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AIP Buy American Preference Requirements

Airports

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:

  1. Applying the Buy American Preferences would be inconsistent with the public interest;
  2. The steel or goods produced in the U.S. are not produced in a sufficient and reasonably available amount or are not of a satisfactory quality;
  3. When the cost of components and subcomponents produced in the U.S. is more than 60 percent of the cost of all components of the facility or equipment procured and final assembly occurs in the United States; or
  4. Including domestic material will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent.

Buy American Guidance

Required Federal Contract Provisions

  • Required Contract Provisions for AIP and Obligated Sponsors: MS Word, PDF (see Section A4, Buy American Preference)

Buy American Waivers

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.

Waivers Issued - Comment Period Closed

  • Nationwide Buy American Waivers Issued (as of March 31, 2020): PDF, MS Excel
  • Project Specific Buy American Waivers Issued (as of March 31, 2020): PDF, MS Excel

Waivers Open for Comment

Type I, II, III Equipment/Building, and IV Waivers Open for Comment (as of March 31, 2020)
Type Manufacturer Product Comment Due Date View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2RG28SF0002 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2RN01S00002 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2RY33S00102 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2RY35S00002 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2WW31S00002 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2WW31S00102 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADb Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2RR03S00002 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2RR03S00102 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2RR35S00002 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2RR38S00002 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2RY28S00002 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2RY31S00002 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2RY33S00002 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2YG31SF0002 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2WW33S00002 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2WW33S00102 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-862 Lights, Runway Edge, High Intensity ERES2RY35S00002 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2NG02S00000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2NG01S00000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2NG01S00100 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2NG01SF0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2NG0BSL0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2NG0CSL0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2NG0CSM0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2NG0ASL0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG04S00100 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG04SF0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG01S00100 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG01SF0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG02S00000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG02S00100 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG03S00000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG03S00100 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG03SF0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG03SF0100 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG04S00000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG04SF0100 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG05S00000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG05SC0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG05SC0100 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG06SC0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG07S00000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG07SC0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG07SF0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG0CSL0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG09S00000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG0BSM0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RN09SL0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2YG01S00100 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2YR01S00100 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2YR03S00100 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2YY02S00100 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS6WY09S00000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS8RR05S00000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS8RG05SC0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS8RN05SC0000 4/10/2020 View Waiver / Submit Comment

Type III Construction Project Waivers Open for Comment (as of March 31, 2020)

There are no Type III Project Specific waivers open for comment at this time.

Buy American-Related Federal Register Notices

Buy American-Related Federal Register Notices
Notice Date Related ACs/Guidance
Federal Register Notice to to Manufacturers of Lithium-ion Secondary Cell Battery Packs or Comparable Secondary Cell Battery Packs (GOV) 12/17/2018 Airport Zero Emissions Airport Vehicle and Infrastructure Pilot Program Technical Guidance (Version 1) (PDF)
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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