FR Alert – Covering:04/20/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Hyosung Heavy Industries Corporation (Hyosung) and Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems Co. (Hyundai) made sales of large power transformers from the Republic of Korea (Korea) at less than normal value during [[Page 21828]] the period of review (POR) August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable April 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury (Hyosung) or Joshua DeMoss (Hyundai), AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0195 or (202) 482-3362, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 17, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.\1\ Commerce published the Amended Preliminary Results on November 27, 2019, stating that Commerce preliminarily determined that LSIS Co., Ltd (LSIS) had no shipments during the POR.\2\ A summary of the events that
[20-08302][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has completed its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from Thailand for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. We continue to find that that The Siam Industrial Wire Co., Ltd. (SIW) did not make sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the POR. DATES: Applicable April 20, 2020. [[Page 21827]] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith or Samantha Kinney, 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- 2285, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 5, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Results in the Federal Register.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on
[20-08299][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that sales of finished carbon steel flanges (steel flanges) from Italy were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 8, 2017 through July 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable April 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Preston N. Cox, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5041. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 17, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the 2017-2018 antidumping duty administrative review of steel flanges from Italy and invited interested parties to comment.\1\ This administrative review covers 27 companies. The mandatory respondents are Forgital Italy S.p.A. (Forgital) and ASFO S.p.A. (ASFO). On November 18, 2019, we received a timely filed case brief from Forgital,\2\ and on November 25, 2019, we received a timely filed rebuttal brief from Weldbend Corporation and Boltex Manufacturing Co., L.P. (collectively, the petitioners).\3\ On February 10, 2020, Commerce
[20-08301][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that sales of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) from Mexico were made at less than normal value (NV) during the period August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable April 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Brummitt (Maquilacero) or John [[Page 21830]] Conniff (Regiopytsa), AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-7851 or (202) 482-1009, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This review covers two producers or exporters of the subject merchandise, Maquilacero S.A. de C.V. (Maquilacero) and Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos S.A. de C.V. (Regiopytsa), and 16 firms that were not selected for individual examination. Commerce published the Preliminary Results on October 17, 2019.\1\ For events subsequent to the
[20-08300][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On June 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) published a final rule adopting test procedures for portable air conditioners (“June 2016 final rule”). A correction rule was subsequently published on October 14, 2016 (“October 2016 correction rule”), to correct typographical errors in the June 2016 final rule that were included in the regulatory text. This document corrects typographical errors introduced in the October 2016 correction rule, including missing parentheses and incorrect variable names. Neither the errors nor the corrections in this document affect the substance of the rulemaking or any of the conclusions reached in support of the final rule. DATES: Effective April 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bryan Berringer, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-0371. Email: ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ee.doe.gov. Ms. Sarah Butler, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-177. Email: Sarah.Butler@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
[20-07733][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: As a result of disruptions and uncertainty to the U.S. food agriculture sector during the upcoming summer agricultural season caused by the global novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has decided to temporarily amend the regulations regarding temporary and seasonal agricultural workers, and their U.S. employers, within the H-2A nonimmigrant classification. The Department is temporarily removing certain limitations on agricultural employers and workers in order to provide agricultural employers with an orderly and timely flow of legal foreign workers, thereby protecting the integrity of the nation’s food supply chain and decreasing possible reliance on unauthorized aliens, while encouraging agricultural employers’ use of the H-2A program, which protects the rights of U.S. and foreign workers. Namely, the Department will allow H-2A employers whose extension of stay H-2A petitions are supported by valid temporary labor certifications (TLCs) issued by the Department of Labor to begin work immediately after the extension of stay petition is received by USCIS. The Department is also temporarily amending its regulations to allow H-2A workers to stay in the United States beyond the 3 years maximum allowable period of stay. DHS wil
[20-08356][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 21891] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-08271] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-625] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: AMRI Rensselaer, Inc. ACTION: Notice of application. ———————————————————————– DATES: Registered bulk manufacturer of the affected basic class(es), and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 21890] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-08270] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-609] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Purisys, LLC ACTION: Notice of application. ———————————————————————– DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic class(es), and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to the issuance of the proposed registration on or before May 20, 2020.
[20-08270][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 21888-21889] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-08328] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-624] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: VHG Labs DBA LGC Standards ACTION: Notice of application. ———————————————————————– DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic class(es), and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to
[20-08328][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 21887-21888] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-08269] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-617] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: United States Pharmacopeial Convention ACTION: Notice of application. ———————————————————————– DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic class(es), and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 21891-21895] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-08341] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-615] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Lipomed ACTION: Notice of application. ———————————————————————– DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic class(es), and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to the issuance of the proposed registration on or before May 20, 2020.
[20-08341][Full Article] [PDF]

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) is adopting amendments to the financial disclosure requirements for guarantors and issuers of guaranteed securities registered or being registered, and issuers’ affiliates whose securities collateralize securities registered or being registered in Regulation S-X to improve those requirements for both investors and registrants. The changes are intended to provide investors with material information given the specific facts and circumstances, make the disclosures easier to understand, and reduce the costs and burdens to registrants. In addition, by reducing the costs and burdens of compliance, issuers may be encouraged to offer guaranteed or collateralized securities on a registered basis, thereby affording investors protection they may not be provided in offerings conducted on an unregistered basis. Finally, by making it less burdensome and less costly for issuers to include guarantees or pledges of affiliate securities as collateral when they structure debt offerings, the revisions may increase the number of registered offerings that include these credit enhancements, which could result in a lower cost of capital and an increased level of investor protection. DATES: Effective date: The final rules are effective on January 4, 2021. Compliance dates: See Section VI 
[20-04776][Full Article] [PDF]