DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on refillable stainless steel kegs (kegs) from Mexico covering the period of review (POR) October 9, 2019, through September 30, 2020, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable January 13, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Williams, 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) 482-5166. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 1, 2020, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on kegs from Mexico for the period October 9, 2019 through September 30, 2020.\1\ On October 26, 2020, American Keg Company (the petitioner) timely requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order with respect to four exporters/producers.\2\ Commerce received no other requests for an administrative review of the antidumping duty order. —————————————————————————

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that the sale made by Kunshan Jujia Decoration Design Co., Ltd. (Jujia) is a non-bona fide sale. Therefore, we are rescinding this new shipper review (NSR). DATES: Applicable January 11, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Bremer, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4987. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published its Preliminary Results in this NSR on August 20, 2020.\1\ Subsequently, Jujia filed a case brief on September 21, 2020 \2\ and the American Furniture Manufacturers Committee for Legal Trade and Vaughan-Basset Furniture Company (the petitioners) filed a rebuttal brief on September 24, 2020.\3\ ————————————————————————— \1\ See Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Rescission of 2019 Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 85 FR 51413 (August 20, 2020) (Preliminary Results); see

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This rule establishes the Pecan Promotion, Research, and Information Order (Order). This rule also establishes the procedures for conducting a referendum to determine whether the continuation of the proposed Order is favored by domestic producers and importers of pecans. In addition, this rule announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) approval of new pecan information collection requirements by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the operation of the Order. DATES: Effective Date February 12, 2021. Collection of assessments as required by Sec. Sec. 1223.52 and 1223.53 and compliance with reporting and recordkeeping requirements under Sec. Sec. 1223.60 and 1223.61 will begin October 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrea Ricci, Marketing Specialist, Promotion and Economics Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 755 E Nees Avenue, #25985, Fresno, CA 93720; telephone: (202) 572-1442; or electronic mail: Andrea.Ricci@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is issued pursuant to the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 (1996 Act) (7 U.S.C. 7411-7425). As part of this rulemaking process, a proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on September 22, 2020 (85 FR 59610). That rule provided for a 60-day comment period, which ended on November 23, 2020.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) establishes rules to publish a list of covered communications equipment and services determined to be a risk to national security. Eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) that receive universal service funding to provide service in remote areas of the country must remove such equipment or services from their networks and properly dispose of it. This document also establishes the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program, which will provide funds to smaller providers of advanced communications services for the removal and replacement of covered communications equipment and services, conditioned on the appropriation of funds by Congress. Lastly, all providers of advanced communications services must report whether their networks include any covered communications equipment or services acquired after August 14, 2018. DATES: Effective March 15, 2021, except for amendatory instruction 3 adding Sec. Sec. 1.50004(c), (d)(1), (g), (h)(2), (j) through (n); amendatory instruction 5 adding Sec. 1.50007; and amendatory instruction 7 adding Sec. 54.11. The Commission will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of those amendments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, please contact Bria

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SUMMARY: Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may generally only approve petitions for H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant status for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, has designated by notice published in the Federal Register. Each such notice shall be effective for one year after its date of publication. This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is identifying 81 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A program and 80 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2B program for the coming year. DATES: The designations in this notice are effective from January 19, 2021, and shall be without effect after January 18, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ihsan Gunduz, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528, (202) 282-9708. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Generally, USCIS may approve H-2A and H-2B petitions for nationals of only those countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security, with

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a meeting remotely via web conference to implement the Voluntary Agreement for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic. A portion of the meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will take place on Friday, January 15, 2021, from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The first portion of the meeting, from approximately 2 to 3 p.m. ET, will be open to the public. Written comments for consideration at the meeting must be submitted and received by 12 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Follow-up comments must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, January 22, 2021, to be considered. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via web conference. Members of the public may view the public portion of the meeting online at https://pandemicdpa708.com. Reasonable accommodations are available for people with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below as soon as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to fulfill. To facilitate public participation, members of the public are invited to provide written comments on the issues to be considered at the meeting. The Meeting Objectives listed below outl

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 2698] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2021-00457] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–R Consortium, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on December 28, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), R Consortium, Inc. (“R Consortium”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust

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[Notices] [Page 2698] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2021-00455] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–OPEN RF Association, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on January 04, 2021 pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Open RF Association, Inc. filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of invoking the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, National

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[Notices] [Page 2698] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2021-00454] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to The National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–UHD Alliance, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on December 10, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), UHD Alliance, Inc. (“UHD Alliance”) filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) is implementing adjustments to the civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction to account for inflation, as required by law. DATES: Effective January 13, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenny A. Wright, Attorney (202-326- 2907), or Marie Choi, Attorney (202-326-3368), Office of the General Counsel, FTC, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 \1\ directs agencies to adjust the civil penalty maximums under their jurisdiction for inflation every January. Accordingly, the Commission issues annual adjustments to the maximum civil penalty amounts under its jurisdiction.\2\ ————————————————————————— \1\ Public Law 114-74, sec. 701, 129 Stat. 599 (2015). The Act amends the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act (“FCPIAA”), Public Law 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (codified at 28 U.S.C. 2461 note). \2\ 81 FR 42476 (2016); 82 FR 8135 (2017); 83 FR 2902 (2018); 84 FR 3980 (2019), 85 FR 2014 (2020). —————————————————————————

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Wireless Communications Equipment and Components Thereof, DN 3522; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. 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 a submission pursuant to Sec. 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Ru

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SUMMARY: Following receipt on December 7, 2020, of a request from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted Investigation No. 332-584, Squash: Effect of Imports on U.S. Seasonal Markets, with a Focus on the U.S. Southeast. The USTR asked that the investigation cover all imports that fall within the product description of U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule subheading 0709.93.20 (squash, fresh or chilled). DATES: March 25, 2021: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. March 29, 2021: Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements. April 1, 2021: Deadline for filing electronic copies of oral hearing statements. April 8, 2021: Public hearing. April 15, 2021: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements. April 27, 2021: Deadline for filing all other written submissions. December 7, 2021: Transmittal of Commission report to the USTR. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. All written submissions should be

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SUMMARY: Following receipt on December 7, 2020, of a request from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted Investigation No. 332-583, Cucumbers: Effect of Imports on U.S. Seasonal Markets, with a Focus on the U.S. Southeast. The USTR asked that the investigation cover all imports that fall within the product description of U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule subheading 0707.00 (cucumbers, including gherkins, fresh or chilled). DATES: March 25, 2021: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. March 29, 2021: Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements. April 1, 2021: Deadline for filing electronic copies of oral hearing statements. April 8, 2021: Public hearing. April 15, 2021: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements. April 27, 2021: Deadline for filing all other written submissions. December 7, 2021: Transmittal of Commission report to the USTR. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. All written submissions should be

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to institute an advisory opinion proceeding in the above-captioned investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Gerdine, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2310. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (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 https://www.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal, telephone (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted the underlying investigation on May 11, 2006, based on a complaint, as amended, filed by Crocs, Inc. (“Crocs”) of Niwot, Colorado. 71 FR 27514-15 (May 11, 2006). The complaint alleged, inter alia, violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain foam footwear, by reason o

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to a letter from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) received on December 23, 2020, withdrawing his request of July 29, 2020 that the Commission conduct an investigation and prepare a report that details any negative effects of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union on the United States lobster industry, the Commission has terminated Investigation No. 332- 579: Lobsters: Effects of the Canada-EU Trade Agreement on the U.S. Industry, and will not release a report. The USTR requested the investigation and report under authority delegated by the President and pursuant to section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930. In his letter withdrawing the request, the USTR stated that the European Union’s recent removal of tariffs on imported lobsters eliminated the need for a report analyzing any disadvantages to the U.S. lobster industry caused by the prior agreement between Canada and the European Union. DATES: July 29, 2020: Receipt of request for the investigation. October 1, 2020: Public hearing. December 23, 2020: Receipt of request to terminate the investigation. [Publication in Federal Register]: Termination of investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Christopher Robinson (202-205-2602 or christopher.robinson@usitc.gov) or Deputy Project

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