FR Alert – Covering:07/16/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On July 7, 2020, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the final results of redetermination pertaining to the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain uncoated paper from Portugal covering the period of review (POR) August 26, 2015 through February 28, 2017. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the CIT’s final judgement in this case is not in harmony with the final results of the administrative review, and that Commerce is amending the final results with respect to The Navigator Company, S.A. (Navigator). DATES: Applicable July 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 13, 2018, Commerce published its Final Results in the 2015-2017 administrative review of certain uncoated paper from Portugal.\1\ During the review, Commerce found that Navigator had failed to demonstrate that the allocation methodology for its U.S. 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on multilayered wood flooring (Wood flooring) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable July 16, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or Suzanne Lam, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5973 or (202) 482-0783, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 6, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on wood flooring from China.\1\ Pursuant to requests from interested parties, Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to 166 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 petitioner and a domestic interested party 
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issues this final rule to update its regulations for Federal agencies to implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). CEQ has not comprehensively updated its regulations since their promulgation in 1978, more than four decades ago. This final rule comprehensively updates, modernizes, and clarifies the regulations to facilitate more efficient, effective, and timely NEPA reviews by Federal agencies in connection with proposals for agency action. The rule will improve interagency coordination in the environmental review process, promote earlier public involvement, increase transparency, and enhance the participation of States, Tribes, and localities. The amendments will advance the original goals of the CEQ regulations to reduce paperwork and delays, and promote better decisions consistent with the national environmental policy set forth in section 101 of NEPA. DATES: This is a major rule subject to congressional review. The effective date is September 14, 2020. However, if congressional review has changed the effective date, CEQ will publish a document in the Federal Register to establish the actual effective date or to terminate the rule. ADDRESSES: CEQ has established a docket for this action under docket number CEQ-2019-0003. All documents in the docket are listed on www
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) seeks comment on this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) related to “Made in USA” and other unqualified U.S.-origin claims on product labels. DATES: Comments must be received by September 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by following the instructions in the Request for Comments part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write “MUSA Rulemaking, Matter No. P074204” on your comment, and file your comment online through https://www.regulations.gov by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write “MUSA Rulemaking, Matter No. P074204” on your comment and on the envelope and mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC-5610 (Annex C), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex C), Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Solomon Ensor (202-326-2377) or Hampton Newsome (202-326-2889), Attorneys, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Room CC-9528, 600 Pennsylvani
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 43260] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15374] ———————————————————————– 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 June 25, 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, Woodward Inc., 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 43260] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15382] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on July 1, 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”), IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. (“IMS Global”) 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. 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 43261] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15350] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to The National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Consortium for Battery Innovation Notice is hereby given that, on June 16, 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”), Consortium for Battery Innovation (“CBI”) 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. 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 43261] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15376] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Cooperative Research Group on ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas Notice is hereby given that, on June 29, 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”), Southwest Research Institute– Cooperative Research Group on ROS-Industrial Consortium-Americas (“RIC-Americas”) 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 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 43261] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15348] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–ASTM International Standards Notice is hereby given that on May 29, 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”), ASTM International (“ASTM”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing additions or changes to its standards development activities. 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. 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 43261-43262] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15356] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to The National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on June 25, 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”), Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. 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. 
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018 created the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) by bringing together the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the Development Credit Authority (DCA) office of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Section 1466(a)- (b) of the Act provides that all completed administrative actions shall apply, while all pending proceedings shall continue, through the transition to the DFC. Accordingly, DFC is issuing a revised system of records modifying all the systems of records previously published under OPIC’s authority. DATES: The systems are effective upon publication in today’s Federal Register, with the exception of changes to the routine uses, which are effective August 17, 2020, unless we receive comments that result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Mail: Mark Rein, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, 1100 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20527. Email: fedreg@dfc.gov. Instructions: All submissions received must include the system name and number for the system to which the comments relate. Please note that all written comments received in respon
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of expedited reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on ferrovanadium from China and South Africa would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: April 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alejandro Orozco (202-205-3177), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for these reviews may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.–On April 6, 2020, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (85 FR 122, January 2, 2020) of the subject five-year reviews was 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 43257-43258] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15317] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-648 and 731-TA-1521-1522 (Preliminary)] Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers From China and Vietnam 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 there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of walk-behind lawn mowers (“walk-behind mowers”) from China and Vietnam provided for in subheading 8433.11.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Vaporizer Cartridges and Components Thereof, DN 3471; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to Sec. 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of 
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Effective August 23, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $16 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’s determination included a decision to establish a product exclusion process, which was initiated in September 2018. Stakeholders submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products and the U.S. Trade Representative granted exclusion requests. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to make certain amendments to previously granted exclusions and grants an exclusion that previously was published under a different U.S. note to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). DATES: The amendments announced in this notice are retroactive to the date of publication of the original exclusions and do not extend the period for the original exclusions. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Associate General Counsel Philip Butler or Director of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffm
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On December 6, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative announced a determination that France’s Digital Services Tax (DST) is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts U.S. commerce. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to take action in the form of additional duties of 25 percent on products of France specified in Annex A to this notice. The U.S. Trade Representative has further determined to suspend application of the additional duties for a period of up to 180 days. DATES: July 10, 2020: The U.S. Trade Representative determined to take action in the form of additional duties of 25 percent on products of France specified in Annex A. January 6, 2021: The end of the 180-day suspension period for the additional duties. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions concerning the investigation, please contact Megan Grimball, Associate General Counsel at (202) 395-5725, Robert Tanner, Director, Services and Investment at (202) 395-6125, or Michael Rogers, Director, Europe and the Middle East at (202) 395-2684. For specific questions on customs classification or implementation of additional duties on products identified in Annex A to this notice, contact traderemedy@cbp.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [[Page 43293]] 
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