Action: Notice, Request for Comments
Web posting date: October 28, 2016
Close of Comment Period: November 14, 2016
Code Electric, Inc., the electrical construction contractor for the Raleigh Union Station project, has requested a waiver from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regarding the Buy America requirements contained in 49 U.S.C. 24405(a). The request pertains to components of the fire alarm system for the Raleigh Union Station project sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the City of Raleigh. The foreign components total less than $10,000. Code Electric contends that these components are not available from a U.S. source.
Before deciding whether to grant this waiver, FRA is requesting public comments. A detailed justification for Code Electric’s waiver request is available here.
Comments regarding this waiver request should be submitted directly on the form provided below. Commenters should be aware that offensive language, Privacy Act protected, or other inappropriate material will not be posted. FRA will consider all comments to this waiver request received in the initial 15-day comment period. Comments received after the initial 15-day comment period will be considered to the extent practical.
General questions about this web notice or FRA’s Buy America requirements may be directed to Mr. John Johnson, Attorney Advisor, via e-mail at John.Johnson@dot.gov or by telephone at 202-493-0078