FR Alert – Covering:01/03/2020

Todays Federal Register


Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK), Severstal PAO, and Severstal Export GmbH made no shipments of certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products (hot-rolled steel) from the Russian Federation during the period of review (POR) of December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable January 3, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Preston N. Cox, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5041. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 7, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results, but we received no comments. Accordingly, we made no changes to the Preliminary Results. ————————————————————————— \1\ See Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from the Russian Federation: Preliminary No Shipments 
[19-28390][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on actions to address national security threats to networks funded by the Universal Service Fund (USF or the Fund). The Commission concurrently adopted a Report and Order addressing the use of USF support to purchase or obtain any equipment or services produced or provided by a covered company posing a national security threat to the integrity of communications networks or the communications supply chain. DATES: Comments are due on or before February 3, 2020, and reply comments are due on or before March 3, 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 document, you should advise the contact listed in the following as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.415, 1.419, interested parties may file comments and reply comments on or before the dates indicated on the first page of this document. Comments and reply comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998). Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the internet by accessing the ECFS: https://www.fc
[19-27646][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On December 18, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) issued final judgment in Tai-Ao Aluminum (Taishan) Co., Ltd. et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 17-00216, Slip Op. 19-164 (CIT December 18, 2019), sustaining the Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) remand results for the anti-circumvention determination of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China (China). Commerce is notifying the public that the Court has made a final judgment that is not in harmony with Commerce’s final circumvention determination, and that Commerce is amending the final circumvention determination with respect to certain importers. DATES: December 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Lui or Erin Kearney, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0016 or (202) 482-0167, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Final Circumvention Determination on July
[19-28389][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This final rule is being issued to adjust for inflation each civil monetary penalty (CMP) provided by law within the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Commerce (Department of Commerce). The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, required the head of each agency to adjust for inflation its CMP levels in effect as of November 2, 2015, under a revised methodology that was effective for 2016 which provided for initial catch up adjustments for inflation in 2016, and requires adjustments for inflation to CMPs under a revised methodology for each year thereafter. The 2019 adjustments for inflation to CMPs to the Department of Commerce’s CMPs were published in the Federal Register on February 7, 2019, and became effective March 1, 2019. The annual methodology provides for the improvement of the effectiveness of CMPs and to maintain their deterrent effect. Agencies’ annual adjustments for inflation to CMPs shall take effect not later than January 15. The Department of Commerce’s 2020 adjustments for inflation to CMPs apply only to CMPs with a dollar amount, and will not apply to CMPs written as functions of violations. The Department of Commerce’s 2020 adjustments for 
[19-27864][Full Article] [PDF]


Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document corrects technical errors that appeared in the final rule with comment period that appeared in the November 12, 2019, issue of the Federal Register titled “Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Revisions of Organ Procurement Organizations Conditions of Coverage; Prior Authorization Process and Requirements for Certain Covered Outpatient Department Services; Potential Changes to the Laboratory Date of Service Policy; Changes to Grandfathered Children’s Hospitals-Within-Hospitals; Notice of Closure of Two Teaching Hospitals and Opportunity to Apply for Available Slots.” DATES: Effective date: This correcting document is effective January 1, 2020. Applicability date: The corrections in this correcting document are applicable on and after January 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elise Barringer via email [email protected] or at (410) 786-9222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background
[19-28364][Full Article] [PDF]