Dear Mr. Chairman:

In accordance with section 303(a)(6)(A) of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (the “Act”) (50 U.S.C. 4533(a)(6)(A)), I transmit herewith notice of a shortfall in the defense industrial base relating to Lithium Sea-Water batteries and of actions to remedy that shortfall.  The Department of Defense will take actions to develop and purchase equipment and materials needed for pilot production of Lithium Sea-Water batteries for military usage.

I have also included my determination required pursuant to section 303(a)(5) of the Act.  These proposed initiatives are essential to the national defense.

Sincerely,

DONALD J. TRUMP