FR Alert – Covering:05/17/2019

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain magnesia carbon bricks (MCBs) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. DATES: Applicable May 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene H. Calvert, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and [[Page 22438]] Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review on October 11, 2018.\1\ For a history of the events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ On January 28, 2019, Commerce tolled the deadlines in
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Portugal is being, or is likely to be sold, at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), March 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018. DATES: Applicable May 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Bethea, 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) 482-1491. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on uncoated paper from Portugal in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, The Navigator Company, S.A. (Navigator). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.\1\ ————————————————————————— \1\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines 
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Agency Notice
[Presidential Documents] [Pages 22689-22692] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-10538] [[Page 22687]] Vol. 84 Friday, No. 96 May 17, 2019 Part IV The President
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Brazil is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value. Interested parties are [[Page 22441]] invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable May 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christian Llinas, 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) 482-4877. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 2, 2018, Commerce initiated the antidumping duty administrative review on uncoated paper from Brazil.\1\ The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. (Suzano). The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018. On November 27, 2018, we extended the
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 22437] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-10276] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-570-107] Countervailing Duty Investigation of Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable May 17, 2019. 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that extruded aluminum products that are made from aluminum previously extruded in the People’s Republic of China (China) and are exported from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam), regardless of producer, exporter, or importer, constitute merchandise completed or assembled in other foreign countries and are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on aluminum extrusions from China. Commerce also preliminarily intends to rescind its minor alterations anti-circumvention inquiry. DATES: Applicable May 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Kearney, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0167. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Based on a request from the Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee (the petitioner),\1\ on March 5, 2018, Commerce initiated anti-circumvention inquiries \2\ pursuant to sections 781(b) and (c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), regarding imports of
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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 order on certain steel nails (nails) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the “Final Results of Sunset Review” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable May 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan S. Pulongbarit, 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) 482-4031. Background On August 1, 2008, Commerce published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on nails from China.\1\ On December 3, 2018, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the five-year review of the China Nails Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On December 4, 2018, Commerce received a Notice of Intent to Participate in this review from domestic interested party Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (Mid Continent) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ Mid Continent claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. (Saha Thai) made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable May 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Page, 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) 482-1398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (pipe and tube) from Thailand. The POR is March 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018. Commerce selected Saha Thai for individual examination. On November 29, 2018, Commerce extended the time for issuing the preliminary results of this review from 245 days to 335 days from the last day of the anniversary month.\1\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On April 17, 2019, the Department of Energy (DOE) received a petition from Atlas Copco North America, Inc. (Atlas Copco) asking DOE to allow compressor manufacturers to determine the applicable full-load package isentropic efficiency, part-load package isentropic efficiency, package specific power, maximum full-flow operating pressure, full-load operating pressure, full-load actual volume flow rate, and pressure ratio at full-load operating pressure using either the DOE test procedure or the consensus industry test method, International Organization for Standardization 1217:2009 (ISO 1217). Through this notice, DOE seeks comment on the petition, as well as any data or information that could be used in DOE’s determination on whether to proceed with the petition. DATES: Written comments and information are requested on or before August 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments, identified by “Test Procedure for Compressors,” by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 2. E-mail: CompressorPetition2019PET0017@ee.doe.gov. Include Docket No. EERE-2019-BT-PET-0017 in the subject line of the message. 3. Postal Mail: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Buildin
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than July 16, 2019) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0023 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Email: Submit comments to: CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. (2) Mail: Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 2
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than July 16, 2019) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0053 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Email. Submit comments to: CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 2
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than July 16, 2019) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0123 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Email. Submit comments to: CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information [[Page 22506]]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 22519-22520] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-10328] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–National Armaments Consortium Notice is hereby given that, on April 17, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), National Armaments Consortium (“NAC”) 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
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 22520] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-10325] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act Of 1993–Border Security Technology Consortium Notice is hereby given that, on April 18, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Border Security Technology Consortium (“BSTC”) 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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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting New Hampshire final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a proposed rule on March 1, 2019, and provided for public comment. Four (4) comments were received during the public comment period. A summary and response to these comments is provided below. These comments did not affect EPA’s decision. No further opportunity for comment will be provided. DATES: This final authorization is effective May 17, 2019. ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA-R01-RCRA-2018-0431. All documents in the docket are listed on the https://www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically through http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Yee, RCRA Waste Management, UST & Pesticides Section, Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Division, EPA Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 (Mail Code: 07-1), Bo
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 22518] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-10230] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-602 and 731-TA-1412 (Final)] Steel Wheels 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 steel wheels from China, provided for in subheadings 8708.70.45, 8708.70.60, and 8716.90.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the U.S. 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that strontium chromate from Austria is not being, or is not likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable May 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith or Jaron Moore, 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) 482-1766 or (202) 482-3640, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on October 2, 2018.\1\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\2\ On
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In accordance with the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) proposes a modification of the action being taken in this Section 301 investigation of the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The proposed modification is to take further action in the form of an additional ad valorem duty of up to 25 percent on products of China with an annual trade value of approximately $300 billion. The products subject to this proposed modification are classified in the HTSUS subheadings set out in the Annex to this notice. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is seeking public comment and will hold a public hearing regarding this proposed modification. DATES: To be assured of consideration, you must submit comments and responses in accordance with the following schedule: June 10, 2019: Due date for filing requests to appear and a summary of expected testimony at the public hearing. June 17, 2019: Due date for submission of written comments. June 17, 2019: The Section 301 Committee will convene a public hearing in the main hearing room of the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, that begins at 9:30 a.m. Seven days after the last day of the public 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that strontium chromate from France is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable May 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or Joshua Simonidis, 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) 482-0608, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation [[Page 22439]] on October 2, 2018.\1\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 22519] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-10229] [[Page 22519]] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1446 (Preliminary)] Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous From Canada Determination On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigation, 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
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from the People’s Republic of China (China) and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam), and revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on wind towers from China would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of these AD orders and the CVD order. DATES: Applicable May 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariela Garvett, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV (AD) and Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Office III (CVD), Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3609 and (202) 482-4793, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 15, 2013, Commerce published in the Federal Register the AD orders on wind towers from China and Vietnam and the CVD order
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