Buy America Act

AGA Comments to U.S. DOT on Buy America Waiver Request

AGA submitted a letter to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) docket strongly supporting the request from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for a limited waiver from provisions in the Buy America , Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. The waiver was necessary for a subset of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) utility materials necessary for relocation project referred to as the Cordelia I-80/I-680/State Route (SR) 12 Project which is designed to reduce congestion, accommodate increases in traffic and address safety concerns.
The Buy America Challenge for Utilities (Dec. 11, 2013)

The Buy America Challenge for Utilities (Dec. 11, 2013)
Buy America Nationwide Waiver Notification for Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Products with Steel or Iron Components and for Steel Tie Wire Permanently Incorporated in Precast Concrete Products

AGA submitted comments to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on two nationwide waivers that the agency is proposing for steel and iron components used in highway, transit and any ancillary utility relocation projects. Since 2013, any Utility Relocation that an operator is required to undertake as a result of a highway or transit project must comply with the Buy America Act requirements requiring that US-made steel or iron components (greater that 90% in composition) be used in the project, in addition to providing documentation to prove US origin of manufacture.