Federal Register Publication - Buy America Requirements; End Product Analysis and Waiver Procedures
September 21, 2007
Mass Mailout Number III-2007-82
Subject: Federal Register Publication – Buy America Requirements; End Product Analysis and Waiver Procedures
Dear Transit Colleague:
FTA issued a Federal Register Publication on September 20, 2007 concerning the Buy America Requirements; End Product Analysis and Waiver Procedures. The publication is included as an attachment to this email. This is a notice of Final Rule. SAFETEA-LU requires the FTA to make certain changes to the Buy America requirements. This Final Rule creates a new publication process for public interest waivers to provide an opportunity for public comments; clarifies Buy America requirements with respect to microprocessor waivers; issues new provisions to permit post-award waivers; clarifies the definition of “end products” with regards to components, subcomponents, and major systems, and provides a representative list of end products; clarifies the requirements for final assembly of rolling stock and provides representative examples of rolling stock components; expands FTA’s list of communications, train control, and traction power equipment; and updates debarment and suspension provision to bring them into conformity with statutory amendments made by SAFETEA-LU.
For further information please contact from Richard Wong, FTA Headquarters in Washington, DC, Office of the Chief Counsel at (202) 366-4011 or Richard.email@example.com
Please feel free to distribute this throughout your organization as appropriate.
Letitia A. Thompson