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

CourtIndustry And Security Bureau
Record Number2022-05992
Published date22 March 2022
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 55 (Tuesday, March 22, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 55 (Tuesday, March 22, 2022)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 16168-16169]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2022-05992]
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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
                 The Department of Commerce will submit the following information
                collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for
                review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of
                1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite 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. Public comments were previously requested via the
                Federal Register on November 23, 2021, during a 60-day comment period.
                This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
                 Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security.
                 Title: 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.
                 OMB Control Number: 0694-0141.
                 Form Number(s): None.
                 Type of Request: Regular submission, extension of a current
                information collection.
                 Number of Respondents: 19,462.
                 Average Hours per Response: 1 hour.
                 Burden Hours: 19,462.
                 Needs and Uses: On March 8, 2018, President Trump issued
                Proclamations 9704 and 9705, imposing duties on imports of aluminum and
                steel. The Proclamations also authorized the Secretary of Commerce to
                grant exclusions from the duties ``if the Secretary determines the
                steel or aluminum article 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.'' On March 19, 2018, the
                Secretary of Commerce issued an interim final rule, setting forth the
                requirements U.S. businesses must satisfy when submitting exclusion
                requests. On behalf of the Secretary, the U.S. Department of Commerce,
                Bureau of Industry and Security (DOC/BIS) published the March 19 rule,
                Requirements for Submissions Requesting Exclusions from the Remedies
                Instituted in Presidential Proclamations Adjusting Imports of Steel
                into the United States and Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the
                United States; and the filing of Objections to Submitted Exclusion
                Requests for Steel and Aluminum (83 FR 12106). The March 19 rule also
                set forth the requirements that U.S. parties must meet when submitting
                objections to exclusion requests. The March 19 rule amended the
                National Security Industrial Base Regulations to add two new
                supplements, Supplements No. 1 (for steel exclusion requests) and No. 2
                (for aluminum exclusion requests) to part 705. The Secretary started
                this
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                process with the publication of the March 19 rule and is continuing
                that process to make various improvements with the publication of a
                second interim final rule described below, including adding a rebuttal
                and surrebuttal process. On September 11, 2018, BIS published a second
                interim final rule, Submissions of Exclusion Requests and Objections to
                Submitted Requests for Steel and Aluminum (83 FR 46026). The second
                interim final rule published by BIS, on behalf of the Secretary, made
                changes to the two supplements added in the March 19 rule: Supplement
                No. 1 to Part 705--Requirements for Submissions Requesting Exclusions
                from the Remedies Instituted in Presidential Proclamation 9705 of March
                8, 2018 Adjusting Imports of Steel Articles into the United States; and
                to Supplement No. 2 to Part 705--Requirements for Submissions
                Requesting Exclusions from the Remedies Instituted in Presidential
                Proclamation 9704 of March 8, 2018 to Adjusting Imports of Aluminum
                into the United States.
                 Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
                 Frequency: On Occasion.
                 Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
                 Legal Authority: Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962,
                Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705.
                 This information collection request may be viewed at
                www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of
                Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
                 Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information
                collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of
                this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.
                Find this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently
                under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search
                function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB
                Control Number 0694-0141.
                Sheleen Dumas,
                Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information
                Officer, Commerce Department.
                [FR Doc. 2022-05992 Filed 3-21-22; 8:45 am]
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