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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT).
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of five non-domestic Technologie Alpine De Sécurité (TAS) Gazex® Avalanche Exploders on US 40 Berthoud Pass in the State of Colorado.
The effective date of the waiver is April 29, 2014.Start Further Info
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For legal questions, please contact Mr. Jomar Maldonado, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366-1373, or via email at email@example.com. Office hours for the FHWA are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., 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 five non-domestic TAS Gazex® Avalanche Exploders on US 40 Berthoud Pass in the State of Colorado.
In accordance with Title I, Division A, section 122 of the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012” (Pub. L. 112-55), the FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site for five non-domestic TAS Gazex® Avalanche Exploders (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=94) on February 12th. The FHWA received no comments in response to the publication. During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA conducted additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic manufacturers of the TAS Gazex® Avalanche Exploders.
Based on all the information available to the agency, the FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of the TAS Gazex® Avalanche Exploders.
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 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 the FHWA's Web site via the link provided to the Colorado waiver page noted above.Start Signature
Issued on: April 15, 2014.
Gregory G. Nadeau,
Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-09557 Filed 4-25-14; 8:45 am]
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