Buy America Waiver Notification, 83328-83329 [2016-27928]

Download as PDF 83328 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 224 / Monday, November 21, 2016 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on November 10, 2016. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2016–9322. Petitioner: The Boeing Company. Section of 14 CFR Affected: § 25.841(a)(2), Amendment 25–87. Description of Relief Sought: To allow relief from the requirements pertaining to cabin decompression following an uncontained engine failure on a Boeing Model 777–9. [FR Doc. 2016–27965 Filed 11–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–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 brake assembly with 5″ mill duty shoe, machinery rod ends with 2″ bore, static load capacity 378955 lb. for rehabilitation of Cow Bayou Swing Bridge in the State of Texas. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is November 22, 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 FHWA are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Publishing Office’s database at: https:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/. 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 brake assembly with 5″ mill duty shoe, machinery rod ends with 2″ bore, static load capacity 378955 lb. for rehabilitation of Cow Bayou Swing Bridge in the State of Texas. In accordance with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (Pub. L. 114–113) and the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2017 (Pub. L. 114–223), FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=135 on September 21st. 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 brake assembly with 5″ mill duty shoe, machinery rod ends with 2″ bore, static load capacity 378955 lb. for rehabilitation of Cow Bayou Swing Bridge in the State of Texas. 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: November 14, 2016. Gregory G. Nadeau, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–27929 Filed 11–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Background Federal Highway Administration The FHWA’s Buy America policy in 23 CFR 635.410 requires a domestic manufacturing process for any steel or iron products (including protective Buy America Waiver Notification VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Nov 18, 2016 Jkt 241001 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. 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 four rolling elements of bearing units with 17.3’’ inner diameter and radial load capacity of 816,000 lb. each for I–5 trunnion shaft replacement project in the State of Oregon. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is November 22, 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 Publishing Office’s database at: https:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/. 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 four rolling element bearing units with 17.3″ inner diameter and radial load capacity of 816,000 lb. each for I–5 trunnion shaft replacement project in the State of Oregon. In accordance with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (Pub. L. 114–113) and the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2017 (Pub. L. 114–223), FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=132 on August 8, 2016. The FHWA received a E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 224 / Monday, November 21, 2016 / Notices few comments in response to the publication. Six commenters opposed the waiver for various reasons; granting the waiver will result in supporting jobs overseas, outsourcing domestic jobs, and loss of manufacturing jobs. None of the commenters provided information on domestic availability of the four rolling element bearing units with 17.3″ inner diameter and radial load capacity of 816,000 lb. Based on all the information available to the agency, FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of four rolling element bearing units with 17.3″ inner diameter and radial load capacity of 816,000 lb for I–5 trunnion shaft replacement project. The Oregon State DOT, contractors, and subcontractors involved in the procurement of bearing units, are reminded of the need to comply with the Cargo Preference Act in 46 CFR part 38, if applicable. 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: November 14, 2016. Gregory G. Nadeau, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–27928 Filed 11–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2008–0010] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with part 211 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that by a document dated October 20, 2016, Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) requests a rescission of its existing waiver in Docket Number FRA–2008–0010. In a April 3, 2009 decision letter, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) approved SMART’s application for discontinuance and removal of the interlocking signal system on three drawbridges located on the former VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Nov 18, 2016 Jkt 241001 Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Among these three was the Haystack Landing Drawbridge over the Petaluma River at milepost (MP) 37.2. SMART is now requesting that the conditions of this relief be changed in order to facilitate the establishment of commuter rail operations on the entire mainline of the former Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP). This line is owned by SMART, has has been rebuilt to Class IV track standards, has been equipped with an Automatic Train Control (ATC) system meeting the requirements of 49 CFR part 236, and the deteriorated former swing span has been demolished and replaced with a newly rebuilt single-leaf bascule bridge meeting modern standards. The ATC system is interlocked with the new Haystack Landing Drawbridge and its approaches, including a complete surface alignment and locking detection system, which is compliant with 49 CFR 236.312. This system is interlocked with the new Control Point at Hopper South, formerly known as Petaluma South, which will enforce speeds of 50 mph for passenger trains and 40 mph for freight trains over the bridge when it is properly lined and locked. SMART notes that the conditions of the waiver in Docket Number FRA–2008–0010 shall remain in effect on the other two drawbridges. Those locations are the Brazos Drawbridge at MP 64.7; and the Black Point Drawbridge at MP 28. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the Department of Transportation’s Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 83329 • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by December 21, 2016 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. See also https:// www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–27952 Filed 11–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2016–0101] Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System In accordance with Part 235 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated October 18, 2016, Red River Valley & Western Railroad Company (RRVW) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2016– 0101. Applicant: Red River Valley & Western Railroad Company, Ms. Cynthia Olson, Manager-Operations/ Administration, 501 Minnesota Avenue, Breckenridge, MN 56520. RRVW seeks approval to retire and remove two stop signs located on its E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 224 (Monday, November 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 83328-83329]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-27928]


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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 four rolling elements of bearing units with 
17.3'' inner diameter and radial load capacity of 816,000 lb. each for 
I-5 trunnion shaft replacement project in the State of Oregon.

DATES: The effective date of the waiver is November 22, 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 Publishing Office's database at: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/.

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 four 
rolling element bearing units with 17.3'' inner diameter and radial 
load capacity of 816,000 lb. each for I-5 trunnion shaft replacement 
project in the State of Oregon.
    In accordance with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 
(Pub. L. 114-113) and the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2017 (Pub. 
L. 114-223), FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its 
Web site: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=132 on August 8, 2016. The FHWA received a

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few comments in response to the publication. Six commenters opposed the 
waiver for various reasons; granting the waiver will result in 
supporting jobs overseas, outsourcing domestic jobs, and loss of 
manufacturing jobs. None of the commenters provided information on 
domestic availability of the four rolling element bearing units with 
17.3'' inner diameter and radial load capacity of 816,000 lb. Based on 
all the information available to the agency, FHWA concludes that there 
are no domestic manufacturers of four rolling element bearing units 
with 17.3'' inner diameter and radial load capacity of 816,000 lb for 
I-5 trunnion shaft replacement project.
    The Oregon State DOT, contractors, and subcontractors involved in 
the procurement of bearing units, are reminded of the need to comply 
with the Cargo Preference Act in 46 CFR part 38, if applicable.
    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: November 14, 2016.
Gregory G. Nadeau,
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-27928 Filed 11-18-16; 8:45 am]
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