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News Tipoffs for Pennsylvania Editors Newsletter for Saturday July 18, 2020 ( 10 items )  

EPA Proposed Rule: Air Plan Approval for Virginia
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule (40 CFR Part 52), published in the Federal Register, entitled: "Air Plan Approval; Virginia; Negative Declarations Certification for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Including the 2016 Oil and Natural Gas Control Techniques Guidelines". The proposed rule was issued by Cosmo Servidio, Regional Administrator, Region III. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before August 17, 2020.   more

FTC Proposed Rule: Made in USA Labeling Rule
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- The Federal Trade Commission has issued a proposed rule (16 CFR Part 323), published in the Federal Register, entitled: "Made in USA Labeling Rule". The proposed rule was issued by April J. Tabor, Secretary. DATES: Comments must be received by September 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Solomon Ensor (202-326-2377) or Hampton Newsome (202-326-2889), Attorneys, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Room CC-9528,   more

FTC: Fuel Rating Rule
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- The Federal Trade Commission has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 15, entitled: "Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request". The notice was issued by Josephine Liu, Assistant General Counsel for Legal Counsel. DATES: Comments must be received by August 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hampton Newsome, Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Federal Trade Commission, Room CC-9528, 600 Pennsylvania   more

GAO Issues Report: Customs & Border Protection Needs to Increase Oversight of Funds, Medical Care, Reporting of Deaths
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-536) entitled "Southwest Border: CBP Needs to Increase Oversight of Funds, Medical Care, and Reporting of Deaths". The report was sent to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Mississippi, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, Sen. Michael F. Bennet, D-Colorado, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D  more

Global Advanced Metals Issues Public Comment on FAR Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Stephen Krause, president of Global Advanced Metals, Boyertown, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Federal Acquisition Regulation's proposed rule entitled "List of Domestically Nonavailable Articles". The comment was written on June 29, 2020, and posted on July 15, 2020: * * * Global Advanced Metals (GAM), America's leading supplier of tantalum materials, welcomes the opportunity to comment on proposed rulemaking (FAR ca  more

Global Tungsten & Powders Issues Public Comment on FAR Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Stacy Garrity, vice president for government affairs and industry liaison at Global Tungsten and Powders, Towanda, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Federal Acquisition Regulation's proposed rule entitled "List of Domestically Nonavailable Articles". The comment was written on July 13, 2020, and posted on July 15, 2020: * * * Global Tungsten and Powders, located in Towanda, Pennsylvania, is a leading domestic producer o  more

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Awarded $8.84 Million Army Corps of Engineers Contract
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 17: Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. LLC,* Oak Brook, Illinois, was awarded an $8,841,345 firm-fixed-price contract (W912BU-20-C-0031) for maintenance dredging of the inland waterway C&D Canal federal navigation project. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work will be performed in Chesapeake City, Maryland, with an estimated completion  more

Oncology Nursing Society Issues Public Comment on CDC Notice
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Nancy Houlihan, president, and Brenda Nevidjon, CEO, of the Oncology Nursing Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have issued a public comment on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's notice entitled "Hazardous Drugs: Draft NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings, 2020; Procedures; and Risk Management Information". The comment was written on July 14, 2020, and posted on July 15, 2020: * * * Thank you for the opportunity to provide comment on the 202  more

Sharpe-Strumia Research Foundation of Bryn Mawr Hospital Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Jack L. Martin, president of the Sharpe-Strumia Research Foundation of the Bryn Mawr Hospital, Pennsylvania, 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 Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Intero  more

Stryker Endoscopy Awarded Up To $225 Million Contract
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Defense Logistics Agency troop support unit issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 17: Stryker Corp., doing business as Stryker Endoscopy, San Jose, California, has been awarded a maximum $225,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (SPE2D1-20-D-0011) for patient monitoring and capital equipment systems and accessories. This was a competitive acquisition with 52 o  more