FR Alert – Covering:05/21/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

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 electric motors. DOE must review these standards at least once every six years and either propose new standards for electric motors or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need amending. DOE is soliciting information from the public to help determine whether amending the current electric motor standards would produce significant energy savings while being technologically feasible and cost effective. Accordingly, DOE seeks information regarding any technological or market changes since the most recent standards update that would justify a new rulemaking to increase the stringency of the current standards consistent with these factors. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including those topics not specifically raised), as well as the submission of data and other relevant information. DATES: Written comments and information will be accepted on or before June 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 30928] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-10983] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-30-2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 183–Austin, Texas, Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Rohr, Inc., (Aircraft Engine Parts), San Marcos, Texas Rohr, Inc. (Rohr) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in San Marcos, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 8, 2020. The applicant indicates that it will be submitting a separate application for FTZ designation at the company’s facility under FTZ 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 30928-30929] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-10984] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-31-2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 82–Mobile, Alabama; Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Rohr, Inc., (Aircraft Engine Parts), Foley and Loxley, Alabama Rohr, Inc. (Rohr) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Foley and Loxley, Alabama. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 8, 2020. 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This proposed rule would modify certain provisions in the regulations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States that implement section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018. Specifically, this proposed rule would modify the mandatory declaration provision for certain foreign investment transactions involving a U.S. business that produces, designs, tests, manufactures, fabricates, or develops one or more critical technologies. It also makes clarifying amendments to the definition for the term “substantial interest.” DATES: Written comments must be received by June 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments on this proposed rule may be submitted through one of two methods: Electronic Submission: Comments may be submitted electronically through the Federal government eRulemaking portal at https://www.regulations.gov. Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely receipt, and enables the Department of the Treasury (Treasury Department) to make the comments available to the public. Please note that comments submitted through https://www.regulations.gov will be public, and can be viewed by members of the public. Mail: Send to U.S. Department of 
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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 consumer water heaters. This request for information (“RFI”) solicits information from the public to help DOE determine whether amended standards for consumer water heaters would result in significant energy savings and whether such standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. 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 July 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE-2017-BT- STD-0019, by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: ConsumerWaterHeaters2017STD0019@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number EERE-2017-BT-STD-0019 in the subject line of the message. 3. Postal Mail: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec LLC (Rensselaer, NY), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of August 23, 2019. DATES: AmSpec LLC (Rensselaer, NY) was approved as a commercial gauger as of August 23, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for August 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate, 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 151.13, that AmSpec LLC, 337 Columbia St., Rensselaer, NY 12144 has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. AmSpec LLC (Rensselaer, NY) is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API): ———————————————————————— API chapters Title ———————————————————————— 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec LLC (Glen Burnie, MD), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of October 9, 2019. DATES: AmSpec LLC (Glen Burnie, MD) was approved as a commercial gauger as of October 9, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for October 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, Laboratories and [[Page 30976]] Scientific Services Directorate, 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 151.13, that AmSpec LLC, 6750 McLean Way, Suite A, Glen Burnie, MD 21060, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. AmSpec LLC (Glen Burnie, MD) 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 AmSpec LLC (Avenel, NJ), 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 October 16, 2019. DATES: AmSpec LLC (Avenel, NJ) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of October 16, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for October 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 and 19 CFR 151.13, that AmSpec LLC, 36 Milweed Way, Avenel, NJ 07001, 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. AmSpec LLC (Avenel, NJ) 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 AmSpec LLC (St. James, LA), 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 December 18, 2019. DATES: AmSpec LLC (St. James, LA) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and 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 Directorate, 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 AmSpec LLC, 5525 Highway 18, St. James, LA 70086, 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. [[Page 30975]] AmSpec LLC (St. James, LA) is approved for the following gauging 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 30984] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-10938] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-645 and 731-TA-1495-1501 (Preliminary)] Mattresses From Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of mattresses 
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