Buy America Waiver Notification, 60407 [2016-21073]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 170 / Thursday, September 1, 2016 / Notices G. Federal Awarding Agency Contacts For further information concerning this final notice please contact: Mr. Thomas Harman, Director, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Innovative Program Delivery, Center for Accelerating Innovation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., E84–547, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone: (202) 366–6377, or email: tom.harman@ dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact: Ms. Seetha Srinivasan, AttorneyAdvisor, Federal Highway Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., E82–328, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone: (202) 366–4099, or email: seetha.srinivasan@dot.gov. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. A TDD is available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing at (202) 366–3993. In addition, FHWA may post answers to questions and requests for clarifications on FHWA’s Web site at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/accelerating/ grants. Applicants and subrecipients are encouraged to contact FHWA directly to receive information about AID Demonstration. Authority: Section 52003 of Pub. L. 112– 141; Section 6003 of Pub. L. 114–94; 23 U.S.C. 503. Issued on: August 24, 2016. Gregory G. Nadeau, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–21063 Filed 8–31–16; 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 FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic iron and steel components in thruster brakes and bearings assemblies for restoration of electrical and mechanical control systems for 12 moveable bridges in the State of New York. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is September 2, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program Administration, (202) asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Aug 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 366–1562, or via email at gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. William Winne, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, 202–366–1397, or via email at William.Winne@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: http:// www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office’s database at: http:// 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 iron and steel components in thruster brakes and bearings assemblies for restoration of electrical and mechanical controls systems for 12 moveable bridges in the State of New York. 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; http:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=130 on July 12th. 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 iron and steel components compatible with thruster brakes and bearings assemblies for restoration of electrical and mechanical controls systems for 12 moveable bridges in the State of New York. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60407 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; Public Law 110– 161, 23 CFR 635.410 Issued on: August 25, 2016. Gregory G. Nadeau, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–21073 Filed 8–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 31, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Tuawana Pinkston, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov. Please send separate comments for each specific information collection listed below. You must reference the information collection’s title, form number, reporting or record-keeping requirement number, and OMB number (if any) in your comment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain additional information, or copies of the information collection and instructions, or copies of any comments received, contact Elaine Christophe, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Request for Comments The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, as part of their continuing effort to reduce E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1

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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 iron 
and steel components in thruster brakes and bearings assemblies for 
restoration of electrical and mechanical control systems for 12 
moveable bridges in the State of New York.

DATES: The effective date of the waiver is September 2, 2016.

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. 
William Winne, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, 202-366-1397, or via 
email at William.Winne@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: http://www.archives.gov and the 
Government Printing Office's database at: http://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 iron and steel components in 
thruster brakes and bearings assemblies for restoration of electrical 
and mechanical controls systems for 12 moveable bridges in the State of 
New York.
    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; 
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=130 on 
July 12th. 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 iron and steel 
components compatible with thruster brakes and bearings assemblies for 
restoration of electrical and mechanical controls systems for 12 
moveable bridges in the State of New York.
    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; Public Law 110-161, 23 CFR 635.410

     Issued on: August 25, 2016.
Gregory G. Nadeau,
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-21073 Filed 8-31-16; 8:45 am]
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