Open Pit Mine, Morenci, AZ

Today, The Department of Defense (DOD) released a Request for Comment for President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) “America’s Supply Chains”.

On February 24, President Biden’s issued Executive Order “America’s Supply Chains”. The EO calls on the DOD to identify risks in the supply chain for strategic and critical minerals such as rare earth elements, and provides policy recommendations to address these risks within 100 days of issue.

In response, DOD is seeking input from consumers and producers of these materials and products containing these materials. DOD is requesting comments related to:

  • Transparency in supply chains
  • Diversifying sources
  • Critical mineral substitutes
  • Reducing exposure to price volatility
  • Research and development priorities, and more

Comments must be submitted by April 28, 2021, and can be submitted through the Federal Register:

If you are interested in submitting a comment or would like to receive additional information about the Request for Comment, please contact the Michael Best Strategies team.