[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27798-27799]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12729]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Notice on Procedures for Attending or Viewing Remotely the Public 
Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of 
Aluminum

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

ACTION: Notice on procedures for attending or viewing remotely the 
public hearing.

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SUMMARY: On May 9, 2017 (82 FR 21509), the Bureau of Industry and 
Security (BIS), published the Notice of Request for Public Comments and 
Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of 
Imports of Aluminum. The May 9 notice specified that the Secretary of 
Commerce initiated an investigation to determine the effects on the 
national security of imports of aluminum. This investigation has been 
initiated under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as 
amended. (See the May 9 notice for additional details on the 
investigation and the request for public comments.)
    The May 9 notice also announced that the Department of Commerce 
will hold a public hearing on the investigation on June 22, 2017 in 
Washington, DC. Today's notice provides additional details on the 
procedures for attending the hearing and for viewing the hearing, via 
webcast.

DATES: The hearing will be held on June 22, 2017 at the U.S. Department 
of Commerce auditorium, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230. The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. local time and conclude at 
1:00 p.m. local time.
    In addition to the May 9 notice, on June 2, 2017 (82 FR 25597), BIS 
published the notice, Change in Comment Deadline for Section 232 
National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum. The June 2 
notice moved the original deadline included in the May 9 notice for all 
written submissions up by six calendar days. Commenters now are 
encouraged to submit their comments by June 20, 2017, but all written 
submissions must be received no later than June 23, 2017 to be 
considered in the drafting of the final report. (See the June 2 notice 
for additional details on the change in comment deadline.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brad Botwin, Director, Industrial 
Studies, Office of Technology Evaluation, Bureau of Industry and 
Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (202) 482-4060, 
[email protected]. For more information about the section 232 
program, including the regulations and the text of previous 
investigations, see www.bis.doc.gov/232.
    For questions regarding the June 22nd public hearing, including 
registration and foreign national visitor access, please contact 
[email protected] or (202) 705-9103.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 9, 2017 (82 FR 21509), the Bureau of Industry and Security 
(BIS) published the Notice of Request for Public Comments and Public 
Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of 
Aluminum. The May 9 notice specified that on April 26, 2017, the 
Secretary of Commerce (``Secretary'') initiated an investigation under 
section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 
1862), to determine the effects on the national security of imports of 
aluminum. (See the May 9 notice for additional details on the 
investigation and the request for public comments.)
    The May 9 notice also announced that the Department of Commerce 
will hold a public hearing on the investigation. The hearing will be 
held on June 22, 2017 at the U.S. Department of Commerce auditorium, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. The hearing will 
begin at 10:00 a.m. local time and conclude at 1:00 p.m. local time. 
The hearing will assist the Department in determining whether imports 
of aluminum threaten to impair the national security and in 
recommending remedies, if such a threat is found to exist.
    The May 9 notice included the following information: (a) Procedures 
for requesting participation in the hearing, including procedures for 
submitting comments; (b) conduct of the hearing; and (c) special 
accommodations for the hearing. (See the May 9 notice for additional 
details on these aspects of the public hearing.)
    In addition to the May 9 notice, on June 2, 2017 (82 FR 25597), BIS 
published the notice, Change in Comment Deadline for Section 232 
National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum. The June 2 
notice moved the original deadline included in the May 9 notice for all 
written submissions up by six calendar days. Commenters now are 
encouraged to submit their comments by June 20, 2017, but all written 
submissions must be received by no later than June 23, 2017 to be 
considered in the drafting of the final report. (See the June 2 notice 
for additional details on the change in comment deadline.)
    Today's notice provides additional details on the procedures for 
attending the hearing and for viewing the hearing, via webcast.

Procedure for Attending the Hearing, or Viewing the Hearing Via Webcast

    Registration: Individuals and entities who wish to attend the 
public hearing in person are required to pre-register for the hearing 
on-line at www.bis.doc.gov/232AluminumHearing. Anyone wishing to attend 
this public hearing must register by 5:00 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, June 20, 
2017.

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    Webcast: The public hearing will be available live via webcast. 
Registration is not required to view the hearing via webcast. No log-in 
information is required. Please visit: www.bis.doc.gov/232AluminumHearing to be directed to the live webcast.
    Visitor Access Requirement: For participants attending in person, 
please note that federal agencies can only accept a state-issued 
driver's license or identification card for access to federal 
facilities if such license or identification card is issued by a state 
that is compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-13), or by 
a state that has an extension for REAL ID compliance. The main entrance 
of the Department of Commerce is on 14th Street NW., between 
Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Avenue, across from the Ronald 
Reagan Building. Upon entering the building, please go through security 
and check in at the guard's desk. BIS staff will meet and escort 
visitors to the auditorium. Admittance to the auditorium for the 
hearing will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. (EST) on June 22, 2017 
and the hearing will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. (EST).
    Non U.S. Citizens Please Note: All foreign national visitors who do 
not have permanent resident status must register to attend the hearing 
at www.bis.doc.gov/232aluminumhearing and must fax a copy of their 
passport to (202) 482-5361 by 5:00 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, June 20, 2017. 
Please also bring a copy of your passport on the day of the hearing to 
serve as identification. Failure to provide this information prior to 
arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering 
the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from 
United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order 
(DAO) number 207-12. Please visit www.bis.doc.gov/232AluminumHearing to 
register and for more details regarding this requirement.

    Dated: June 6, 2017.
Matthew S. Borman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-12729 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]
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