Federal Register International Trade Alert for 23 September 2019

FR Alert - Covering:09/23/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 49717-49718] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-20517] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-57-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 145--Shreveport, Louisiana; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Benteler Steel/Tube Manufacturing Corp.; (Seamless Quality Steel Tubes); Shreveport, Louisiana Benteler Steel/Tube Manufacturing Corp. (Benteler) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Shreveport, Louisiana. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on September 13, 2019.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 49718-49719] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-20518] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-56-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 281--Miami, Florida; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; South Florida Lumber Company; (Steel Frames); Medley, Florida Miami-Dade County, grantee of FTZ 281, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of South Florida Lumber Company (South Florida Lumber), located in Medley, Florida. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on September
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department or We) establishes new Institutional Accountability regulations governing the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program to revise a Federal standard and a process for adjudicating borrower defenses to repayment claims for Federal student loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2020, and provide for actions the Secretary may take to collect from schools the amount of financial loss due to successful borrower defense to repayment loan discharges. The Department also amends regulations regarding pre-dispute arbitration agreements or class action waivers as a condition of enrollment, and requires institutions to include information regarding the school's internal dispute resolution and arbitration processes as part of in the borrower's entrance counseling. We amend the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations to establish the conditions or events that have or may have an adverse, material effect on an institution's financial condition and which warrant financial protection for the Department, update the definitions of terms used to calculate an institution's composite score to conform with changes in certain accounting standards, and account for leases and long-term debt. Finally, we amend the loan discharge provisions in the Direct Loan Program. DATES: These regula
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document corrects an interim final rule published on September 5, 2019, in the Federal Register, which amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding statement processing and Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) and made certain technical corrections to the CBP regulations. In the September 5, 2019, document, an amendatory instruction cited an incorrect sentence in a paragraph to be amended. This document corrects that error. DATES: This correction is effective September 23, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kara Welty, Debt Management Branch, Revenue Division, Office of Finance, 866-530-4172, collectionscapabilityowners@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 5, 2019, CBP and the Department of the Treasury published the ``Amendment to Statement Processing and Automated Clearinghouse (ACH)'' interim final rule in the Federal Register (84 FR 46678), which became effective on September 7, 2019. The interim final rule amended [[Page 49651]]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment providing information and feedback on the design of a potential prize competition with a goal of increasing resource recovery from municipal wastewater treatment plants across the United States, and in so doing, lower the ultimate cost of treatment by extracting additional value from the wastewater (i.e., improve energy efficiency). Through this potential prize, DOE would seek novel, systems-based solutions from multidisciplinary teams to implement resource recovery at small-to- medium-sized wastewater treatment plants. Specifically, the intent is to encourage teams of wastewater treatment plants, engineering and design firms, technology developers, resource customers (e.g., farmers, electric and gas utilities), and others to develop holistic community and/or watershed-based resource recovery plans for their respective wastewater treatment systems. Input from this RFI may be used to further develop the competition objectives, rules, metrics, and incentives. DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received by October 23, 2019, no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET). ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to WaterResourceRecoveryPrize@ee.doe.gov. Include Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize in the subject of the title. The complete RFI d
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 19, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Brother Industries, Ltd. of Japan, Brother International Corp. (U.S.A.) of Bridgewater, New Jersey, and Brother Industries (U.S.A., Inc.) of Bartlett, Tennessee. A supplement to the complaint was filed on August 20, 2019. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain toner cartridges, components thereof, and systems containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,568,856 (``the '856 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,575,460 (``the '460 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,632,456 (``the '456 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,785,093 (``the '093 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 9,846,387 (``the '387 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confident
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it will proceed with a full review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from Russia would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. A schedule for the review will be established and announced at a later date. DATES: September 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nitin Joshi (202-708-1669), 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. For further information concerning the conduct of this review and rules of general application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 19, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Zimmer, Inc. of Warsaw, Indiana and Zimmer US, Inc. of Warsaw, Indiana. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States and the sale of certain bone cements and bone cement accessories by reason of the misappropriation of trade secrets, false advertising, and tortious interference, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure an industry in the United States. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The 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 with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commis
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-615-617 and 731-TA-1432-1434 (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 fabricated structural steel from Canada, China, and Mexico, provided for in subheadings 7308.90.95, 7308.90.30, and 7308.90.60 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be subsidized and sold at less-than-fair-value. DATES: September 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Harriman ((202) 205-2610) or Stamen Borisson ((202) 205-3125), 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 i
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