FR Alert – Covering:05/20/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 30683-30684] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-10901] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-570-125] Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 99cc and up to 225cc, and Parts Thereof, 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 May 20, 2020.
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) is initiating an effort to determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for External Power Supplies (“EPS”). Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, DOE must review these standards at least once every six years and publish either propose new standards for EPSs or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need to be amended. This request for information (“RFI”) solicits information from the public to help DOE determine whether amended standards for EPSs would result in significant energy savings and whether such standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. As part of this RFI, DOE seeks comment on whether there have been sufficient technological or market changes since the most recent standards update that may justify a new rulemaking to consider more stringent standards. Specifically, DOE seeks data and information that could enable the agency to determine whether DOE should propose a “no new standard” determination because a more stringent standard: would not result in a significant savings of energy; is not technologically feasible; is not economically justified; or any combination of the foregoing. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (inc
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, Inc. (St. Louis, MO), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of August 13, 2019. DATES: Intertek USA, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of August 13, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for August 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202- 344-3974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that Intertek USA, Inc., 1211 Belgrove Dr., St. Louis, MO 63137, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Intertek USA, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API):
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc. (Houston, TX), has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of July 11, 2019. DATES: SGS North America, Inc., was accredited and approved as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of July 11, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for July 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Stephen Cassata, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202- 344-1060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that SGS North America, Inc., 15602 Jacintoport Blvd., Houston, TX 77015, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. SGS North America, Inc., is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products set forth by the American Petroleum Institute (API): ———————————————————————— API chapters Title
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc. (Deer Park, TX), has been accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 17, 2019. DATES: SGS North America, Inc., was accredited as a commercial laboratory as of September 17, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for September 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Stephen Cassata, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202- 344-1060. [[Page 30726]] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12, that SGS North America, Inc., 1201 West 8th St., Deer Park, TX 77536, has been accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12. SGS North America, Inc., is accredited for the following laboratory analysis procedures and methods for petroleum and certain petroleum products set forth by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Laboratory Methods (CBPL) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM):
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc. (Fort Lauderdale, FL), has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of July 25, 2019. DATES: SGS North America, Inc., was accredited and approved as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of July 25, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for July 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Stephen Cassata, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202- 344-1060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that SGS North America, Inc., 1100 SE 24th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. SGS North America, Inc., is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products set forth by the American Petroleum Institute (API): ———————————————————————— API chapters Title
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, Inc. (Deer Park, TX), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 12, 2019. DATES: Intertek USA, Inc. (Deer Park, TX) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of September 12, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for September 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202- 344-3974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that Intertek USA, Inc., 1114 Seaco Avenue, Deer Park, TX 77536, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Intertek USA, Inc. (Deer Park, TX) is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API):
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek, USA Inc. (Bellingham, WA), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of August 26, 2019. DATES: Intertek USA, Inc. (Bellingham, WA) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of August 26, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for August 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202- 344-3974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that Intertek USA, Inc., 801 W Orchard Dr., Suite 5, Bellingham, WA 98225, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Intertek USA, Inc. (Bellingham, WA) is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API): 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Quality Custom Inspection and Laboratories, Inc. (Pasadena, TX), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 6, 2018. DATES: Quality Custom Inspection and Laboratories, Inc. (Pasadena, TX) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of September 6, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for September 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202- 344-1060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that Quality Custom Inspection and Laboratories, Inc., 402 Pasadena Blvd., Pasadena, TX 77506, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Quality Custom Inspection and Laboratories, Inc. (Pasadena, TX) is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, Inc. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of July 24, 2019. DATES: Intertek USA, Inc. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of July 24, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for July 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202- 344-3974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that Intertek USA, Inc., 1881 West State Rd. 84, Suite 105, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Intertek USA, Inc. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API): 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, Inc. (St. James, LA), has been accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes as of December 18, 2019. DATES: Intertek USA, Inc. (St. James, LA) was accredited, as a commercial laboratory as of December 18, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for December 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202- 344-1060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12, that Intertek USA, Inc., 7069 Highway 18, St. James, LA 70086 has been accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12. Intertek USA, Inc. is accredited for the following laboratory analysis procedures and methods for petroleum and certain petroleum products set forth by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Laboratory Methods (CBPL) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM): ————————————————————————
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 30704-30706] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-10883] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General advance notice and to wait designated periods before consummation of such plans. Section 7A(b)(2) of the Act permits the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this waiting period prior to its expiration and requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register.
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed statutory debarment under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) on persons convicted of violating, or conspiracy to violate, Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). DATES: Debarment imposed as of May 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jae Shin, Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State (202) 632-2107. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 38(g)(4) of the AECA, 22 U.S.C. 2778(g)(4), restricts the Department of State from issuing licenses for the export of defense articles or defense services where the applicant, or any party to the export, has been convicted of violating certain statutes, including section 38 of the AECA. The statute permits the President to make certain exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Section 127.7(b) of the ITAR also provides for “statutory debarment” of any person who has been convicted of violating or conspiring to violate the AECA. Under this policy, persons subject to statutory debarment are prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in any activities that are regulated by the ITAR. Statutory debarment is based solely upon conviction in a criminal proceeding, conducted by a United States court, and as such the adminis
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has rescinded the policy of denial concerning BAES SAL, a subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, included in Federal Register notice of May 23, 2011 (76 FR 29814). DATES: This notice is effective on May 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jae Shin, Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State (202) 632-2107. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 2, 2010, a judgment was filed against BAE Systems plc (BAES) for conspiring to commit offenses against the United States in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371, including conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Subsequent to this conviction, the Department and BAES agreed to enter into a Consent Agreement in order to settle and dispose of all potential civil charges and penalties. Upon signature of the agreement in 2011, BAES was statutorily debarred, and a rescission of debarment was concurrently issued. However, the Department chose to impose a policy of denial on the business units responsible for the majority of the violations: BAE Systems CS&S International, Red Diamond Trading Ltd., and Poseidon Trading Investments Ltd., including their divisions and business units, 
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
[Presidential Documents] [Pages 30587-30588] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-10993] Presidential Documents Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 98 / Wednesday, May 20, 2020 / Presidential Documents [[Page 30587]] Executive Order 13923 of May 15, 2020 Establishment of the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force Under Section 741 of the United States- Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Following receipt on April 9, 2020, of a request from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted Investigation No. 332-577, Raspberries for Processing: Conditions of Competition between U.S. and Foreign Suppliers, with a Focus on Washington State, for the purpose of providing a report that provides an overview of the U.S. raspberry industry in Washington state and assesses the conditions of competition between U.S. and foreign suppliers of raspberries meant for processing. The USTR requests that the Commission transmit its report no later than 14 months following receipt of this request. DATES: August 27, 2020: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. September 8, 2020: Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements. September 17, 2020: Public hearing. September 24, 2020: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements. December 6, 2020: Deadline for filing all other written submissions. June 9, 2021: Transmittal of Commission report to the Committee. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to extend postponement of all in-person hearings under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 until July 10, 2020. 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 extend postponement of all section 337 in-person hearings until July 10, 2020. 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 authority for the Commission’s de
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the presiding chief administrative law judge (“CALJ”) issued an Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 and Recommended Determination (“RD”) on Remedy and Bond in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting submissions on public interest issues raised by the recommended limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders against SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd. of Shenzhen, China; DJI Europe B.V. of Barendrecht, Netherlands; DJI Technology Inc. of Burbank, California; iFlight Technology Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong; DJI Baiwang Technology Co. Ltd. of Shenzhen, China; DJI Research LLC of Palo Alto, California; DJI Service LLC of Cerritos, California; and DJI Creative Studio LLC of Burbank, California (collectively, “Respondents”), should a violation be found. This notice is soliciting comments from the public only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl P. Bretscher, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2382. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket system (“EDIS”) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission
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