FR Alert – Covering:10/21/2019

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that sales of aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China (China) were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018. We further find that each of the companies for which an administrative review was requested, and not withdrawn, failed to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate; therefore, each is part of the China-wide entity. DATES: Applicable October 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Lui or Mark Flessner, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0016 or (202) 482-6312, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce initiated this review on July 12, 2018.\1\ These final results cover 26 companies for which an administrative review was initiated and not rescinded.\2\ On April 16, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review and invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.\3\ On May 16,
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to Borusan Holding A.S. (Borusan Holding), Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Borusan), and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. (Borusan Istikbal) (collectively the Borusan Companies) and Tos[ccedil]elik Profil ve Sac End[uuml]strisi A.[Scedil]. (Tos[ccedil]elik Profil), Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S. (TDT), Tosyali Holding, Tos[ccedil]elik Toyo Celik (Tos[ccedil]elik Toyo), Tosyali Filmasin ve Insaat Demir (Tosyali Filmasin), Tos[ccedil]elik Spiral Boru (Tos[ccedil]elik Spiral), Tosyali Demir Celik San A.S. (TDC), Tos[ccedil]elik Granul San A.S. (Toselik Granul), and Tosyali Celik Ticaret A.S. (TCT) (collectively, the Tos[ccedil]elik Companies), producers/exporters of circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (pipes and tubes) from Turkey for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable October 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff (the Tos[ccedil]elik Companies) at 202-482-1009, or Jolanta Lawska (the Borusan Companies) at 202-482-8362, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (“OTEA”) of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application for an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review (“Certificate”). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the amended Certificate should be issued. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) 482-5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at etca@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001-21) (“the Act”) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from State and Federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325. OTEA is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(a), which requires the Secretary of Commerce to publish a summary of the application in the Federal Register, identifying the appl
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined that certain producers/exporters of stainless steel bar (SS Bar) from India made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable October 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-3477. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 16, 2019, Commerce published the preliminary results of this administrative review.\1\ This review covers four producers/ exporters of the subject merchandise, Venus Wire Industries Pvt. Ltd. and its affiliates Precision Metals, Sieves Manufacturers (India) Pvt. Ltd., and Hindustan Inox Ltd. (collectively, the Venus Group), Jindal Stainless Hisar Ltd. (JSHL), Jindal Stainless Limited, and Laxcon Steels Limited (Laxcon). We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. —————————————————————————
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to further restrict exports and reexports of items to Cuba. Specifically, this rule amends the Cuba licensing policy in the EAR to establish a general policy of denial for leases of aircraft to Cuban state-owned airlines. This rule also amends License Exception Aircraft, Vessels and Spacecraft (AVS) to clarify that aircraft and vessels are not eligible for the license exception if they are leased to or chartered by a national of Cuba or a State Sponsor of Terrorism. Additionally, this rule amends the EAR to establish a general 10-percent de minimis level for Cuba. Finally, this rule revises License Exception Support for the Cuban People (SCP) to make the Cuban government and communist party ineligible for certain donations, removes an authorization for promotional items that generally benefits the Cuban government, and clarifies the scope of telecommunications items that the Cuban government may receive without a license. BIS is making these amendments to further restrict the Cuban government’s access to items subject to the EAR, thereby supporting the Administration’s national security and foreign policy decision to hold the Cuban regime accountable for its repression of the Cuban people and its support for the Maduro
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of a Notification Regarding Equity Ownership Change in Accordance with Procedures for Change in Control (Notice) filed September 6, 2019, by Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC (Calcasieu Pass) in the above-referenced dockets. The Notice describes a change in control of Stonepeak Partners LP (Stonepeak), as well as an internal reorganization implemented in connection with the debt and equity financing of the Calcasieu Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project (Project). The Notice was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. 717b. DATES: Protests, motions to intervene, or notices of intervention, as applicable, and written comments are to be filed using procedures detailed in the Public Comment Procedures section no later than 4:30 p.m., Eastern time, November 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: Electronic Filing by email: fergas@hq.doe.gov. Regular Mail: U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, P.O. Box 44375, Washington, DC 20026-4375. Hand Delivery or Private Delivery Services (e.g., FedEx, UPS, etc.): U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E-042
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than November 20, 2019) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, Telephone number 202-325-0056 or via email CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. Please note that the contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. Individuals seeking i
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than November 20, 2019) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, Telephone number 202-325-0056 or via email CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. Please note that the contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. Individuals seeking i
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border [[Page 56197]] Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than November 20, 2019) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, Telephone number (202) 325-0056 or via email CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. Please note that the contact information provided 
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC’s determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See Supplementary Information section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; or Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional [[Page 56282]]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 56168-56171] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22868] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-570-115] Certain Glass Containers From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable October 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maliha Khan or Eli Lovely, AD/CVD
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that acetone from Singapore is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable October 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua DeMoss, 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) 482-3362. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 5, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register.\1\ The petitioner in this investigation is the Coalition for Acetone Fair Trade. The mandatory respondent in this investigation is Mitsui Phenols Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Mitsui). We provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Determination. We received no comments. Commerce conducted this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). —————————————————————————
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that carbon and alloy steel threaded rod (steel threaded rod) from Thailand is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. The final estimated dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the “Final Determination” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eliza Siordia or Robert Scully 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) 482-3878 or (202) 482-0572, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 7, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of this LTFV investigation in which Commerce found that steel threaded rod from Thailand was sold at LTFV.\1\ In the Preliminary Determination, Commerce also found that critical circumstances exist for imports of steel threaded rod from Thailand.\2\ We invited
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 56174-56179] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22869] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-570-114] Certain Glass Containers From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable October 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maisha Cryor or Karine Gziryan, AD/CVD
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that acetone from Spain is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable October 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Preston 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 August 5, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register.\1\ The petitioner in this investigation is the Coalition for Acetone Fair Trade. Commerce individually examined CEPSA Quimica, S.A. (CEPSA) in this investigation. We provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Determination. We received no comments. Commerce conducted this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). —————————————————————————
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to institute a modification proceeding. The Commission has further determined to grant a joint petition to modify in part a limited exclusion order (“LEO”) as to [[Page 56202]] respondents MediaTek Inc. of Hsinchu City, Taiwan and Media Tek USA Inc. of San Jose, California (collectively, “MediaTek”) based on a settlement agreement. The Commission has issued a modified LEO. The modification proceeding is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Houda Morad, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-4716. 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 https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting
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