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News Tipoffs for New Jersey Editors Newsletter for Sunday June 14, 2020 ( 34 items )  

20 Organizations Issue Joint Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Twenty organizations have issued a joint 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: The comment was co-signed by the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Association on Health and Disability, American Association on Inte  more

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

Advanced Technology International Awarded $180.75 Million Army Contract
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 12: Advanced Technology International, Summerville, South Carolina, was awarded an Other Transaction Authority agreement (W15QKN-18-9-1008) with a ceiling of $180,752,982 for enhanced technology maturation and risk reduction for Precision Strike Missile. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas; and Summerville, South Carolina, with an estimated comp  more

Alliant Techsystems Operations Gains $16.99 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 11: Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, Plymouth, Minnesota, was awarded a $16,986,480 modification to a contract (W15QKN-13-C-0074) for Global Positioning System receiver for precision guidance kit M1156. Work will be performed in Plymouth, Minnesota, with an estimated completion date of June 3, 2024. Fiscal 2020 procurement of ammunition (Army) funds i  more

American Wind Energy Association Issues Public Comment on USCG Notice
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- Tom Vinson, vice president for policy and regulatory affairs, and Laura Morton, senior director for policy and regulatory affairs of offshore wind, at the American Wind Energy Association have 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: * * * In response to the Federal Register  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

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

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

FDIC Issues Termination of Receivership Notice Involving New Jersey
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 8, entitled: "Notice to All Interested Parties of Intent To Terminate Receivership". The notice was issued by Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. * * * Notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC or Receiver) as Receiver for the institution listed below intends to terminate its receivership for said institution. Notice of Intent T  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

Federal Railroad Administration: Notice of Funding Opportunity for Railroad Trespassing Suicide Prevention Grant Program
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 9, entitled: "Notice of Funding Opportunity for Railroad Trespassing Suicide Prevention Grant Program". The notice was issued by Deputy Administrator Quintin Kendall DATES: Applications for funding under this solicitation are due no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), on August 10, 2020. Applications for funding received after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 10, 2020 will not be  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 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

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

Justice Issues Consent Decree on Clean Air Act Involving Somerset Raritan Valley Sewerage Authority
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- The Department of Justice has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 9, entitled: "Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act". The notice was issued by Henry Friedman, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment & Natural Resources Division. * * * On June 2, 2020, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree ("Consent Decree") with the United States District Court for the District of New Je  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 Gains $70.17 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 9: Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, was awarded a $70,165,869 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-18-C-5103) to exercise Option Year Two in support of Aegis development and test sites operations and maintenance. This contract combines purchases for   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

Neoventech Issues Public Comment on FDA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Neoventech, Princeton, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Food and Drug Administration's notice entitled "Fiscal Year 2020 Generic Drug Regulatory Science Initiatives; Public Workshop; Request for Comments". The comment was written on June 4, 2020, and posted on June 5, 2020: * * * Up to now, majority of complex topical products still require in-vivo clinical studies, which are not only expensive, but also insensitive to discriminate between generic vs. RLD,   more

New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association Issues Public Comment on FTC Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- George R. Kelder Jr., CEO and executive director of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, Manasquan, has issued a public comment on the Federal Trade Commission's proposed rule entitled "Funeral Industry Practices Rule". The comment was written on June 4, 2020, and posted on June 8, 2020: * * * The New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, a non-profit professional trade association representing 915 licensed funeral directors in over 600 funeral provi  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

Oshkosh Defense Awarded Up To $10.84 Million DLA Contract
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- The Defense Logistics Agency land and maritime unit issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 11: Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been awarded a maximum $10,836,726 firm-fixed-price, requirements contract (SPRDL1-20-D0065) for pneumatic tires for palletized load system vehicle wheels. This was a competitive acquisition with one response received. This is a three-year contract with no option periods. Locations of per  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

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

Sea Box Awarded Up To $7.8 Million DLA Contract
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- The Defense Logistics Agency troop support unit issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 10: Sea Box Inc.,* Cinnaminson, New Jersey, has been awarded a maximum $7,799,220 firm-fixed-price contract (SPE8ED-20-C-0006) for commercial shipping and storage containers. This was a competitive acquisition with 15 responses received. This is a one-year contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are New Jersey and Republic  more

Senate Conducted 12 Committee Hearings on June 9
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- The U.S. Senate conducted 12 committee hearings on June 9, 2020: BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities approved for full committee consideration those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021. BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Airland approved for full committee consideration those provisions wh  more

Senate Publishes Executive Communications on June 10 Involving Regulations Published in Federal Register
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- The Senate on June 10 published 35 executive communications involving regulations that were published in the Federal Register: EC-4772. A communication from the Director of the Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled "1-Aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic Acid (ACC); Temporary Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance" (FRL No. 10009-44-OCSPP) received in the Office of the President of th  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

Towboat & Harbor Carriers Association of New York & New Jersey Issues Public Comment on USCG Notice
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- Eric Johansson, executive director of the Towboat and Harbor Carriers Association of New York and New Jersey, Smithtown, 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 May 27, 2020, and posted on June 5, 2020: * * * The waters on the East Coast of the United States have attracted a surge of applications to locate alte  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