Federal Register International Trade Alert for 19 November 2019

FR Alert - Covering:11/19/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In this rule NMFS implements Amendment 28 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan, changing closed areas that affect commercial vessels fishing with bottom contacting gear in Federal waters off of Washington, Oregon, and California under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan. The final rule establishes new and revised areas closed to bottom trawling to conserve and protect Pacific coast groundfish essential fish habitat, and re-open areas that were closed to bottom trawling to rebuild previously-overfished groundfish stocks. Combined, these two changes increase protections for groundfish essential fish habitat and provide additional flexibility to participants fishing with bottom trawl gear in the groundfish trawl rationalization program. Amendment 28 also closes deep-water areas off the coast of California to bottom contacting gear to protect deep-water habitats, including deep-sea corals, under fishery management plan discretionary provisions in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. DATES: This final rule is effective on January 1, 2020. ADDRESSES: Information relevant to Amendment 28, which includes a Final Environmental Impact Statement, a regulatory impact review, a Regulatory Flexibility Act certification, and a Record of Decision are available for public review duri
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 63842-63843] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-25040] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-71-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 134--Chattanooga, Tennessee; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC; (Passenger Motor Vehicles); Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC (Volkswagen), submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of State is publishing an update to its List of Restricted Entities and Subentities Associated with Cuba (Cuba Restricted List) with which direct financial transactions are generally prohibited under the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR). This Cuba Restricted List is also considered during review of license applications submitted to the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) pursuant to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). DATES: This list of entities and subentities is effective on November 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Ruggles, Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation, tel.: 202-647-7677; Robert Haas, Office of the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, tel.: 202-453-8456, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 16, 2017, the President signed National Security Presidential Memorandum-5 on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba (NSPM-5). As directed by NSPM-5, on November 9, 2017, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0002182 regarding Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles Integrated with Thermal Energy Storage. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on methods to integrate and demonstrate supercritical carbon dioxide power cycles with thermal energy storage that operates in the temperature range between 565 and 670 [deg]C. The focus is on the integration of subsystems at temperatures that can enable near-term commercial deployment. DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on December 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to: SETO.RFI.CSP@ee.doe.gov. Include Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles Integrated with Thermal Energy Storage or sCO2 TES Integration, in the subject of the title. Only electronic responses will be accepted. The complete RFI document DE-FOA-0002182 is located at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be addressed to Rajgopal Vijaykumar at telephone (202) 287-1817 or by email SETO.RFI.CSP@ee.doe.gov. Further instructions can be found in the RFI document posted on EERE Exchange.
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than January 21, 2020) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0012 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Email. Submit comments to: CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washing
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of polyester textured yarn (yarn) from India are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). DATES: Applicable November 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson or Michael Bowen, 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) 482-4929 or (202) 482-0768, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register its preliminary affirmative determination in the LTFV investigation of yarn from India and invited parties to comment.\1\ A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Polyester Textured Yarn from India: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of polyester textured yarn (yarn) from the People's Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable November 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Dowling or Robert Palmer, 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) 482-1646 or (202) 482-9068, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 3, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination.\1\ The selected mandatory respondents in this investigation are Fujian Billion Polymerization Fiber Technology Industrial Co., Ltd. (Fujian Billion), Suzhou Shenghong Fiber Co., Ltd. (Shenghong Fiber), and Suzhou Shenghong Garmant Development Co. (Garmant). In the Preliminary Determination, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), Commerce aligned the final countervailing duty (CVD)
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of polyester textured yarn (yarn) from India. DATES: Applicable November 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janae Martin or Jesus Saenz, 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) 482-0238 or (202) 482-8184, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 3, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination.\1\ On June 12, 2019, Commerce also published the Amended Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register.\2\ On August 22, 2019, Commerce issued its Post-Preliminary Analysis.\3\ The selected mandatory respondents in this investigation are JBF Industries Limited (JBF) and Reliance Industries Limited (Reliance). In the Preliminary Determination, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), Commerce aligned the final countervailing duty (CVD) determination with the final antidumping duty (AD)
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') has issued an Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a violation of section 337. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint A. Gerdine, 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
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of polyester textured yarn (yarn) from the People's Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). DATES: Applicable November 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik, 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) 482-6905. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register its preliminary affirmative determination in the LTFV investigation of yarn from China and invited parties to comment.\1\ A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Polyester Textured Yarn from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is announcing a hearing for the GSP country practice reviews of Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Georgia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, South Africa, and Uzbekistan, and the country designation review of Laos. These reviews will focus on whether: (1) Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan are meeting the GSP eligibility criterion requiring that a GSP beneficiary country afford workers in that country internationally recognized worker rights; (2) Ecuador is meeting the GSP eligibility criterion requiring a GSP beneficiary country to act in good faith in recognizing as binding or in enforcing applicable arbitral awards; (3) Indonesia and South Africa are meeting the GSP eligibility criterion requiring adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights; (4) Indonesia and Thailand are meeting the GSP eligibility criterion requiring a GSP beneficiary country to provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets and basic commodity resources; and (5) Laos meets all of the GSP eligibility criteria [[Page 63956]] and should be newly designated as a GSP beneficiary country. This notice includes the schedule for submission of public comments and a public hearing. DATES:
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