FR Alert – Covering:04/02/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), hereinafter referred to as RUS or the Agency, is issuing a final rule to establish the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) as authorized by Section 6407 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, as amended and the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 to assist rural families and small businesses achieve cost savings by providing loans to eligible entities that agree to make loans to qualified consumers to implement durable cost-effective energy efficiency measures. This rule describes the eligibility requirements, the application process, the criteria that will be used by RUS to assess Applicants’ creditworthiness and how to obtain application materials. DATES: This rule is effective April 2, 2020. Electronic and written comments must be received on or before May 18, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments on this final rule by the following method: Electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and, in the lower “Search Regulations and Federal Actions” box, select “Rural Utilities Service” from the agency drop-down menu, then click on “Submit.” In the Docket ID column, select RUS-19-Electric-0024 to submit or view public comments and to
[20-06215][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Solidbend Fittings & Flanges Sdn. Bhd. (Solidbend) made no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable April 2, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3251. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 9, 2019, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order \1\ on carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings (butt-weld pipe fittings) from the People’s Republic of China (China), in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), with respect to one company, Solidbend.\2\ On October 9, 2019, Solidbend certified it had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.\3\ On October 18, 2019, we placed United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data on the record and
[20-06907][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that Saha Thai Steel Pipe Public Co., Ltd., also known as Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Co., Ltd. (collectively, Saha Thai), as well as 28 non- examined companies, did not make sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. We further preliminarily determine that K Line Logistics (K-Line) had no shipments during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable April 2, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Page, 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) 482-1398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (pipes and tubes) from Thailand. The POR is March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This review includes 30 companies, including Saha
[20-06911][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of State (the Department) is issuing this document to inform the public of a preliminary injunction ordered by a Federal district court on March 6, 2020, affecting the Department. DATES: The court order was effective March 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions only: Sarah Heidema, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, Department of State, telephone (202) 663-2809; email DDTCPublicComments@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 23, 2020, the Department published a final rule in the Federal Register at 85 FR 3819 that amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories I, II, and III of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) and removes certain items that no longer warrant control. On the same date, the Department of Commerce published a companion final rule in the Federal Register at 85 FR 4136 that makes conforming changes to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to control the items removed from the USML. The final rules were to be effective March 9, 2020. On January 23, 2020, several U.S. States filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington (Civil Action No. 2:20-cv-00111) seeking a court order to prohibit the Departments of State and Commerce from implementing or enforcing the final rules 
[20-05933][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that sales of certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Brazil were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable April 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Huang or 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) 482-4047 or (202) 482-0486, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 29, 2019, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on uncoated paper from Brazil in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ This review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise: Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. (Suzano) and International Paper do Brasil Ltda. (IP)/International Paper Exportadora Ltda. (IPEX) (collectively, International Paper).\2\ For details regarding the events
[20-06915][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that sales of certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Portugal were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable April 2, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 29, 2019, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on uncoated paper from Portugal in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ This review covers one producer/exporter of subject merchandise, The Navigator Company, S.A. (Navigator).\2\ For details regarding the events that occurred subsequent to the initiation of the review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\3\ —————————————————————————
[20-06910][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter, Service or we) proposes special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands for the 2020-21 migratory bird hunting season. DATES: Written Comments: You must submit comments on the proposed regulations by May 4, 2020. Information Collection Requirements: If you wish to comment on the information collection requirements in this proposed rule, please send your comments and suggestions on this information collection by June 1, 2020 to: Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: PRB/PERMA (JAO/1N), Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail); or Info_Coll@fws.gov (email). ADDRESSES: Written Comments: You may submit comments on the proposals by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on Docket No. FWS-HQ- MB-2019-0004. U.S. mail or hand delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-HQ-MB-2019-0004, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; MS: PRB/ PERMA (JAO/1N); 5275 Leesburg Pike; Falls Church, VA 22041-3803. We will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information y
[20-06797][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is amending certain of its regulations governing the labeling and advertising of wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages to address comments it received in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking, Notice No. 176, published on November 26, 2018. In this document, TTB is finalizing certain liberalizing and clarifying changes that were proposed, and that could be implemented quickly and provide industry members greater flexibility. TTB is also identifying certain other proposals that will not be adopted, including the proposal to define an “oak barrel” for purposes of aging distilled spirits, the proposal to require that statements of composition for distilled spirits specialty products list components in “intermediate” products and list distilled spirits and wines used in distilled spirits specialty products in order of predominance, and the proposal to adopt new policies on the use of cross-commodity terms. TTB continues to consider the remaining issues raised by comments it received that are not addressed in this document. TTB plans to address those issues in subsequent rulemaking documents. The regulatory amendments in this document will not require industry members to make changes to alcohol beverage labels or advertisements and instead will afford them additional 
[20-05939][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations Nos. 701-TA-644 and 731-TA-1494 (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 non-refillable steel cylinders from China, provided for in subheadings 7310.29.00 and 7311.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China. Unless the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by May 11, 2020. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by May 18, 2020. DATES: March 27, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristina Lara (202-205-3386), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired p
[20-06912][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Portable Gaming Console Systems with Attachable Handheld Controllers and Components Thereof II, DN 3444; 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 pursua
[20-06847][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 18586-18587] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-06913] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1435-1436, and 1439 (Final)] Acetone from Belgium, Korea and South Africa; Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of acetone from Belgium, Korea and South Africa, provided for in subheadings 2914.11.10 and 2914.11.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) to be sold in the United States
[20-06913][Full Article] [PDF]