Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Security and Critical Technology Assessments of the U.S. Industrial Base, 8074-8075 [2019-04023]

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AGENCY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Mar 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. The CSAC will meet in a plenary session on March 28–29, 2019. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees website for the most current meeting agenda at: https://www.census.gov/about/cac/ sac.html. The meeting will be available via webcast at: https://www.census.gov/ newsroom/census-live.html. 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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 May 6, 2019. 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). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Mark Crace, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482–8093, mark.crace@ bis.doc.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 6, 2019 / Notices The link below clarifies the policies and procedures of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) for conducting surveys to obtain information in order to perform industry studies assessing the U.S. industrial base to support the national defense pursuant to the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended. https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/ 2015/07/15/2015-17388/us-industrialbase-surveys-pursuant-to-the-defenseproduction-act-of-1950. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–04023 Filed 3–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P I. Abstract The Department of Commerce, in coordination with the Department of Defense and other Federal agencies, conducts survey assessments of U.S. industrial base sectors deemed critical to U.S. national security. The information gathered is necessary to determine the health and competitiveness as well as the needs of these critical market segments in order to maintain a strong U.S. industrial base. II. Method of Collection Electronically. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0694–0119. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Review: Regular submission extension. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 28,000. Estimated Time per Response: 8 to 14 hours per response. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 308,000 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Section 705 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, Executive Orders 12656 and 13603. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Mar 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–078] Large Diameter Welded Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing a countervailing duty order on large diameter welded carbon and alloy steel structural pipe from the People’s Republic of China (China). AGENCY: DATES: Applicable March 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Neuman at (202) 482–0486 or Benito Ballesteros at (202) 482–7425, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 14, 2018, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the countervailing duty investigation of large diameter welded pipe from China.1 The scope of the investigation in Commerce’s final determination covered large diameter welded carbon and alloy steel line pipe (welded line pipe), large diameter welded carbon and alloy steel structural pipe (welded structural pipe), and stainless steel large diameter welded pipe (stainless steel pipe) from China.2 As discussed below, the ITC 1 See Countervailing Duty Investigation of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination, 83 FR 56804 (November 14, 2018). 2 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8075 subsequently found three domestic like products covered by the scope of the investigation (welded line pipe, welded structural pipe, and stainless steel pipe) and accordingly made a separate injury determination with respect to each domestic like product. On January 30, 2019, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination, pursuant to section 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of subsidized imports of welded structural pipe from China.3 Additionally, the ITC made a negligibility determination with respect to welded line pipe and a negative determination of material injury or threat of material injury with respect to stainless steel pipe.4 On February 13, 2019, Commerce released draft revised scope language for comment by parties. American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Berg Steel Pipe Corp., Berg Spiral Pipe Corp., Dura-Bond Industries, Stupp Corporation, Greens Bayou Pipe Mill, LP, JSW Steel (USA) Inc., Skyline Steel, Trinity Products LLC, and Welspun Corp., Ltd. (collectively, the petitioners) provided comments, which we have incorporated into the final scope of the order.5 Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is welded structural pipe from China. For a complete description of the scope of this order, see the Appendix to this notice. Countervailing Duty Order On January 30, 2019, in accordance with section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found that imports of welded structural pipe are materially injuring a U.S. industry.6 As a result, and in accordance with section 705(c)(2) and 706 of the Act, we are publishing this countervailing duty 3 See ITC Notification Letter to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, referencing ITC Investigation Nos. 701–TA–593–594, 731–TA–1402, and 731–TA– 1404 (January 30, 2019) (ITC Notification). See also Large Diameter Welded Pipe from China and India; Determinations, 84 FR 1785 (February 5, 2019) (ITC Final Determination) and Large Diameter Welded Pipe from China and India, Investigation Nos. 701– TA–593–594, 731–TA–1402 and 731–TA–1404 (Final), Publication 4859, January 2019 (Final ITC Report). 4 Id. 5 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Large Diameter Welded Pipe from India and the People’s Republic of China: Comments on the Scopes of the Orders,’’ dated February 15, 2019. 6 See ITC Notification; ITC Final Determination, 84 FR 1785. E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 44 (Wednesday, March 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8074-8075]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-04023]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National 
Security and Critical Technology Assessments of the U.S. Industrial 
Base

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security.

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 May 6, 2019.

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).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Mark Crace, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482-8093, 
mark.crace@bis.doc.gov.

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    The link below clarifies the policies and procedures of the Bureau 
of Industry and Security (BIS) for conducting surveys to obtain 
information in order to perform industry studies assessing the U.S. 
industrial base to support the national defense pursuant to the Defense 
Production Act of 1950, as amended.
https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/07/15/2015-17388/us-industrial-base-surveys-pursuant-to-the-defense-production-act-of-1950.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Department of Commerce, in coordination with the Department of 
Defense and other Federal agencies, conducts survey assessments of U.S. 
industrial base sectors deemed critical to U.S. national security. The 
information gathered is necessary to determine the health and 
competitiveness as well as the needs of these critical market segments 
in order to maintain a strong U.S. industrial base.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronically.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0694-0119.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Type of Review: Regular submission extension.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 28,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 to 14 hours per response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 308,000 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Section 705 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, 
as amended, Executive Orders 12656 and 13603.

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, 
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-04023 Filed 3-5-19; 8:45 am]
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