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News Tipoffs for New Jersey Editors Newsletter for Sunday July 12, 2020 ( 45 items )  

2 Trump Nominees, Including U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge, Received by Senate
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- The Senate received the nominations of two individuals for positions in the federal government on July 2: Thompson Michael Dietz, of New Jersey, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years. Taylor B. McNeel, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi.  more

Advanced Technology International Gains $450.39 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: Advanced Technology International, Summerville, South Carolina, was awarded a $450,392,000 modification to a contract (W15QKN-16-9-1002) for large-scale manufacturing of antibodies directed to novel coronavirus. Work will be performed in Summerville, South Carolina; and Tarrytown, New York, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2021. Fiscal 202  more

American Civil Liberties Union Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Ronald Newman, national political director, and Georgeanne M. Usova, senior legislative counsel, at the American Civil Liberties Union 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 Qualit  more

American Society of Transplantation Issues Public Comment on FDA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Richard Formica, president of the American Society of Transplantation, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, has issued a public comment on the Food and Drug Administration's notice entitled "Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request for Comments". The comment was written on July 8, 2020, and posted on July 9, 2020: * * * On behalf of the American Society of Transplantation, we appreciate the opportunity to raise aw  more

American Water Operations & Maintenance Gains $26.92 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The Defense Logistics Agency Energyissued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 10: American Water Operations and Maintenance LLC, Camden, New Jersey, has been awarded a $26,919,360 modification to a 50-year contract (SP0600-08-C-8257), with no option periods for the ownership, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater utility systems at Fort Polk, Louisiana. This is a fixed-price with prospective-price redetermination contra  more

American Waterways Operators Issues Public Comment on USCG Notice
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- Brian W. Vahey, senior manager for Atlantic region at the American Waterways Operators, Arlington, Virginia, 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: * * * The American Waterways Operators is the national trade association for the U.S. tugboat, towboat, and barge industry  more

Center for Advocacy for Rights & Interests of Elderly Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- Diane A. Menio, executive director of the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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  more

Clean Air Muscatine Issues Public Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Sandy Stanley, president of Clean Air Muscatine, Iowa, 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 26, 2020, and posted on July 8, 2020: * * * The nonprofit organization Clean Air Muscatine in Muscatine, Iowa was formed out of a need to address Muscatine's poor air quality. Muscatine had the designation of experien  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

Employment & Training Administration: Notice of Change in Status of Extended Benefit Program for Alaska, Kansas, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Vermont
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The Employment and Training Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 6, entitled: "Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Alaska, Kansas, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Vermont". The notice was issued by John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration,   more

EPA Rule: Pesticide Tolerances
WASHINGTON, July 6 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a rule (40 CFR Part 180), published in the Federal Register on July 6, entitled: "Oxathiapiprolin; Pesticide Tolerances". The rule was issued by Michael Goodis, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. DATES: This regulation is effective July 6, 2020. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before September 4, 2020 and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 C  more

EPA Rule: S-metolachlor for Pesticide Tolerances
WASHINGTON, July 6 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a rule (40 CFR Part 180), published in the Federal Register on July 6, entitled: "S-metolachlor; Pesticide Tolerances". The rule was issued by Michael Goodis, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. DATES: This regulation is effective July 6, 2020. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before September 4, 2020, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CF  more

Federal Railroad Administration: Notice of Funding Opportunity for Magnetic Levitation Deployment Projects
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 1, entitled: "Notice of Funding Opportunity for Magnetic Levitation Deployment Projects". The notice was issued by Quintin Kendall, Deputy Administrator. DATES: Applications for funding under this solicitation are due no later than 5 p.m. ET July 31, 2020. Applications for funding, or supplemental material in support of an application, received after 5 p.m. ET on July 31, 20  more

GAO Issues Report on Gun Control
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-528) entitled "Gun Control: DOJ Can Further Improve Guidance on Federal Firearm Background Check Records". The report was sent to Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, Rep. Nanette Barragan, D-California, Rep. Don Beyer, D-Virginia, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D  more

Garden State Seafood Association Issues Public Comment on USCG Notice
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- Scot Mackey, Trenton representative at the Garden State Seafood Association, New Jersey, 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: * * * I am writing on behalf of Garden State Seafood Association (GSSA) based in Trenton, New Jersey. GSSA represents roughly 1,200 commercial  more

Greater New York Hospital Association Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- 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, 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  more

International Trade Commission: Notice of Request for Statements on Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products, Systems, Components
WASHINGTON, July 6 -- The International Trade Commission has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 6, entitled: "Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products, Systems, and Components Thereof (III); Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest". The notice was issued by Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard P. Hadorn, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 204  more

Justice in Aging Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Kevin Prindiville, executive director of Justice in Aging, 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   more

Lockheed Martin Gains $7.34 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 10: Lockheed Martin, Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, was awarded a $7,344,470 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-5102) to exercise an option for AEGIS Platform Systems Engineering Agent efforts for the integration and delivery of AEGIS Baseline 9 capabilities. Work will be performed in Mo  more

Lund's Fisheries Issues Public Comment on USCG Notice
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Wayne Reichle, president of Lund's Fisheries, Cape May, New Jersey, 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: * * * I am writing on behalf of our family-owned and operated, vertically-integrated, commercial fishing company employing more than 200 on our company-owned vesse  more

Mariners Advisory Committee for Bay & River Delaware Issues Public Comment on USCG Notice
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- J. Stuart Griffin, chairman of the Mariners' Advisory Committee for the Bay and River Delaware, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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 1, 2020, and posted on July 7, 2020: * * * As the Harbor Safety Committee for the Delaware Bay and River, the Mariners' Advisory Committee (MAC)  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

Melton Sales & Service Awarded Up To $10.09 Million DLA Contract
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The Defense Logistics Agency land and maritime unit issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 6: Melton Sales & Service,* Columbus, New Jersey, has been awarded a maximum $10,093,553 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (SPRDL1-20-D-0117) for transfer transmissions. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. Th  more

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Issues Public Comment on USCG Notice
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Christopher M. Moore, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Dover, Delaware, 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: * * * Please accept these comments from the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (the Council) on the request for comments  more

National Association of Home Builders Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Susan Asmus, senior vice president for regulatory affairs at the National Association of Home Builders, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "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 July 6, 2020, and posted on July 10, 2020: * * * On behalf of the more than 700 state and local as  more

National Partnership for Women & Families Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The National Partnership for Women and Families 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, 202  more

National Wildlife Federation Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- James Murphy, director of legal advocacy at the National Wildlife Federation, Montpelier, Vermont, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "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 July 6, 2020, and posted on July 10, 2020: * * * On behalf of our approximately six million members and  more

New Jersey Environmental Protection Department Issues Public Comment on USCG Notice
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- Megan Brunatti, chief of permit coordination and environmental review at the New Jersey Environmental Protection Department, Trenton, 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: * * * The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (Department), as the administrator of  more

New York Offshore Wind Alliance, American Wind Energy Association Issue Joint Public Comment on USCG Notice
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The New York Offshore Wind Alliance, Albany, and the American Wind Energy Association have issued a joint 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: The comment was co-signed by Joe Martens, director of the New York Offshore Wind Alliance; and Tom Vinson, vice president for policy and re  more

New York State Department Issues Public Comment on U.S. Coast Guard Notice
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- New York State Department of State Deputy Secretary Kisha Santiago-Martinez 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: * * * The New York State Department of State (Department), as the administrator of the State's federally-approved Coastal Management Program, offers commen  more

NHTSA: Vehicle Information for General Public
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 7, entitled: "Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Vehicle Information for the General Public". The notice was issued by Raymond R. Posten, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before September 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for collect  more

Northeast Recycling Council Issues Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 5 -- Lynn Rubinstein, executive director of Northeast Recycling Council, 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 June 26, 2020, and posted on July 1, 2020: * * * The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) is pleased to have the opportunity to comment on the Comprehensive Procurement Guideline   more

Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management Issues Public Comment on EPA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Paul J. Miller, executive director of the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, Boston, Massachusetts, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule entitled "Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters, and Forced-Air Furnaces". The comment was written on July 6, 2020, and posted on July 8, 2020: * * * The Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) offe  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

Olympus America Awarded Up To $10.57 Million Navy Contract
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 7: Olympus America Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts, was awarded a $10,570,631 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68335-20-D-0036). This contract is for the production, test and delivery of up to 330 Eddy Current Testing Systems, replacing the currently fielded system, to perform nondestructive inspection of a  more

Orsted Issues Public Comment on USCG Notice
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- Elizabeth I. Kretovic, mid-Atlantic marine affairs manager at Orsted North America, Boston, Massachusetts, 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: * * * Orsted appreciates the opportunity to comment on Docket No. USCG-2020-0172, U.S. Coast Guard Port Access Route Study (  more

Planned Parenthood Federation, Planned Parenthood Action Fund Issue Joint Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, New York, have issued a joint 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 c  more

Responsible Offshore Development Alliance Issues Public Comment on USCG Notice
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance 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: The comment was co-signed by Lane Johnston, programs manager; Annie Hawkins, executive director; and Fiona Hogan, research director. * * * The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance  more

Samsung Electronics America Issues Public Comment on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- Ravee Vaidhyanathan, director of the American Technology Office at Samsung Electronics America QA Lab, Pine Brook, New Jersey, and Prerna Tomar, senior public policy counsel for public affairs at the Samsung Solutions Center, have issued a public comment on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office's proposed rule entitled "Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Residential and Commercial Clothes Washers; Reopening of public comment period". The comment wa  more

Senate Armed Services Committee Issues Report on NDAA for FY 2021 (Part 16 of 44): Title III--Operation And Maintenance: Budget Items
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 15   more

Signal Systems Awarded $13.47 Million Navy Task Order
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 6: Signal Systems Corp.,* Millersville, Maryland, was awarded a $13,467,258 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N68335-20-F-0324) against a previously-issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-20-G-1062). This order provides for advanced Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) products for airborne anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and undersea warfare   more

Stryker Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- 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, 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 w  more

U.S. Wind Issues Public Comment on USCG Notice
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Salvo Vitale, country manager at U.S. Wind Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 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 2, 2020, and posted on July 7, 2020: * * * These comments are submitted in response to the Federal Register notice regarding the U.S. Coast Guard's Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of New Jersey In  more

UNICOR Gains Up To $14.22 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The Defense Logistics Agency troop support unit issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 6: Federal Prison Industries,** doing business as UNICOR, Washington, D.C., has been awarded a maximum $14,220,050 modification exercising the second one-year option period of one-year base contract (SPE1C1-18-D-1069) with two one-year option periods for physical fitness uniform trunks. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinit  more

USA Environmental Management Awarded $9.47 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: USA Environmental Management,* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $9,473,200 firm-fixed-price contract (W912DS-20-C-0017) for hot cargo hydrant system replacement at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Bids were solicited via the internet with five received. Work will be performed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, with an estimated  more