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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic steel cable nets for truck escape ramps used in a dragnet impact absorption system on State route (SR) 431, US550, and SR163 in the State of Nevada.
The effective date of the waiver is May 19, 2015.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 Jomar.Maldonado@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.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 FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for use of non-domestic steel cable nets used in a dragnet impact absorption system for truck escape ramps on SR431, US550, and SR163 in the State of Nevada.
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 Start Printed Page 28342waiver on its Web site for non-domestic steel cable nets (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/waivers.cfm?id=107) on April 6. The FHWA received no comments in response to the publication. During the 15-day comment period, FHWA conducted additional review to locate potential domestic manufacturers of steel cable nets for dragnet impact absorption system. Based on all the information available to the agency, FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of the of the steel cable nets for the dragnet impact absorption system for truck escape ramps on SR431, US550, and SR163 in the State of Nevada.
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 Nevada waiver page noted above.Start Signature
Issued on: May 8, 2015.
Gregory G. Nadeau,
Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-11905 Filed 5-15-15; 8:45 am]
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