Applicability of the Buy America Provisions of the Federal Mass Transportation Act of 1987


Printer Friendly Number 52 FR 20189
05-29-87

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Urban Mass Transportation Administration
AGENCY: Urban Mass Transportation Administration, DOT.
52 FR 20189
May 29, 1987

Applicability of the Buy America Provisions of the Federal Mass Transportation Act of 1987

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: Section 327 of the Federal Mass Trnasportation Act of 1987, Title III of the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100-17), effective April 2, 1987, amends section 165 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982. Section 165 provides a preference for domestically produced items that are utilized in projects that are funded by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA). Section 327(c) provides that the rolling stock price differential waiver set forth in section 165(b)(4) be increased from its current 10 percent to 25 percent. Section 327(b) amends section 165(b)(3) governing rolling stock procurement by adding the term "subcomponents." Section 327(d) provides that the amendments made in sections 327(b) and (c) shall not apply to any contract awarded pursuant to bids which were outstanding on the date of enactment of Pub. L. 100-17. The purpose of this Notice is to set forth UMTA's position that the provisions of sections 327(b) and (c) do not apply to any procurement which was initiated by an UMTA grantee prior to April 2, 1987, but that the provisions do apply to any procurement which was initiated by an UMTA grantee subsequent to April 2, 1987, regardless of the date that the Federal funds used for the procurement were obligated by UMTA. UMTA will be revising its Buy America regulations set forth in 49 CFR Part 661 to reflect these changes.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:Edward J. Gill, Jr., Office of the Chief Counsel (202) 366-1662, Room 9228, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590.

Issued on: May 22, 1987.

TEXT: Ralph L. Stanley,

Administrator.

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