Federal Register International Trade Alert for 30 September 2019

FR Alert - Covering:09/30/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on stainless steel sheet and strip from the People's Republic of China for the period April 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable September 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dunne, 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) 482-2328. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [[Page 51514]] Background On April 1, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on stainless steel sheet and strip (SSSS) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period April 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019.\1\ On April 30, 2019, the petitioners \2\ filed a timely request for review with respect to specific companies and affiliates from China, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 51514] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21153] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-533-824] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film Sheet, and Strip From India: Notice of Correction to the Notice of a Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2015-2016; and Notice of Amended Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2015-2016 AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates (chlorinated isos) from Spain for the period of review (POR) June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Ercros S.A. (Ercros). We preliminarily determine [[Page 51512]] that Ercros had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable September 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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) 482-4261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are chlorinated isocyanurates. Chlorinated isocyanurates are derivatives of cyanuric acid, described
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on biodiesel from Indonesia for the period October 31, 2017, through March 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable September 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dunne, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue [[Page 51515]] NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2328. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 1, 2019 Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on biodiesel from Indonesia for the period October 31, 2017, through March 31, 2019.\1\ On April 26, 2019, the petitioner \2\ filed a timely request for review with respect to PT. Cermerlang Energi Perkasa (CEP); PT. Ciliandra Perkasa; PT. Musim Mas, Medan; PT. Pelita Agung Agrindustri; and Wilmar International Ltd. (collectively, the Companies
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is correcting its notice of the final results of the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells), from the People's Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2016 through November 30, 2017. DATES: Applicable September 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pedersen, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2769. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 30, 2019, Commerce published the final results of the 2016-2017 administrative review of the AD order on solar cells from China in the Federal Register.\1\ In the Final Results, we incorrectly included Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd/Luoyang Suntech Power Co., Ltd. (Wuxi Suntech) in the list of companies we were continuing to find had made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. However, in the Preliminary Results we stated the following: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces the extension of the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) until October 1, 2024, pursuant to section 708 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended. The purpose of the VISA is to make intermodal shipping services/systems, including ships, ships' space, intermodal facilities and equipment, and related management services, available to the Department of Defense as required to support the emergency deployment and sustainment of U.S. Armed Forces. This is to be accomplished through cooperation among the maritime industry, the [[Page 51711]] Department of Transportation and the Department of Defense. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William G. McDonald, Office of Sealift Support, Room W25-310, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, William.McDonald@dot.gov, (202) 366-2323, Fax (202) 366-5904. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant 50 U.S.C. 4558(f)(2), the VISA may be extended for an additional period of 5 years provided (a) the Maritime Administrator (Administrator) certifies by publication in the Federal Register that the VISA is necessary for the national defense or preparedness programs and (b) the Attorney General (after consultation with the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)) finds that
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 51535-51536] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21135] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC19-120-000. Applicants: El Paso Electric Company, Sun Jupiter Holdings LLC. Description: Supplement to August 13, 2019 Joint Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act of El Paso Electric Company, et al. Filed Date: 9/23/19.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend its test procedures for ceiling fans established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. On July 25, 2016, DOE published a final rule amending the test procedure for ceiling fans to support the ceiling fans energy conservation standards rulemaking. In this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), DOE proposes to: Interpret the term ``suspended from a ceiling'' in the EPCA definition of ceiling fan to mean offered for mounting only on a ceiling; specify that very small-diameter (VSD) ceiling fans that do not also meet the definition of low-speed small- diameter (LSSD) ceiling fan are not required to be tested pursuant to the DOE test method; for LSSD and VSD ceiling fans, increase the tolerance for the stability criteria for the average air velocity measurements in low speed to reduce test burden; specify that large- diameter ceiling with blade spans greater than 24 feet do not need to be tested pursuant to the DOE test method; codify current guidance on calculating several values reported on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) EnergyGuide label for LSSD and VSD ceiling fans using results from the ceiling fan test procedures; and amend certification requirements and product-specific enforcement provisions to reflect the current test procedures and recently amended energy
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary for Electricity has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-74, which extends the following existing Integrated System rate schedules for the Southwestern Power Administration: Rate Schedule P-13A, Wholesale Rates for Hydro Peaking Power; Rate Schedule NFTS-13A, Wholesale Rates for Non-Federal Transmission/Interconnection Facilities Service; Rate Schedule EE-13, Wholesale Rates for Excess Energy. This is an interim rate action effective [[Page 51538]] October 1, 2019, extending for a period of two years through September 30, 2021. DATES: The effective period for the rate schedules specified in Rate Order No. SWPA-74 is October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Fritha Ohlson, Director, Division of Resources and Rates, Office of Corporate Operations, Southwestern Power Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, One West Third Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103, (918) 595-6684, fritha.ohlson@swpa.gov, or facsimile transmission (918) 595-6684. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00- 037.00B, effective November 19, 2016, and 00-002.00Q, effective
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On August 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a request for information (RFI) pertaining to the energy conservation standards for unfired hot water storage tanks. The RFI provided an opportunity for submitting written comments, data, and information by September 23, 2019. Prior to the end of the comment period for the RFI, DOE received a request from the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) on September 13, 2019 seeking additional time to analyze data, possibly conduct further testing, and prepare comments. In light of this request, DOE is reopening the comment period for an additional 30 days and announcing that decision in this document. DATES: The comment period for the RFI, published on August 9, 2019 (84 FR 39220), which closed on September 23, 2019, is hereby reopened and extended. DOE will accept written comments, data, and information in response to the RFI submitted no later than October 30, 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-0021, by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Fol
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This final rule empowers patients to be active participants in the discharge planning process and complements efforts around interoperability that focus on the seamless exchange of patient information between health care settings by revising the discharge planning requirements that Hospitals (including Short-Term Acute-Care Hospitals, Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Rehabilitation Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospitals, Children's Hospitals, and Cancer Hospitals), Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and Home Health Agencies (HHAs) must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This final rule also implements discharge planning requirements which will give patients and their families access to information that will help them to make informed decisions about their post-acute care, while addressing their goals of care and treatment preferences, which may ultimately reduce their chances of being re-hospitalized. It also updates one provision regarding patient rights in hospitals, intended to promote innovation and flexibility and to improve patient care. DATES: These regulations are effective on November 29, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alpha-Banu Wilson, (410) 786-8687, Kianna Banks, (410) 786-3498, CAPT Scott Cooper, USPHS, (410) 786-9465, Eric Laib (410) 786-9759, and Danielle Shearer, (410) 786-6617
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document provides notice of the pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of [[Page 51622]] a proposed individual exemption from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). If this proposed exemption is granted, certain entities with specified relationships to UBS AG (UBS), UBS Securities Japan and UBS France will not be precluded from relying on the exemptive relief provided by Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 84-14. DATES: If granted, this proposed exemption will be in effect for five years beginning on February 20, 2020 and ending on February 20, 2025. Written comments and requests for a public hearing on the proposed exemption should be submitted to the Department by November 14, 2019. ADDRESSES: All written comments and requests for a hearing (at least three copies) should be sent to the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Office of Exemption Determinations, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Application No. D-11998 or via private delivery service or courier to the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Office of Exemption Determinations, U.S. Department of Labor,
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to October 30, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message. Fax: 202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Andrea Battista, who may be reached at battistaal@state.gov via email or 202-663-3136 via phone.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA. This notice requests comments on all forms used by individual taxpayers: Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return; Form 1040NR; Form 1040NR-EZ; Form 1040X, 1040-SR and attachments, related forms and, some related regulations (see the Appendix A and B to this notice). In addition, there are numerous OMB numbers that report burden already included in this OMB number. In order to eliminate this duplicative burden reporting, 25 OMB numbers are being obsoleted. See Appendix C for information on the obsoleted OMB numbers and the burden that was/is reported under those numbers. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 29, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to The OMB Unit, SE:W:CAR:MP:T:M:SS, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information should be directed to Laurie Brimmer, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, a
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The IRS is soliciting comments on forms used by business entity taxpayers: Forms 1065, 1066, 1120, 1120-C, 1120-F, 1120-H, 1120-ND, 1120-S, 1120-SF, 1120-FSC, 1120-L, 1120-PC, 1120-REIT, 1120-RIC, 1120-POL; and related attachments to these forms (see the Appendix to this notice). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 29, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Laurie Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Sara Covington, at (202) 317-6038, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Sara.L.Covington@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Today, over 90 percent of all business entity tax returns are prepared using software by the taxpayer or with
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a full review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: September 23, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.--On August 5, 2019, the Commission determined that responses to its notice of institution of the subject five-year review were such that a full review should proceed (84 FR 43615, August 21, 2019); accordingly, a full review is being schedul
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On June 4, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated the first sunset review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Ukraine. Commerce determined that it was appropriate to conduct a full review. Commerce preliminarily finds that revocation of this AD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable September 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Caserta or Mark Hoadley, 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) 482-4737 or (202) 482-3148, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 4, 2019, Commerce initiated the sunset review of the agreement suspending the AD investigation on OCTG from Ukraine, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ Subsequent to the initiation of the sunset review, the suspension agreement on OCTG from Ukraine was terminated and an AD
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