FR Alert – Covering:02/11/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that in the countervailing duty investigations on utility scale wind towers (wind towers), critical circumstances exist with respect to imports of wind towers from Indonesia and do not exist with respect to imports of wind towers from Canada or the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). DATES: Applicable February 11, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyler Weinhold at (202) 482-1121 (Canada), Alex Wood at (202) 482-1955 (Indonesia), or Julie Geiger at (202) 482-2057 (Vietnam); AD/CVD Operations, Offices II and VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In response to petitions filed on July 9, 2019, the Commerce initiated countervailing duty (CVD) investigations concerning wind towers from Canada, Indonesia, and Vietnam.\1\ On December 13, 2019, Commerce announced its preliminary CVD determinations \2\ and, on the same day, received timely allegations, pursuant to section 703(e)(1) of
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that the four companies under review had no reviewable transactions during the January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, period of review (POR). DATES: Applicable February 11, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0835. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 10, 2019, Commerce published its Preliminary Results of the review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture (WBF) from the People’s Republic of China (China) covering the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.\1\ No parties commented on the Preliminary Results. ————————————————————————— \1\ See Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission of Review, and Preliminary Determination 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers/exporters subject to this administrative review received countervailable subsidies. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable February 11, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene H. Calvert AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 14, 2019, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from the People’s Republic of China (China).\1\ The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. On October 1, 2019, Commerce extended the deadline for these preliminary results until no later than January 31, 2020.\2\ For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\3\ A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Pidilite Industries Limited (Pidilite), a producer/exporter of carbazole violet pigment 23 (CVP 23) from the Republic of India (India) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable February 11, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene H. Calvert, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 14, 2019, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on CVP 23 from India with respect to Pidilite.\1\ On October 1, 2019, we extended the deadline for these preliminary results to January 16, 2020.\2\ On January 15, 2020, we further extended this deadline until January 31, 2020.\3\ For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\4\
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has completed its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain tool chests and cabinets (tool chests) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is September 15, 2017 through December 31, 2018. We have determined that Zhongshan Geelong Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Geelong), the sole producer subject to this administrative review, received countervailable subsidies during the POR. DATES: Applicable February 11, 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 October 9, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this CVD administrative review in the Federal Register.\1\ For a description of the events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ —————————————————————————
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years a currently approved collection of information with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The information collection request, State Energy Program, was previously approved on June 30, 2017 [[Page 7759]] under OMB Control No. 1910-5126 and its current expiration date is June 30, 2020. DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before March 12, 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 202-395-4650. Written comments should be sent to theDOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 and to
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before April 10, 2020. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to STEM_Data_Collection@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Emily S
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Agency Notice
[Proposed Rules] [Pages 7672-7681] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-02358] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 590 Extending Natural Gas Export Authorizations to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries Through the Year 2050 —————————————————————————————————————- FE Docket Nos. —————————————————————————————————————- Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC………………. [FE Docket No. 10-111-LNG]. Carib Energy (USA), LLC……………………. [FE Docket No. 11-141-LNG]. Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. et al………….. [FE Docket No. 10-161-LNG]. Lake Charles Exports, LLC………………….. [FE Docket No. 11-59-LNG].
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on January 7, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Sonos, Inc. of Santa Barbara, California. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain audio players and controllers, components thereof, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,195,258 (“the ‘258 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 10,209,953 (“the ‘953 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 8,588,949 (“the ‘949 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 9,219,959 (“the ‘959 patent”); and U.S. Patent No. 10,439,896 (“the ‘896 patent”). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Room 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-638 and 731-TA-1473 (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 corrosion inhibitors from China, provided for in subheading 2933.99.82 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China. Unless the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach preliminary determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by March 23, 2020. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by March 30, 2020. DATES: February 5, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lawrence Jones 202 (205-3358), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain i
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 7782-7783] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-02679] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-624-625 and 731-TA-1450-1451 (Final)] Quartz Surface Products From India and Turkey; Revised Schedule for the Subject Investigations AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. ———————————————————————– DATES: February 6, 2020.
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

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’s determination included a decision to establish a product exclusion process. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in July 2018, and stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. In December 2018, and March, April, May, June, July, September, October, and December 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted exclusion requests. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to grant additional exclusions, as specified in the Annex to this notice, and makes amendments to certain notes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue decisions as necessary. DATES: The product exclusions will apply as of the July 6, 2018 effective date of the $34 billion action, and will extend to October 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The amendments announced in [[Page 7817]] this notice are retroactive to the date the original exclusions were published and do 
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