FR Alert – Covering:08/18/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 50802] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-17985] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-53-2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 82–Mobile, Alabama; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Aker Solutions, Inc. (Subsea Oil and Gas Systems); Mobile, Alabama Aker Solutions, Inc. (Aker) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Mobile, Alabama. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on August 7, 2020. 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This notice announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver and interim waiver from ECR International, Inc. (“ECR”), which seeks a waiver for specified furnace fan basic models, which are belt- driven, single-speed, and designed for use in “heat-only” applications, from the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) test procedure used for determining the energy consumption of furnace fans. DOE also gives notice of an Interim Waiver Order that requires ECR to test and rate the specified furnace fan basic models in accordance with the alternate test procedure set forth in the Interim Waiver Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning ECR’s petition and its suggested alternate test procedure, as well as the alternate test procedure specified in the interim waiver granted by DOE, to inform DOE’s final decision on ECR’s waiver request. DATES: The Interim Waiver Order is applicable August 18, 2020. Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before September 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by case number “2019-001” and/or Docket number “EERE-2019-BT-WAV-
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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 October 19, 2020) 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 1651-0013 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 
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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 October 19, 2020) 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 1651-0030 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 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (“ID”) (Order No. 6) of the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”) terminating the investigation as to all respondents based on a settlement agreement. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Gerdine, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2310. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (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 https://www.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal, telephone 202-205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on May 27, 2020, based on a complaint filed on behalf of Sharp Corporation (“Sharp”) of Osaka, Japan and Sharp Electronics Corporation of Montvale, New Jersey (collectively, “Complainants”). 85 FR 31807-08 (May 27, 2020). The complaint, as supplemented, alleges viol
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) invites comments to assist the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the preparation of its annual report to Congress on China’s compliance with the commitments made in connection with its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Due to COVID-19, the TPSC will foster public participation via written questions and responses relating to the comments received by the TPSC rather than an in-person hearing. This notice includes the schedule for submission of comments, questions and responses. DATES: September 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT: Deadline for submission of comments. September 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT: Deadline for the TPSC to pose questions on comments. October 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT: Deadline for submission of commenters’ responses to TPSC questions. ADDRESSES: USTR strongly prefers electronic submissions made through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov(Regulations.gov). The instructions for submitting comments are in sections 3 and 4 below. The docket number is USTR-2020-0033. For alternatives to online submissions, please contact Yvonne Jamison at Yvonne_D_Jamison@ustr.eop.gov or (202) 395-3475 before transmitting a comment and in advance of the relevant deadline. 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On June 26, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative announced a review of the action being taken to enforce U.S. World Trade Organization (WTO) rights in the Large Civil Aircraft dispute and requested public comments on possible modifications. Based on this review, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to modify the list of products subject to additional duties of 25 percent ad valorem. At this time, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to maintain the current levels of additional duties. DATES: The modifications to the Section 301 action set out in Annex 1 are applicable with respect to products that are entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight savings time on September 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the investigation and modifications announced in this notice, contact Associate General Counsel Megan Grimball, (202) 395-5725, or Director for Europe Michael Rogers, at (202) 395-3320. For questions on customs procedures or the classification of products identified in the annexes, contact Traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Proceedings in the Investigation 
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