Federal Register International Trade Alert for 08 August 2019

FR Alert - Covering:08/08/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This notice announces the transfer of amounts for certain dairy articles from the historical license category (Appendix 1) to the lottery (nonhistorical) license category (Appendix 2) pursuant to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing regulations, 7 CFR part 6, for the 2019 quota year. DATES: August 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, (202) 720-9439; abdelsalam.el-farra@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Foreign Agricultural Service, under a delegation of authority from the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, administers the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation codified at 7 CFR 6.20-6.36 that provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy articles under tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) as set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States. These dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the low-tier tariff by or for the account of a person or firm to whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the regulation. Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, Fore

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) did not make a bona fide sale during the period of review (POR) December 1, 2016 through November 30, 2017. Therefore, we are rescinding this administrative review. DATES: Applicable August 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John McGowan or Joshua DeMoss, 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) 482-3019 or (202) 482-3362, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 19, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this review in the Federal Register \1\ and invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On March 25, 2019, we received case briefs from NLMK and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. On April 1, 2019, we received a rebuttal brief from a petitioner (i.e., Nucor Corporation). Further, on June 27, 2019, we held a public hearing regarding issues raised in case and rebuttal briefs.

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is issuing this request for information (RFI) to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders. This RFI will inform SETO's strategic planning on research related to the integration of distributed solar energy resources. Specifically, this RFI will inform strategies relating to the modeling, monitoring, predicting, and controlling of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. As the penetration of solar PV on the grid grows, these strategies will become more important as grid operators consider how solar adoption [[Page 38959]] impacts grid planning and operations technologies. DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received no later than 12 p.m. (ET) on August 30, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to SETO.RFI.SI@ee.doe.gov. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically and provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email and have 12 point font and 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This final rule updates the prospective payment rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for federal fiscal year (FY) 2020. As required by the statute, this final rule includes the classification and weighting factors for the IRF prospective payment system's (PPS) case-mix groups (CMGs) and a description of the methodologies and data used in computing the prospective payment rates for FY 2020. This final rule rebases and revises the IRF market basket to reflect a 2016 base year rather than the current 2012 base year. Additionally, this final rule revises the CMGs and updates the CMG relative weights and average length of stay (LOS) values beginning with FY 2020, based on analysis of 2 years of data (FYs 2017 and 2018). Although we proposed to use a weighted motor score to assign patients to CMGs, we are finalizing based on public comments the use of an unweighted motor score to assign patients to CMGs beginning with FY 2020. Additionally, we are finalizing the removal of one item from the motor score. We are updating the IRF wage index to use the concurrent fiscal year inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) wage index beginning with FY 2020. We are amending the regulations to clarify that the determination as to whether a physician qualifies as a rehabilitation physician (that is, a licensed physician with speci

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This notice announces a fee of $300 to be charged for the 2020 tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States. DATES: August 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, (202) 720-9439; abdelsalam.el-farra@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing Regulation promulgated by the Department of Agriculture and codified at 7 CFR 6.20-6.36 provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy articles that are subject to TRQs set forth in the HTS. Those dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the in- quota TRQ tariff-rates by or for the account of a person or firm to whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the regulation. Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of such licenses is monitored by the Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Depart

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Administrative Conference of the United States adopted four recommendations at its Seventy-first Plenary Session. The appended recommendations address Agency Guidance Through Interpretive Rules, Agency Recruitment and Selection of Administrative Law Judges, Public Availability of Agency Guidance Documents, and Revised Model Rules for Implementation of the Equal Access to Justice Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Recommendation 2019-1, Todd Rubin; for Recommendations 2019-2 and 2019-4, Alexandria Tindall Webb; and for Recommendation 2019-3, Todd Phillips. For each of these actions the address and telephone number are: Administrative Conference of the United States, Suite 706 South, 1120 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036; Telephone 202-480-2080. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Administrative Conference Act, 5 U.S.C. 591-596, established the Administrative Conference of the United States. The Conference studies the efficiency, adequacy, and fairness of the administrative procedures used by Federal agencies and makes recommendations to agencies, the President, Congress, and the Judicial Conference of the United States for procedural improvements (5 U.S.C. 594(1)). For further information about the Conference and its activities, see www.acus.gov. At its Seventy-first Plenary Session, held on June 13, 2019, the Assembl

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