FR Alert – Covering:09/02/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On March 16, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) received a request for revocation, in part, of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from the People’s Republic of China (China) with respect to certain off-grid portable small panels. We preliminarily find that producers accounting for substantially all of the domestic production of the products to which the Solar Products Orders pertain lack interest in the relief provided by those orders with respect to certain off-grid portable small panels; therefore, we intend to revoke, in part, the Solar Products Orders with respect to such panels. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable September 2, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0835. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 18, 2015, Commerce published AD and CVD orders on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China.\1\ On 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies, at the levels indicated in the “Final Results of Sunset Review” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable September 2, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 29, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of the CVD order on citric acid from China.\1\ On May 1, 2020, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On May 18, 2020, Commerce received a complete notice of intent to participate in the sunset review of the Order from 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 54535-54536] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-19410] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-714-001, C-821-825] Phosphate Fertilizers From the Kingdom of Morocco and the Russian Federation: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable September 2, 2020. 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 54533] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-19395] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-580-910, C-821-827] Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe From the Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable September 2, 2020. 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Energy Priorities and Allocations System, OMB Control Number 1910-5159. The proposed collection will be used to allow persons to request special priorities assistance from DOE to fill a rated order issued in accordance with the Defense Production Act (DPA) and DOE’s implementing regulations. DOE published a Federal Register notice on May 4, 2020 soliciting 60 days of public comment. DOE received one comment on that notice. DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before October 2, 2020. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the OMB Desk Officer of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202-395-4718. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review– Open for Public Comments” or by using th
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is requesting that individuals who are interested in serving on the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) apply for membership. COAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretaries of the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on all matters involving the commercial operations of CBP and related functions. DATES: Applications for membership should be submitted to CBP at the address below on or before October 19, 2020. ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, your application should be submitted by one of the following means: Email: florence.v.constant-gibson@cbp.dhs.gov. Fax: 202-325-4290. Mail: Ms. Florence Constant-Gibson, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Florence Constant-Gibson, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229. Email: florence.v.constant-gibson@cbp.dhs.gov; telephone 202-344-1440; facsimile 202-325-4290. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 109 of the Trade Facilitation and 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-636 and 731-TA-1469-1470 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether 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 wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil and China, primarily provided for in subheadings 4409.10.40, 4409.10.45, 4409.10.50, 4409.22.40, 4409.22.50, 4409.29.41, and 4409.29.51 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) to be subsidized and sold at less-than-fair-value. DATES: August 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keysha Martinez (202-205-2136), 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 ac
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Commission has determined to affirm, with modified reasoning, an initial determination (“ID”) of the presiding administrative law judge [[Page 54592]] (“ALJ”) granting summary determination on violation of section 337 by certain defaulting respondents. The Commission has also determined to issue a general exclusion order (“GEO”) barring entry of certain child resistant closures with slider devices having a user actuated insertable torpedo for selectively opening the closures and slider devices therefor that infringe the asserted claims of the three patents at issue in this investigation. This investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard P. Hadorn, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3179. 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
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On August 20, 2019, at the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to modify the action being taken in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation by imposing additional duties of 10 percent ad valorem on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $300 billion. The additional duties on products in List 1, which is set out in Annex A of that action, became effective on September 1, 2019. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in October 2019, and has issued eight product exclusion notices under this action. These exclusions will expire on September 1, 2020. On June 26, July 17, and August 11, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative established processes for the public to comment on whether to extend particular exclusions granted under the $300 billion action 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 September 1, 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:
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