15 CFR § 705.5 - Request or application for an investigation.
(a) A request or application for an investigation shall be in writing. The original and 1 copy shall be filed with the Director, Office of Technology Evaluation, Room H-1093, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230.
(b) When a request, application or motion is under investigation, or when an investigation has been completed pursuant to § 705.10 of this part, any subsequently filed request or application concerning imports of the same or related article that does not raise new or different issues may be either consolidated with the investigation in progress as provided in § 705.7(e) of this part, or rejected. In either event, an explanation for taking such action shall be promptly given to the applicant. If the request or application is rejected, it will not be returned unless requested by the applicant.
(c) Requests or applications shall describe how the quantity, availability, character, and uses of a particular imported article, or other circumstances related to its import, affect the national security, and shall contain the following information to the fullest extent possible:
(1) Identification of the applicant;
(2) A precise description of the article;
(3) Description of the domestic industry affected, including pertinent information regarding companies and their plants, locations, capacity and current output of the industry;
(4) Pertinent statistics on imports and domestic production showing the quantities and values of the article;
(5) Nature, sources, and degree of the competition created by imports of the article;
(6) The effect that imports of the article may have upon the restoration of domestic production capacity in the event of national emergency;
(7) Employment and special skills involved in the domestic production of the article;
(8) Extent to which the national economy, employment, investment, specialized skills, and productive capacity is or will be adversely affected;
(9) Revenues of Federal, State, or local Governments which are or may be adversely affected;
(10) National security supporting uses of the article including data on applicable contracts or sub-contracts, both past and current; and
(11) Any other information or advice relevant and material to the subject matter of the investigation.
(d) Statistical material presented should be, if possible, on a calendar-year basis for sufficient periods of time to indicate trends. Monthly or quarterly data for the latest complete years should be included as well as any other breakdowns which may be pertinent to show seasonal or short-term factors.