FR Alert – Covering:01/14/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 2108] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-00380] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-01-2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 84–Houston, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc.; (Forklift/Work Trucks and Related Subassemblies/Kits); Houston, Texas Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc. (MCFA) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Houston, Texas. The notification conforming to the
[20-00380][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC or the Committee) will hold a meeting on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the U.S. Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below. DATES: February 6, 2020, from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Members of the public wishing to participate must register in advance with Victoria Gunderson at the contact information below by 5 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, January 30, 2020, in order to pre- register, including any requests to make comments during the meeting or for accommodations or auxiliary aids. ADDRESSES: To register, please contact Victoria Gunderson, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-7890; email: Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Gunderson, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-7890; email: Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
[20-00417][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review. DATES: Applicable January 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Baker, 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) 482-2924. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 1, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on cold-rolled steel from China for the POR of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.\1\ On July 31, 2019, Commerce received a timely filed request from ArcelorMittal USA LLC, California Steel Industries, Inc., Nucor Corporation, Steel Dynamics, Inc., and United States Steel Corporation (the petitioners) \2\ for an administrative review of China Steel
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Saybolt LP (Mobile, AL), 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 May 15, 2019. DATES: Saybolt LP (Mobile, AL) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of May 15, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for May 2022. 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 Saybolt LP, 11 Midtown Park East, Mobile, AL 36606, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain [[Page 2141]] petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Saybolt LP (Mobile, AL) is approved for the following gauging
[20-00352][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) is implementing adjustments to the civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction to account for inflation, as required by law. DATES: Effective January 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenny A. Wright, Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, FTC, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580, (202-326-2907), kwright@ftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 \1\ directs agencies to adjust the civil penalty maximums under their jurisdiction for inflation every January. Accordingly, the Commission issues annual adjustments to the maximum civil penalty amounts under its jurisdiction.\2\ ————————————————————————— \1\ Public Law 114-74, sec. 701, 129 Stat. 599 (2015). The Act amends the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act (“FCPIAA”), Public Law 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (codified at 28 U.S.C. 2461 note). \2\ 81 FR 42476 (June 30, 2016); 82 FR 8135 (2017); 83 FR 2902 (2018); 84 FR 3980 (2019). —————————————————————————
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The revised CMP adjusts the amount of civil monetary penalties assessed by the Department of State based on the December 2019 guidance from the Office of Management and Budget. The new amounts will apply only to those penalties assessed on or after the effective date of this rule, regardless of the date on which the underlying facts or violations occurred. DATES: This final rule is effective on January 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Kottmyer, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Management, kottmyeram@state.gov. ATTN: Regulatory Change, CMP Adjustments, (202) 647-2318. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, Public Law 101-410, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, Public Law 104-134, required the head of each agency to adjust its CMPs for inflation no later than October 23, 1996 and required agencies to make adjustments at least once every four years thereafter. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Section 701 of Public Law 114- 74 (the 2015 Act) further amended the 1990 Act by requiring agencies to adjust CMPs, if necessary, pursuant to a “catch-up” adjustme
[20-00443][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on steel threaded rod from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: October 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Duncan (202-205-3432), 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 this review may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.–On October 4, 2019, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (84 FR 31341, July 1, 2019) of the subject five-year review was adequate and that the respondent interested party group response
[20-00415][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Audio Players and Controllers, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same DN 3428; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by [[Page 2148]] the complaint or complainant’s filing pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and will be 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, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205- 2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired 
[20-00353][Full Article] [PDF]