Requests for Emergency Clearance of a Collection of Information by the Office of Management and for Comments, 23145-23153 [2019-10482]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Notices instrument and supporting documents, to Daniele Schoenauer, who may be reached on 202–663–1966 or at schoenauerda@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family member. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0189. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Overseas Employment (HR/OE). • Form Number: DS–0174. • Respondents: The respondents are locals who live in the 175 countries abroad and who are applying for a position at the U.S. Embassy, Consulate or Mission in their country. In addition, Family members who are accompanying their partners to assignments in the U.S. Embassies, Consulates or Mission abroad. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 1,000,000. • Average Time per Response: 15 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 250,000 annual hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Abstract of Proposed Collection The information solicited is used to establish eligibility and qualifications at U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Missions abroad. The respondents are locals who live in the 175 countries abroad and who are applying for a position at the U.S. Embassy, Consulate VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 May 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 or Mission in their country. In addition, Family members who are accompanying their partners to assignments in the U.S. Embassies, Consulates or Mission abroad. The authority is the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as amended, and 22 U.S.C. 2669(c). Methodology Candidates for employment use the DS–0174 to apply for Missionadvertised positions around the world. Mission recruitments generate approximately 1 million applications per year the majority of which are collected electronically using an applicant management system, Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA). Data that HR and hiring officials extract from the DS–0174 determine employment eligibility and qualifications for the position, and selections according to Federal Policies. John K. Moyer, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2019–10566 Filed 5–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–15–P Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition—Determinations: ‘‘Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography’’ Exhibition Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that the objects to be exhibited in the exhibition ‘‘Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about July 1, 2019, until on or about September 22, 2019, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/ PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. SUMMARY: Fmt 4703 Marie Therese Porter Royce, Assistant Secretary, Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2019–10481 Filed 5–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Requests for Emergency Clearance of a Collection of Information by the Office of Management and for Comments Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of requests for OMB emergency information collection processing and comments. [Public Notice: 10772] Frm 00129 The foregoing determinations were made pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE PO 00000 23145 Sfmt 4703 The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency review and clearance on or about June 20, 2019, that will be effective for six months from that date, of a new information collection request (ICR) titled 301 Exclusion Requests under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations. DATES: Submit comments no later than June 7, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit comments about the ICR, including the title 301 Exclusion Requests, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at OMB, at oira_ submissions@omb.eop.gov, or 725 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: USTR Desk Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USTR Assistant General Counsels Philip Butler or Megan Grimball, or Director of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffmann at (202) 395–5725. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: A. Comments Submit written comments and suggestions to OMB addressing one or more of the following four points: (1) Whether the proposed ICR is necessary for the proper performance of USTR’s functions, including whether E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 23146 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Notices the information will have practical utility. (2) The accuracy of USTR’s estimate of the burden of the proposed ICR, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the ICR. (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the ICR on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. B. Overview of This Information Collection jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Title: 301 Exclusion Requests. OMB Control Number: N/A. Form Number(s): 301 Exclusion Request/Response/Reply Form. Description: Following a comprehensive investigation, the U.S. Trade Representative determined that the government of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation were actionable under section 301(b) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2411(b)). The Trade Representative determined that appropriate action to obtain the elimination of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation included the imposition of additional ad valorem duties on products from China classified in certain enumerated subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). For background on the proceedings in this investigation, please see the prior notices issued in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 May 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 investigation, including 82 FR 40213 (August 23, 2017), 83 FR 14906 (April 6, 2018), 83 FR 28710 (June 20, 2018), 83 FR 33608 (July 17, 2018), 83 FR 38760 (August 7, 2018), 83 FR 40823 (August 16, 2018), 83 FR 47974 (September 21, 2018), and 83 FR 49152 (September 28, 2018), 83 FR 65198 (December 19, 2018), 84 FR 7966 (March 5, 2019), 84 FR 20459 (May 9, 2019), and 84 FR 21389 (May 9, 2019). USTR is establishing a process by which U.S. stakeholders can request the exclusion of particular products classified within a covered tariff subheading from the additional duties that went into effect on September 21, 2018, and May 10, 2019. USTR anticipates that the window for submitting exclusion requests will open on or around June 30, 2019. Requests for exclusion will have to identify a particular product and provide supporting data and the rationale for the requested exclusion. Within 14 days after USTR posts a request for exclusion, interested persons can provide a response with the reasons they support or oppose the request. Interested persons can reply to the response within 7 days after it is posted. To assist in timely and comprehensive review of requests for exclusion, USTR will require respondents to use the Exclusion Request/Response/Reply Form attached to this notice. Affected Public: U.S. stakeholders who want to request, or comment on a request, to exclude particular products from the additional duties on products from China classified in certain enumerated subheadings of the HTSUS. PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of Submission: One submission per request, response, or reply. Respondent Universe: U.S. stakeholders. Reporting Burden: Total Estimated Responses: 60,000 requests to exclude a particular product; 7,000 responses to a product exclusion request; and 3,000 replies to a response. Total Estimated Annual Burden: USTR estimates that preparing and submitting a request to exclude a particular product will take approximately 60 minutes, and the total time burden for requests is 60,000 hours. USTR estimates that preparing and submitting a response to a product exclusion request will take approximately 30 minutes, and the total time burden for responses is approximately 3,500 hours. USTR estimates that preparing and submitting a reply will take approximately 30 minutes, and the total time burden for replies is approximately 1,500 hours. Status: Emergency review. Pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.13, USTR is requesting emergency processing for this ICR because it cannot reasonably comply with normal clearance procedures. To avoid delay that could harm interested U.S. stakeholders and negatively effect trade and investment, the 301 exclusion process must be in place and available to the public on or around June 30, 2019. Upon OMB approval of this emergency clearance request, USTR will follow the normal clearance procedures for the ICR. Janice Kaye, Chief Counsel for Administrative Law. BILLING CODE 3290–F9–P E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Notices 23147 Section 301 Investigation: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation- Form to Request Exclusion of Product When submitting an exclusion request, enter the specified information in the following fields and explain the basis and rationale for your statements. Fields marked with an asterisk(*) are required. By submitting this request for exclusion, you certify that the information provided is complete and correct to the best of your knowledge. 301 Exclusion Request Form 1. Contact Information Full Organization Legal Name: Requestor First Name: Requestor Last Name: Requestor Mailing Address Street Address Line 1: Street Address Line 2: City: State: Zip Code: Headquarters Country: Requestor E-mail Address: Requestor Phone Number: Are you a third party, such as a law firm, trade association, or customs broker, submitting on behalf of an organization or industry? YES/NO *Note: If you are submitting on behalf of an organization/industry, you must enter the information below. Third Party Firm/Association Name: Third Party First Name: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 May 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 EN21MY19.002</GPH> jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Third Party Last Name: 23148 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Notices Third Party Mailing Address Street Address Line 1: Street Address Line 2: City: State: Zip Code: Third Party E-mail Address: Third Party Phone Number: Who is your importer of record? Who will be the primary point of contact? (Select One): o o o Requestor Third Party Submitter Requestor and Third Party Submitter 2. Please provide the 10-digit HTSUS item number* for the product you wish to address in this product exclusion request. A 10-digit HTSUS number is required. *Use numerical characters only with no special characters (Example: 1023456789). For help with finding the HTSUS item number associated with your product, see ==~~==-'-'z=...:c.:..· 3. Please provide a complete and detailed description of the particular product of concern.* (A detailed description of the product includes, but is not limited to, its physical characteristics (e.g., dimensions, weight, material composition, etc.), whether product is designed to function in or with a particular machine (application), and any unique physical features that distinguish it from other products within the covered 8-digit HTSUS subheading. If needed, please attach images and specification sheets, CBP rulings, court decisions, and previous import documentation below.) Please also describe the product's principal use. *USTR will not consider requests that identify the product using criteria that cannot be made available to the public. USTR will not consider requests in which more than one unique product is identified. Product Name: Product Description (e.g. dimensions, weight, material composition, etc.): VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 May 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 EN21MY19.003</GPH> jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Product Function, Application, and Principal Use: Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Notices 23149 Please upload any relevant attachments that will help identify and distinguish your product (e.g. CBP rulings, photos and specification sheets, and previous import documentation): 4. Requestor's relationship to the product (select all that apply): Importer 0 U.S. Producer 0 Purchaser 0 Industry Association 0 Other 5. Is this product, or a comparable product, available from sources in the United States? (If you indicate "NO" or "NOT SURE," in the box below, you must explain why the product is unavailable or why you are unsure of the product's availability.) 0 6. Is this product, or a comparable product, available from sources in third countries? (If you indicate "NO" or "NOT SURE," in the box below, you must explain why the product is unavailable or why you are unsure of the product's availability.) 7. Please discuss any attempts to source this product from United States or third countries. 8. Please provide the value in USD and quantity (with units) ofthe Chinese-origin product of concern that you purchased in 2017, 2018, and the first quarter of 2019. Limit this figure to the products purchased by your firm (or by members of your trade association). Please provide estimates if precise figures are unavailable. 2017 Value: 2017 Quantity: *Fillable unit box 2018 Value: 2018 Quantity: *Fillable unit box 2019 Ql Value: 2019 Ql Quantity: *Fillable unit box Are the provided figures estimates?: YES/NO Are any of these purchases from a related company? YES/NO 2017 Value: 2017 Quantity: *Fillable unit box 2018 Value: 2018 Quantity: *Fillable unit box 2019 Ql Value: 2019 Ql Quantity: *Fillable unit box Are the provided figures estimates?: YES/NO VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 May 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 EN21MY19.004</GPH> jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 9. Please provide the value in USD and quantity (with units) of the product of concern that you purchased from any third-country source in 2017, 2018, and the first quarter of 2019. Limit this figure to the products purchased by your firm (or by members of your trade association). Please provide estimates if precise figures are unavailable. 23150 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Notices 10. Please provide the value in USD and quantity (with units) of the product of concern that you purchased from domestic sources in 2017, 2018, and the first quarter of 2019. Limit this figure to the products purchased by your firm (or by members of your trade association). Please provide estimates if precise figures are unavailable. 2017 Value: 2017 Quantity: *Fillable unit box 2018 Value: 2018 Quantity: *Fillable unit box 2019 Q1 Value: 2019 Q1 Quantity: *Fillable unit box Are the provided figures estimates?: YES/NO 11. Please provide information regarding your company's gross revenue in USD for 2018, the first quarter of 2018, and the first quarter of 2019. Fiscal Year 2018: First Quarter 2018: First Quarter 2019: Are the provided figures estimates?: YES/NO 12. Is the Chinese-origin product of concern sold as a final product or as an input used in the production of a final product or products? a) For imports sold as final products, please provide: %of your company's total, U.S. gross sales in 2018 that the Chinese-origin product accounted for. b )For imports of inputs used in the production of final products, please provide: %of the total cost of producing the final product(s) the Chinese-origin input accounts for. %of your company's total, U.S. gross sales in 2018 that sales of the final product(s) incorporating the input accounts for. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 May 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 EN21MY19.005</GPH> jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 13. Please comment on whether the imposition of additional duties (since September 2018) on the product you are seeking to exclude has resulted in severe economic harm to your company or other U.S. interests. Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Notices 23151 14. Please provide any additional information in support of your request, taking account ofthe instructions provided in Section [B] of the Federal Register notice. 15. Did you submit exclusion requests for the Section 301 $34 billion (Docket ID: USTR-2018-0025) and/or the $16 billion (Docket ID: USTR-2018-0032) tariff actions? YES/NO Please enter the total value of your company's imports applicable to the tariff action for which you submitted one or more exclusion request: Initial $34 Billion Tariff Action: Additional $16 Billion Tariff Action: 16. Please comment on whether the particular product of concern is strategically important or related to "Made in China 2025" or other Chinese industrial programs. You must explain in the box below why you believe the product of concern is or is not strategically important or related to "Made in China 2025" or other Chinese industrial programs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 May 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 EN21MY19.006</GPH> jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 17. Include any additional attachments that should be considered along with this exclusion request (e.g., customs rulings, court decisions, previous import documentation, etc.). Please do not include attachments that contain your written argument. 23152 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Notices Section 301 Investigation: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation- File a Response to an Exclusion Request When submitting a Response, enter the specified information in the following fields and explain the basis and rationale for your statements. Fields marked with an asterisk(*) are required. By submitting this Response, you certify that the information provided is complete and correct to the best of your knowledge. 301 Exclusion Response Fields 1. Responder Information Responder First Name*: Responder Last Name*: Organization Name: Relationship to Requestor: Supplier Purchaser Competitor Subsidiary Industry Group State or Local Level Official Member of Congress Other (Please Specify): 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Please state your position on the requestor's product exclusion request. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES o o Support Oppose 3. Please provide a Response in the text field below. We encourage you to include information relevant to the criteria outlined in Section [B] of the Federal Register notice, particularly on the availability of the requested product. Your Response will be viewable to the Public. Please do not include Business Confidential Information in the provided field.* 4. Include any additional attachments that should be considered along with this Response. Attachments will be viewable to the Public. Please do not include attachments that contain Business Confidential Information. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 May 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 EN21MY19.007</GPH> 2. Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. FAA–2019–29] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Uber Elevate, Inc. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before June 10, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 May 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nia Daniels, (202) 267–7626, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2019. Lirio Liu, Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2019–0346. Petitioner: Uber Elevate, Inc. Sections of 14 CFR Affected: 43.10(c)(5) and (d); 91.9(b)(2); 91.119(b) and (c); 91.121; 91.151; 91.209; 135.21(f); 135.25(a)(1) and (2); 135.63(c) and (d); 135.65(a) and (d); 135.79(a)(1)– (3); 135.109(b); 135.149(a); 135.161(a)(1),(2), and (3); 135.209; and 135.243(b). E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 EN21MY19.008</GPH> BILLING CODE 3290–F9–C DATES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2019–0346 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at (202) 493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2019–10482 Filed 5–20–19; 8:45 am] 23153

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Requests for Emergency Clearance of a Collection of Information 
by the Office of Management and for Comments

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice of requests for OMB emergency information collection 
processing and comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is 
submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
emergency review and clearance on or about June 20, 2019, that will be 
effective for six months from that date, of a new information 
collection request (ICR) titled 301 Exclusion Requests under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations.

DATES: Submit comments no later than June 7, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments about the ICR, including the title 301 
Exclusion Requests, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
at OMB, at [email protected], or 725 Seventeenth Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: USTR Desk Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USTR Assistant General Counsels Philip 
Butler or Megan Grimball, or Director of Industrial Goods Justin 
Hoffmann at (202) 395-5725.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Comments

    Submit written comments and suggestions to OMB addressing one or 
more of the following four points:
    (1) Whether the proposed ICR is necessary for the proper 
performance of USTR's functions, including whether

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the information will have practical utility.
    (2) The accuracy of USTR's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
ICR, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the ICR.
    (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the ICR on those who are to 
respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

B. Overview of This Information Collection

    Title: 301 Exclusion Requests.
    OMB Control Number: N/A.
    Form Number(s): 301 Exclusion Request/Response/Reply Form.
    Description: Following a comprehensive investigation, the U.S. 
Trade Representative determined that the government of China's acts, 
policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual 
property, and innovation were actionable under section 301(b) of the 
Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2411(b)). The Trade Representative 
determined that appropriate action to obtain the elimination of China's 
acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, 
intellectual property, and innovation included the imposition of 
additional ad valorem duties on products from China classified in 
certain enumerated subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS). For background on the proceedings in this 
investigation, please see the prior notices issued in the 
investigation, including 82 FR 40213 (August 23, 2017), 83 FR 14906 
(April 6, 2018), 83 FR 28710 (June 20, 2018), 83 FR 33608 (July 17, 
2018), 83 FR 38760 (August 7, 2018), 83 FR 40823 (August 16, 2018), 83 
FR 47974 (September 21, 2018), and 83 FR 49152 (September 28, 2018), 83 
FR 65198 (December 19, 2018), 84 FR 7966 (March 5, 2019), 84 FR 20459 
(May 9, 2019), and 84 FR 21389 (May 9, 2019).
    USTR is establishing a process by which U.S. stakeholders can 
request the exclusion of particular products classified within a 
covered tariff subheading from the additional duties that went into 
effect on September 21, 2018, and May 10, 2019. USTR anticipates that 
the window for submitting exclusion requests will open on or around 
June 30, 2019. Requests for exclusion will have to identify a 
particular product and provide supporting data and the rationale for 
the requested exclusion. Within 14 days after USTR posts a request for 
exclusion, interested persons can provide a response with the reasons 
they support or oppose the request. Interested persons can reply to the 
response within 7 days after it is posted. To assist in timely and 
comprehensive review of requests for exclusion, USTR will require 
respondents to use the Exclusion Request/Response/Reply Form attached 
to this notice.
    Affected Public: U.S. stakeholders who want to request, or comment 
on a request, to exclude particular products from the additional duties 
on products from China classified in certain enumerated subheadings of 
the HTSUS.
    Frequency of Submission: One submission per request, response, or 
reply.
    Respondent Universe: U.S. stakeholders.
    Reporting Burden:
    Total Estimated Responses: 60,000 requests to exclude a particular 
product; 7,000 responses to a product exclusion request; and 3,000 
replies to a response.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: USTR estimates that preparing and 
submitting a request to exclude a particular product will take 
approximately 60 minutes, and the total time burden for requests is 
60,000 hours. USTR estimates that preparing and submitting a response 
to a product exclusion request will take approximately 30 minutes, and 
the total time burden for responses is approximately 3,500 hours. USTR 
estimates that preparing and submitting a reply will take approximately 
30 minutes, and the total time burden for replies is approximately 
1,500 hours.
    Status: Emergency review. Pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.13, USTR is 
requesting emergency processing for this ICR because it cannot 
reasonably comply with normal clearance procedures. To avoid delay that 
could harm interested U.S. stakeholders and negatively effect trade and 
investment, the 301 exclusion process must be in place and available to 
the public on or around June 30, 2019. Upon OMB approval of this 
emergency clearance request, USTR will follow the normal clearance 
procedures for the ICR.

Janice Kaye,
Chief Counsel for Administrative Law.
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