Proposal To Consider Changes to EXIM's Content Policy With Respect to the Program on China and Transformational Exports, 75320-75321 [2020-26040]

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Skills needed include, but are not limited to, technical experience and/or EXPORT-IMPORT BANK capability with performing Tier 1 and [Public Notice: EIB–2020–0011] Tier 2 EDSP studies, in vitro toxicokinetics and dosimetry, risk Proposal To Consider Changes to assessment, development and EXIM’s Content Policy With Respect to evaluation of computational toxicity or the Program on China and exposure models, analytical chemical Transformational Exports analysis, biochemical analyses, statistical analyses, information/records AGENCY: Export-Import Bank of the management, report-writing, meeting United States. support and quality assurance/quality ACTION: Notice. control support. OPP has determined that the contracts SUMMARY: This Notice is to inform the described in this document involve public that the Export-Import Bank of work that is being conducted in the United States (EXIM), in connection with FIFRA, in that implementation of its historic seven- jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES I. General Information VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Nov 24, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 year reauthorization and directive to establish a new ‘‘Program on China and Transformational Exports’’ (‘‘directive’’) is considering changes to its U.S. medium- and long-term content policy (‘‘content policy’’). Any changes to the content policy would be specifically with respect to the new directive. EXIM is considering whether changes to its content policy would improve the competitiveness of American exporters, and, by definition, their workers, as they face intense competition in transformational export sectors from China. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 14, 2020, to be assured of consideration before final consideration by the Board of Directors of EXIM. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted through Regulations.gov at WWW.REGULATIONS.GOV. To submit a comment, enter Public Notice: EIB– 2020–0011 under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and select Search. Follow the instructions provided at the Submit a Comment screen. Please include your name, company name (if any) and Public Notice: EIB–2020–0011 on any attached document. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. stakeholders and financial institutions regularly identify EXIM’s content policy as the greatest challenge to EXIM support of their exports. This concern has been further validated through extensive discussions with exporters across numerous sectors, including during EXIM’s 2020 ‘‘Strengthening American Competitiveness’’ initiative— where more than 1,000 stakeholders participated—specifically when it comes to neutralizing China and supporting transformational exports. EXIM’s historic seven-year reauthorization (Pub. L. 116–94), signed into law December 20, 2019, directed EXIM to establish a new ‘‘Program on China and Transformational Exports’’ (Sec. 402). The Program’s purpose is to support the extension of loans, guarantees, and insurance, at rates and on terms and other conditions, to the extent practicable, that are fully competitive with rates, terms, and other conditions established by the People’s Republic of China or by other covered countries (as designated by the Secretary of the Treasury). The law charges EXIM with a goal of reserving not less than 20 percent of the agency’s total financing authority (i.e., $27 billion out of a total of $135 billion) for support made pursuant to the program. Pursuant to EXIM’s reauthorization, the China Program has two aims: (1) To directly neutralize export subsidies for E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 25, 2020 / Notices competing goods and services financed by official export credit, tied aid, or blended financing provided by China or by other covered countries; and (2) To advance the comparative leadership of the United States with respect to China, or support United States innovation, employment, and technological standards, through direct exports in certain transformational industries. These transformational industries include: • Artificial intelligence. • Biotechnology. • Biomedical sciences. • Wireless communications equipment (including 5G or subsequent wireless technologies). • Quantum computing. • Renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy storage. • Semiconductor and semiconductor machinery manufacturing. • Emerging financial technologies (including technologies that facilitate financial inclusion through increased access to capital and financial services; data security and privacy; payments, the transfer of funds, and associated messaging services; and efforts to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism). • Water treatment and sanitation (including technologies and infrastructure to reduce contaminants and improve water quality). • High-performance computing; • Associated services necessary for use of any of the foregoing exports. Information on Decision: Information on the final decision for this matter will be available in the ‘‘Summary Minutes of Meetings of Board of Directors’’ on http://exim.gov/newsandevents/ boardmeetings/board/. Confidential Information: Please note that this notice does not include confidential or proprietary business information; information which, if disclosed, would violate the Trade Secrets Act; or information which would jeopardize jobs in the United States by supplying information that competitors could use to compete with companies in the United States. Joyce B. Stone, Assistant Corporate Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–26040 Filed 11–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES EXPORT-IMPORT BANK [Public Notice 2020–3004] ACTION: Submission for OMB review and comments request. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), as a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments should be received on or before December 28, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically on www.regulations.gov (EIB 00–02). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EXIM plans to invite approximately 150 U.S. exporters and commercial lending institutions that have used EXIM’s short-, medium-, and long-term programs over the previous calendar year with an electronic invitation to participate in the online survey. The proposed survey will ask participants to evaluate the competitiveness of EXIM’s programs and how the programs compare to those of foreign credit agencies. EXIM will use the responses to develop an analysis of the Bank’s competitiveness. The survey can be reviewed at: https://www.exim.gov/sites/default/ files/pub/pending/EXIM_ Competitiveness_Report_Survey.pdf. Titles and Form Number: EIB 00–02 Annual Competitiveness Report Survey of Exporters and Bankers. OMB Number: 3048–0004. Type of Review: Renewal. Need and Use: The information requested enables EXIM to evaluate and assess its competitiveness with the programs and activities of the major official entities and to report on the Bank’s status in this regard. [OMB 3060–1166; FRS 17255] SUMMARY: Affected Public The number of respondents: 150. Estimated time per respondents: 90 minutes. The frequency of response: Annually. Annual hour burden: 225 total hours. Government Expenses Reviewing time per response: 45 minutes. Responses per year: 150. Reviewing time per year: 112.5 hours. Average wages per hour: $42.50. Average cost per year: $4,781.25 (time * wages). Benefits and overhead: 20%. Total government cost: $5737.5. Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Bassam Doughman, IT Specialist. Export-Import Bank of the United States. [FR Doc. 2020–26001 Filed 11–24–20; 8:45 am] AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Nov 24, 2020 Jkt 253001 BILLING CODE 6690–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75321 Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before January 25, 2021. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email to PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–1166. Title: Section 1.21001, Participation in Competitive Bidding for Support; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2020-26040]


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EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

[Public Notice: EIB-2020-0011]


Proposal To Consider Changes to EXIM's Content Policy With 
Respect to the Program on China and Transformational Exports

AGENCY: Export-Import Bank of the United States.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This Notice is to inform the public that the Export-Import 
Bank of the United States (EXIM), in implementation of its historic 
seven-year reauthorization and directive to establish a new ``Program 
on China and Transformational Exports'' (``directive'') is considering 
changes to its U.S. medium- and long-term content policy (``content 
policy''). Any changes to the content policy would be specifically with 
respect to the new directive.
    EXIM is considering whether changes to its content policy would 
improve the competitiveness of American exporters, and, by definition, 
their workers, as they face intense competition in transformational 
export sectors from China.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 14, 2020, to be 
assured of consideration before final consideration by the Board of 
Directors of EXIM.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted through Regulations.gov at 
WWW.REGULATIONS.GOV. To submit a comment, enter Public Notice: EIB-
2020-0011 under the heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and select Search. 
Follow the instructions provided at the Submit a Comment screen. Please 
include your name, company name (if any) and Public Notice: EIB-2020-
0011 on any attached document.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. stakeholders and financial institutions 
regularly identify EXIM's content policy as the greatest challenge to 
EXIM support of their exports. This concern has been further validated 
through extensive discussions with exporters across numerous sectors, 
including during EXIM's 2020 ``Strengthening American Competitiveness'' 
initiative--where more than 1,000 stakeholders participated--
specifically when it comes to neutralizing China and supporting 
transformational exports.
    EXIM's historic seven-year reauthorization (Pub. L. 116-94), signed 
into law December 20, 2019, directed EXIM to establish a new ``Program 
on China and Transformational Exports'' (Sec. 402). The Program's 
purpose is to support the extension of loans, guarantees, and 
insurance, at rates and on terms and other conditions, to the extent 
practicable, that are fully competitive with rates, terms, and other 
conditions established by the People's Republic of China or by other 
covered countries (as designated by the Secretary of the Treasury). The 
law charges EXIM with a goal of reserving not less than 20 percent of 
the agency's total financing authority (i.e., $27 billion out of a 
total of $135 billion) for support made pursuant to the program.
    Pursuant to EXIM's reauthorization, the China Program has two aims: 
(1) To directly neutralize export subsidies for

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competing goods and services financed by official export credit, tied 
aid, or blended financing provided by China or by other covered 
countries; and (2) To advance the comparative leadership of the United 
States with respect to China, or support United States innovation, 
employment, and technological standards, through direct exports in 
certain transformational industries. These transformational industries 
include:
     Artificial intelligence.
     Biotechnology.
     Biomedical sciences.
     Wireless communications equipment (including 5G or 
subsequent wireless technologies).
     Quantum computing.
     Renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy storage.
     Semiconductor and semiconductor machinery manufacturing.
     Emerging financial technologies (including technologies 
that facilitate financial inclusion through increased access to capital 
and financial services; data security and privacy; payments, the 
transfer of funds, and associated messaging services; and efforts to 
combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism).
     Water treatment and sanitation (including technologies and 
infrastructure to reduce contaminants and improve water quality).
     High-performance computing;
     Associated services necessary for use of any of the 
foregoing exports.
    Information on Decision: Information on the final decision for this 
matter will be available in the ``Summary Minutes of Meetings of Board 
of Directors'' on http://exim.gov/newsandevents/boardmeetings/board/.
    Confidential Information: Please note that this notice does not 
include confidential or proprietary business information; information 
which, if disclosed, would violate the Trade Secrets Act; or 
information which would jeopardize jobs in the United States by 
supplying information that competitors could use to compete with 
companies in the United States.

Joyce B. Stone,
Assistant Corporate Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-26040 Filed 11-24-20; 8:45 am]
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