Notice of Termination National Security Investigation of Imports of Mobile Cranes, 82436 [2020-27863]

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[FR Doc. 2020–27826 Filed 12–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–34–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Docket No. 201214–0339] RIN 0694–XC069 Notice of Termination National Security Investigation of Imports of Mobile Cranes Office of Technology Evaluation, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of termination of investigation. AGENCY: In this notice, the Department is announcing that on November 23, 2020, the Secretary of Commerce terminated an investigation under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, which was initiated on May 19, 2020, to determine whether imports of mobile cranes threatened to impair the national security. Notice of the investigation and a request for public comments was published in the Federal Register on SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 May 26, 2020. The investigation was originally requested in an application submitted by the Manitowoc Company, Inc. (‘‘Manitowoc’’) on December 19, 2019. The investigation was terminated on November 23, 2020. DATES: Documents related to this investigation are available through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov under docket number BIS–2020–0009. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions regarding this notice, contact Erika Maynard, Industrial Studies Division, Office of Technology Evaluation, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–0194, Mobilecranes232@ bis.doc.gov. For more information about the section 232 program, including the regulations and the text of previous investigations, please see www.bis.doc.gov/232. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 23, 2020, the Secretary of Commerce terminated an investigation under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, which was initiated on May 19, 2020, to determine whether imports of mobile cranes threatened to impair the national security. Notice of the investigation and a request for public comments was published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2020 (85 FR 31439). The investigation was originally requested in an application submitted by the Manitowoc Company, Inc. (‘‘Manitowoc’’) on December 19, 2019. On September 8, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) received a formal request from Manitowoc to withdraw its application and terminate the investigation. Manitowoc stated that the current economic environment is very different from when Manitowoc submitted the application in December 2019, given the effects of the COVID–19 pandemic. The Secretary of Commerce has evaluated the request to withdraw and has determined that it is appropriate to terminate the investigation. Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–27863 Filed 12–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

[Docket No. 201214-0339]
RIN 0694-XC069


Notice of Termination National Security Investigation of Imports 
of Mobile Cranes

AGENCY: Office of Technology Evaluation, Bureau of Industry and 
Security, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of termination of investigation.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, the Department is announcing that on November 
23, 2020, the Secretary of Commerce terminated an investigation under 
section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, which was 
initiated on May 19, 2020, to determine whether imports of mobile 
cranes threatened to impair the national security. Notice of the 
investigation and a request for public comments was published in the 
Federal Register on May 26, 2020. The investigation was originally 
requested in an application submitted by the Manitowoc Company, Inc. 
(``Manitowoc'') on December 19, 2019.

DATES: The investigation was terminated on November 23, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Documents related to this investigation are available 
through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov 
under docket number BIS-2020-0009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    For questions regarding this notice, contact Erika Maynard, 
Industrial Studies Division, Office of Technology Evaluation, Bureau of 
Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-0194, 
[email protected]. For more information about the section 232 
program, including the regulations and the text of previous 
investigations, please see www.bis.doc.gov/232.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On November 23, 2020, the Secretary of Commerce terminated an 
investigation under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as 
amended, which was initiated on May 19, 2020, to determine whether 
imports of mobile cranes threatened to impair the national security. 
Notice of the investigation and a request for public comments was 
published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2020 (85 FR 31439). The 
investigation was originally requested in an application submitted by 
the Manitowoc Company, Inc. (``Manitowoc'') on December 19, 2019.
    On September 8, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 
received a formal request from Manitowoc to withdraw its application 
and terminate the investigation. Manitowoc stated that the current 
economic environment is very different from when Manitowoc submitted 
the application in December 2019, given the effects of the COVID-19 
pandemic. The Secretary of Commerce has evaluated the request to 
withdraw and has determined that it is appropriate to terminate the 
investigation.

Matthew S. Borman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
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