Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non domestic Gear-Motor Assembly with Horsepower 7.5, Output RPM 15, Torque 33011 in-lb, Voltage 220/460 and brakes torque 55.3 in-lb for rehabilitation of Federal-aid project FPID 415386-2-38-01; West Columbus Drive Bridge project in Tampa, Florida.
The effective date of the waiver is July 6, 2010.Start Further Info
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For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program Administration, (202) 366-1562, or via e-mail at email@example.com. For legal questions, please contact Mr. Michael Harkins, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366-4928, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours for the FHWA are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., est., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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.
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 the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate to use non domestic Gear-Motor Assembly with Horsepower 7.5, Output RPM 15, Torque 33011 in-lb, Voltage 220/460 and brakes torque 55.3 in-lb. The use of the Gear-Motor assembly is for replacement of original machinery that meets Federal design code, AASHTO LRFD for Movable Highway Bridge Design Specifications for bascule bridges.
In accordance with Division A, section 123 of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010” (Pub. L. 111-117), the FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site for Gear-Motor assembly (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=48) on May 5, 2010. The FHWA received no comments in response to the publication, which suggests that the Gear-Motor assembly may not be available domestically. During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA conducted additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic manufacturers for Gear-Motor assembly with Horsepower 7.5, Output RPM 15, Torque 33011 in-lb, Voltage 220/460 and brakes torque 55.3 in-lb. Based on all the information available to the agency, the FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers for Gear-Motor assembly; with Horsepower 7.5, Output RPM 15, Torque 33011 in-lb, Voltage 220/460 and brakes torque 55.3 in-lb.
In accordance with the provisions of section 117 of the SAFETEA-LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-244, 122 Stat.1572), the FHWA Start Printed Page 38594is 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 the FHWA's web site via the link provided to the Florida waiver page noted above.Start Signature
Issued on: June 23, 2010.
Victor M. Mendez,
[FR Doc. 2010-16088 Filed 7-1-10; 8:45 am]
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