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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 11 October 2019 jmurphy Fri, 10/11/2019 - 04:28 pm

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Court of International Trade (CIT) granted a request from Hyosung Corporation and HICO America Sales and Technology (HICO America) (collectively, Hyosung) for partial final judgment regarding issues pertaining solely to Hyosung concerning the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on large power transformers (LPTs) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) covering the period August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014 (Court Order, ABB Inc. v. United States, Ct. No. 16-54 (CIT August 29, 2019)). The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the partial final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final results and notice of amended final results of the administrative review and that Commerce is amending the amended final results with respect to the dumping margins assigned to Hyosung. DATES: Applicable October 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John K. Drury, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0195. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review during the period of review (POR), April 25, 2017 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable October 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annathea Cook, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0250. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 1, 2019, Commerce published the notices of initiation of the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order \1\ on certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People's Republic of China (China ).\2\ On May 2, 2019, Commerce published a correction of the original Initiation Notice to include additional companies for which a review had been requested.\3\ Pursuant to the Initiation Notice and Corrected Initiation Notice, we initiated a
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 54837] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22308] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-62-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 141--Rochester, New York; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Eastman Kodak Company; (One-Time Use Cameras); Rochester, New York Eastman Kodak Company (Eastman Kodak) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Rochester, New York. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on September 26, 2019.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons and vessels that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons and these vessels are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC's website (https://www.treasury.gov/ofac). 
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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 certain quartz surface products (quartz surface products) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). The period of investigation is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable October 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Berger or Peter Zukowski, 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) 482-2483 or (202) 482-0189, 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 June 3, 2019.\1\ On July 3, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation, and the revised deadline is now October 7, 2019.\2\ For a complete description of the events that
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on welded large diameter line pipe (line pipe) from Japan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing this notice of continuation of the AD order. DATES: Applicable October 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John McGowan, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3019. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 11, 2018, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the third sunset review of the AD order on line pipe from Japan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ As a result of the review, Commerce determined that revocation of the AD order on line pipe from Japan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping.\2\ Commerce, therefore, notified
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Argon Plasma Coagulation System Probes, Their Components, and Other Argon Plasma Coagulation System Components for use Therewith, DN 3414; 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 advise
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain quartz surface products (quartz surface products) from India for the period of investigation April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable October 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson or Stephanie Moore, 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) 482-4793 or (202) 482-3692, 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 June 3, 2019.\1\ On July 3, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now October 7, 2019.\2\ For a complete description of the events that
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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 10 October 2019 jmurphy Fri, 10/11/2019 - 04:27 pm

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of certain cased pencils (pencils) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018. We preliminarily determine that Fila Dixon Stationery (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. (Kunshan Dixon) is not eligible for a separate rate and, therefore, remains part of the China- wide entity. Additionally, we are rescinding the review with respect to six companies. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping (AD) duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Balbontin or Brian Smith, 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) 482-6478 or (202) 482-1766, respectively. [[Page 54593]] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding reviews for all but four companies and preliminarily determines that these four companies had no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable October 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0835. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background After initiating this review with respect to multiple companies or company groupings,\1\ interested parties timely withdrew review requests for all but four companies. For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum which is hereby adopted by this notice.\2\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to correct a ministerial error. DATES: Applicable October 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel Rey or Whitley Herndon, 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) 482-5518 or (202) 482-6274, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 27, 2019, Commerce published the Final Results of the 2016-2017 administrative review of CWP from the UAE in the Federal Register.\1\ On August 28, 2019, Ajmal Steel Tubes & Pipes Ind. L.L.C./ Noble Steel Industries L.L.C. (collectively, Ajmal Steel), one of two companies selected for individual examination in this administrative review, alleged the existence of a ministerial error in Commerce's Final Results.\2\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on silicon metal from the Russian Federation (Russia) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail are indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3148. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 26, 2003, Commerce issued an AD order on silicon metal from Russia.\1\ On July 2, 2014, Commerce published the notice of continuation of the Order pursuant to the second sunset review.\2\ On June 4, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the third sunset review of the Order.\3\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to modify and reissue a current DHS system of records titled, ``DHS/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)-007 Benefits Information System.'' This system of records describes DHS/USCIS collection, maintenance, processing, and adjudication of naturalization, lawful permanent residence, and other immigrant and nonimmigrant immigration-related requests (hereinafter collectively referred to as ``immigration requests'')[thinsp]submitted to USCIS in accordance with U.S. immigration law. DHS/USCIS also uses the records contained in the Benefits Information System (BIS) to prevent individuals from fraudulently obtaining immigration and naturalization benefits and to deny immigration and naturalization requests submitted by individuals who pose national security or public safety threats. The BIS may also be used in support of employee performance and production reporting purposes, as well as track an employee or contractor's workload and efficiency in processing a particular immigration request, managing workloads, and providing statistical analyses to USCIS leadership. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 12, 2019. This modified system will be effective upon publication. New or modified routine uses will be effective Novemb
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Cochise College has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to Cochise College. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Cochise College at the address in this notice by November 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: Rebecca Orozco, Cochise College, 4190 West Highway 80, Douglas, AZ 85607, telephone (520) 515-3697, email orozcor@cochise.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in 
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 54730] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22136] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Secretary List of Countries Requiring Cooperation With an International Boycott In accordance with section 999(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the Department of the Treasury is publishing a current list of countries which require or may require participation in, or cooperation with, an international boycott (within the meaning of section 999(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986). On the basis of the best information currently available to the Department of the Treasury, the following countries require or may require participation in, or cooperation with, an international boycott
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to affirm the conclusion of the presiding administrative law judge's (``ALJ'') initial determination (``ID'') that no violation of section 337 has occurred. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Pitcher Fisherow, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2737. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 4, 2018, the Commission instituted this investigation based on a complaint and supplements thereto filed on behalf of Gamevice, Inc.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that the final phase of its antidumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico is suspended. The subject investigation was resumed on May 7, 2019, to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be sold at less than fair value (``LTFV'') (84 FR 27805, June 14, 2019). On September 24, 2019, Commerce published notice in the Federal Register of the suspension of its antidumping investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico (84 FR 49987). The basis for the suspension is an agreement between Commerce and representatives of Mexican producers/exporters accounting for substantially all fresh tomatoes imported from Mexico into the United States. DATES: September 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher W. Robinson (202-205- 2542), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will n
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing an antidumping duty order on refillable stainless steel kegs from Mexico. DATES: Applicable October 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Hollander or Minoo Hatten, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2805 or (202) 482-1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on August 19, 2019, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, including its affirmative determination of critical circumstances, with respect to imports of refillable stainless steel kegs from Mexico.\1\ On October 3, 2019, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination pursuant to section 735(b)(1)(B) of the Act that the establishment of an industry in the
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 54712-54714] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22142] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34-87232; File No. SR-FINRA-2019-008] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Amendment No. 2 to a Proposed Rule Change To Establish a Corporate Bond New Issue Reference Data Service and Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on Proceedings To Determine Whether To Approve or Disapprove a Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendment No. 1, To Establish a Corporate Bond New Issue Reference Data Service October 4, 2019. I. Introduction
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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 09 October 2019 jmurphy Fri, 10/11/2019 - 04:27 pm

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twenty-eight entities to the Entity List. These twenty- eight entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States and will be listed on the Entity List under the destination of the People's Republic of China (China). DATES: This rule is effective October 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, End-User Review Committee, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (202) 482-5991, Email: ERC@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Entity List (15 CFR, Subchapter C, part 744, Supplement No. 4) identifies entities reasonably believed to be involved, or to pose a significant risk of being or becoming involved, in activities contrary to the national [[Page 54003]]
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of ITA's Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES. The [[Page 54105]] appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months. DATES: The period of appointment for those individuals selected for ITA's Performance Review Board begins on October 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joan Nagielski, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Human Resources Management, Department of Commerce Human Capital Client Services, Office of Employment and Compensation, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Room 50013, Washington, DC 20230, at (202) 482-6342. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314 (c) (4), the International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Zhongshan Geelong Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Geelong), the sole producer subject to this administrative review of certain tool chests and cabinets (tool chests) from the People's Republic of China (China) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), September 15, 2017 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable October 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 24, 2018, Commerce published the countervailing duty (CVD) order on tool chests from China.\1\ On February 8, 2019, we published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the Order for the POR.\2\ On February 28, 2019, we received timely requests from Geelong \3\ and Home Depot \4\ to conduct an administrative review of the Order with regard to Geelong.\5\ On April
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 45) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') terminating the investigation as to the remaining respondents, EndyMed Medical Inc. of New York City, New York and EndyMed Medical Ltd. of Caesarea, Israel (``Endy''), based on a settlement agreement. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Gerdine, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2310. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INF
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 54174-54175] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22058] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1427 (Final)] Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs from Mexico Determination On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigation, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded by reason of imports of refillable stainless steel kegs from Mexico, provided for in subheadings 7310.10 and 7310.29 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of this AD order. DATES: Applicable October 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, Office II, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 29, 2014, Commerce published its antidumping duty order on diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan in the Federal Register.\1\ On April 1, 2019, the ITC instituted,\2\ and Commerce initiated,\3\ the first sunset review of the antidumping duty order on diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on September 3, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of SK Innovation Co., Ltd. of the Republic of Korea and SK Battery America, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia. 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 pouch-type battery cells, battery modules, and battery packs, components thereof, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain U.S. Patent No. 10,121,994 (``the '994 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States 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 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 a
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof (wooden cabinets and vanities) from the People's Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable October 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, Rachel Greenberg, or Eliza Siordia, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 2593, (202) 482-0652, or (202) 482-3878, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on April 2, 2019.\1\ On August 5, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to find no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, in the above-referenced investigation. 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 Commission instituted this investigation on January 26, 2018, based on a complaint, as supplemented, filed on behalf of Neptune Subsea Acquisitions Ltd. of the United Kingdom; 
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On January 23, 2018, the President imposed a safeguard measure on imports of certain solar products pursuant to a section 201 investigation. On February 14, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative established procedures for interested persons to request product- specific exclusions from application of the safeguard measure. On June 13, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative published a notice granting certain requests for exclusions and excluding the products at issue from the safeguard measure's application. In particular, the U.S. Trade Representative excluded bifacial solar panels consisting only of bifacial solar cells. Since publication of that notice, the U.S. Trade Representative has evaluated this exclusion further and, after consultation with the Secretaries of Commerce and Energy, determined it will undermine the objectives of the safeguard measure. Accordingly, the U.S. Trade Representative has modified the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) to withdraw the exclusion of bifacial solar panels from application of the safeguard measure. The U.S. Trade Representative also has modified the HTSUS to make certain technical changes in connection with the safeguard measure. DATES: The withdrawal of the exclusion for bifacial solar panels from application of the safeguard measure and technical changes will apply a
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the European Union (EU) and certain member States have denied U.S. rights under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement and have failed to implement WTO Dispute Settlement Body recommendations concerning certain subsidies to the EU large civil aircraft industry. The U.S. Trade Representative has determined to take action in the form of additional duties on products of certain member States of the EU, as specified in Annex A to this notice. DATES: The additional duties set out in Annex A are applicable with respect to products that are entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on October 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the determinations in this investigation, contact Assistant General Counsel Megan Grimball, (202) 395-5725, or Director for Europe [[Page 54246]] Michael Rogers, at (202) 395-3320. For questions on customs classification of products identified in Annex A, contact Traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on biodiesel from Argentina for the period August 28, 2017 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable October 8, 2019. [[Page 53675]] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dunne, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2328. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 8, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of CVD order on biodiesel from Argentina for the period August 28, 2017 through December 31, 2018.\1\ On February 28, 2019, the petitioner \2\ filed a timely request for review of 18 exporters and importers, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of this countervailing duty (CVD) order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, 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) 482-4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 30, 2002, Commerce published its CVD order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Brazil.\1\ On July 3, 2014, at the conclusion of the second sunset review, Commerce issued a notice of continuation of the Order.\2\ On June 4, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the third sunset review of the CVD order on wire rod from Brazil pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\3\ Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from the following domestic parties: Nucor
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, and Trinidad and Tobago would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolanta Lawska, 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) 482-8362. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 4, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the notice of initiation of the sunset reviews of the AD orders \1\ on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, and Trinidad and Tobago, pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of [[Page 53674]] 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot- rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products (hot-rolled steel) from the Russian Federation. The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable October 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Preston Cox, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5041. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In response to Commerce's notice of opportunity to request an administrative review on hot-rolled steel from the Russian Federation,\1\ Nucor Corporation, AK Steel Corporation, ArcelorMittal USA LLC, United States Steel Corporation, California Steel Industries, Steel Dynamics, Inc., and SSAB Enterprises LLC (domestic interested parties) timely requested an administrative review with respect to Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK), Severstal PAO, and Severstal Export GmbH.\2\
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 53673] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21934] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-61-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 155--Calhoun/Victoria Counties, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Caterpillar, Inc. (Tractors and Forestry Machines); Victoria, Texas The Calhoun/Victoria Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 155, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Caterpillar, Inc. (Caterpillar) located in Victoria, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver from Bradford White Corporation (``BWC''), which seeks a waiver for a specified consumer water heater basic model from the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') test procedure used for determining the efficiency of consumer water heaters. BWC asserts that for that identified basic model, application of the calculation specified in the DOE test procedure to determine recovery efficiency yields an ``artificially high'' value that in turn results in a lower overall uniform energy factor value. Consequently, BWC seeks to use an alternate test procedure to address issues involved in testing the basic model identified in its petition. More specifically, BWC has requested that DOE waive the equation for calculating recovery efficiency of the consumer gas-fired storage water heater basic model for which the first occurrence of the main burner cutting out (``cut- out'') occurs during a draw. Instead, BWC requests that the recovery efficiency for this water heater be calculated using a revised recovery efficiency equation that accounts for the first cut-out occurring during a draw. For the reasons discussed in this document, DOE grants BWC an interim waiver from the DOE's consumer water heater test procedure for the basic model listed in the interim waiver, subject to use
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that strontium chromate from France is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or Joshua Simonidis, 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 or (202) 482-0608, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 17, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of strontium chromate from France, in which we also postponed the final determination until September 30, 2019.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that strontium chromate from Austria is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaron Moore or Brian Smith, 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) 482-3640 or (202) 482-1766, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 17, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination, in which we also postponed the final determination until September 30, 2019.\1\ On June 18, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Amended Preliminary Determination.\2\ We invited interested parties to comment on the preliminary determination, as amended. A summary of the events that
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PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS

Agency Notice

[Presidential Documents] [Pages 53983-53984] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22159] [[Page 53981]] Vol. 84 Tuesday, No. 195 October 8, 2019 Part V The President
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA'') of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, received an application for an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed application and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, (202) 482-5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at etca@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001-21) (``the Act'') authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. A Certificate protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from State and Federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325. OTEA is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(a), which requires the Secretary of Commerce to publish a summary of the application in the Federal Register, identifying the applicant and each member and summarizing proposed export 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot- rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products (hot-rolled steel) from the Russian Federation. The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable October 7, 2019. [[Page 53409]] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Preston Cox, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5041. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In response to Commerce's notice of opportunity to request an administrative review on hot-rolled steel from the Russian Federation,\1\ Nucor Corporation, AK Steel Corporation, ArcelorMittal USA LLC, United States Steel Corporation, California Steel Industries,
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 53405-53406] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21745] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Order Denying Export Privileges In the Matter of: Rasheed Al Jijakli Inmate Number: 75222-112, FCI Lompoc, Federal Correctional Institution, 3600 Guard Road, Lompoc, CA 93436. ) On December 20, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Rasheed Al Jijakli (``Jijakli'') was convicted of 
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 53403-53404] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21749] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Order Denying Export Privileges In the Matter of: Kenneth S. Chait, Inmate Number: 04970-104, RRM Miami, Residential Reentry Office, 401 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33128 On November 13, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Kenneth S. Chait (``Chait'') was convicted of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C 1701, et seq. (2012)) (``IEEPA''). Specifically, Chait was convicted of violating IEEPA by knowingly and willfully agreeing to attempt to 
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 53407-53408] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21740] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security In the Matter of: Barbara Jo Luque, 7582 South Ocean Port Drive, Tucson, AZ 85757, Order Denying Export Privileges On April 25, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Barbara Jo Luque (``Luque'') was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2012)) (``AECA''). Luque was convicted of violating Section 38 of the AECA by intentionally attempting to willfully and knowingly export and cause to be exported from the United States to Mexico items designated as defense articles on the United States Munitions List, namely, 5,000 rounds of FMJ Russian 7.62x39 mm ammunition and 125 AK-47 KCI thirty-
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 53406-53407] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21746] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Order Denying Export Privileges In the Matter of: Eldar Rezvanov, Inmate Number: 35027-016, Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution, 555 Geo Drive, Philipsburg, PA 16866. On July 24, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Eldar Rezvanov (``Rezvanov'') was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2012)) (``AECA''). Rezvanov was convicted of violating Section 38 of the AECA by knowingly and willfully exporting, causing the export of, 
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 53404-53405] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21748] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Order Denying Export Privileges In the Matter of: Arash Sepehri, a/k/a William Anderson, a/k/a Aresh Sepheri Eshtajran, Unit 7, Yazdanpanah Street, Tehran, Iran. On February 26, 2019, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Arash Sepehri, a/k/a William Anderson, a/k/a Aresh Sepheri Eshtajran (``Sepehri''), was convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. 371. Specifically, Sepehri was convicted of knowingly and willfully conspiring to export U.S.-origin items, including high-resolution sonar equipment, data input boards, acoustic transducers and rugged laptops, 
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 53402-53403] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21747] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Order Denying Export Privileges In the Matter of: Benjamin James Cance, 215 E. Plainwell Street, Plainwell, MI 49080 and 6911 Childsdale Avenue NE, Rockford, MI 49341, On January 15, 2016 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Benjamin James Cance (``Cance'') was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2012)) (``AECA''). Cance was convicted of violating Section 38 of the AECA by knowingly and willfully exporting without the required U.S. 
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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 August anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Applicable October 7, 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 August 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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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 53472-53473] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21829] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-392] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc. 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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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are providing notice that the parties to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) intend to hold the thirteenth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the Council) established under Chapter 17 (Environment) of that agreement in Miami, Florida, United States on November 13 and 14, 2019. DATES: The public session of the Council will be held on November 14, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please contact Sarah Flores and Katy Sater for the location of this meeting. We request comments and suggestions in writing no later than October 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions should be submitted to both: (1) Sarah Flores, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues by email to FloresSC@state.gov with the subject line ``CAFTA-DR EAC Meeting''; and (2) Katy Sater, Director for Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the United States Trade Representative by email to mary.c.sater@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line ``CAFTA-DR EAC Meeting''. If you have access to the internet you can view and comment on this notice by going to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and search
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 53103-53104] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21671] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-60-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 23--Buffalo, New York; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Panasonic Solar North America (Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Solar Panels/Modules and Cells); Buffalo, New York Panasonic Solar North America (PSNA, formerly Panasonic Eco Solutions Solar New York America) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Buffalo, New York. The notification conforming to the requirements of the
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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 December 3, 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 1651-0074 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, Washingto
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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. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than December 3, 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 1651-0063 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, DC 
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons, aircraft, and vessel that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons, aircraft, and this vessel are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for effective date(s). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202- 622-2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; or Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC's website (https://www.treasury.gov/ofac).
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-622 and 731-TA-1448 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey, provided for in subheadings 0813.40.30, 0813.40.90, 0813.50.00, 2006.00.20, 2006.00.50, and 2008.60.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be subsidized and sold at less-than-fair-value. DATES: September 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Celia Feldpausch 202-205-2387, 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
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in part a final initial determination (``FID'') of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') finding no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. 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: The Commission instituted this investigation on May 1, 2018, based on a complaint, as amended, filed by Bracco Diagnostics Inc. of Monroe Township, New Jersey (``
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is establishing a new two-year charter term and accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as a member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (TEPAC). The TEPAC is a trade advisory committee that provides general policy advice to the U.S. Trade Representative on trade policy matters that have a significant impact on the environment. DATES: USTR will accept nominations on a rolling basis for membership on the TEPAC for the two-year charter term beginning on September 30, 2019, and expiring on September 29, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Molly Foley, Director for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, Molly.L.Foley@ustr.eop.gov, or (202) 395-2870, or Amanda Mayhew, Amanda.B.Mayhew@ustr.eop.gov, Office for Environment and Natural Resources, or (202) 395-9629. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 135(c)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2155(c)(1)), authorizes the President to establish individual general trade policy advisory committees for industry, labor, agriculture,
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new communications rule under the Securities Act of 1933 that permits issuers to engage in oral or written communications with certain potential investors, either prior to or following the filing of a registration statement, to determine whether such investors might have an interest in a contemplated registered securities offering. DATES: Effective December 3, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maryse Mills-Apenteng, Special Counsel, at (202) 551-3430, Office of Rulemaking, Division of Corporation Finance; Angela Mokodean, Senior Counsel, or Amanda Hollander Wagner, Branch Chief, at (202) 551-6921, Investment Company Regulation Office, Division of Investment Management; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is adopting 17 CFR 230.163B (new ``Rule 163B'') under the Securities Act of 1933 [15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.] (``Securities Act'') and amendments to 17 CFR 230.405 (``Rule 405'') under the Securities Act. Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Discussion of the Amendments
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On July 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') regarding proposals to amend the test procedures for clothes dryers and to request comment on the proposals and other aspects of clothes dryer testing. This notice also announced a webinar to be held on August 14, 2019, and stated that DOE would hold a public meeting on the proposal if one was requested by August 6, 2019. On July 29, 2019, DOE received a comment requesting a public meeting. DATES: The comment period for the NOPR published on July 23, 2019 (84 FR 35484), is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this proposed rulemaking received no later than November 6, 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 ``Test Procedure NOPR for Clothes Dryers'' and by docket number EERE-2014-BT-TP-0034 and/or the regulatory information number (``RIN'') 1904-AD46, by any of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Email: ResClothesDryer2014TP0034@ee.doe.gov. Inclu
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during August 2019, it issued orders granting authority to import and export natural gas, to export previously imported liquefied natural gas (LNG), and vacating authorization. These orders are summarized in the attached appendix and may be found on the FE website at https://www.energy.gov/fe/listing-doefe-authorizationsorders-issued-2019. They are also available for inspection and copying in the U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Division of Natural Gas Regulation, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Docket Room 3E-033, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-9478. The Docket Room is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Signed in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2019. Amy Sweeney, Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. Appendix DOE/FE Orders Granting Import/Export Authorizations ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is reopening the public comment period for its request for information (``RFI'') to solicit information from the public to help DOE determine whether to amend standards for residential clothes washers (``RCWs''). DOE published the RFI in the Federal Register on August 2, 2019 establishing a 30-day public comment period ending September 3, 2019. On August 2, 2019, DOE received a comment requesting a 30 day comment period extension. On August 26, 2019, DOE published a notice in the Federal Register extending the public comment on the RFI to receive comments no later than October 3, 2019. On September 20, 2019, DOE received a comment requesting an additional 14 day comment period extension; therefore, DOE is reopening the public comment period for submitting comments and data on the RFI by 14 days to October 17, 2019. DATES: The comment period for the RFI published on August 2, 2019 (84 FR 37794), is reopening. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this rulemaking received no later than October 17, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments, identified by docket number EERE-2017-BT-STD-0014, by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Email: 
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, Product Quality Management, LLC (Pasadena, TX), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of April 9, 2019. DATES: Product Quality Management, LLC (Pasadena, TX) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of April 9, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for April 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Justin Shey, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202- 344-1060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that Product Quality Management, LLC, 1710 Preston Ave., Suite 160, Pasadena, TX 77503 has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Product Quality Management, LLC (Pasadena, TX) is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API): 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Chemical and Petrochemical Inspections (Groves, TX), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 25, 2018. DATES: Chemical and Petrochemical Inspections (Groves, TX) was approved and accredited, as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of September 25, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for September 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Justin Shey, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202-344-1060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that Chemical and Petrochemical Inspection, 5300 39th Street, Groves, TX 77619 has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Chemical and Petrochemical Inspections (Groves, TX) is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 52896] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21563] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-919 (Third Review)] Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe From Japan Determination On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject five-year review, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain welded large diameter line pipe from Japan 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 a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 16, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of GCI Outdoor, Inc. of Higganum, Connecticut. An amended complaint was filed on August 29, 2019. The amended 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 collapsible and portable furniture by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,282,824 (``the '824 patent'') and U.S. [[Page 52897]] Patent No. 9,060,611 (``the '611 patent''). The amended complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The amended complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The amended complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 52896] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21486] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1140-1142 (Second Review)] Uncovered Innerspring Units From China, South Africa, and Vietnam; 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 antidumping duty orders on uncovered innerspring units from China, South Africa, and Vietnam would be likely
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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 02 October 2019 jmurphy Thu, 10/03/2019 - 09:28 am

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that Banduoo Ltd. (Banduoo), Fujian Rongshu Industry Co., Ltd. (Fujian Rongshu), Roung Shu Industry Corporation (Roung Shu), and Xiamen Yi-He Textile Co., Ltd. (Xiamen Yi-He) made no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) of September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable October 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brittany Bauer, 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) 482-3860. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 19, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results, but we received no comments. Accordingly, we made no changes to the Preliminary Results. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge from Taiwan: 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe (WSPP) from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, 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) 482-0835. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 17, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on WSPP from China.\1\ On June 4, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of this sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On June 13, 2019, Commerce received a timely and complete notice of intent to participate in the sunset review from Bristol Metals, LLC, Felker Brothers Corporation, and Webco Industries, Inc.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 52462] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: C1-2019-13985] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review Correction In notice document 2019-13985 beginning on page 31295 in the issue of Monday, July 1, 2019, make the following correction: On page 31296, in the table, under the Antidumping Duty Proceedings heading, the sixth entry ``In-Shell Pistachios A-507-502'' should read ``IRAN: In-Shell Pistachios A-507-502''.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on welded stainless steel pressure pipe (WSSPP) from Malaysia, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels identified in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariela Garvett or Magd Zalok, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3609 or (202) 482-4162, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 21, 2014, Commerce published in the Federal Register the notices of the antidumping duty orders on WSSPP from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.\1\ On June 4, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the first sunset reviews of the Orders, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the two companies subject to this administrative review are part of the China-wide entity because neither filed a separate rate application (SRA). The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable October 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Barrientos, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone at (202) 482-2243. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 8, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units (innersprings) from the People's Republic of China (China).\1\ In response, on February 28, 2019, Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (the petitioner) requested a review of two companies, Jietai Machinery Ltd. (HK) (Jietai) and Green Asia Parts, LTD. (Green Asia).\2\ Commerce initiated a review for both companies on
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On August 23, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the initiation and preliminary results of the changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on fine denier polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). For these final results, Commerce continues to find that Toray Advanced Materials Korea, Inc. (TAK) is the successor-in-interest to Toray Chemical Korea, Inc. (TCK). DATES: Applicable October 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, 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) 482-4682. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 23, 2019, TAK requested that, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b), Commerce conduct a CCR of the AD order on PSF from Korea.\1\ In its request, TAK argued that it is the successor-in-interest to its wholly- owned subsidiary TCK and, accordingly, Commerce should assign it the cash deposit rate established for TCK.\2\ TAK stated that, in April
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the [[Page 52461]] countervailing duty (CVD) order on circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe (WSPP) from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Greynolds, 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) 482-6071. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 19, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the CVD order on WSPP from China.\1\ On August 12, 2014, at the conclusion of the first sunset review, Commerce issued a notice of continuation of
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) announces a webinar 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: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EDT). ADDRESSES: Webinar only. Please see the Public Participation section of this notice for additional information on 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 10, 2018, the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) met and passed the recommendation to form a VRF multi-split systems working group to meet and discuss and, if possible, reach a consensus on proposed Federal test procedures and energy conservation standards for VRF multi-split systems. On April 11, 2018, DOE published a notice of intent to
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires notice of the meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Monday, November 4; 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 5; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 200 S Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Email: HTAC@nrel.gov or at the mailing address: Shawna McQueen, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, EE-3F, Washington, DC 20585, telephone: (202) 586-0833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) was established under section 807 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT), Public Law No. 109-58; 119 Stat. 849, to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on the program authorized by Title VIII of EPACT. Tentative Agenda: (updates will be posted on the web at): http://hydrogen.energy.gov/advisory_htac.html).
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') gives notice of a Decision and Order granting Johnson Controls, Inc. (``JCI'') a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the efficiency of specified central air conditioners (``CAC'') and heat pump (``HP'') basic models. JCI is required to test and rate specified basic models of its central air [[Page 52490]] conditioners and heat pumps in accordance with the alternate test procedure specified in the Decision and Order. DATES: The Decision and Order is effective on October 2, 2019. The Decision and Order will terminate upon the compliance date of any future amendment to the test procedure for central air conditioners and heat pumps located at 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix M that addresses the issues presented in this waiver. At such time, JCI must use the relevant test procedure for this product for any testing to demonstrate compliance with the applicable standards, and any other representations of energy use. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Pete 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: (202) 586-9496. Email: Peter.Cochran@hq.doe.gov.
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

[Presidential Documents] [Pages 52743-52745] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21630] Presidential Documents Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / Presidential Documents [[Page 52743]] Executive Order 13889 of September 27, 2019 Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees
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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 from the previous quarter. For the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2019, the interest rates for overpayments will be 4 percent for corporations and 5 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 5 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 October 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
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See Supplementary Information section for applicable date(s). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [[Page 52590]] OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Case ID DPRK3-15706. Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations Nos.701-TA-630 and 731-TA-1462 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the [[Page 52537]] 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 glass containers from China, provided for in subheading 7010.90.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China. Unless the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach preliminary determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by November 12, 2019. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by November 19, 2019. DATES: September 25, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher W. Robinson ((202) 205- 2542), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 26, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Globalfoundries U.S. Inc. of Santa Clara, California. Supplements were filed on September 12, 2019 and September 16, 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 semiconductor devices, products containing the same, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,823,178 (``the '178 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,105,643 (``the '643 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,378,357 (``the '357 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 9,082,877 (``the '877 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 [[Page 52536]] 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 Tr
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Lithium-Ion Battery Cells, Battery Modules, Battery Packs, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same, DN 3413; 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 informati
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 52534] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21345] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1206 (Review)] Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel Products From Japan Determination On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject five-year review, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that revocation of the antidumping duty order on diffusion- annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan would be
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order and countervailing duty (CVD) order on circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe (welded line pipe) from the People's Republic of China (China) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD order and the CVD order. DATES: Applicable October 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV (AD), and Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Office III (CVD), Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0835 and (202) 482-4793, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 23, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the CVD order on welded line pipe from China.\1\ On May 13, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the AD order on welded line pipe from
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China's acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The U.S. Trade Representative's determination included a decision to establish a product exclusion process. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in July 2018, and stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. In December 2018, and March, April, May, June, July and September 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted exclusion requests. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to grant additional exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice. The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue decisions as necessary. This notice also corrects errors by removing certain notes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of the July 6, 2018 effective date of the $34 billion action, and will extend for one year after the publication of this notice. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementati
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Effective August 23, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $16 billion as part of the [[Page 52554]] action in the Section 301 investigation of China's acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The U.S. Trade Representative's determination included a decision to establish a product exclusion process. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in September 2018, and stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. In July and September 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted exclusion requests. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to grant certain exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice. The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue decisions on pending requests on a periodic basis. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of the August 23, 2018 effective date of the $16 billion action, and will extend for one year after the publication of this notice. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 52068-52071] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21293] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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] [Pages 52064-52065] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21294] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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) continues to find that High Den Enterprises Ltd. (High Den) is not eligible for a separate rate and is therefore a part of the China-wide entity. The period of review is August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable October 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Hollander or Minoo Hatten, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2805 or (202) 482-1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 14, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results \1\ of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from the People's Republic of China (China).\2\ We invited interested parties to comment on these Preliminary Results. We received no comments from interested parties. As such, these final results are unchanged from the Preliminary Results. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 52062-52063] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21289] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-533-889, A-489-837] Certain Quartz Surface Products From India and the Republic of Turkey: Postponement of the Preliminary Determinations in the Less- Than-Fair-Value Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable October 1, 2019.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC or the Committee) will hold a meeting on Thursday, October 17, 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: October 17, 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 Thursday, October 10, 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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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that sales of large residential washers from Mexico were made at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable October 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca M. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Electrolux Home Products Corp. N.V. and Electrolux Home Products de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (collectively, Electrolux). Commerce published the Preliminary Results on April 10, 2019.\1\ For events subsequent to the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years a currently approved collection of information with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The information collection request, Weatherization Assistance Program, was previously approved on February 28, 2017 under OMB Control No. 1910-5127 and its current expiration date is February 29, 2020. DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before December 2, 2019. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Christine Askew, EE-5W, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585 or by email at Christine.Askew@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Christine Askew, EE-5W, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585 at (202) 586-8224 or by email at Christine.Askew@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper
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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 and II controlled substances. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The companies listed below applied to be registered as an importers of various basic classes of schedule I and II 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Companies FR docket Published ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Restek Corporation........... 84 FR 35691.... July 24, 2019. AMRI Rensselaer, Inc......... 84 FR 35692.... July 24, 2019. Alcami Carolinas Corporation. 84 FR 36941.... July 30, 2019. Cambrex Charles City......... 84 FR 36945.... July 30, 2019. Chattem Chemicals, Inc....... 83 FR 39129.... August 8, 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 various basic classes of schedule I and II controlled substances is co
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 52135-52136] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21319] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-392] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Noramco, Inc. 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 issuance of the proposed registration on or before October 31, 2019.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 52134-52135] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21320] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-392] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Noramco Inc. 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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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

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 duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bar (``rebar'') from Mexico and the countervailing duty order on rebar from Turkey 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 October 1, 2019. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is October 31, 2019. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by December 10, 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 
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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 duty orders on monosodium glutamate (``MSG'') from China and Indonesia 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 October 1, 2019. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is October 31, 2019. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by December 10, 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 (EDIS) a
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 26, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Globalfoundries U.S. Inc. of Santa Clara, California. A supplement to the complaint was filed on September 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, products containing the same, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,912,603 (``the '603 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,750,418 (``the '418 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,936,986 (``the '986 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 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, D
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the 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 (October 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 forth in its Procedures for Conducting Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 63 FR 13516 (March 20, 1998) and 70 FR 62061 (October 28, 2005). Guidance on methodological or
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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 countervailing duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates 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 October 1, 2019. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is October 31, 2019. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by December 10, 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 (EDIS) at https://edis.u
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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 certain frozen fish fillets from Vietnam 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 October 1, 2019. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is October 31, 2019. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by December 10, 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 (EDIS) at https://edis.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on stainless steel sheet and strip from the People's Republic of China for the period April 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable September 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dunne, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2328. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [[Page 51514]] Background On April 1, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on stainless steel sheet and strip (SSSS) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period April 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019.\1\ On April 30, 2019, the petitioners \2\ filed a timely request for review with respect to specific companies and affiliates from China, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 
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Agency Notice

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates (chlorinated isos) from Spain for the period of review (POR) June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Ercros S.A. (Ercros). We preliminarily determine [[Page 51512]] that Ercros had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable September 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are chlorinated isocyanurates. Chlorinated isocyanurates are derivatives of cyanuric acid, described
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Agency Notice

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

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

Agency Notice

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

Agency Notice

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

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

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

SUMMARY: On August 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a request for information (RFI) pertaining to the energy conservation standards for unfired hot water storage tanks. The RFI provided an opportunity for submitting written comments, data, and information by September 23, 2019. Prior to the end of the comment period for the RFI, DOE received a request from the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) on September 13, 2019 seeking additional time to analyze data, possibly conduct further testing, and prepare comments. In light of this request, DOE is reopening the comment period for an additional 30 days and announcing that decision in this document. DATES: The comment period for the RFI, published on August 9, 2019 (84 FR 39220), which closed on September 23, 2019, is hereby reopened and extended. DOE will accept written comments, data, and information in response to the RFI submitted no later than October 30, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE-2017-BT- STD-0021, by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Fol
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency Notice

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

Agency Notice

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

Agency Notice

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

Agency Notice

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

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

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a full review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: September 23, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nitin Joshi (202-708-1669), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205- 1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this review may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.--On August 5, 2019, the Commission determined that responses to its notice of institution of the subject five-year review were such that a full review should proceed (84 FR 43615, August 21, 2019); accordingly, a full review is being schedul
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On June 4, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated the first sunset review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Ukraine. Commerce determined that it was appropriate to conduct a full review. Commerce preliminarily finds that revocation of this AD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable September 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Caserta or Mark Hoadley, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-4737 or (202) 482-3148, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 4, 2019, Commerce initiated the sunset review of the agreement suspending the AD investigation on OCTG from Ukraine, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ Subsequent to the initiation of the sunset review, the suspension agreement on OCTG from Ukraine was terminated and an AD
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