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News Tipoffs for New Jersey Editors Newsletter for Sunday July 05, 2020 ( 33 items )  

15 Organizations Issue Joint Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- Earthjustice, New York, has issued a public comment with 14 other organizations on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "Draft Scopes of the Risk Evaluations to be Conducted for Seven Chemical Substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act". The comment was written on June 8, 2020, and posted on June 11, 2020: The organizations are the Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, Center for Environmental Health, Clean and Healt  more

Agricultural Marketing Service Rule: Beef Promotion & Research Act
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Agricultural Marketing Service has issued a rule (7 CFR Part 1260), published in the Federal Register on July 1, entitled: "Beef Promotion and Research; Reapportionment". The rule was issued by Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. DATE: Effective July 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kahl Sesker, Agricultural Marketing Specialist; Research and Promotion Division; Livestock and Poultry Program, AMS, USDA; Room 2610-S, STOP 0251, 1400  more

Alliant Techsystems Operations Awarded $92.97 Million Army Contract
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 30: Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, Plymouth, Minnesota, was awarded a $92,966,361 firm-fixed-price contract (CW15QKN-20-D-0012) for production and delivery of the M4A1 Selectable Lightweight Attack Munition (SLAM) and the M320A1 SLAM trainer kit. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined wit  more

CrossState Credit Union Association Issues Public Comment on National Credit Union Administration Rule
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Patrick Conway, president and CEO of the CrossState Credit Union Association, Hightstown, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the National Credit Union Administration's rule entitled "Central Liquidity Facility". The comment was written on June 29, 2020, and posted on June 30, 2020: * * * CrossState Credit Union Association (CrossState) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) Interim Final Rule amending certain p  more

Don Jon Marine Gains $19.7 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 2: Don Jon Marine Co., Hillside, New Jersey, was awarded a $19,697,607 modification to a contract (W912DS-19-C-0013) for dredging the Newark Bay main channel. Work will be performed in Newark, New Jersey, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 27, 2020. Fiscal 2018, 2019, and 2020 civil construction funds in the amount of $19,697,607 were obligated at   more

East Coast Shellfish Growers Association Issues Public Comment on Farm Service Agency NOFA
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Robert B. Rheault, executive director of the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Toms River, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Farm Service Agency's notice of funding availability entitled "Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Additional Commodities Request for Information". The comment was written and posted on June 22, 2020: * * * I am writing to provide financial information regarding the extent of the financial impacts to the shellfish farming commu  more

Endependence Center Issues Public Comment on CDC Notice
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Jennifer Beekman, employment coordinator at the Endependence Center Inc., Norfolk, Virginia, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's notice entitled "Management of Acute and Chronic Pain: Request for Comment". The comment was written on June 15, 2020, and posted on June 17, 2020: * * * I want to thank you for taking public comment on Management of Acute and Chronic Pain. I am a Chronic Intractable Pain Patient. I have an Unspecifie  more

EPA Rule: Pesticide Tolerances for Residues of Cyflumetofen
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a rule (40 CFR Part 180), published in the Federal Register on July 1, entitled: "Cyflumetofen; Pesticide Tolerances". The rule was issued by Michael Goodis, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. DATES: This regulation is effective July 1, 2020. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before August 31, 2020 and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR pa  more

Federal Highway Administration Issues Notice About Highway Projects in Alaska
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Federal Highway Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 30, entitled: "Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; Alaska Department of Transportation Second Audit Report". The notice was issued by Nicole R. Nason, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David T. Williams, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, (202) 366-4074, David.Williams@dot.gov, or David Sett,   more

FL Aviation Issues Public Comment on FAA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- H. Scott Uhrmann, director of operations at FL Aviation Corp., Morristown, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Federal Aviation Administration's proposed rule entitled "Pilot Records Database". The comment was written on June 27, 2020, and posted on June 30, 2020: * * * FL Aviation Corp. is a PART 91 / 135 Operator out of KMMU. FL Aviation Corp. has been in the aircraft operating / management business for over 30 years, operating cabin class jet aircraft global  more

Florida Environmental Protection Department Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Florida Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein, Tallahassee, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "Request for Comment on Whether EPA's Approval of a Clean Water Act Section 404 Program Is Non-Discretionary for Purposes of Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation". The comment was written on June 25, 2020, and posted on July 2, 2020: * * * On behalf of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, I wr  more

GAO Denies Protest by NLT Management Services of New Jersey
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by NLT Management Services LLC of Ewing Township, New Jersey. According to the GAO, NLT, a small business, "protests the award of a contract to MartinFederal Consulting, LLC, a small business of Huntsville, Alabama, under request for proposals (RFP) No. DJA-17-AHDQ-R-0035, which was issued by the Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), for foren  more

GAO Issues Report on 5G Deployment
WASHINGTON, June 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-468) entitled "5G Deployment: FCC Needs Comprehensive Strategic Planning to Guide Its Efforts". The report was sent to Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, chairman, Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, acting chairman, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, ch  more

Gorrell Brothers Member Issues Public Comment on Farm Service Agency NOFA
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Wayne J. Gorrell, member of Gorrell Brothers LLC, Newfield, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Farm Service Agency's notice of funding availability entitled "Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Additional Commodities Request for Information". The comment was written and posted on June 18, 2020: * * * Our farming business was started in 1983 by two brothers, Samuel and Wayne Gorrell, Gorrell Brothers LLC. We grow nursery, perennials, and produce. We currently e  more

Greater New York Hospital Association Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Elisabeth R. Wynn, executive vice president for health economics and finance at the Greater New York Hospital Association, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model Three Year Extension and Modifications to Episode Definition and Pricing". The comment was written on June 23, 2020, and posted on June 24, 2020: * * * On behalf of the more than 145 voluntary and public  more

Hackensack Meridian Health Radiologist Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Daniel Flynn, interventional radiologist at Hackensack Meridian Health, Neptune, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the LongTerm Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program  more

Hidden Acres 4D Farm Issues Public Comment on Farm Service Agency NOFA
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- David Wilkinson, owner of Hidden Acres 4D Farm LLC, Allentown, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Farm Service Agency's notice of funding availability entitled "Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Additional Commodities Request for Information". The comment was written on June 15, 2020, and posted on June 16, 2020: * * * After speaking to Liz Thompson, of The New Jersey Farm Bureau, I am writing to request Covid-19 Grant money that I can use to help during th  more

House Publishes Executive Communications on July 2 Involving Regulations Published in Federal Register
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- The House on July 2 published 10 executive communications involving regulations that were published in the Federal Register: 4654. A letter from the Director, Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule -- Air Plan Approval; Virginia; Emissions Statement Certification for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard [EPA-R03-OAR-2019-0694; FRL-10008-56- Region 3] received May 8, 2020, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 80  more

House Publishes Executive Communications on June 26 Involving Regulations Published in Federal Register
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The House on June 26 published 15 executive communications involving regulations that were published in the Federal Register: 4586. A letter from the OSD FRLO, Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense, transmitting the Department's final rule -- Civilian Employment and Reemployment Rights for Service Members, Former Service Members and Applicants of the Uniformed Services [Docket ID: DOD-2019-OS-0132] (RIN: 0790- AK93) received June 11, 2020, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801  more

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Issues Report on Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act (Part 1 of 6)
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee issued a report (H.Rpt. 116-437) on the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act (H.R. 2), which authorizes funds for federal-aid highways, highway safety programs and transit programs. The report was advanced by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, on June 26. Excerpts of the report follow: Part 1 will include: Purpose of Legislation; Background and Need for Legislation; and Hea  more

Indie Wineries Issues Public Comment on Office of Trade Representative Notice
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Christian Troy, partner at Indie Wineries, New York, has issued a public comment on the Office of U.S. Trade Representative's notice entitled "Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Large Civil Aircraft Dispute Portal". The comment was posted on June 16, 2020: * * * My name is Christian Troy, and I am the owner of Indie Wineries, a small wine importer and wine distributor based out of New York. We carry distribution licenses and   more

Intercontinental Construction Contracting Awarded $15.89 Million Corps of Engineers Contract
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 30: Intercontinental Construction Contracting, Passaic, New Jersey, was awarded a $15,890,038 firm-fixed-price contract (W912DS-20-C-0019) for the construction of a golf clubhouse facility at West Point. Bids were solicited via the internet with 14 received. Work will be performed in West Point, New York, with an estimated completion date of June 20, 2022.   more

IR-4 Project Issues Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Kathryn Homa, fungicide coordinator of IR-4 Project, Princeton, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "Pesticide Registration Review: Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Pesticides". The comment was written on June 4, 2020, and posted on June 23, 2020: * * * IR-4 is a federally-funded program that serves as a major resource for facilitating the registration of sustainable pest mana  more

LGC Global Awarded $7.51 Million Corps of Engineers Contract
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 2: LGC Global Inc.,* Detroit, Michigan, was awarded a $7,506,196 firm-fixed-price contract (W912DS-20-C-0016) for construction of a youth center annex at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Bids were solicited via the internet with 11 received. Work will be performed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, with an estimated completion date of July 16,  more

MBG Marketing Issues Public Comment on Farm Service Agency NOFA
WASHINGTON, June 30 -- Larry Ensfield, CEO of MBG Marketing, Grand Junction, Michigan, has issued a public comment on the Farm Service Agency's notice of funding availability entitled "Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Additional Commodities Request for Information". The comment was written and posted on June 22, 2020: * * * I'm writing you on behalf of MBG Marketing's grower-owner base of over 250 blueberry farmers about what we consider to be an omission of blueberries as an eligible crop   more

National Crop Insurance Services Issues Public Comment on Federal Crop Insurance Rule
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Chris Lindsay and Dean Strasser of National Crop Insurance Services Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, has issued a public comment on the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's rule entitled "Common Crop Insurance Regulations: Forage Production Crop Insurance Provisions and Forage Seeding Crop Insurance Provisions". The comment was written posted on June 29, 2020: * * * National Crop Insurance Services, Inc. ("NCIS") is a service organization whose membership includes all approve  more

New Jersey Mental Health Consultant Issues Public Comment on DOT Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Mental health consultant Emma Kurt, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Department of Transportation's proposed rule entitled "Traveling by Air with Service Animals". The comment was posted on June 12, 2020: * * * This is Emma Kurt, a mental health consultant in New Jersey, treating many mentally sick people from 15 years. My clinical experience has proved that mentally impaired individuals always want special attention and care& love, their needs can be easi  more

New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce Issues Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 30 -- Michael A. Egenton, executive vice president of government relations at New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, Trenton, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule entitled "Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter". The comment was written on June 23, 2020, and posted on June 25, 2020: * * * The New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce ("State Chamber") appreciates the opportunity to provide commen  more

NOAA Rule: Atlantic Bluefish Fishery, Projected Specifications for Fishing Year 2021
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a rule (50 CFR Part 648), published in the Federal Register on June 29, entitled: "Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Revised 2020 and Projected 2021 Specifications and Recreational Management Measures". The rule was issued by Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. DATES: Effective June 29, 2020. FOR  more

Power Sources Manufacturers Association Issues Public Comment on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- David Chen and Edward Herbert, co-chairs of the energy management committee at the Power Sources Manufacturers Association, Mendham, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office's proposed rule entitled "Energy Conservation Standards for External Power Supplies". The comment was written on June 30, 2020, and posted on July 1, 2020: * * * The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) is pleased to submit these comments t  more

Sierra Nevada Awarded Up To $43.5 Million Navy Contract
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 30: Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nevada, was awarded a not-to-exceed $43,500,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68335-20-D-0040). This contract procures upgrade air traffic control and landing systems equipment and provides for installation on Navy aircraft carriers at the Naval Air Warfare Center Train  more

Sikorsky, Lockheed Martin Gains $106.97 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 30: Sikorsky, Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $106,973,015 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0048). This modification is for the low rate initial production of organic capability pilot repair material, technical publications, peculiar support equipment and logistics s  more

Troy Technology II Issues Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Adrian Krygsman, director of product registration at Troy Technology II, Florham Park, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the 's notice entitled "Pesticide Registration Review: Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Pesticides". The comment was written on June 11, 2020, and posted on June 23, 2020: * * * Troy Technology II, a division of Troy Corporation, is submitting a time extension request to provide comments on the Registration R  more