FR Alert – Covering:03/16/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twenty-four entities to the Entity List. These twenty-four 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. These entities will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of the People’s Republic of China (China), Iran, Pakistan, Russia and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). This rule also revises five existing entries on the Entity list, one each under the destinations of France, Iran, Lebanon, Singapore and the United Kingdom. DATES: This rule is effective March 16, 2020. 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, Fax: (202) 482-3911, Email: ERC@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)) identifies entities for which there is reasonable cause to believe, based on specific and articulable
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 14882-14883] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-05317] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-14-2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 230–Piedmont Triad Area, North Carolina Notification of Proposed Production Activity; LLFlex, LLC (Aluminum Foil Paper Laminate, Foil-Backed Paperboard, Coated Paper, Coated Paperboard, and Cable Wrap), High Point, North Carolina The Piedmont Triad Partnership, grantee of FTZ 230, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of LLFlex, LLC (LLFlex), located in High Point, North Carolina. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 14883] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-05315] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-16-2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 43–Battle Creek, Michigan; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Zoetis, LLC (Pharmaceutical Products), Kalamazoo, Michigan Zoetis, LLC (Zoetis) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on March 9, 2020.
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (India) (Jindal) made sales of subject merchandise below normal value, but that SRF Limited of India (SRF) did not make sale of subject merchandise below normal value. The [[Page 14884]] period of review (POR) is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable March 16, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith, 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) 482-5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 12, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.\1\ ————————————————————————— \1\ See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On March 2, 2020, the Department of Energy published a notice of open meeting, announcing meetings on March 24 and March 25, 2020, of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, in Arlington, VA. This document makes a correction to that notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ian Rowe, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; Phone: (202) 586-7220; email: Ian.Rowe@ee.doe.gov. Corrections In the Federal Register of March 2, 2020, in FR Doc. 2020-04206, on pages [[Page 14936]] 12279, please make the following correction: In that notice under DATES, the meeting has been cancelled. Reason for Correction: The cancellation is due to travel concerns associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Signed in Washington, DC, on March 11, 2020. LaTanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer.
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a newly updated system of records titled, “Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Border Protection-009 Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) System of Records” from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of this system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements. DATES: This final rule is effective March 16, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions please contact: Debra L. Danisek (202) 344-1610, CBP Privacy Officer, Privacy and Diversity Office, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20229. For privacy issues please contact: Jonathan R. Cantor (202) 343-1717, Acting Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to establish a new DHS system of records titled, “Department of Homeland Security/ALL-043 Enterprise Biometric Administrative Records (EBAR) System of Records (SOR).” This system of records allows the DHS to collect and maintain administrative and technical records associated with the enterprise biometric system known as the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) and its successor information technology system, currently in development, called the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART). Additionally, DHS is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to exempt this system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act, elsewhere in the Federal Register. This newly established system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security’s inventory of record systems. DATES: Submit comments on or before April 10, 2020. This new system will be effective upon publication, with the exception of the routine uses, which will become effective April 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS- 2019-0047 by one of the following methods: Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Fax: 202
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a newly updated system of records titled, “Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Border Protection-022 Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) System of Records” from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of this system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements. DATES: This final rule is effective March 16, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions please contact: Debra L. Danisek (202) 344-1610, CBP Privacy Officer, Privacy and Diversity Office, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20229. For privacy issues please contact: Jonathan R. Cantor (202) 343-1717, Acting Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NRPM) in the Federal Register (8 FR 30632 June 27, 2019) proposing to exempt
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has forwarded the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress on the dates indicated on the attachments pursuant to and in compliance with the Arms Export Control Act. DATES: These documents are effective as shown on each of the 25 letters. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula C. Harrison, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State, telephone (202) 663-3310; email DDTCResponseTeam@state.gov. ATTN: Congressional Notification of Licenses. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 36(f) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776) mandates that notifications to the Congress pursuant to sections 36(c) and 36(d) must be published in the Federal Register when they are transmitted to Congress or as soon thereafter as practicable. Following are such notifications to the Congress: Nov 26, 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Dear Madam Speaker:
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing updates to the identifying information of three entities currently included on OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for the date on which the updates become effective. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622- 4855; or Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (https://www.treasury.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Actions On March 11, 2020, OFAC updated the SDN List for the following
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of persons that have been placed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons 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 the date that sanctions become effective. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622- 4855; or Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (https://www.treasury.gov/ofac).
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In September 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 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 a product exclusion process in June 2019, and interested persons have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to grant certain exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice, and makes conforming amendments to certain notes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of September 24, 2018, the effective date of the $200 billion action, to August 7, 2020. The amendments announced in this notice are retroactive to the date the original exclusions were published. 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 or implementation of the product exclusions identified in the Annex to this 
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