other activities to be assigned. DATES: Please submit comments by November 16, 2015. ADDRESSES: To ensure that you do not duplicate your docket submissions, please submit them by only one of the following means: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 • Facsimile (Fax): 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number at the beginning of your comments. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Blanton P.E., Director of Program Development, Federal Highway Administration Ohio Division, 200 N. High St., Room 326, Columbus, Ohio 43215, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (ET), (614) 280–6824, jeffrey.blanton@dot.gov. Timothy M. Hill, Administrator, Office of Environmental Services, Ohio Department of Transportation, 1980 West Broad Street, Mail Stop 4170, Columbus, Ohio 43223, 7:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. (ET), (614) 466–7100, Tim.Hill@dot.ohio.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access An electronic copy of this notice may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at https:// www.archives.gov. An electronic version of the application materials and proposed MOU may be downloaded by accessing the DOT docket, as described above, at https://www.regulations.gov/. Background Section 327 of title 23, United States Code (23 U.S.C. 327), allows the Secretary of the DOT (Secretary), to assign, and a State to assume, responsibility for all or part of FHWA’s responsibilities for environmental review, consultation, or other actions required under any Federal environmental law with respect to one or more Federal-aid highway projects within the State pursuant to regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality under part 1500 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (as in effect on October 1, 2003). The FHWA is authorized to act on behalf of the Secretary with respect to these matters. Under the proposed MOU, FHWA would assign to the State, through ODOT, the responsibility for making decisions on the following types of highway projects: PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62153 1. All Class I, or environmental impact statement (EIS) projects, both on the State highway system (SHS) and local government projects off the SHS that are funded by FHWA or require FHWA approvals. 2. All Class II, or categorically excluded (CE), projects, both on the SHS and local government projects off the SHS that are funded by FHWA or require FHWA approvals. 3. All Class III, or environmental assessment (EA) projects, both on the SHS and local government projects off the SHS that are funded by FHWA or require FHWA approvals. 4. Projects funded by other Federal agencies [or projects without any Federal funding] of any Class that also includes funding by FHWA or require FHWA approvals. For these projects, ODOT would not assume the NEPA responsibilities of other Federal agencies. Excluded from assignment are highway projects authorized under 23 U.S.C. 202 and 203, highway projects under 23 U.S.C. 204 unless the project will be designed and constructed by ODOT, projects that cross State boundaries, and projects that cross or is adjacent to international boundaries. The following projects are examples of projects that will not be assigned because they are projects that cross State borders: • HAM–50/State Line Road Improvements, PID 93507 • HAM–IR 71/IR 75–0.00/0.22—Brent Spence Bridge, PID 75119 • SCI–US23–0.00, PID 98150 • JEF-Wellsburg Bridge, PID 79353 The assignment also would give the State the responsibility to conduct the following environmental review, consultation, and other related activities: Air Quality • Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671q, with the exception of any project level conformity determinations Noise • Noise Control Act of 1972, 42 U.S.C. 4901–4918 • Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990, 49 U.S.C. 47251–47534 • Compliance with the noise regulations in 23 CFR 772 Wildlife • Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 • Marine Mammal Protection Act, 16 U.S.C. 1361–1423h • Anadromous Fish Conservation Act, 16 U.S.C. 757a–757f E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 199 (Thursday, October 15, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62152-62153]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-26191]


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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 Vanessa 
30,000 series water line valves (two 42 inch, three 16 inch, and one 8 
inch) for the Woodmen Road corridor improvement project, phase 2 in 
Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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.

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 Vanessa 30,000 series water line 
valves (two 42 inch, three 16 inch, and one 8 inch) for the Woodmen 
Road corridor improvement project, phase 2, in Colorado Spring, 
Colorado. These waterline materials are required to relocate an 
existing 42 inch high pressure water line outside of the roadway. These 
valves would meet a zero leakage performance that is necessary for 
worker safety during water line construction.
    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=111) on 
August 18. The FHWA received no comments in response to the 
publication. Based on all the information available to the agency, FHWA 
concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of Vanessa 30,000 
series water line valves.
    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

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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. 2015-26191 Filed 10-14-15; 8:45 am]
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