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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 11/12/2019): PDF, MS Excel
  • Project Specific Buy American Waivers Issued (as of 11/12/2019): PDF, MS Excel

Waivers Open for Comment

Type I, II, III Equipment/Building, and IV Waivers Open for Comment
Type Manufacturer Product Comment Due Date View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2WG03S00100 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2WR04S00100 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RR09S00000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RR07S00000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RR04S00100 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RR04S00000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RR03S00100 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RR03S00000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RR02S00000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RR01S00100 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RR01S00000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RW0ASL0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2WG01S00100 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2WG01S00000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RW09SM0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RW09SL0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RW0CSM0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RW0CSL0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RW0BSM0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RW0BSL0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RW0ASM0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2WG03S00000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RN0CSM0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG09SM0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RN0CSL0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RN0ASM0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RG09SL0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RN0BSM0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RN0BSL0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RN0ASL0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RN09SM0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861 Lights, Runway & Taxiway Edge, Medium Intensity EMIS2RN09SM0000 11/22/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2RG0BSL0000 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2RG0ASM0000 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2RG0ASL0000 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2NR04S00100 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2NR04S00000 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2NR03S00100 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2NR03S00000 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2RG0CSM0000 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2NR01S00000 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2NG09SM0000 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2NG09SL0000 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2NG07S00000 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2NG04S00100 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2NG04S00000 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2NG03SF0000 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2NG03S00100 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2NG03S00000 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building ADB Safegate L-861(L) Medium Intensity Runway Edge Light EMIS2NR01S00100 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building Vaisala In-Pavement Stationary Runway Weather Information System RWS200 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment
Type III Equipment/Building M-B Companies, Inc. MB5 Multi-Tasking Carrier Vehicle with Plow and Broom 11/15/2019 View Waiver / Submit Comment

Type III Construction Project Waivers Open for Comment (as of November 12, 2019)

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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