FR Alert – Covering:06/02/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 33712-33733] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-11857] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division United States, et al. v. Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. and Dean Foods Company; Proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. 16(b)-(h), that a proposed Final Judgment, Stipulation, and Competitive Impact Statement have been filed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in United States of America, et al. v. Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 1:20-cv-02658. On May 1, 2020, the United States filed a Complaint alleging that Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.’s 
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 33622] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-11885] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-33-2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 137–Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; FN America, LLC (Disassembly of Machine Guns), Dulles, Virginia CDS Air Freight Inc., an operator within FTZ 137 in Dulles, Virginia, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of FN America, LLC (FNA). The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 22, 2020. 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 33622-33623] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-11886] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-570-119] Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 225cc and 999cc, and Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable June 2, 2020. 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 33631] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-11863] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [C-570-127] Certain Non-Refillable Steel Cylinders From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable June 2, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Moore, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 33628-33631] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-11887] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of 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. 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) gives notice of a Decision and Order (Case Number 2018-004) that grants LG Electronics USA, Inc. (“LG”) a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the energy efficiency of listed portable air conditioner basic models. Under the [[Page 33644]] Decision and Order, LG is required to test and rate the listed basic models of its portable air conditioners in accordance with the alternate test procedure specified in the Decision and Order. DATES: The Decision and Order is effective on June 2, 2020. The Decision and Order will terminate upon the compliance date of any future amendment to the test procedure for portable air conditioners located in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix CC that addresses the issues presented in this waiver. At that time, LG must use the relevant test procedure for this product for any testing to demonstrate compliance with standards and any representations of energy use. 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: AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 33772] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-11858] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11131] Determination and Certification of Countries Not Cooperating Fully With Antiterrorism Efforts Pursuant to section 40A of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2781), and Executive Order 13637, as amended, I hereby determine and certify to the Congress the following countries are no cooperating fully with United States antiterrorism efforts: Iran, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea), Syria, Venezuela, and Cuba. This determination and certification shall be transmitted to the 
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is adopting as final, with minor technical corrections, temporary regulations relating to excise taxes imposed on distilled spirits, wines, and beer that were published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2017. These regulatory amendments implement certain changes made to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, which amended the IRC to remove bond requirements and change tax return due dates for certain eligible excise taxpayers. DATES: This final rule is effective June 2, 2020. As of June 2, 2020, the temporary regulations published in the Federal Register as T.D. TTB-146 at 82 FR 1108 on January 4, 2017, at 82 FR 1108, are adopted as final. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen A. Thornton, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street, NW, Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; telephone 202-453-2265, ext. 175. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background TTB Authority 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) has determined to review-in-part an initial determination (“ID”) (Order No. 14) of the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”). The Commission requests briefing from the parties on certain issues under review, as indicated in this notice. The Commission also requests briefing from the parties, interested government agencies, and interested persons on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Needham, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2392. 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. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (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 Com
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that on May 22, 2020, the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”) issued an Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337. The ALJ also issued a Recommended Determination on remedy and bonding should a violation be found in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting submissions on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a violation. This notice is soliciting comments from the public only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3115. 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 on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4). Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides that, if the Comm
[20-11824][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”) has issued an Initial Determination Granting Complainants’ Motion for Summary Determination of Violation of Section 337 by certain defaulting respondents and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bonding in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, should the Commission find a violation. 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: Lynde Herzbach, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3228. 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: Section 337 of the Tariff A
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain collated steel staples (collated staples) from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable June 2, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Simonidis 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) 482-0608 or (202) 482-9068, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of collated staples from China on November 12, 2019.\1\ For a complete description of the events that followed the Preliminary Determination, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ ————————————————————————— \1\ See Certain Collated Steel Staples from the People’s 
[20-11892][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of full reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty orders on non-oriented electrical steel from China and Taiwan and revocation of the antidumping duty orders on non-oriented electrical steel from China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. The Commission has determined to exercise its authority to extend the review period by up to 90 days. DATES: May 27, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Duffy (202-708-2579), 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Backgrou
[20-11763][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of certain collated steel staples (collated staples) from the People’s Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). DATES: Applicable June 2, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Balbontin or William Horn, 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) 482-6478 or (202) 482-4868, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Determination in the LTFV investigation of collated staples from China on January 8, 2020.\1\ For a complete description of the events that followed the Preliminary Determination, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ ————————————————————————— \1\ See Certain Collated Steel Staples from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at 
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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-648 and 731-TA-1521-1522 (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 walk-behind lawn mowers from China and Vietnam, provided for in subheading 8433.11.00 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 July 10, 2020. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by July 17, 2020. DATES: May 26, 2020. 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
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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 initiated the exclusion process in July 2018 and to date, has granted 10 sets of exclusions under the $34 billion action. The fifth set of exclusions was published in June 2019 and will expire in June 2020. On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative established a process for the public to comment on whether to extend particular exclusions granted in June 2019 for up to 12 months. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to extend certain exclusions through December 31, 2020. DATES: The product exclusion extensions announced in this notice will apply as of June 4, 2020, and extend through December 31, 2020. 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 Benjamin Allen, or Director of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffmann at (202) 395- 5725. For specific questions on customs classifica
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