FR Alert – Covering:03/22/2019

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Ming Wei Co., Ltd. (Ming Wei), the lone respondent in this administrative review, made sales of certain narrow woven ribbon with woven selvedge at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable March 22, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Crespo, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3693. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The review covers five producers/exporters of the subject merchandise, Banduoo Ltd. (Banduoo), Fujian Rongshu Industry Co., Ltd. (Fujian Rongshu), Ming Wei, Roung Shu Industry Corporation (Roung Shu), and Xiamen Yi-He Textile Co., Ltd. (Xiamen Yi-He). On October 9, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results in the Federal Register.\1\ Although we invited parties to comment on the preliminary results of the review,\2\ no interested 
[19-05428][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On April 16, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated an administrative review on frozen warmwater shrimp from India for the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, for 241 companies. Because all interested parties timely withdrew their requests for administrative review for certain companies, we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to those companies, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). For a list of the companies for which we are rescinding this review, see the Appendix to this notice. DATES: Applicable March 22, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel Rey or Brittany Bauer, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5518 or (202) 482-3860. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 1, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from India for the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018.\1\ In February 2018, Commerce received timely requests, in accordance with section 751(a) of
[19-05425][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (Dongkuk) made sales of certain corrosion- resistant steel products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) at less than normal value, and Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai) did not, during the period of review (POR), January 4, 2016, through June 30, 2017. DATES: Applicable March 22, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lingjun Wang or Elfi Blum-Page, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-2316 or at 202-482-0197, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results on August 10, 2018.\1\ On February 7, 2019, Commerce determined that a cost-based particular market situation existed with respect to the production cost of CORE in Korea during the POR.\2\ For a history of events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\3\ On November 19, 2018, Commerce postponed the final results of this review
[19-05523][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Jindal Poly Films Limited of India (Jindal) and SRF Limited (SRF), exporters of polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India, received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. DATES: Applicable March 22, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum at 202-482-0197, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this review on August 10, 2018.\1\ For a history of events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ On November 27, 2018, we postponed the final results of review by sixty days until February 6, 2019. Commerce exercised its discretion to toll deadlines affected by the closure of the Federal Government from January 20 to January 22, 2018. If the new deadline falls on a non- business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. The deadline for the final results of
[19-05521][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application for amendment (Amendment), filed on October 18, 2018, by Port Arthur LNG, LLC (Port Arthur LNG) of its pending application in this proceeding. Previously, on June 15, 2015, Port Arthur LNG filed an application (Application) requesting authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a proposed natural gas processing, liquefaction, and export project it intends to construct, own, and operate in Port Arthur, Texas (Project), to any country with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas, and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries). The Amendment requests a “design increase,” i.e., to increase the export volume requested in the Application by 181 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas, to a total requested volume of 698 Bcf/yr (1.91 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d)). This proposed increase will align Port Arthur LNG’s requested non-FTA export volume with the requested liquefaction capacity for the Project in an application filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). [[Page 10809]] DATES: Protests, motions to intervene or notices of intervention,
[19-05478][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This notice proposes to revise to the Privacy Act System of Records titled Farm Records File (Automated) USDA, which includes information for certain Farm Service Agency under (FSA) Farm Programs and certain Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) programs that are administered by FSA on behalf of CCC. The records include information about the majority of agricultural producers in the United States. In general, USDA is modifying the system of records to add three new routine uses and make updates to one routine use to comply with recent requirements. DATES: Comment Date: We will consider comments that we receive by April 22, [[Page 10771]] 2019. The notice is applicable upon publication, and still subject to a 30-day comment period for the new routine uses. Effective Date: May 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comment, include the system of records number (USDA/FSA-2), and include the volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
[19-05466][Full Article] [PDF]
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 effective date(s). 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
[19-05471][Full Article] [PDF]
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 [[Page 10896]] 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 effective date(s). 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 
[19-05462][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In December 2018, the President modified the rules of origin for certain goods of Morocco under the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (USMFTA). This notice announces the effective date for those modifications. DATES: This notice is applicable on April 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Heinzen, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles, at 202-395-6092 or janet.e.heinzen@ustr.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Presidential Proclamation 7971 of December 22, 2005, implemented the USMFTA with respect to the United States. The USMFTA Implementation Act [Pub. L. 108-302, 118 Stat. 1103] incorporated the tariff modifications and rules of origin necessary or appropriate to carry out the USMFTA in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Section 203 of the USMFTA Implementation Act provides rules for determining whether goods imported into the United States originate in the territory of Morocco and, thus, are eligible for the tariff and other treatment contemplated under the USMFTA. It also authorizes the President to proclaim, as a part of the HTSUS, the rules of origin set out in the USMFTA, and to modify previously proclaimed rules of origin, subject to the consultation and layover requirements of section 104 of the Act. In 2015 and 2016, the Government of Morocco submi
[19-05551][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), Commerce is issuing antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain plastic decorative ribbon (plastic ribbon) from the People’s Republic of China (China). In addition, Commerce is amending its final AD determination of sales at less than fair value (LTFV) as a result of ministerial errors. DATES: Applicable March 22, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlotte Baskin-Gerwitz at (202) 482- 4880 (CVD); or Nancy Decker, or Lauren Caserta, at (202) 482-0196, (202) 482-4737, respectively (AD), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 1, 2019, and in accordance with section 735(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce published its final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV with respect to plastic ribbon from China,\1\ and, in accordance with section 705(d) of the Act, Commerce published its final affirmative determination that
[19-05520][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge has issued a final Initial Determination on section 337 violation and a Recommended Determination on remedy and bonding in the above- captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, should the Commission find a section 337 violation. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules. 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 be obtained by accessing its internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may also 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 
[19-05496][Full Article] [PDF]