FR Alert – Covering:07/24/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that OCTAL SAOC-FZC (OCTAL), the sole respondent subject to this antidumping duty (AD) administrative review, did not make sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hill, 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) 482-3518. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 15, 2019, Commerce published a notice initiating an AD administrative review of polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET resin) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) covering OCTAL for the POR.\1\ During the course of this administrative review, OCTAL responded to Commerce’s questionnaire and supplemental questionnaires and the petitioners filed multiple submissions. For further details, see the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\2\ 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that POSCO, a producer and exporter of carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) October 31, 2017 through April 30, 2019. We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lingjun Wang, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce is conducting the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wire rod from Korea in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ On December 11, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated this administrative review of the Order covering POSCO, the sole producer and exporter of the subject merchandise.\2\ ————————————————————————— 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that sales of certain circular welded carbon steel pipe and tubes (steel pipes and tubes) from Taiwan were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, 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) 482-2593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on steel pipes and tubes from [[Page 44853]] Taiwan.\1\ Pursuant to requests from interested parties, Commerce 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that the sole producer/exporter subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5760. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain welded carbon steel standard pipes and tubes (pipes and tubes) from India. Commerce extended the time limit for the preliminary results of this review to May 29, 2020, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of The Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for the preliminary results of this administrative review to July 20, 2020.\2\ 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the producers/exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Wood 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) 482-1959 or (202) 482-3860, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 15, 2019, based on timely requests for review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review on certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from Belgium.\1\ This review covers four producers and/or exporters of the subject merchandise.\2\ Commerce selected two companies, Industeel Belgium S.A. (Industeel) and NLMK Belgium, for individual examination. The producers and/or exporters not selected for individual examination are listed in the “Preliminary Results of the Review” section of this 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that sales of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) were made at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, 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) 482-0835. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 31, 2019, domestic interested parties Independence Tube Corporation and Southland Tube (collectively, Nucor) requested an administrative review of eleven companies under the antidumping duty (AD) order on LWRPT from Turkey.\1\ On July 15, 2019, Commerce published a notice initiating an administrative review of the AD order on LWRPT from Turkey covering these eleven companies for the POR.\2\ On July 30, 2019, Commerce selected Agir Haddecilik A.S. (Agir) and Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi A.S. (Noksel) as mandatory respondents.\3\ On October 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) is undertaking an early assessment review for amended energy conservation standards for commercial clothes washers to determine whether to amend applicable energy conservation standards for this equipment. Specifically, through this request for information (“RFI”), DOE seeks data and information that could enable the agency to determine whether DOE should propose a “no-new-standard” determination because a more-stringent standard: Would not result in a significant savings of energy; is not technologically feasible; is not economically justified; or any combination of the foregoing. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including those topics not specifically raised in this RFI), as well as the submission of data and other relevant information concerning this early assessment review. DATES: Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before September 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 by docket number EERE-2019-BT- STD-0044, by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemak
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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 [[Page 44916]] Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than September 22, 2020) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0003 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Email. Submit comments to: CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177. 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the designation of user fee status for four additional airports: New York Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, New York; Lakeland Linder International Airport in Lakeland, Florida; Boca Raton Airport in Boca Raton, Florida; and Ontario [[Page 44709]] International Airport in Ontario, California. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the customs services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft. DATES: Effective July 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Sullivan, Director, Alternative Funding Program, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Christopher.J.Sullivan@cbp.dhs.gov or 202-344-3907. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background 
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 44925] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-16103] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-685] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Arizona Department of Corrections ACTION: Notice of application. ———————————————————————– DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic class(es), and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to 
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FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The FDIC is issuing this request for information (RFI) as part of its FDiTech initiative to promote the efficient and effective adoption of technology at FDIC-supervised banks and savings associations (financial institutions), particularly at community banks, and to facilitate the supervision of technology usage at these institutions without increasing costs or regulatory burden. The FDIC is committed to increasing transparency, improving supervisory and regulatory efficiency, supporting innovation in banking, and providing opportunities for public feedback. This RFI seeks input on whether a standard-setting and voluntary-certification program could be established to support financial institutions’ efforts to implement models and manage model risk by certifying or assessing certain aspects of the models themselves, and to conduct due diligence of third-party providers of technology and other services by certifying or assessing certain aspects of the third-party providers’ operations or condition. The FDIC is especially interested in information on models and technology services developed and provided by financial technology companies, sometimes referred to as “fintechs.” DATES: Comments must be received by September 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 3064-ZA18, by any of the following methods: 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to institute a modification proceeding in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission has also determined to delegate the modification proceeding to the Chief Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) to designate a presiding ALJ to make all necessary factual and legal findings and to issue a recommended determination. The Commission has further determined to set the date for the ALJ to issue a recommended determination to three months from issuance of this notice. 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 may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (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 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 [[Page 44924]] contacting the Commission’s TDD te
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (“ID”) (Order No. 9) of the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”), granting complainant’s unopposed motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation (“NOI”) to add proposed respondent AFL Telecommunications LLC (“AFL Telecommunications”) and to terminate respondent AFL Telecommunications Holdings LLC (“AFL Holdings”). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Chen, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202-205-2392. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (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 https://www.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 instituted this investigation on March 24, 2020, based on a complaint filed on behalf of Corning Optical Communications LLC (“Corning”) of Charlotte, North Carolina
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