FR Alert – Covering:08/14/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (“DOE”) announces a meeting via webinar of the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that agencies publish notice of an advisory committee meeting in the Federal Register. DATES: DOE will hold a webinar on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants will be published on DOE’s website: https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/appliance-standards-and-rulemaking-federal-advisory-committee. See the Public Participation section of this notice for additional information on this attending this webinar. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Cymbalsky, ASRAC Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 287-1692. Email: asrac@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary focus of this meeting will be the discussion and prioritization of topic areas on which ASRAC can assist the Appliance and Equipment Standards Program. DOE plans to hold this webinar to gather advice and recommendations on the development of standards and test procedures for consumer products and com
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In this notice, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is forecasting the representative average unit costs of five residential energy sources for the year 2020 pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (Act). The five sources are electricity, natural gas, No. 2 heating oil, propane, and kerosene. DATES: The representative average unit costs of energy contained in this notice will become effective September 14, 2020 and will remain in effect until further notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Cymbalsky, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Forrestal Building, Mail Station EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121, (202) 287-1692, ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ee.doe.gov. Francine Pinto, Esq. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of General Counsel Forrestal Building, Mail Station GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0103, (202) 586-7432, Francine.Pinto@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 323 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act requires that DOE prescribe test procedures for the measurement of the estimated annual operating costs or other measures of energy consumption for certain consumer products specified in the Act. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) These test procedures are found in Title 10 
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
[Presidential Documents] [Pages 49929-49934] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-18012] [[Page 49927]] Vol. 85 Friday, No. 158 August 14, 2020 Part VII The President 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that there is a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission has issued a general exclusion order (“GEO”) barring entry of certain fish-handling pliers and packaging thereof that infringe the two trademarks asserted in this investigation. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Needham, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5468. 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 on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on July 29, 2019, based on a complaint filed by complainant United Plastic Molders, Inc. of Jackson, Mississippi (“UPM”). 84 FR 36620-21 (July 29, 2019). The c
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from Brazil for the period of investigation January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable August 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hall-Eastman, Samuel Brummitt, or Benjamin Smith, 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) 482-1468; (202) 482-7851; or (202) 482-2181 respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on April 7, 2020.\1\ On May 19, 2020, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now August 7, 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 countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from Bahrain. The period of investigation is January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable August 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer, 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) 482-0410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on April 7, 2020.\1\ On May 19, 2020, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now August 7, 2020.\2\ For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from India. The period of investigation is January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable August 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benito Ballesteros AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-7425. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended [[Page 49632]] (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on April 7, 2020.\1\ On May 13, 2020, Commerce postponed 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 49681] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-17769] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1020 (Third Review)] Barium Carbonate From China Determination On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject five-year review, the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), that revocation of the antidumping duty order on barium carbonate from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 49681] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-17749] [[Page 49681]] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-649 and 731-TA-1523 (Preliminary)] Twist Ties From China Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from The Republic of Turkey (Turkey). The period of investigation is January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable August 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene H. Calvert, 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) 482-3586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on April 7, 2020.\1\ On May 19, 2020, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now August 7, 2020.\2\ For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 10, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Juul Labs, Inc. of San Francisco, California. Supplements to the complaint were filed on July 21, 2020, and July 31, 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 vaporizer cartridges and components thereof by reason of infringement of U.S. Design Patent No. D842,536 (“the ‘D536 patent”); U.S. Design Patent No. D858,870 (“the ‘D870 patent”); U.S. Design Patent No. D858,869 (“the ‘D869 patent”); and U.S. Design Patent No. D858,868 (“the ‘D868 patent”). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS
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