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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 12 / Thursday, January 21, 2021 / Notices Question 2 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE How does your tribe use data from the Demographic Profiles and Demographic and Housing Characteristics data products? Please be specific as to the use, variable(s), and level(s) of geography. Example: Our native village uses average household size and race/ ethnicity composition at the block group level to apply for state administered housing grants, which accounted for 27% of our annual housing assistance budget in 2019. Bureau of Industry and Security Question 3 SUMMARY: With the understanding that protecting the privacy of Census respondents requires that some uncertainty/noise be added to the data (as it has been in prior Censuses), which of the use cases that you identified in question #1 are most important to your tribe? Question 4 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES With the understanding that protecting the privacy of Census respondents requires that some uncertainty/noise be added to the data (as it has been in prior Censuses), at what level of statistical uncertainty would the tabulations included in the redistricting (Pub. L. 94–171), Demographic Profiles, or Demographic and Housing Characteristics files no longer be usable for the use cases that you identified in question #1. Example: If total population at the Census tract level differed from the enumerated count by more than ±3%, our tribe would be obligated to rely on other data sources as evidence to support our grant applications.’’ Or ‘‘If the AIAN Alone or in Combination population of our county differed from the enumerated count by more than 10 persons, we would be unable to rely upon the data for our tribe’s demographic projections because they would be less accurate than the data we collect ourselves. Steven D. Dillingham, Director, Bureau of the Census, approved the publication of this Notice in the Federal Register. Dated: January 14, 2021. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–01240 Filed 1–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Jan 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Request for Investigation Under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before March 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments by email to Mark Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of Industry and Security, at mark.crace@ bis.doc.gov or to PRAcomments@ doc.gov). Please reference OMB Control Number 0694–0120 in the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. 6297 These surveys are designed to gather information so that BIS can evaluate the impact of foreign imports of strategic commodities on the national security of the United States. Each Section 232 study is for a specific commodity or technology that is required for national security reasons (e.g., precision bearings, microprocessors, machine tools, etc). These surveys attempt to determine the size of the domestic U.S. industry, how the domestic U.S. industry has been effected by foreign imports, demand for the commodity during peacetime, demand during wartime, the ability of the U.S. domestic industry to meet a surge in demand during wartime, and the potential impact on U.S. national security if wartime demand cannot be met by domestic U.S. suppliers. II. Method of Collection BIS custom-designs unique instruments for each Section 232 survey. The method of collection could be via paper or electronic. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0694–0120. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 800. Estimated Time per Response: 15 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: 0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: IV. Request for Comments Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Mark Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of Industry and Security, phone 202–482–8093 or by email at mark.crace@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) 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; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request I. Abstract Upon request, BIS will initiate an investigation to determine the effects of imports of specific commodities on the national security and will make the findings known to the President for possible adjustments to imports through tariffs. The findings are made publicly available and are reported to Congress. The purpose of this collection is to account for the public burden associated with the surveys distributed to determine the impact on national security. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 6298 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 12 / Thursday, January 21, 2021 / Notices to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–01163 Filed 1–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration order 1 on hardwood plywood from China with respect to 58 producers/ exporters.2 Subsequently, we released U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data to interested parties for comment.3 We received comments from the petitioner 4 but no other interested party commented on the CBP data. In April 2020, we received timely noshipment certifications from 24 companies,5 and we also received a separate rate certification (SRC) from Yuantai.6 We did not receive a noshipment statement, separate rate application (SRA), or SRC from any other company subject to this review. Also, in April 2020, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll administrative review deadlines by 50 days.7 As a result, all deadlines in this proceeding were extended by 50 days. In April and May 2020, we requested additional information from Yuantai related to its SRC,8 and although Yuantai timely provided some [A–570–051] Certain Hardwood Plywood From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that 24 exporters of certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People’s Republic of China (China) under review had no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Commerce also preliminarily determines that the 34 remaining companies subject to this review, including Lianyungang Yuantai International Trade Co., Ltd. (Yuantai), are part of the China-wide entity because they did not demonstrate eligibility for separate rates. DATES: Applicable January 21, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On March 10, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Jan 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 1 See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 504 (January 4, 2018) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 13860 (March 10, 2020). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘U.S. Customs Data for Respondent Selection,’’ dated March 20, 2020. 4 The petitioner is the Coalition for Fair Trade in Hardwood Plywood. See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘The Petitioner’s Comments on CBP Data and Respondent Selection,’’ dated March 27, 2020. 5 We received timely no shipment certifications from the following companies: (1) Anhui Hoda Wood Co., Ltd.; (2) Celtic Co., Ltd.; (3) Cosco Star International Co., Ltd.; (4) Happy Wood Industrial Group Co., Ltd.; (5) Jiaxing Hengtong Wood Co., Ltd.; (6) Linyi Chengen Import and Export Co., Ltd.; (7) Linyi Evergreen Wood Co., Ltd.; (8) Linyi Glary Plywood Co., Ltd.; (9) Linyi Huasheng Yongbin Wood Co., Ltd.; (10) Linyi Jiahe Wood Industry Co., Ltd.; (11) Linyi Sanfortune Wood Co., Ltd.; (12) Qingdao Top P&Q International Corp.; (13) Shandong Qishan International Trading Co., Ltd.; (14) Shanghai Brightwood Trading Co., Ltd.; (15) Shanghai Futuwood Trading Co., Ltd.; (16) Shanghai Luli Trading Co., Ltd.; (17) Suining Pengxiang Wood Co., Ltd.; (18) Suqian Hopeway International Trade Co., Ltd.; (19) Suzhou Oriental Dragon Import and Export Co., Ltd.; (20) Vietnam Finewood Company Limited; (21) Xuzhou Jiangheng Wood Products Co., Ltd.; (22) Xuzhou Jiangyang Wood Industries Co., Ltd.; (23) Xuzhou Timber International Trade Co., Ltd.; and (24) Zhejiang Dehua TB Import & Export Co., Ltd. 6 See Yuantai’s Letter, ‘‘Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Separate Rate Certification,’’ dated April 9, 2020. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated April 24, 2020. 8 See Commerce’s Letters, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order of Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Separate Rate Certification,’’ dated April 15, 2020; and ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order of Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Separate Rate Certification Supplemental Questionnaire,’’ dated May 18, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information,9 it later informed Commerce that it was unable to respond further because the company had ceased operations.10 In July 2020, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll administrative review deadlines by an additional 60 days.11 The revised deadline for the preliminary results of this review is now January 21, 2021.12 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.13 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix III to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is hardwood plywood from China. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.14 Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213. 9 See Yuantai’s Letter, ‘‘Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Separate Rate Certification,’’ dated April 20, 2020. 10 See Yuantai’s Letter, ‘‘Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Letter in Lieu of 2nd Supplemental Separate Rate Certification Questionnaire Response,’’ dated May 26, 2020. 11 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. All deadlines in this proceeding have been extended by 60 days. 12 The preliminary results deadline falls on January 20, 2021, which is a federal holiday. Commerce’s practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 13 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results for the 2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hardwood Plywood from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and herby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 14 Id. E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 12 (Thursday, January 21, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6297-6298]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-01163]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Request for Investigation Under Section 232 of the Trade 
Expansion Act

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection, request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information 
collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information 
collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment 
preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed 
information collection must be received on or before March 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments by email 
to Mark Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of Industry and Security, at 
[email protected] or to [email protected]). Please reference OMB 
Control Number 0694-0120 in the subject line of your comments. Do not 
submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or 
protected information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
specific questions related to collection activities should be directed 
to Mark Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of Industry and Security, phone 202-
482-8093 or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Upon request, BIS will initiate an investigation to determine the 
effects of imports of specific commodities on the national security and 
will make the findings known to the President for possible adjustments 
to imports through tariffs. The findings are made publicly available 
and are reported to Congress. The purpose of this collection is to 
account for the public burden associated with the surveys distributed 
to determine the impact on national security.
    These surveys are designed to gather information so that BIS can 
evaluate the impact of foreign imports of strategic commodities on the 
national security of the United States. Each Section 232 study is for a 
specific commodity or technology that is required for national security 
reasons (e.g., precision bearings, microprocessors, machine tools, 
etc). These surveys attempt to determine the size of the domestic U.S. 
industry, how the domestic U.S. industry has been effected by foreign 
imports, demand for the commodity during peacetime, demand during 
wartime, the ability of the U.S. domestic industry to meet a surge in 
demand during wartime, and the potential impact on U.S. national 
security if wartime demand cannot be met by domestic U.S. suppliers.

II. Method of Collection

    BIS custom-designs unique instruments for each Section 232 survey. 
The method of collection could be via paper or electronic.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0694-0120.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 800.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: 0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act.

IV. Request for Comments

    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau 
to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (b) 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; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden 
on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request

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to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone 
number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-01163 Filed 1-19-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-33-P