FR Alert – Covering:04/17/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that the producers/exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of finished carbon steel flanges (flanges) from India at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), February 8, 2017 through July 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable April 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Baker, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2924. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This administrative review covers 37 producers/exporters of the subject merchandise. Commerce selected two companies, the Norma Group \1\ and R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd. (Gupta) for individual examination as the mandatory respondents in this administrative review.\2\ On October 29, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review and invited interested parties to comment.\3\ On December 2, 2019, Norma Group submitted its case brief.\4\ On the same day, Weldbend Corporation and Boltex Manufacturing Co., L.P. (collectively,
[20-08137][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This proposed rule would establish 2020 harvest specifications and management measures for Pacific whiting, shortbelly rockfish and cowcod taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Pacific Whiting Act of 2006, and other applicable laws. This rule proposes 2020 harvest specifications for Pacific whiting including the U.S. and coastwide Total Allowable Catch (TAC), the 2020 tribal allocation for the Pacific whiting fishery, allocations for three commercial whiting sectors, and set-asides for Pacific whiting research and incidental mortality in other fisheries. The proposed rule would also adjust the 2020 harvest specifications for shortbelly rockfish and cowcod. The proposed measures are intended to help prevent overfishing, achieve optimum yield, and ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific information available. DATES: Comments on this proposed rule must be received no later than May 4, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2020-0027 by any of the following methods: Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20
[20-08019][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that 20 companies subject to the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on laminated woven sacks (LWS) from the People’s Republic of China (China) are part of the China-wide entity because none filed a separate rate application (SRA) or separate rate certification (SRC). The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable April 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, 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) 482-2593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 2, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to [[Page 21389]] request an administrative review of the AD order on LWS from China.\1\
[20-08136][Full Article] [PDF]

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 20-15 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: April 13, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BIILING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 21418]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN17AP20.026 BIILING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 20-15 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
[20-08076][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is finalizing its 2013 proposal to update the Liquid Chemical Categorization tables, aligning them with the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk and the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee circulars from December 2012 and 2013. This final rule corrects errors in our interim rule of August 16, 2013, and follows our supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking of October 22, 2015. The updated tables provide a list of liquid hazardous materials and liquefied and compressed gases approved for international and domestic maritime transportation, and indicate how each substance is categorized by its pollution potential, safe carriage requirements, chemical flammability, combustibility, and compatibility with other substances. This rule imposes no cost to chemical shippers and vessel owners. DATES: This final rule is effective May 18, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may view comments identified by docket number USCG-2013- 0423 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about this document call or email LT Jake Lobb, Coast Guard; telephone (202) 372-1428, email Jake.R.Lobb2@uscg.mil, or Dr. Raghunath Halder, Coast Guard; telephone (202) 372-1422, email Rag
[19-27628][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 21461] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-08120] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–ODVA, INC. Notice is hereby given that, on April 6, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), ODVA, Inc. (“ODVA”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Norgren
[20-08120][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On January 23, 2018, the President imposed a safeguard measure on imports of certain solar products pursuant to a Section 201 investigation. On February 14, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative established procedures for interested persons to request product- specific exclusions from application of the safeguard measure and to comment on the submitted requests. Based on the requests and comments received, the U.S. Trade Representative granted certain requests on June 13, 2019, including a request to exclude from the safeguard measure bifacial solar panels that consist only of bifacial solar cells. On January 27, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative established procedures to consider whether to maintain, withdraw, or take some other action with respect to the exclusion of bifacial solar panels from the safeguard measure. Based on an evaluation of the comments received, and responses to those comments, and in consultation with the Secretaries of Commerce and Energy, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the bifacial solar panel exclusion is undermining the objectives of the safeguard measure. Accordingly, the U.S. Trade Representative will request that the U.S. Court of International Trade lift the order preliminarily enjoining the withdrawal from entering into effect. DATES: Withdrawal of the exclusion for bifacial sola
[20-08189][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is correcting the antidumping duty (AD) orders on acetone from Belgium, the Republic of South Africa (South Africa), and the Republic of Korea (Korea). DATES: Applicable April 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Cipolla, 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) 482-4956. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 31, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty orders for acetone from Belgium, South Africa, and Korea.\1\ Pursuant to section 733(d) of the Act, suspension of liquidation instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary AD determination may not remain in effect for more than four months, except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request Commerce to extend that four-month period to no more than six months. In the Orders, we erroneously stated that the six-month period, beginning on the date of publication of the Preliminary Determinations,\2\ ended on March 22, 2020.\3\ However, the 180-day period, beginning on the date of publication of the Preliminary Determinations, ended on March 21, 2020. —————————————
[20-08140][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission has changed the date for transmittal of volume 1 of its report to the U.S Trade Representative (USTR) in this investigation from April 30, 2020 to June 30, 2020 due to COVID-19; is clarifying that the due date for written submission for volume 2 of its report is June 5, 2020; and has waived the requirement to file paper copies of those submissions. DATES: June 5, 2020: Deadline for filing all other written submissions for volume 2 June 30, 2020: Transmittal of volume 1 of Commission report to the USTR October 31, 2020: Transmittal of volume 2 of Commission report to the USTR (Delivered Monday, November 2, 2020) ADDRESSES: All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov/edis3-internal/app. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Sabina Neumann (volumes 1 and 2) (202-205-3000 or sabina.neumann@usitc.gov) or Deputy Project Leader (volume 1) Steven LeGrand (202-205-3094 or steven.legrand@usitc.gov) or Deputy Project Leader (volume 2) Justin Choe (202-205-3229 or justin.choe@usitc.gov) for information specific
[20-08102][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 21457] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-08091] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-620 and 731-TA-1445 (Final)] Wooden Cabinets and Vanities 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 an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of wooden cabinets and vanities from China, provided for in subheadings 9403.40.90, 9403.60.80, and 9403.90.70 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found 
[20-08091][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review a remand initial determination (“RID”) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”) in the above-captioned investigation granting a motion for summary determination regarding whether certain redesigns infringe the asserted patents. The Commission requests briefing from the parties, interested government agencies, and interested persons on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3115. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. General [[Page 21458]] information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this mat
[20-08103][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Following receipt on April 7, 2020, of a request from the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance (the Committees), under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted Investigation No. 332-576, COVID-19 Related Goods: U.S. Imports and Tariffs, for the purpose of providing a report that identifies imported goods related to the response to COVID-19, their source countries, tariff classifications, and applicable rates of duty. DATES: April 30, 2020: Date by which the Commission will transmit the report to the Committees. June 30, 2020: Date through which the Commission will provide updated data runs to the Committees. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Mihir Torsekar (202- 205-3350 or Mihir.Torsekar@usitc.gov) or Project Leader Andrew David (202-205-3368 or Andrew.David@usitc.gov) for information specific to this investigation. For information on the legal aspects of this 
[20-08144][Full Article] [PDF]