Federal Register International Trade Alert for 06 March 2020

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this document to correct a final rule published in the Federal Register on February 24, 2020 (February 24th rule), in which BIS amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to revise the Country Group designations for the Russian Federation (Russia) and Yemen based on national security and foreign policy concerns, including proliferation- related concerns. This document corrects the final rule to provide an instruction to remove Yemen from Country Group B, as was described in the preamble of the February 24th rule. DATES: This correction is effective March 6, 2020 and is applicable on February 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jodi Kouts, Director, Chemical and Biological controls Division, at email Jodi Kouts@bis.doc.gov or by phone at (202) 482-6109. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For the reasons described in the preamble and the authority as set out in the February 24, 2020 final rule (85 FR 10274), this document provides the correcting amendment to remove ``Yemen'' from the list of ``Country Group B--Countries'' in Supplement No. 1 to part 740 of the EAR. List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 740

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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of this countervailing duty (CVD) order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable March 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Smith, 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) 482-2181. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 1, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the Order,\1\ in accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.\2\ On November 15, 2019, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel) (hereinafter [[Page 13136]]

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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Hyundai Steel Co. (Hyundai Steel) and Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (DSM), exporters/producers of certain cut-to-length plate from the Republic of Korea (Korea), received de minimis net subsidy rates during the period of review (POR) [[Page 13137]] January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable March 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff (for Hyundai Steel) or Jolanta Lawska (for DSM), 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) 482-1009 or (202) 482-8362, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 2, 2019, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review \1\ of the countervailing duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon quality steel plate from the Korea.\2\ On October

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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than normal value. DATES: Applicable March 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brittany Bauer or Benjamin Luberda, 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) 482-3860 or (202) 482-2185, respectively. Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on shrimp from India. The review covers 183 producers and/or exporters of the subject merchandise. Commerce selected two mandatory respondents for individual examination: Razban Seafoods Ltd. (Razban) and Z A Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd. (ZA Sea Foods). The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. On October 8, 2019, Commerce extended the preliminary results of this review by 120 days, until February 28, 2020.\1\ For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\2\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: DOE's Office of Fossil Energy (FE) invites public comments on the proposed collection of information pursuant to natural gas import and export applications, as required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DOE requests a three-year extension, with changes, to the data collection that includes Form FE-746R, Import and Export of Natural Gas under OMB Control Number 1901-0294. Form FE-746R collects information from authorized importers and exporters of natural gas. The information FE proposes to collect from import and export authorization holders, including on FE-746R, enables DOE's Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to monitor such trade under the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), as well as other trade activity falling outside the parameters of USMCA and supports various market and regulatory analyses done by FE. DATES: DOE must receive all comments on this proposed information collection no later than May 5, 2020. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting your comments by the deadline, contact the person listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Send your comments to Marc Talbert, FE-34, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Office of Fossil Energy, P.O. Box 44375, Washington, DC 20026-4375. Submission by email to marc.talbert@hq.doe.gov is recommended. FOR FURTHER

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

[Presidential Documents] [Pages 12983-12984] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-04755] Presidential Documents Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 45 / Friday, March 6, 2020 / Presidential Documents ___________________________________________________________________ Title 3-- The President [[Page 12983]] Executive Order 13908 of February 28, 2020

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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is holding a public workshop relating to its April 4, 2019, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') announcing proposed changes to the Commission's Safeguards Rule. The workshop will explore information concerning the cost of information security for financial institutions, the availability of information security services for smaller financial institutions, and other issues raised in comments received in response to the NPRM. DATES: The public workshop will be held on May 13, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the Constitution Center Conference Center, located at 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC. Requests to participate as a panelist must be received by March 13, 2020. Any written comments related to agenda topics or the issues discussed by the panelists at the workshop must be received by June 12, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment or a request to participate as a panelist online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Filing Comments and Requests to Participate as a Panelist part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``Safeguards Rule, 16 CFR part 314, Project No. P145407,'' 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

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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This provides the consolidated notice of all agency specific excepted authorities, approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), under Schedule A, B, and C, as of June 30, 2019, as required by Civil Service Rule VI, Exceptions from the Competitive Service. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Alford, Senior Executive Resources Services, Senior Executive Service and Performance Management, Employee Services, 202-606-2246. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Civil Service Rule VI (5 CFR 6.1) requires the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to publish notice of exceptions granted under Schedule A, B, and C. Under 5 CFR 213.103(a) it is required that all Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities available for use by all agencies to be published as regulations in the Federal Register (FR) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Excepted appointing authorities established solely for use by one specific agency do not meet the standard of general applicability prescribed by the Federal Register Act for regulations published in either the FR or the CFR. Therefore, 5 CFR 213.103(b) requires monthly publication, in the Notices section of the Federal Register, of any Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency. Under 5 CFR 213.103(c) it is required that a consolidated listing of all Schedule A, B,

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of persons who have been removed from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List). Their property and interests in property are no longer blocked, and U.S. persons are no longer 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; or Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC's website (https://www.treasury.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Actions

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

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 refined brown aluminum oxide (RBAO) from the People's Republic of China (China) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of this AD order. DATES: Applicable March 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, Office II, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 19, 2003, Commerce published its antidumping duty (AD) order on RBAO from China in the Federal Register.\1\ In September 2019, the ITC instituted,\2\ and Commerce initiated,\3\ the third sunset review of the AD order on RBAO from China, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its review, Commerce determined that revocation of the Order on RBAO from

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Agency Notice

[Presidential Documents] [Pages iii-vii] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: X20-10306] CONTENTS Federal Register&thnsp;/&thnsp;Vol. 85, No. 45&thnsp;/&thnsp;Friday, March 6, 2020&thnsp;/&thnsp;Contents [[Page iii]] Agricultural Marketing Service RULES Changes to Reporting Requirements; Vegetable and Specialty Crop Import

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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of countervailing duty investigation No. 701-TA-630 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act 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 glass containers from China, provided for in subheading 7010.90.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be subsidized. DATES: February 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Calvin Chang (202-205-3062) or Chris Robinson (202-205-2542), Office of Investigation, 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 investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at ht

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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 13184-13185] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-04592] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-637 and 731-TA-1471 (Preliminary)] Vertical Shaft Engines 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 there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of vertical shaft engines from China that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV'') and to be subsidized by the government of China.\2\ The products subject to these investigations are primarily provided for in subheadings 8407.90.10, 8407.90.90,

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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. 38) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') granting complainants' unopposed motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation (``NOI'') in the above-captioned investigation to substitute Hanwha Solutions Corporation (``HSC'') for Hanwha Q CELLS & Advanced Materials Corporation (``HQC-AMC'') as a complainant. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Gerdine, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2310. 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 at 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 ter

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 13242-13280] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-04470] [[Page 13241]] Vol. 85 Friday, No. 45 March 6, 2020 Part II Securities and Exchange Commission

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