FR Alert – Covering:09/11/2019

Todays Federal Register


Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain steel nails from Malaysia are being sold in the United States at less than normal value during the period of review. The period of review is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable September 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edythe Artman or Preston 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) 482-3931 or (202) 482-5041, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background These preliminary results of review are made in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On September 10, 2018, Commerce published the notice of initiation for the administrative review.\1\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019, moving the deadline to May 13, 2019.\2\ On May 9, 2019, we
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is publishing an analysis of the energy savings potential of amended industry consensus standards for certain classes of computer room air conditioners (CRACs) and new industry standards for dedicated outdoor air systems (DOASes), which are types of commercial and industrial equipment. The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (EPCA), requires DOE to evaluate and assess whether there is a need to update its energy conservation standards following changes to the relevant industry consensus standards in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1 (ASHRAE Standard 90.1). Additionally under EPCA, DOE must review the existing standards for this equipment at least once every six years and publish either a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to propose new standards or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need to be amended. Accordingly, DOE is also initiating an effort to determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for classes of CRACs for which DOE has tentatively determined that the updated ASHRAE Standard 90.1 levels are not more stringent than the current Federal standards. This document solicits information from the public to help DOE determine whether amended standards for 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS Secretary) is establishing an advisory committee to address the security of the aviation sector and the furtherance of increased resiliency of the global aviation security environment. The Transatlantic Aviation Industry Roundtable (TAIR) will serve as a forum in which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); the U.K. Home Office; private sector companies; and stakeholders in the aviation sector will engage and collaborate on matters and issues affecting transatlantic aviation security. The Secretary has determined the TAIR Committee will be exempt from the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Name of Committee: Transatlantic Aviation Industry Roundtable (TAIR). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Hayden, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Private Sector Office, at (202) 282-8216. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The DHS Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of State for the Home Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Home Secretary), is establishing the TAIR to serve as a forum in which DHS; the U.K. Home Office; private sector companies; and
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The FTC plans to ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Antitrust Improvements Act Rules (“HSR Rules”) and corresponding Notification and Report Form for Certain Mergers and Acquisitions (“Notification and Report Form”). The current clearance expires on December 31, 2019. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by following the instructions in the Request for Comments part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write “HSR Rules PRA Comment: FTC File No. P072108” on your comment, and file your comment online at by following the instructions on the web- based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC-5610 (Annex J), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex J), Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert L. Jones, Assistant Director, Pre
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