EPA issues notice of revised nationwide waiver of 'Buy American' requirement of Recovery Act

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 10, 2009 -- According to today's Federal Register, the EPA is granting a nationwide waiver of the Buy American requirements of ARRA...

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 10, 2009 -- [From the Federal Register] The EPA is hereby granting a nationwide waiver of the Buy American requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(1) (public interest waiver) for de minimis incidental components of eligible water infrastructure projects funded by ARRA This action revises the terms under which incidental components qualify for coverage under the public interest de minimis waiver signed and effective on May 22, 2009, and permits the use of non-domestic iron, steel, and manufactured goods when they occur in de minimis incidental components of such projects funded by ARRA that may otherwise be prohibited under section 1605(a).

DATES: Effective Date: July 24, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Dorfman, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Wastewater Management, (202) 564-0614, or Philip Metzger, Attorney Advisor, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, (202) 564- 3776, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

>> View the Federal Register notice for additional details and background

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