FR Alert – Covering:03/18/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 15433] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-05610] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-570-118] Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 18, 2020. 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: We preliminarily determine that steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Mexico that is bent on one or both ends and otherwise meeting the description of in-scope merchandise–if produced and/or exported by Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V. (Deacero) to the United States–is circumventing the antidumping duty order on rebar from Mexico. DATES: Applicable March 18, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hall-Eastman, Office III, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1468. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 15, 2014, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published antidumping duty (AD) Order on rebar from Mexico.\1\ On October 18, 2019, in response to a request from the Rebar Trade Action Coalition (the petitioner),\2\ Commerce initiated a circumvention inquiry into whether imports of otherwise straight rebar bent on one or both ends (also referred to as hooked rebar) that is produced and/or exported to the United States by Deacero and otherwise meeting the description of in-scope merchandise, constitutes merchandise “altered
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a Record of Decision (ROD) published under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and implementing regulations. This ROD supports DOE/FE’s decision in DOE/FE Order No. 4491, an opinion and order authorizing Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement countries under section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sweeney, U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E-042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-2627, Amy.Sweeney@hq.doe.gov. Kari Twaite, U.S. Department of Energy (GC-76), Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-6978, Kari.Twaite@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 10, 2020, DOE/FE issued Order No. 4491 to Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC (Annova) under NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). This Order authorizes Annova to export domestically produced LNG to any country with which the United States has not entered into a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring nation
[20-05584][Full Article] [PDF]
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SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a Record of Decision (ROD) published under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and implementing regulations. This ROD supports DOE/FE’s decision in DOE/FE Order No. 4445, an opinion and order authorizing Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville LLC to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non- free trade agreement countries under section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sweeney, U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34) Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E-042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-2627, Amy.Sweeney@hq.doe.gov. Kari Twaite, U.S. Department of Energy (GC-76), Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-6978, Kari.Twaite@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 3, 2019, DOE/FE issued Order No. 4445 to Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville LLC (Eagle LNG) under NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). This Order authorizes Eagle LNG to export domestically produced LNG to any country with which the United States has not entered into a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring nation
[20-05585][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a Record of Decision (ROD) published under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and implementing regulations. This ROD supports DOE/FE’s decision in DOE/FE Order No. 4492, an opinion and order authorizing Rio Grande LNG, LLC to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement countries under section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sweeney, U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E-042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-2627, Amy.Sweeney@hq.doe.gov. Kari Twaite, U.S. Department of Energy (GC-76), Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-6978, Kari.Twaite@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 10, 2020, DOE/FE issued Order No. 4492 to Rio Grande LNG, LLC (Rio Grande LNG) under NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). This Order authorizes Rio Grande LNG to export [[Page 15444]] domestically produced LNG to any country with which the United States 
[20-05588][Full Article] [PDF]
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SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a Record of Decision (ROD) published under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and implementing regulations. This ROD supports DOE/FE’s decision in DOE/FE Order No. 4446, an opinion and order authorizing Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non- free trade agreement countries under section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sweeney, U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E-042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-2627, Amy.Sweeney@hq.doe.gov. Kari Twaite, U.S. Department of Energy (GC-76), Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-6978, Kari.Twaite@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 16, 2019, DOE/FE issued Order No. 4446 to Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC (Plaquemines LNG) under NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). This Order authorizes Plaquemines LNG to export domestically produced LNG to any country with which the United States has not entered into a free trade agreement (FTA) re
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from the Republic of El Salvador (El Salvador). The document further amends the Designated List contained in T.D. 95-20, which describes the types of articles to which the import restrictions apply, to reflect the addition of certain ecclesiastical ethnological material. The import restrictions, which were last extended by CBP Dec. 15-05, were due to expire on March 8, 2020, unless extended. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions on archeological material from El Salvador. Additionally, the Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has made the requisite determinations for adding import restrictions on certain categories of ecclesiastical ethnological material from the Colonial period through the first half of the twentieth century. On March 2, 2020, the Government of the United States and the Government of El Salvador entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that supersedes the existing agreement that first became effective on March 8, 1995. Pursuant to the new MOU, th
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 15414-15428] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-05600] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Docket Number 17-BIS-0004 (consolidated)] In the Matters of: Nordic Maritime Pte. Ltd. and Morten Innhaug Respondents; Partial Remand and Final Denial Order This matter is before me to review the Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) February 7, 2020 Recommended Decision and Order (RDO).\1\ For the [[Page 15415]] reasons discussed below, and upon review of the administrative record,
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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. 26) of the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”) terminating the investigation based on settlement. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Houda Morad, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-4716. 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 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 matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 2, 2019, the Commission instituted this investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (“section 337
[20-05622][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain In Vitro Fertilization Products, and Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same. DN 3440; 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, and 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 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 
[20-05530][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of unfinished blends of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) components R-32 and R- 125 from the People’s Republic of China (China) are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) order on HFC blends from China. DATES: Applicable March 18, 2020. [[Page 15429]] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley or Jacob Garten, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4987 or (202) 482-3342, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 27, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination \1\ of circumvention of the antidumping duty order on HFC blends from China with respect to blends of R-32 and R-125 which are imported from China and further processed into HFC blends subject to the order.\2\ Although we invited parties to comment on the Preliminary
[20-05609][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to postpone all in-person hearings under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 scheduled to take place within the next 60 days. 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. 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 section 337 investigations 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: In light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID- 19) outbreak, the Commission has determined to postpone all section 337 in-person hearings scheduled to take place within the next 60 days. Commission Administrative Law Judges (“ALJ”) are directed to notify all affected parties and to schedule new dates for the hearings as appropriate. ALJs may otherwise conduct their investigations in accordance with their established procedures. The autho
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