FR Alert – Covering:08/17/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On August 4, 2020, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) entered final judgment sustaining the final results of remand redetermination pursuant to court order by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) pertaining to the 2014-2015 countervailing duty (CVD) administrative review of the order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (solar products) from the People’s Republic of China (China). Commerce is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with Commerce’s final results in the 2014-2015 administrative review of solar products from China, and that Commerce is amending the final results. DATES: Applicable August 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caitlin Monks, 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) 482-2670. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 12, 2017, Commerce published its final results of the 2014-2015 administrative review of solar products.\1\ Commerce reached affirmative determinations for mandatory respondent Changzhou Trina 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on citric acid and certain citrate salts from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels identified in the “Final Results of Sunset Review” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable August 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin or Zachary Shaykin, 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) 482-3936 or (202) 482-2638, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 29, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of the AD order on citric acid and certain citrate salts from China.\1\ On May 1, 2020, Commerce published its initiation of the second sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On May 18, 2020, Commerce received a timely and complete notice of intent to participate in the 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On August 4, 2020, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) entered final judgment sustaining the final results of remand redetermination pursuant to court order by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) pertaining to the 2014 countervailing duty (CVD) administrative review of the order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells), from the People’s Republic of China (China). Commerce is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with Commerce’s final results in the 2014 administrative review of solar cells from China, and that Commerce is amending the final results. DATES: Applicable August 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caitlin Monks, 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) 482-2670. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 17, 2017, Commerce published its final results of the 2014 administrative review of solar cells.\1\ Commerce reached affirmative determinations for mandatory respondents Canadian Solar Manufacturing 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Brazil for the period of review (POR) March 1, 2019 through February 29, 2020. DATES: Applicable August 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Huang, 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) 482-4047. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 2, 2020, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on uncoated paper from Brazil.\1\ Pursuant to requests from interested parties, Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to three companies, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ Subsequent to the initiation of the administrative review, the petitioners \3\ timely withdrew their request for an administrative review of two companies, as discussed below. No 
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces the formation of a voluntary agreement under Section 708 of the Defense Production Act for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic. This Notice contains the text of the Voluntary Agreement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harold Lucie, Joint DPA Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472-3184, telephone (202) 212-2900, and email FEMA-DPA@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority Section 708 of the Defense Production Act (DPA), 50 U.S.C. 4558, allows the President to provide for the formation of voluntary agreements by the private sector to help provide for the national defense. This authority was delegated to the Secretary of Homeland Security generally in section 401 of Executive Order 13603,\1\ “National Defense Resources Preparedness,” and specifically for response to COVID-19 in section 3 of Executive Order 13911,\2\ “Delegating Additional Authority Under the Defense Production Act With Respect to Health and Medical Resources To Respond to the Spread of COVID-19.” The Secretary of Homeland Security has delegated these authorities to the FEMA Administrator in Department of Homeland 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 708 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (“DPA”), that the Attorney General finds, with respect to the Voluntary Agreement for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic (“Voluntary Agreement”) proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”), that the purposes of section 708(c)(1) of the DPA may not reasonably be achieved through a voluntary agreement having less anticompetitive effects or without any voluntary agreement. Given this finding, the proposed Voluntary Agreement may become effective following the publication of this notice. FEMA is publishing the text of the proposed Voluntary Agreement elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the DPA, FEMA may enter into agreements with representatives of private industry for the purpose of improving the efficiency with which private firms contribute to the national defense when conditions exist that may pose a direct threat to the national defense or its preparedness. Such arrangements are generally known as “voluntary agreements.” A defense to actions brought under the antitrust laws is available to each participant acting within the scope of a voluntary agreement that has come into force under the DPA. The DPA re
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The FTC is publishing a final rule to implement amendments to the Contact Lens Rule. These amendments require that prescribing eye care practitioners obtain a confirmation of prescription release from patients after releasing a contact lens prescription and maintain each such acknowledgment for a period of not less than three years. The Commission is permitting prescribers to comply with automatic prescription release via electronic delivery in certain circumstances. Further, these amendments specify a time period for prescribers to respond to requests for prescriptions; clarify and institute additional requirements for automated telephone verification messages; more precisely delineate what constitutes unlawful alteration of a prescription; and require that sellers provide a method for, and notice of the method for, patient prescription presentation. DATES: This rule is effective October 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: Relevant portions of the record of this proceeding, including this document, are available at https://www.ftc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alysa Bernstein (202-326-3289), abernstein@ftc.gov, Paul Spelman (202-326-2487), pspelman@ftc.gov, or Andrew Wone (202-326-2934), awone@ftc.gov, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580. 
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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 July 15, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING LLC d/b/a Cree Lighting of Durham, North Carolina. A supplement to the complaint was filed on July 20, 2020. The complaint, as supplemented, 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 light- emitting diode products, fixtures, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,403,531 (“the ‘531 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 8,596,819 (“the ‘819 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 8,777,449 (“the ‘449 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 9,261,270 (“the ‘270 patent”); and U.S. Patent No. 9,476,570 (“the ‘570 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 a cease and desist order. 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 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 15, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of The Sterno Group Companies, LLC of Corona, California and Sterno Home Inc. of Canada. Supplements were filed on July 27 and August 5, 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 electronic candle products and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,068,706 (“the ‘706 patent”), U.S. Patent No. 10,024,507 (“the ‘507 patent”), U.S. Patent No. 10,352,517 (“the ‘517 patent”), and U.S. Patent No. 10,578,264 (“the ‘264 patent”). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainants request 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 accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. Hearing impaired in
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