Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for Export Trade Certificate of Review, 4900 [2018-02078]

Download as PDF 4900 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 23 / Friday, February 2, 2018 / Notices preliminary determinations, Commerce will not have received all questionnaire responses and obtained sufficient information for making preliminary determinations.3 For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determinations no later than May 3, 2018. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of publication of the preliminary determinations, unless postponed at a later date. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: January 29, 2018. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–02103 Filed 2–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for Export Trade Certificate of Review International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 3 See Letter from the petitioners re: ‘‘Forged Steel Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, Italy, and Taiwan: Request to Extend Deadlines for Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated January 10, 2018. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 Feb 01, 2018 Jkt 244001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 21028, Washington, DC 20230. Phone: 202–482–5131. Email: etca@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Title III of the Export Trading Company Act (hereinafter ‘‘the Act’’) of 1982 (Pub. L. 97–290, 15 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue, with the concurrence of the Attorney General, an Export Trade Certificate of Review to any person that establishes that its proposed export trade, export trade activities, and methods of operation meet the four standards found in Section 303(a) of the Act, 15 U.S.C. 4001 et seq. An Export Trade Certificate of Review provides the certificate holder and its members with limited antitrust preclearance for specified export-related activities. Application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review is voluntary. The information to be collected is found at 15 CFR part 325.3—Export Trade Certificates of Review. The collection of information is necessary for both the Departments of Commerce and Justice to conduct an analysis, in order to determine whether the applicant and its members are eligible to receive the protection of an Export Trade Certificate of Review and whether the applicant’s proposed export-related conduct meets the standards in Section 303(a) of the Act. The collection of information constitutes the essential basis of the statutory determinations to be made by the Secretary of Commerce and the Attorney General. The Department of Commerce conducts its economic and legal analysis of the information supplied by applicants through the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis and the Office of the General Counsel. In the Department of Justice, analysis is conducted by the Antitrust Division. Title III was enacted to reduce uncertainty regarding the application of U.S. antitrust laws to export activities. An Export Trade Certificate of Review provides its holder and members named in the Certificate with (a) protection from government actions under state and federal antitrust laws for the export conduct specified in the Certificate, and (b) certain protection from private suits, by limiting liability in private actions to actual damages when the challenged PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 activities are covered by an Export Trade Certificate of Review. II. Method of Collection The form is sent by request to U.S. firms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0125. Form Number(s): ITA–4093P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9. Estimated Time per Response: 32 hours (application); 2 hours (annual report). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 440 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 23 (Friday, February 2, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for 
Export Trade Certificate of Review

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 3, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet 
at [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 21028, Washington, DC 
20230. Phone: 202-482-5131. Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Title III of the Export Trading Company Act (hereinafter ``the 
Act'') of 1982 (Pub. L. 97-290, 15 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.), authorizes the 
Secretary of Commerce to issue, with the concurrence of the Attorney 
General, an Export Trade Certificate of Review to any person that 
establishes that its proposed export trade, export trade activities, 
and methods of operation meet the four standards found in Section 
303(a) of the Act, 15 U.S.C. 4001 et seq. An Export Trade Certificate 
of Review provides the certificate holder and its members with limited 
antitrust preclearance for specified export-related activities. 
Application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review is voluntary. The 
information to be collected is found at 15 CFR part 325.3--Export Trade 
Certificates of Review. The collection of information is necessary for 
both the Departments of Commerce and Justice to conduct an analysis, in 
order to determine whether the applicant and its members are eligible 
to receive the protection of an Export Trade Certificate of Review and 
whether the applicant's proposed export-related conduct meets the 
standards in Section 303(a) of the Act. The collection of information 
constitutes the essential basis of the statutory determinations to be 
made by the Secretary of Commerce and the Attorney General.
    The Department of Commerce conducts its economic and legal analysis 
of the information supplied by applicants through the Office of Trade 
and Economic Analysis and the Office of the General Counsel. In the 
Department of Justice, analysis is conducted by the Antitrust Division.
    Title III was enacted to reduce uncertainty regarding the 
application of U.S. antitrust laws to export activities. An Export 
Trade Certificate of Review provides its holder and members named in 
the Certificate with (a) protection from government actions under state 
and federal antitrust laws for the export conduct specified in the 
Certificate, and (b) certain protection from private suits, by limiting 
liability in private actions to actual damages when the challenged 
activities are covered by an Export Trade Certificate of Review.

II. Method of Collection

    The form is sent by request to U.S. firms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0125.
    Form Number(s): ITA-4093P.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; not-
for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 9.
    Estimated Time per Response: 32 hours (application); 2 hours 
(annual report).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 440 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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