Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Procedures for Submitting Rebuttals and Surrebuttals Requests for Exclusions From and Objections to the Section 232 National Security Adjustments of Imports of Steel and Aluminum, 66523-66524 [2021-25595]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 23, 2021 / Notices designed specifically for semiconductor manufacturing equipment tools; semiconductor manufacturing equipment sub-assemblies; structural elements that may be composed of other metals, plastic or aluminum enclosures or assemblies with threaded inserts, screws, dowel pins, springs, and connectors for housings, enclosures, covers, and skins for semiconductor manufacturing equipment; air and exhaust ducts, end effectors, media dispensers designed specifically for semiconductor manufacturing equipment; alkaline batteries; rod-type sheathed cartridge heaters used to heat gases or liquids in distribution piping for semiconductor manufacturing equipment; tube holders and mountings of polyvinylidene fluoride, PVDF, other metals, or plastic materials; incandescent lamps and bulbs; solid state devices consisting of a lightemitting diode (LED) and photo diode; cables for voltage; and, focal lenses used for factory inspections (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 14%). The request indicates that certain materials/ components are subject to duties under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Section 232) or Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 232 and Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is January 3, 2022. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Online FTZ Information System’’ section of the Board’s website. For further information, contact Juanita Chen at juanita.chen@trade.gov. Dated: November 17, 2021. Camille R. Evans, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–25458 Filed 11–22–21; 8:45 am] lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Nov 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 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; Procedures for Submitting Rebuttals and Surrebuttals Requests for Exclusions From and Objections to the Section 232 National Security Adjustments of Imports of Steel and Aluminum 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 January 24, 2022. 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 0694–0141 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 mark.crace@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract On March 8, 2018, the President issued Proclamations 9704 and 9705 concurring with the findings of the two reports and determining that adjusting imports through the imposition of duties on steel and aluminum is necessary so that imports of steel and aluminum will no longer threaten to impair the national security. The Proclamations also authorized the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66523 with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of State, the United States Trade Representative, the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and other senior executive branch officials as appropriate, to grant exclusions from the duties for domestic parties affected by the duties. This could take place if the Secretary determines the steel or aluminum for which the exclusion is requested is not produced in the United States in a sufficient and reasonably available amount or of a satisfactory quality or should be excluded based upon specific national security considerations. The President directed the Secretary to promulgate regulations as may be necessary to implement an exclusion process. The purpose of this information collection is to allow for submission of exclusions requests from the remedies instituted in presidential proclamations adjusting imports of steel into the United States and adjusting imports of aluminum into the United States. This collection of information gives U.S. Companies the opportunity to submit rebuttals to objections received on posted exclusion requests and also allows U.S. companies the opportunity to submit surrebuttals for objections they submitted that receive rebuttals under the Section 232 exclusion process. Adding a rebuttal and surrebuttal process is an important step in further improving the exclusion request and objection process for requesting exclusions from the remedies instituted by the President. These voluntary rebuttals and surrebuttals will allow the U.S. Government to better evaluate whether an exclusion request should be granted based on the information provided in an exclusion request and taking into account any objections to a submitted exclusion request, rebuttals, and surrebuttals. Many commenters on the March 19 rule, referenced above, requested the Department make this type of a change to ensure that the process was fair and the Department had all of the relevant information when an objection to an exclusion request received a rebuttal or a surrebuttal was received. II. Method of Collection Electronic. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0694–0141. Form Number(s): 0694–0141. Type of Review: Regular submission, extension of a current information collection. E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 66524 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 23, 2021 / Notices Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 41,128. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 41,128. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: 0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705. 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 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. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 [FR Doc. 2021–25595 Filed 11–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Nov 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–823–820] Raw Honey from Ukraine: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that raw honey from Ukraine is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value. The period of investigation is April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable November 23, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jasun Moy, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–8194. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on May 18, 2021.1 On August 26, 2021, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation, and the revised deadline is now November 17, 2021.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II 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 1 See Raw Honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 86 FR 26897 (May 18, 2021) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Raw Honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 86 FR 47624 (August 26, 2021). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Less-ThanFair-Value Investigation of Raw Honey from Ukraine,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 https://access.trade.gov/public/ FRNoticesListLayout.aspx. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is raw honey from Ukraine. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to Commerce’s regulations,4 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).5 No interested party commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. Therefore, Commerce is not preliminarily modifying the scope language as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. See the scope in Appendix I to this notice. Methodology Commerce is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. Commerce has calculated export prices in accordance with section 772(a) of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. Furthermore, pursuant to section 776(a) and (b) of the Act, Commerce has preliminarily relied upon facts otherwise available with adverse inferences to determine the estimated weighted-average dumping margin for the non-participating mandatory respondents, i.e., Honey Bee Trade Sp Zo O (Honey Bee), Kuyumcu Tarim Urunleri Ltd. (Kuyumcu), and LLC UDJV With FI Bezpeka Medu (Bezpeka). For a full description of the methodology underlying the preliminary determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. All-Others Rate Section 733(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act provides that in the preliminary determination Commerce shall determine an estimated all-others rate for all exporters and producers not individually examined. Pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, this rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any 4 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 5 See Initiation Notice. E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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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; Procedures for Submitting Rebuttals and Surrebuttals Requests 
for Exclusions From and Objections to the Section 232 National Security 
Adjustments of Imports of Steel and Aluminum

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 January 24, 2022.

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 0694-0141 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

    On March 8, 2018, the President issued Proclamations 9704 and 9705 
concurring with the findings of the two reports and determining that 
adjusting imports through the imposition of duties on steel and 
aluminum is necessary so that imports of steel and aluminum will no 
longer threaten to impair the national security. The Proclamations also 
authorized the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the 
Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of 
State, the United States Trade Representative, the Assistant to the 
President for Economic Policy, the Assistant to the President for 
National Security Affairs, and other senior executive branch officials 
as appropriate, to grant exclusions from the duties for domestic 
parties affected by the duties. This could take place if the Secretary 
determines the steel or aluminum for which the exclusion is requested 
is not produced in the United States in a sufficient and reasonably 
available amount or of a satisfactory quality or should be excluded 
based upon specific national security considerations. The President 
directed the Secretary to promulgate regulations as may be necessary to 
implement an exclusion process. The purpose of this information 
collection is to allow for submission of exclusions requests from the 
remedies instituted in presidential proclamations adjusting imports of 
steel into the United States and adjusting imports of aluminum into the 
United States.
    This collection of information gives U.S. Companies the opportunity 
to submit rebuttals to objections received on posted exclusion requests 
and also allows U.S. companies the opportunity to submit surrebuttals 
for objections they submitted that receive rebuttals under the Section 
232 exclusion process. Adding a rebuttal and surrebuttal process is an 
important step in further improving the exclusion request and objection 
process for requesting exclusions from the remedies instituted by the 
President. These voluntary rebuttals and surrebuttals will allow the 
U.S. Government to better evaluate whether an exclusion request should 
be granted based on the information provided in an exclusion request 
and taking into account any objections to a submitted exclusion 
request, rebuttals, and surrebuttals. Many commenters on the March 19 
rule, referenced above, requested the Department make this type of a 
change to ensure that the process was fair and the Department had all 
of the relevant information when an objection to an exclusion request 
received a rebuttal or a surrebuttal was received.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronic.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0694-0141.
    Form Number(s): 0694-0141.
    Type of Review: Regular submission, extension of a current 
information collection.

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    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 41,128.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 41,128.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: 0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, 
Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705.

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 
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. 2021-25595 Filed 11-22-21; 8:45 am]
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