Legal Aspects of Airport Programs. Task 04-04. Buy America Requirements for Federally Funded Airports

The objective of this research is to produce an easy-to-use guide that addresses all of the Buy America requirements applicable to federally funded airport projects, with an emphasis on the specific requirements associated with Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The Transit Cooperative Research Program ("TCRP") recently issued a Legal Research Digest discussing Federal Buy America requirements for Federal Transit Administration ("FTA") funded projects. The results of this research project would be a complement to that digest focusing on airports and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funded projects. Issues to be examined include: (1) What are the Buy America requirements for federally funded airports under section 50101? (2) What are the Buy America requirements for federally funded airports under ARRA? (3) What is the legislative history guiding these Buy America requirements? (4) What Buy America Is Not? (5) What are the administrative cases or practices for FAA grants (or procurement) related to the Buy America programs under section 50101 and ARRA? (6) Identify the tests and interpretations applicable to the Buy America Requirements. (7) Identify the tests and interpretations applicable to the Buy America Waivers and Exemptions. (8) Buy American Compliance. (9) What are the similarities and differences between "Buy America" requirements and practices for FAA-funded projects and those for other DOT grant agencies? (10) Can the policies and practices of other DOT grant agencies with respect to "Buy America" requirements be applied to the "Buy America" programs administered by the FAA "Buy America" programs? (11) Whether other federal, state, or local "Buy America" requirements may be applicable to FAA-financed airport projects.

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  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $48244.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-01, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    Conner Gwyn Schenck, PLLC

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Wyatt, Timothy

  • Start Date: 20110315
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120720
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38702

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549631
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-01, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 6 2015 1:00AM