FR Alert – Covering:06/26/2019

Todays Federal Register


Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This proposal invites comments on changing the membership, nominations, procedures, and continuance referenda period for the Softwood Lumber Board (Board) established under the Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order (Order). The Board administers the Order with oversight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This proposal would also make administrative changes to other provisions of the Order. DATES: Comments must be received by July 26, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this proposal. Comments may be submitted on the internet at: or to the Promotion and Economics Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 1406-S, Stop 0244, Washington, DC 20250-0244; facsimile: (202) 205- 2800. All comments should reference the document number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be made available for public inspection, including name and address, if provided, in the above office during regular business hours or it can be viewed at [[Page 30041]] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sue Coleman, Marketing Specialist,
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to open seven National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) that are currently closed to hunting and sport fishing. In addition, we propose to expand hunting and sport fishing at 67 other NWRs, and add pertinent station-specific regulations for other NWRs that pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing for the 2019- 2020 season. We also propose to formally open 15 units of the National Fish Hatchery System (NFHs) to hunting and sport fishing. We also propose to add pertinent station-specific regulations that pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing at these 15 NFHs for the 2019-2020 season. This proposed rule includes global administrative updates to every NWR entry in our refuge-specific regulations and the reorganization of general public use regulations. We propose to remove approximately 2,100 regulations that will have no impact on the administration of hunting and sport fishing within the National Wildlife Refuge System. We also propose to simplify over 2,900 refuge-specific regulations to comply with a Presidential mandate to adhere to plain language standards and to reduce the regulatory burden on the public. Lastly, we propose to amend certain provisions of the regulatio
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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 ends on July 1, 2019. This document announces an extension of the public comment period to July 15, 2019 and the scheduling of a webinar regarding the proposal. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on May 1, 2019 (84 FR 18414) is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NOPR received no later than midnight on July 15, 2019. The webinar will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 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: Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: [email protected]. Include docket number [EERE-2019-BT-NOA-0011] and/or RIN 1904-AE24 in the subject line of the message. Please include the full body of your comments in the text of the message or as an attachment. If you have additional information such as studies or journal articles and cannot 
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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 Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than July 26, 2019) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs [[Page 30212]] and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to [email protected]. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, Telephone number (202) 325-0056 or via email [email protected]. Please note that the contact information provided 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document announces that CBP will convene the 2019 Trade Symposium in Chicago, IL, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, and Wednesday, July 24, 2019. The 2019 Trade Symposium will feature agency personnel, members of the trade community and other government agencies in panel discussions on the agency’s role in international trade initiatives and programs. Members of the international trade and transportation communities and other interested parties are encouraged to attend. DATES: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 (opening remarks and general sessions, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT), and Wednesday, July 24, 2019 (CBP leadership town hall and breakout sessions, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT). ADDRESSES: The 2019 Trade Symposium will be held at the Marriott Marquis at 2121 South Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60616. Registration: Registration will be open from 12:00 p.m. EDT on June 13, 2019 through 4:00 p.m. EDT on July 9, 2019. All registrations must be made online at the CBP website ( and will be confirmed with payment by credit card only. The registration fee is $184.00 per person. Interested parties are requested to register immediately, as space is limited. Members of the public who are pre-registered to attend and later need to cancel, may do so by sending an email to [email protected]
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 30234-30243] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [] [FR Doc No: 2019-13534] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division United States v. Canon Inc. and Toshiba Corporation; Proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. 16(b)-(h), that a proposed Final Judgment, Stipulation, and Competitive Impact Statement have been filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in United States v. Canon Inc. and Toshiba Corporation, Civil Action No. 1:19-cv- 01680. On June 10, 2019, the United States filed a Complaint alleging that Canon Inc. and Toshiba Corporation violated the premerger notification and waiting period requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 26, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at [email protected]; or via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to USGS, Information Collections Clearance Officer, 12201Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028- 0119 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Ryan Longhenry by email at [email protected], or by telephone at 605-594-6179. You may also view the ICR at SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the USGS, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Securities and Exchange Commission is publishing this release to solicit comment on several exemptions from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 that facilitate capital raising. Over the years, and particularly since the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, several exemptions from registration have been introduced, expanded, or otherwise revised. As a result, the overall framework for exempt offerings has changed significantly. We believe our capital markets would benefit from a comprehensive review of the design and scope of our framework for offerings that are exempt from registration. More specifically, we also believe that issuers and investors could benefit from a framework that is more consistent and addresses gaps and complexities. Therefore, we seek comment on possible ways to simplify, harmonize, and improve the exempt offering framework to promote capital formation and expand investment opportunities while maintaining appropriate investor protections. DATES: Comments should be received on or before September 24, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments Use the Commission’s internet comment form (; or Send an email to [email protected]. Please include File Number S7-08-19 o
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) [[Page 30087]] orders on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD and CVD orders. DATES: Applicable June 26, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hill (AD) or Ian Hamilton (CVD), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3518 or (202) 482-4798, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 22, 2008, Commerce published the AD and CVD orders on CWP
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