FR Alert – Covering:11/15/2019

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period June 23, 2017 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable November 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicolas Mayora or Kabir Archuletta, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3053 or (202) 482-2593, 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 antidumping duty (AD) order on hardwood plywood from China for the period of review (POR) June 23, 2017, through December 31, 2018.\1\ Pursuant to requests from interested parties, Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to 58 companies in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\
[19-24827][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is correcting its notice of the final results of the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells), from the People’s Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2016 through November 30, 2017. DATES: Applicable November 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pedersen, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2769. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 30, 2019, Commerce published the final results of the 2016-2017 administrative review of the AD order on solar cells from China in the Federal Register.\1\ In the Final Results, we incorrectly included Zhejiang ERA Solar Technology Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang ERA) in the list of companies we were continuing to find had made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. However, in the Preliminary Results we stated the following: ————————————————————————— \1\ See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not
[19-24826][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On May 2, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated an administrative review on frozen warmwater shrimp from India for the period February 1, 2018, through January 31, 2019, for 254 companies. Because all interested parties timely withdrew their requests for administrative review for certain companies, we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to those companies. For a list of the companies for which we are rescinding this review, see Appendix I to this notice. For a list of the companies for which the review is continuing, see Appendix II to this notice. DATES: Applicable November 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel Rey or Brittany Bauer, 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) 482-5518 or (202) 482-3860. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 8, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from India for the period February 1, 2018, through January 31, 2019.\1\ In February 2019,
[19-24798][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) are being sold in the United States at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable November 15, 2019. 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 November 15, 2018, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping order on OCTG from Vietnam.\1\ The review covers SeAH Steel VINA Corporation (SSV) and its U.S. affiliate Pusan Pipe America, Inc. (PPA).\2\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\3\ Commerce extended the deadline for the preliminary results
[19-24764][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 62502-62504] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-24824] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Case No. 18-BIS-0002] Order Relating to AW-Tronics LLC In the Matter of: AW-Tronics LLC, 7405 SW 79CT, Miami, FL 33143, et al., Respondents
[19-24824][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection, FERC-539 (Gas Pipeline Certificates: Import and Export Related Applications) and submitting the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due December 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902-0062, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Office. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in Docket No. IC19-33-000, by either of the following methods: eFiling at Commission’s Website: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Mail: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http://www.ferc.gov/help/submission-
[19-24568][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

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. DATES: Comments are encouraged and must be submitted no later than December 16, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@omb.eop.gov. 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 20229-1177, Telephone number 202-325-0056 or via email CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. Please note that the contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. Individuals seeki
[19-24800][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This major final 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. In addition, we are issuing an interim final rule with comment period (IFC) to establish coding and payment for evaluation and management, observation and the provision of self-administered Esketamine to facilitate beneficiary access to care for treatment-resistant depression as efficiently as possible. DATES: Effective date: These regulations are effective on January 1, 2020. Comment date: Comments will be accepted/considered ONLY on the Interim Rule “Coding and Payment for Evaluation and Management, Observation and Provision of Self-Administered Esketamine” contained in section V. of the 
[19-24086][Full Article] [PDF]

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) is initiating an effort to determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for consumer refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers. Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, DOE must review these standards at least once every six years and publish either a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NOPR”) to propose new standards for consumer refrigerators, refrigerator- freezers, and freezers or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need to be amended. This request for information (“RFI”) solicits information from the public to help DOE determine whether amended standards for consumer refrigerators, refrigerator- freezers, and freezers would result in a significant amount of additional energy savings and whether those standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including topics not raised in this RFI). DATES: Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before December 30, 2019. 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,
[19-24820][Full Article] [PDF]