FR Alert – Covering:06/03/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On March 26, 2020, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the October 2019 final results of redetermination pertaining to the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof (ball bearings) from the United Kingdom covering the period May 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is, therefore, amending the final results with respect to Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW). DATES: Applicable June 3, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer, 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) 482-0410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 27, 2015, Commerce published the Final Results in the above-referenced administrative review.\1\ Commerce selected the highest rate from the petition (254.25 percent) as the weighted-average dumping margin for BMW based on adverse facts available (AFA). BMW of North America LLC appealed the Final Results to the CIT, and on March 2, 2017, the CIT remanded the Final Results.\2\ Specifically, the CIT 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is correcting the formatting of a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of April 28, 2020 (here and after referred to as the April 28 rule), which becomes effective on June 29, 2020. The April 28 rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to expand license requirements on exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) of items intended for military end use or military end users in the People’s Republic of China (China), Russia, or Venezuela. Specifically, this rule expands the licensing requirements for China to include “military end users,” in addition to “military end use.” It broadens the list of items for which the licensing requirements and review policy apply and expands the definition of “military end use.” Next, it creates a new reason for control and the associated review policy for regional stability for certain items exported to China, Russia, or Venezuela, moving existing text related to this policy. Finally, it adds Electronic Export Information filing requirements in the Automated Export System for exports to China, Russia, and Venezuela. This rule supports the objectives discussed in the National Security Strategy of the United States. This correction publishes the full text of each revised Export Control Classification Number on the Commerce Co
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing a public virtual workshop entitled, “Workshop on Predictive Models and High Performance Computing as Tools to Accelerate the Scaling-up of New Bio-Based Fuels.” The purpose of this virtual workshop is to determine if predictive models and high performance computing can and should be utilized to reduce biotechnology uncertainty and accelerate scaling-up of biorefinery/chemical production equipment and optimize operations. DATES: The public virtual workshop will be held June 9 to June 11, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. ET to 4:30 p.m. ET each day. Persons interested in attending this public workshop must register online by 4 p.m., June 5, 2020. Early registration is recommended because facilities are limited and, therefore, DOE may limit the number of participants from each organization. If time and space permit, day of registration for the public virtual workshop will be provided beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET each day of the workshop. ADDRESSES: The public virtual workshop will be held online via webinar. To register for the public virtual workshop, please visit www.yesevents.com/BETO_SCALEUP. Once registered, an email with call-in and webinar login information will be sent to the registrant. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Josh Messner, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: DOE submitted an information collection request for extension as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of DOE’s Form FE-746R, Import and Export of Natural Gas under OMB Control Number 1901-0294. Form FE-746R collects information from import and export authorization holders that enables DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to monitor natural gas trade under the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) and other trade activity falling outside the parameters of USMCA, and supports various market and regulatory analyses done by FE. DATES: Comments on this information collection must be received no later than July 6, 2020. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to https://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 the search function. Send a copy of your comment to DOE by email to: marc.talbert@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or copies of the forms and instructions should be directed to Mr. Marc Talbert at (202) 586-7991, or by email marc.talbert@hq.doe.gov. The forms are available online at https://
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting public comment to consider whether to amend DOE’s test procedures for electric motors. To inform interested parties and to facilitate this process, this document identifies several issues concerning the current test procedures on which comment is sought and invites public comment on any relevant topic (including those that have not been specifically raised). While the issues outlined in this document focus on how to address recent industry testing standard updates and the potential clarification of definitions and test settings for electric motors, information and data regarding any additional topics relevant to potential test procedure amendments are also sought, including methods to reduce regulatory burden while ensuring the procedure’s representativeness. DATES: Written comments and information will be accepted on or before July 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE-2020-BT- TP-0011, by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: to E
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 34237] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-11914] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-991 (Third Review)] Silicon Metal From Russia Determination On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject five-year review, the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), that revocation of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from Russia would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 34247-34249] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-11937] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Sections 223 and 284 (19 U.S.C. 2273 and 2395) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271, et [[Page 34248]] seq.) (“Act”), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents Notice of Affirmative Determinations Regarding Application for Reconsideration, summaries of Negative Determinations Regarding 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 34242-34247] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-11935] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with the Section 223 (19 U.S.C. 2273) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271, et seq.) (“Act”), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of the Act (“TAA”) for workers by (TA-W) number issued during the period of April 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020. (This Notice primarily follows the language of the Trade Act. In some places 
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Effective September 24, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 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 an exclusion process for the $200 billion action in June 2019 and issued 14 product exclusion notices under this action. The product exclusions granted under these notices are scheduled to expire on August 7, 2020. The U.S. Trade Representative previously decided to consider a possible extension for up to 12 months of particular exclusions granted under the initial 11 product exclusion notices and has now decided to consider a possible extension for up to 12 months of particular exclusions granted under the remaining product exclusion notices. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) invites public comment on whether to extend particular exclusions. DATES: June 8, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. ET: The public docket on the web portal at https://comments.USTR.gov will open for parties to submit comments on the possible extension of particular exclusions. July 7, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET: To be assured of consideration, submit written comments on the public docket by thi
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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 has granted multiple sets of exclusions. He granted the seventh set of exclusions in September 2019, which are scheduled to expire on September 20, 2020. The U.S. Trade Representative has decided to consider a possible extension for up to 12 months of particular exclusions granted in September 2019. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) invites public comment on whether to extend particular exclusions. DATES: June 8, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. ET: The public docket on the web portal at https://comments.USTR.gov will open for parties to submit comments on the possible extension of particular exclusions. July 7, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET: To be assured of consideration, submit written comments on the public docket by this deadline. ADDRESSES: You must submit all comments through the online portal: https://comments.USTR.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Associate General Counsel Philip 
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