FR Alert – Covering:05/13/2019

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This final rule amends the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order (Soybean Order) and the Beef Promotion and Research Order (Beef Order) to add provisions allowing producers subject to these Orders to request, under certain circumstances, that their assessments paid to a State board or council authorized under their respective statutes, be redirected to the national program. The final rule also makes technical amendments to the Beef Order. DATES: The final rule is effective June 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Payne, Research and Promotion Division, at (202) 720-1118, fax (202) 720-1125, or by email at Kenneth.Payne@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Orders 12866 and 13771 This rulemaking does not meet the definition of a significant regulatory action contained in section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 and is not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Additionally, because this rule does not meet the definition of a significant regulatory action it does not trigger the requirements contained in Executive Order 13771. See OMB’s Memorandum titled “Interim Guidance Implementing Section 2 of the Executive Order of
[19-09700][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is proposing two alternatives to amend Regulation C to increase the threshold for reporting data about closed-end mortgage loans so that institutions originating fewer than either 50 closed-end mortgage loans, or alternatively 100 closed-end mortgage loans, in either of the two preceding calendar years would not have to report such data as of January 1, 2020. The proposed rule would also adjust the threshold for reporting data about open-end lines of credit by extending to January 1, 2022, the current temporary threshold of 500 open-end lines of credit and setting the threshold at 200 open-end lines of credit upon the expiration of the proposed extension of the temporary threshold. The Bureau is also proposing to incorporate into Regulation C the interpretations and procedures from the interpretive and procedural rule that the Bureau issued on August 31, 2018, and to implement further section 104(a) of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. DATES: Comments on the proposed rule must be received on or before June 12, 2019, except that comments on the Paperwork Reduction Act analysis in part VIII of the Supplementary Information must be received on or before July 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit responsive information and other comments, ident
[19-08983][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is issuing a final no shipments determination in the final results of the antidumping duty administrative review on certain magnesia carbon bricks (MCBs) from the People’s Republic of China (China), for the September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017 period of review (POR). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christian Llinas, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4877. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 11, 2018, Commerce published the preliminary results of the seventh administrative review of the antidumping duty order on MCBs from China for the POR.\1\ For a history of the events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ On January 28, 2019, Commerce tolled the deadlines in this case and the final results by 40 days.\3\ On March 5, 2019, Commerce extended the deadline for the final results to May 7, 2019.\4\ ————————————————————————— \1\ See Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People’s
[19-09785][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission (“Commission”) amends its Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (“R-value Rule” or “Rule”) to clarify, streamline, and improve existing requirements. Specifically, the amendments clarify the Rule’s coverage, improve Fact Sheet disclosures, require certain test methods to substantiate R-value claims for non-insulation products, update the test procedures [[Page 20778]] incorporated into the Rule, and exempt certain disclosures for limited format advertising. DATES: The amendments will become effective on May 13, 2020. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of May 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: Copies of this document are available on the Commission’s website, www.ftc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hampton Newsome, Attorney (202-326- 2889), Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
[19-09622][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec LLC (Texas City, TX), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 26, 2018. DATES: AmSpec LLC (Texas City, TX) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of September 26, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for September 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Justin Shey, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202- 344-1060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that AmSpec LLC, 3208 5th Avenue South, Texas City, TX 77590, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. AmSpec LLC (Texas City, TX) is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API):
[19-09832][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Freeboard International (Linden, NJ), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of August 7, 2018. DATES: Freeboard International (Linden, NJ) was approved, as a commercial gauger as of August 7, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for August 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Justin Shey, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202-344-1060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, that Freeboard International, 2500 Brunswick Ave., Linden, NJ 07036 has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Freeboard International (Linden, NJ) is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API): ———————————————————————— API chapters Title ————————————————————————
[19-09834][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec LLC (Savannah, GA), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 6, 2018. DATES: AmSpec LLC (Savannah, GA) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of September 6, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for September 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Justin Shey, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202- 344-1060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 [[Page 20904]] and 19 CFR 151.13, that AmSpec LLC, 4117 Montgomery St., Savannah, GA 31405, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. 
[19-09835][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 20909] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-09698] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–DirectTrust Standards Notice is hereby given that, on April 22, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), DirectTrust Standards (“DirectTrust”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing (1) the name and principal place of business of the standards development organization and (2) the nature and scope of its standards development activities. The notifications were filed for the purpose of invoking
[19-09698][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 20887-20890] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-09815] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– 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.
[19-09815][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On February 6, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) gave 90 days’ notice of intent to withdraw from the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico (2013 Agreement), terminate the 2013 Agreement, and continue the antidumping duty (AD) investigation initiated in 1996. Because a new suspension agreement has not been signed, Commerce is withdrawing from and terminating the suspension agreement, rescinding the administrative review of the 2013 [[Page 20859]] Agreement, and continuing the antidumping duty (AD) investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or Rebecca Lee, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0162 or (202) 482-6188, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 18, 1996, Commerce initiated an AD investigation to determine whether imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).\1\ On May 16, 1996, the United States International Trade
[19-09786][Full Article] [PDF]

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 20917-20919] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-09725] ———————————————————————– SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34-85799; File No. SR-CboeEDGA-2019-008) Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe EDGA Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Relating To Amend Rule 11.11 and Rule 11.16, as Well as Its Fee Schedule, To Delete References to the SWPB Routing Option May 7, 2019. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Act”),\1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given that on April 25, 2019, Cboe EDGA Exchange, Inc. (the “Exchange” or “EDGA”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II
[19-09725][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 20920-20933] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-09729] ———————————————————————– SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34-85797; File No. SR-CboeEDGX-2019-027] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Relating To Amend the Exchange’s Opening Process and Add a Global Trading Hours Session for XSP Options May 7, 2019. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Act”),\1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given that on April 26, 2019, Cboe EDGX Exchange, Inc. (the “Exchange” or “EDGX”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II
[19-09729][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 20915-20917] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-09726] ———————————————————————– SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34-85800; File No. SR-CboeEDGX-2019-026] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Relating to Amend Rule 11.11 and Rule 11.16, as Well as Its Fee Schedule, To Delete References to the SWPB Routing Option May 7, 2019. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Act”),\1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given that on April 25, 2019, Cboe EDGX Exchange, Inc. (the “Exchange” or “ “EDGX” ”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II
[19-09726][Full Article] [PDF]