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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 22 March 2019 jmurphy Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:20 am

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Ming Wei Co., Ltd. (Ming Wei), the lone respondent in this administrative review, made sales of certain narrow woven ribbon with woven selvedge at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable March 22, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Crespo, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3693. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The review covers five producers/exporters of the subject merchandise, Banduoo Ltd. (Banduoo), Fujian Rongshu Industry Co., Ltd. (Fujian Rongshu), Ming Wei, Roung Shu Industry Corporation (Roung Shu), and Xiamen Yi-He Textile Co., Ltd. (Xiamen Yi-He). On October 9, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results in the Federal Register.\1\ Although we invited parties to comment on the preliminary results of the review,\2\ no interested 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On April 16, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated an administrative review on frozen warmwater shrimp from India for the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, for 241 companies. Because all interested parties timely withdrew their requests for administrative review for certain companies, we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to those companies, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). For a list of the companies for which we are rescinding this review, see the Appendix to this notice. DATES: Applicable March 22, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel Rey or Brittany Bauer, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5518 or (202) 482-3860. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 1, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from India for the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018.\1\ In February 2018, Commerce received timely requests, in accordance with section 751(a) of
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (Dongkuk) made sales of certain corrosion- resistant steel products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) at less than normal value, and Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai) did not, during the period of review (POR), January 4, 2016, through June 30, 2017. DATES: Applicable March 22, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lingjun Wang or Elfi Blum-Page, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-2316 or at 202-482-0197, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results on August 10, 2018.\1\ On February 7, 2019, Commerce determined that a cost-based particular market situation existed with respect to the production cost of CORE in Korea during the POR.\2\ For a history of events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\3\ On November 19, 2018, Commerce postponed the final results of this review
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Jindal Poly Films Limited of India (Jindal) and SRF Limited (SRF), exporters of polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India, received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. DATES: Applicable March 22, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum at 202-482-0197, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this review on August 10, 2018.\1\ For a history of events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ On November 27, 2018, we postponed the final results of review by sixty days until February 6, 2019. Commerce exercised its discretion to toll deadlines affected by the closure of the Federal Government from January 20 to January 22, 2018. If the new deadline falls on a non- business day, in accordance with Commerce's practice, the deadline will become the next business day. The deadline for the final results of
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application for amendment (Amendment), filed on October 18, 2018, by Port Arthur LNG, LLC (Port Arthur LNG) of its pending application in this proceeding. Previously, on June 15, 2015, Port Arthur LNG filed an application (Application) requesting authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a proposed natural gas processing, liquefaction, and export project it intends to construct, own, and operate in Port Arthur, Texas (Project), to any country with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas, and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries). The Amendment requests a ``design increase,'' i.e., to increase the export volume requested in the Application by 181 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas, to a total requested volume of 698 Bcf/yr (1.91 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d)). This proposed increase will align Port Arthur LNG's requested non-FTA export volume with the requested liquefaction capacity for the Project in an application filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). [[Page 10809]] DATES: Protests, motions to intervene or notices of intervention,
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This notice proposes to revise to the Privacy Act System of Records titled Farm Records File (Automated) USDA, which includes information for certain Farm Service Agency under (FSA) Farm Programs and certain Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) programs that are administered by FSA on behalf of CCC. The records include information about the majority of agricultural producers in the United States. In general, USDA is modifying the system of records to add three new routine uses and make updates to one routine use to comply with recent requirements. DATES: Comment Date: We will consider comments that we receive by April 22, [[Page 10771]] 2019. The notice is applicable upon publication, and still subject to a 30-day comment period for the new routine uses. Effective Date: May 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comment, include the system of records number (USDA/FSA-2), and include the volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for effective date(s). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855; or the Department of the Treasury's Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202-622-2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated [[Page 10896]] Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for effective date(s). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855; or the Department of the Treasury's Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202-622-2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In December 2018, the President modified the rules of origin for certain goods of Morocco under the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (USMFTA). This notice announces the effective date for those modifications. DATES: This notice is applicable on April 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Heinzen, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles, at 202-395-6092 or janet.e.heinzen@ustr.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Presidential Proclamation 7971 of December 22, 2005, implemented the USMFTA with respect to the United States. The USMFTA Implementation Act [Pub. L. 108-302, 118 Stat. 1103] incorporated the tariff modifications and rules of origin necessary or appropriate to carry out the USMFTA in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Section 203 of the USMFTA Implementation Act provides rules for determining whether goods imported into the United States originate in the territory of Morocco and, thus, are eligible for the tariff and other treatment contemplated under the USMFTA. It also authorizes the President to proclaim, as a part of the HTSUS, the rules of origin set out in the USMFTA, and to modify previously proclaimed rules of origin, subject to the consultation and layover requirements of section 104 of the Act. In 2015 and 2016, the Government of Morocco submi
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), Commerce is issuing antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain plastic decorative ribbon (plastic ribbon) from the People's Republic of China (China). In addition, Commerce is amending its final AD determination of sales at less than fair value (LTFV) as a result of ministerial errors. DATES: Applicable March 22, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlotte Baskin-Gerwitz at (202) 482- 4880 (CVD); or Nancy Decker, or Lauren Caserta, at (202) 482-0196, (202) 482-4737, respectively (AD), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 1, 2019, and in accordance with section 735(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce published its final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV with respect to plastic ribbon from China,\1\ and, in accordance with section 705(d) of the Act, Commerce published its final affirmative determination that
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge has issued a final Initial Determination on section 337 violation and a Recommended Determination on remedy and bonding in the above- captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, should the Commission find a section 337 violation. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Houda Morad, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-4716. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may be obtained by accessing its internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may also be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained 
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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 21 March 2019 jmurphy Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:19 am

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request [[Page 10521]] to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than May 20, 2019) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0077 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Email. Submit comments to: CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 10535] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05389] [[Page 10535]] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-392] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Fisher Clinical Services, Inc. ACTION: Notice of application. -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

Summary of Statutory Requirement (This Notice primarily follows the language of the Trade Act. In some places however, changes such as the inclusion of subheadings, a reorganization of language, or ``and,'' ``or,'' or other words are added for clarification.) Section 222(a)--Workers of a Primary Firm In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for TAA, the group eligibility requirements under Section 222(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(a)) must be met, as follows: (1) The first criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(1) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a)(1)) is that a significant number or proportion of the
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (the ``Commission'') has determined to review in part the final initial determination (``ID'') of the administrative law judge (``ALJ''), which was issued on October 25, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl P. Bretscher, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202-205-2382. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202-205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Docket Information System (``EDIS'') (https://edis.usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal, telephone 202-205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on October 25, 2017, on a complaint filed by FUJIFILM Corporation of Tokyo, Japan and FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to institute an advisory opinion proceeding in the above-captioned investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Needham, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5468. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted an investigation on May 23, 2017, based on a complaint filed by iRobot Corporation of Bedford, Massachusetts (``iRobot''). 82 FR 23593-94. The complaint, as supplemented, alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as am
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 10531-10532] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05344] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-592 and 731-TA-1400 (Final)] Plastic Decorative Ribbon From China Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission(``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of plastic decorative ribbon from China, provided for in subheadings 3920.10.00; 3920.20.00;
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 10540-10547] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05305] [[Page 10540]] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with the Section 223 (19 U.S.C. 2273) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271, et seq.) (``Act''), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of the Act (``TAA'') for workers by (TA-W) number issued
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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 20 March 2019 jmurphy Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:19 am

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from the People's Republic of China (China) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of this CVD order. DATES: Applicable March 20, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caitlin Monks, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2670. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 7, 2012, Commerce published in the Federal Register the notice of the CVD order on CSPV cells from China.\1\ On November 1, 2017, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the sunset review of the Order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On February 26, 2018, the ITC instituted its review of the Order.\3\
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells), from the People's Republic of China (China) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD duty order. DATES: Applicable March 20, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eli Lovely, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 7, 2012, Commerce published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on solar cells from China.\1\ On November 1, 2017, Commerce published the notice of initiation of this sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On November 13, 2017, pursuant to 19 CFR
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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 19 March 2019 jmurphy Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:18 am

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 10033-10034] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05005] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-428-846, A-201-849, A-570-093] Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs From the Federal Republic of Germany, Mexico and the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 19, 2019.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 10032-10033] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05146] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-570-095] Aluminum Wire Cable From China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Rothman, AD/CVD Operations, 
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 10032] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05139] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-13-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 70--Detroit, Michigan; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Detroit Bikes LLC (Electric and Non- Electric Cycles), Detroit, Michigan Greater Detroit Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 70, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Detroit Bikes LLC (Detroit Bikes), located in Detroit, Michigan. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on March 
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 10031-10032] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05137] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-14-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 124--Gramercy, Louisiana; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Offshore Energy Services, Inc. (Casing Pipe With Connectors), Broussard, Louisiana The Port of South Louisiana, grantee of FTZ 124, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Offshore Energy Services, Inc. (OES), located in Broussard, Louisiana. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on March 12, 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board has made a Recommendation to the Secretary of Energy concerning implementation of Nuclear Safety Management requirements and the need to address specific hazards at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Pantex Plant. Pursuant to the requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is publishing the Recommendation and associated correspondence with the Department of Energy and requesting comments from interested members of the public. DATES: Comments, data, views, or arguments concerning the recommendation are due on or by April 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send comments concerning this notice to: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004-2001. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to comment@dnfsb.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Glenn Sklar at the address above or telephone number (202) 694-7000. To review the figures referred to in Recommendation 2019-01, please visit http://www.dnfsb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Recommendation 2019-1 to the Secretary of Energy
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is initiating a data collection process through this request for information (``RFI'') to consider whether to amend DOE's test procedure for automatic commercial ice makers (``ACIM'' or ``ice makers''). To inform interested parties and to facilitate this process, DOE has gathered data, identifying several issues associated with the currently applicable test procedure on which DOE is interested in receiving comment. The issues outlined in this document mainly concern new versions of the industry standards that the current DOE test procedure incorporates by reference; consideration of additional specifications and amendments that may improve the accuracy of the test procedure or reduce the testing burden on manufacturers; and any additional topics that may inform DOE's decisions in a future test procedure rulemaking, including methods to reduce regulatory burden while ensuring the procedure's accuracy. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including topics not raised in this RFI). DATES: Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before April 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructi
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in its regulation ``Duties of Furnishers of Information to Consumer Reporting Agencies'' (``Information Furnishers Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (``BCFP'') of the furnisher provisions (subpart E) of the BCFP's Regulation V regarding other entities. That clearance expires on June 30, 2019. DATES: Comments must be filed by May 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``Information Furnishers Rule, PRA Comment, P135407,'' on your comment and file your comment online at https://www.regulations.gov/, by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC-5610 (Annex J), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of th
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The revised CMP adjusts the amount of civil monetary penalties assessed by the Department of State based on the December 2018 guidance from the Office of Management and Budget. The new amounts will apply only to those penalties assessed on or after the effective date of this rule, regardless of the date on which the underlying facts or violations occurred. DATES: This final rule is effective on March 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Kottmyer, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Management, kottmyeram@state.gov. ATTN: Regulatory Change, CMP Adjustments, (202) 647-2318. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, Public Law 101-410, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, Public Law 104-134, required the head of each agency to adjust its CMPs for inflation no later than October 23, 1996 and required agencies to make adjustments at least once every four years thereafter. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Section 701 of Public Law 114- 74 (the 2015 Act) further amended the 1990 Act by requiring agencies to adjust CMPs, if necessary, pursuant to a ``catch-up'' adjustment
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending and updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance internal to VA into the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to incorporate any new agency specific regulations or policies. These changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. The VAAM incorporates portions of the removed VAAR as well as other internal agency acquisition policy. VA will rewrite certain parts of the VAAR and VAAM, and as VAAR parts are rewritten, we will publish them in the Federal Register. In particular, this rulemaking revises VAAR concerning Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts, as well as affected parts covering the Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulations System, Foreign Acquisition, Contract Administration and Audit Services, Quality Assurance, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses, and Forms. DATES: This rule is effective on April 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rafael N. Taylor, Senior Procurement Analyst, Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Services, 003A2A, 425 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 382- 2787
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

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[Notices] [Pages 10040-10044] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05138] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-533-888, C-570-105] Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From India and the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Mullen at (202) 482-5260 (India)
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[Notices] [Pages 10034-10040] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05136] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-570-104, A-533-887, A-583-865, A-549-840] Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From India, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 13, 2019. 
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[Notices] [Pages 10123-10128] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05054] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with the Section 223 (19 U.S.C. 2273) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271, et seq.) (``Act''), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of the Act (``TAA'') for workers by (TA-W) number issued during the period of December 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. (This Notice primarily follows the language of the Trade Act. In some places
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Summary of Statutory Requirement (This Notice primarily follows the language of the Trade Act. In some places however, changes such as the inclusion of subheadings, a reorganization of language, or ``and,'' ``or,'' or other words are added for clarification.) Section 222(a)--Workers of a Primary Firm In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for TAA, the group eligibility requirements under Section 222(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(a)) must be met, as follows: (1) The first criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(1) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a)(1)) is that a significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers' firm (or ``such firm'') have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; AND (2(A) or 2(B) below) (2) The second criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(2) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a)(2)) may be satisfied by either (A) the Increased Imports Path, or (B) the Shift in Production or Services to a Foreign Country Path/Acquisition of Articles or Services from a Foreign Country Path, as follows: (A) Increased Imports Path: (i) The sales or production, or both, of such firm, have decreased
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PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS

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[Presidential Documents] [Pages 9935-9936] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05277] Presidential Documents Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / Presidential Documents ___________________________________________________________________ Title 3-- The President [[Page 9935]] Proclamation 9849 of March 13, 2019
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Region International Co. Ltd. and Region System Sdn. Bhd. (collectively, Region) made sales of certain steel nails (steel nails) from Malaysia at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, and that Inmax Sdn. Bhd. and Inmax Industries Sdn. Bhd. (collectively, Inmax) did not. DATES: Applicable March 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edythe Artman (Inmax) or Madeline Heeren (Region), AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3931 or (202) 482-9179, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 9, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the 2016-2017 antidumping duty administrative review of steel nails from Malaysia.\1\ Commerce conducted verification of Inmax's sales information from September 17 through 21, 2018. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results and the verification report. For Region, we received case briefs from Mid Continent Steel &
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[Notices] [Pages 9752-9753] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-04907] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Amended Order Denying Export Privileges In the Matter of: Shavkat Abdullaev, Inmate Number: 73083-279, Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution, 555 Geo Drive, Philipsburg, PA 16866. On December 1, 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Shavkat Abdullaev (``Abdullaev'') was convicted of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2012)) (``IEEPA''). Specifically, Abdullaev was
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is initiating a data and information collection process through this request for information to better understand whether there are provisions in the Department's test procedures for consumer appliances and industrial equipment that could be improved to produce results that are more representative of average use cycles or periods of use. Over time, many of DOE's test procedures have been amended to account for products' increased functionality and modes of operation. DOE's intent in issuing this RFI is to gather information to ensure that the inclusion of measurement provisions in its test procedures associated with such increased functionality has not inadvertently compromised the measurement of representative average use cycles or periods of use, and made some test procedures unnecessarily burdensome. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document, including topics not directly outlined in this RFI. DOE particularly welcomes comments on any suggestions for reducing or avoiding regulatory burdens within the context of measuring average use cycles or periods of use. DATES: Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before May 17, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Feder
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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under Section 9008(d) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended by the Agricultural Act of 2014. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register. DATES: March 27, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. March 28, 2019; 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: DoubleTree Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ian Rowe, Designated Federal Officer for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; at (202) 586-7720 or Email: Ian.Rowe@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Meeting: To develop advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products. Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include the following: Update on USDA Biomass R&D Activities. Update on DOE Biomass R&D Activities. Presentations from government and industry that provide 
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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to revise its test procedures for fluorescent lamp ballasts. DOE proposes to update references to industry standards; clarify the selection of reference lamps; provide a second stabilization option for measuring ballast luminous efficiency; provide a test procedure for measuring the performance of ballasts at light outputs less than full light output; and revise the test procedure for measuring standby mode energy consumption. DOE is seeking comment from interested parties on the proposal. DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) no later than May 17, 2019. See section V, ``Public Participation,'' for details. ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the Test Procedure NOPR for Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts, and provide docket number EERE-2017-BT- TP-0005 and/or regulatory information number (RIN) number 1904-AD67. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Email: FLB2017TP0005@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number and/ or RIN in the subject line of the message. (3) Postal Mail: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office,
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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[Notices] [Page 9837] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05000] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-392] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Sharp (Bethlehem), LLC ACTION: Notice of application. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic classes, and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to the
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See Supplementary Information section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855; or the Department of the Treasury's Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202-622-2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available
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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855; or the Department of the Treasury's Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202-622-2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

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[Notices] [Pages 9755-9761] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05004] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-423-814, A-580-899, A-517-805, A-559-808, A-791-824, A-469-819] Acetone From Belgium, the Republic of Korea, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the Republic of South Africa, and Spain: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 11, 2019.
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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Food Processing Equipment, DN 3374; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205- 2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 20
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies have been provided to producers and exporters of aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable March 15, 2019. [[Page 9486]] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Davina Friedmann, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0698. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the notice of initiation of this administrative review on July 12, 2018, covering 243 companies.\1\ On October 10, 2018, all requests for review were withdrawn for all but five companies: Anshan Zhongjda Industry Co., Ltd. (Anshan), Foshan Shanshui
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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating and issuing expedited preliminary results of a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). DATES: Applicable March 15, 2019. [[Page 9492]] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dunne, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202-482-2328. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 21, 2018, Commerce published the AD order on wire rod from the Republic of Korea.\1\ On October 8, 2018, members of the domestic industry including Nucor Corporation, Optimus Steel LLC Keystone Consolidates Industries, Inc., and Charter Steel requested that Commerce initiate a CCR to revoke, in part, the AD order on wire rod from Korea as to value spring quality (VSQ) wire rod.\2\
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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined that a request for a new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring from the People's Republic of China (China) meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (POR) for this new shipper review is December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable March 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Horn or Alexis Cherry, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4868 or (202) 482-0607, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring from China on December 8, 2011.\1\ On December 19, 2018, Commerce received a timely NSR request from Muchsee Wood (Chuzhou) Co., Ltd. (Muchsee Wood) in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(c).\2\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the
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[Notices] [Page 9485] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-04869] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Meeting Notice The Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC) will meet April 2, 2019, 9:00 a.m., Room 3884, in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues NW, Washington, DC The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on implementation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and provides for continuing review to update the EAR as needed.
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[Notices] [Pages 9484-9485] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-04878] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-08-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 12--McAllen, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Universal Metal Products, Inc.; (Formed and Converted Metal for Commercial and Industrial Use); Pharr, Texas Universal Metal Products, Inc. (UMP) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Pharr, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on February 
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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that none of the companies subject to this review have established their entitlement to a separate rate during the May 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018 period of review (POR) and, thus, are part of the China- wide entity. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable March 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kent Boydston, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5649. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the People's Republic of China (China).\1\ The POR is May 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018. On May 31, 2018, Commerce received a timely request from Maverick and TenarisBayCity (the petitioners) to conduct an administrative review of four companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b).\2\ There were no
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations (IFSR) and the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations (HFSR) to incorporate references to the new List of Foreign Financial Institutions Subject to Correspondent Account or Payable-Through Account Sanctions (CAPTA List). DATES: Effective: March 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; or the Department of the Treasury's Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), Office of the General Counsel, tel.: 202-622-2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC's website (www.treasury.gov/ofac). Background
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on [[Page 9559]] December 19, 2018, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Tela Innovations, Inc. of Los Gatos, California. The complaint was amended on February 7, 2019. Supplements to the amended complaint were filed on February 13 and 26, 2019. The complaint, as amended, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain integrated circuits and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,943,966 (``the '966 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,948,012 (``the '012 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 10,141,334 (``the '334 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 10,141,335 (``the '335 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 10,186,523 (``the '523 patent''). The amended complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The amended complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspecti
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SUMMARY: On November 1, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on low-enriched uranium (LEU) from France. Because no domestic interested party responded to the sunset review notice of initiation by the applicable deadline, Commerce is revoking the antidumping duty order on LEU from France. DATES: Applicable March 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith or Charlotte Baskin-Gerwitz, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5255 or (202) 482-4880, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 13, 2002, Commerce issued an antidumping duty order on imports of low-enriched uranium from France.\1\ In the first two sunset reviews, Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that continuation of the order was warranted.\2\ On November 1, 2018, Commerce initiated the current sunset review pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.218.\3\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Low Enriched Uranium from France; Notice of Amended 
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with December anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Applicable March 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482- 4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with December anniversary dates. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by Commerce discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time. 
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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that APRIL, the lone respondent in this administrative review, made sales of certain uncoated paper at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) March 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018. DATES: Applicable March 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Garten, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3342. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, APRIL. APRIL is a collapsed entity consisting of the following companies: PT Anugerah Kertas Utama, PT Riau Andalan Kertas, APRIL Fine Paper Macao Offshore Limited, PT Sateri Viscose International, and A P Fine Paper Trading (Hong Kong) Limited.\1\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Certain Uncoated Paper from Indonesia: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 83 FR 
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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that Teh Fong Min International Co., Ltd. (TFM), the sole producer and/or exporter subject to this administrative review, has made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable March 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andre Gziryan or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2201, and (202) 482- 1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (OBAs) from Taiwan. The POR is May 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018. Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\1\ If the new deadline
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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SUMMARY: The Commission proposes amending the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') to make the Rule easier to use by reorganizing several sections, amending language to increase clarity, and eliminating several obsolete provisions. The proposed amendments have no substantive impact on the Rule's requirements. The Commission seeks comment regarding the proposed amendments and invites any suggestions to improve the Rule's format, organization, and clarity. DATES: Comments must be received by April 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper: Online: Write ``Energy Labeling Reorganization, Matter No. R611004'' on your comment, and file your comment at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/energylabeling by following the instructions on the web-based form. Paper: Write ``Energy Labeling Reorganization, Matter No. R611004'' on your comment, and mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC-5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20024. See the Instructions for Submitting Comments part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to grant a joint motion to terminate the above-captioned investigation based upon a settlement agreement. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan M. Valentine, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2301. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on June 2, 2017, based on a complaint filed by Carl Zeiss AG of Oberkochen, Germany, and ASML Netherlands B.V. of Veldhoven, Netherlands (collectively, ``Com
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SUMMARY: The United States International Trade Commission (Commission) proposes to amend Part 220 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure. Part 220 governs the submission and consideration of petitions for duty suspensions and reductions under the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016. The amendments are necessary to clarify certain provisions and address concerns that have arisen in Commission practice. DATES: To be assured of consideration, written comments must be received by 5:15 p.m.: April 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number MISC- 046, Rulemaking Regarding Petitions for Duty Suspensions/Reductions, by any of the following methods: --Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. --Agency Website: https://edis.usitc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the website. --Mail: For paper submission. U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Room 112A, Washington, DC 20436. --Hand Delivery/Courier: U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Room 112A, Washington, DC 20436. From the hours of 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number (MISC-046, Rulemaking Regarding Petitions for Duty 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) hereby publishes a list of scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made between July 1, 2017, and September 30, 2017, inclusive. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce regulations provide that the Secretary will publish in the Federal Register a list of scope rulings on a quarterly basis.\1\ Our most recent notification of scope rulings was published on (July 9, 2018).\2\ This current notice covers all scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made by Enforcement and Compliance between July 1, 2017, and September 30, 2017, inclusive. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See 19 CFR 351.225(o). \2\ See Notice of Scope Rulings, 83 FR 31733 (July 9, 2018). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
[19-04752] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Following receipt on February 22, 2019, of a request from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), under authority delegated by the President and pursuant to section 104(1) of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the Act), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. U.S.-Korea FTA- 103-032, U.S.-Korea FTA: Advice on Modifications to Certain Textile and Apparel Rules of Origin, for the purpose of providing advice on modifications to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) rules of origin for certain textile and apparel goods. DATES: March 29, 2019: Deadline for filing written submissions. June 24, 2019: Transmittal of Commission report to USTR. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices are located in the United States [[Page 9381]] International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://www.usitc.gov/secretary/edis.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Jeff Horowitz (202-205- 2750 or jeffrey.horowitz@usitc.gov) or Deputy Project Leader Robert 
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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 13 March 2019 jmurphy Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:05 am

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before May 13, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 6616, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Mark Crace, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482-8093, mark.crace@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This collection of information is required by the Defense Production Act (DPA). The DPA requires U.S. firms to furnish
[19-04610] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review, in part, of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets (fish fillets) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) for the period August 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable March 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Bethea or Genevieve Coen, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1491 or (202) 482-3251, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 7, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fish fillets from Vietnam.\1\ Pursuant to requests from interested parties, Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to 76 companies for the period August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.\2\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the
[19-04623] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 9082-9083] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-04628] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-011-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 158--Jackson, Mississippi; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Calsonic Kansei North America (Automotive Parts), Canton, Mississippi Calsonic Kansei North America (CKNA) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Canton, Mississippi. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on February 21, 2019.
[19-04628] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 9083-9084] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-04627] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-010-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 78--Nashville, Tennessee; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Calsonic Kansei North America (Automotive Parts), Shelbyville and Lewisburg, Tennessee Calsonic Kansei North America (CKNA) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Shelbyville and Lewisburg, Tennessee. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on February 21, 2019.
[19-04627] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines not to revoke the antidumping duty (AD) orders on [[Page 9089]] large residential washers (LRWs) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) and Mexico and the countervailing duty (CVD) order on large residential washers from Korea, in part, with respect to LRWs that (1) have a horizontal rotational axis; (2) are front loading; and (3) have a drive train consisting, inter alia, of (a) a controlled induction motor and (b) a belt drive (hereinafter, FL CIM/Belt washers). DATES: Applicable March 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Miller or Ajay Menon, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-3906 or (202) 482-1993, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 14, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results
[19-04626] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Pidilite Industries Limited (Pidilite), a producer/exporter of carbazole violet pigment 23 (CVP 23) from India, did not sell subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) December 1, 2016, through November 30, 2017. DATES: Applicable March 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Ayache, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2623. [[Page 9086]] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 17, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on CVP 23 from India.\1\ This review covers one producer/ exporter of the subject merchandise, Pidilite. We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.\2\ No interested party submitted
[19-04625] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (India) made sales of subject merchandise below normal value, and that SRF Limited of India did not. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. DATES: Applicable March 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith at (202) 482- 5255, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 10, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.\1\ For a history of events that have occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ On [[Page 9093]] November 27, 2018, we extended the deadline for these Final Results from December 10, 2018 until January 11, 2019.\3\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Tianjin Magnesium International, Co., Ltd. (TMI) and Tianjin Magnesium Metal, Co., Ltd. (TMM) (collectively TMI/TMM) did not have reviewable entries during the period of review (POR). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable March 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Clahane or Brendan Quinn, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5449 or (202) 482-5848, respectively. Background On May 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium from the People's Republic of China (China) for the POR.\1\ On July 12, 2018, in response to a timely request from the petitioner,\2\ and in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium from China with respect to TMI and TMM.\3\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-08 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: March 8, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [[Page 9109]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN13MR19.003 Transmittal No. 19-08 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of Japan (ii) Total Estimated Value:
[19-04642] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(5)(C) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-0D. Dated: March 8, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 9116]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN13MR19.001 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-0D REPORT OF ENHANCEMENT OR UPGRADE OF SENSITIVITY OF TECHNOLOGY OR
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(5)(C) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-0E. [[Page 9111]] Dated: March 7, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN13MR19.000 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-0E Report of Enhancement or Upgrade of Sensitivity of Technology or Capability (Sec. 36(B)(5)(C), AECA) 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-02 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: March 8, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [[Page 9113]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN13MR19.002 Transmittal No. 19-02 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of India (ii) Total Estimated Value:
[19-04641] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-05 with attached Policy Justification. Dated: March 8, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [[Page 9118]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN13MR19.004 Transmittal No. 19-05 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of Israel (ii) Total Estimated Value:
[19-04638] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Senior Executive Resources Services, Senior Executive Services and Performance Management, Employee Services, 202-606-2246. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 5 CFR 213.103, Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities available for use by all agencies are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency are not codified in the CFR, but the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) publishes a notice of agency-specific authorities established or revoked each month in the Federal Register at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/. OPM also publishes an annual notice of the consolidated listing of all Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities, current as of June 30, in the Federal Register. Schedule A No Schedule A Authorities to report during June 2018. Schedule B 
[19-04548] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) with actual diameters less than 4.75 mm produced and/or exported by Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V (Deacero), and otherwise meeting the description of subject merchandise, are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) order on wire rod from Mexico. DATES: Applicable March 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Brummitt or Eric B. Greynolds, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-7851 or (202) 482-6071, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 19, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of the anti-circumvention inquiry of wire rod with actual diameters less than 4.75 mm produced and/or exported by Deacero.\1\ A [[Page 9090]]
[19-04622] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-607 and 731-TA-1417 and 1419 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act [[Page 9136]] of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of steel propane cylinders from China and Thailand, provided for in subheading 7311.00.00 \1\ of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be subsidized and sold at less-than-fair-value. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ Statistical reporting numbers: 7311.00.0060 and 7311.00.0090 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- DATES: January 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abu B. Kanu (205-2597), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-
[19-04591] [Full Article] [PDF]

 
Federal Register International Trade Alert for 12 March 2019 jmurphy Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:05 am

FR Alert - Covering:03/12/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of State is publishing an update to its List of Restricted Entities and Subentities Associated with Cuba (Cuba Restricted List) with which direct financial transactions are generally prohibited under the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR). This Cuba Restricted List is also considered during review of license applications submitted to the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) pursuant to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). DATES: The Cuba Restricted List is updated as of March 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ericka Magallon tel: 202-453-8458; Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation, tel.: 202-647- 7489; Office of the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, tel.: 202-453-8456, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 16, 2017, the President signed the National Security Presidential Memorandum-5 on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba (NSPM-5). As directed by NSPM-5, on November 9, 2017, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a final rule in the Federal Register amending the
[19-04133] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) will meet on March 20, 2019, at OECD Boulogne, 46 Quai Alphonse le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France, in connection with a joint meeting of the IEA's Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ) and the IEA's Standing Group on the Oil Market (SOM) on March 21, 2019, in connection with a meeting of the SEQ on that day. DATES: March 20-21, 2019. ADDRESSES: 46 Quai Alphonse le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Reilly, Assistant General Counsel for International and National Security Programs, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585, 202-586- 5000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 252(c)(1)(A)(i) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6272(c)(1)(A)(i)) (EPCA), the following notice of meetings is provided: A meeting of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be held in Room BB1 at OECD Boulogne, 46 Quai Alphonse le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France, commencing at 9:30 a.m. on March 20, 2019. The purpose of this notice is to permit attendance by representatives of U.S. company members of the IAB at a
[19-04455] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is announcing the re- opening of the public comment period on the six key themes identified by ``The 21st Century Customs Framework'' initiative. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 11, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submission of comments: To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the six themes described below. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than April 11, 2019, must be identified by Docket No. USCBP-2018-0045, and may be submitted by one (1) of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Mr. Brandon Lord, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 950N, Washington, DC 20229. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number (USCBP-2018- 0045) for this action. Please do not submit personal information to the Federal eRulemaking portal. Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket Number USCBP-2018-0045. 
[19-04433] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from Honduras. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Dec. 04-08 and last extended by CBP Dec. 14-03, are due to expire March 12, 2019. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has made the requisite determination for extending the import restrictions that previously existed and entering into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Honduras to reflect the extension of these import restrictions. The new MOU supersedes the existing agreement that became effective on March 12, 2014. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this further extension through March 12, 2024. CBP Dec. 14-03 contains the amended Designated List of archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from Honduras to which the restrictions apply. DATES: Effective Date: March 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For legal aspects, Lisa L. Burley, Branch [[Page 8808]]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 49) terminating the investigation in its entirety based on settlement. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Needham, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5468. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on February 5, 2018, based on a complaint filed by ZiiLabs Inc., Ltd. of Hamilton, Bermuda (``ZiiLabs''). 83 FR 5141-42. The complaint al
[19-04405] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Child Carriers and Components Thereof, DN 3373; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov . The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing- impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD termin
[19-04477] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on January 30, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of RegenLab USA LLC of New York, New York. An amended complaint was filed on February 15, 2019. The amended complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain blood separation and cell preparation devices by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 10,064,894 (``the '894 patent''). The amended complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists or in the process of being established as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can b
[19-04475] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-620 and 731-TA-1445 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of wooden cabinets and vanities from China, provided for in subheadings 9403.40.90, 9403.60.80, and 9403.90.70 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China. Unless the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by April 22, 2019. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by April 29, 2019. DATES: March 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Calvin Chang ((202) 205-3062), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. He
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 8892-8893] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-04476] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-595-596 and 731-TA-1401, 1403, 1405-1406 (Final)] Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Canada, Greece, Korea, and Turkey; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. -----------------------------------------------------------------------
[19-04476] [Full Article] [PDF]

 
Federal Register International Trade Alert for 11 March 2019 jmurphy Mon, 03/11/2019 - 01:15 pm

Recap of Country Updates Published Last Week:

  • Korea 2019 rates
  • MX rate update
  • Sri Lanka 2019
  • More US UOM updates.
  • China ASEAN rate correction
  • Japan with NACCS code
  • Japan Export

Tariff updates in process:

  • Philippines – full rate update.
  • South Africa
  • Taiwan
  • Oman 2019
  • Iceland
  • Thailand

Upcoming Country Updates*: 

  • Qatar
  • Lebanon
  • Bhutan
  • Cuba
  • Caricom
  • Mongolia
  • Thailand

*List subject to change; however, these are the next most likely countries in our queue.

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