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News Tipoffs for Alabama Editors Newsletter for Sunday July 19, 2020 ( 13 items )  

21 Organizations Issue Joint Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Twenty-one organizations have issued a joint 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 9, 2020: The comment was co-signed by Ramona H. McGee, staff attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center; Johanna Hamburger, wildli  more

EPA Proposed Rule: Deletion of Red Panther Chemical Company Superfund Site
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule (40 CFR Part 300), published in the Federal Register, entitled: "National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Red Panther Chemical Company Superfund Site". The proposed rule was issued by Mary Walker, Regional Administrator Region 4. DATES: Comments must be received by August 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carter Owens, Remedial Proje  more

Fish & Wildlife Service Issues Endangered Species Notice Involving Indiana Bat
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 14, entitled: "Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications". The notice was issued by John Tirpak, Deputy Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services. DATES: We must receive written data or comments on the applications by August 13, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator, 404-679-7097 (telephone), karen_marlowe@fws.gov (email), or 404-  more

GAO Issues Report on Military Depots
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-401) entitled "Military Depots: Army and Marine Corps Need to Improve Efforts to Address Challenges in Measuring Performance and Planning Maintenance Work". 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. Richard C. Shelby, R-Alabama, chairman, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, ranking member of t  more

GAO Issues Report on Targeting Federal Funds
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-518) entitled "Targeting Federal Funds: Information on Funding to Areas with Persistent or High Poverty". The report was sent to Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, chairman, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Rep. Jose E. Serrano, D-New York, chairman, Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama, ranking member of t  more

Georgetown University Center for Children & Families Professor Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Edwin Park, research professor in the Center for Children and Families of McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicaid Program: Establishing Minimum Standards in Medicaid State Drug Utilization Review and Supporting Value-Based Purchasing for Drugs Covered in Medicaid, Revising Medicaid Drug Rebate and Third Party Liability Requirements". The comment  more

House Armed Services Committee Issues Report on Defense Authorization Act for FY 2021 (Part 28 of 40): Title XXIV--Defense Agencies Military Construction Summary
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- The House Armed Services Committee issued a report (H.Rpt. 116-442) on the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2021 (H.R. 6395) to authorize appropriations for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction and to prescribe military personnel strengths. The report was advanced by Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, on July 9. (Continued from Part 27 of 40) TITLE XXIV--DEFENSE AGENCIES MILITARY CONSTRUCTION   more

Hughes Construction Services Awarded $45 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: Hughes Construction Services LLC,* Ozark, Alabama, was awarded a $45,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract (W9128F-20-D-0037) for rapid-response temporary roofing projects in the continental U.S. coastal regions in the event of an emergency. Bids were solicited via the internet with 16 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each orde  more

League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates Issues Public Comment on National Credit Union Administration Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 14 -- 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 "Joint Ownership Share Accounts". The comment was written on July 6, 2020, and posted on July 13, 2020: * * * The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule that will allow other evidence from credit u  more

Leidos Awarded $34.95 Million Army Contract
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 14: Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $34,951,039 hybrid (cost-no-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee) contract (W58RGZ-20-C-0024) for system operations and sustainment services and test and training services in support of the Saturn Arch Aerial Intelligence Systems Quick Reaction Capability Program. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received.   more

Lockheed Martin Gains $7.45 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 17: Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (HR0011-20-C-0038) to support the Operational Fires Integrated Weapon System Phase 3 program. This modification exercises the Contract Line Item Number 0005 option (valued at $7,451,558) for the development, building, integrati  more

TeamGOV Gains $7.53 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 15: TeamGOV Inc.,* Hyattsville, Maryland, was awarded a $7,531,979 modification to a contract (W912DY-19-F-1336) to maintain complete and functional access control point control systems. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Killeen and Fort Bliss, Texas; McAlester and Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Fort Polk, Louisiana  more

Transcend Technological Systems Awarded Up To $485 Million Air Force Contract
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- The U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 16: Transcend Technological Systems LLC, Prattville, Alabama, has been awarded a ceiling $485,000,000 single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (FA8201-20-D-0001) for the Hill Enterprise Data Center (HEDC) - sustainment, modernization, and consolidation. This contract provides for sustainment and onboarding support for the HEDC and  more