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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 / Notices treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All information, including confidential business information and documents for which confidential treatment is properly sought, submitted to the Commission for purposes of this Investigation may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this or a related proceeding, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel,2 solely for cybersecurity purposes. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.3 This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and of §§ 201.10 and 210.8(c) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.10, 210.8(c)). By order of the Commission. Issued: January 27, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–02135 Filed 1–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of proposed collection; comment request. AGENCY: The proposed information collection is a 3-year extension, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) (the ‘‘Act’’), of the current generic survey clearance previously approved by the sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 2 All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. 3 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’). The clearance is used by the U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) to issue information collections (specifically, producer, importer, purchaser, and foreign producer questionnaires and certain institution notices) for a series of import injury investigations that are required by the Tariff Act of 1930 and the Trade Act of 1974. The current generic survey clearance is assigned OMB control No. 3117–0016; it will expire on June 30, 2017. Comments concerning the proposed information collections are requested in accordance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Act; such comments are described in greater detail in the section of this notice entitled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: To be assured of consideration, written comments should be received no later than 60 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Signed comments should be submitted to Lisa Barton, Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E St. SW., Washington, DC 20436. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the proposed collection of information and supporting documentation may be obtained from Nathanael Comly (USITC, tel. no. 202– 205–3174). Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202–205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments Comments are solicited as to (1) whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) the quality, utility, clarity, and design of the information to be collected; and (4) minimization of the burden of the proposed information collection on those who are to respond (including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8949 submission of responses). To the extent appropriate, please cite to specific experiences your firm has had with other governmental surveys and data collections. Summary of the Proposed Information Collections (1) Need for the Proposed Information Collections The information requested in questionnaires and five-year review institution notices issued under the generic survey clearance is utilized by the Commission in the following statutory investigations: Antidumping duty, countervailing duty, escape clause, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) safeguard, market disruption, and interference with programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Commission’s generic survey clearance to issue questionnaires will not apply to repetitive questionnaires such as those issued on a quarterly or annual basis or to other investigations and research studies conducted under section 332 of the Trade Act of 1974. The information provided by firms in response to the questionnaires provides factual information used in the Commission’s determinations in the above-cited statutory investigations. The submitted data are consolidated by Commission staff and provided to the Commission in the form of a staff report. In addition, in the majority of its investigations, the Commission releases completed questionnaires returned by industry participants to representatives of parties to its investigations under the terms of an administrative protective order, the terms of which safeguard the confidentiality of any business proprietary or business confidential information. Representatives of interested parties also receive a confidential version of the staff report under the administrative protective order. Subsequent party submissions to the Commission during the investigative process are based, in large part, upon their review of the information collected. Included in the proposed generic clearance is the administrative protective order application form. Also included in the proposed generic clearance are the institution notices for the five-year reviews of antidumping and countervailing duty orders and suspended investigations. Responses to the institution notices will be evaluated by the Commission and form much of the record for its determinations to conduct either expedited or full fiveyear reviews of existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders. E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 8950 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 / Notices (2) Information Collection Plan Questionnaires for specific investigations are sent to all identified domestic producers manufacturing the product(s) in question. Importer and purchaser questionnaires are also sent to all substantial U.S. importers/ purchasers of the product(s). Finally, all foreign manufacturers of the product(s) in question that are represented by counsel are sent questionnaires, and, in addition, the Commission attempts to contact any other foreign manufacturers, especially if they export the product(s) in question to the United States. Firms receiving questionnaires include businesses, farms, and/or other forprofit institutions; responses by domestic firms are mandatory. The institution notices for the five-year reviews are published in the Federal Register and solicit comment from interested parties (i.e., U.S. producers within the industry in question as well as labor unions or representative groups of workers, U.S. importers and foreign exporters, and involved foreign country governments). (3) Description of the Information To Be Collected Information is collected to be utilized in the above mentioned statutory investigations; the primary instruments, namely questionnaires, are described below. Although the content of each questionnaire will differ based on the needs of a particular investigation, questionnaires are based on longestablished, generic formats. Producer questionnaires generally consist of the following four parts: (part I) general questions relating to the organization and activities of the firm; (part II) data on capacity, production, inventories, employment, and the quantity and value of the firm’s shipments and purchases from various sources; (part III) financial data, including income-and-loss data on the product in question, data on asset valuation, research and development expenses, and capital expenditures; and (part IV) pricing and market factors. (Questionnaires may, on occasion, also contain part V, an abbreviated version of the above-listed parts, used for gathering data on additional product categories.) Importer questionnaires generally consist of three parts: (part I) general questions relating to the organization and activities of the firm; (part II) data on the firm’s imports and the shipment and inventories of its imports; and (part III) pricing and market factors similar to that requested in the producer questionnaire. Purchaser questionnaires generally consist of four parts: (part I) general questions relating to the organization and activities of the firm; (part II) data concerning the purchases of the product by the firm and the names of the firm’s vendors; (part III) market characteristics and purchasing practices; and (part IV) comparisons between imported and U.S.-produced product. An abbreviated purchaser questionnaire may also be sent in a preliminary phase investigation, consisting of two parts: (part I) data concerning the purchases of the product by the firm; and (part II) questions regarding purchasing practices, and in an adequacy phase of a review investigation, consisting of one part: (part I) general questions regarding the industry. Foreign producer questionnaires generally consist of (part I) general questions relating to the organization and activities of the firm; (part II) data concerning the firm’s manufacturing operations; and may include (part III) market factors. The notices of institution for the five-year reviews include 11 specific requests for information that firms are to provide if their response is to be considered by the Commission. (4) Estimated Burden of the Proposed Information Collection The Commission estimates that information collections issued under the requested generic clearance will impose an average annual burden of 192,998 hours on 6,789 respondents (i.e., recipients that provide a response to the Commission’s questionnaires or the notices of institution of five-year reviews). Table 1 lists the projected annual burden for each type of information collection for the July 2017– June 2020 period. (5) Minimization of Burden The Commission periodically reviews its investigative processes, including data collection, to reduce the information burden. Questionnaires clearly state that estimates are acceptable for certain items. They are designed in part with check-in type formats to simplify the response. The reporting burden for smaller firms is reduced in that the sections of the questionnaire that are applicable to their operations are typically more limited. Requests by parties to expand the data collection or add items to the questionnaire for specific investigations may not be accepted if the Commission believes such requests will increase the response burden while not substantially adding to the investigative record. While completed questionnaires historically were returned to the Commission in paper form, recently the vast majority have been submitted electronically. The Commission is promoting options for electronic submission such as providing the questionnaires on the Commission’s Web site in a fillable Word format and has created a secure drop box which questionnaire respondents can use to securely upload completed questionnaires. The information provided in response to its notices of institution for the five-year reviews is typically submitted in document form directly to the Office of the Secretary although it may be submitted to the Commission’s Electronic Data Information System (EDIS) and Electronic Docket. In addition, the Commission has reduced the information burden by streamlining the questionnaires. For example, the Commission removed redundant fields, added auto-calculated reconciliation fields, enabled population of whole data tables, and reduced the number of years data is collected for in certain five-year reviews. TABLE 1—PROJECTED ANNUAL BURDEN DATA, BY TYPE OF INFORMATION COLLECTION, JULY 2017–JUNE 2020 Producer questionnaires Importer questionnaires Purchaser questionnaires Foreign producer questionnaires Institution notices for 5-year reviews Number of respondents ............... Frequency of response ................ Total annual responses ............... Hours per response ..................... 750 1 750 52 2,000 1 2,000 41 1,600 1 1,600 23 1,400 1 1,400 22 183 1 183 10 856 1 856 3 6,789 1 6,789 28.4 Total hours ............................ 39,000 82,000 36,800 30,800 1,830 2,568 192,998 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Item 1 e.g. Other 1 Administrative Protective Order forms and questionnaires to purchasers in the adequacy phase of a review investigation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 Total Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 / Notices No record keeping burden is known to result from the proposed collection of information. By order of the Commission. Issued: January 26, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–02070 Filed 1–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–539–C (Fourth Review)] Uranium From Russia; Institution of a Five-Year Review United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), as amended, to determine whether termination of the suspended investigation on uranium from Russia would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission. DATES: Effective February 1, 2017. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is March 3, 2017. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by April 17, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this proceeding may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—Effective October 16, 1992, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) suspended an antidumping duty investigation on imports of uranium from Russia (57 FR 49220, October 30, 1992). Following sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 first five-year reviews by Commerce and the Commission, effective August 22, 2000, Commerce issued a continuation of the suspended investigation on imports of uranium from Russia (65 FR 50958, August 22, 2000 and 65 FR 52407, August 29, 2000 (corrected)). Following second five-year reviews by Commerce and the Commission, effective August 11, 2006, Commerce issued a continuation of the suspended investigation on imports of uranium from Russia (71 FR 46191, August 11, 2006). Following the third five-year reviews by Commerce and the Commission, effective March 8, 2012, Commerce issued a continuation of the suspended investigation on imports of uranium from Russia (77 FR 14001, March 8, 2012). The Commission is now conducting a fourth review pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)), to determine whether termination of the suspended investigation would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. Provisions concerning the conduct of this proceeding may be found in the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure at 19 CFR parts 201, subparts A and B and 19 CFR part 207, subparts A and F. The Commission will assess the adequacy of interested party responses to this notice of institution to determine whether to conduct a full review or an expedited review. The Commission’s determination in any expedited review will be based on the facts available, which may include information provided in response to this notice. Definitions.—The following definitions apply to this review: (1) Subject Merchandise is the class or kind of merchandise that is within the scope of the five-year review, as defined by the Department of Commerce. (2) The Subject Country in this review is Russia. (3) The Domestic Like Product is the domestically produced product or products which are like, or in the absence of like, most similar in characteristics and uses with, the Subject Merchandise. In its original preliminary determination concerning the U.S.S.R., its full first and second five-year review determinations concerning Russia, and its expedited third five-year review determination concerning Russia, the Commission defined the Domestic Like Product as all forms of uranium coextensive with Commerce’s scope. (4) The Domestic Industry is the U.S. producers as a whole of the Domestic Like Product, or those producers whose PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8951 collective output of the Domestic Like Product constitutes a major proportion of the total domestic production of the product. In its original preliminary determination concerning the U.S.S.R., the Commission defined the Domestic Industry as domestic producers of the product coextensive with Commerce’s scope of the investigation, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s uranium enrichment operations. In its full first and second five-year review determinations and its expedited third five-year review determination concerning Russia, the Commission defined the Domestic Industry as all domestic producers of uranium, including concentrators, the converter, the enricher, and fabricators. (5) An Importer is any person or firm engaged, either directly or through a parent company or subsidiary, in importing the Subject Merchandise into the United States from a foreign manufacturer or through its selling agent. Participation in the proceeding and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the Subject Merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in the proceeding as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11(b)(4) of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the proceeding. Former Commission employees who are seeking to appear in Commission five-year reviews are advised that they may appear in a review even if they participated personally and substantially in the corresponding underlying original investigation or an earlier review of the same underlying investigation. The Commission’s designated agency ethics official has advised that a five-year review is not the same particular matter as the underlying original investigation, and a five-year review is not the same particular matter as an earlier review of the same underlying investigation for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 207, the post employment statute for Federal employees, and Commission rule 201.15(b) (19 CFR 201.15(b)), 79 FR 3246 (Jan. 17, 2014), 73 FR 24609 (May 5, 2008). Consequently, former employees are not required to seek Commission approval to appear in a review under Commission rule 19 CFR 201.15, even if the corresponding underlying original E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY:  United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION:  Notice of proposed collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY:  The proposed information collection is a 3-year extension, 
pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) (the 
``Act''), of the current generic survey clearance previously approved 
by the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB''). The clearance is used 
by the U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') to issue 
information collections (specifically, producer, importer, purchaser, 
and foreign producer questionnaires and certain institution notices) 
for a series of import injury investigations that are required by the 
Tariff Act of 1930 and the Trade Act of 1974. The current generic 
survey clearance is assigned OMB control No. 3117-0016; it will expire 
on June 30, 2017. Comments concerning the proposed information 
collections are requested in accordance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Act; such comments are described in greater detail in the section 
of this notice entitled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES:  To be assured of consideration, written comments should be 
received no later than 60 days after publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register.

ADDRESSES:  Signed comments should be submitted to Lisa Barton, 
Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E St. SW., 
Washington, DC 20436.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Copies of the proposed collection of 
information and supporting documentation may be obtained from Nathanael 
Comly (USITC, tel. no. 202-205-3174). Hearing-impaired persons can 
obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD 
terminal on 202-205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will 
need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should 
contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General 
information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing 
its internet server (https://www.usitc.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Request for Comments

    Comments are solicited as to (1) whether the proposed information 
collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) the quality, utility, clarity, 
and design of the information to be collected; and (4) minimization of 
the burden of the proposed information collection on those who are to 
respond (including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). To 
the extent appropriate, please cite to specific experiences your firm 
has had with other governmental surveys and data collections.

Summary of the Proposed Information Collections

(1) Need for the Proposed Information Collections

    The information requested in questionnaires and five-year review 
institution notices issued under the generic survey clearance is 
utilized by the Commission in the following statutory investigations: 
Antidumping duty, countervailing duty, escape clause, North American 
Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) safeguard, market disruption, and 
interference with programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture 
(USDA). The Commission's generic survey clearance to issue 
questionnaires will not apply to repetitive questionnaires such as 
those issued on a quarterly or annual basis or to other investigations 
and research studies conducted under section 332 of the Trade Act of 
1974. The information provided by firms in response to the 
questionnaires provides factual information used in the Commission's 
determinations in the above-cited statutory investigations. The 
submitted data are consolidated by Commission staff and provided to the 
Commission in the form of a staff report. In addition, in the majority 
of its investigations, the Commission releases completed questionnaires 
returned by industry participants to representatives of parties to its 
investigations under the terms of an administrative protective order, 
the terms of which safeguard the confidentiality of any business 
proprietary or business confidential information. Representatives of 
interested parties also receive a confidential version of the staff 
report under the administrative protective order. Subsequent party 
submissions to the Commission during the investigative process are 
based, in large part, upon their review of the information collected. 
Included in the proposed generic clearance is the administrative 
protective order application form. Also included in the proposed 
generic clearance are the institution notices for the five-year reviews 
of antidumping and countervailing duty orders and suspended 
investigations. Responses to the institution notices will be evaluated 
by the Commission and form much of the record for its determinations to 
conduct either expedited or full five-year reviews of existing 
antidumping and countervailing duty orders.

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(2) Information Collection Plan

    Questionnaires for specific investigations are sent to all 
identified domestic producers manufacturing the product(s) in question. 
Importer and purchaser questionnaires are also sent to all substantial 
U.S. importers/purchasers of the product(s). Finally, all foreign 
manufacturers of the product(s) in question that are represented by 
counsel are sent questionnaires, and, in addition, the Commission 
attempts to contact any other foreign manufacturers, especially if they 
export the product(s) in question to the United States. Firms receiving 
questionnaires include businesses, farms, and/or other for-profit 
institutions; responses by domestic firms are mandatory. The 
institution notices for the five-year reviews are published in the 
Federal Register and solicit comment from interested parties (i.e., 
U.S. producers within the industry in question as well as labor unions 
or representative groups of workers, U.S. importers and foreign 
exporters, and involved foreign country governments).

(3) Description of the Information To Be Collected

    Information is collected to be utilized in the above mentioned 
statutory investigations; the primary instruments, namely 
questionnaires, are described below. Although the content of each 
questionnaire will differ based on the needs of a particular 
investigation, questionnaires are based on long-established, generic 
formats. Producer questionnaires generally consist of the following 
four parts: (part I) general questions relating to the organization and 
activities of the firm; (part II) data on capacity, production, 
inventories, employment, and the quantity and value of the firm's 
shipments and purchases from various sources; (part III) financial 
data, including income-and-loss data on the product in question, data 
on asset valuation, research and development expenses, and capital 
expenditures; and (part IV) pricing and market factors. (Questionnaires 
may, on occasion, also contain part V, an abbreviated version of the 
above-listed parts, used for gathering data on additional product 
categories.) Importer questionnaires generally consist of three parts: 
(part I) general questions relating to the organization and activities 
of the firm; (part II) data on the firm's imports and the shipment and 
inventories of its imports; and (part III) pricing and market factors 
similar to that requested in the producer questionnaire. Purchaser 
questionnaires generally consist of four parts: (part I) general 
questions relating to the organization and activities of the firm; 
(part II) data concerning the purchases of the product by the firm and 
the names of the firm's vendors; (part III) market characteristics and 
purchasing practices; and (part IV) comparisons between imported and 
U.S.-produced product. An abbreviated purchaser questionnaire may also 
be sent in a preliminary phase investigation, consisting of two parts: 
(part I) data concerning the purchases of the product by the firm; and 
(part II) questions regarding purchasing practices, and in an adequacy 
phase of a review investigation, consisting of one part: (part I) 
general questions regarding the industry. Foreign producer 
questionnaires generally consist of (part I) general questions relating 
to the organization and activities of the firm; (part II) data 
concerning the firm's manufacturing operations; and may include (part 
III) market factors. The notices of institution for the five-year 
reviews include 11 specific requests for information that firms are to 
provide if their response is to be considered by the Commission.

(4) Estimated Burden of the Proposed Information Collection

    The Commission estimates that information collections issued under 
the requested generic clearance will impose an average annual burden of 
192,998 hours on 6,789 respondents (i.e., recipients that provide a 
response to the Commission's questionnaires or the notices of 
institution of five-year reviews). Table 1 lists the projected annual 
burden for each type of information collection for the July 2017- June 
2020 period.

(5) Minimization of Burden

    The Commission periodically reviews its investigative processes, 
including data collection, to reduce the information burden. 
Questionnaires clearly state that estimates are acceptable for certain 
items. They are designed in part with check-in type formats to simplify 
the response. The reporting burden for smaller firms is reduced in that 
the sections of the questionnaire that are applicable to their 
operations are typically more limited. Requests by parties to expand 
the data collection or add items to the questionnaire for specific 
investigations may not be accepted if the Commission believes such 
requests will increase the response burden while not substantially 
adding to the investigative record. While completed questionnaires 
historically were returned to the Commission in paper form, recently 
the vast majority have been submitted electronically. The Commission is 
promoting options for electronic submission such as providing the 
questionnaires on the Commission's Web site in a fillable Word format 
and has created a secure drop box which questionnaire respondents can 
use to securely upload completed questionnaires. The information 
provided in response to its notices of institution for the five-year 
reviews is typically submitted in document form directly to the Office 
of the Secretary although it may be submitted to the Commission's 
Electronic Data Information System (EDIS) and Electronic Docket. In 
addition, the Commission has reduced the information burden by 
streamlining the questionnaires. For example, the Commission removed 
redundant fields, added auto-calculated reconciliation fields, enabled 
population of whole data tables, and reduced the number of years data 
is collected for in certain five-year reviews.

                              Table 1--Projected Annual Burden Data, by Type of Information Collection, July 2017-June 2020
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                                                                                                        Foreign       Institution
                       Item                            Producer        Importer        Purchaser       producer     notices for 5-  Other \1\    Total
                                                    questionnaires  questionnaires  questionnaires  questionnaires   year reviews
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Number of respondents.............................             750           2,000           1,600           1,400             183        856      6,789
Frequency of response.............................               1               1               1               1               1          1          1
Total annual responses............................             750           2,000           1,600           1,400             183        856      6,789
Hours per response................................              52              41              23              22              10          3       28.4
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    Total hours...................................          39,000          82,000          36,800          30,800           1,830      2,568    192,998
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\1\ e.g. Administrative Protective Order forms and questionnaires to purchasers in the adequacy phase of a review investigation.


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    No record keeping burden is known to result from the proposed 
collection of information.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: January 26, 2017.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-02070 Filed 1-31-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7020-02-P