DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On January 6, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to add Software Specially Designed to Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery to the 0Y521 Temporary Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN) Series as 0D521. In this action BIS extends that status for a year pursuant to the 0Y521 series extension procedures. DATES: This rule is effective January 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Amundson, Director, Information Technology Division, Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, at email Aaron.Amundson@bis.doc.gov or by phone at (202) 482-5299. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 6, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) with an interim final rule to add Software Specially Designed to Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery to the 0Y521 Temporary Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN) Series as 0D521. More specifically, the software was described as Geospatial imagery “software” “specially designed” for training a Deep Convolutional Neural Network to automate

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders and findings with November anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Applicable January 6, 2021. 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 has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various AD and CVD orders and findings with November anniversary dates. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by Commerce discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time. Notice of No Sales

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This notice announces the 2021 meetings of the Physician- Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). These meetings include deliberation and voting on proposals for physician- focused payment models (PFPMs) submitted by individuals and stakeholder entities and may include discussions on topics related to current or previously submitted PFPMs. All meetings are open to the public. DATES: The 2021 PTAC meetings will occur on the following dates: Thursday-Friday, June 10-11, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday-Tuesday, September 27-28, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Thursday-Friday, December 16-17, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Please note that times are subject to change. If the times change, the ASPE PTAC website will be updated (https://aspe.hhs.gov/ptac-physician-focused-payment-model-technical-advisory-committee) and registrants will be notified directly via email. ADDRESSES: All PTAC meetings will be held virtually or in the Great Hall of the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stella Mandl, Designated Federal

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

[Presidential Documents] [Pages 435-437] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2021-00041] Presidential Documents Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2021 / Presidential Documents [[Page 435]] Presidential Permit of December 31, 2020 Authorizing the City of Pharr, Texas, To Construct, Connect, Operate, and Maintain Bridge Facilities at the International Boundary Between the

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Secretary of State has imposed sanctions on 6 entities and 8 individuals. DATES: The Secretary of State’s determination and selection of certain sanctions to be imposed upon the 6 entities and 8 individuals identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section was effective on October 29, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Ruggles, Director, Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, tel.: (202) 647 7677, email: RugglesTV@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 3(a) of E.O. 13846, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the United States Trade Representative, and with the President of the Export-Import Bank, the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and other agencies and officials as appropriate, is authorized to impose on a person any of the sanctions described in section 4 or 5 of E.O. 13846 upon determining that the person met any criteria set forth in sections 3(a)(i)–3(a)(vi) of E.O. 13846. The Secretary of State has determined, pursuant to Section 3(a)(ii) of E.O. 13846, that Arya Sasol Polymer Company, Binrin Limited, Bakhtar

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable January 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum or Jun Jack Zhao, 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) 482-0197 or (202) 482-1396, 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 June 29, 2020.\1\ On October 16, 2020, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation by 50 days, to December 29, 2020, pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e).\2\

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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is October 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable January 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jasun Moy or Robert Scully, 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 or (202) 482-0572, 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 June 29, 2020.\1\ On October 16, 2020, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now December 29, 2020.\2\ For a complete description of the events that

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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that passenger vehicle and light truck (PVLT) tires from the Taiwan are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable January 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Caserta or Chien-Min Yang, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4737 or (202) 482-5484, 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 June 29, 2020.\1\ On October 16, 2020, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now December 29, 2020.\2\ For a complete description of the events that

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from Thailand are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable January 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myrna Lobo or Leo Ayala, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade [[Page 518]] Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2371 or (202) 482-3945, 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 June 29,

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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Batteries and Products Containing the Same DN 3519; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing [[Page 577]] pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov . The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing- impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint and

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Trade Representative has determined to revise the action being taken in this Section 301 investigation to mirror the approach taken by the European Union (EU) in exercising its World Trade Organization (WTO) authorization in the Boeing dispute. In implementing this approach, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to revise the action by adding certain products of certain EU member States to the list of products subject to additional duties. DATES: The revisions in Annex I are applicable with respect to products that are entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on January 12, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the investigation and revisions announced in this notice, contact Associate General Counsel Megan Grimball, at (202) 395-5725, or Director for Europe Michael Rogers, at (202) 395-3320. For questions on customs procedures or the classification of products identified in the annexes, contact Traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION A. Proceedings in the Investigation On April 12, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative announced the

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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of its determination of the trade surplus in certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia and Panama. The level of a country’s trade surplus in these goods relates to the quantity of sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products for which the United States grants preferential tariff treatment under (i) the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (Chile FTA); (ii) the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (Morocco FTA); (iii) the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR); (iv) the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (Peru TPA); (v) the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (Colombia TPA); and (vi) the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (Panama TPA). DATES: This notice is applicable on January 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin H. Nicholson, Office of Agricultural Affairs, (202) 395-9419 or Erin.H.Nicholson@ustr.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Chile FTA

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