Buy America Waiver for Minivans and Minivan Chassis


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06-21-10

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Notice of Buy America Waiver for Minivans and Minivan Chassis was issued by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) by Federal Register Notice (FRN), Volume 75, Page 35123, June 21, 2010.

In response to formal requests from El Dorado National, Kansas, and Chrysler Group LLC, and informal requests from several other parties, and based on the fact that no manufacturer has identified itself as willing and able to supply minivans or minivan chassis that are assembled in the United States, the FTA hereby waives its Buy America final assembly requirement for minivans and minivan chassis. Minivan manufacturers will need to comply with FTAs domestic content requirement as well as the pre-award and post-delivery audit requirements of 49 CFR part 663. This waiver is valid until such time as a domestic source, as verified by FTA, becomes available.

The FRN can be accessed at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-14992.pdf.

For more information, please contact Jayme L. Blakesley at (202) 3660304 or jayme.blakesley@dot.gov. Region 10s Ted Uyeno at (206) 220-7958 or email ted.uyeno@dot.gov can also be contacted for specific requests for information or technical assistance.

Sincerely,

/s/ Linda Gehrke for


R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator