Pre-Award, Post-Delivery Audit Requirements Under Buy America

ICR 202310-2132-003

OMB: 2132-0544

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2132-0544 202310-2132-003
Received in OIRA 202008-2132-001
Pre-Award, Post-Delivery Audit Requirements Under Buy America
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 11/17/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 11/30/2023
700 700
2,786 2,786
0 0

The information collection under OMB control number 2132-0544 “Pre-Award, Post-Delivery Audit Requirements Under Buy America” currently does not require any revisions. As a result, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is requesting a 3-year extension without change for OMB approval. This is a mandatory collection that is designed to ensure that any vehicle purchased with Federal Transit Administration funds has at least a 60 percent domestic content and undergoes final assembly in the United States. It prevents FTA from obligating any funding that may be appropriated to carry out its program for a project unless “the steel, iron, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States. The information being reported is a certification document. A transit grantee must include in its bid or request for proposal (RFP) specification for procurement of steel, iron or manufactured goods an appropriate notice of the Buy America provision and require, as a condition of responsiveness, that the bidder or offer or submit with the bid or offer a completed Buy America certificate. Under limited circumstances, FTA may waive Buy America requirements. The entities that respond to this collection are transit agencies procuring rolling stock from transit bus and transit railcar manufacturers. This information is submitted as needed, triggered whenever a transit agencies procures rolling stock. Transit agencies maintain the certification on site and only need to produce the document upon request by FTA. There is no change to the number of respondents or responses. The only change associated with this submission is a change in the cost to the respondents and the cost to the federal government. Both areas have been updated to reflect the current Department of Labor wage category and the 2023 OPM Federal salary table.

US Code: 49 USC Section 5323(j)and(m) Name of Law: Buy America
   PL: Pub.L. 114 - 94 30001 Name of Law: Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act
   PL: Pub.L. 117 - 58 30001 Name of Law: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)

Not associated with rulemaking

  88 FR 64023 09/18/2023
88 FR 80382 11/17/2023

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Pre-Award, Post-Delivery Audit Requirements Under Buy America

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 700 700 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 2,786 2,786 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jason Luebbers 202 366-8864


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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