FR Alert – Covering:07/06/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On May 26, 2020, the Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the final remand results pertaining to the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on large power transformers (LPTs) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) covering the period August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final results and notice of amended final results of the administrative review and that Commerce is amending the amended final results with respect to the dumping margins assigned to Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. and Hyundai Corporation USA, and the non- selected respondent companies ILJIN, ILJIN Electric Co., Ltd., and LSIS Co., Ltd. DATES: Applicable June 5, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John K. Drury, 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) 482-0195. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 16, 2016, Commerce issued the Final Results.\1\ In the 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Pursuant to provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the Department of Commerce announces the renewal of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (the Committee). The Committee shall advise the Secretary of Commerce regarding the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the competitiveness of U.S. exports of renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services. The Committee’s work on energy efficiency will focus on technologies, services, and platforms that provide system-level energy efficiency to electricity generation, transmission, and distribution. These include smart grid technologies and services, as well as equipment and systems that increase the resiliency of power infrastructure such as energy storage. For the purposes of this Committee, covered goods and services will not include vehicles, feedstock for biofuels, or energy efficiency as it relates to consumer goods. Non-fossil fuels that are considered renewable fuels (e.g., liquid biofuels and pellets) are included. This notice also requests nominations for membership. DATES: Applications or nominations for members must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Friday July 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: Applications or nominations may be emailed to Cora.Dickson@trade.gov. F
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This notice announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver and interim waiver from LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. (“LGE”), which seeks a waiver from the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) test procedure used for determining the efficiency of specified central air conditioner (“CAC”) and heat pump (“HP”) basic models. DOE also gives notice of an Interim Waiver Order that requires LGE to test and rate specified CAC and HP basic models in accordance with the alternate test procedure set forth in the Interim Waiver Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning LGE’s petition and its suggested alternate test procedure so as to inform DOE’s final decision on LGE’s waiver request. DATES: The Interim Waiver Order is effective on July 6, 2020. Written comments and information will be accepted on or before August 5, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by case number “2019-008”, and Docket number “EERE-2019-BT-WAV-0023,” by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Email: LG2019WAV0023@ee.doe.gov. Include case number, 201
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This notice announces a final determination classifying North Carolina Advanced Energy Corporation as a nationally recognized certification program under United States Department of Energy (“DOE”) regulations regarding federal recognition of certification programs for electric motors and small electric motors. DATES: This final determination is effective July 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: The docket for this activity, which includes Federal Register notices, comments, and other supporting documents/materials, is available for review at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. However, some documents listed in the index, such as those containing information that is exempt from public disclosure, may not be publicly available. The docket web page can be found at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2019-BT-PET-0019. The docket web page contains instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, in the docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeremy Dommu, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-9870. Email: Jeremy.Dommu@ee.doe.gov. Mr. Michael Kido, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independen
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in this notice is publishing a report that summarizes the findings of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce (the “Department”) pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (“Section 232”), into the effect of imports of aluminum on the national security of the United States. This report was completed on January 17, 2018 and posted on the BIS website on February 16, 2018. BIS has not published the appendices to the report in this notification of report findings, but they are available online at the BIS website, along with the rest of the report (see the ADDRESSES section). DATES: The report was completed on January 17, 2018. The report was posted on the BIS website on February 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: The full report, including the appendices to the report, are available online: https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2018/02/secretary-ross-releases-steel-and-aluminum-232-reports-coordination. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about this report contact Erika Maynard, Special Projects Manager, (202) 482-5572; and David Boylan-Kolchin, Trade and Industry Analyst, (202) 482-7816. For more information about the Office of Technology Evaluation and the Section 232 Investigations, please visit: http://www.bis.doc.gov/232
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than September 4, 2020) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0050 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Email. Submit comments to: CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in this notice is publishing a report that summarizes the findings of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce (the “Department”) pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (“Section 232”), into the effect of imports of steel mill products (“steel”) on the national security of the United States. This report was completed on January 11, 2018 and posted on the BIS website on February 16, 2018. BIS has not published the appendices to the report in this notification of report findings, but they are available online at the BIS website, along with the rest of the report (see the ADDRESSES section). DATES: The report was completed on January 11, 2018. The report was posted on the BIS website on February 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: The full report, including the appendices to the report, are available online athttps://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2018/02/secretary-ross-releases-steel-and-aluminum-232-reports-coordination. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about this report contact Erika Maynard, Special Projects Manager, (202) 482-5572; and David Boylan-Kolchin, Trade and Industry Analyst, (202) 482-7816. For more information about the Office of Technology Evaluation and the Section 232 Investigations, please visit: 
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC’s determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See Supplementary Information section for applicable date(s). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202- 622-2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (www.treasury.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Actions On November 5, 2019, OFAC determined that the property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of the following persons are blocked under the relevant sanctions authority listed 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD and CVD orders. DATES: Applicable July 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Clahane at (202) 482-5449 (AD) and Dusten Hom or Mary Kolberg at (202) 482-5075 or (202) 482-1785, respectively (CVD); AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 5449. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On, November 24, 2008 Commerce published the AD and CVD orders on LWTP from China.\1\ On October 1, 2013, Commerce initiated the first five-year (sunset) review of the Orders on LWTP from China, pursuant to 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from Canada. DATES: Applicable July 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyler Weinhold or Moses Song, 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) 482-1121 or (202) 482-7885, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 13, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation, which aligned the final determination in this CVD investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigation of wind towers from Canada.\1\ ————————————————————————— \1\ See Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, and Alignment of 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable July 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Simons or David Goldberger, 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) 482-6172 or (202) 482-4136, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 14, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of wind towers from Korea, in which we also postponed the final determination until June 29, 2020.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). DATES: Applicable July 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Davina Friedmann, 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) 482-0698. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 13, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation, which aligned the final determination in this CVD investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigation of utility scale wind towers from Vietnam.\1\ On February 11, 2020, Commerce published its Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances in which we found that no critical circumstances exist for CS Wind or for all other producers or exporters for imports of wind towers from Vietnam.\2\ 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from Indonesia are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable July 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brittany Bauer or Benjamin Luberda, 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) 482-3860 or (202) 482-2185, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 14, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of wind towers from Indonesia, in which we also postponed the final determination until June 29, 2020.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam [[Page 40227]] (Vietnam) by CS Wind Group \1\ are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. ————————————————————————— \1\ CS Wind Vietnam Co., Ltd. (also known as CS Wind Tower Co., Ltd.) and CS Wind Corporation (collectively, CS Wind Group) are the two entities that are directly involved in the production, export, and sale of subject merchandise. As explained in the Clarification of the Respondent’s Name section infra, in this final determination we clarify that this investigation covers the CS Wind Group. ————————————————————————— DATES: Applicable July 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua A. DeMoss, 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) 482-3362. 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from Indonesia. The period of investigation is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable July 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Wood or Melissa Kinter, 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) 482-1959 or (202) 482-1413, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 13, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation, which aligned the final determination in this CVD investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigation of utility scale wind tower from Indonesia.\1\ ————————————————————————— \1\ See Utility Scale Wind Towers from Indonesia: Preliminary 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from Canada are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable July 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Heaney, 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) 482-4475. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 14, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of wind towers from Canada, in which we also postponed the final determination until June 29, 2020.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that, on June 26, 2020, the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”) issued an Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond 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: 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 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 Act of 1930 (“Section 337”) provides that if the Commission finds a vi
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-650-651 (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 phosphate fertilizers from Morocco and Russia, provided for in subheadings 3103.11.00, 3103.19.00, 3105.20.00, 3105.30.00, 3105.40.00, 3105.51.00, and 3105.59.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be subsidized by the Governments of Morocco and Russia. Unless the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by August 10, 2020. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by August 17, 2020. DATES: Applicable June 26, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Calvin Chang ((202) 205-3062), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can 
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