Buy America Waiver Notification, 63853-63854 [2016-22305]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2016 / Notices listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 13, 2016. Mohannad Dawoud, Management & Program Analyst, Partnership Contracts Branch, ANG–A17 NextGen, Procurement Services Division, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–22405 Filed 9–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee—Open Meeting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee open meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20594. This will be the 64th meeting of the COMSTAC. The proposed schedule for the COMSTAC working group meetings on October 25th and 26th is below: —International Space Policy (Oct 25 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.) —Business/Legal (Oct 25 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.) —Standards (Oct 26 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.) —Operations (Oct 26 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) The full Committee will meet on October 26, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The proposed agenda for that meeting features speakers relevant to the commercial space transportation industry; and reports and recommendations from the working groups. Interested members of the public may submit relevant written statements for the COMSTAC members to consider under the advisory process. Statements may concern the issues and agenda items mentioned above and/or additional issues that may be relevant for the U.S. commercial space mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 transportation industry. Interested parties wishing to submit written statements should contact Michael Beavin, COMSTAC Executive Director, (the contact person listed below) and Designated Federal Officer in writing (mail or email) by October 14, 2016, so that the information can be made available to COMSTAC members for their review and consideration before the October 25–26, 2016 meeting. Written statements should be supplied in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature and/or one electronic copy via email. An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at www.faa.gov/go/ast. For specific information concerning the times and locations of the COMSTAC working group meetings, contact the contact person listed below. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should inform the contact person listed below in advance of the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Beavin, telephone (202) 267– 9051; email Michael.beavin@faa.gov, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Room 331, Washington, DC 20591. Complete information regarding COMSTAC is available on the FAA Web site at: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_ org/headquarters_offices/ast/advisory_ committee/. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2016. George C. Nield, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation. [FR Doc. 2016–22136 Filed 9–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 63853 maintenance/emergency road for Runway 14–32 at New Bedford Airport in New Bedford, MA. The .65 acres of airport land being exchanged by the airport is not required for current of future aviation use. The land is remote, non-contiguous to the airport land and is primarily wooded. The two parcels that will be acquired from Tifereth Israel Congregation will be used to meet FAA design requirements for the Runway 14 Runway Safety Area and provide a maintenance/emergency access road for this runway end. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 17, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may send comments using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the instructions on providing comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Interested persons may inspect the request and supporting documents by contacting the FAA at the address listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Mr. Jorge E. Panteli, Compliance and Land Use Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration New England Region Airports Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, Massachusetts, Telephone 781–238–7618. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 6, 2016. Mary T. Walsh, Manager, Airports Division. [FR Doc. 2016–22138 Filed 9–15–16; 8:45 am] Federal Aviation Administration BILLING CODE P Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment for Land Exchange at New Bedford Airport in New Bedford, MA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from New Bedford Airport in New Bedford, MA, to exchange .65 acres of airport land for 1.14 acres of land owned by the Tifereth Israel Congregation in order to construct the Runway Safety Area and provide for a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 of electric vehicle DC fast charging stations with SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 63854 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2016 / Notices maximum power (50 kw), voltage range (200–500 VDC), and current output (165 ADC) in the State of Massachusetts. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is September 19, 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. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 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 of electric vehicle DC fast charging stations with maximum power (50 kw), voltage range (200–500 VDC) and current output (165 ADC) in the State of Massachusetts. 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=129 on June 16th. 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 electric vehicle DC fast charging stations with maximum power (50 kw), voltage range (200–500 VDC) and current output VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 (165 ADC) that meets the grant requirements. 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: August 29, 2016. Gregory G. Nadeau, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–22305 Filed 9–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Buy America Waiver Notification Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice provides information regarding FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the obligation of Federal-aid funds for 21 State projects involving the acquisition of vehicles and equipment on the condition that they be assembled in the U.S. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is September 19, 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: SUMMARY: 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. PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background This notice provides information regarding FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the obligation of Federal-aid funds for 21 State projects involving the acquisition of vehicles (including sedans, vans, pickups, trucks, buses, and street sweepers) and equipment (such as trail grooming equipment) on the condition that they be assembled in the U.S. The waiver would apply to approximately 796 vehicles and equipment acquisitions. The requests for the second quarter of calendar year 2016, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ construction/contracts/ cmaq160713.cfm, are incorporated by reference into this notice. These projects are being undertaken to implement air quality improvement, safety, and mobility goals under FHWA’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program and the Recreational Trails Program. Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, section 635.410 requires that steel or iron materials (including protective coatings) that will be permanently incorporated in a Federal-aid project must be manufactured in the U.S. For FHWA, this means that all the processes that modified the chemical content, physical shape or size, or final finish of the material (from initial melting and mixing, continuing through the bending and coating) occurred in the U.S. The statute and regulations create a process for granting waivers from the Buy America requirements when its application would be inconsistent with the public interest or when satisfactory quality domestic steel and iron products are not sufficiently available. In 1983, FHWA determined that it was both in the public interest and consistent with the legislative intent to waive Buy America for manufactured products other than steel manufactured products. However, FHWA’s national waiver for manufactured products does not apply to the requests in this notice because they involve predominately steel and iron manufactured products. The FHWA’s Buy America requirements do not have special provisions for applying Buy America to ‘‘rolling stock’’ such as vehicles or vehicle components (see 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(2)(C), 49 CFR 661.11, and 49 U.S.C. 24405(a)(2)(C) for examples of Buy America rolling stock provisions for other DOT agencies). Based on all the information available to the agency, FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers that produce the vehicles and vehicle components identified in this notice in such a way that their steel and iron E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 180 (Friday, September 16, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22305]


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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 of electric vehicle DC fast charging stations with

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maximum power (50 kw), voltage range (200-500 VDC), and current output 
(165 ADC) in the State of Massachusetts.

DATES: The effective date of the waiver is September 19, 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 of 
electric vehicle DC fast charging stations with maximum power (50 kw), 
voltage range (200-500 VDC) and current output (165 ADC) in the State 
of Massachusetts.
    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=129 on 
June 16th. 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 electric vehicle DC fast charging stations 
with maximum power (50 kw), voltage range (200-500 VDC) and current 
output (165 ADC) that meets the grant requirements.
    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: August 29, 2016.
Gregory G. Nadeau,
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-22305 Filed 9-15-16; 8:45 am]
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