Department of Commerce Seeks Public Input on Pipelines "Made in America;" Comments Due April 7, 2017

On March 16, 2017, the Department of Commerce published a Federal Register notice requesting input on the use of American-made materials in the construction and maintenance of American pipelines. Referring to President Trump’s January 24, 2017 Presidential Memorandum calling for American , the Commerce Department is now pipelines to be made with American steel seeking guidance on the implementation of the President’s directive from pipeline owners, operators, manufacturers, distributors, and their suppliers. Others may wish to weigh in, as well.

In his January 24th Memorandum, President Trump directed the Secretary of Commerce to develop a plan to require domestic sourcing of materials for the construction, retrofitting, repair, and expansion of pipelines inside the United States. That plan is to be delivered to the President by July 23, 2017.

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