National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of the Proposed Amendment to Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Materials Plan and the Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Materials Plan, 49089-49092 [2019-20200]

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Agenda: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 2:00 p.m. (CDT) • Roll call • Vote on ND SAC Hate Crimes Memorandum PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49089 • Discuss Possibility of Interim Housing Project • Open Comment • Adjourn Exceptional Circumstance: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, the notice for this meeting is given less than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting because of the exceptional circumstances of the federal government shutdown. Dated: September 12, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2019–20159 Filed 9–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Docket No. 190912–0026] RIN 0694–XC055 National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of the Proposed Amendment to Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Materials Plan and the Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Materials Plan Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of inquiry; request for comments. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to request public comments on the potential market impact of a proposed amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Stockpile Annual Materials Plan (AMP) and the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Stockpile AMP. Changes to the AMP are discussed and decided by the National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee, co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State. The role of the Market Impact Committee is to advise the National Defense Stockpile Manager on the projected domestic and foreign economic effects of all acquisitions, conversions, and disposals involving the stockpile and related material research and development projects. Public comments are an important element of the Committee’s market impact review process. DATES: To be considered, written comments must be received by October 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments on this rule may be submitted to the Federal rulemaking portal (www.regulations.gov). The regulations.gov ID for this rule is: BIS– 2019–0024. All relevant comments SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 49090 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 18, 2019 / Notices (including any personally identifying information) will be made available for public inspection and copying. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Parya Fenton, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: (202) 482–8228, fax: (202) 482–5650 (Attn: Parya Fenton), email: MIC@ bis.doc.gov. All questions submitted through email must include the phrase ‘‘Market Impact Committee Notice of Inquiry’’ in the subject line. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under the authority of the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Revision Act of 1979, as amended (the Stock Piling Act) (50 U.S.C. 98 et seq.), the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), as National Defense Stockpile Manager, maintains a stockpile of strategic and critical materials to supply the military, industrial, and essential civilian needs of the United States for national defense. Section 9(b)(2)(G)(ii) of the Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98h(b)(2)(H)(ii)) authorizes the National Defense Stockpile Manager to fund material research and development projects to develop new materials for the stockpile. Section 3314 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 (FY 1993 NDAA) (50 U.S.C. 98h–1) formally established a Market Impact Committee (the Committee) to ‘‘advise the National Defense Stockpile Manager on the projected domestic and foreign economic effects of all acquisitions and disposals of materials from the stockpile . . .’’ The Committee must also balance market impact concerns with the statutory requirement to protect the U.S. Government against avoidable loss. The Committee is comprised of representatives from the Departments of Commerce, State, Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Interior, the Treasury, and Homeland Security, and is co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State. The FY 1993 NDAA directs the Committee to consult with industry representatives that produce, process, or consume the materials stored in or of interest to the National Defense Stockpile Manager. As the National Defense Stockpile Manager, the DLA must produce an Annual Materials Plan (AMP) proposing the maximum quantity of each listed material that may be acquired, disposed of, upgraded, converted, recovered, or sold by the DLA in a particular fiscal year. In Attachment 1, the DLA lists the quantities of three materials it wishes to acquire for the National Defense Stockpile that were not included in the previously approved Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 AMP. Attachment 1 also lists three materials the DLA is targeting for disposals from the National Defense Stockpile that were likewise not included in the previously approved FY 2020 AMP. The quantities listed for potential disposal in Attachment 1 are not disposal or sales target quantities, but rather a statement of the proposed maximum disposal quantity of each listed material that may be sold in a particular fiscal year by the DLA as noted. The quantity of each material that will actually be offered for sale will depend on the market for the material at the time of the offering as well as on the quantity of each material approved for disposal by Congress. The DLA is seeking this amendment to the FY 2020 AMP to respond to changing market and other conditions that were not foreseen when the AMP was first submitted. In Attachment 2, the DLA lists the quantities and types of activity (potential disposals, potential acquisitions, potential conversions (upgrade, rotation, reprocessing, etc.) or potential recovery from government sources) associated with each material in its proposed FY 2021AMP. The quantities listed in Attachment 2 are not acquisition, disposal, upgrade, conversion, recovery, reprocessing, or sales target quantities, but rather a statement of the proposed maximum quantity of each listed material that may be acquired, disposed of, upgraded, converted, recovered, or sold in a particular fiscal year by the DLA, as noted. The quantity of each material that will actually be acquired or offered for sale will depend on the market for the material at the time of the acquisition or offering, as well as on the quantity of each material approved for acquisition, disposal, conversion (upgrade, rotation, reprocessing, etc.), or recovery by Congress. The Committee is seeking public comments on the potential market impact associated with the proposed amendment to the FY 2020 AMP and proposed FY 2021 AMP as enumerated in the Attachments. Public comments are an important element of the Committee’s market impact review process. Submission of Comments The Committee requests that interested parties provide written comments, supporting data and documentation, and any other relevant information on the potential market impact of the quantities associated with the proposed amendment to the FY 2020 AMP and the proposed FY 2021 AMP. All comments must be submitted to BIS as described in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Commenters should indicate whether their comment is related to the proposed amendment to the FY 2020 AMP or the proposed FY 2021 AMP. The Committee encourages interested persons who wish to comment to do so at the earliest possible time. The period for submission of comments will close on October 18, 2019. The Committee will consider all comments received before the close of the comment period. Comments received after the end of the comment period will be considered, if possible, but their consideration cannot be assured. Anyone submitting business confidential information should clearly identify the business confidential portion of the submission and also provide a non-confidential submission that can be placed in the public record. The Committee will seek to protect such information to the extent permitted by law. Dated: September 12, 2019. Richard E. Ashooh, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ATTACHMENT 1—PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO FISCAL YEAR 2020 ANNUAL MATERIALS PLAN Material Unit Quantity Proposed Acquisitions Neodymium .................................................................................................................. Rare Earth Magnet Block ............................................................................................. Praseodymium .............................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Sep 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MT ............................................................. MT ............................................................. MT ............................................................. E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 40 18.5 14 49091 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 18, 2019 / Notices ATTACHMENT 1—PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO FISCAL YEAR 2020 ANNUAL MATERIALS PLAN—Continued Material Unit Quantity Proposed Disposals Cobalt ........................................................................................................................... Quartz Crystals ............................................................................................................. Tin ................................................................................................................................. Lbs ............................................................ Lbs ............................................................ MT ............................................................. 666,792 15,759 804 ATTACHMENT 2—PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2021 ANNUAL MATERIALS PLAN Material Unit Quantity Footnote Potential Disposals Beryllium Metal .......................................................................................... Chromium, Ferro ........................................................................................ Chromium, Metal ....................................................................................... Germanium Scrap ...................................................................................... Manganese, Ferro ..................................................................................... Manganese, Metallurgical Grade ............................................................... Aerospace Alloys ....................................................................................... Platinum ..................................................................................................... PGM—Iridium ............................................................................................ Quartz Crystals .......................................................................................... Tantalum Carbide Powder ......................................................................... Tantalum Scrap ......................................................................................... Tin .............................................................................................................. Titanium Based Alloys ............................................................................... Tungsten Metal Powder ............................................................................. Tungsten Ores and Concentrates ............................................................. Zinc ............................................................................................................ ST .................................................... ST .................................................... ST .................................................... kg ..................................................... ST .................................................... SDT ................................................. Lbs ................................................... Tr Oz ............................................... Tr Oz ............................................... Lbs ................................................... Lb Ta ............................................... Lbs ................................................... MT ................................................... Lbs ................................................... LB W ................................................ LB W ................................................ ST .................................................... 8 24,000 500 3,000 50,000 322,025 1,500,000 8,380 489 15,759 3,777 190 4,034 600,000 275,741 3,000,000 7,993 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,100 1,000 72 5,000 500 20 5,000 1,300 600 70 100 600 7,000,000 50 875 33,990 5,000 600 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 8 32,000 72 35 5,000 50 25 12 875 804 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 50 50 4 ........................ (1) ........................ Potential Acquisitions Antimony .................................................................................................... Boron Carbide ............................................................................................ High Modulus High Strength Carbon Fibers ............................................. Carbon Fibers ............................................................................................ Cerium ....................................................................................................... Dysprosium ................................................................................................ Electrolytic Manganese Metal .................................................................... Lanthanum ................................................................................................. Neodymium ................................................................................................ Praseodymium ........................................................................................... Rare Earth Magnet Block .......................................................................... Rayon ......................................................................................................... RDX/HMX/IMX/TNT ................................................................................... Samarium Cobalt Alloy .............................................................................. Silicon Carbide Fibers ............................................................................... Tantalum .................................................................................................... Tungsten Rhenium Metal .......................................................................... Yttrium ........................................................................................................ MT ................................................... MT ................................................... MT ................................................... Lbs ................................................... MT ................................................... MT ................................................... MT ................................................... MT ................................................... MT ................................................... MT ................................................... MT ................................................... MT ................................................... Lbs ................................................... MT ................................................... Lbs ................................................... Lb Ta ............................................... kg ..................................................... MT ................................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Potential Conversions (Upgrade, Rotation, Reprocessing, etc.) Beryllium Metal .......................................................................................... CZT (Cadmium Zinc Tellurium substrates) ............................................... High Modulus High Strength Carbon Fibers ............................................. Europium .................................................................................................... Germanium (Scrap) ................................................................................... Iridium Catalyst .......................................................................................... Lithium Ion Materials ................................................................................. Rare Earths Elements ............................................................................... Silicon Carbide Fibers ............................................................................... Tin .............................................................................................................. ST .................................................... cm2 .................................................. MT ................................................... MT ................................................... kg ..................................................... Lbs ................................................... MT ................................................... MT ................................................... Lbs ................................................... MT ................................................... Potential Recovery From Government sources Bearing Steel ............................................................................................. E-Waste ..................................................................................................... Gadolinium Oxide ...................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Sep 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 MT ................................................... MT ................................................... MT ................................................... Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 49092 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 18, 2019 / Notices ATTACHMENT 2—PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2021 ANNUAL MATERIALS PLAN—Continued Material Unit Quantity Germanium (Scrap) ................................................................................... Iridium Catalyst (Scrap) ............................................................................. Lithium Ion Materials ................................................................................. Magnesium Metal ...................................................................................... Rhenium Metal ........................................................................................... Aerospace Alloys ....................................................................................... Tantalum .................................................................................................... Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Rods (Scrap) .................................................... Zirconia Oxide ............................................................................................ kg ..................................................... Lbs ................................................... MT ................................................... MT ................................................... kg ..................................................... Lbs ................................................... MT ................................................... kg ..................................................... MT ................................................... 5,000 50 25 25 500 1,500,000 10 250 4 Footnote ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Footnote Key: 1 Strategic and Critical Materials collected from E-Waste (Strategic Materials collected from electronics waste). [FR Doc. 2019–20200 Filed 9–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–979] Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding, in part, the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable September 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pedersen, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–2769. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On December 7, 2012, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from China.1 On December 3, 2018, Commerce 1 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73018 (December 7, 2012) (Order). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Sep 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the Order.2 Commerce received multiple timely requests for an administrative review of the Order. On March 14, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of the initiation of an administrative review of the Order.3 The administrative review was initiated with respect to 54 companies or groups of companies, and covers the period from December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018. Requesting parties have subsequently timely withdrawn all review requests for 14 companies or groups of companies for which Commerce initiated a review, as discussed below. Rescission of Review, in Part Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. All requesting parties withdrew their respective requests for an administrative review of the 14 companies or groups of companies listed in the Appendix within 90 days of the date of publication of Initiation Notice. Accordingly, Commerce is rescinding this review with respect to these companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).4 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 62293 (December 3, 2018). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 9297 (March 14, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 4 See Appendix. As stated in Change in Practice in NME Reviews, Commerce will no longer consider the non-market economy (NME) entity as an exporter conditionally subject to administrative reviews. See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, antidumping duties shall be assessed on the subject merchandise at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby The China-wide entity is not subject to this administrative review because no interested party requested a review of the entity. See Initiation Notice. E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

[Docket No. 190912-0026]
RIN 0694-XC055


National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for 
Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of the Proposed 
Amendment to Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Materials Plan and the Proposed 
Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Materials Plan

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of inquiry; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to request public comments on 
the potential market impact of a proposed amendment to the Fiscal Year 
2020 National Defense Stockpile Annual Materials Plan (AMP) and the 
proposed Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Stockpile AMP. Changes to 
the AMP are discussed and decided by the National Defense Stockpile 
Market Impact Committee, co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and 
State. The role of the Market Impact Committee is to advise the 
National Defense Stockpile Manager on the projected domestic and 
foreign economic effects of all acquisitions, conversions, and 
disposals involving the stockpile and related material research and 
development projects. Public comments are an important element of the 
Committee's market impact review process.

DATES: To be considered, written comments must be received by October 
18, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this rule may be submitted to the Federal 
rulemaking portal (www.regulations.gov). The regulations.gov ID for 
this rule is: BIS-2019-0024. All relevant comments

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(including any personally identifying information) will be made 
available for public inspection and copying.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Parya Fenton, Office of Strategic 
Industries and Economic Security, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, telephone: (202) 482-8228, fax: (202) 482-5650 
(Attn: Parya Fenton), email: [email protected]. All questions submitted 
through email must include the phrase ``Market Impact Committee Notice 
of Inquiry'' in the subject line.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Under the authority of the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock 
Piling Revision Act of 1979, as amended (the Stock Piling Act) (50 
U.S.C. 98 et seq.), the Department of Defense's Defense Logistics 
Agency (DLA), as National Defense Stockpile Manager, maintains a 
stockpile of strategic and critical materials to supply the military, 
industrial, and essential civilian needs of the United States for 
national defense. Section 9(b)(2)(G)(ii) of the Stock Piling Act (50 
U.S.C. 98h(b)(2)(H)(ii)) authorizes the National Defense Stockpile 
Manager to fund material research and development projects to develop 
new materials for the stockpile.
    Section 3314 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 1993 (FY 1993 NDAA) (50 U.S.C. 98h-1) formally established a 
Market Impact Committee (the Committee) to ``advise the National 
Defense Stockpile Manager on the projected domestic and foreign 
economic effects of all acquisitions and disposals of materials from 
the stockpile . . .'' The Committee must also balance market impact 
concerns with the statutory requirement to protect the U.S. Government 
against avoidable loss.
    The Committee is comprised of representatives from the Departments 
of Commerce, State, Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Interior, the 
Treasury, and Homeland Security, and is co-chaired by the Departments 
of Commerce and State. The FY 1993 NDAA directs the Committee to 
consult with industry representatives that produce, process, or consume 
the materials stored in or of interest to the National Defense 
Stockpile Manager.
    As the National Defense Stockpile Manager, the DLA must produce an 
Annual Materials Plan (AMP) proposing the maximum quantity of each 
listed material that may be acquired, disposed of, upgraded, converted, 
recovered, or sold by the DLA in a particular fiscal year. In 
Attachment 1, the DLA lists the quantities of three materials it wishes 
to acquire for the National Defense Stockpile that were not included in 
the previously approved Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 AMP. Attachment 1 also 
lists three materials the DLA is targeting for disposals from the 
National Defense Stockpile that were likewise not included in the 
previously approved FY 2020 AMP. The quantities listed for potential 
disposal in Attachment 1 are not disposal or sales target quantities, 
but rather a statement of the proposed maximum disposal quantity of 
each listed material that may be sold in a particular fiscal year by 
the DLA as noted. The quantity of each material that will actually be 
offered for sale will depend on the market for the material at the time 
of the offering as well as on the quantity of each material approved 
for disposal by Congress. The DLA is seeking this amendment to the FY 
2020 AMP to respond to changing market and other conditions that were 
not foreseen when the AMP was first submitted.
    In Attachment 2, the DLA lists the quantities and types of activity 
(potential disposals, potential acquisitions, potential conversions 
(upgrade, rotation, reprocessing, etc.) or potential recovery from 
government sources) associated with each material in its proposed FY 
2021AMP. The quantities listed in Attachment 2 are not acquisition, 
disposal, upgrade, conversion, recovery, reprocessing, or sales target 
quantities, but rather a statement of the proposed maximum quantity of 
each listed material that may be acquired, disposed of, upgraded, 
converted, recovered, or sold in a particular fiscal year by the DLA, 
as noted. The quantity of each material that will actually be acquired 
or offered for sale will depend on the market for the material at the 
time of the acquisition or offering, as well as on the quantity of each 
material approved for acquisition, disposal, conversion (upgrade, 
rotation, reprocessing, etc.), or recovery by Congress.
    The Committee is seeking public comments on the potential market 
impact associated with the proposed amendment to the FY 2020 AMP and 
proposed FY 2021 AMP as enumerated in the Attachments. Public comments 
are an important element of the Committee's market impact review 
process.

Submission of Comments

    The Committee requests that interested parties provide written 
comments, supporting data and documentation, and any other relevant 
information on the potential market impact of the quantities associated 
with the proposed amendment to the FY 2020 AMP and the proposed FY 2021 
AMP. All comments must be submitted to BIS as described in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice. Commenters should indicate whether 
their comment is related to the proposed amendment to the FY 2020 AMP 
or the proposed FY 2021 AMP.
    The Committee encourages interested persons who wish to comment to 
do so at the earliest possible time. The period for submission of 
comments will close on October 18, 2019. The Committee will consider 
all comments received before the close of the comment period. Comments 
received after the end of the comment period will be considered, if 
possible, but their consideration cannot be assured.
    Anyone submitting business confidential information should clearly 
identify the business confidential portion of the submission and also 
provide a non-confidential submission that can be placed in the public 
record. The Committee will seek to protect such information to the 
extent permitted by law.

    Dated: September 12, 2019.
Richard E. Ashooh,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.

  Attachment 1--Proposed Amendment to Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Materials
                                  Plan
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             Material                       Unit             Quantity
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                          Proposed Acquisitions
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Neodymium.........................  MT..................              40
Rare Earth Magnet Block...........  MT..................            18.5
Praseodymium......................  MT..................              14
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                           Proposed Disposals
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Cobalt............................  Lbs.................         666,792
Quartz Crystals...................  Lbs.................          15,759
Tin...............................  MT..................             804
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                          Attachment 2--Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Materials Plan
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                   Material                                  Unit                   Quantity         Footnote
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                                               Potential Disposals
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Beryllium Metal..............................  ST..............................               8  ...............
Chromium, Ferro..............................  ST..............................          24,000  ...............
Chromium, Metal..............................  ST..............................             500  ...............
Germanium Scrap..............................  kg..............................           3,000  ...............
Manganese, Ferro.............................  ST..............................          50,000  ...............
Manganese, Metallurgical Grade...............  SDT.............................         322,025  ...............
Aerospace Alloys.............................  Lbs.............................       1,500,000  ...............
Platinum.....................................  Tr Oz...........................           8,380  ...............
PGM--Iridium.................................  Tr Oz...........................             489  ...............
Quartz Crystals..............................  Lbs.............................          15,759  ...............
Tantalum Carbide Powder......................  Lb Ta...........................           3,777  ...............
Tantalum Scrap...............................  Lbs.............................             190  ...............
Tin..........................................  MT..............................           4,034  ...............
Titanium Based Alloys........................  Lbs.............................         600,000  ...............
Tungsten Metal Powder........................  LB W............................         275,741  ...............
Tungsten Ores and Concentrates...............  LB W............................       3,000,000  ...............
Zinc.........................................  ST..............................           7,993  ...............
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                                             Potential Acquisitions
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Antimony.....................................  MT..............................           1,100  ...............
Boron Carbide................................  MT..............................           1,000  ...............
High Modulus High Strength Carbon Fibers.....  MT..............................              72  ...............
Carbon Fibers................................  Lbs.............................           5,000  ...............
Cerium.......................................  MT..............................             500  ...............
Dysprosium...................................  MT..............................              20  ...............
Electrolytic Manganese Metal.................  MT..............................           5,000  ...............
Lanthanum....................................  MT..............................           1,300  ...............
Neodymium....................................  MT..............................             600  ...............
Praseodymium.................................  MT..............................              70  ...............
Rare Earth Magnet Block......................  MT..............................             100  ...............
Rayon........................................  MT..............................             600  ...............
RDX/HMX/IMX/TNT..............................  Lbs.............................       7,000,000  ...............
Samarium Cobalt Alloy........................  MT..............................              50  ...............
Silicon Carbide Fibers.......................  Lbs.............................             875  ...............
Tantalum.....................................  Lb Ta...........................          33,990  ...............
Tungsten Rhenium Metal.......................  kg..............................           5,000  ...............
Yttrium......................................  MT..............................             600  ...............
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                          Potential Conversions (Upgrade, Rotation, Reprocessing, etc.)
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Beryllium Metal..............................  ST..............................               8  ...............
CZT (Cadmium Zinc Tellurium substrates)......  cm\2\...........................          32,000  ...............
High Modulus High Strength Carbon Fibers.....  MT..............................              72  ...............
Europium.....................................  MT..............................              35  ...............
Germanium (Scrap)............................  kg..............................           5,000  ...............
Iridium Catalyst.............................  Lbs.............................              50  ...............
Lithium Ion Materials........................  MT..............................              25  ...............
Rare Earths Elements.........................  MT..............................              12  ...............
Silicon Carbide Fibers.......................  Lbs.............................             875  ...............
Tin..........................................  MT..............................             804  ...............
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                                   Potential Recovery From Government sources
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Bearing Steel................................  MT..............................              50  ...............
E-Waste......................................  MT..............................              50           (\1\)
Gadolinium Oxide.............................  MT..............................               4  ...............

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Germanium (Scrap)............................  kg..............................           5,000  ...............
Iridium Catalyst (Scrap).....................  Lbs.............................              50  ...............
Lithium Ion Materials........................  MT..............................              25  ...............
Magnesium Metal..............................  MT..............................              25  ...............
Rhenium Metal................................  kg..............................             500  ...............
Aerospace Alloys.............................  Lbs.............................       1,500,000  ...............
Tantalum.....................................  MT..............................              10  ...............
Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Rods (Scrap).........  kg..............................             250  ...............
Zirconia Oxide...............................  MT..............................               4  ...............
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Footnote Key:
\1\ Strategic and Critical Materials collected from E-Waste (Strategic Materials collected from electronics
  waste).

[FR Doc. 2019-20200 Filed 9-17-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-33-P