FR Alert – Covering:10/24/2019

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain amorphous silica fabric (silica fabric) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, based on timely withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable October 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyler Weinhold, 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) 482-1121. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 5, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on silica fabric from China for the period January 1, 2018, through [[Page 57013]] December 31, 2018 \1\ On April 1, 2019, Commerce received a timely request, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930,
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) announces public meetings and webinars for the variable refrigerant flow multi-split air conditioners and heat pumps (VRF multi-split systems) working group. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that agencies publish notice of an advisory committee meeting in the Federal Register. This document updates the schedule of meetings announced in the Federal Register on August 22, 2019. DATES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting dates. ADDRESSES: The next several rounds of public meetings will be held at multiple locations. Please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section to find the address for each date. Please see the Public Participation section of this notice for additional information on attending the public meeting, including webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Cymbalsky, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Building Technologies (EE-5B), 950 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 287-1692. Email: ASRAC@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 10, 2018, the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) met and passed the 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of refillable stainless steel kegs (kegs) from the People’s Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). In addition, Commerce determines that critical circumstances exist with respect to certain imports of the subject merchandise. The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the “Final Determination” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer or Aimee Phelan, 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) 482-0410 or (202) 482-0697, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Determination in the LTFV investigation of kegs from China on June 4, 2019.\1\ For a complete description of the events that followed the Preliminary Determination,
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of refillable stainless steel kegs (kegs) from the People’s Republic of China (China). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the “Final Determination” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Czajkowski, 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) 482-1395. Background Commerce published the Preliminary Determination on April 5, 2019.\1\ A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ The Issues and Decision [[Page 57006]] Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that refillable stainless steel kegs (kegs) from the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The final estimated dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the “Final Determination” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Micahel Romani, 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) 482-0198. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 4, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of this LTFV investigation in which Commerce found that kegs from Germany were sold at LTFV.\1\ A complete summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Shaker Screens for Drilling Fluids, Components Thereof, and Related Marketing Materials, DN 3416; 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, and 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 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 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-620 and 731-TA-1445 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of wooden cabinets and vanities from China, provided for in subheadings 9403.40.90, 9403.60.80, and 9403.90.70 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) to be subsidized and sold at less-than-fair-value. DATES: October 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Calvin Chang ((202) 205-3062) or Ahdia Bavari ((202) 205-3191), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202- 205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https://www.usitc.
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provides for the establishment of a roster of individuals to serve on binational panels convened to review final determinations in antidumping or countervailing duty (AD/CVD) proceedings and amendments to AD/CVD statutes of a NAFTA Party. The United States annually renews its selections for the roster. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) invites applications from eligible individuals wishing to be included on the roster for the period April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021. DATES: USTR must receive your application by November 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: You should submit your application through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov, using docket number USTR-2019-0018. Follow the instructions for submitting comments below. While USTR strongly prefers electronic submissions, you also may submit your application by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-3640. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Butler, Assistant General Counsel,Philip.A.Butler@ustr.eop.gov, (202) 395-5804. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Binational Panel AD/CVD Reviews Under the NAFTA
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In a notice published on August 20, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative announced that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) would establish a process by which U.S. stakeholders may request an exclusion from additional duties of particular products classified within a tariff subheading covered by the August 2019 action. This notice announces that USTR will open an electronic portal for submission of exclusion requests on October 31, 2019 for products covered by Annex A of the August 2019 action, and sets out the specific procedures for submitting requests. DATES: October 31, 2019 at noon EDT: The web portal for submitting exclusion requests–https://exclusions.USTR.gov–will open. January 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT: Last day for submitting exclusion requests. Responses to individual exclusion requests are due 14 days after USTR [[Page 57145]] posts the request on the online portal. Any replies to responses to an exclusion request are due the later of 7 days after the close of the 14-day response period, or 7 days after the posting of a response. ADDRESSES: You must submit all requests, responses to requests, and replies to responses through the online portal: https://
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