Federal Register International Trade Alert for 01 May 2019

FR Alert - Covering:05/01/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) in the Federal Register on Monday, August 6, 2018 (83 FR 38273) announcing funding availability, soliciting letters of intent for loan applications, outlining the application process for those loans, and setting forth deadlines for applications from eligible entities under the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP). Since the publication of the NOFA, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) became law on December 20, 2018, and included statutory changes affecting RESP. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of changes made to RESP pursuant to section 6303 of the Farm Bill. DATES: Effective May 1, 2019 and remaining in effect until further notice or publication of a regulation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Coates, Engineering Branch, Office of Loan Origination and Approval, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 1567, (Room 0221), Washington, DC 20250-1567. Telephone: (202) 260-5415. Email: Robert.Coates@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RUS is amending the funding availability and solicited letters of intent for loan applications under RESP in the Federal Register on Monday, August 6, 2018 (83 FR 38273). Since the publication of
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 18486-18487] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-08823] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Review AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. Background Every five years, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission automatically initiate and conduct reviews to
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 18479-18482] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-08824] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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

SUMMARY: On December 11, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from the People's Republic of China (China). Based on M&B Metal Products Co., Ltd.'s (the petitioner) timely withdrawal of the requests for review of certain companies, we are now rescinding this administrative review for the period October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018, with respect to two companies. DATES: Applicable May 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trenton Duncan, 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) 482-3539. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of ``Opportunity to Request Administrative Review'' of the antidumping order on steel wire garment hangers from China.\1\ In October 2018, Commerce received timely requests to conduct administrative reviews of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from China from the petitioner
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to streamline its test procedure waiver decision-making process to require the Department to notify, in writing, an applicant for an interim waiver of the disposition of the request within 30 business days of receipt of the application. Should DOE fail to satisfy this requirement, the request for interim waiver would be deemed granted based on the criteria in DOE regulations. Specifically, DOE regulations require that DOE grant an interim waiver if it determines that it is desirable for public policy reasons to grant immediate relief pending a determination of the petition for waiver. An interim waiver would remain in effect until a waiver decision is published or until DOE publishes a new or amended test procedure that addresses the issues presented in the application, whichever is earlier. This proposal is intended to address delays in DOE's current process for considering requests for interim waivers and waivers from the DOE test method, which in turn can result in significant delays for manufacturers in bringing new and innovative products to market. DATES: The comment period for this proposed rule will end on July 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number [EERE- 2019-BT-NOA-0011], and/or Regulation Identification Number (RIN) 1904- AE24 in one of
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that glycine from India is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable May 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edythe Artman or 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) 482-3931 or (202) 482-5649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 31, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of glycine from India.\1\ A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of glycine from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable May 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Bordas or Tyler Weinhold, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3813 or (202) 482-0121, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This final determination is made in accordance with section 705 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The petitioners in this investigation are GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. and Chattem Chemicals, Inc. (the petitioners).\1\ The mandatory respondents in this investigation are JC Chemicals Limited and Simagchem Corp. Neither the mandatory respondents nor the Government of China responded to our requests for information in this investigation. On September 4, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination and invited interested parties to comment.\2\ We received
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that glycine from Japan is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable May 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Heeren or John McGowan, 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) 482-9179 or (202) 482-3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 31, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of glycine from Japan.\1\ A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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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 small diameter graphite electrodes 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 May 1, 2019. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is May 31, 2019. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by July 15, 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.g
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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 (May 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 pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire from China and Mexico 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 May 1, 2019. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is May 31, 2019. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by July 15, 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 h
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') has determined not to review an April 10, 2019 initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 8) terminating this investigation in its entirety based on the withdrawal of the complaint. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Traud, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3427. 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 at 202-205- 1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 6, 2019, the Commission instituted this investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (``
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from China and revocation of the antidumping duty orders on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from China, Korea, Mexico, and Turkey 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 May 1, 2019. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is May 31, 2019. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by July 15, 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://ww
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of glycine from India during the period of investigation (POI), January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable May 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Davina Friedmann or Julie Geiger, 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 and (202) 482-2057, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 4, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of glycine from India, which aligned the final determination in this CVD investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigation of glycine from India.\1\ A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum that is dated concurrently with this determination
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