FR Alert – Covering:03/12/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, hereinafter referred to as the Agency, is amending its regulation for the Rural Broadband Program, previously referred to as the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program, to implement the Agricultural Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill). The Agency is publishing this regulation as an interim final rule, which will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register. In addition, the Agency is seeking comments regarding this interim final rule to guide its efforts in drafting the final rule for the Rural Broadband Program and Community Connect Grant Program. DATES: Effective date: This rule is effective May 11, 2020. Comment date: Comments due on or before May 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by utilizing the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. The rule can be identified by docket number RUS-19-Telecom-0003 and RIN number 0572-AC46. Please follow the instructions for submitting comments. RUS will post all comments received without change, including any personal information that is included with the comment, on https://www.regulations.gov. Comments will be available for inspection online at https://www.regulations.gov. Additional information about RUS Telecommunication programs is av
[20-04086][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that sales of certain steel nails (steel nails) from Malaysia were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable March 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Preston N. 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) 482-5041. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 11, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the 2017-2018 antidumping duty administrative review of steel nails from Malaysia and invited interested parties to comment.\1\ The review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise: Inmax and Region.\2\ On October 18, 2019, Commerce received case briefs from Inmax, Region, and Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (the petitioner).\3\ On October 22, 2019, we received a rebuttal brief from Region,\4\ and on October 23, 2019, we received a rebuttal brief from the petitioner.\5\ On January 2, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline
[20-05065][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Jindal Poly Films Limited of India (Jindal) and SRF Limited (SRF), producers and/or exporters of polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India, received net countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable March 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 0197. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this review on September 12, 2019.\1\ For a history of events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ On January 3, 2020, we extended the final results of review by sixty days until March 10, 2020.\3\ ————————————————————————— \1\ See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from 
[20-05064][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: A Request for Panel Review was filed on behalf of Corey S.A. de C.V. (“Corey”) with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat on February 28, 2020, pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel Review was requested of the Department of Commerce’s final antidumping duty determination regarding Certain Fabricated Structural Steel from Mexico. The final determination was published in the Federal Register on January 30, 2020. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned case number USA-MEX-2020-1904-01 to this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul E. Morris, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Room 2061, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, 202-482-5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of Article 1904 of NAFTA provides a dispute settlement mechanism involving trade remedy determinations issued by the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Mexico. Following a Request for Panel Review, a Binational Panel is composed to review the trade remedy determination being challenged and issue a binding Panel Decision. There are established NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational [[Page 14463]] Panel Reviews, which were adopted by the three governments for panels
[20-05052][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 14460-14461] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-05072] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-13-2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 124–Gramercy, Louisiana, Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Offshore Energy Services, Inc. (Line Pipe With Weld-On Housings and Connectors), Broussard, Louisiana The Port of South Louisiana, grantee of FTZ 124, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Offshore Energy Services, Inc. (Offshore Energy), located in Broussard, Louisiana. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on 
[20-05072][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Requests for Panel Review were filed on behalf of Canatal Inc. (Industries Canatal) and Les Constructions Beauce-Atlas Inc. (“CBA”) with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat on February 28, 2020, pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel Reviews were requested of the Department of Commerce’s final antidumping duty determination regarding Certain Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada. The final determination was published in the Federal Register on January 30, 2020. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned case number USA-CDA-2020-1904- 02 to this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul E. Morris, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Room 2061, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, 202-482-5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of Article 1904 of NAFTA provides a dispute settlement mechanism involving trade remedy determinations issued by the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Mexico. Following a Request for Panel Review, a Binational Panel is composed to review the trade remedy determination being challenged and issue a binding Panel Decision. There are established NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews, which were adopted by the three governments for panels requested pursuant to Article 1904(2) of NAFTA which req
[20-05058][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: A Request for Panel Review was filed on behalf of the Government of Mexico with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat on March 2, 2020, pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel Review was requested of the Department of Commerce’s final countervailing duty determination regarding Certain Fabricated Structural Steel from Mexico. The final determination was published in the Federal Register on January 30, 2020. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned case number USA-MEX-2020-1904-03 to this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul E. Morris, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Room 2061, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, 202-482-5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of Article 1904 of NAFTA provides a dispute settlement mechanism involving trade remedy determinations issued by the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Mexico. Following a Request for Panel Review, a Binational Panel is composed to review the trade remedy determination being challenged and issue a binding Panel Decision. There are established NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews, which were adopted by the three governments for panels requested pursuant to Article 1904(2) of NAFTA which requires Requests for Panel Review to be published in accordance wi
[20-05059][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Government has decided to extend through May 15, 2020, the temporary general license to Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and one hundred and fourteen of its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity List. In order to implement this decision, this final rule revises the temporary general license to remove the expiration date of April 1, 2020, and substitutes the date of May 15, 2020. In this same issue, BIS is publishing a notification of inquiry titled, Request for Comments on Future Extensions of Temporary General License (TGL), requesting comments on future extensions of a temporary general license under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). DATES: This rule is effective March 10, 2020, through May 15, 2020. The expiration date of the final rule published on February 18, 2020 (85 FR 8722), is extended until May 15, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (949) 660-0144 or (408) 998-8806 or email your inquiry to: ECDOEXS@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background As published on May 22, 2019 (84 FR 23468), extended and amended
[20-05190][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is requesting comments on future extensions of a temporary general license under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). BIS is requesting these comments to assist the U.S. Government in evaluating whether the temporary general license should continue to be extended, to evaluate whether any other changes may be warranted to the temporary general license, and to identify any alternative authorization or other regulatory provisions that may more effectively address what is being authorized under the temporary general license. DATES: Submit comments on or before March 25, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number BIS 2020-0001 or RIN 0694-ZA02, through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All filers using the portal should use the name of the person or entity submitting comments as the name of their files, in accordance with the instructions below. Anyone submitting business confidential information should clearly identify the business confidential portion at the time of submission, file a statement justifying nondisclosure and referencing the specific legal authority claimed, and provide a non-confidential version of the submission. For comments submitted electronically contai
[20-05194][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 14485-14487] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-05053] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General advance notice and to wait designated periods before consummation of such plans. Section 7A(b)(2) of the Act permits the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this waiting period prior to its expiration and requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register.
[20-05053][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of full reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, and Trinidad and Tobago would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. The Commission has determined to exercise its authority to extend the review period by up to 90 days. DATES: March 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Harriman 202-205-2610, or Celia Feldpausch 202-205-2387, 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 these reviews may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.–On September 6, 2019
[20-05081][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 10, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of NYZ AB of Sweden; Swedish Match North America, LLC of Richmond, Virginia; Pinkerton Tobacco Co., LP of Owensboro, Kentucky; and wm17 holding GmbH of Switzerland. A supplement to the complaint was filed on February 21, 2020. The complaint, as supplemented, 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 nicotine pouches and components thereof and methods of making the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,161,908 (“the ‘908 patent”). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainants request 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 112, Washingt
[20-05082][Full Article] [PDF]

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In a notice published February 21, 2020 (February 21 notice), the U.S. Trade Representative determined to modify the action being taken in this Section 301 investigation. This notice corrects a ministerial error in the consolidated list of descriptive subheadings included in Section 2 of Annex 2 of the February 21 notice. The operative tariff language in Annex 1 of the February 21 notice is not affected. DATES: The corrected, consolidated list of descriptive subheadings annexed to this notice replaces Section 2 of Annex 2 of the February 21 notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, contact Assistant General Counsel Megan Grimball at (202) 395-5725. For questions on customs classification of products covered by this action, contact Traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For background on the proceedings in this investigation, please see the prior notices issued in the investigation including 84 FR 15028 (April 12, 2019), 84 FR 32248 (July 5, 2019), 84 FR 54245 (October 9, 2019), 84 FR 55998 (October 18, 2019), 84 FR 67992 (December 12, 2019), and 85 FR 10204 (February 21, 2020). [[Page 14518]]
[20-05033][Full Article] [PDF]