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News Tipoffs for New Jersey Editors Newsletter for Sunday July 19, 2020 ( 17 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

American Water Operations & Maintenance Gains $7.64 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency energy unit issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 14: American Water Operations and Maintenance LLC, Camden, New Jersey, has been awarded a $7,636,368 modification to a 50-year contract (SP0600-15-C-8302) with no option periods to increase the operations, maintenance, renewal and replacement charges for the water and wastewater utility systems at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. This is   more

Beckman Coulter Awarded Up To $14.92 Million Navy Contract
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 16: Beckman Coulter Inc., Brea, California, was awarded a $14,916,335 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68335-20-D-0031). This contract is for the production, test and delivery of up to 800 particle counter units to replace all existing obsolete units currently in use throughout the Navy and Marine Corps  more

Cooper Neurological Institute Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Tudor G. Jovin, director of the Cooper Neurological Institute, Camden, New Jersey, 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 Interoperability Programs Requir  more

EmblemHealth Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- EmblemHealth, New York, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Amendments to the Health and Human Services-operated Risk Adjustment Data Validation under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Health and Human Services-operated Risk Adjustment Program". The comment was written on July 1, 2020, and posted on July 13, 2020: * * * On behalf of EmblemHealth and our partner organization ConnectiCare, we  more

EPA Proposed Rule: Approval of Source-Specific Air Quality Implementation Plans at New Jersey
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule (40 CFR Part 52), published in the Federal Register, entitled: "Approval of Source-Specific Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Jersey". The proposed rule was issued by Peter Lopez, Regional Administrator, Region 2. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Longo, Air Programs Branch, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 Office, 290 Broadway,  more

Federal Highway Administration: Federal-Aid Highway Construction Equal Employment Opportunity
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- The Federal Highway Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 13, entitled: "Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection". The notice was issued by Michael Howell, Information Collections Officer. DATES: Please submit comments by July 13, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Thorkildsen, 518-487-1186, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Highway A  more

GAO Dismisses Protest by Superior Optical Labs of Mississippi
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision dismissing a bid protest filed by Superior Optical Labs Inc. of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. According to the GAO, Superior Optical Labs Inc., a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, "protests the award of a contract on a sole-source basis to PDS Consultants, Inc., an SDVOSB of Sparta, New Jersey, by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), for prescription eyeglasses and optician services. The protester c  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

Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Awarded Up To $42.91 Million Contract
WASHINGTON, July 14 -- The Defense Logistics Agency troop support unit issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 13: Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., Eatontown, New Jersey, has been awarded a maximum $42,907,336 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (SPE2D0-20-D-0006) for various pharmaceutical products. This was a competitive acquisition with one response received. This is a one-year base contract w  more

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rika Kari, vice president for enterprise risk adjustment at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Newark, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Amendments to the Health and Human Services-operated Risk Adjustment Data Validation under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Health and Human Services-operated Risk Adjustment Program". The comment was written on June 24, 2020, and posted on Jul  more

L3 Technologies Awarded $35 Million Navy Contract
WASHINGTON, July 14 -- The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 13: L3 Technologies Inc., Camden, New Jersey, was awarded a $34,999,948 fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract (N00024-20-C-6312) for the detail design and fabrication of a prototype Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MUSV). This contract includes options for up to eight additional MUSVs, logistics packages, engineering support, technical data, and othe  more

Michigan Environment, Great Lakes, & Energy Department Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Jerrod Sanders, assistant director of the Water Resources Division at Michigan Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy Department, Lansing, 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: * * * These comments a  more

Orolia Issues Public Comment on NIST Notice
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- John Fischer, vice president of advanced R&D, Orolia, West Henrietta, New York, has issued a public comment on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's notice entitled "Profile of Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services". The comment was posted on July 13, 2020: * * * Executive Summary Orolia is pleased to respond to NIST's RFI "Profile of Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation and Timing Services" [85 FR 31743]. Orolia is a world  more

OSHA: Intertek Testing Services Request for Renewal of Recognition
WASHINGTON, July 14 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 13, entitled: "Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition". The notice was issued by Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. DATES: Submit comments, information, and documents in response to this notice, or requests for an extension of time to make a submission, on or before Ju  more

Raytheon Missiles & Defense Gains $26.46 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 15: Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Marlborough, Massachusetts, was awarded a $26,463,116 cost-plus-fixed fee and cost only modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-19-C-5501) to exercise options and realign level of effort ceiling for Air and Missile Defense Radar AN/SPY-6(V) integration and production support efforts. Work will be performed   more

Trenton Renewable Power Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Brian Blair, general manager of Trenton Renewable Power LLC, New Jersey, 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 2, 2020, and posted on July 9, 2020: * * * Trenton Renewable Power, LLC is pleased to submit these comments in response to EPA's request for comments on the Comprehensi  more