FR Alert – Covering:07/22/2019

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice of the Department of Commerce’s Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value (Final Determination) was published in the Federal Register on February 27, 2019. On May 8, 2019, the NAFTA Secretariat received a Notice of Intent to Commence Judicial Review (Notice of Intent). No action is required by the Secretariat in response to the Notice of Intent. On May 22, 2019, the Secretariat also received a Conditional Request for Panel Review (Conditional Request). The Conditional Request was submitted after the deadline for requests for panel review provided by NAFTA Article 1904(4). Panel review is therefore precluded. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul E. Morris, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Room 2061, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of the Department of Commerce’s Final Determination was published in the Federal Register (84 FR 6378) on February 27, 2019. In the event a party wished to challenge the Final Determination, pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904(15)(c)(ii), the deadline for the submission of a Notice of Intent to Commence Judicial Review was March 19, 2019 (10 days prior to the latest date on which a panel may be requested), and pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904(4), the deadline
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that exporters and/or producers subject to this administrative review received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable July 22, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Davina Friedmann 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) 482-0698. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review in the Federal Register on March 15, 2019.\1\ We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. No interested party submitted comments or requested a hearing in this administrative review. Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). ————————————————————————— \1\ See Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: 
[19-15510][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On May 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that proposed amendments to streamline its test procedure interim waiver decision-making process. The comment period for the NOPR ended on July 1, 2019. As a result of stakeholder requests, on June 26, 2019, DOE published a notice of webinar and an extension of the public comment period through July 15, 2019. During the webinar and shortly thereafter, stakeholders requested additional time to comment. Therefore, DOE has decided to reopen the comment period. This document announces that the period for submitting comments on the NOPR is to be re-opened. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on May 1, 2019 (84 FR 18414) is reopened. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NOPR received no later than midnight on August 6, 2019, and deems any comments received prior to that date to be timely filed. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments, identified by docket number [EERE-2019-BT-NOA-0011], and/or Regulation Identification Number (RIN) 1904-AE24, by any one of the following methods: 1. Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: TPWaiverProcess2019NOA0011@ee.doe.gov. Include docket numb
[19-15506][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from April 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Alford, Senior Executive Resources Services, Senior Executive Services and Performance Management, Employee Services, 202-606-2246. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 5 CFR 213.103, Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities available for use by all agencies are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency are not codified in the CFR, but the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) publishes a notice of agency-specific authorities established or revoked each month in the Federal Register at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/. OPM also publishes an annual notice of the consolidated listing of all Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities, current as of June 30, in the Federal Register. Schedule A No Schedule A Authorities to report during April 2019. Schedule B 
[19-15504][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the name of one person that has 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 this person is blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with him. 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; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855; or the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202-622-2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (www.treasury.gov/ofac).
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