FR Alert – Covering:12/10/2019

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 67427-67428] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-26487] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security In the Matter of: Oguzhan Aydin, Celepkoy Mahallesi Mikail Cikmazi No: 2/1, Catalca, Istanbul, Turkey; Order Denying Export Privileges On August 3, 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Oguzhan Aydin (“Aydin”) was convicted of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2012)) (“IEEPA”). Specifically, Aydin was convicted of violating IEEPA by exporting, causing to be exported, and attempting to export and cause the export of a General Electric CF6-50c2 engine, bearing manufacture’s serial number 517621, with the intention of directly or
[19-26487][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 67428-67429] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-26486] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security In the Matter of: Paul Stuart Brunt, 3457 108th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004; Order Denying Export Privileges On March 1, 2019, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Paul Stuart Brunt (“Brunt”) was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2012)) (“AECA”). Brunt was convicted of violating Section 38 of the AECA by knowingly and willfully exporting firearms designated as defense articles on the United States Munitions List from the United States to Turkey and Iraq, without the required U.S. Department of State licenses. Brunt was sentenced to three years of probation, 200
[19-26486][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before February 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Mark Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of Industry and Security, 1401 Constitution Avenue, Suite 2099B, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This collection is needed to provide a procedure for persons or organizations listed on the Entity List and Unverified List to request
[19-26571][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that dried tart cherries (cherries) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). DATES: Applicable December 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Wood or Alice Maldonado, 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) 482-4682, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This final determination is made in accordance with section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The petitioner in this investigation is the Dried Tart Cherry Trade Committee. The mandatory respondents in this investigation are Isik Tarim Urunleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Isik Tarim) and Yamanlar Tarim Urunleri (Yamanlar Tarim). Neither of the mandatory respondents responded to our requests for information in this investigation. On September 27, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination and
[19-26551][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has reviewed the 2018 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and determined the updated edition would improve energy efficiency in buildings subject to the code compared to the 2015 edition. DOE analysis indicates that buildings meeting the 2018 IECC (as compared with buildings meeting the 2015 IECC) would result in national site energy savings of 1.68 percent, national source energy savings of 1.91 percent, and national energy cost savings of approximately 1.97 percent of residential building energy consumption. Upon publication of this affirmative determination, each State is required by statute to certify that it has reviewed the provisions of its residential building code regarding energy efficiency, and made a determination as to whether to update its code to meet or exceed the 2018 IECC. Additionally, this notice provides guidance on state code review processes and associated certifications. DATES: Certification statements provided by States shall be submitted by December 10, 2021. ADDRESSES: A copy of the final analysis, as well as links to the Federal docket and public comments received, are available at: https://www.energycodes.gov/development/determinations. Certification Statements must be addressed to the Building Technologies Office–Building Energy Code
[19-26550][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 67476] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-26546] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1438 and 1440 (Final)] Acetone From Singapore and Spain Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of acetone from Singapore and Spain, provided for in subheadings 2914.11.10 and 2914.11.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the U.S. Department of 
[19-26546][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 67476-67477] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-26581] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1444 (Final)] Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From Thailand; Determination On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigation, the United [[Page 67477]] States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod (“threaded rod”) from Thailand, provided
[19-26581][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a full review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from Russia would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: December 4, 2019. 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 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 this review may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.–On September 6, 2019, the Commission determined that responses to its notice of institution of the subject five-year review were such that a full review should proceed (84 FR 49763, September 23, 2019); accordingly, a full review is being scheduled pursuant 
[19-26532][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of dried tart cherries (cherries) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). DATES: Applicable December 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ajay Menon, 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) 482-1993. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This final determination is made in accordance with section 705 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The petitioner in this investigation is the Dried Tart Cherry Trade Committee.\1\ The mandatory respondents in this investigation are Isik Tarim Urunleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Isik Tarim) and Yamanlar Tarim Urunleri (Yamanlar Tarim). Neither the mandatory respondents, nor the Government of Turkey, responded to our requests for information in this investigation. On September 27, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination and invited interested parties to comment.\2\ We received no comments
[19-26552][Full Article] [PDF]

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
Summary of the Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendment No. 2 As described in more detail in the Notice and Amendment No. 2,\10\ FINRA proposes to establish a new issue reference data service for corporate bonds. FINRA states that its proposal is [[Page 67492]] in line with a recommendation from the SEC Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee (“FIMSAC”).\11\ On October 29, 2018, the FIMSAC unanimously approved a recommendation from its Technology and Electronic Trading Subcommittee (“Subcommittee”) that the Commission, in conjunction with FINRA, establish a reference data service for corporate bonds which would contain specified data elements on TRACE- eligible corporate bond new issues.\12\ FINRA’s proposal would implement that recommendation, and in doing so, FINRA would establish a 
[19-26498][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission” or the “SEC”) is proposing amendments under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act” or the “Act”) to the rules that prohibit certain investment adviser advertisements and payments to solicitors, respectively. The proposed amendments to the advertising rule reflect market developments since the rule’s adoption in 1961. The proposed amendments to the solicitation rule update its coverage to reflect regulatory changes and the evolution of industry practices since we adopted the rule in 1979. The Commission is also proposing amendments to Form ADV that are designed to provide the Commission with additional information regarding advisers’ advertising practices. Finally, the Commission is proposing amendments under the Advisers Act to the books and records rule, to correspond to the proposed changes to the advertising and solicitation rules. DATES: Comments should be received on or before February 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments Use the Commission’s internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/rules/proposed.shtml); or Send an email to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include File Number S7-21-19 on the subject line.
[19-24651][Full Article] [PDF]