FR Alert – Covering:05/12/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable May 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Clahane, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5449. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on LWTP from China.\1\ Commerce received a timely-filed request from Appvion, Inc. (Appvion), a domestic interested party and the petitioner in the underlying investigation, for an administrative review of exports of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR with respect to 16 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On July 9, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review (CCR) of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on biodiesel from Argentina. For these final results, Commerce finds that sufficient changed circumstances do not exist warranting a recalculation of the CVD deposit rates in the order. DATES: Applicable May 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley, 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) 482-3148. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 4, 2019, Commerce published the CVD order on biodiesel from Argentina.\1\ On November 13, 2018, in response to a request submitted by the Government of Argentina (GOA), joined by Vicentin S.A.I.C. (Vicentin) and LDC Argentina (LDC), Commerce initiated a CCR for both the CVD and antidumping duty (AD) orders.\2\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through the
[20-10129][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 27991] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-10130] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-580-905] 4th Tier Cigarettes From the Republic of Korea: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable May 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin, AD/CVD Operations,
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On July 9, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on biodiesel from Argentina. For these final results, Commerce continues to find that there are insufficient changed circumstances to warrant any revisions under the AD order. DATES: Applicable May 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley, 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) 482-3148. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 26, 2018, Commerce published the AD order on biodiesel from Argentina.\1\ On November 13, 2018, in response to a request submitted by the Government of Argentina (GOA), joined by Vicentin S.A.I.C. (Vicentin) and LDC Argentina (LDC), Commerce initiated a CCR for both the AD and countervailing duty (CVD) orders.\2\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through the
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of updated guidance for the Energy Policy Act of 2005 program. The guidance describes the hydroelectric incentive payment requirements and explains the type of information that owners or authorized operators of qualified hydroelectric facilities must provide DOE when applying for hydroelectric incentive payments. This incentive is available for electric energy generated and sold for a specified 10-year period as authorized under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. In Congressional appropriations for Federal fiscal year 2020, DOE received funds to support this hydroelectric incentive program. At this time, DOE is only accepting applications from owners and authorized operators of qualified hydroelectric facilities for hydroelectricity generated and sold in calendar year 2019. DATES: DOE is currently accepting applications from May 12, 2020 through July 13, 2020. Applications must be sent to hydroincentive@ee.doe.gov by midnight EDT, July 13, 2020, or they will not be considered timely filed for calendar year 2019 incentive payments. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit applications electronically to hydroincentive@ee.doe.gov. DOE’s May 2020 Guidance is available at: https://www.energy.gov/eere/water/water-power-funding-opportunities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Question
[20-10149][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is initiating an effort to determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for water-source heat pumps (WSHPs). This request for information (RFI) solicits information from the public to help DOE determine whether amended standards for WSHPs, a category of covered commercial equipment, would result in significant additional energy savings and whether such standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including those topics not specifically raised in this RFI), as well as the submission of data and other relevant information. DATES: Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before June 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE-2019-BT- STD-0031 and/or RIN 1904-AE74, by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: WaterSourceHP2019STD0031@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number EERE-
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will convene a meeting remotely via teleconference and web conference on May 21, 2020, to develop a voluntary agreement under Section 708 of the Defense Production Act to help provide for the national defense by maximizing the effectiveness of the distribution of critical medical resources nationwide to respond to pandemics in general, and COVID-19 specifically. The meeting will be open to the public. If necessary, a second meeting will take place on May 27, 2020. DATES: The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 21, 2020, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). Written comments for consideration at the meeting must be submitted and received by 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. To register to make remarks during the public comment period, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below by 12 p.m. ET on May 20, 2020. If necessary, a second meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET. ADDRESSES: The meeting(s) will be held via teleconference and web conference. It is recommended that attendees register with FEMA by 12:00 p.m. on May 20, 2020, by providing their name, telephone number, email address, title, and organization to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. R
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge has issued a Final Initial Determination on Section 337 Violation and a Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond in the above- captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, should the Commission find a violation. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Traud, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202-205-3427. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (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 https://www.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal, telephone 202-205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4). Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides that, if the Commission finds a violation, it shall exclude the articles concerne
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
[Presidential Documents] [Pages 28471-28477] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-10315] Presidential Documents Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 92 / Tuesday, May 12, 2020 / Presidential Documents [[Page 28471]] Executive Order 13921 of May 7, 2020 Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is initiating an effort to determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for air-cooled commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment (referred to as air-cooled commercial unitary air conditioners and heat pumps (ACUACs and ACUHPs) in this document), and commercial warm air furnaces (CWAFs). This request for information (RFI) solicits information from the public to help DOE determine whether amended standards for ACUACs, ACUHPs, and CWAFs, subsets of covered commercial equipment, would result in significant additional energy savings and whether such standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including those topics not specifically raised in this RFI), as well as the submission of data and other relevant information. DATES: Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before June 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE-2019-BT- STD-0042 and/or RIN 1904-AE59, by any of the f
[20-09414][Full Article] [PDF]