Federal Register International Trade Alert for 01 July 2019

FR Alert - Covering:07/01/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 31294] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-13979] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee The Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC) will meet on July 30, 2019, 9:30 a.m., in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues NW, Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to sensors and instrumentation equipment and technology.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 31295-31297] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-13985] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. 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.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 31293-31294] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-13981] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-42-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 92--Gulfport, Mississippi; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Vision Technologies Marine, Inc. (Ocean Going-Vessels: Compensators) Pascagoula, Mississippi Vision Technologies Marine, Inc. (Vision Tech) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on June 19, 2019.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 31301] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-13986] [[Page 31301]] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-122-864, A-201-850, A-570-102] Certain Fabricated Structural Steel From Canada, 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.
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is publishing a final rule to implement the credit monitoring provisions applicable to active duty military consumers in section 302 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA''). That section requires nationwide consumer reporting agencies (``NCRAs'') to provide a free electronic credit monitoring service to active duty military consumers, subject to certain conditions. The final rule defines ``electronic credit monitoring service,'' ``contact information,'' ``material additions or modifications to the file of a consumer,'' and ``appropriate proof of identity,'' among other terms. It also contains requirements on how NCRAs must verify that an individual is an active duty military consumer. Further, the final rule contains restrictions on the use of personal information and on communications surrounding enrollment in the electronic credit monitoring service. DATES: The amendments are effective July 31, 2019. However, compliance is not required until October 31, 2019. [[Page 31181]] ADDRESSES: Relevant portions of the record of this proceeding, including this document, are available at https://www.ftc.gov.
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is attempting to determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for metal halide lamp fixtures. Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, DOE must review these standards at least once every six years and publish either a proposal to amend these standards or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need amending. DOE is soliciting the public for information to help determine whether the current standards require amending under the applicable statutory criteria. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document, including topics not specifically raised. DATES: Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before August 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE-2017-BT- STD-0016, by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: MHLF2017STD0016@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number EERE-2017-BT-STD-0016 in the subject line
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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 February 1, 2019 to February 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Alford, 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 February 2019. Schedule B
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In this document, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) addresses numerous petitions requesting that TTB amend the regulations that govern wine containers to provide for additional authorized standards of fill. TTB is proposing to eliminate all but a minimum standard of fill for wine containers and thus eliminate unnecessary regulatory requirements and provide consumers broader purchasing options. TTB welcomes comments on this proposed deregulation, and it also seeks comments on the relative merits of alternatives, such as adding new authorized standards of fill and developing an expedited process for adding additional standards in the future. All of these approaches would eliminate restrictions that inhibit competition and the movement of goods in domestic and international commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 30, 2019. ADDRESSES: Please send your comments on this proposed rule to one of the following addresses: Internet: https://www.regulations.gov(via the online comment form for this document as posted within Docket No. TTB-2019- 0004 at ``Regulations.gov,'' the Federal e-rulemaking portal); U.S. Mail: Director, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW, Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; or Hand deli
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Department of Education (Department) amends the regulations on institutional eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and the Student Assistance General Provisions to rescind the Department's gainful employment (GE) regulations (2014 Rule). DATES: Effective date: These regulations are effective July 1, 2020. Implementation date: For the implementation date of these regulatory changes, see the Implementation Date of These Regulations section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Filter, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 290-42, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone (202) 453-7249. Email: scott.filter@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free at 1- 800-877-8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of This Regulatory Action: This regulatory action rescinds the GE regulations and removes and reserves subpart Q of the Student
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In this document, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) addresses numerous petitions requesting that TTB amend the regulations that govern distilled spirits containers to provide for additional authorized standards of fill. TTB is proposing to eliminate all but minimum and maximum standards of fill for distilled spirits containers and thus eliminate unnecessary regulatory requirements and provide consumers broader purchasing options. TTB welcomes comments on this proposed deregulation, and it also seeks comments on the relative merits of alternatives, such as adding new authorized standards of fill and developing an expedited process for adding additional standards in the future. All of these approaches would eliminate restrictions that inhibit competition and the movement of goods in domestic and international commerce. TTB is also proposing to amend the labeling regulations for distilled spirits and malt beverages to specifically provide that distilled spirits may be labeled with the equivalent standard United States (U.S.) measure in addition to the mandatory metric measure, and that malt beverages may be labeled with the equivalent metric measure in [[Page 31265]] addition to the mandatory U.S. measure. Such labeling is currently allowed, but that is not explicitly stated in current regulations. This re
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the City of Albuquerque- Bernalillo County minor New Source Review (NSR) program submitted on January 18, 2018. The EPA is also converting our earlier conditional approval of the [[Page 31205]] minor NSR Preconstruction Permitting Program to full approval. We are taking this action in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA, the Act) requirements. DATES: This rule is effective on July 31, 2019. ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA-R06-OAR-2018-0176. All documents in the docket are listed on the https://www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through https://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Region 6 Office, 1201 Elm Street, Suite 500,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 is publishing a Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Buoy Depot, the South Weymouth Naval Air Station (NAS) Superfund Site (the Site) (MA2170022022) in Weymouth, Massachusetts, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This partial deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions at the identified parcel under CERCLA have been completed. However, this partial deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. This partial deletion pertains to the USCG Buoy Depot, Operable Unit 10, located at 65 Trotter Road, South Weymouth, Massachusetts. The remaining Operable Units of the South Weymouth NAS will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action. DATES: Comments must be received by July 31, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comment
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on malleable iron pipe fittings from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission. DATES: Instituted July 1, 2019. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is July 31, 2019. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by September 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202-205-3193), 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- 1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 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 proceeding may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 31349] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-13931] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-990 (Third Review)] Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From China Determination On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject five-year review, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that revocation of the antidumping duty order on non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is automatically initiating the five-year reviews (Sunset Reviews) of the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) order(s) listed below. The International Trade Commission (the Commission) is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Reviews which covers the same order(s). DATES: Applicable July 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commerce official identified in the Initiation of Review section below at AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. For information from the Commission contact Mary Messer, Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission at (202) 205-3193. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce's procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set forth in its Procedures for Conducting Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 63 FR 13516 (March 20, 1998) and 70 FR 62061 (October 28, 2005). Guidance on methodological or
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews [[Page 31344]] pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (``PET film'') from India and the antidumping duty orders on PET film from India and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission. DATES: Instituted July 1, 2019. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is July 31, 2019. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by September 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202-205-3193), 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- 1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General information concerning
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that polyester textured yarn (yarn) from India is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable July 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson or Michael Bowen, 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) 482-4929 or (202) 482-0768, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on November 19, 2018.\1\ 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.\2\ The
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that polyester textured yarn (yarn) from [[Page 31298]] the People's Republic of China (China) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is April 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable July 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik or Jinny Ahn, 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) 482-6905 or (202) 482-0339, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on steel threaded rod from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission. DATES: Instituted July 1, 2019. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is July 31, 2019. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by September 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202-205-3193), 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- 1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 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 proceeding may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SU
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