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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 12 April 2019 jmurphy Fri, 04/12/2019 - 09:24 am

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that stainless steel bar (SSB) from Brazil has been sold at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2017, through August 8, 2017. DATES: Applicable April 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla, 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 October 31, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on SSB from Brazil.\1\ The administrative review covers one producer or exporter of the subject merchandise, Villares Metals S.A. (Villares). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, and we received a case brief from Villares.\2\ We did not receive a rebuttal brief. Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC or the Committee) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the U.S. Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below. DATES: May 7, 2019, from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Members of the public wishing to participate must register in advance with Victoria Gunderson at the contact information below by 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in order to pre- register, including any requests to make comments during the meeting or for accommodations or auxiliary aids. ADDRESSES: To register, please contact Victoria Gunderson, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-7890; email: Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Gunderson, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-7890; email: Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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[Notices] [Pages 14972-14973] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-07256] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Openjs Foundation (Formerly Node.js Foundation) Notice is hereby given that, on April 1, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), Node.js Foundation has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 14939-14941] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-07325] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott- Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General advance notice and to wait designated periods before consummation of such plans. Section 7A(b)(2) of the Act permits the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this waiting period prior to its expiration and requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 14973] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-07255] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Open Source Imaging Consortium, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on March 20, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), Open Source Imaging Consortium, Inc. has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing (1) the identities of the parties to the venture and (2) the nature and objectives of the venture. The notifications were filed for the purpose of invoking the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 14973] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-07258] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on March 21, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 14973-14974] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-07257] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Silicon Integration Initiative, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on March 18, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), Silicon Integration Initiative, Inc. (``Si2'') filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 14971] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-07246] [[Page 14971]] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-618-619 and 731-TA-1441-1444 (Preliminary)] Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a general exclusion order (``GEO'') denying entry of certain industrial automation systems and components thereof including control systems, controllers, visualization hardware, motion and motor control systems, networking equipment, safety devices, and power supplies that infringe complainant's asserted trademarks. The Commission has also issued a cease and desist order (``CDO'') directed to respondent Fractioni (Hongkong) Ltd. (``Fractioni''). The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Houda Morad, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-4716. 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 info
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 14970] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-07245] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-597 and 731-TA-1407 (Final)] Cast Iron Soil Pipe From China Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of cast iron soil pipe from China, provided for in subheading 7303.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 11 April 2019 jmurphy Fri, 04/12/2019 - 09:23 am

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding fifty (50) persons to the Unverified List (``UVL''), removing ten (10) persons, and adding an additional address for one (1) person currently listed on the UVL. The fifty persons are added to the UVL on the basis that BIS could not verify their bona fides because an end-use check could not be completed satisfactorily for reasons outside the U.S. Government's control. BIS is adding a new address for one person as BIS has determined that this person is receiving exports from the United States at an additional address. DATES: This rule is effective: April 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Kurland, Director, Office of Enforcement Analysis, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (202) 482-4255 or by email at UVLRequest@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Unverified List, found in Supplement No. 6 to Part 744 to the EAR, contains the names and addresses of foreign persons who are or have been parties to a transaction, as that such parties are described in Sec. 748.5 of the EAR, involving the export, reexport, or transfer
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the countervailing duty order on circular welded carbon quality steel pipe (CWP) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable April 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darla Brown, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1791. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 3, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of ``Opportunity to Request Administrative Review'' of the countervailing duty (CVD) order \1\ on circular welded carbon quality steel pipe from China for the POR.\2\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document informs the public that the maximum penalty for violations of the Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act (ABLA) is being adjusted in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended. Prior to the publication of this document, any person who violated the provisions of the ABLA was subject to a civil penalty of not more than $20,521, with each day constituting a separate offense. This document announces that this maximum penalty is being increased to $21,039. DATES: The new maximum civil penalty for violations of the ABLA takes effect on April 11, 2019 and applies to penalties that are assessed after that date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rita D. Butler, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW, Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 453-1039, ext. 101. Background Statutory Authority for Federal Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the Inflation Adjustment Act), Public Law 101-410, 104 Stat. 890, 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 14673-14674] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-07153] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1435-1440 (Preliminary)] Acetone From Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain Determination On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of acetone from Belgium, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain, provided for 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of laminated woven sacks (LWS) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is July 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable April 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Jackson or Celeste Chen, 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) 482-4406 or (202) 482-0890, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 11, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination and invited interested parties to comment.\1\ On October 23, 2018, Commerce postponed the final determination of this investigation until February 25, 2019.\2\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\3\ If the new deadline falls on a non-
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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. 7) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ''), granting complainant's motion to terminate the investigation as to respondent Growers Express, LLC (``Growers Express'') based on a settlement and license agreement. The investigation is terminated in its entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Chen, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2392. 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 (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commissi
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of laminated woven sacks (LWS) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) during the period of investigation (POI), [[Page 14648]] January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable April 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin or Ariela Garvett, 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) 482-3936 or (202) 482-3609, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This final determination is made in accordance with section 705 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the Preliminary Determination on August 13, 2018.\1\ In the Preliminary Determination, Commerce aligned the final countervailing duty (CVD)
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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. 17) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') that terminates the above-captioned investigation based on settlement. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Needham, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5468. 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 (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on August 21, 2018, based on a complaint filed by Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH of Obe
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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 10 April 2019 jmurphy Fri, 04/12/2019 - 09:23 am

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the sole exporter/producer subject to this administrative review, Electrolux Home Products Corp. N.V. and Electrolux Home Products de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (collectively, Electrolux), made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR), February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable April 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Janz or Maria Tatarska, 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) 482-2972 or (202) 482-1562, respectively. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are all large residential washers and certain subassemblies thereof from Mexico. The products are currently classifiable under subheadings 8450.20.0040 and 8450.20.0080 of the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS). Products subject to this order may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 8450.11.0040, 8450.11.0080, 8450.90.2000, and 8450.90.6000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this 
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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 March 6, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of LILLEbaby LLC of Golden, Colorado. LILLEbaby filed supplements to the complaint on March 25 and April 2, 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 child carriers and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,172,116 (``the '116 patent'') and U.S. Patent No. 8,424,732 (``the '732 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, limited exclusion orders. The complainant also requests that the Commission issue 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,
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 14398] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-07045] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-365-366 and 731-TA-734-735 (Fourth Review)] Certain Pasta From Italy and Turkey Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject five-year reviews, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that revocation of the countervailing duty orders and antidumping duty orders on certain pasta from Italy and Turkey would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.\2\ 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') has determined not to review a March 12, 2019 initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 9) terminating this investigation in its entirety based on a settlement agreement. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Traud, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3427. 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 (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 at 202-205- 1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 23, 2018, the Commission instituted this investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (``section
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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 5, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of DEI Holdings, Inc. and Directed, LLC of Vista, California, and Directed Electronics Canada Inc. of Canada. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the [[Page 14396]] sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain vehicle security and remote convenience systems and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,191,053 (the ``'053 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 7,483,783 (the ``'783 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 7,646,285 (the ``'285 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 7,898,386 (the ``'386 patent''), and U.S. Patent No. 8,378,800 (the ``'800 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. 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 S
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Agency Notice

Summary Determination of Non-Infringement of the Asserted Patents; Termination of Investigation AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to affirm an initial determination (Order No. 33) granting a motion for summary determination of non-infringement of the asserted patents and the presiding administrative law judge's (``ALJ'') underlying orders. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan M. Valentine, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, [[Page 14397]] Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202-708-2301. 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, 
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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 5, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Heraeus Medical LLC of Yardley, Pennsylvania and Heraeus Medical GmbH of Germany. A letter amending the complaint was filed on March 22, 2019. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, and in the sale of certain bone cements, components thereof and products containing the same by reason of misappropriation of trade secrets, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure a domestic industry in the United States or to prevent the establishment of such an industry. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation [[Page 14395]] 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 
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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 09 April 2019 jmurphy Fri, 04/12/2019 - 09:23 am

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 14086-14087] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06976] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-22-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 136--Brevard County, Florida; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Airbus OneWeb Satellites, LLC (Satellites and Satellite Systems); Merritt Island, Florida The Canaveral Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 136, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Airbus OneWeb Satellites, LLC (Airbus OneWeb) located in Merritt Island, Florida. The notification conforming to the requirements of the 
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 14087] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06979] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-21-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 291--Cameron Parish, Louisiana; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (Liquified Natural Gas), Cameron, Louisiana Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (Cheniere) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Cameron, Louisiana. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on March 25, 2019.
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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 small electric motors. Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (``EPCA''), 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 small electric motors 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 amending the standards for small electric motors 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 May 24, 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-0008, by any of the following methods: 
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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 March 4, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Hanwha Q CELLS USA Inc. of Dalton, Georgia and Hanwha Q CELLS & Advanced Materials Corporation of Korea. Letters supplementing the complaint were filed on March 12, 14, and 21, 2019. The complaint, as supplemented, 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 photovoltaic cells and products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,893,215 (``the '215 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. 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 individ
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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 08 April 2019 jmurphy Fri, 04/12/2019 - 09:22 am

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is revoking, in part, the antidumping duty (AD) orders on carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) and the United Kingdom as to grade 1078 and higher tire cord wire rod. DATES: Applicable May 21, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado or Jacob Garten, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202-482-4682 or 202-482- 4633. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 21, 2018, Commerce published the AD orders on wire rod from Korea and the United Kingdom.\1\ On September 17, 2018, six members of the domestic industry, including the petitioners from the underlying investigations (Nucor Corporation, Optimus Steel LLC (formerly, Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc), Keystone Consolidates Industries, Inc., and Charter Steel) requested that Commerce initiate a changed circumstances review (CCR) to revoke, in part, the AD orders on wire rod from Korea and the United Kingdom as to grade 1078 and higher tire cord wire rod effective
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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 June 7, 2019) 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 1651-0085 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, Washington,
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The registrants listed below have applied for and been granted registration by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as importers of schedule I or schedule II controlled substances. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The companies listed below applied to be registered as importers of various basic classes of controlled substances. Information on previously published notices is listed in the table below. No comments or objections were submitted and no requests for a hearing were submitted for these notices. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Company FR docket Published ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Chattem Chemicals................ 84 FR 2578...... February 7, 2019. Research Triangle Institute...... 84 FR 2571...... February 7, 2019. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The DEA has considered the factors in 21 U.S.C. 823, 952(a) and 958(a) and determined that the registration of the listed registrants to import the applicable basic classes of schedule I or II controlled substances is consistent with the public interest and with United States obligations under international treaties, conventions, or protocols in effect on May 1, 1971. The DEA investigated each of the company
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The registrant listed below has applied for and been granted a registration by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as an importer of schedule II controlled substances. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The company listed below applied to be registered as an importer of various [[Page 13960]] basic classes of controlled substances. Information on the previously published notice is listed in the table below. No comments or objections were submitted and no requests for hearings were submitted for this notice. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Company FR docket Published ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Johnson Matthey Inc.............. 83 FR 66750..... December 27, 2018. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The DEA has considered the factors in 21 U.S.C. 823, 952(a) and 958(a) and determined that the registration of the listed registrant to import the applicable basic class of schedule 1 or II controlled substances is consistent with the public interest and with United States obligations under international treaties, conventions, or
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The applicant listed below has submitted an application for registration to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to become an importer of schedule I controlled substances. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The company listed below applied to be registered as an importer of various basic classes of controlled substances. Information on the previously published notice is listed in the table below. No comments or objections were submitted and no requests for hearing were submitted for this notice. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Company FR docket Published ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Usona Institute................... 83 FR 64365...... December 14, 2018. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The DEA has considered the factors in 21 U.S.C. 823, 952(a) and 958(a) and determined that the registration of the listed applicant to import the applicable basic classes of schedule I controlled substances is consistent with the public interest and with United States obligations under international treaties, conventions, or protocols in effect on May 1, 1971. The DEA investigated the company's maintenance of effective controls
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 13953] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06854] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-392] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Sanyal Biotechnology, LLC ACTION: Notice of application. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic classes, and 
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 13961-13962] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06850] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-392] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Unither Manufacturing LLC ACTION: Notice of application. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- [[Page 13962]]
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 13954-13955] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06852] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-392] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: SpecGx LLC ACTION: Notice of application. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic classes, and applicants therefore, may file written 
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 13958-13959] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06849] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-392] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Organic Standards Solutions International, LLC ACTION: Notice of application. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic classes, and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to the
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The applicant listed below has submitted an application for registration to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to become an importer of a schedule I controlled substance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The company listed below applied to be registered as an importer of a basic class of controlled substance. Information on the previously published notice is listed in the table below. No comments or objections were submitted and no requests for a hearing were submitted for this notice. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Company FR docket Published ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Almac Clinical Services Incorp 84 FR 3253...... February 11, 2019. (ACSI). ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The DEA has considered the factors in 21 U.S.C. 823, 952(a) and 958(a) and determined that the registration of the listed applicant to import the applicable basic class of schedule I controlled substance is consistent with the public interest and with United States obligations under international treaties, conventions, or protocols in effect on May 1, 1971. The DEA investigated the company's maintenance of effective controls against diversion by inspecting and testing the company's
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This final rule makes technical amendments to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These technical changes are being made to remove expired, obsolete, or unnecessary regulations; correct dates, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers; and to reflect changes to nomenclature resulting from the transfer of ATF to the Department of Justice from the Department of the Treasury pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The changes are designed to update and provide clarity throughout these regulations. DATES: This rule is effective April 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shermaine Kenner, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice, 99 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20226; telephone: (202) 648-7070 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Backgrounds ATF administers regulations published in 27 CFR part 555, concerning commerce in explosives. ATF identified several technical amendments that are needed to update and to provide clarity to these
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this investigation received countervailable subsidies. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable April 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caitlin Monks, Celeste Chen, or Preston Cox, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-2670, 202-242-0890, or 202-482-5041, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on October 18, 2018.\1\ On November 27, 2018, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation, and reset the deadline to February 19, 2019.\2\ Subsequently, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29,
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the Federal poultry products inspection regulations to add Honduras to the list of countries eligible to export poultry products to the United States. The FSIS review of Honduras' laws, regulations, and inspection system demonstrated that its poultry slaughter inspection system is equivalent to the system FSIS has established under the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) and its implementing regulations. DATES: Effective May 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roberta Wagner, Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development; Telephone: (202) 720-0089. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under this final rule, Honduras will be permitted to export to the United States only raw poultry products, such as whole carcasses produced in certified Honduran establishments, because FSIS only assessed Honduras' poultry slaughter inspection system. Honduras would need to request an equivalence determination and submit additional information records for FSIS to review before FSIS would allow Honduras to export heat-treated poultry products, such as cooked or canned product, to the United States. All products that Honduras exports to the United States will be subject to re-inspection at ports of entry by FSIS inspectors. At this time, Honduras is unable to ship raw 
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on seamless refined copper pipe and tube from Mexico for the period November 1, 2017, through October 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable April 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure, 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) 482-5973. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [[Page 13633]] Background On November 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on seamless refined copper pipe and tube from Mexico for the period of review (POR) November 1, 2017, through October 31, 2018.\1\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 13631-13632] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06705] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-20-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 168--Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Packaging for Mobiles and Tablets), Coppell, Texas Metroplex International Trade Development Corporation, grantee of FTZ 168, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung), located in Coppell, Texas. 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] [Page 13632] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06707] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-07-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 238--Dublin, Virginia; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; EBI, LLC (Mattresses and Sofas), Danville, Virginia The New River Valley Economic Development Alliance, grantee of FTZ 238, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of EBI, LLC (EBI), located in Danville, Virginia. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on April 1, 2019.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review, in part, of the antidumping duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (OTR tires) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable April 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Haynes, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5139. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 11, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on OTR tires from China.\1\ From September 27, 2018, through October 1, 2018, Commerce received timely requests to conduct an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on OTR tires from China from the following firms: Qingdao Honghua Tyre Factory (Honghua Tyre); Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd. (Triangle); Lianzhou Xiongying Industry Co., Ltd. (Xiongying); Qingdao Jinhaoyang International Co., Ltd. (Jinhaoyang);
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making the 2019 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law on November 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts DHS's civil monetary penalties for 2019 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after April 5, 2019 whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015. DATES: This rule is effective on April 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Westmoreland, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Phone: 202-447-4384. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Statutory and Regulatory Background II. Overview of Final Rule III. Adjustments by Component A. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of refillable stainless steel kegs (kegs) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable April 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Czajkowski or Robert Brown at (202) 482-1395 or (202) 482-3702, respectively, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on October 16, 2018.\1\ On December 4, 2018, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination in this investigation to February 19, 2019.\2\ 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 28, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Data Scape Limited of Sandyford, Ireland, and C-Scape Consulting Corp. of Rockville Centre, New York. 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 data transmission devices, components thereof, associated software, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,720,929 (``the '929 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,617,537 (``the '537 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,386,581 (``the '581 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. 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
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 13318] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06546] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--The Open Group, LLC Notice is hereby given that, on March 4, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), The Open Group, LLC (``TOG'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Amazon Web
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 13318] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06547] [[Page 13318]] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Cooperative Research Group on ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas Notice is hereby given that, on March 11, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), Southwest Research Institute-- Cooperative Research Group on ROS-Industrial Consortium-Americas
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 13318-13319] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06544] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--ASTM International Standards Notice is hereby given that on February 19, 2019 pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), ASTM International (``ASTM'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing additions or changes to its standards development activities. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 13319] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06545] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on March 11, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. (``IMS Global'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.
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POSTAL SERVICE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has completed its regulatory review of its rule implementing the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (``CAN-SPAM Rule'' or ``Rule'') as part of the agency's periodic review of all its regulations and guides, and has determined to retain the Rule in its present form. DATES: This action is effective as of April 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: Relevant portions of the record of this proceeding, including this document, are available at https://www.ftc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher E. Brown, (202) 326-2825, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, CC-8528, Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The Commission reviews its rules and guides periodically to seek information about their costs and benefits, as well as their regulatory and economic impact. This information assists the Commission in identifying rules and guides that warrant modification or rescission. 
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission is proposing to amend its Privacy Rule for certain financial institutions subject to the Rule to revise the Rule's scope, to modify the Rule's definitions of ``financial institution'' and ``federal functional regulator,'' and to update the Rule's annual customer privacy notice requirement. The proposed amendments will also remove certain examples in the Rule that apply to financial institutions that now fall outside the scope of the Commission's Rule. This action is necessary to conform the Rule to the current requirements of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), as amended by the Dodd-Frank and FAST Acts, and will clarify which financial institutions are covered by the Commission's Rule and their annual customer privacy notice obligations under the Rule. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before June 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by following the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``Amendment to the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule, 16 CFR part 313, Rulemaking No. R411016,'' on your comment and file your comment online at https://www.regulations.gov by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail your comment to the following address
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its proposal to amend the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (``Safeguards Rule'' or ``Rule''). The proposal contains five main modifications to the existing Rule. First, it adds provisions designed to provide covered financial institutions with more guidance on how to develop and implement specific aspects of an overall information security program. Second, it adds provisions designed to improve the accountability of financial institutions' information security programs. Third, it exempts small businesses from certain requirements. Fourth, it expands the definition of ``financial institution'' to include entities engaged in activities that the Federal Reserve Board determines to be incidental to financial activities. Finally, the Commission proposes to include the definition of ``financial institution'' and related examples in the Rule itself rather than cross-reference them from a related FTC rule, the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before June 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by following the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``Safeguards Rule, 16 CFR part 314, Project No. P1454
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 13005] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06471] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-19-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 249--Pensacola, Florida; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; GE Renewables North America, LLC (Wind Turbine Nacelles, Hubs, and Drivetrains); Pensacola, Florida GE Renewables North America, LLC (GE Renewables) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Pensacola, Florida. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was 
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has received a petition submitted on behalf of a domestic interested party requesting the reclassification, under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), of certain steel special profiles from the United Kingdom and Germany, imported for use in manufacturing forklift masts or carriages. In New York Ruling Letter (NY) N293371, dated February 8, 2018, CBP classified the steel special profiles under subheading 8431.20.00, HTSUS, as parts suitable for use solely or principally with forklifts. Petitioner contends that based on their condition as imported and the processing that needs to be undertaken after importation, the steel special profiles should be classified under subheading 7216.50.00, HTSUS, as hot-rolled nonalloy steel profile shapes. Petitioner further contends that the result of this ruling is that the products are avoiding the application of additional duties for steel imposed by Presidential Proclamation 9705 of March 8, 2018, under Section 232. This document invites comments with regard [[Page 13058]] to the correctness of the current classification. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number, by one of the following methods: 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of an investigation and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping duty investigation No. 731-TA-1446 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that 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 sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada, provided for in subheadings 2833.11.10 and 2833.11.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value. Unless the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by May 13, 2019. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by May 20, 2019. DATES: March 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keysha Martinez (202-205-2136), 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. Pers
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 15, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Innovative Foundry Technologies LLC of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Letters supplementing the complaint were filed on March 1, 2019; March 8, 2019; and March 13, 2019. The complaint, as supplemented, 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 semiconductor devices, integrated circuits, and consumer products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,583,012 (``the '012 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 6,797,572 (``the '572 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,009,226 (``the '226 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,880,236 (``the '236 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 9,373,548 (``the '548 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists or is in the process of being established as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests 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 t
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Nanjing Yinxiangchen International Trade Co., Ltd. (Nanjing Yinxiangchen) did not make sales of subject merchandise at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR), September 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on the preliminary results. DATES: Applicable April 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla (202) 482-3477, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce is conducting a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (China). The new shipper review covers Nanjing Yinxiangchen. Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\1\ If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce's practice,
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) announces a public meeting for the variable refrigerant flow multi- split air conditioners and heat pumps (VRF multi-split systems) working group. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that agencies publish notice of an advisory committee meeting in the Federal Register. DATES: DOE will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Washington, DC. The meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. On the first day, the meeting will be held in Room 8E-089, and on the second day, the meeting will be held in Room 1E-245. Please see the Public Participation section of this notice for additional information on attending the public meeting, including webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Cymbalsky, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Building Technologies (EE-5B), 950 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 287-1692. Email: ASRAC@ee.doe.gov
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On February 13, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment regarding proposals to update and modernize the Department's current rulemaking methodology titled, ``Procedures, Interpretations, and Policies for Consideration of New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Products'' (Process Rule). This notice announces a second public meeting, to be held on April 11, 2019, and an extension of the public comment period for submitting comments in response to the Process Rule. The comment period is extended from April 15, 2019, to May 6, 2019. DATES: Comments: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment published on February 13, 2019 (84 FR 3910) is extended. Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before May 6, 2019. Meeting: DOE will hold a public meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instru
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties will remain the same as the previous quarter. For the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2019, the interest rates for overpayments will be 5 percent for corporations and 6 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 6 percent for both corporations and non-corporations. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel. DATES: The rates announced in this notice are applicable as of April 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Ingalls, Revenue Division, Collection Refunds & Analysis Branch, 6650 Telecom Drive, Suite #100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278; telephone (317) 298-1107. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1505 and Treasury Decision 85-93, published in the Federal Register on May 29, 1985 (50 FR 21832), the interest rate paid on applicable overpayments or underpayments of customs duties must be in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code rate established
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document revises the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program Policy Directives. Specifically, the Small Business Administration combines the two directives into one document, clarifies the data rights and Phase III preference afforded to SBIR and STTR small business awardees, adds definitions relating to data rights, and clarifies the benchmarks for progress towards commercialization. DATES: These revisions to the SBIR/STTR Policy Directive are effective on May 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edsel Brown, Assistant Director, Office of Innovation, at (202) 401-6365 or technology@sba.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary The purpose of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is to stimulate innovation in the US economy by engaging innovative small business concerns (SBCs) in Federally-funded research and research and development (R/R&D). Similarly, the purpose of the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program is to foster partnerships of ideas and technologies between innovative SBCs and research institutions through Federally-funded R/R&D. Federal agency
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Luxury Vinyl Tile and Components Thereof, DN 3376; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and 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 United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov . The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (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 term
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 12581-12585] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06387] [[Page 12581]] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-570-107] Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
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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. 10) of the Administrative Law Judge (``ALJ'') granting-in-part a joint motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation (``NOI''). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Houda Morad, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-4716. 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 (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 13, 2018, the Commission instituted this investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (``sectio
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 12587-12592] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06388] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-570-106] Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 26, 2019. 
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: We are adopting amendments to modernize and simplify certain disclosure requirements in Regulation S-K, and related rules and forms, in a manner that reduces the costs and burdens on registrants while continuing to provide all material information to investors. The amendments are also intended to improve the readability and navigability of disclosure documents and discourage repetition and disclosure of immaterial information. To provide for a consistent set of rules to govern incorporating information by reference and hyperlinking, we are also adopting parallel amendments to several rules and forms applicable to investment companies and investment advisers, including amendments that would require certain investment company filings to be submitted in HyperText Markup Language format. DATES: The final rules are effective May 2, 2019, except for the amendments to 17 CFR 229.601(b)(2) and (b)(10)(iv); paragraph 4(a) of Instructions as to Exhibits of 17 CFR 249.220f; Instruction 6 to Item 1.01 of 17 CFR 249.308; Instruction 4 to Item 28 of 17 CFR 239.15A and 274.11A; Instruction 6 to Item 25.2 of 17 CFR 239.14 and 274.11a-1; Instruction 5 to Item 29(b) of 17 CFR 239.17a and 274.11b; Instruction 5 to Item 24(b) of 17 CFR 239.17b and 274.11c; Instruction 3 of Instructions as to Exhibits of 17 CFR 239.24 and 274.5; new Instruction 3 t
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 12199-12200] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06218] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Review AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. Background Every five years, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission automatically initiate and conduct reviews to
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain softwood lumber products (softwood lumber) from Canada with January anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Applicable April 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Galantucci (AD) and Kristen Johnson (CVD), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-2923 and (202) 482-4793, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on softwood lumber from Canada with January anniversary dates. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by Commerce discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with January anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Applicable April 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482- 4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with January anniversary dates. With respect to the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders on certain softwood lumber from Canada, the intiation of the antidumping duty and countervailing duty administrative reviews for these orders will be published in a separate initiation notice. 
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 12196-12197] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06186] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security In the Matter of: Arnoldo Antonio Arredondo, Inmate Number: 23611-479, FCI Beaumont Medium, Federal Correctional Institution, P.O. Box 26040, Beaumont, TX 77720; Order Denying Export Privileges On November 28, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Arnoldo Antonio Arredondo (``Arredondo'') was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2012)) (``AECA''). Arredondo was convicted of violating Section 38 of the AECA by conspiring and agreeing with others to knowingly and willfully export and cause to be exported, from the United States to Mexico, .223 caliber rifles, which were designated as
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 12207-12209] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06213] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482- 4735.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 12196] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06240] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC) will meet on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 9:30 a.m., in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues NW, Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to sensors and instrumentation equipment and technology. 
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 12194-12195] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06215] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-18-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 47--Boone County, Kentucky; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; BWF America, Inc. (Textile/Felt Filter Bags and Other Filter Products for Industrial Use), Hebron, Kentucky The Greater Cincinnati Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 47, submitted [[Page 12195]]
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 12198-12199] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06214] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-570-092] Mattresses From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable April 1, 2019. 
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 12197-12198] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06185] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security In the Matter of: Mohan L. Nirala, 8005 Moss Bank Drive, Laurel, MD 20724; Order Denying Export Privileges On March 13, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Mohan L. Nirala (``Nirala'') was convicted of violating Section 793(e) of the Espionage Act (18 U.S.C. 792-799 (2012)) (``the Espionage Act''). Nirala was convicted of having unauthorized possession of a document relating to the national defense, namely, a forty-seven page classified document containing emails, exhibits, and PowerPoint slides, each individually marked as being classified, and willfully retaining the document and failing to deliver
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce is announcing its recruitment of candidates to serve on one of its seven Technical Advisory Committees (``TACs'' or ``Committees''). TAC members advise the Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls applicable to dual-use items (commodities, software, and technology) and on the administration of those controls. The TACs are composed of representatives from industry, academia, and the U.S. Government and reflect diverse points of view on the concerns of the exporting community. Industry representatives are selected from firms producing a broad range of items currently controlled for national security, non-proliferation, foreign policy, and short supply reasons or that are proposed for such controls. Representation from the private sector is balanced to the extent possible among large and small firms. Six TACs are responsible for advising the Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls and the administration of those controls within specified areas: Information Systems TAC: Control List Categories 3 (electronics), 4 (computers), and 5 (telecommunications and information security); Materials TAC: Control List Category 1 (materials, chemicals, microorganisms, and toxins); Materials Processing Equipment TAC: Con
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is granting a waiver extension (Case No. 2018-012) to Dyson, Inc. (``Dyson'') to waive certain requirements of the DOE battery charger test procedure for determining the energy consumption of the specified Dyson battery charger basic model. Dyson is required to test and rate this basic model in accordance with the alternate test procedure specified. DATES: The Extension of Waiver is effective on April 1, 2019. The Extension of Waiver will terminate upon the compliance date of any future amendment to the test procedure for battery chargers located in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix Y that addresses the issues presented in this waiver. At such time, Dyson must use the relevant test procedure for the specified basic model of battery chargers for any testing to demonstrate compliance with standards, and any other representations of energy use. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Email: AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov. Mr. Peter Cochran, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, Mail Stop GC-33, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0103. Telephone: (2
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is extending the public comment period for its notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to withdraw the revised definitions of General Service Lamp (GSL), General Service Incandescent Lamp (GSIL) and related terms established in two definition final rules issued on January 19, 2017. DOE published the NOPR in the Federal Register on February 11, 2019 establishing a 60-day public comment period ending April 12, 2019. DOE is extending the public comment period for submitting comments and data on the NOPR by 21 days to May 3, 2019. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on February 11, 2019 (84 FR 3120), is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this rulemaking received no later than May 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments, identified by ``1904-AE26,'' by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Email: GSL2018STD0010@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number and/or RIN in the subject line of the message. Submit electronic comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or ASCII file format, and avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption. Postal Mail: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. 
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule requiring each owner or operator of a maritime facility regulated by the Coast Guard to implement a system providing seafarers, pilots, and representatives of seamen's welfare and labor organizations access between vessels moored at the facility and the facility gate, in a timely manner and at no cost to the seafarer or other individuals. These access procedures must be documented in the Facility Security Plan for each facility, and approved by the local Captain of the Port. This final rule, which implements a congressional mandate, ensures that no facility owner or operator denies or makes it impractical for seafarers or other individuals to transit through the facility. DATES: This final rule is effective May 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may view supplemental material identified by docket number USCG-2013-1087 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about this document, call or email LCDR Myles J. Greenway, Cargo and Facilities Division (CG-FAC-2), Coast Guard; telephone 202-372-1168, email Myles.J.Greenway@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents for Preamble
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is issuing new regulations governing the certification of temporary employment opportunities to be filled by nonimmigrant workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the obligations applicable to employers of such workers under the CNMI-Only Transitional Worker visa program (CW-1). This interim final rule (IFR), implementing provisions of the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018 (Workforce Act), establishes the process by which a CNMI employer will obtain a prevailing wage determination (PWD) and temporary labor certification (TLC) from DOL for use in petitioning the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to employ a nonimmigrant worker in CW-1 status. Although the CW-1 visa classification predates the Workforce Act, classification as a CW-1 nonimmigrant does not currently require a labor certification. The Workforce Act institutes a labor certification requirement as a prerequisite for approval of a CW-1 petition by DHS and charges the Department with promulgating an IFR to administer this new labor certification requirement. We are also issuing regulations to provide for increased worker protections for both United States (U.S.) and foreign workers to ensure no U.S. worker is placed at a competitive disadvantage compared to a foreign worker or i
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is proposing to modify its system of records for fraud and forgery records. Records contained in this system are used to investigate potential or actual fraud against TSP participant or beneficiary accounts. FRTIB is modifying this system of records to account for its process for addressing new alerts the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) sends to FRTIB to better help protect and secure participant account information. DATES: This system will become effective upon its publication in today's Federal Register. FRTIB is not proposing any changes to the routine uses. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments to FRTIB by any one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the website instructions for submitting comments. Fax: (202) 942-1676. Mail or Hand Delivery: Office of General Counsel, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, 77 K Street NE, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20002. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marla Greenberg, Chief Privacy Officer, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Office of General 
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 31, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request (ICR) by mail to the U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections Clearance Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gs-info_collections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028-0119 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Ryan Longhenry by email at rlonghenry@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 605-591-6179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are soliciting comments on the proposed information collection
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to remove the reference to an outdated guidance document in an explanatory note following the table of separation distances of ammonium nitrate and blasting agents from explosives or blasting agents. This final rule also clarifies that those separation distance requirements apply to all ammonium nitrate. DATES: Effective Date: May 31, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise Brown, Enforcement Programs and Services, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice, 99 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20226; telephone: (202) 648-7070. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Attorney General has delegated to the Director of ATF responsibility for administering and enforcing title XI, Regulation of Explosives, of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 (OCCA), Public Law 91-452, as amended, 18 U.S.C. chapter 40. See 18 U.S.C. 847; 28 CFR 0.130. Congress has declared that the purpose of the OCCA, is to reduce the ``hazard to persons and property arising from misuse and unsafe or
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on crawfish tail meat from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission. DATES: Instituted April 1, 2019. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is May 1, 2019. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by June 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202-205-3193), 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- [[Page 12290]] 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 proceeding may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.us
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (the ``Commission'') has determined that no violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (``Section 337''), has been proven in the above-captioned investigation and accordingly no remedial orders shall be issued, which renders moot any issues of remedy, the public interest, or bonding. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl P. Bretscher, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2382. 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 (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Docket Information System (``EDIS'') (https://edis.usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal, telephone (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has instituted a formal enforcement proceeding related to cease and desist orders issued in the above-captioned investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Needham, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5468. 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 (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted an investigation on May 23, 2017, based on a complaint filed by iRobot Corporation of Bedford, Massachusetts (``iRobot''). 82 FR 23593-94. The complaint, as supplemented, alleged violations of section 337 of the
[19-06194] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the [[Page 12228]] Department of Commerce (Commerce) is automatically initiating the five- year reviews (Sunset Reviews) of the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) order(s) listed below. The International Trade Commission (the Commission) is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Reviews which covers the same order(s). DATES: Applicable (April 1, 2019). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commerce official identified in the Initiation of Review section below at AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. For information from the Commission contact Mary Messer, Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission at (202) 205-3193. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce's procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set
[19-06217] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) has announced its schedule, including deadlines for filing written submissions, in connection with preparing a report on its tenth and final annual review in investigation No. 332-503, Earned Import Allowance Program: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Program for Certain Apparel from the Dominican Republic, Tenth Annual Review. DATES: [[Page 12288]] June 7, 2019: Deadline for filing written submissions. September 20, 2019: Transmittal of tenth report to House Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Finance. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission's hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. All written submissions, including statements, and briefs, should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. The public file for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project leader Laura V. Rodriguez (202-205-3499 or laura.rodriguez@usitc.gov) for information specific to
[19-06191] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission. DATES: Instituted April 1, 2019. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is May 1, 2019. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by June 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202-205-3193), 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 proceeding may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (
[19-06195] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission. DATES: Instituted April 1, 2019. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is May 1, 2019. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by June 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202-205-3193), 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 proceeding may be viewed on the Commission's electronic doc
[19-06189] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

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