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News Tipoffs for Texas Editors Newsletter for Friday July 10, 2020 ( 19 items )  

American Airlines Engineer Issues Public Comment on FAA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Jake Hoover, principal engineer for fleet engineering at American Airlines, Fort Worth, Texas, has issued a public comment on the Federal Aviation Administration's proposed rule entitled "Airworthiness Directives: Airbus SAS Airplanes". The comment was written on July 2, 2020, and posted on July 8, 2020: * * * References: /A/ NPRM 2020-NM-039-AD, Docket Number FAA-2020-0457, dated June 1, 2020 /B/ EASA AD 2020-0036 Dated 26 February 2020 /C/ EASA AD 2020-0036R1 Dated 2  more

Association of American Railroads Issues Public Comment on NRC Notice
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Robert E. Fronczak, assistant vice president for environment and hazmat at the Association of American Railroads, has issued a public comment on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's notice entitled "Interim Storage Partners Consolidated Interim Storage Facility Project". The comment was posted on July 8, 2020: * * * The Association of American Railroads ("AAR"),/1 on behalf of itself and its member railroads, submits the following comments to the Nuclear Regulatory Commiss  more

BAE Systems Land & Armaments Gains $8.49 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 8: BAE Systems Land and Armaments L.P., San Jose, California, was awarded an $8,488,692 modification to contract W56HZV-15-C-0099 for technical support services for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle family of vehicles, the Multiple Launch Rocket System carrier and the M113 Armored Personnel Carrier family of vehicles. Work will be performed in San Jose, Californ  more

Buena Vida Y Salud ACO Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Sheila Magoon, executive director of Buena Vida y Salud ACO, Harlingen, Texas, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' rule entitled "Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Basic Health Program, and Exchanges: Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Delay of Certain Reporting Requirements for the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program". The comment was written on July 5, 2  more

Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union Issues Public Comment on National Credit Union Administration Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Mike McGinnis, senior vice president and chief investment officer of the Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union, Plano, Texas, has issued a public comment on the National Credit Union Administration's proposed rule entitled "Subordinated Debt". The comment was written on July 7, 2020, and posted on July 8, 2020: * * * Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing Subordinated Debt. As a corporate credit union serving over 1,300   more

Center for Biological Diversity Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The Center for Biological Diversity, Tucson, Arizona, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "Carbaryl and Methomyl Registration Review; Draft Endangered Species Act Biological Evaluations". The comment was written on July 2, 2020, and posted on July 7, 2020: The comment was co-signed by Nathan Donley, senior scientist, Lori Ann Burd, environmental health director, Brett Hartl, director of government affairs, and Jess Tyler, st  more

EDP Renewables Offshore North America Issues Public Comment on USCG Notice
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Enrique Alvarez-Uria, manager of EDP Renewables Offshore North America LLC, Houston, Texas, 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 July 6, 2020, and posted on July 7, 2020: * * * EDP Renewables Offshore North America LLC (EDPR), appreciates this opportunity for engagement with the Coast Guard concerning the imp  more

Evolent Care Partners Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Evolent Care Partners, Arlington, Virginia, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' rule entitled "Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Basic Health Program, and Exchanges: Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Delay of Certain Reporting Requirements for the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program". The comment was written on July 6, 2020, and posted on July 7, 2020: T  more

FAA Rule: Revocation, Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service Routes in Vicinity of Bradford Pennsylvania, New York
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The Transportation Department's Federal Aviation Administration has issued a rule (14 CFR Part 71), published in the Federal Register on July 9, entitled: "Revocation and Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Bradford, PA, and Wellsville, NY". The rule was issued by Scott M. Rosenbloom, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, September 10, 2020. The Director of the Federal Register approves this inco  more

GECU Issues Public Comment on National Credit Union Administration Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Crystal Long, president and CEO of GECU, El Paso, Texas, has issued a public comment on the National Credit Union Administration's proposed rule entitled "Subordinated Debt". The comment was written and posted on July 8, 2020: * * * GECU appreciates the opportunity to comment on the National Credit Union Association's (NCUA) proposal regarding Subordinated Debt. As the largest locally owned state-chartered credit union in El Paso, TX, serving a membership of over 394,000,  more

International Bancshares Issues Public Comment on Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Notice
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Dennis E. Nixon, president and CEO of International Bancshares Corp., Laredo, Texas, has issued a public comment on the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's notice entitled "Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals". The comment was written on June 29, 2020, and posted on July 8, 2020: * * * The following comments are submitted by international Bancshares Corporation ("IBC"), a publicly-traded, multi-bank financial holding company   more

Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Alison Weingartner, executive director, and Arlene Germain, policy director, at the Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, Medford, have issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' rule entitled "Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Basic Health Program, and Exchanges: Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Delay of Certain Reporting Requirements for the Skilled Nursing Facility   more

MDJ Contracting Awarded $42 Million Contract
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The U.S. Army Field Directorate Office issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 8: MDJ Contracting Inc.,* Dallas, Texas (W911S7-20-D-0006); Olgoonik Specialty Contractors LLC,* St. Robert, Missouri (W911S7-19-D-0007); Reese Equipment Co. LLC,* Dixon, Missouri (W911S7-19-D-0008); and Vazquez Commercial Contracting LLC,* Kansas City, Missouri (W911S7-19-D-0009), will compete for each order of the $42,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract   more

Olden Lane Issues Public Comment on National Credit Union Administration Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Daniel Prezioso, partner at Olden Lane LLC, Chatham, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the National Credit Union Administration's proposed rule entitled "Subordinated Debt". The comment was written and posted on July 8, 2020: * * * We are pleased to offer this Comment Letter in support of the proposed changes to the National Credit Union Administration's ("NCUA") regulations to permit low-income designated credit unions ("LICUs"), Complex Credit Unions, and New C  more

Sharable Issues Public Comment on IRS Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Kevin McBride, principal of McBride Law, Los Angeles, California, has issued a public comment on behalf of Sharable LLC on the Internal Revenue Service's proposed rule entitled "Certain Medical Care Arrangements". The comment was written on July 1, 2020, and posted on July 8, 2020: * * * The undersigned legal counsel for Sharable, LLC (www.sharable.life) submits comments with respect to proposed IRS REG-109755-19; particularly, the definition of a health care sharing mini  more

Texas Mutual Insurance Issues Public Comment on DOT Notice
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Mary Barrow Nichols, senior vice president and general counsel at Texas Mutual Insurance Co., Austin, has issued a public comment on the Department of Transportation's notice entitled "Charter - Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee". The comment was written on July 7, 2020, and posted on July 8, 2020: * * * I was honored to be an invited speaker at the Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee in January and to submit a statement on the subject   more

Texon Issues Public Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Amanda Bush, compliance manager at Texon L.P., Houston, Texas, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule entitled "Fuels Regulatory Streamlining". The comment was written on June 16, 2020, and posted on July 7, 2020: * * * I am submitting this comment letter in response to proposed rule, 40 CFR Part 1090, Fuels Regulatory Streamlining. I would like to thank the Agency for the collaborative efforts to reduce air emissions while prov  more

Vizient Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- Shoshana Krilow, vice president of public policy and government relations at Vizient Inc., has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' rule entitled "Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Basic Health Program, and Exchanges: Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Delay of Certain Reporting Requirements for the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program". The comment was written   more

Weaver & Tidwell Issues Public Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Wade Watson, partner-in-charge, and Vance Kopp, director of energy services at Weaver and Tidwell LLP., Houston, Texas, have issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule entitled "Fuels Regulatory Streamlining". The comment was posted on July 7, 2020: * * * Weaver appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Fuels Regulatory Streamlining NPRM. Our comments and proposed edits are noted below, by item number. We have provided comments rela  more