Regulatory documents related to domestic content requirements in federally assisted purchases.
Topic DOT Docket Number Comments Due to APTA Comments Due to FTA APTA Comments Result
​Notice of Determination and Request for Public Comment Concerning Proposed Determination of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation​ ​USTR-2018-0005 ​5/4/18 ​5/11/18 Final Comments 5/11/18​
​Notice of Proposed Public InterestWaiver of Buy America DomesticContent Requirements for RollingStock Procurements In LimitedCircumstances FTA20160020 ​4/11/13 ​4/13/16 Final Comments 4/13/16​ Final Policy 9/1/16​
Notice of Proposed Policy Statementon the Implementation of the PhasedIncrease in Domestic Content Underthe Buy America Waiver for RollingStock​ ​FTA-2016-0019 ​4/28/16 ​5/6/16 Final Comments 5/6/16​​ Final Policy 9/1/16
Buy America Handbook; Conducting Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Audits for Rolling Stock Procurements​ ​FTA-2015-0020 ​8/10/15 ​8/17/15 Final Comments 8/17/15​​​​​

Teleconference Recording

​Notice of availability of Handbook
Buy America Handbook​Delay of Effective Dates for Guidance Documents
FHWA Buy America Policy

Extension of Comment Period

FHWA-2013-0041 9/1/13 9/8/13 Final Comments
Caltrans/PG&E Request for Waiver – Utility Relocation N/A 7/12/13 7/15/13 Final Comments Caltrans withdrew this waiver request 7/23/2013
Notice of Request To Rescind Buy America Waiver for Minivans and Minivan Chassis; Extension of Comment Period FTA–2012–0029 N/A N/A APTA declined to comment Decision on request to rescind Buy America Waiver for minivans and minivan chassis 12/3/2012
Application of Buy America Waivers to Rolling Stock Overhauls and Rebuilds : Notice of proposed statement of policy and request for comments
FTA–2012–0019 6/13/12 6/20/12 Final Comments 6/20/12
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