FR Alert – Covering:05/15/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 29397] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-10450] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-27-2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 143–West Sacramento, California; Notification of Proposed Production Activity, LiCAP Technologies, Inc. (Electrodes), Sacramento, California The Port of Sacramento, grantee of FTZ 143, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of LiCAP Technologies, Inc. (LiCAP Technologies), located in Sacramento, California. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Based on available information, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is self-initiating a country-wide anti-circumvention inquiry to determine whether imports of stainless steel sheet and strip (stainless sheet and strip), completed in Vietnam using certain stainless steel flat-rolled inputs manufactured in the People’s Republic of China (China), are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on stainless sheet and strip from China (collectively, the Orders). Commerce is also self-initiating a scope inquiry to determine whether stainless sheet and strip that is produced in China and undergoes further processing in Vietnam before being exported to the United States is subject to the Orders. DATES: Applicable May 15, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blaine Wiltse at (202) 482-6345, AD/ CVD Operations, or Barb Rawdon at (202) 482-0474, Office of Policy, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 12, 2016, AK Steel Corporation, Allegheny Ludlum, LLC
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 29398] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-10485] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee will meet June 2, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, via remote teleconference. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on implementation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and provides for continuing review to update the EAR as needed. Agenda
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 29397-29398] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-10448] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-29-2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 148–Knoxville, Tennessee; Notification of Proposed Production Activity, CoLinx, LLC (Tapered Roller Bearing Unit and Gearhead Kitting), Crossville, Tennessee CoLinx, LLC (CoLinx) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Crossville, Tennessee. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 7, 2020.
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminary determines that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. and Hong Kong Wells Ltd. are not eligible for a separate rate, and therefore are part of the China-wide entity. Commerce is also rescinding this administrative review, in part, with respect to eight companies. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable May 15, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jasun Moy, 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) 482-8194. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on steel wire garment hangers from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.\1\ Pursuant to a request from M&B Metal Products Co., Inc. (the petitioner),\2\ Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to 11 companies, in
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On April 13, 2020, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) third remand redetermination pertaining to the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). Commerce is notifying the public that the CIT’s final judgment is not in harmony with Commerce’s Amended Final Determination in the LTFV investigation of hot-rolled steel from Turkey. Pursuant to the CIT’s final judgment, Commerce is amending the estimated weighted-average dumping margins for Ere[gbreve]li Demir ve [Ccedil]elik Fabrikalari T.A.[Scedil]. and Iskenderun Demir Ve Celik (collectively, Erdemir) and [Ccedil]olako[gbreve]lu Metalurji A.S. and [Ccedil]olako[gbreve]lu Dis Ticaret A.S. (collectively, [Ccedil]olako[gbreve]lu), and excluding [Ccedil]olako[gbreve]lu from the Order. Further, Commerce is discontinuing, in part, the 2017-18 and 2018-19 administrative reviews with respect to [Ccedil]olako[gbreve]lu. DATES: Applicable April 23, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Page, 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) 482-1398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is initiating a data collection process through this request for information (RFI) to consider whether to amend DOE’s test procedure for consumer boilers. Specifically, DOE seeks data and information pertinent to whether amended test procedures would more accurately or fully comply with the requirement that the test procedure produces results that measure energy use during a representative average use cycle for the product, and not be unduly burdensome to conduct. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including topics not raised in this RFI), as well as the submission of data and other relevant information. DATES: Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before June 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE-2019-BT- TP-0037 and/or RIN 1904-AE83, by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: to ConsumerBoilers2019TP0037@ee.doe.gov. Include docket number EERE-20
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Each year, the tariff-rate quota for tuna described in subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), is calculated as a percentage of the tuna in airtight containers entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the preceding calendar year. This document sets forth the tariff-rate quota for Calendar Year 2020. DATES: The 2020 tariff-rate quota is applicable to tuna in airtight containers entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the period January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Peterson, Chief, Quota and Agricultural Branch, Interagency Collaboration Division, Trade Policy and Programs, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229-1155, at (202) 384-8905 or by email at HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov. Background It has been determined that 15,881,292 kilograms of tuna in airtight containers may be entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during Calendar Year 2020, at the rate of 6.0 percent ad valorem under subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Any such tuna which is entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the current calendar year in
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than July 14, 2020) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0088 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Email. Submit comments to: CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 2
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document provides notice of the revocation by operation of law of customs brokers’ licenses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melba Hubbard, Branch Chief, Broker Management, Office of Trade, (202) 325-6986, melba.hubbard@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that, pursuant to section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1641), and section 111.30(d) of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 111.30(d)), the following customs brokers’ licenses were revoked by operation of law, without prejudice, for failure to file a triennial status report. A list of revoked customs brokers’ licenses appears below with both the port, which issued the licenses, and the brokers’ names within the port of issuance whose licenses were revoked, set forth alphabetically. —————————————————————————————————————- Last name First name License Port of issuance —————————————————————————————————————- Holstrom………………………… Dennis W…………………. 03912 Seattle. Johnson…………………………. Roberta L………………… 22323 Seattle. Kahng
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 29486] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-10465] [[Page 29486]] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-630] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Restek Corporation ACTION: Notice of application. ———————————————————————–
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on April 9, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc. of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A letter supplementing the complaint was filed on April 16, 2020. The complaint 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 tobacco heating articles and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,839,238 (“the ‘238 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 9,901,123 (“the ‘123 patent”); and U.S. Patent No. 9,930,915 (“the ‘915 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 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 acce
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of expedited reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order and countervailing duty order on carbon steel wire rod from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: March 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hugh Smachlo (202-205-3289), 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 these reviews may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.–On March 6, 2020, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (84 FR 66007, December 2, 2019) of the subject five-year reviews was adequate and that the respondent 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) has determined to review in part, and on review, to affirm, the final initial determination (“FID”) of the administrative law judge (“ALJ”) finding no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“section 337”), in connection with the asserted patent. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynde Herzbach, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3228. 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 [[Page 29485]] 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, telephone 202-205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on April 10, 2019, based on a complaint filed by LILLEbaby LLC of Golden, Colorado (“LILLEbaby”). 84 FR 14393-94 (April 10, 2019). The complaint alleges violations of sec
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 29484] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-10420] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-644 and 731-TA-1494 (Preliminary)] Non-Refillable Steel Cylinders 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 United States is materially injured by reason of imports of non- refillable steel cylinders from China, provided for in subheadings 7310.29.00 and 7311.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (“LTFV”) and to be subsidized by the government of
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion 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 U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in July 2018 and, to date, has granted 10 sets of exclusions under the $34 billion action. The fourth set of exclusions was published in May 2019 and will expire in May 2020. On March 12, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative established a process for the public to comment on whether to extend particular exclusions granted in May 2019 for up to 12 months. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to extend certain exclusions until December 31, 2020. DATES: The product exclusion extensions announced in this notice will apply as of May 14, 2020, and extend until December 31, 2020. 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 Assistant General Counsels Philip Butler or Benjamin Allen, or Director of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffmann at (202) 395- 5725. For specific questions on customs classification 
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