Reminder of Offsets Reporting Requirements for Calendar Year 2016, 26775-26776 [2017-11981]

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[FR Doc. 2017–12142 Filed 6–7–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–29–2017] mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 281—Miami, Florida; Application for Expansion (New Magnet Site); Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by Miami-Dade County, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 281, requesting authority to expand its zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)) to include a new magnet site in Miami, Florida. The application was submitted pursuant to the ForeignTrade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on May 2, 2017. FTZ 281 was established by the Board under the alternative site framework on August 2, 2012 (Board Order 1844, 77 FR 47816, 8/10/2012). The zone currently has a service area that includes the northern half of MiamiDade County and consists of three magnet sites and forty-eight usagedriven sites. There is an application currently pending with the FTZ Board to expand the zone to include an additional magnet site (proposed Site 31) in Miami (Docket B–50–2015). The applicant is now requesting authority to expand its zone to include an additional magnet site: Proposed Site 55 (3,248.24 acres)—Miami VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:25 Jun 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 International Airport, 4200 NW 36th Street, Building 5A, Miami. The proposed new site is adjacent to the Miami Customs and Border Protection port of entry. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Qahira El-Amin of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is August 8, 2017. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 23, 2017. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Qahira El-Amin at Qahira.El-Amin@trade.gov or (202) 482– 5928. Dated: June 5, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–12004 Filed 6–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Docket No. 170321295–7295–01] RIN: 0694–XC036 Reminder of Offsets Reporting Requirements for Calendar Year 2016 Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; annual reporting requirements. AGENCY: This notice is intended to remind the public that U.S. companies are required, pursuant to the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (DPA), to report annually to the Department of Commerce (Commerce) information on contracts for the sale of defense articles or defense services to foreign countries or foreign companies that are subject to offsets agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value. Consistent with the DPA, U.S. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26775 companies are also required to report annually to Commerce information on offsets transactions completed in performance of existing offsets commitments for which an offsets credit of $250,000 or more has been claimed from the foreign representative. Such reports from calendar year 2016 must include relevant information and must be submitted to Commerce no later than June 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit reports in both hard copy and electronically. Address the hard copy to ‘‘Offsets Program Manager, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Room 3878, Washington, DC 20230’’. Submit electronic copies to OffsetReport@bis.doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald DeMarines, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: 202–482–3755; fax: 202–482–5650; email: ronald.demarines@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 723(a)(1) of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (DPA) (50 U.S.C. 4568 (2015)) requires the President to submit an annual report to Congress on the impact of offsets on the U.S. defense industrial base. Section 723(a)(2) directs the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to prepare the President’s report and to develop and administer the regulations necessary to collect offsets data from U.S. defense exporters. The authorities of the Secretary regarding offsets have been delegated to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security. The regulations associated with offsets reporting are set forth in part 701 of title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Offsets are compensation practices required as a condition of purchase in either government-to-government or commercial sales of defense articles and/or defense services, as defined by the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR 120–130). Offsets are also applicable to certain items controlled on the Commerce Control list (CCL) and with an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) including the numeral ‘‘6’’ as its third character (‘‘600 series’’ items). The CCL is found in Supplement No. 1 to part 774 of the Export Administration Regulations. An example of an offset is as follows: A company that is selling a fleet of E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 26776 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 110 / Friday, June 9, 2017 / Notices military aircraft to a foreign government may agree to offset the cost of the aircraft by providing training assistance to plant managers in the purchasing country. Although this distorts the true price of the aircraft, the foreign government may require this sort of extra compensation as a condition of awarding the contract to purchase the aircraft. As described in the regulations, U.S. companies are required to report information on contracts for the sale of defense articles or defense services to foreign countries or foreign companies that are subject to offsets agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value. U.S. companies are also required to report annually information on offsets transactions completed in performance of existing offsets commitments for which offsets credit of $250,000 or more has been claimed from the foreign representative. Commerce’s annual report to Congress includes an aggregated summary of the data reported by industry in accordance with the offsets regulation and the DPA (50 U.S.C. 4568 (2015)). As provided by section 723(c) of the DPA, BIS will not publicly disclose individual company information it receives through offsets reporting unless the company furnishing the information specifically authorizes public disclosure. The information collected is sorted and organized into an aggregate report of national offsets data, and therefore does not identify company-specific information. In order to enable BIS to prepare the next annual offset report reflecting calendar year 2016 data, affected U.S. companies must submit the required information on offsets agreements and offsets transactions from calendar year 2016 to BIS no later than June 15, 2017. Dated: June 6, 2017. Matthew S. Borman, Acting Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–11981 Filed 6–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that termination of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation (Suspension Agreement) and the suspended investigation would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The magnitude of the dumping margin likely to prevail is indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective June 9, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or Jill Buckles, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0162 or (202) 482–6230, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background On February 3, 2017, the Department published the notice of initiation of the fourth sunset review of the Suspension Agreement and suspended antidumping duty investigation on uranium from the Russian Federation, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i), the Department received timely and complete notices of intent to participate in this sunset reviews from Louisiana Energy Services, LLC (LES), Power Resources, Inc. (PRI) and Crow Butte Resources, Inc. (Crow Butte), and Centrus Energy Corp. and United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) (collectively, Centrus) on February 21, 2017, and from ConverDyn on February 24, 2017. On March 6, 2017, the Department received complete substantive responses from LES, PRI and Crow Butte, and Centrus (collectively, the domestic interested parties) within the 30-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).2 The Department did not receive substantive responses from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited International Trade Administration mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES [A–821–802] Uranium From the Russian Federation; Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Suspension Agreement Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:25 Jun 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 82 FR 9193 (February 3, 2017) (Initiation). 2 See ‘‘Uranium from Russia: Louisiana Energy Services, LLC’s Substantive Response to the Notice of Initiation’’ from Louisiana Energy Services dated March 6, 2017; ‘‘Uranium from the Russian Federation: Substantive Response to the Notice of Initiation’’ from Power Resources and Crow Butte Resources dated March 6, 2017; ‘‘Uranium from the Russian Federation: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation of Five-Year Review’’ from Centrus Energy Corp. and United States Enrichment Corporation dated March 6, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sunset review of this Suspension Agreement. Scope of the Agreement The product covered by the Suspension Agreement is natural uranium in the form of uranium ores and concentrates; natural uranium metal and natural uranium compounds; alloys, dispersions (including cermets), ceramic products, and mixtures containing natural uranium or natural uranium compounds; uranium enriched in U235 and its compounds; alloys, dispersions (including cermets), ceramic products, and mixtures containing uranium enriched in U235 or compounds of uranium enriched in U235; and any other forms of uranium within the same class or kind. Uranium ore from Russia that is milled into U3O8 and/or converted into UF6 in another country prior to direct and/or indirect importation into the United States is considered uranium from Russia and is subject to the terms of this Suspension Agreement. For purposes of this Suspension Agreement, uranium enriched in U235 or compounds of uranium enriched in U235 in Russia are covered by this Suspension Agreement, regardless of their subsequent modification or blending. Uranium enriched in U235 in another country prior to direct and/or indirect importation into the United States is not considered uranium from Russia and is not subject to the terms of this Suspension Agreement.3 HEU is within the scope of the underlying investigation, and HEU is covered by this Suspension Agreement. For the purpose of this Suspension Agreement, HEU means uranium enriched to 20 percent or greater in the isotope uranium-235. Imports of uranium ores and concentrates, natural uranium compounds, and all forms of enriched uranium are currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 2612.10.00, 2844.10.20, 2844.20.00, respectively. Imports of natural uranium metal and forms of natural uranium other than compounds are currently classifiable under HTSUS subheadings: 2844.10.10 and 2844.10.50. HTSUS 3 The second amendment of two amendments to the Suspension Agreement effective on October 3, 1996, in part included within the scope of the Suspension Agreement for Russian uranium which had been enriched in a third country prior to importation into the United States. According to the amendment, this modification remained in effect until October 3, 1998. See Amendments to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, 61 FR 56665, 56667 (November 4, 1996). E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 110 (Friday, June 9, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11981]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

[Docket No. 170321295-7295-01]
RIN: 0694-XC036


Reminder of Offsets Reporting Requirements for Calendar Year 2016

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; annual reporting requirements.

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SUMMARY: This notice is intended to remind the public that U.S. 
companies are required, pursuant to the Defense Production Act of 1950, 
as amended (DPA), to report annually to the Department of Commerce 
(Commerce) information on contracts for the sale of defense articles or 
defense services to foreign countries or foreign companies that are 
subject to offsets agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value. Consistent 
with the DPA, U.S. companies are also required to report annually to 
Commerce information on offsets transactions completed in performance 
of existing offsets commitments for which an offsets credit of $250,000 
or more has been claimed from the foreign representative. Such reports 
from calendar year 2016 must include relevant information and must be 
submitted to Commerce no later than June 15, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit reports in both hard copy and electronically. Address 
the hard copy to ``Offsets Program Manager, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, Bureau 
of Industry and Security (BIS), Room 3878, Washington, DC 20230''. 
Submit electronic copies to OffsetReport@bis.doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald DeMarines, Office of Strategic 
Industries and Economic Security, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, telephone: 202-482-3755; fax: 202-482-5650; 
email: ronald.demarines@bis.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Section 723(a)(1) of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended 
(DPA) (50 U.S.C. 4568 (2015)) requires the President to submit an 
annual report to Congress on the impact of offsets on the U.S. defense 
industrial base. Section 723(a)(2) directs the Secretary of Commerce 
(Secretary) to prepare the President's report and to develop and 
administer the regulations necessary to collect offsets data from U.S. 
defense exporters.
    The authorities of the Secretary regarding offsets have been 
delegated to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security. 
The regulations associated with offsets reporting are set forth in part 
701 of title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Offsets are 
compensation practices required as a condition of purchase in either 
government-to-government or commercial sales of defense articles and/or 
defense services, as defined by the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 
2778) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR 120-
130). Offsets are also applicable to certain items controlled on the 
Commerce Control list (CCL) and with an Export Control Classification 
Number (ECCN) including the numeral ``6'' as its third character (``600 
series'' items). The CCL is found in Supplement No. 1 to part 774 of 
the Export Administration Regulations.
    An example of an offset is as follows: A company that is selling a 
fleet of

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military aircraft to a foreign government may agree to offset the cost 
of the aircraft by providing training assistance to plant managers in 
the purchasing country. Although this distorts the true price of the 
aircraft, the foreign government may require this sort of extra 
compensation as a condition of awarding the contract to purchase the 
aircraft. As described in the regulations, U.S. companies are required 
to report information on contracts for the sale of defense articles or 
defense services to foreign countries or foreign companies that are 
subject to offsets agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value. U.S. 
companies are also required to report annually information on offsets 
transactions completed in performance of existing offsets commitments 
for which offsets credit of $250,000 or more has been claimed from the 
foreign representative.
    Commerce's annual report to Congress includes an aggregated summary 
of the data reported by industry in accordance with the offsets 
regulation and the DPA (50 U.S.C. 4568 (2015)). As provided by section 
723(c) of the DPA, BIS will not publicly disclose individual company 
information it receives through offsets reporting unless the company 
furnishing the information specifically authorizes public disclosure. 
The information collected is sorted and organized into an aggregate 
report of national offsets data, and therefore does not identify 
company-specific information.
    In order to enable BIS to prepare the next annual offset report 
reflecting calendar year 2016 data, affected U.S. companies must submit 
the required information on offsets agreements and offsets transactions 
from calendar year 2016 to BIS no later than June 15, 2017.

    Dated: June 6, 2017.
Matthew S. Borman,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
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