FEMA is Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Nonavailability Waiver of the Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA): Weber Basin Water Conservancy District

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FEMA is accepting comments from all stakeholders, including state, local, tribal and territorial governments, nonprofit organizations, private organizations, industry, and individuals regarding the proposed nonavailability waiver of the Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA): Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, Davis Aqueduct Reach 1 Parallel Pipeline, Earthquake Resistant Mechanical Joints and Vertical Pumps.

Date: November 22, 2023 - December 7, 2023

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:59 am

Location: Virtual

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing a nonavailability waiver of the requirements of section 70914 of the Build America, Buy America Act included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Pub. L. No. 117-58) for earthquake resistant mechanical joints and vertical pumps used in the Davis Aqueduct Reach 1 Parallel Pipeline Project for the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District in Utah.

Earthquake resistant mechanical joints and vertical pumps are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of a satisfactory quality for use in the identified project.  This proposed waiver action will permit the use of non-domestic earthquake resistant mechanical joints and vertical pumps in the Davis Aqueduct Reach 1 Parallel Pipeline Project funded by one federal assistance award. These products will be obtained by the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District and incorporated into the subject project, prior to the expiration date of the waiver.

This waiver will be effective upon approval and will remain in effect for the remainder of the project construction schedule, which is estimated to be completed by Dec. 31, 2025. FEMA will consider all comments received during the comment period. Anyone interested in providing comment on the general applicability public interest waiver may submit a comment before end of day on Dec. 7, 2023. 
 

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Use the button labeled “Submit Comment” above. Please include, “Public Comment for Proposed Nonavailability Waiver – Weber Basin Water Conservancy District” as the subject line. 

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