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News Tipoffs for Alabama Editors Newsletter for Wednesday June 10, 2020 ( 21 items )  

3 Companies To Compete For $15 Million Corps of Engineers Contract
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 4: Baskerville-Donovan Inc.,* Mobile, Alabama (W91278-20-D-0027); CEMS Engineering Inc.,* Summerville, South Carolina (W91278-20-D-0029); and Cypress Digital,* Ocean Spring, Mississippi, will compete for each order of the $15,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for architect and engineering services to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic D  more

4 Companies To Compete For $34 Million Corps of Engineers Contract
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 4: Baskerville-Donovan Inc.,* Mobile, Alabama (W91278-20-D-0028); Jacobs Government Services, Orlando, Florida (W91278-20-D-0031); Mason & Hanger + Mead & Hunt JV, Tulsa, Oklahoma (W91278-20-D-0032); and Tetra Tech, Pasadena, California (W91278-20-D-0033), will compete for each order of the $34,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for architect and engineering se  more

9 Trump Nominees, Including Assistant Secretary of Defense, Received by Senate
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- The U.S. Senate received the nominations of nine individuals for positions in the federal government on June 2: Lucas N. Polakowski, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. Thomas M. Mistele, of Florida, to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 31, 2023. Thomas M. Mistele, of Florida, to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 31, 2020. Hester Maria   more

Alabama Cooperative Agreement Makes $1.6 Million Available for Technical Services, Projects ti Implement Farm Bill Programs
WASHINGTON, June 8 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that it expects to award up to 15 cooperative agreements for technical services and projects for the implementation of all Farm Bill programs in Alabama. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $1,550,000. The categories of funding activity are a) agriculture, b) environment and c) natural resources. Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)  more

Alabama State Port Authority Issues Public Comment on Federal Railroad Administration Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 8 -- John C. Driscoll, director and CEO of the Alabama State Port Authority, Mobile, has issued a public comment on the Federal Railroad Administration's proposed rule entitled "Metrics and Minimum Standards for Intercity Passenger Rail Service". The comment was posted on June 2, 2020: * * * On March 31, 2020, the Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Metrics and Minimum Standards for Intercity Passenger Rail Service Docket No. FRA-2019-006  more

AUSTAL USA Awarded $7.73 Million Navy Contract
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- The U.S. Navy Supervisor of Shipbuilding issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 4: AUSTAL USA LLC, Mobile, Alabama, was awarded a $7,727,457 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N69316-20-F-4002) for the accomplishment of post shakedown availability (PSA) for the littoral combat ship (LCS) U.S. Ship Oakland (LCS-24). Work will be performed in San Diego, California. This effort encompasses all of the manpower, support services, material  more

Black Warrior Riverkeeper Issues Public Comment on Office of Surface Mining Reclamation & Enforcement Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- Eva Dillard, staff attorney at Black Warrior Riverkeeper Inc., Birmingham, Alabama, has issued a public comment on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's proposed rule entitled "Clarification of Provisions: Ten-Day Notices to State Regulatory Authorities and Enhancement of Corrective Action for State Regulatory Program Issues". The comment was written and posted on June 3, 2020: * * * Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Inc. ("Riverkeeper') respectfully request  more

Education: Federal Need Analysis Methodology for the 2021-22 Award Year-Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, June 9 -- The Department of Education has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 5, entitled: "Federal Need Analysis Methodology for the 2021-22 Award Year-Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, and TEACH Grant Programs". The notice was issued by Mark A. Brown, Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid. FOR FURTHER INFORMATI  more

EPA Proposed Rule: Air Plan Approval for Alabama
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule (40 CFR Part 52), published in the Federal Register on June 8, entitled: "Air Plan Approval; Alabama: Air Quality Control, VOC Definition". The proposed rule was issued by Mary Walker, Regional Administrator, Region 4. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah LaRocca, Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air and Ra  more

EPA Proposed Rule: Removal of Vehicle I/M Program
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule (40 CFR Part 52), published in the Federal Register on June 8, entitled: "Air Plan Approval; TN; Removal of the Vehicle I/M Program, Hamilton County, TN". The proposed rule was issued by Mary Walker, Regional Administrator, Region 4. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Sheckler, Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Br  more

FAA: Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace for Guntersville, Alabama
WASHINGTON, June 4 -- The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a proposed rule (14 CFR Part 71), published in the Federal Register on June 3, entitled: "Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Guntersville, AL". The proposed rule was issued by Andreese C. Davis, Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, E  more

National Women's Law Center Issues Public Comment on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Notice
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- Amy K. Matsui, senior counsel and director of income security, and Sarah Hassmer, senior counsel for income security, at the National Women's Law Center have issued a public comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's notice entitled "Request for Information: Assist the Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law". The comment was written and posted on June 1, 2020: * * * The National Women's Law Center (the "Center") takes this opportunity to comment in respons  more

North American Metals Council Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- William J. Adams, chair of the North American Metals Council, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Issuance of the Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity". The comment was written on June 1, 2020, and posted on June 3, 2020: * * * The North American Metals Council (NAMC) is pleased to submit this letter regarding the U.S. Env  more

Northrop Grumman Systems Gains $21.7 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 5: Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $21,703,157 modification to a contract (W58RGZ-17-C-0014) for logistics support services for government-owned fixed wing fleet performing special electronic mission aircraft missions. Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2021. Fiscal 2  more

Raytheon Lockheed Martin Javelin Gains $7.06 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, June 4 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 3: Raytheon Lockheed Martin Javelin J.V., Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $7,060,279 modification to a contract (W31P4Q-19-C-0038) for engineering services for Lightweight Command Launch Unit system qualification build initiation. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion d  more

Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Gains $75.35 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 4: Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin J.V., Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $75,350,484 modification to a contract (W31P4Q-19-C-0076) for Javelin weapon system full rate production primary deliverables. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2023. Fiscal 2010, 2018 and 2020 missile procurement (Army) funds in  more

Redstone Government Consulting Issues Public Comment on SBA Rule
WASHINGTON, June 8 -- John Shire, director of Redstone Government Consulting Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, has issued a public comment on the Small Business Administration's rule entitled "Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program: Requirements-Loan Forgiveness". The comment was posted on June 2, 2020: * * * Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to provide comments to the Interim Final Rule Docket No. SBA-2020-0032 implementing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)   more

Rep. Cleaver Issues Statement in Recognition of Commissioning of USS 'Kansas City' Littoral Combat Ship-22
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on May 15, entitled "In Recognition of the Commissioning of the USS "Kansas City" (LCS-22)": I proudly rise today to recognize and celebrate the U.S. Navy's newest addition to its fleet, the Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship, USS Kansas City. On September 22, 2018, before a large crowd, the USS Kansas City (LCS-22) was christened in Mobile, Alabama. She   more

Science Applications International Gains $10.69 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 5: Science Applications International Corp., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $10,693,344 modification to a contract (W31P4Q-18-A-0011) for converged infrastructure engineering support; technical modeling support, containerized weapon system mission data analysis and engineering support; implementation support; and precision fires manager engineering and analy  more

Telephonics Awarded Up To $15.24 Million DLA Contract
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- The Defense Logistics Agency aviation unit issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 2: Telephonics Corp., Farmingdale, New York, has been awarded a maximum $15,236,585 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (SPRRA1-20-D-0044) for aviation control interface. This was a competitive acquisition with one offer received. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is New Yo  more

Treated Wood Council Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- Jeffrey T. Miller, president and executive director of the Treated Wood Council, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Issuance of the Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity". The comment was written on May 28, 2020, and posted on June 3, 2020: * * * The Treated Wood Council (TWC) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments  more