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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AE79 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: +Processing Buy America and Buy American Waivers Based on Nonavailability 
Abstract: This rule will establish the applicable regulatory standard for waivers from the Buy America requirement on the basis that a product or item is not manufactured in the United States meeting the applicable Buy America requirement. This standard will require the use of items and products with the maximum known amount of domestic content. The rule will also establish the required information, which is expected to be consistent across the Department, the applicants must provide in applying for such waivers. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313    49 U.S.C. 5323(j)    49 U.S.C. 24405(a)    49 U.S.C. 50101    Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, div. L, title IV, sec. 410    41 U.S.C. 8301 to 8305    E.O. 13788, Buy American and Hire American (April 18, 2017)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael A. Smith
Attorney Advisor
Department of Transportation
Office of the Secretary
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-4000
Email: michael.a.smith@dot.gov