Rule/Notice/NOFO: FHWA Proposing to Discontinue Buy America General Waiver for Manufactured Products

Federal Register/Notice:

Type of Requirement: NPRM

Description:  The FHWA is proposing to discontinue its general waiver of Buy America requirements for manufactured products and in doing so require FHWA recipients to start applying Buy America requirements to manufactured products. The FHWA is also proposing standards for applying Buy America to manufactured products should the waiver be discontinued. The proposed standards for applying Buy America to manufactured products are consistent with the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) guidance implementing the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

How is it enforced by FTA, DOT, Direct grant requirement, triennial review or other? TBD

Is there a cost or time impact to grantees (best estimate):  TBD

APTA Comment/Letter: TBD

APTA Staff Advisor: Linda Ford,

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