FR Alert – Covering:08/14/2019

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. The system of records being proposed is the Agricultural Quarantine Activity System, USDA/APHIS-20. This notice is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of record systems maintained by the agency. Although the Privacy Act requires only that the portion of the system which describes the “routine uses” of the system be published for comment, we invite comment on all portions of this notice. DATES: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11), this notice will become applicable upon publication, subject to a 30-day notice and comment period in which to comment on the routine uses described below. Please submit any comments by September 13, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0075. Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2014-0075, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737- 1238. Supporting documents and any comments we r
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review received countervailable subsidies. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable August 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Czajkowski, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1395. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on high pressure steel cylinders from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.\1\ On June 28, 2018 and June 29, 2018, we received review requests from Norris Cylinder Company (the petitioner) and Beijing Tianhai Industry Co., Ltd. (BTIC).\2\ We published a notice of initiation for this administrative review on August 10, 2018.\3\ We exercised our discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial
[19-17432][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on the impact on commercial activities of proposed additions to “Schedule 1” in the “Annex on Chemicals” to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), as implemented through the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act (CWCIA) and the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR). The purpose of this notice of inquiry is to collect information to assist BIS in assessing the likely impact on United States industry of the proposed addition of five chemical families to “Schedule 1” in the “Annex on Chemicals.” DATES: Comments must be received by September 13, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods (please refer to RIN 0694-XC053 in all comments and in the subject line of email comments): Federal rulemaking portal (http://www.regulations.gov)– you can find this notice by searching on its regulations.gov docket number, which is BIS-2019-0002; Email: willard.fisher@bis.doc.gov–include the phrase “Schedule 1 Notice of Inquiry” in the subject line; Fax: (202) 482-3355 (Attn: Willard Fisher); By mail or delivery to Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2099B, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20
[19-17256][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Yunnan Fuyang Trade Co., Ltd. (Fuyang), the sole company under review, did not make a bona fide sale for antidumping purposes during the period of review (POR) June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. Thus, Commerce is preliminarily rescinding this review. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable August 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eli Lovely, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the notice of initiation of this review on August 10, 2018.\1\ On January 28, 2019, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the closure of the federal government from December 22, 2018 through January 28, 2019.\2\ Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce extended these preliminary results by 120 days, until August 9, 2019.\3\ For a complete discussion of the background of this
[19-17430][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding seventeen entities, under a total of nineteen entries, to the Entity List. These seventeen entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. These entities will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of Armenia, Belgium, Canada, the People’s Republic of China (China), Georgia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), and the United Kingdom (U.K.). This rule also modifies a total of twenty-three entries on the Entity List under the destinations of China, Hong Kong, and Russia. Finally, this rule removes a total of three entities under the destinations of China and the U.A.E. The removals are made in connection with requests for removal that BIS received pursuant to the EAR and a review of information provided in those requests. DATES: This rule is effective August 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, End-User Review Committee, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (202) 482-5991, Email: ERC@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This major proposed rule addresses: Changes to the physician fee schedule (PFS); other changes to Medicare Part B payment policies to ensure that payment systems are updated to reflect changes in medical practice, relative value of services, and changes in the statute; Medicare Shared Savings Program quality reporting requirements; Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program requirements for eligible professionals; the establishment of an ambulance data collection system; updates to the Quality Payment Program; Medicare enrollment of Opioid Treatment Programs and enhancements to provider enrollment regulations concerning improper prescribing and patient harm; and amendments to Physician Self-Referral Law advisory opinion regulations. DATES: Comment date: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on September 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: In commenting, please refer to file code CMS-1715-P. Because of staff and resource limitations, we cannot accept comments by facsimile (FAX) transmission. Comments, including mass comment submissions, must be submitted in one of the following three ways (please choose only one of the ways listed): 1. Electronically. You may submit electronic comments on this regulation to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the “Submit 
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
Summary Corrections for Extensions of Liquidation AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. ———————————————————————– SUMMARY: This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) modification to the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test pertaining to the processing of post-summary corrections (PSCs). The modification in this notice expands the time period in which a PSC must be filed by allowing a PSC to be transmitted up to 15 days prior to the scheduled date of liquidation when liquidation has been extended. Except to the extent expressly announced or modified by this document, all aspects, rules, terms and conditions announced in previous notices regarding the PSC test remain in effect. DATES: The modifications announced in this test will become operational on August 14, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice and any aspect of this test may be submitted at any time during the test via email to Randy Mitchell, Director, Commercial Operations, Revenue and Entry Division,
[19-17444][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This rule proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to require customs brokers to collect certain information from importers to enable the customs brokers to verify the identity of importers, including nonresident importers. CBP proposes these amendments, pursuant to section 116 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA), which directs CBP to promulgate regulations to require brokers to verify the identity of the importers who are their clients. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number, by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments via Docket No. USCBP- 2019-0024. Mail: Trade and Commercial Regulations Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this rulemaking. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking pr
[19-17179][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This final rule amends DHS regulations by prescribing how DHS will determine whether an alien applying for admission or adjustment of status is inadmissible to the United States under section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA or the Act), because he or she is likely at any time to become a public charge. The final rule includes definitions of certain terms critical to the public charge determination, such as “public charge” and “public benefit,” which are not defined in the statute, and explains the factors DHS will consider in the totality of the circumstances when making a public charge inadmissibility determination. The final rule also addresses USCIS’ authority to issue public charge bonds under section 213 of the Act in the context of applications for adjustment of status. Finally, this rule includes a requirement that aliens seeking an extension of stay or change of status demonstrate that they have not, since obtaining the nonimmigrant status they seek to extend or change, received public benefits over the designated threshold, as defined in this rule. This rule does not create any penalty or disincentive for past, current, or future receipt of public benefits by U.S. citizens or aliens whom Congress has exempted from the public charge ground of inadmissibility. This rule does not apply to U.S.
[19-17142][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document provides notice that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of CIS Secure Computing, Inc.’s software products for use on mobile devices and on servers and other similar network devices. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded that the software products are substantially transformed in the United States for purposes of U.S. Government procurement. DATES: The final determination was issued on August 7, 2019. A copy of the final determination is attached. Any party-at-interest, as defined in 19 CFR 177.22(d), may seek judicial review of this final determination no later than September 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Kim, Valuation and Special Programs Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade (202) 325- 0158. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that on August 7, 2019, pursuant to subpart B of Part 177, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Regulations (19 CFR part 177, subpart [[Page 40428]] B), CBP issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of CIS Secure Computing, Inc.’s software products, which may be offered
[19-17377][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on large residential washers (washers) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period of review (POR) February 1, 2018, through February 14, 2018. DATES: Applicable August 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger or Ian Hamilton, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4136 or (202) 482-4798, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 8, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on washers from Korea for the POR.\1\ Commerce received timely requests from Whirlpool Corporation (the petitioner) and LG Electronics, Inc. (LGE), in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), to conduct an administrative review of this AD order for LGE.\2\ —————————————————————————
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) invites interested persons to submit written comments and participate in a public hearing to assist the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the preparation of its annual report to the Congress on China’s compliance with the commitments made in connection with its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). DATES: September 18, 2019 at midnight EDT: Deadline for submission of comments, and requests to appear and summaries of testimony at the October 2, 2019 public hearing. October 2, 2019: The TPSC will convene a public hearing in Rooms 1 and 2, 1724 F Street NW, Washington DC 20508, beginning at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: USTR strongly prefers electronic submissions made through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. The instructions for submitting notification of intent to testify and/or written comments are in sections 3 and 4 below. The docket number is USTR-2019-0010. For alternatives to on-line submissions, contact Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395-3475 before transmitting a comment and in advance of the relevant deadline. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395-3475 for procedural questions concerning written comments or participation in the public hearing. Direct all other questions to Terrence J. McCartin, A
[19-17392][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) will convene a public hearing and seek public comment to assist the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the preparation of its annual report to Congress on Russia’s implementation of its obligations as a Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). DATES: September 27, 2019 at midnight EST: Deadline for submission of written comments and for filing requests to appear and a summary of expected testimony at the public hearing. October 8, 2019: The TPSC will convene a public hearing in Rooms 1 & 2, 1724 F Street NW, Washington DC 20508 beginning at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: USTR strongly prefers electronic submissions made through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments in section III below. The docket number is USTR-2019-0011. For alternatives to online submissions, please contact Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395-3475 before transmitting a comment and in advance of the relevant deadline. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For procedural questions concerning written comments, contact Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395-3475. Direct all other questions to Betsy Hafner, Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for Russia and Eurasia, at (202) 395-9124. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
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