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News Tipoffs for Massachusetts Editors Newsletter for Sunday June 14, 2020 ( 35 items )  

American Petroleum Institute Issues Public Comment on DOE Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 7 -- Dustin Meyer, director for market development at the American Petroleum Institute, has issued a public comment on the Department of Energy's proposed rule entitled "National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures". The comment was written on June 1, 2020, and posted on June 2, 2020: * * * These comments are submitted by the American Petroleum Institute (API) in response to the Department of Energy's (DOE) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to update the Nation  more

Associated Industries of Massachusetts Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- Robert A. Rio, senior vice president and counsel for government affairs at Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Boston, 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 29, 2020, and posted on June 4, 2020: * * * Associated Industries of Massachus  more

Boston Children's Hospital Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Joshua Greenberg, vice president of government relations at Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed rule entitled "Coordinating Care from Out-of-State Providers for Medicaid Eligible Children with Medically Complex Conditions". The comment was written on June 3, 2020, and posted on June 4, 2020: * * * Thank you for the re-opened opportunity to provide comments on the coordination of  more

Clean Air Task Force Issues Public Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- L. Bruce Hill, chief geoscientist at Clean Air Task Force, Boston, Massachusetts, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule entitled "Wyoming Underground Injection Control Program; Class VI Primacy". The comment was written on May 29, 2020, and posted on June 4, 2020: * * * Clean Air Task Force ("CATF") appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on Wyoming's proposal for Class VI primacy under the Underground Injection Contro  more

Clean Air Task Force Issues Public Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Ann Brewster Weeks, senior counsel and legal director, and Hayden Hashimoto, legal fellow at Clean Air Task Force, Boston, 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 18, 2020, and posted on June 4, 2020: * * * Clean Air Task Force (CATF) respectfully submits these comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA o  more

Commonwealth Care Alliance Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, June 7 -- Ken Preede, vice president of government relations at Commonwealth Care Alliance, Boston, Massachusetts, 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: * * * Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) appreciates this opportunity to respond to the Cent  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 Agreements Make $224,000 Available for Northeast Small Business Transportation Resource Centers in 7 States
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization announced that it expects to award up to 10 cooperative agreements for small business transportation resource centers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $224,000. Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher educati  more

Council for Autism Service Providers Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- The Council for Autism Service Providers, Wakefield, Massachusetts, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Coordinating Care from Out-of-State Providers for Medicaid Eligible Children with Medically Complex Conditions". The comment was written on June 1, 2020, and posted on June 3, 2020: The comment was co-signed by Joy Pollard, chair of Telehealth Task Force; Lorri Unumb, CEO; and Michael Wasmer, vice presid  more

Devoted Health Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, June 8 -- Edward Park, founder and CEO of Devoted Health, Waltham, Massachusetts, 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: * * * Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Interim Final Rule with Comment (IFC) implementing modifications to re  more

Edison Electric Institute Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Quinlan J. Shea III, vice president for environment, natural resources and occupational safety and health at the Edison Electric Institute, 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 29, 2020, and posted on June 4, 2020: * * * The Edison Electr  more

EDP Renewables Issues Public Comment on USCG Notice
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- Anne Marie McShea, head of offshore wind business development for New York and Mid Atlantic region at EDP Renewables, Madrid, Spain, has issued a public comment on the Coast Guard's notice entitled "Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of New Jersey Including Offshore Approaches to the Delaware Bay, Delaware". The comment was written on June 4, 2020, and posted on June 5, 2020: * * * The US Coast Guard recently published notice of its intent to develop a Port Access Route S  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

Engility Gains $7.96 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 12: Engility Corp., Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $7,956,180 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable order (N68936-19-F-0379) against a General Services Administration One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Multiple Award Contract (GS00Q14OADU336). Work will be performed in Point Mugu,   more

EPA Rule: Air Plan Approval for New Hampshire
WASHINGTON, June 8 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a rule (40 CFR Part 52), published in the Federal Register on June 5, entitled: "Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Negative Declaration for the Oil and Gas Industry; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule". The rule was issued by Dennis Deziel, Regional Administrator, EPA Region 1. DATES: The direct final rule published at 85 FR 19087 on April 6, 2020 is withdrawn effective June 5, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob McConne  more

Federal Railroad Administration: NOFA for Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 10, entitled: "Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program". The notice was issued by Quintin Kendall, Deputy Administrator. DATES: Applications for funding under this solicitation are due no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, July 27, 2020. FRA will not consider applications for funding or supplemental material in support of an ap  more

GAO Issues Report on Domestic Violence
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-534) entitled "Domestic Violence: Improved Data Needed to Identify the Prevalence of Brain Injuries among Victims". The report was sent to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, chairman, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, chairman, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, ranking member of the Senate J  more

General Dynamics Mission Systems Awarded $104.21 Million Navy Contract
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- The U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 10: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was awarded a $104,214,429 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-no-fee contract (N00030-20-C-0003) for fiscal 2020-2023 Columbia (US01) and Dreadnought ballistic missile submarine class development, production and installation requirement. Work will be performed in   more

GZA GeoEnvironmental Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Ian P. Gaudreau, engineer I and Claire Golden Lund, associate principal, at GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Norwood, 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: * * * GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., (G  more

Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Patricia M. Kelleher, executive director of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts, Boston, 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 posted on June 1, 2020: * * * The Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts represents nearly 100 Medicare certified home health agencies serving Medicare benefi  more

Industrial Minerals Association - North America Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Ariel Hill-Davis, vice president for industry and regulatory affairs at the Industrial Minerals Association - North America, 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 Industrial Minerals Associat  more

ITC: Renewable Electricity: Potential Economic Effects of Increased Commitments in Massachusetts; Notice of a New Date for the Public Hearing
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- The International Trade Commission has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 9, entitled: "Renewable Electricity: Potential Economic Effects of Increased Commitments in Massachusetts; Notice of a New Date for the Public Hearing". The notice was issued by Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. DATES: July 1, 2020: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. July 15, 2020: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and statements. July  more

Lockheed Martin Gains $1.04 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 10: Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $1,042,250,000 modification to a contract (W31P4Q-20-C-0023) for incidental services, hardware, facilities, equipment, and all technical, planning, management, manufacturing, and testing efforts to produce Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target Advanced Capability-3 missiles. Bids w  more

Massachusetts Environmental Protection Department Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- Lealdon Langley, director of the Division of Watershed Management at the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Department, Boston, 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 4, 2020: * * * The Massachusetts Departm  more

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Carolyn M. Fiore, deputy chief operating officer of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Boston, 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 29, 2020, and posted on June 4, 2020: * * * The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority ("MWRA")  more

Medical Devices Industry Researcher Issues Public Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 8 -- Medical devices industry researcher Michael Nakagawa, Cambridge, 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 29, 2020: * * * The United States Environmental Protection Agency has long been respected for using solid science in policy and guidance documents, reviewed by scientists dedicated to the well   more

National Electrical Manufacturers Association Issues Public Comment on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 7 -- Philip Squair, vice president for government affairs at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, Arlington, Virginia, has issued a public comment on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office's proposed rule entitled "Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Reflector Lamps: Request for information". The comment was written on June 1, 2020, and posted on June 2, 2020: * * * As the le  more

Philips Healthcare Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- Lucy McDonough, director of market access North America at Philips Healthcare, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 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 posted on June 2, 2020: * * * On behalf of Philips HealthCare (Philips), I am pleased to have the opportunity to comment on the IFC. Philips pro  more

Raytheon BBN Technologies Awarded $12.04 Million Defense Contract
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 11: Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp., Cambridge, Massachusetts, was awarded a $12,039,376 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (HR0011-20-C-0089) for a research project under the Fast Network Interface Cards (FastNICs) program. The FastNICs program will speed up applications such as the distributed training of machine learning classifiers by 100 times t  more

Relco Compliance Services Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Marge Morneau, environmental consultant at Relco Compliance Services, Holyoke, 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 May 28, 2020, and posted on June 4, 2020: * * * I submitted my comments earlier this month but today I want to   more

Rolls-Royce Marine North America $10.98 Million Navy Task Order
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 8: Rolls-Royce Marine North America Inc., Walpole, Massachusetts, was awarded a $10,980,114 firm-fixed-price, basic ordering agreement order (N64498-20-F-4221) for main propulsion monobloc propellers, propeller hubs, oil distribution boxes, blades and propeller blades for various Navy Ship Classes. Work will be performed in Walpole, Massachusetts, and i  more

Scientific Systems Awarded $9.58 Million Task Order
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 12: Scientific Systems Co. Inc.*, Woburn, Massachusetts, was awarded a $9,575,556 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N68335-20-F-0006) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-15-G-0030). This order provides for continuing improvement of the software development processes to enhance cybersecurity and software safety for the Im  more

Silent Spring Institute Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- Kathryn Rodgers, staff scientist at Silent Spring Institute, Newton, Massachusetts, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "Draft Scopes of the Risk Evaluations To Be Conducted for Thirteen Chemical Substances Under the Toxic Substances Control Act; Notice of Availability". The comment was written on May 26, 2020, and posted on June 4, 2020: * * * Silent Spring Institute is an independent research organization that investigat  more

Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Major L. Clark, acting chief counsel and David Rostker, assistant chief counsel at the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy, have 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: * * * On March 2,   more

Woodard & Curran Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Kristina Richards, project manager at Woodard and Curran Inc., Providence, Rhode Island, 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 June 1, 2020, and posted on June 4, 2020: * * * Woodard & Curran is an environmental consulting, engineering, and operations company that has been provid  more