FR Alert – Covering:12/16/2019

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On November 29, 2019, a NAFTA Binational Panel issued its Decision in the matter of the Review of the Final Determination of Antidumping Duties imposed on imports of ammonium sulphate from the United States of America (Final Determination). The Binational Panel remanded the Final Determination by Mexico’s Investigating Authority, Secretaria de Economia (Economia), and ordered Economia to issue a redetermination within 90 days. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul E. Morris, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Room 2061, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of Article 1904 of NAFTA provides a dispute settlement mechanism involving trade remedy determinations issued by the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Mexico. Following a Request for Panel Review, a Binational Panel is composed to provide judicial review of the trade remedy determination being challenged and then issue a binding Panel Decision. The NAFTA Binational Panel Decision is available publicly at https://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/Home/Dispute-Settlement/Decisions-and-Reports. There are established NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews and the NAFTA Panel Decision has been notified in accordance with Rule 70. For the comp
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that sales of certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable December 16, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3251. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 11, 2018, Commerce initiated the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from Korea in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ This [[Page 68408]]
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines [[Page 68403]] that Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) and Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Steel), producers and exporters of hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from Japan, did not sell subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. In addition, Commerce preliminarily determines that Honda Trading Canada, Inc. (Honda) had no shipments during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable December 16, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myrna Lobo or Jack Zhao, 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) 482-2371 or (202) 482-1396, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that there were no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable December 16, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chelsey Simonovich, 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) 482-1979. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 1, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from Thailand for the POR.\1\ On November 30, 2018, Commerce received a request for administrative review covering imports of hot-rolled steel from Thailand, which was filed in proper form by Steel Dynamics and SSAB Enterprises (collectively, the petitioners).\2\ Commerce published the notice of initiation of this administrative review on February 6, 2019, covering the two companies for which we received a request for
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-51 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: December 4, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 68428]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN16DE19.069 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-51 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-47 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: December 9, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 68430]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN16DE19.070 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-47 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. [[Page 68432]] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-62 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: December 10, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN16DE19.078 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C [[Page 68433]]
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-50 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: December 10, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 68422]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN16DE19.072 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C [[Page 68423]]
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-48 with attached Policy Justification. Dated: December 9, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 68420]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN16DE19.071 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-48 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-46 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: December 9, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 68426]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN16DE19.073 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-46 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 68474-68489] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-27096] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration Jeffrey D. Olsen, M.D.; Decision and Order On August 2, 2016, a former Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (hereinafter, DEA or Government), issued an Order to Show Cause (OSC) and Immediate Suspension of Registration (ISO) to Jeffrey D. Olsen, M.D. (hereinafter, Registrant), of Newport Beach, CA. Order to Show Cause and Immediate Suspension of Registration (hereinafter collectively, OSC 2)), at 1; see also Government Exhibit (hereinafter, GX) 26, at 1-6. OSC 2 informed Registrant of the immediate suspension of his DEA Certificate of Registration (hereinafter, COR) FO6043638 pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 824(d) “because . .
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 68473-68474] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-27093] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-564] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Meridian Medical Technologies ACTION: Notice of application. ———————————————————————– DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic classes, and 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 68474] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-27095] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-560] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Novitium Pharma LLC ACTION: Notice of application. ———————————————————————– DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic classes, and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to the
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 68474] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-27094] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-553] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. ACTION: Notice of application. ———————————————————————– DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic classes, and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to the
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (the SDN List) based on OFAC’s determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See Supplementary Information section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; or Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (https://www.treasury.gov/ofac). 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 68473] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-26975] [[Page 68473]] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1443 (Final)] Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From Taiwan; Supplemental Schedule for the Final Phase of an Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Based on the affirmative final determination by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing the antidumping duty (AD) order on mattresses from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable December 16, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Bailey or Jonathan Hill, AD/ CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0193 and (202) 482-3518, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on October 23, 2019, Commerce published its affirmative final determination of sales at less-than-fair-value (LTFV) of mattresses from China.\1\ On December 9, 2019, the ITC notified Commerce of its final affirmative determination that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of LTFV imports of mattresses from China, within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act.\2\
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing antidumping duty orders on refillable stainless steel kegs from the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany) and the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable December 16, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Romani (Germany) and Thomas Schauer (China), 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) 482-0189 and (202) 482-0410, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 735(a), 735(d), and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on October 24, 2019, Commerce published its affirmative final determinations in the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of refillable stainless steel kegs from Germany and China, including its affirmative determination of critical circumstances with respect to certain imports of subject merchandise from China.\1\ On December 9,
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing a countervailing duty order on refillable stainless steel kegs from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable December 16, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore Pearson or Nicholas Czajkowski, 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) 482-2631 or (202) 482-1395, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 705(a), 735(d), and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on October 24, 2019, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the countervailing duty investigation of refillable stainless steel kegs from China,\1\ including its affirmative determination of critical circumstances. On December 9, 2019, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination pursuant to section 705(b)(1)(B) of the Act that an industry in the United States is
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”), the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), is adopting recordkeeping, reporting, and notification requirements applicable to security-based swap dealers (“SBSDs”) and major security-based swap participants (“MSBSPs”), securities count requirements applicable to certain SBSDs, and additional recordkeeping requirements applicable to broker- dealers to account for their security-based swap and swap activities. The Commission also is making substituted compliance available with respect to recordkeeping, reporting, and notification requirements under Section 15F of the Exchange Act and the rules thereunder. DATES: Effective date: February 14, 2020. Compliance date: The compliance dates are discussed in section III.B. of this release. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Macchiaroli, Associate Director, at (202) 551-5525; Thomas K. McGowan, Associate Director, at (202) 551-5521; Randall W. Roy, Deputy Associate Director, at (202) 551-5522; Joseph I. Levinson, Senior Special Counsel, at (202) 551- 5598; Raymond A. Lombardo, Assistant Director, at (202) 551-5755; Timothy C. Fox, Branch Chief, at (202) 551-5687; Valentina Minak Deng, 
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