Notice on Procedures for Attending or Viewing Remotely the Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum, 27798-27799 [2017-12729]

Download as PDF 27798 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 116 / Monday, June 19, 2017 / Notices For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: June 13, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–12656 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–010–2017] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 177— Evansville, Indiana; Authorization of Production Activity; Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc.; (Automotive Vehicles and SubAssemblies Production); Princeton, Indiana On February 3, 2017, the Ports of Indiana, grantee of FTZ 177, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc., within Subzone 177B, in Princeton, Indiana. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (82 FR 11342, February 22, 2017). On June 2, 2017, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: June 13, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–12658 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Notice on Procedures for Attending or Viewing Remotely the Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Technology Evaluation, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice on procedures for attending or viewing remotely the public hearing. AGENCY: On May 9, 2017 (82 FR 21509), the Bureau of Industry and SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 Security (BIS), published the Notice of Request for Public Comments and Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum. The May 9 notice specified that the Secretary of Commerce initiated an investigation to determine the effects on the national security of imports of aluminum. This investigation has been initiated under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended. (See the May 9 notice for additional details on the investigation and the request for public comments.) The May 9 notice also announced that the Department of Commerce will hold a public hearing on the investigation on June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Today’s notice provides additional details on the procedures for attending the hearing and for viewing the hearing, via webcast. DATES: The hearing will be held on June 22, 2017 at the U.S. Department of Commerce auditorium, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. local time and conclude at 1:00 p.m. local time. In addition to the May 9 notice, on June 2, 2017 (82 FR 25597), BIS published the notice, Change in Comment Deadline for Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum. The June 2 notice moved the original deadline included in the May 9 notice for all written submissions up by six calendar days. Commenters now are encouraged to submit their comments by June 20, 2017, but all written submissions must be received no later than June 23, 2017 to be considered in the drafting of the final report. (See the June 2 notice for additional details on the change in comment deadline.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brad Botwin, Director, Industrial Studies, Office of Technology Evaluation, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (202) 482– 4060, brad.botwin@bis.doc.gov. For more information about the section 232 program, including the regulations and the text of previous investigations, see www.bis.doc.gov/232. For questions regarding the June 22nd public hearing, including registration and foreign national visitor access, please contact aluminum232@ bis.doc.gov or (202) 705–9103. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum. The May 9 notice specified that on April 26, 2017, the Secretary of Commerce (‘‘Secretary’’) initiated an investigation under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862), to determine the effects on the national security of imports of aluminum. (See the May 9 notice for additional details on the investigation and the request for public comments.) The May 9 notice also announced that the Department of Commerce will hold a public hearing on the investigation. The hearing will be held on June 22, 2017 at the U.S. Department of Commerce auditorium, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. local time and conclude at 1:00 p.m. local time. The hearing will assist the Department in determining whether imports of aluminum threaten to impair the national security and in recommending remedies, if such a threat is found to exist. The May 9 notice included the following information: (a) Procedures for requesting participation in the hearing, including procedures for submitting comments; (b) conduct of the hearing; and (c) special accommodations for the hearing. (See the May 9 notice for additional details on these aspects of the public hearing.) In addition to the May 9 notice, on June 2, 2017 (82 FR 25597), BIS published the notice, Change in Comment Deadline for Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum. The June 2 notice moved the original deadline included in the May 9 notice for all written submissions up by six calendar days. Commenters now are encouraged to submit their comments by June 20, 2017, but all written submissions must be received by no later than June 23, 2017 to be considered in the drafting of the final report. (See the June 2 notice for additional details on the change in comment deadline.) Today’s notice provides additional details on the procedures for attending the hearing and for viewing the hearing, via webcast. Procedure for Attending the Hearing, or Viewing the Hearing Via Webcast Registration: Individuals and entities who wish to attend the public hearing in person are required to pre-register for Background the hearing on-line at www.bis.doc.gov/ 232AluminumHearing. Anyone wishing On May 9, 2017 (82 FR 21509), the to attend this public hearing must Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) register by 5:00 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, published the Notice of Request for Public Comments and Public Hearing on June 20, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 116 / Monday, June 19, 2017 / Notices Webcast: The public hearing will be available live via webcast. Registration is not required to view the hearing via webcast. No log-in information is required. Please visit: www.bis.doc.gov/ 232AluminumHearing to be directed to the live webcast. Visitor Access Requirement: For participants attending in person, please note that federal agencies can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if such license or identification card is issued by a state that is compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–13), or by a state that has an extension for REAL ID compliance. The main entrance of the Department of Commerce is on 14th Street NW., between Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Avenue, across from the Ronald Reagan Building. Upon entering the building, please go through security and check in at the guard’s desk. BIS staff will meet and escort visitors to the auditorium. Admittance to the auditorium for the hearing will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. (EST) on June 22, 2017 and the hearing will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. (EST). Non U.S. Citizens Please Note: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status must register to attend the hearing at www.bis.doc.gov/232aluminumhearing and must fax a copy of their passport to (202) 482–5361 by 5:00 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Please also bring a copy of your passport on the day of the hearing to serve as identification. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207–12. Please visit www.bis.doc.gov/232AluminumHearing to register and for more details regarding this requirement. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Dated: June 6, 2017. Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–12729 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–970; C–570–971] Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China: Final Clarification of the Scope of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 19, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Department) published a proposed clarification of the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Based on comments from interested parties, the Department has further clarified the scope of this order. DATES: Effective June 19, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jesus Saenz or Michael Bowen, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–8184 or 202–482–0768, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The regulations governing the Department’s scope determinations are found at 19 CFR 351.225. In past scope determinations,1 in accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(k)(1), the Department has relied on the scope language, along with descriptions of the merchandise contained in the petitions, the initial investigations, prior scope determinations, and rulings by the International Trade Commission (ITC) to determine that two-layer wood flooring products are outside the scope of the Orders.2 1 See e.g., Department Memorandum, ‘‘Final Scope Ruling on the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Request by Dunhua Shengda Wood Industry Co., Ltd., dated December 14, 2016; and Department Memorandum, ‘‘Final Scope Ruling on the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Request by Alston, Inc.,’’ dated March 12, 2013. 2 See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 76 FR 76690 (December 8, 2011) and Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 76693 (December 8, 2011), as amended, Multilayered Wood Flooring from the PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27799 On April 19, 2017, the Department published the Proposed Scope Clarification 3 to provide notice that the Department intends to clarify the scope of the Orders due to the large number of scope ruling requests concerning wood flooring products consisting of only two layers. Interested parties were invited to comment on the intended clarification. Comments on the Proposed Scope Clarification The Department received two comment submissions from two groups of interested parties during the comment period.4 The first group agrees that the Department has received a large number of scope ruling requests concerning two-layer wood flooring products, and notes that the requests are being filed not because the order language is ambiguous, but, rather, because of concern that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials may not always distinguish between two-ply and subject merchandise.5 This group, therefore, does not believe that the Proposed Scope Clarification will necessarily eliminate the number of scope ruling requests received by the Department, and proposes, as an alternative, that the Department work more closely with CBP to ensure CBP knows the difference between subject and non-subject merchandise.6 Nonetheless, to the extent the clarification language is merely meant to reiterate the scope rulings that have already been issued, and is not intended to change the scope of the Orders, this group does not object.7 The second group agrees with the Proposed Scope Clarification and deems the language necessary to reflect more definitively that two-layer wood flooring products are excluded from the scope of the Orders, as it will expedite People’s Republic of China: Amended Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 77 FR 5484 (February 3, 2012) (collectively, Orders). 3 See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Clarification of the Scope of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 82 FR 18420 (April 19, 2017) (Proposed Scope Clarification). 4 See Letter from Anhui Boya Bamboo &Wood Products Co., Ltd., et al., ‘‘Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Comments on Scope Clarification’’, dated May 1, 2017 (Anhui Boya Bamboo & Wood Products Co., Ltd., et al., Comments); and Letter from Zhejiang Dandongwu GreenHome Wood Co., Ltd., et. al., ‘‘Multilayered Wood Flooring form the People’s Republic of China: Comments on the Department’s Proposed Scope Clarification, dated May 1, 2017 (Zheijiang Dadongwu GreenHome Wood Co., Ltd., et al., Comments). 5 Anhui Boya Bamboo & Wood Products Co., Ltd., et al., Comments at 1. 6 Id. at 1–2. 7 Id. at 2. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27798-27799]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12729]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Notice on Procedures for Attending or Viewing Remotely the Public 
Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of 
Aluminum

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Technology 
Evaluation, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice on procedures for attending or viewing remotely the 
public hearing.

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SUMMARY: On May 9, 2017 (82 FR 21509), the Bureau of Industry and 
Security (BIS), published the Notice of Request for Public Comments and 
Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of 
Imports of Aluminum. The May 9 notice specified that the Secretary of 
Commerce initiated an investigation to determine the effects on the 
national security of imports of aluminum. This investigation has been 
initiated under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as 
amended. (See the May 9 notice for additional details on the 
investigation and the request for public comments.)
    The May 9 notice also announced that the Department of Commerce 
will hold a public hearing on the investigation on June 22, 2017 in 
Washington, DC. Today's notice provides additional details on the 
procedures for attending the hearing and for viewing the hearing, via 
webcast.

DATES: The hearing will be held on June 22, 2017 at the U.S. Department 
of Commerce auditorium, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230. The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. local time and conclude at 
1:00 p.m. local time.
    In addition to the May 9 notice, on June 2, 2017 (82 FR 25597), BIS 
published the notice, Change in Comment Deadline for Section 232 
National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum. The June 2 
notice moved the original deadline included in the May 9 notice for all 
written submissions up by six calendar days. Commenters now are 
encouraged to submit their comments by June 20, 2017, but all written 
submissions must be received no later than June 23, 2017 to be 
considered in the drafting of the final report. (See the June 2 notice 
for additional details on the change in comment deadline.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brad Botwin, Director, Industrial 
Studies, Office of Technology Evaluation, Bureau of Industry and 
Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (202) 482-4060, 
brad.botwin@bis.doc.gov. For more information about the section 232 
program, including the regulations and the text of previous 
investigations, see www.bis.doc.gov/232.
    For questions regarding the June 22nd public hearing, including 
registration and foreign national visitor access, please contact 
aluminum232@bis.doc.gov or (202) 705-9103.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 9, 2017 (82 FR 21509), the Bureau of Industry and Security 
(BIS) published the Notice of Request for Public Comments and Public 
Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of 
Aluminum. The May 9 notice specified that on April 26, 2017, the 
Secretary of Commerce (``Secretary'') initiated an investigation under 
section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 
1862), to determine the effects on the national security of imports of 
aluminum. (See the May 9 notice for additional details on the 
investigation and the request for public comments.)
    The May 9 notice also announced that the Department of Commerce 
will hold a public hearing on the investigation. The hearing will be 
held on June 22, 2017 at the U.S. Department of Commerce auditorium, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. The hearing will 
begin at 10:00 a.m. local time and conclude at 1:00 p.m. local time. 
The hearing will assist the Department in determining whether imports 
of aluminum threaten to impair the national security and in 
recommending remedies, if such a threat is found to exist.
    The May 9 notice included the following information: (a) Procedures 
for requesting participation in the hearing, including procedures for 
submitting comments; (b) conduct of the hearing; and (c) special 
accommodations for the hearing. (See the May 9 notice for additional 
details on these aspects of the public hearing.)
    In addition to the May 9 notice, on June 2, 2017 (82 FR 25597), BIS 
published the notice, Change in Comment Deadline for Section 232 
National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum. The June 2 
notice moved the original deadline included in the May 9 notice for all 
written submissions up by six calendar days. Commenters now are 
encouraged to submit their comments by June 20, 2017, but all written 
submissions must be received by no later than June 23, 2017 to be 
considered in the drafting of the final report. (See the June 2 notice 
for additional details on the change in comment deadline.)
    Today's notice provides additional details on the procedures for 
attending the hearing and for viewing the hearing, via webcast.

Procedure for Attending the Hearing, or Viewing the Hearing Via Webcast

    Registration: Individuals and entities who wish to attend the 
public hearing in person are required to pre-register for the hearing 
on-line at www.bis.doc.gov/232AluminumHearing. Anyone wishing to attend 
this public hearing must register by 5:00 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, June 20, 
2017.

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    Webcast: The public hearing will be available live via webcast. 
Registration is not required to view the hearing via webcast. No log-in 
information is required. Please visit: www.bis.doc.gov/232AluminumHearing to be directed to the live webcast.
    Visitor Access Requirement: For participants attending in person, 
please note that federal agencies can only accept a state-issued 
driver's license or identification card for access to federal 
facilities if such license or identification card is issued by a state 
that is compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-13), or by 
a state that has an extension for REAL ID compliance. The main entrance 
of the Department of Commerce is on 14th Street NW., between 
Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Avenue, across from the Ronald 
Reagan Building. Upon entering the building, please go through security 
and check in at the guard's desk. BIS staff will meet and escort 
visitors to the auditorium. Admittance to the auditorium for the 
hearing will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. (EST) on June 22, 2017 
and the hearing will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. (EST).
    Non U.S. Citizens Please Note: All foreign national visitors who do 
not have permanent resident status must register to attend the hearing 
at www.bis.doc.gov/232aluminumhearing and must fax a copy of their 
passport to (202) 482-5361 by 5:00 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, June 20, 2017. 
Please also bring a copy of your passport on the day of the hearing to 
serve as identification. Failure to provide this information prior to 
arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering 
the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from 
United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order 
(DAO) number 207-12. Please visit www.bis.doc.gov/232AluminumHearing to 
register and for more details regarding this requirement.

    Dated: June 6, 2017.
Matthew S. Borman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-12729 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]
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