Federal Register International Trade Alert for 18 June 2019

FR Alert - Covering:06/18/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

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 distribution transformers. 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 distribution transformers 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 distribution transformers 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 August 2, 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-2019-BT- STD-0018, by any of the following methods:
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Daejin Steel Co. (Daejin), Je-il Wire Production Co., Ltd. (Je- il), Koram Inc. (Koram), and Korea Wire Co., Ltd. (Kowire), producers/ exporters of merchandise subject to this administrative review, made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable June 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariela Garvett (Daejin), Lilit Astvatsatrian (Je-il and Koram), and Maliha Khan (Kowire), AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3609, (202) 482-6412, or (202) 482-0895, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 3, 2017, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain steel nails (steel nails) from Korea.\1\ On July 13 and July 31,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Nanjing Yinxiangchen International Trade Co., Ltd. (Nanjing Yinxiangchen) did not make sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value for the period of review (POR) September 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018. DATES: Applicable June 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3477. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 2, 2019, we published the preliminary results of the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (China) covering the POR.\1\ We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. We did not receive comments from interested parties. Hence, the final results are unchanged from the Preliminary Results. Commerce conducted these reviews in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and (2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The deadline for the final results of this new shipper review is June
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-32 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: June 12, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 28286]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN18JN19.004 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-32 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-36 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: June 12, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 28288]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN18JN19.000 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-36 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) will meet on June 26-27, 2019, at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 27 rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris, France, in connection with a joint meeting of the IEA's Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ) and the IEA's Standing Group on the Oil Market (SOM) which is scheduled at the same time. DATES: June 26-27, 2019. ADDRESSES: French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building (Centre de Conf[eacute]rence Minist[eacute]riel), 27 rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris, France. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Reilly, Assistant General Counsel for International and National Security Programs, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, 202-586- 5000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 252(c)(1)(A)(i) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6272(c)(1)(A)(i)) (EPCA), the following notice of meetings is provided: A meeting of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be held at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building (Centre de Conf[eacute]rence Minist[eacute]riel), 27 rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris, France, commencing at 9:15 a.m. on
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to modify and reissue a current DHS system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services-011 E-Verify Program System of Records.'' This system of records describes DHS/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) collection and maintenance of records on employers, entities authorized by federal law to use E-Verify, employees in the United States, and individuals subject to employment eligibility verification under E-Verify and E-Verify Self-Check. DHS/USCIS is updating this system of records notice to: (1) Add the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number; (2) add Validation Instrument for Business Enterprises (VIBE) as a new record source; (3) specify under categories of records that information from State Motor Vehicle Agencies can be derived from commercial data providers; (4) update Routine Use E and add Routine Use F to comply with requirements set forth by OMB Memorandum M-17-12, ``Preparing for and Responding to a Breach of Personally Identifiable Information,'' (Jan. 3, 2017); (5) amend Routine Use J to include disclosure to the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS) \1\ for the purpose of validating information from a driver's license, permit, or
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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 one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for effective date(s). 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 the Department of the Treasury's Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202-622-2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC's website (www.treas.gov/ofac).
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

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. 53) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ''), granting complainant's unopposed motion for leave to amend the complaint and notice of investigation to substitute ``Home Depot Product Authority LLC'' and ``Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.'' for originally- named respondent ``The Home Depot, Inc.'' of Atlanta, Georgia. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Pitcher Fisherow, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2737. 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 terminal on
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 12, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. of McLean, Virginia. A first amended complaint was filed on May 14, 2019, and a second amended complaint was filed on June 3, 2019. The complaint, as amended, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation or sale of certain food processing equipment and packaging materials thereof by reason of false advertising and unfair competition, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure an industry in the United States. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The amended complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is 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, Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. Persons w
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In response to a covered merchandise referral from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and allegations of circumvention from the American HFC Coalition (the petitioners), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating an anti-circumvention inquiry to determine whether imports of non-patented R-421A (a blend of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) components R-125 and R-134a) from the People's Republic of China (China) that are further processed into finished HFC blends in the United States are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) order on HFC blends from China. DATES: Applicable June 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley or Manuel Rey, 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) 482-4987 and (202) 482-5518, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 30, 2017, Choice Refrigerants (Choice) filed a scope ruling request that Commerce determine if non-patented R-421A HFCs imported from China qualify for the exclusion in the scope of the Order
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In response to information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and allegations of circumvention from the American HFC Coalition (the petitioners), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating an anti-circumvention inquiry to determine whether imports of unfinished blends of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) components R-32 and R- 125 from the People's Republic of China (China) that are further processed into finished HFC blends in the United States are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) order on HFC blends from China. DATES: Applicable June 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley or Manuel Rey, 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) 482-4987 and (202) 482-5518, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce received information from CBP relating to the Order on HFC blends from China regarding certain blends comprised of HFC components R-32 and R-125, which closely resemble subject HFC blends from China.\1\ On April 2, 2018, Commerce published a notice that it was
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the preliminary determination of the less than fair value (LTFV) investigation of strontium chromate from Austria to correct a significant ministerial error. DATES: Applicable June 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith or Jaron Moore, 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) 482-1766 or (202) 482-3640, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 17, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination,\1\ and completed the disclosure of all calculation materials to interested parties. On May 20, 2019, Lumimove Inc. d.b.a. WPC Technologies (the petitioner) timely filed a ministerial error allegation regarding the Preliminary Determination.\2\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In response to allegations of circumvention from the American HFC Coalition (the petitioners), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating an anti-circumvention inquiry to determine whether certain hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blends, containing HFC components from India and the People's Republic of China (China), that are blended in India prior to importation into the United States, are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) order on HFC blends from China. DATES: Applicable June 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley or Manuel Rey, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: [[Page 28270]] (202) 482-4987 and (202) 482-5518, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 12, 2017, Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd. (GFL) filed a scope ruling request asking Commerce to confirm that its blend of R-410A,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In response to allegations of circumvention from the American HFC Coalition (the petitioners), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating an anti-circumvention inquiry to determine whether imports of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) components R-32, R-125, and R-143a from the People's Republic of China (China) that are further processed into HFC blends in the United States are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) order on HFC blends from China. DATES: Applicable June 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley or Manuel Rey, 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) 482-4987 and (202) 482-5518, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [[Page 28274]] Background On April 4, 2019, the petitioners filed a request that, pursuant to section 781(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce initiate an anti-circumvention inquiry regarding imports of
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