FR Alert – Covering:08/12/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 48666] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-17631] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-552-829] Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable August 12, 2020. 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that sales of citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Thailand were made by COFCO Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (COFCO) and Niran (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Niran) at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) January 8, 2018 through June 30, 2019. We also find that Sunshine Biotech International Co., Ltd. (Sunshine) did not sell citric acid at less than NV during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable August 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Zhang or Jolanta Lawska, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: [[Page 48673]] (202) 482-1168 or (202) 482-8362, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 25, 2018, Commerce published the Citric Acid Order in the 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0002379 regarding the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Research and Development Strategy. This RFI is issued by the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) within DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to understand how hydrogen and fuel cell research priorities and goals can address evolving technology needs and to inform related research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities that may be undertaken by DOE. The information being sought under this RFI is intended to assist HFTO in further defining the scope and priorities of its [[Page 48683]] RD&D initiatives as well as its consortia that were established to address its priorities. DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on September 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit comments using the Online Response Collector found at the specified web link included in the RFI document. Alternatively, responses can be submitted as an attachment to an email addressed to HFTORFI@ee.doe.gov with “HFTO RFI” in the subject line. Email attachments can be provided as a 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0002385 regarding the MATERIALS FOR HARSH SERVICE CONDITIONS R&D. This RFI is sponsored by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), and the Office of Fossil Energy (FE), Office of Advanced Energy Systems (AES). The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to challenges and opportunities in various aspects of harsh service environment materials. These include: Accelerated materials research, development, and demonstration (RD&D), testing/qualification methods, and cost-effective manufacturing routes for the development of components, systems, and products exhibiting significant, or step- change improvements over current state-of-the-art in system energy performance under harsh service conditions and extended service lifetimes. This information will be used by AMO and AES to inform strategies in support of energy savings and cost reduction goals, as well as to inform future planning and to possibly make adjustments to their R&D portfolios. DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received by September 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This proposed rule would revise the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for Calendar Year (CY) 2021 based on our continuing experience with these systems. In this proposed rule, we describe the proposed changes to the amounts and factors used to determine the payment rates for Medicare services paid under the OPPS and those paid under the ASC payment system. Also, this proposed rule would update and refine the requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program and the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program. In addition, this proposed rule would establish and update the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating beginning with the CY 2021; remove certain restrictions on the expansion of physician-owned hospitals that qualify as “high Medicaid facilities,” and clarify that certain beds are counted toward a hospital’s baseline number of operating rooms, procedure rooms, and beds; and add two new service categories to the OPD Prior Authorization Process. DATES: To be assured consideration, comments on all sections of this proposed rule must be received at one of the addresses provided in the ADDRESSES section no later than 5 p.m. EST on October 5, 2020. ADDRESSES: In commenting, please refer to file code CMS-1736-P when com
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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. 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 (https://www.treasury.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Action 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the name of a person who has been removed from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List). Their property and interests in property are no longer blocked, and U.S. persons are no longer 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [[Page 48768]] Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (www.treas.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Action(s) 
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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 the revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from India, the Republic of Korea (Korea), the Republic of Turkey (Turkey), Ukraine, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on OCTG from India and Turkey would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping or countervailable subsidies, and of material injury to an industry in the United States. Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of these AD and CVD orders. DATES: Applicable August 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chelsey Simonovich, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1979. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In 2014, Commerce published the AD orders on OCTG from India, Korea, Turkey, and Vietnam and the CVD orders on OCTG from India and Turkey; in 2019, Commerce published the AD order on OCTG from 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Non-Invasive Aesthetic Body-Contouring Devices, Components Thereof, and Methods of Using Same DN 3484; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov . The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing- impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. [[Page 48726]] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint and 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that wood mouldings and millwork products (millwork products) from Brazil are not being, or are not likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable August 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Ayache or Suzanne Lam, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2623 or (202) 482-0783, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on February 5, 2020.\1\ On May 26, 2020, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now August 5, 2020.\2\ For a complete description of the events that 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that wood mouldings and millwork products (millwork products) from the People’s Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable August 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Bowen or Brian Smith, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0768 or (202) 482-1766, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on February 5, 2020.\1\ On May 26, 2020, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now 
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