Federal Register International Trade Alert for 13 August 2019

FR Alert - Covering:08/13/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from India. The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, GVN Fuels, Ltd. (GVN). We preliminarily determine that GVN had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: August 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlotte Baskin-Gerwitz and Andrew Huston 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) 482-4880 or (202) 482-4261, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In response to Commerce's notice of opportunity to request an administrative review on OCTG from India,\1\ United States Steel Corporation, Maverick Tube Corporation, Tenaris Bay City, Inc, TMK IPSCO, Vallourec Star, L.P., and Welded Tube USA (domestic interested
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers or exporters of finished carbon steel flanges (flanges) from Spain subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 8, 2017 through May 31, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable August 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner, 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) 482-6312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 14, 2017, we published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty (AD) order on flanges from Spain.\1\ On June 1, 2018, we published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the Order.\2\ Based on timely requests for administrative review, we initiated an administrative review of six companies: (1) ULMA Forja, S.Coop (ULMA); (2) Grupo Cunado; (3) Tubacero, S.L.; (4) Ateaciones De Metales Sinterizados S.A.; (5) Transglory S.A.; and (6)
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 40022] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-17314] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-50-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 154--Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. (Herbicides, Fungicides and Insecticides); Baton Rouge, Louisiana Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., (Syngenta) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on August 2, 2019.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 40025-40026] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-17320] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Order Denying Export Privileges In the Matter of: Si Chen, a/k/a Cathy Chen, a/k/a Celia Chen, a/k/a Cecelia Chen, a/k/a Chunping Ji currently incarcerated at: Inmate Number: 74884-112, FMC Carswell, Federal Medical Center, P.O. Box 27137, Fort Worth, TX 76127, and with a prior known address at: 61 Hunter Point Road, Pomona, CA 91766. On October 10, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Si Chen, a/k/a Cathy Chen, a/k/a Celia Chen, a/ k/a Cecelia Chen, and a/k/a Chunping Ji (``Chen'') was convicted of
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 40023-40024] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-17334] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Order Denying Export Privileges In the Matter of: Juan Jesus De La Rosa, Inmate Number: 83778-379, FCI Oakdale II, P.O. Box 5010, Oakdale, LA 71463 On August 28, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Juan Jesus De La Rosa (``De La Rosa'') was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2012)) (``AECA''). De La Rosa was convicted of violating Section 38 of the AECA by knowingly and willfully aiding and abetting the export and attempting to export from the United States to Mexico approximately
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 40024-40025] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-17325] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Order Denying Export Privileges In the Matter of: Michael Shapovalov, a/k/a Mikhail Shapovalov, Inmate Number: 25296-014, Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution, 555 Geo Drive, Philipsburg, PA 16866. On May 23, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, Michael Shapovalov a/k/a Mikhail Shapovalov (``Shapovalov'') was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2012)) (``AECA''). Shapovalov was convicted of violating Section 38 of the AECA by knowingly and
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 40020-40021] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-17242] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-44-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 7--Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Patheon Puerto Rico, Inc. (Pharmaceutical Products); Manat[iacute], Puerto Rico The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, grantee of FTZ 7, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Patheon Puerto Rico, Inc. (Patheon), located in Manat[iacute], Puerto Rico. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 40021-40022] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-17315] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-49-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 19--Omaha, Nebraska; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. ((Herbicides, Fungicides and Insecticides); Omaha, Nebraska Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., (Syngenta) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Omaha, Nebraska. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on August 2, 2019.
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 889(a)(1)(A) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232). DATES: Effective Date: August 13, 2019. Applicability: Contracting officers shall include the provision at FAR 52.204-24, Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment and clause at FAR 52.204-25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment as prescribed-- In solicitations issued on or after August 13, 2019, and resultant contracts; and In solicitations issued before August 13, 2019, provided award of the resulting contract(s) occurs on or after August 13, 2019. Contracting officers shall modify, in accordance with FAR 1.108(d), existing indefinite delivery contracts to include the FAR clause for future orders, prior to placing any future orders. If modifying an existing contract or task or delivery order to extend the period of performance, including exercising an option, contracting officers shall include the clause in accordance with 1.108(d). The contracting officer shall include the provision at 52.204-24, Representation Regarding Cert
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is initiating an effort to determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for microwave ovens. Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, DOE must review these standards at least once every six years and publish either a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') to propose new standards for microwave ovens or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need to be amended. This request for information (``RFI'') solicits information from the public to help DOE determine whether amended standards for microwave ovens would result in significant energy savings and whether such standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. 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 September 27, 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-0023, by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Port
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number regarding FY 2019 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) research priorities, as part of its annual planning process. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders to help ensure research areas are relevant, timely, appropriate for federal government funding, and aligned with Administration priorities. DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received by September 6, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to EERE_Bioenergy@ee.doe.gov. Include FY 2019 BETO-Wide RFI in the subject of the title. Responses must be attached 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 no more than 6 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted. The complete RFI document is located at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be addressed to: John Cabaniss, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, 202-287-
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is conducting a test of new functionalities related to the electronic entry filing for low-valued shipments through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). The Section 321 de minimis administrative exemption admits free from duty and tax, shipments of merchandise (other than bona-fide gifts and certain personal and household goods) imported by one person on one day having an aggregate fair retail value in the country of shipment of not more than $800. During this test, an owner, or purchaser of a Section 321 low-valued shipment or, when appropriately designated, a customs broker appointed by an owner, purchaser, or consignee, will be able to file a new type of informal entry in ACE for Section 321 low-valued shipments. Section 321 low-valued shipments subject to Partner Government Agency (PGA) requirements will also be able to be entered using this new Section 321 informal entry type. This notice provides a description of the test, the requirements for filing the new informal entry type, and the regulations that will be waived for test participants. CBP invites public comment concerning the test program. The test will be known as the ACE Entry Type 86 Test. DATES: The test will commence no earlier than September 28, 2019 and will continue until concluded
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of expedited reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on uncovered innerspring units from China, South Africa, and Vietnam would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: June 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Duncan (202) 205-3160, 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 review may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.--On June 4, 2019, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (84 FR 7126, March 1, 2019) of the subject five-year reviews was adequate and that the responden
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