FR Alert – Covering:05/22/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that Shanghai Huafon Aluminium Corporation (Shanghai Huafon) is the successor-in-interest to Huafon Nikkei Aluminium Corporation (Huafon Nikkei) for purposes of determining antidumping duty cash deposits and liabilities on certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) and common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from the People’s Republic of China (China). Additionally, Commerce is rescinding the countervailing duty changed circumstance reviews (CCRs) of aluminum foil and aluminum sheet from China based on the lack of necessary information on the record. DATES: Applicable May 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua A. 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 September 17, 2019, Commerce published the Initiation and Preliminary Results, finding Shanghai Huafon to be the successor-in- interest to Huafon Nikkei for purposes of the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders.\1\ In the Initiation and Preliminary 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) is initiating a data collection process through this request for information (“RFI”) to consider whether to amend its test procedures for clothes washers. As part of this RFI, DOE seeks comment on whether there have been changes in product testing methodology or new products on the market since the last test procedure update that may create the need to make amendments to the test procedure for clothes washers. DOE also seeks data and information that could enable the agency to propose that the current test procedure produces results that are representative of an average use cycle for the product and is not unduly burdensome to conduct, and therefore does not need amendment. DOE requests comment on specific aspects of the current test procedure, including product definitions and configurations, testing conditions and instrumentation, measurement methods, representative usage and efficiency factors, and metric definitions. DOE also seeks comment on any additional topics that may inform DOE’s decision whether to conduct a future test procedure rulemaking, including methods to ensure that the test procedure is reasonably designed to measure energy and water use during a representative average use cycle or period of use and is not unduly burdensome to conduct. DOE welcomes written comments from
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document makes technical amendments U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations by updating the mailing address and codifying the email address for submitting requests for confidential treatment of vessel manifest certifications. In addition, this document amends the regulations to announce a new way to submit requests for confidential treatment of vessel manifest certifications–via the Vessel Manifest Confidentiality Online Application, an online portal on www.CBP.gov. This document also makes other technical conforming changes, specifically updating names and references. DATES: The final rule is effective May 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William G. Jackson, Trade Transformation Office, Office of Trade, william.g.jackson@cbp.dhs.gov or (571) 468-5110. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) are contained in part 103 of title 19, Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR part 103). These regulations prescribe rules governing disclosure and production of 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border. Such travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in this document. DATES: These restrictions go into effect at 12 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 21, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alyce Modesto, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at 202-344-3788. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 24, 2020, DHS published notice of the Secretary’s decision to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border to “essential travel,” as further defined in that document.\1\ The document described the developing circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and stated that, given the outbreak and continued transmission and spread of COVID-19 within the United States and globally, the Secretary had determined that the risk of continued 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in this document. DATES: These restrictions go into effect at 12 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 21, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alyce Modesto, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at 202-344-3788. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 24, 2020, DHS published notice of the Secretary’s decision to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border to “essential travel,” as further defined in that document.\1\ The document described the developing circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and stated that, given the outbreak and continued transmission and spread of COVID-19 within the United States and globally, the Secretary had determined that the risk of continued 
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Zimbabwe Sanctions Regulations to remove a general license that authorizes all transactions involving Agricultural Development Bank of Zimbabwe and Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe as a result of these entities being removed from OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List). DATES: This rule is effective May 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855; or Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available on OFAC’s website (www.treasury.gov/ofac). Background On July 29, 2004, OFAC issued the Zimbabwe Sanctions Regulations, 
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: These proposed regulations would, if finalized, establish the procedures and requirements for how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will manage the issuance of guidance documents subject to the requirements of the Executive order entitled “Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents.” These regulations establish general requirements and procedures for certain guidance documents issued by the EPA and incorporates additional requirements for guidance documents determined to be significant guidance under the Executive order. These regulations also provide procedures for the public to petition for the modification or withdrawal of active guidance documents under the Executive order. These regulations are intended to increase the transparency of EPA’s guidance practices and improve the process used to manage EPA guidance documents. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OA-2020- 0128, by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov/ (our preferred method). Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Email: docket_oms@epa.gov. Include Docket ID No. EPA-HQ- OA-2020-0128 in the subject line of the message. Instructions: All submissions
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Rolled-Edge Rigid Plastic Food Trays, DN 3455; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. 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. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. 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 this investigation 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: The Commission has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to Sec. 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on April 16, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Universal Electronics Inc. of Scottsdale, Arizona. Supplements were filed on April 21, April 24, and May 1, 2020. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain devices, including streaming players, televisions, set top boxes, remote controllers, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,911,325 (“the ‘325 Patent”); U.S. Patent No. 7,589,642 (“the ‘642 Patent”); U.S. Patent No. 7,969,514 (“the ‘514 Patent”); U.S. Patent No. 10,600,317 (“the ‘317 Patent”); U.S. Patent No. 10,593,196 (“the ‘196 Patent”), and U.S. Patent No. 9,716,853 (“the ‘853 Patent”). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, may be viewed o
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain glass containers (glass containers) from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable May 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maliha Khan or Stephen Bailey, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0895 or (202) 482-0193, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 2, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of this investigation.\1\ The petitioner is the American Glass Packaging Coalition. The mandatory respondents in this investigation are Guangdong Huaxing Glass Co. Ltd. (Guangdong Huaxing) and Qixia Changyu Glass Co. Ltd. (Qixia Changyu). ————————————————————————— \1\ See Certain Glass Containers from the People’s Republic of 
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