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DOC/BIS RIN: 0694-AH55 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Implementation of New Commerce Section 232 Exclusions Portal 
Abstract:

This interim final rule changes the process for requesting exclusions from the duties and quantitative limitations on imports of aluminum and steel discussed in two Department of Commerce ("the Department") interim final rules implementing the exclusion process authorized by the President as part of the action he took to adjust imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (232”). The Department has developed the portal referred to henceforth as the 232 Exclusions Portal for persons submitting exclusion requests, objections to exclusion requests, rebuttals, and surrebuttals to replace the use of the Federal rulemaking portal (http://www.regulations.gov) and streamline the exclusions process while enhancing data integrity and quality controls. Based on public comment on the current process for submissions, the Department is publishing this interim final rule to grant the public the ability to submit new exclusion requests as soon as possible through the 232 Exclusions Portal while still allowing the opportunity for public comment on the portal.

 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 15 CFR 705   
Legal Authority: 19 U.S.C. 1862   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  03/19/2018  83 FR 12106   
Interim Final Rule Effective  03/19/2018 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  05/18/2018 
Interim Final Rule  09/11/2018  83 FR 46026   
Interim Final Rule Effective  09/11/2018 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  11/13/2018 
Interim Final Rule  06/10/2019  84 FR 26751   
Interim Final Rule Effective  06/13/2019 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  08/09/2019 
Final Action  01/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Timothy Mooney
Export Policy Analyst
Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security
14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20230
Phone:202 482-3371
Fax:202 482-3355
Email: timothy.mooney@bis.doc.gov