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News Tipoffs for New Jersey Editors Newsletter for Wednesday June 10, 2020 ( 25 items )  

38 Organizations Issue Joint Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, June 8 -- Thirty-eight organizations have 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 June 1, 2020, and posted on June 2, 2020: The comment was co-signed by National Hispanic Council on Aging, ADAP Advocacy Association, American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, American Behcet's Disease A  more

Capespan North America Issues Public Comment on APHIS Notice
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- Mark A. Greenberg, president and CEO of Capespan North America, Gloucester City, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's notice entitled "Import Requirements for the Importation of Fresh Blueberries From Chile Into the United States". The comment was written and posted on June 1, 2020: * * * This letter is written in strong support of the proposed rule to allow blueberries from Chile to be imported into the United States  more

Clover Health Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- Vivek Garipalli, CEO of Clover Health, San Francisco, California, 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 June 1, 2020, and posted on June 2, 2020: * * * I am writing on behalf of Clover Health to provide comments and recommendations on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Se  more

Conservation Law Foundation Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- Christopher M. Kilian, senior attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts, 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: * * * Conservation Law Foundation ("CLF") submits this letter, and  more

Cooperative Agreement Makes $128,500 Available for Composite Time Series Restoration Trajectories in Salt Marsh Habitat in 4 States
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it expects to award a cooperative agreement for the development of composite time series restoration trajectories in salt marsh habitat in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $128,500 with a ceiling of $48,500. The category of funding activity is science and technology and other research and development. The agency description of the cooperative agreement st  more

Data Link Solutions Awarded $33.6 Million Air Force Contract
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- The U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 4: Data Link Solutions LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $33,598,645 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, requirements contract (FA8539-20-D-0005) for the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) low volume terminal. The contract provides for repair services for current configuration line and shop replaceabl  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: Approval of New Jersey Implementation Plans
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule (40 CFR Part 52), published in the Federal Register on June 4, entitled: "Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Revisions to Emissions Reporting Requirements". The proposed rule was issued by Peter Lopez, Regional Administrator, Region 2. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ysabel Banon, Air Programs Branch, Environmenta  more

Florida Tomato Exchange Issues Public Comment on APHIS Notice
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- Michael Schadler, executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange, Maitland, has issued a public comment on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's notice entitled "Proposed Revision To Import Requirements for the Importation of Fresh Citrus From South Africa Into the United States". The comment was written on June 1, 2020, and posted on June 2, 2020: * * * On behalf of the member companies of the Florida Tomato Exchange, I am writing to express oppositio  more

GAO Issues Report on Infectious Disease Modeling
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-372) entitled "Infectious Disease Modeling: Opportunities to Improve Coordination and Ensure Reproducibility ". The report was sent to Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, Republican leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, on June 4, 20  more

Greater New York Hospital Association Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- Tim Johnson, senior vice president of the Greater New York Hospital Association 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 June 1, 2020, and posted on June 2, 2020: * * * On behalf of the more than 160 voluntary and public hospitals and health systems in New York, New Jersey, Con  more

Holt Logistics Issues Public Comment on APHIS Notice
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- Leo A. Holt, president of Holt Logistics Corp., Gloucester City, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's notice entitled "Import Requirements for the Importation of Fresh Blueberries From Chile Into the United States". The comment was written on May 22, 2020, and posted on June 1, 2020: * * * Holt Logistics Corp. is writing to express its support for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Notice Docket No  more

L3Harris Technologies Awarded $70 Million Air Force Contract
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- The U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 8: L3Harris Technologies Inc., Clifton, New Jersey, has been awarded an estimated $70,000,746 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery requirements contract (FA8522-20-D-0002) for AN/ALQ-161A radio frequency surveillance/electronic countermeasures system line replaceable units and shop replaceable units. This contract provides for the repair of 154 nationa  more

Lockheed Martin Rotary & Mission Systems Gains $37.51 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 8: Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, was awarded a $37,510,677 cost-plus-fixed fee contract modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-5103) for additional Aegis combat system engineering, computer program maintenance, in-country support, staging support and implementation studies in support of current and fu  more

New Jersey Transit Issues Public Comment on Federal Railroad Administration Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 8 -- Kevin S. Corbett, president and CEO of New Jersey Transit, Newark, 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 written on June 1, 2020, and posted on June 2, 2020: * * * NJ TRANSIT is the nation's third largest commuter rail operator carrying 311,000 weekday passengers on 673 weekday train services. New Jersey commuter trains have operated   more

PhilaPort Issues Public Comment on APHIS Notice
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- Jeff Theobald, CEO and executive director of PhilaPort, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's notice entitled "Import Requirements for the Importation of Fresh Blueberries From Chile Into the United States". The comment was written on May 28, 2020, and posted on June 1, 2020: * * * PhilaPort (The Port of Philadelphia) is writing to express its support of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Notice D  more

Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, June 9 -- The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 5, entitled: "Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits". The notice was issued by Donald P. Burger, Chief, General Approvals and Permits Branch. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald Burger, Chief, Office of Hazardous Materials Approvals and Permits Division, Pip  more

Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modifications to Special Permits
SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, June 9 -- The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 5, entitled: "Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modifications to Special Permits". The notice was issued by Donald P. Burger, Chief, General Approvals and Permits Branch. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald Burger, Chief, Office of Hazardous Materials Approvals a  more

Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: Notice of Applications for New Special Permits
SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, June 9 -- The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 5, entitled: "Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications For New Special Permits". The notice was issued by Donald P. Burger, Chief, General Approvals and Permits Branch. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald Burger, Chief, Office of Hazardous Materials Approvals and Permits Div  more

Rep. Hudson Issues Statement on Ongoing Parliamentary Diplomacy in Europe
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on May 5, entitled "Ongoing Parliamentary Diplomacy In Europe": I wish to provide an update to my colleagues on the continuing activities of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe--the OSCE PA--during these challenging times. Not surprisingly, the pandemic challenges the OSCE PA to find new ways to conduct it  more

Senate Publishes Executive Communications on June 4 Involving Regulations Published in Federal Register
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- The Senate on June 4 published 104 executive communications involving regulations that were published in the Federal Register: EC-4698. A communication from the Director of the Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled "Air Plan Approval; California; Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District" (FRL No. 10006-63-Region 9) received in the Office of the President of the Senate on May 4, 202  more

Skanska Koch Awarded $43.87 Million Corps of Engineers Contract
WASHINGTON, June 4 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 3: Skanska Koch Inc., Carteret, New Jersey, was awarded a $43,865,000 firm-fixed-price contract (W912DS-20-C-0013) for construction of physical security/safety improvements in the New York City area. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in New York, New York, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 3, 2022. Fis  more

Stryker Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- Eric Rugo, vice president for government affairs and health policy at Stryker, Allendale, New Jersey, 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 29, 2020, and posted on June 2, 2020: * * * Thank you for this opportunity to comment on the two COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (P  more

V&S Amboy Galvanizing Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Brian Miller, president of V&S Amboy Galvanizing LLC, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater from Industrial Activities". The comment was written on May 21, 2020, and posted on June 1, 2020: * * * On behalf of V&S Amboy Galvanizing LLC, we are writing in support of the comments on the proposed 2020 Multi-Sector   more

Wireless Power Consortium Issues Public Comment on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- John Perzow, chair of the Energy Star Task Force at the Wireless Power Consortium, Piscataway, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office's proposed rule entitled "Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Battery Chargers; Request for information". The comment was written on June 2, 2020, and posted on June 3, 2020: * * * This information is being submitted on behalf of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), an open,   more