FR Alert – Covering:03/19/2019

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 10033-10034] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05005] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-428-846, A-201-849, A-570-093] Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs From the Federal Republic of Germany, Mexico and the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 19, 2019.
[19-05005][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 10032-10033] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05146] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-570-095] Aluminum Wire Cable From China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Rothman, AD/CVD Operations, 
[19-05146][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 10032] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05139] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-13-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 70–Detroit, Michigan; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Detroit Bikes LLC (Electric and Non- Electric Cycles), Detroit, Michigan Greater Detroit Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 70, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Detroit Bikes LLC (Detroit Bikes), located in Detroit, Michigan. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on March 
[19-05139][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 10031-10032] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05137] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-14-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 124–Gramercy, Louisiana; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Offshore Energy Services, Inc. (Casing Pipe With Connectors), Broussard, Louisiana The Port of South Louisiana, grantee of FTZ 124, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Offshore Energy Services, Inc. (OES), located in Broussard, Louisiana. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on March 12, 
[19-05137][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board has made a Recommendation to the Secretary of Energy concerning implementation of Nuclear Safety Management requirements and the need to address specific hazards at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Pantex Plant. Pursuant to the requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is publishing the Recommendation and associated correspondence with the Department of Energy and requesting comments from interested members of the public. DATES: Comments, data, views, or arguments concerning the recommendation are due on or by April 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send comments concerning this notice to: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004-2001. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to comment@dnfsb.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Glenn Sklar at the address above or telephone number (202) 694-7000. To review the figures referred to in Recommendation 2019-01, please visit http://www.dnfsb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Recommendation 2019-1 to the Secretary of Energy
[19-04941][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) is initiating a data collection process through this request for information (“RFI”) to consider whether to amend DOE’s test procedure for automatic commercial ice makers (“ACIM” or “ice makers”). To inform interested parties and to facilitate this process, DOE has gathered data, identifying several issues associated with the currently applicable test procedure on which DOE is interested in receiving comment. The issues outlined in this document mainly concern new versions of the industry standards that the current DOE test procedure incorporates by reference; consideration of additional specifications and amendments that may improve the accuracy of the test procedure or reduce the testing burden on manufacturers; and any additional topics that may inform DOE’s decisions in a future test procedure rulemaking, including methods to reduce regulatory burden while ensuring the procedure’s accuracy. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including topics not raised in this RFI). DATES: Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before April 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructi
[19-05131][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (“PRA”) clearance for the FTC’s enforcement of the information collection requirements in its regulation “Duties of Furnishers of Information to Consumer Reporting Agencies” (“Information Furnishers Rule”), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (“BCFP”) of the furnisher provisions (subpart E) of the BCFP’s Regulation V regarding other entities. That clearance expires on June 30, 2019. DATES: Comments must be filed by May 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write “Information Furnishers Rule, PRA Comment, P135407,” on your comment and file your comment online at https://www.regulations.gov/, by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC-5610 (Annex J), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of th
[19-05082][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The revised CMP adjusts the amount of civil monetary penalties assessed by the Department of State based on the December 2018 guidance from the Office of Management and Budget. The new amounts will apply only to those penalties assessed on or after the effective date of this rule, regardless of the date on which the underlying facts or violations occurred. DATES: This final rule is effective on March 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Kottmyer, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Management, kottmyeram@state.gov. ATTN: Regulatory Change, CMP Adjustments, (202) 647-2318. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, Public Law 101-410, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, Public Law 104-134, required the head of each agency to adjust its CMPs for inflation no later than October 23, 1996 and required agencies to make adjustments at least once every four years thereafter. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Section 701 of Public Law 114- 74 (the 2015 Act) further amended the 1990 Act by requiring agencies to adjust CMPs, if necessary, pursuant to a “catch-up” adjustment
[19-05158][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending and updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance internal to VA into the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to incorporate any new agency specific regulations or policies. These changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. The VAAM incorporates portions of the removed VAAR as well as other internal agency acquisition policy. VA will rewrite certain parts of the VAAR and VAAM, and as VAAR parts are rewritten, we will publish them in the Federal Register. In particular, this rulemaking revises VAAR concerning Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts, as well as affected parts covering the Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulations System, Foreign Acquisition, Contract Administration and Audit Services, Quality Assurance, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses, and Forms. DATES: This rule is effective on April 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rafael N. Taylor, Senior Procurement Analyst, Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Services, 003A2A, 425 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 382- 2787
[19-04900][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 10040-10044] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05138] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-533-888, C-570-105] Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From India and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Mullen at (202) 482-5260 (India)
[19-05138][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 10034-10040] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05136] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-570-104, A-533-887, A-583-865, A-549-840] Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From India, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 13, 2019. 
[19-05136][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 10123-10128] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05054] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with the Section 223 (19 U.S.C. 2273) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271, et seq.) (“Act”), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of the Act (“TAA”) for workers by (TA-W) number issued during the period of December 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. (This Notice primarily follows the language of the Trade Act. In some places
[19-05054][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
Summary of Statutory Requirement (This Notice primarily follows the language of the Trade Act. In some places however, changes such as the inclusion of subheadings, a reorganization of language, or “and,” “or,” or other words are added for clarification.) Section 222(a)–Workers of a Primary Firm In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for TAA, the group eligibility requirements under Section 222(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(a)) must be met, as follows: (1) The first criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(1) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a)(1)) is that a significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm (or “such firm”) have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; AND (2(A) or 2(B) below) (2) The second criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(2) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a)(2)) may be satisfied by either (A) the Increased Imports Path, or (B) the Shift in Production or Services to a Foreign Country Path/Acquisition of Articles or Services from a Foreign Country Path, as follows: (A) Increased Imports Path: (i) The sales or production, or both, of such firm, have decreased
[19-05057][Full Article] [PDF]

PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS

Agency Notice
[Presidential Documents] [Pages 9935-9936] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-05277] Presidential Documents Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / Presidential Documents ___________________________________________________________________ Title 3– The President [[Page 9935]] Proclamation 9849 of March 13, 2019
[19-05277][Full Article] [PDF]