DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On May 8, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (stilbenic OBAs) from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. For the final results of this review, we continue to find that Teh Fong Ming International Co., Ltd. (TFM) has made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the POR. DATES: Applicable July 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Hansen, 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) 482-3683. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 8, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stilbenic OBAs from Taiwan.\1\ The administrative review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, TFM. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from Oman for the period of review (POR) December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable July 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or Robert Palmer, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5973 or (202) 482-9068, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 6, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from Oman.\1\ Pursuant to requests from interested parties, Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to four companies, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ Subsequent to the initiation of the administrative review, the domestic interested parties \3\ timely withdrew their request for an administrative review
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S. (Icdas), and Kaptan Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S. and Kaptan Metal Dis Ticaret Ve Nakliyat A.S. (collectively, Kaptan), producers/exporters of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey), each received de minimis net countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. This review also includes 15 companies not individually examined, which Commerce determines received net countervailable subsidies during the POR. Additionally, we are rescinding the review for six companies with no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. DATES: Applicable July 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Decker, 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) 482-0196. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 42349] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15169] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC) will meet on July 28, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The meeting will be available via teleconference. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to sensors and instrumentation equipment and technology. Agenda
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that the producers/exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 24, 2017 through August 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable July 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eliza Siordia, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3878. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This review covers seven producers and/or exporters of the subject merchandise. Commerce selected one mandatory respondent for individual examination: LG Chem, Ltd. (LG Chem). The producers/exporters which were not selected for individual examination are listed in the “Final Results of the Administrative Review” section of this notice. On November 15, 2018, we published our initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ESB rubber from Korea.\1\ On November 26, 2019, we published the Preliminary Results of
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On June 25, 2020, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the final results of redetermination pertaining to the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) for the period of investigation (POI), January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final determination in the CVD investigation, and that Commerce is amending the final determination and resulting CVD order with respect to the subsidy rates assigned to Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (Habas) and all other producers/exporters not individually investigated. DATES: Applicable July 5, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Neuman, 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) 482-0486. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 28, 2018, Commerce published its Final Determination in
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a Record of Decision (ROD) published under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and implementing regulations. This ROD supports DOE/FE’s decision in DOE/FE Order No. 3413-A, an opinion and order authorizing Jordan Cove Energy Project L.P. to export domestically-produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement countries under section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Lavoie, U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E-042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-2459, Brian.Lavoie@hq.doe.gov. Irene V. Nemesio, U.S. Department of Energy (GC-76), Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586- 8606, Irene.Nemesio@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 6, 2020, DOE/FE issued Order No. 3413-A to Jordan Cove Energy Project L.P. (Jordan Cove) under NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). This Order authorizes Jordan Cove to export domestically-produced LNG to any country with which the United States has not entered into a free trade agreement (FTA) requir
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Comments are encouraged and must be submitted no later than September 14, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0078 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Email. Submit comments to: CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to: CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washin
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of expedited reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether revocation of the countervailing and antidumping duty orders on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China and the antidumping duty order on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: April 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202-205-3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202-205- 1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. [[Page 42431]] 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.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-654-655 and 731-TA-1529- 1532 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe from Czechia, Korea, Russia, and Ukraine, provided for in subheading 7304.19.10, 7304.19.50, 7304.31.60, 7304.39.00, 7304.51.50, 7304.59.60, and 7304.59.80 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Governments of Korea and Russia. Unless the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by August 24, 2020. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by August 31, 2020. DATES: July 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
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