FR Alert – Covering:05/14/2019

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 21323-21325] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-09907] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-29-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 18–San Jose, California; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Lam Research Corporation (Wafer Fabrication Equipment, Subassemblies and Related Parts), Fremont, Livermore and Newark, California Lam Research Corporation (Lam) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Fremont, Livermore and Newark, California. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was 
[19-09907][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twelve entities, under a total of sixteen entries, to the Entity List. These twelve 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 and will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of China, Hong Kong, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. This rule also modifies one existing entry on the Entity List under the destination of the United Arab Emirates. Finally, this rule removes one entity under the destination of the United Arab Emirates. The removal is made in connection with a request for removal that BIS received pursuant to sections of the EAR used for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entry and a review of information provided in that request. DATES: This rule is effective May 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: Background
[19-09945][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has conducted a new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring (MLWF) from the People’s Republic of China (China). We have determined that Huzhou Muyun Wood Co., Ltd., (Muyun) has failed to demonstrate its qualification for a separate rate and is, therefore, subject to the China-wide entity rate, which is not under review in this period. The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015. DATES: Applicable May 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aleksandras Nakutis, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3147. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 29, 2015, Commerce initiated this NSR for Muyun in order to determine whether imports into the United States of multilayered wood flooring from China are being sold below normal value.\1\ On October 26, 2016, Commerce published the final rescission of Muyun’s NSR, due to the determination that Muyun’s sale was non-bona fide.\2\ On
[19-09900][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 21327] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-09892] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security. Title: Offsets in Military Exports. Form Number(s): N/A. OMB Control Number: 0694-0084. Type of Review: Regular Submission.
[19-09892][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 21326] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-09906] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-34-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 29–Louisville, Kentucky; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; LLFlex, LLC (Aluminum and Steel Cable Wraps), Louisville, Kentucky LLFlex, LLC (LLFlex) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Louisville, Kentucky. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 1, 2019.
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that exporters/producers of circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable May 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff or Jolanta Lawska, 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) 482-1009 and (202) 482-8362, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 7, 1986, Commerce published in the Federal Register the countervailing duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey.\1\ On May 2, 2018, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the Order covering 25 companies.\2\ On November 15, 2018, Commerce extended the due date of the preliminary results of this administrative review until March 29, 2019.\3\ On January 28, 2019, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll
[19-09935][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 21326-21327] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-09909] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-35-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 185–Front Royal, Virginia; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Merck & Co., Inc.; (Pharmaceuticals); Elkton, Virginia Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Elkton, Virginia. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 3, 2019.
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Laredo, Texas. The meeting will be open to the public to attend either in person or via webinar. DATES: The COAC will meet on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT (2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT). Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Laredo College, Falcon Bank Executive Conference Room, 1 West End Washington Street, Laredo, Texas 78040. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Ms. Florence Constant-Gibson, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, at (202) 344-1440 as soon as possible. Pre-Registration: Meeting participants may attend either in person or via webinar after pre-registering using one of the methods indicated below: For members of the public who plan to attend the meeting in person, please register by 5:00 p.m. EDT May 29, 2019, either: online at https://teregistration.cbp.gov/index.asp?w=154; by email to tradeevents@dhs.gov; or by fax to (202) 325-4290. You must register prior to the meeting in order to attend the meeting in person. [[Page 21351]] 
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In response to the President’s Executive Order 13563, “Improving Regulations and Regulatory Review,” and consistent with Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” OSHA is removing or revising outdated, duplicative, unnecessary, and inconsistent requirements in its safety and health standards. The current review, the fourth in this ongoing effort, the Standards Improvement Project-Phase IV (SIP-IV), reduces regulatory burden while maintaining or enhancing worker safety and health, and improving privacy protections. DATES: This rule is effective on July 15, 2019. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 15, 2019. There are a number of collections of information contained in this final rule (see Section VI, Paperwork Reduction Act). Notwithstanding the general date of applicability that applies to all other requirements contained in the final rule, affected parties do not have to comply with the collections of information until the Department of Labor publishes a separate notice in the Federal Register announcing the Office of Management and Budget has approved them under the Paperwork Reduction Act. ADDRESSES: In accordance with 28 U.S.C. 2112(a)(2), the agency designates Edmund C. Baird, Associate Solicit
[19-07902][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission instituted the subject five-year review on February 1, 2018, to determine whether termination of the suspended investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to a domestic industry. On February 6, 2019, the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) gave notice of its intent to withdraw from and terminate the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico and resume the underlying antidumping duty investigation (March 5, 2019). Effective May 7, 2019, Commerce withdrew from and terminated the suspension agreement and resumed the underlying antidumping duty investigation. Accordingly, since there is no longer a suspension agreement of which to conduct a five-year review, the U.S. International Trade Commission gives notice of the termination of its review involving fresh tomatoes from Mexico. DATES: May 7, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher W. Robinson (202-205- 2542), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained 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 co
[19-09848][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of Investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-624-625 and 731-TA-1450- 1451 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of quartz surface products from India and Turkey, provided for in subheading 6810.99.00 (statistical reporting number 6810.99.0010) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Governments of India and Turkey. Unless the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by June 24, 2019. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by July 1, 2019. DATES: May 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Duffy ((202) 708-2579), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E S
[19-09934][Full Article] [PDF]

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion (the $34 billion action) as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The Trade Representative’s determination included a decision to establish a product exclusion process. The Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in July 2018, and stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. The Trade Representative granted exclusion requests in December 2018, March 2019, and April 2019. This notice announces the Trade Representative’s determination to grant additional exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice. The Trade Representative will continue to issue decisions on pending requests on a periodic basis. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of the July 6, 2018 effective date of the $34 billion action, and will extend for one year after the publication of this notice. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Ass
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