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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 27 September 2019 jmurphy Thu, 10/03/2019 - 09:26 am

FR Alert - Covering:09/27/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is rescinding the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on hardwood plywood products from the People's Republic of China for the period January 1, 2019, through June 30, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable September 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jasun Moy, 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) 482-8194. Background On January 4, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the antidumping duty order on hardwood plywood products (plywood) from the People's Republic of China (China).\1\ On July 30, 2019, Commerce received a timely new shipper review (NSR) request from Xuzhou Constant Forest Industry Co., Ltd. (Constant Forest), in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(c).\2\ On August 27, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.214(b), Commerce initiated a NSR of the antidumping duty order on plywood from China with respect to Constant Forest.\3\ On September 12, 2019, Constant Forest timely
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On August 12, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India. For these final results, Commerce continues to find that Sunrise Seafoods India Private Limited (SSIPL) is the successor-in-interest to Sunrise Aqua Food Exports (SAFE). DATES: Applicable September 27, 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 October 31, 2018, SSIPL requested that Commerce conduct an expedited changed circumstances review, pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 19 CFR 351.216(b), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3), to confirm that SSIPL is the successor-in- interest to SAFE for purposes of determining antidumping duty cash deposits and liabilities. In its submission, SSIPL explained that SAFE undertook a business reorganization and transferred its shrimp business
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget clearance for information collection requirements of its Affiliate Marketing Rule, which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the provisions (subpart C) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities (``CFPB Rule''). The current clearance expires on January 31, 2020. DATES: Comments must be filed by November 26, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``Affiliate Marketing Disclosure Rule, PRA Comment: FTC File No. P0105411'' on your comment, and file your comment online at https://www.regulations.gov, by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC-5610 (Annex J), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Contact Lens Rule (Rule). That clearance expires on October 31, 2019. DATES: Comments must be received by October 28, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments in response to this notice should be submitted to the OMB Desk Officer for the Federal Trade Commission within 30 days of this notice. You may submit comments using any of the following methods: Electronic: Write ``Contact Lens Rule: PRA Comment, P072108,'' on your comment and file your comment online at https://www.regulations.gov, by following the instructions on the web-based form. Email: MBX.OMB.OIRA.Submission@OMB.eop.gov. Fax: (202) 395-5806. Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Federal Trade Commission, New Executive Office Building, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Spelman, Attorney, Division of Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Drop CC-10528, Washington, DC 20580, at (202) 326-2487.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. 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 (SDN 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. Additionally, OFAC is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been removed from the SDN List. Their property and interests in property are no longer blocked, and U.S. persons are no longer 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 Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; or the Department of the Treasury's Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202-622-2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability 
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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 dried tart cherries (cherries) 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 September 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ajay Menon 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) 482-1993 or (202) 482-1562, 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 May 20, 2019.\1\ On July 3, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now September 
[19-21006] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') hereby gives notice of the remand of its final determinations in the antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations of softwood lumber from Canada. For further information concerning the conduct of these remand proceedings and rules of general application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subpart A (19 CFR part 207). DATES: This remand is effective as of September 23, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nannette Christ (202-205-3263), Office of Investigations, or Jane Dempsey (202-205-3142), Office of General Counsel, 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 (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record of Investigation Nos. 701-TA- 566 and 731-TA-1342 (Final) may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFO
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that dried tart cherries (cherries) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable September 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Wood or Alice Maldonado, 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) 482-1959 or (202) 482-4682, 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 May 20, 2019.\1\ For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\2\ A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Following receipt of a request from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on August 30, 2019, under the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. International Trade Commission has instituted Investigation No. 332-573, Global Economic Impact of Missing and Low Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels, for the purpose of providing a report that examines the global economic impact of maximum residue level (MRL) policies. DATES: October 17, 2019: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing October 21, 2019: Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements October 29, 2019: Public hearing November 5, 2019: Deadline for filing posthearing briefs December 13, 2019: Deadline for filing all other written submissions for volume 1 April 30, 2020: Transmittal of volume 1 of Commission report to the USTR June 5, 2020: Deadline for filing all other written submissions for volume 2 October 31, 2020: Transmittal of volume 2 of Commission report to the USTR (Delivered Monday, November 2, 2020) ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission's hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission
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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 26 September 2019 jmurphy Thu, 10/03/2019 - 09:26 am

FR Alert - Covering:09/26/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document summarizes procedures for the upcoming auction of certain toll free numbers in the 833 code (833 Auction). The 833 Auction Procedures Public Notice summarized here is intended to familiarize applicants with the procedures and other requirements governing participation in the 833 Auction and provides overview of the post-auction payment and toll free number reservation processes and secondary market transaction disclosures. DATES: Application to participate in the 833 Auction must be submitted prior to 6:00 p.m. ET on October 18, 2019. Upfront payments for the 833 Auction must be received by 6:00 p.m. ET on November 27, 2019. Bidding in Auction 103 is scheduled to occur on December 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For auction legal questions, Scott Mackoul in the Auctions Division of the Office of Economics and Analytics at (202) 418-0660. For toll free number questions, Matthew Collins in the Wireline Competition Bureau's Competition Policy Division at (202) 418-7141. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Public Notice (833 Auction Procedures Public Notice), AU Docket No. 19-101; WC Docket No. 17-192; CC Docket No. 95-155, FCC 19-75, adopted on August 1, 2019 and released on August 2, 2019. The complete text of the 833 Auction Procedures Public Notice is available for public inspection an
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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 three entities 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: 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 (www.treasury.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Action(s)
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge has issued an Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 and a Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond in the above- captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, specifically a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sidney A. Rosenzweig, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2532. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission's electronic docket (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 (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-impair
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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 25 September 2019 jmurphy Thu, 10/03/2019 - 09:25 am

FR Alert - Covering:09/25/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This rule changes the membership, nominations, procedures, and continuance referenda period for the Softwood Lumber Board (Board) established under the Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order (Order). The Board administers the Order with oversight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This action will also make administrative changes to other provisions of the Order. DATES: Effective Date: October 25, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrea Ricci, Marketing Specialist, Promotion and Economics Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 1406-S, Washington, DC 20250; telephone: (202) 572-1442; facsimile (202) 205-2800; or electronic mail: Andrea.Ricci@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This rule affecting 7 CFR part 1217 (the Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information (Order)) is authorized under the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 (1996 Act) (7 U.S.C. 7411-7425). Executive Orders 12866, 13563, and 13771 Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) hereby publishes a list of scope rulings and anti-circumvention determinations made during the period October 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, 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 regulations provide that it will publish in the Federal Register a list of scope rulings on a quarterly basis.\1\ Our most recent notification of scope rulings was published on August 27, 2019.\2\ This current notice covers all scope rulings and anti- circumvention determinations made by Enforcement and Compliance between October 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See 19 CFR 351.225(o). \2\ See Notice of Scope Rulings, 84 FR 44848 (August 27, 2019). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 50375] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-20819] [[Page 50375]] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-59-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 43--Battle Creek, Michigan; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. (Automotive HVAC and Engine Cooling Products), Battle Creek, Michigan DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. (DMMI) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On July 25, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) issued its final judgement sustaining the remand redetermination pertaining to the antidumping duty (AD) administrative review of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (solar products), from the People's Republic of China (China) covering the period July 31, 2014 through January 31, 2016. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with Commerce's final results in the 2014- 2016 AD administrative review of solar products from China and that Commerce is amending the final results with respect to AD margins assigned, as detailed below. DATES: Applicable August 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pedersen, 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) 482-2769. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 12, 2017, Commerce published the final results of the 2014- 2016 AD administrative review of solar products from China.\1\ In the
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-42 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: September 20, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN25SE19.012 [[Page 50434]] BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-42 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(5)(C) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-0I with attached Policy Justification. Dated: September 20, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 50440]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN25SE19.007 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-0I REPORT OF ENHANCEMENT OR UPGRADE OF SENSITIVITY OF TECHNOLOGY OR 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-22 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: September 20, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 50436]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN25SE19.010 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-22 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(5)(C) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-0H with attached Policy Justification. Dated: September 20, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 50419]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN25SE19.006 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-0H REPORT OF ENHANCEMENT OR UPGRADE OF SENSITIVITY OF TECHNOLOGY OR 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-30 with attached Policy Justification. Dated: September 20, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [[Page 50426]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN25SE19.014 [[Page 50427]] Transmittal No. 19-30
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-39 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: September 20, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 50421]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN25SE19.013 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-39 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-16 with attached Policy Justification. Dated: September 20, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 50424]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN25SE19.008 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-16 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-21 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: September 20, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 50431]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN25SE19.009 Transmittal No. 19-21 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended (i) Prospective Purchaser: Taipei Economic and Cultural
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-33 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: September 20, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 50428]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN25SE19.011 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-33 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) regarding the identification of wells of opportunity for critical geothermal field research application. DOE is seeking information from the geothermal community about underutilized wells in known geothermal resource areas in the United States. The goal is to obtain feedback on industry willingness to partner with DOE's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) to test downhole tools, technologies, and methodologies that can improve the probability of successful geothermal commercialization. DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received by October 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to GeothermalRFI@ee.doe.gov. Include Wells of Opportunity in the subject of the title. The complete RFI document is located at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be addressed to GeothermalRFI@ee.doe.gov, or Lauren Boyd, 202-287-1854. Further instruction can be found in the RFI document posted on EERE Exchange. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on existing Wells of Opportunity (underutilized wells in known geothermal resources) that DOE and p
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that carbon and alloy steel threaded rod (CASTR) from India is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable September 25, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Huang or Annathea Cook, 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) 482-4047 or (202) 482-0250, 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 March 19, 2019.\1\ On June 14, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now September 19, 2019.\2\ For a complete description of the events that
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it will proceed with full reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (``wire rod'') from Brazil and the antidumping duty orders on wire rod from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, and Trinidad and Tobago would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. A schedule for the reviews will be established and announced at a later date. DATES: September 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Harriman (202-205-2610), 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 these reviews may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of 
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 50473] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-20782] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-455 and 731-TA-1149 (Second Review)] Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe From China Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in these subject five-year reviews, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that revocation of the countervailing and antidumping duty orders on circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod (CASTR) from Taiwan is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable September 25, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Czajkowski or Ethan Talbot, 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) 482-1395 or (202) 482-1030, 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 March 19, 2019.\1\ On June 14, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now September 19, 2019.\2\ For a complete description of the events that
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Alloy and Certain Carbon Steel Threaded Rod (ACSTR) from the People's Republic of China (China) 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, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable September 25, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Poole or Andre Gziryan, 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) 482-1293 or (202) 482-2201, 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 March 19, 2019.\1\ On June 14, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies as indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable September 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlotte Baskin-Gerwitz, 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) 482-4880. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 4, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the five-year (sunset) review of the countervailing duty order on OCTG from India, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Act), as amended.\1\ Commerce received notices of intent to participate in this sunset review from United States Steel Corporation, Maverick Tube Corporation, Tenaris Bay City, Inc., Benteler Steel/Tube, Boomerang Tube, LLC, IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., Vallourec Star, LP, and Welded Tube
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This proposed rule would replace the current regulations that implement section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA). While this proposed rule retains many provisions of the existing regulations, a number of substantive changes are proposed, primarily to implement FIRRMA. DATES: Written comments must be received by October 24, 2019. The Department of the Treasury is considering holding during the comment period a teleconference regarding the proposed rule for members of the public. Information about any public teleconference, including the date, time, and how to attend, will be published on the Department of the Treasury website at https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/international/the-committee-on-foreign-investment-in-the-united-states-cfius. ADDRESSES: Written comments on this proposed rule may be submitted through one of two methods: Electronic Submission: Comments may be submitted electronically through the Federal government eRulemaking portal at https://www.regulations.gov. Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely receipt, and enables the Department of the Treasury to make the comments available to the public. Please note that comments submit
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This proposed rule would establish new regulations to implement the provisions relating to real estate transactions in section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018. This proposed rule sets forth the scope of, and certain processes and procedures relating to, the national security review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States of certain transactions involving the purchase or lease by, or concession to, a foreign person of certain real estate in the United States. DATES: Written comments must be received by October 17, 2019. The Department of the Treasury is considering holding during the comment period a teleconference regarding the proposed rule for members of the public. Information about any public teleconference, including the date, time, and how to attend, will be published on the Department of the Treasury website at https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/international/the-committee-on-foreign-investment-in-the-united-states-cfius. ADDRESSES: Written comments on this proposed rule may be submitted through one of two methods: Electronic Submission: Comments may be submitted electronically through the Federal government eRulemaking portal at https://www.regulations.gov. Electronic submission of comments allows
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On September 5, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published a notice of proposed determination (``NOPD'') initially determining that energy conservation standards for general service incandescent lamps (``GSILs'') do not need to be amended (hereafter the ``September 2019 NOPD''). This correction addresses typographical errors that appear in the September 2019 NOPD. This document corrects values listed in Tables V.4, V.7, V.9, and V.10, and corrects duplicative numbering of tables and reference to those tables. Neither the errors nor the corrections in this document affect the substance of the rulemaking or any initial conclusions reached in support of the NOPD. DATES: This document is published on September 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Email: ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ee.doe.gov. Ms. Celia Sher, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 287-6122. Email: Celia.Sher@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In support of the September 2019 NOPD and the proposed determination that energy conservation standards for GS
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec LLC (Mickleton, NJ), 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 19, 2018. DATES: AmSpec LLC (Mickleton, NJ) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of September 19, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for September 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, 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 AmSpec LLC, 410 Southgate Ct., Mickleton, NJ 08056, 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. AmSpec LLC (Mickleton, NJ) 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 Pan Pacific Surveyors, Inc. (Wilmington, CA), 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 November 16, 2018. DATES: Pan Pacific Surveyors, Inc. (Wilmington, CA) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of November 16, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for November 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melanie Glass, 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 Pan Pacific Surveyors, Inc., 444 Quay Avenue Suite #7, Wilmington, CA 90744, 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. Pan Pacific Surveyors, Inc. (Wilmington, CA) 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 Laboratory Service, Inc. (Carteret, NJ), 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 January 17, 2018. DATES: Laboratory Service, Inc. (Carteret, NJ) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of January 17, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for January 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melanie Glass, 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 Laboratory Service, Inc., 85 Lafayette St., P.O. Box 10, Carteret, NJ 07008, 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. Laboratory Service, Inc. (Carteret, NJ) 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 AmSpec LLC (Gonzales, LA), 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 11, 2019. DATES: AmSpec LLC (Gonzales, LA) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of April 11, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for April 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, 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 AmSpec LLC, 1203 East Hwy. 30, Gonzales, LA 70737, 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. AmSpec LLC (Gonzales, LA) 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 [[Page 50057]] AmSpec LLC (Davie, FL), 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 August 9, 2018. DATES: AmSpec LLC (Davie, FL) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of August 9, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for August 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, 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 AmSpec LLC, 4370 Oakes Road, Unit 732, Davie, FL 77590, 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. AmSpec LLC (Davie, FL) is approved for the following gauging
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation (St. Rose, LA), 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 5, 2017. DATES: Inspectorate America Corporation (St. Rose, LA) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of April 5, 2017. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for April 2020. 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 Inspectorate America Corporation, 101 Widgeon Drive, St. Rose, LA 70087, 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. Inspectorate America Corporation (St. Rose, LA) 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 AmSpec LLC (Nederland, 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 May 15, 2019. DATES: AmSpec LLC (Nederland, TX) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of May 15, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for May 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, 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 AmSpec LLC, 2310 Highway 69 North, Nederland, TX 77627, 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. AmSpec LLC (Nederland, 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 AmSpec LLC (La Porte, 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 10, 2019. DATES: AmSpec LLC (La Porte, TX) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of April 10, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for April 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, 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 AmSpec LLC, 1836 Miller Cut Off Rd., La Porte, TX 77571, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum [[Page 50059]] products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. 
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation (Aston, PA), 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 October 25, 2018. DATES: Inspectorate America Corporation (Aston, PA) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of October 25, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for October 2021. 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 Inspectorate America Corporation, 2947 Dutton Mill Rd., Aston, PA 19014, 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. Inspectorate America Corporation (Aston, PA) 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 King Inspection and Testing, Inc. (Carson, CA), 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 December 13, 2018. DATES: King Inspection and Testing, Inc. (Carson, CA) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of December 13, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for December 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melanie Glass, 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 King Inspection and Testing, Inc., 1300 E 223rd St., #401, Carson, CA 90745, 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. King Inspection and Testing, Inc. (Carson, CA) 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 AmSpec LLC (Kenai, AK), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of April 11, 2019. DATES: AmSpec LLC (Kenai, AK) was approved, as a commercial gauger as of April 11, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for April 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, 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 151.13, that AmSpec LLC, 46170 Spruce Place, Kenai, AK 99611 has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. AmSpec LLC (Kenai, AK) is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API): ------------------------------------------------------------------------ API chapters Title ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document contains final regulations that provide guidance regarding the additional first year depreciation deduction under section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The final regulations reflect and clarify the increase of the benefit and expansion of the universe of qualifying property, particularly to certain classes of used property, authorized by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The final regulations affect taxpayers who deduct depreciation for qualified property acquired and placed in service after September 27, 2017. DATES: Effective date: These regulations are effective on September 24, 2019. Applicability date: For dates of applicability, see Sec. Sec. 1.48-12(a)(2)(i), 1.167(a)-14(e)(3), 1.168(b)-1(b)(2), 1.168(d)- 1(d)(2), 1.168(i)-4(g)(2), 1.168(i)-6(k)(4), 1.168(k)-2(h), 1.169-3(g), 1.179-6, 1.312-15(e), 1.704-1(b)(1)(ii)(a), 1.704-3(f), and 1.743-1(l). A taxpayer may choose to apply these final regulations, in their entirety, to qualified property acquired and placed in service or planted or grafted, as applicable, after September 27, 2017, by the taxpayer during taxable years ending on or after September 28, 2017, provided the taxpayer consistently applies all rules in these final regulations. Additionally, a taxpayer may rely on the proposed regulations under section 168(k) in regulation proje
[19-20036] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

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 tax-exempt organizations. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 25, 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. Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Elaine Christophe, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Forms Exempt Organization 990, 990-BL, 990-EZ, 990-N, 990-PF, 990-T, 990-W, 990 SCH E, 990 SCH I, 990 SCH M, 990 SCH D, 990 SCH F, 990 SCH H, 990 SCH J, 990 SCH K, 990 SCH R, 990/990-EZ SCH A, 990/990-
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document contains proposed regulations that provide guidance regarding the additional first year depreciation deduction under section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). These proposed regulations reflect and clarify the increase of the benefit and expansion of the universe of qualifying property, particularly to certain classes of used property, made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. These proposed regulations generally affect taxpayers who deduct depreciation for qualified property acquired and placed in service after September 27, 2017. This document also provides notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations. Finally, this document withdraws a portion of the proposed regulations published on August 8, 2018. DATES: Written or electronic comments must be received by November 25, 2019. Outlines of topics to be discussed at the public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 10 a.m. must be received by October 23, 2019. If no outlines of topics are received by October 23, 2019, the public hearing will be cancelled. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic submissions via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov (indicate IRS and REG-106808-19) by following the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, comments cannot be edited or 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 50069-50073] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-20600] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with the Section 223 (19 U.S.C. 2273) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271, et seq.) (``Act''), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of the Act (``TAA'') for workers by (TA-W) number issued during the period of August 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019. (This Notice primarily follows the language of the Trade Act. In some places
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it will proceed with full reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty orders on oil country tubular goods from India and Turkey and the antidumping duty orders on oil country tubular goods from India, Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. A schedule for the reviews will be established and announced at a later date. DATES: September 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Watson (202-205-2684), 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 these reviews may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of general appl
[19-20604] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that acetone from Belgium is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value. The period of investigation is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable September 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Cipolla, 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) 482-4956. 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 March 11, 2019.\1\ On July 15, 2019, Commerce postponed the deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation.\2\ As a result, the revised deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation is now September 17, 2019. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

Summary of Statutory Requirement (This Notice primarily follows the language of the Trade Act. In some places however, changes such as the inclusion of subheadings, a reorganization of language, or ``and,'' ``or,'' or other words are added for clarification.) Section 222(a)--Workers of a Primary Firm In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for TAA, the group eligibility requirements under Section 222(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(a)) must be met, as follows: (1) The first criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(1) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a)(1)) is that a significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers' firm (or ``such firm'') have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; AND (2(A) or 2(B) below) (2) The second criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(2) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a)(2)) may be satisfied by either (A) the Increased Imports Path, or (B) the Shift in Production or Services to a Foreign Country Path/Acquisition of Articles or Services from a Foreign Country
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has suspended the antidumping duty (AD) investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico. The basis for this action is an agreement between Commerce and signatory producers/exporters accounting for substantially all imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico that eliminates completely the injurious effects of exports of the subject merchandise to the United States. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or David Cordell at (202) 482-0162 or (202) 482-0408, respectively; Bilateral Agreements Unit, Office of Policy, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 18, 1996, Commerce initiated an antidumping duty investigation under section 732 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), to determine whether imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).\1\ On May 16, 1996, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) notified Commerce of its affirmative preliminary injury determination. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that acetone from the Republic of Korea (Korea) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value. The period of investigation is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable September 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Carey, 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) 482-3964. 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 initiated this investigation on March 11, 2019.\1\ On July 15, 2019, Commerce postponed the deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation.\2\ As a result, the revised deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation is now September 17, 2019. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that acetone from the Republic of South Africa (South Africa) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value. The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable September 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlotte Baskin-Gerwitz, 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) 482-4880. 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 March 11, 2019.\1\ On July 15, 2019, Commerce postponed the deadline for the preliminary determination of this [[Page 49985]]
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Federal Register International Trade Alert for 23 September 2019 jmurphy Thu, 10/03/2019 - 09:23 am

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

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

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

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department or We) establishes new Institutional Accountability regulations governing the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program to revise a Federal standard and a process for adjudicating borrower defenses to repayment claims for Federal student loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2020, and provide for actions the Secretary may take to collect from schools the amount of financial loss due to successful borrower defense to repayment loan discharges. The Department also amends regulations regarding pre-dispute arbitration agreements or class action waivers as a condition of enrollment, and requires institutions to include information regarding the school's internal dispute resolution and arbitration processes as part of in the borrower's entrance counseling. We amend the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations to establish the conditions or events that have or may have an adverse, material effect on an institution's financial condition and which warrant financial protection for the Department, update the definitions of terms used to calculate an institution's composite score to conform with changes in certain accounting standards, and account for leases and long-term debt. Finally, we amend the loan discharge provisions in the Direct Loan Program. DATES: These regula
[19-19309] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

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

Agency Notice

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

Agency Notice

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

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it will proceed with a full review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from Russia would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. A schedule for the review will be established and announced at a later date. DATES: September 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nitin Joshi (202-708-1669), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205- 1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this review may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For further information concerning the conduct of this review and rules of general application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 19, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Zimmer, Inc. of Warsaw, Indiana and Zimmer US, Inc. of Warsaw, Indiana. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States and the sale of certain bone cements and bone cement accessories by reason of the misappropriation of trade secrets, false advertising, and tortious interference, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure an industry in the United States. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commis
[19-20462] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-615-617 and 731-TA-1432-1434 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of fabricated structural steel from Canada, China, and Mexico, provided for in subheadings 7308.90.95, 7308.90.30, and 7308.90.60 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be subsidized and sold at less-than-fair-value. DATES: September 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Harriman ((202) 205-2610) or Stamen Borisson ((202) 205-3125), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202- 205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its i
[19-20493] [Full Article] [PDF]

 
Federal Register International Trade Alert for 20 September 2019 jmurphy Thu, 10/03/2019 - 09:23 am

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On September 17, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published a notice of initiation and the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain steel nails (nails) from the People's Republic of China (China) in the Federal Register regarding certain scope exclusion language. Commerce has adopted the revised scope exclusion language in these final results. DATES: Applicable September 20, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey, 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) 482-2312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 1, 2008, Commerce published the AD order on nails from China.\1\ On April 21, 2011, in response to a request submitted by the petitioner,\2\ Commerce published an initiation and preliminary results of a CCR, in which Commerce preliminarily revoked the Order with respect to four types of steel nails based on the petitioner's expressed lack of interest in antidumping duty relief with respect to
[19-20397] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add two new clauses that notify contractors of requirements relating to Afghanistan taxes or similar charges when contracts are being performed in Afghanistan. DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat Division at one of the addresses shown below on or before November 19, 2019 to be considered in the formation of the final rule. ADDRESSES: Submit comments in response to FAR Case 2018-023 using any of the following methods: Regulations.gov: https://www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by entering ``FAR Case 2018-023'' under the heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and selecting ``Search''. Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with ``FAR Case 2018-023''. Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ``FAR Case 2018-023'' on your attached document. Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Lois Mandell, 1800 F Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20405. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite ``FAR Case 2018- 023'' in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without chan
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 49550] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-20413] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-392] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Fisher Clinical Services, 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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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 49555] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-20412] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-392] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Galephar Pharmaceutical Research 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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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 49550] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-20417] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-392] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Globyz Pharma, LLC ACTION: Notice of application. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic classes, and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to the
[19-20417] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 49555] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-20414] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-392] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Fisher Clinical Services, 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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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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sigma Aldrich Co., LLC......... 84 FR 31620........ July 2, 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 consistent with the public interest and with United States obligations under international treaties, conventions, or protocols in effect on May 1, 1971. The DEA investigated each of the company's maintenance of effective controls against diversi
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to withhold a 2 percent tax on contract payments made by the United States Government to foreign persons pursuant to certain contracts. This rule applies to Federal government contracts for goods or services that are awarded to foreign persons. DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat Division at one of the addresses shown below on or before November 19, 2019 to be considered in the formation of the final rule. ADDRESSES: Submit comments in response to FAR Case 2016-013 by any of the following methods: Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for ``FAR Case 2016-013''. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that corresponds with ``FAR Case 2016-013''. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ``FAR Case 2016-013'' on your attached document. Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), ATTN: Lois Mandell, 1800 F Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20405. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite ``FAR Case 2016- 013'' in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without chang
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is redesignating the Central New Hampshire nonattainment area from nonattainment to attainment for the 2010 1-hour primary sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is also approving the maintenance plan submitted by the State of New Hampshire for the area for the SO2 NAAQS. This nonattainment area consists of portions of Hillsborough County, Merrimack County, and Rockingham County, New Hampshire. The primary emission source in the area is now subject to federally-enforceable emission control standards, and air quality in the area now meets the SO2 NAAQS. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act. DATES: This rule is effective on September 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket Identification No. EPA-R01-OAR-2019-0352. All documents in the docket are listed on the https://www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available at https://www.regulations.gov or at the U.S. E
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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 [[Page 49565]] 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, March 2019, April 2019, May 2019, June 2019, and July 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 on pending requests on a periodic basis. 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 implementation.
[19-20441] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

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 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 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Assistant General Counsels Philip Butler or Megan 
[19-20440] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In September of 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 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 initiated a product exclusion process in June 2019, and interested persons have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. This notice amends the exclusion process by establishing August 7, 2020 as a uniform expiration date for all exclusions granted under the $200 billion action. This notice also announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to grant certain exclusion requests, as specified in Annex A. As specified in Annex B, this notice also makes technical amendments to the $200 billion action and to the $300 billion action announced in August 2019. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of the September 24, 2018, effective date of the $200 billion action, to August 7, 2020. The technical amendments in Annex B to the $200 billion and $300 billion actions are effective as of the respective effective date of those actions. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation. FOR FURT
[19-20442] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

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