FR Alert – Covering:02/19/2020

Todays Federal Register


Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On October 18, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) entered final judgment sustaining the final results of redetermination pertaining to the sixth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails (steel nails) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony final results of the administrative review covering the period of review (POR) August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014, and that Commerce is amending the final results with respect to the dumping margin assigned to Shandong Oriental Cherry Hardware Group Co., Ltd. (Oriental Cherry). DATES: Applicable October 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Barrientos, 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) 482-2243. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In the Preliminary Results,\1\ which remained unchanged in the Final Results,\2\ Commerce treated Oriental Cherry and its affiliated
[20-03215][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 9458-9459] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [] [FR Doc No: 2020-03227] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-570-114] Certain Glass Containers From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable February 19, 2020. 
[20-03227][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that it is appropriate to rescind this administrative review of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished (TRBs), from the People’s Republic of China (China) with respect to three of the four companies involved in this review because they had no bona fide (i.e., reviewable) sales to the United States during the period of review (POR), June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. Further, Commerce finds that the fourth respondent is not eligible for a separate rate. DATES: Applicable February 19, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Wood or Whitley Herndon, 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) 482-1959 or (202) 482-6274, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results on August 15, 2019.\1\ Subsequent to the Preliminary Results, we received a case brief from Shandong Aokai Bearing Co., Ltd. (Aokai), a mandatory respondent in
[20-03216][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 9456-9457] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [] [FR Doc No: 2020-03218] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-08-2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 277–Glendale, Arizona; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Andersen Regional Manufacturing, Inc. (Windows for Residential and Commercial Buildings); Goodyear, Arizona Andersen Regional Manufacturing, Inc. (Andersen Regional) submitted a [[Page 9457]] 
[20-03218][Full Article] [PDF]


Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On December 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) published a test procedure notice of proposed rulemaking (“NOPR”) for consumer refrigeration products. The NOPR stated that written public comments would be accepted until February 21, 2020. On January 27, 2020, DOE received a joint request from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to extend the comment period for the NOPR by 60 days so that the data their teams are collecting and analyzing could be submitted to the docket and considered by the DOE. On February 5, 2020, DOE received a request from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) to extend the comment period for the Test Procedure NOPR for Consumer Refrigeration Products by 30 days. DOE has reviewed this request and will be granting a 45 day extension of the public comment period until April 6, 2020. DATES: The comment period for the NOPR published on December 23, 2019 (84 FR 70842), is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this request for information received no later than April 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at Follow the instructions for submitting c
[20-03230][Full Article] [PDF]


Agency Notice
SUMMARY: As required by section 3132(b)(4) of title 5, United States Code, this gives notice of all positions in the Senior Executive Service (SES) that were career reserved during calendar year 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Alford, Senior Executive Resources Services, Senior Executive Services and Performance Management, Employee Services, 202-606-2246. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Below is a list of titles of SES positions that were career reserved at any time during calendar year 2018, regardless of whether those positions were still career reserved as of December 31, 2018. Section 3132(b)(4) of title 5, United States Code, requires that the head of each agency publish such lists by March 1 of the following year. The Office of Personnel Management is publishing a consolidated list for all agencies. Positions That Were Career Reserved During Calendar Year 2018 ———————————————————————— Agency Organization Title ———————————————————————— ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR OF UNITED STATES. CONFERENCE OF THE FINANCE AND UNITED STATES. OPERATIONS. E
[20-02924][Full Article] [PDF]


Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the name [[Page 9521]] of persons who have been removed from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons and whose property and interests in property have been unblocked. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622- 4855; or Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (
[20-03209][Full Article] [PDF]


Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that there is a violation in the above- captioned investigation. The Commission has [[Page 9479]] further determined to issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist order and to set a bond rate on the entered value of covered products imported during the period of Presidential review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin S. Richards, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5453. 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 The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at 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 February 21, 2018, the Commission
[20-03192][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Following receipt on January 23, 2020, of a request from the Committee on Ways and Means (Committee) of the U.S. House of Representatives, under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted Investigation No. 332-574, Renewable Electricity: Potential Economic Effects of Increased Commitments in Massachusetts, for the purpose of providing a report regarding the potential economic effects of increased renewable energy commitments in Massachusetts, and the role of renewable electricity imports in meeting these commitments. DATES: April 16, 2020: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. April 23, 2020: Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements. May 7, 2020: Public hearing. May 15, 2020: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements. July 28, 2020: Deadline for filing all other written submissions. January 25, 2021: Transmittal of Commission report to the Committee. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. All written submissions should be
[20-03191][Full Article] [PDF]