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News Tipoffs for Alabama Editors Newsletter for Sunday July 12, 2020 ( 22 items )  

3 Organizations Issue Joint Public Comment on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- Three organizations have issued a joint public comment on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office's proposed rule entitled "Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Water Heaters; Request for information". The comment was written and posted on July 6, 2020: The comment was co-signed by Stuart Saulters, vice president of governmental relations at the American Public Gas Association; Matthew J. Agen, assistant general counsel at the A  more

American Association on Health & Disability, Lakeshore Foundation Issue Joint Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The American Association on Health and Disability, Rockville, Maryland, and the Lakeshore Foundation, Birmingham, Alabama, 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 Quality Reporting P  more

Boeing Gains $150 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 10: The Boeing Co., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $150,000,000 undefinitized contract modification to previously awarded contract (HQ0147-12-C-0004/-19-C0004) on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense development and sustainment contract (DSC). The scope of work under the current DSC includes development, fielding, test, systems engineering, integration and  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

Consortium for Citizens With Disabilities Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities 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 7, 2020, and posted on July 8, 2020:  more

Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- Patrick Hogan, president of the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association, Birmingham, Alabama, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "Existing Comprehensive Procurement Guideline Designations and Recovered Materials Advisory Notice Recommendations". The comment was written on July 1, 2020, and posted on July 6, 2020: * * * The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the d  more

Encompass Health Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- Justin R. Hunter, senior vice president of the Encompass Health, Birmingham, Alabama, 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 J  more

EPA: Notice of Availability of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Final Supplemental Restoration Plan
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 10, entitled: "Notice of Availability of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Final Supplemental Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Cypremort Point State Park Improvements Project Modification and Finding of No Significant Impact". The notice was issued by Benita Best-Wong, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water.   more

Foreign-Trade Zones Board: Notification of Proposed Production Activity MH Wirth, Inc.; Theodore, Alabama
WASHINGTON, July 6 -- The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 30, entitled: "Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 82-Mobile, Alabama Notification of Proposed Production Activity MH Wirth, Inc. (Offshore Drilling Riser Systems); Theodore, Alabama". The notice was issued by Executive Secretary Andrew McGilvray. * * * The City of Mobile, Alabama, grantee of FTZ 82, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of MH W  more

Foreign-Trade Zones Board: Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.; Decatur, Alabama
WASHINGTON, July 6 -- The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 30, entitled: "Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 83-Huntsville, Alabama; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc. (Household Refrigerators); Decatur, Alabama". The notice was issued by Executive Secretary Andrew McGilvray. * * * Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc. (Haier) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for i  more

FTC: Analysis of Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- The Federal Trade Commission has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 7, entitled: "Tri Star Energy, LLC; Analysis of Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment". The notice was issued by April J. Tabor, Secretary. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ashley Masters (202-326-2291), Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580. * * * The consent  more

GAO Denies Protest by Wilson 5 Service of Maine
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Wilson 5 Service Co. Inc. of Kittery, Maine. According to the GAO, Wilson 5 Service Company Inc., a small business "protests the establishment of a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with South Dade Air Conditioning and Refrigerant (SDAC) of Homestead, Florida, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. 47PE0520Q0008, issued by the General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Se  more

House Conducted 22 Committee Hearings on July 9
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- The U.S. House of Representatives conducted 22 committee hearings on July 9, 2020: MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE Committee on Appropriations: On July 7, 2020, Subcommittee on the Department of Homeland Security held a markup on the FY 2021 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. The FY 2021 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill was forwarded to the full Committee, without amendment. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE Committee on Appropriations: On July 7, 2020,   more

League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates Issues Public Comment on National Credit Union Administration Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Jared Ross, president of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates, Birmingham, Alabama, has issued a public comment on the National Credit Union Administration's proposed rule entitled "Subordinated Debt". The comment was written on July 8, 2020, and posted on July 9, 2020: * * * The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed Subordinated Debt rule. LSCU has been engaged/1 with this and r  more

Modern Technology Solutions Gains $23.18 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 7: Modern Technology Solutions Inc.,* Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $23,182,248 modification to a contract (W31P4Q-16-D-0017) to increase the contract ceiling amount to enhance and maintain the current suite of distributed digital simulation and system of systems unique development facilities. Work locations and funding will be determined with each or  more

National Park Service: Notification of Pending Nominations, Related Actions
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- The National Park Service has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 1, entitled: "National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions". The notice was issued by Sherry A. Frear, Chief, National Register of Historic Places/National Historic Landmarks Program. DATES: Comments should be submitted electronically by July 17, 2020. * * * The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significan  more

NOAA Cartographer Issues Public Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- Nicholas Szelak, cartographer in the Marine Chart Division at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule entitled "Ocean Dumping: Modification of an Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site offshore of Mobile, Alabama Proposed Rule". The comment was posted on July 6, 2020: * * * The Marine Chart Division (MCD) of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  more

Raytheon Awarded $17.23 Million Navy Contract
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 10: Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $17,229,374 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price order (N00019-20-F-0493) against previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003). This order provides non-recurring engineering in support of upgrading the existing Tactical Tomahawk Guidance Test Set (TTGTS) product baseline to eliminate obsol  more

Raytheon Missiles & Defense Gains $34.7 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 6: Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $34,749,670 modification to a previously-awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-18-C-1068). This modification provides for the production and delivery of 58 additional Lot 20 AIM-9X Block II all up round tactical missiles (29 for the Navy and 29 for the Air Force); an additional   more

Rheem Manufacturing Issues Public Comment on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- Karen Meyers, vice president for government affairs at Rheem Manufacturing Co., Atlanta, Georgia, has issued a public comment on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office's proposed rule entitled "Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Water Heaters; Request for information". The comment was written on July 6, 2020, and posted on July 7, 2020: * * * Rheem Manufacturing Company ("Rheem") is pleased to submit the following comments i  more

Senate Armed Services Committee Issues Report on NDAA for FY 2021 (Part 38 of 44): Title XXVI--Guard & Reserve Forces Facilities
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The Senate Armed Services Committee issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-236) on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2021 (S. 4049) to authorize appropriations for fiscal 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction and for Defense activities of the Department of Energy to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year. The report was advanced by Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, on June 24. (Continued from Part 37   more

Speegle Construction Awarded $10.37 Million Army Corps of Engineers Contract
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 10: Speegle Construction Inc.,* Niceville, Florida, was awarded a $10,373,085 firm-fixed-price contract (W91278-20-C-0020) to construct two new facilities at Eglin Air Force Base. Bids were solicited via the internet with 10 received. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 30, 2022. Fiscal 2020  more