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News Tipoffs for New Jersey Editors Newsletter for Sunday June 21, 2020 ( 25 items )  

$5.8 Million Funding Available for Land Conservation Projects in Connecticut, N.J., N.Y., Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it expects to award grants for land conservation projects in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $5,840,000 with a ceiling of $1,460,000. The category of funding activity is natural resources. Eligible Applicants: State governments. Additional Information on Eligibility: One award per eligible State is anticipated  more

19 Companies Awarded Share of $500 Million Air Force Contract
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- The U.S. Air Force 6th Contracting Squadron issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 17: NORTHCON Inc., Hayden, Indiana (FA4814-20-D-0005); Pro-Mark Services Inc., West Fargo, North Dakota (FA4814-20-D-0006); Danner Construction Co. Inc., Tampa, Florida (FA4814-20-D-0007); ABBA Construction Inc., Jacksonville, Florida (FA4814-20-D-0008); Bay Area Building Solutions, Tampa, Florida (FA4814-20-D-0009); HCR Construction Inc., Norcross  more

2 Companies to Compete for $400 Million Corps of Engineers Task Order
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 16: EA-Wood-2 MP JV,* Hunt Valley, Maryland (W912DY-20-D-0073); and Gsina-Gilbane JV LLC,* Flemington, New Jersey (W912DY-20-D-0075), will compete for each order of the $400,000,000 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract to procure the services of small business firms to perform Military Munitions Response Program responses involving conve  more

31 States to Receive $424,500 Grant From DOT
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration announced that it intends to award a $424,500 grant for assistance for training, travel, and laptop computers. The following state authorities have Railroad Safety State Participation Programs and responsibilities in partnership with FRA for regulating the safety practices for railroad equipment, facilities, rolling stock, and operation in their respective states - Alabama Public Service Commission; A  more

American Water Issues Public Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Matthew J. Corson, director for environmental compliance and stewardship at American Water, Camden, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule entitled "Preliminary Regulatory Determinations for Contaminants on the Fourth Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List". The comment was written on June 8, 2020, and posted on June 10, 2020: * * * American Water appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback to the U.S. Enviro  more

AV3 Awarded $9.77 Million Navy Contract
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 18: AV3 Inc., Mechanicsville, Maryland, was awarded a $9,770,558 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68335-20-D-0028). This contract procures the audio and visual video teleconference equipment for the integration of specialized network video teleconference systems in support of the integrated command, con  more

Educational Testing Service Issues Public Comment on Copyright Office Rule
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- James Halliday, supervisor of the Copyright Licensing and Permissions Department at Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the U.S. Copyright Office's rule entitled "Secure Tests". The comment was posted on June 9, 2020: * * * In April 2013 Educational Testing Service (ETS) first asked the Copyright Office to explore an alternative procedure to in-person examination of secure tests and presented a plan to use the videoconferenc  more

EPA Rule: Infrastructure Requirements for 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard
WASHINGTON, June 16 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a rule (40 CFR Part 52), published in the Federal Register on June 16, entitled: "Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard". The rule was issued by Cosmo Servidio, Regional Administrator, Region III. DATES: This final rule is effective on July 16, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn Powers  more

Fed: Notice of Proposals to Engage in or To Acquire Companies Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- The Federal Reserve System has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 15, entitled: "Notice of Proposals To Engage in or To Acquire Companies Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities". The notice was issued by Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. * * * The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y, (12 CFR part 225) to engage de novo, o  more

Federal Highway Administration Issues Notice About Highway in Ohio
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- The Federal Highway Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 17, entitled: "Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; Ohio Department of Transportation Audit Report". The notice was issued by Nicole R. Nason, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Megan Cogburn, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, (202)  more

Federal Highway Administration Issues Notice About Highway Programs in Florida
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- The Federal Highway Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 17, entitled: "Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; Florida DOT Audit #3 Report". The notice was issued by Nicole R. Nason, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marisel Lopez Cruz, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, (407) 867-6402, marisel.lopez-cruz@dot.gov, or Mr. David Sett, Office of the Chie  more

GAO Issues Report: HHS Should Take Actions to Ensure It Has Adequate Number of Effectively Trained Emergency Responders
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-525) entitled "Public Health Preparedness: HHS Should Take Actions to Ensure It Has an Adequate Number of Effectively Trained Emergency Responders". The report was sent to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, chairman, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman, and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, ranki  more

Giant Bicycle Issues Public Comment on BLM Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- John A. Munhall, director of product management at Giant Bicycle Inc., Newbury Park, California, has issued a public comment on the Bureau of Land Management's proposed rule entitled "Increasing Recreational Opportunities through the Use of Electric Bikes". The comment was written on June 7, 2020, and posted on June 8, 2020: * * * Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Bureau of Land Management's proposed regulations governing the use of electric bicycles, or e-  more

Giant Bicycle Issues Public Comment on Fish & Wildlife Service Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- John A. Munhall, director for product management at Giant Bicycle Inc., Newbury Park, California, has issued a public comment on the Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed rule entitled "National Wildlife Refuge System: Use of Electric Bicycles". The comment was written on June 7, 2020, and posted on June 8, 2020: * * * Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed regulations governing the use of electric bicycles, or e-bikes, within  more

Giant Bicycle Issues Public Comment on National Park Service Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- John A. Munhall, director of product management at Giant Bicycle Inc., Newbury Park, California, has issued a public comment on the National Park Service's proposed rule entitled "National Park Service; General Provisions; Electric Bicycles". The comment was written on June 7, 2020, and posted on June 8, 2020: * * * Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the National Park Service's proposed regulations governing the use of electric bicycles, or e-bikes, within the N  more

Hackensack Meridian Health Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Robert Glenning, president of the financial services division and chief financial officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, Edison, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program: FY 2021 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System". The comment was written on June 9, 2020, and posted on June 10, 2020: * * * Hackensack Meridian Health ("HMH") is a leading not-for-profit heal  more

Johnson & Johnson Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Jacqueline Roche, senior director for coverage and reimbursement and global policy planning at Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Updates to the Value-Based Purchasing Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2021". The comment was written on June 9, 2020, and posted on  more

New Hampshire Environmental Services Department Issues Public Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 16 -- New Hampshire Environmental Services Commissioner Robert R. Scott, Concord, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule entitled "Preliminary Regulatory Determinations for Contaminants on the Fourth Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List". The comment was written on June 5, 2020, and posted on June 9, 2020: * * * The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the   more

New Jersey Advocate Issues Public Comment on FTC Notice
WASHINGTON, June 14 -- Advocate Patrick W. Mellin, Bernardsville, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Federal Trade Commission's notice entitled "Proposed Consent Agreement: AbbVie Inc. and Allergan plc". The comment was posted on June 9, 2020: * * * My name is Patrick Mellin. I am both a patient and an advocate. I reside in Bernardsville, NJ. I submit this comment in opposition to the Federal Trade Commission's Notice of Proposed Consent Agreement regarding the merger of AbbVie an  more

New Jersey Citizen Action Advocate Issues Public Comment on FTC Notice
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Elizabeth Glynn, healthcare advocate at New Jersey Citizen Action, Newark, has issued a public comment on the Federal Trade Commission's notice entitled "Proposed Consent Agreement: AbbVie Inc. and Allergan plc". The comment was posted on June 11, 2020: * * * I am a healthcare advocate with NJ Citizen Action. NJ Citizen Action advocates for access to affordable healthcare coverage and access to affordable prescription drugs, as well as for consumer protection. Additional  more

Phillips Awarded Up To $12.79 Million Navy Contract
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 17: Phillips Corp., Hanover, Maryland, was awarded a $12,790,000 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68335-20-D-0017). This contract procures equipment related services necessary for the inspection, evaluation, repair, upgrade, training and rebuild for the sustainment of industrial plant equipment that is requi  more

Pinnacle Climate Technologies Issues Public Comment on Office of Trade Representative Notice
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Luis F. Arandia Jr., associate at Polsinelli P.C., Dallas, Texas, has issued a public comment on behalf of Pinnacle Climate Technologies Inc. On the Office of U.S. Trade Representative's notice entitled "Request for Comments on Additional Modifications to the 301 Action to Address COVID-19: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation". The comment was written on June 3, 2020, and posted on June 11, 2020: * *   more

Seqirus Awarded Up To $66.56 Million DLA Contract
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- The Defense Logistics Agency troop support unit issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 16: Seqirus Inc., Summit, New Jersey, has been awarded a maximum $66,563,972 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract (SPE2DP-20-D-0004) for injectable influenza vaccines. This was a competitive acquisition with two offers received. This is a one-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is New Jersey, with a June   more

Solvay Holding Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Terry McColl, manager for North American regulatory compliance at Solvay Holding Inc., Princeton, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "Preliminary Lists Identifying Manufacturers Subject to Fee Obligations for EPA-Initiated Risk Evaluations under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act". The comment was written on May 25, 2020, and posted on June 8, 2020: * * * Solvay Holding Inc. and its subsidiary entit  more

Soyventis North America Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Susana Mercedes, supply chain manager at Soyventis North America LLC, Fairfield, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "Preliminary Lists Identifying Manufacturers Subject to Fee Obligations for EPA-Initiated Risk Evaluations under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act". The comment was written on May 27, 2020, and posted on June 8, 2020: * * * We are submitting these comments regarding the TSCA self- rep  more