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News Tipoffs for Massachusetts Editors Newsletter for Wednesday May 27, 2020 ( 14 items )  

6 Congress Members Issue Joint Public Comment on FTC Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- Six members of Congress have issued a joint public comment on the Federal Trade Commission's proposed rule entitled "Request for Public Comment on the Federal Trade Commission's Implementation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule". The comment was written on May 8, 2020, and posted on May 19, 2020: The comment was co-signed by Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts; Josh Hawley, R-Missouri; Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut; Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana; Richard   more

Austal USA Gains $8.23 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on May 20: Austal USA, Mobile, Alabama, was awarded an $8,229,522 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously-awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2301) for Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) industrial post-delivery support for LCS 26. Work will be performed in Mobile, Alabama (80%); and Pittsfield, Massachusetts (20%). Austal USA will provide shipboard support to implemen  more

General Electric Aviation Awarded Up To $394.15 Million Contract
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- The Defense Logistics Agency aviation unit issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on May 22: General Electric Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a maximum $394,149,546 firm-fixed price, requirements contract (SPE4AX-20-D-9445) for supplies related to the J85 engine. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a five-year, six  more

House Rules Committee Issues Report on Rule for Resolution Authorizing Remote Voting by Proxy in House, Providing Official Remote Committee Proceedings During Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, May 26 -- The House Rules Committee issued a report (H.Rpt. 116-420) on a resolution (H.Res. 965) authorizing remote voting by proxy in the House and providing for official remote committee proceedings during a public health emergency due to a novel coronavirus. The report was advanced by Rep. James McGovern, D-Massachusetts, on May 14. Excerpts of the report follow (with changes to the law omitted, and available at https://www.congress.gov/congressional-report/116th-congress/house-  more

Magellan Health Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Meredith A. Delk, senior vice president for government affairs at Magellan Health, Phoenix, Arizona, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' rule entitled "Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency". The comment was written on May 1, 2020, and posted on May 20, 2020: * * * Magellan Health, Inc. ("Magellan") appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the   more

Massachusetts Executive Office of Health & Human Services Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- Daniel Tsai, deputy secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Boston, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed rule entitled "Medicaid Program: Preadmission Screening and Resident Review". The comment was written on May 20, 2020, and posted on May 21, 2020: * * * On behalf of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), I am writing to provide comments on the Prop  more

Massachusetts Marine Trades Association Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- Randall M. Lyons, executive director of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, Foxboro, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: 2020 Issuance of the Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity". The comment was posted on May 19, 2020: * * * The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) is writing on behalf of the over 1,00  more

National Association of State Head Injury Administrators Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- Rebeccah Wolfkiel, executive director of the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators, Alabaster, Alabama, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed rule entitled "Medicaid Program: Preadmission Screening and Resident Review". The comment was written on May 20, 2020, and posted on May 21, 2020: * * * The National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) appreciates the opportunity to respond to t  more

National Immigration Law Center, Just Futures Law Issue Public Comment on Department of Homeland Security Notice
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- Avideh Moussavian, legislative director of the National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles, California, and Just Futures Law, Canton, Massachusetts, have issued a public comment on the Department of Homeland Security's notice entitled "DHS/ALL-043 Enterprise Biometric Administrative Records (EBAR) System of Records". The comment was written on May 19, 2020, and posted on May 20, 2020: * * * The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and Just Futures Law submit the follow  more

Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management Issues Public Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Paul J. Miller, executive director of the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, Boston, Massachusetts, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule entitled "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science". The comment was written on May 18, 2020, and posted on May 20, 2020: * * * The Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) offer the following comments on EPA's Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rul  more

Raytheon Awarded $92.37 Million Army Contract
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on May 21: Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was awarded a $92,370,000 hybrid (cost-no-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price) contract (W31P4Q-20-D-0008) for sustainment, maintenance, training, refurbishment, overhaul, engineering services and spares to support ongoing operations of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System. Bids were solic  more

Union of Concerned Scientists Issues Public Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, May 24 -- Gretchen Goldman, research director for the center for science and democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule entitled "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science". The comment was posted on May 20, 2020: * * * Great. Thanks. Thank you for the opportunity to comment. I am the research director at the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Conce  more

Union of Concerned Scientists Issues Public Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule entitled "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science". The comment was posted on May 19, 2020: * * * Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the EPA's supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to the 2018 strengthening transparency and regulatory scie  more

Union of Concerned Scientists Issues Public Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, May 26 -- Andrew A. Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy, and Genna Reed, lead science and policy analyst in the Center for Science and Democracy, at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, Massachusetts, have issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule entitled "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science". The comment was written on May 15, 2020, and posted on May 21, 2020: * * * On behalf of the Union of Concer  more