The Buy American Preferences under 49 U.S.C. § 50101 require that all steel and manufactured goods used in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funded projects be produced in the United States. In accepting AIP funding, grant recipients must certify that all steel or manufactured products used on any portion of the AIP-funded project are produced in the United States and are of 100 percent U.S. materials.
Under 49 U.S.C. § 50101(b), the FAA has the authority to waive these Buy American Preferences if certain market or product conditions exist. These are:
To request a Buy American Waiver on a specific AIP-funded project, Airport sponsors should contact their appropriate Regional Office or Airport District Office (ADO). The following documents may be required when requesting a Buy American Waiver:
FAA Headquarters (APP-500) maintains a list of equipment that is frequently used on AIP-funded projects that has been issued a Nationwide Waiver. Sponsors do not need to request waivers for equipment on this Buy American Conformance List. Please use the Contact Us link below to find out how equipment is added to this list.
|Federal Register Notice to Manufacturers of Alternative Fuel Vans (PDF)||3/12/2012||Voluntary Airport Low Emission Program (VALE) Technical Report (Version 7.0) (PDF)|
|Federal Register Notice to Manufacturers of Airfield Lighting and Navigation Aid Equipment (PDF)||12/13/2011||
L-850A, L-850B, L-852K, L-852S: AC 150/5345-46D
REILs: AC 150/5345-51B
PAPIs: AC 150/5345-28G
|Federal Register Notice to Manufacturers of Airport Avian Radar Systems (PDF)||10/28/2011||AC 150/5220-25|
|Federal Register Notice to Manufacturers of Airport In-Pavement Stationary Runway Weather Information Systems (PDF)||10/28/2011||AC 150/5200-30C|
|Federal Register Notice to Manufacturers of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Equipment (PDF)||8/5/2010||AC 150/5220-24|
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