FR Alert – Covering:02/27/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is postponing the deadline for issuing the final determination in the less-than-fair- value (LTFV) investigation of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) until June 29, 2020, and is extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months. DATES: Applicable February 27, 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 August 5, 2019, Commerce initiated an LTFV investigation of imports of wind towers from Vietnam.\1\ The period of investigation is January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. On February 14, 2020, Commerce published its Preliminary Determination in this LTFV investigation.\2\ ————————————————————————— \1\ See Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, the 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the “Final Results of Review” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg or Dusten Hom, 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) 482-1785 or (202) 482-5075, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 3, 2014, Commerce published in the Federal Register the CVD order on non-oriented electrical steel (NOES) from the People’s Republic of China (China).\1\ On November 1, [[Page 11340]] 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the CVD order on NOES from China, pursuant to section 751(c)
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 11336-11337] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-04002] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-428-848, C-533-894, C-475-841, C-570-116] Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks From the Federal Republic of Germany, India, Italy and the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2020.
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel (CDMT) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period of review (POR) November 22, 2017, through May 31, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan James, 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) 482-5305. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 3, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on CDMT from Korea for the POR November 22, 2017 through May 31, 2019.\1\ ArcelorMittal Tubular Products LLC, Michigan Seamless Tube, LLC, PTC Alliance Corp., and Webco Industries, Inc. (collectively, the petitioners), timely filed a request for administrative review of Dong A Steel Co., Ltd., Husteel Co., Ltd., Nexteel Co., Ltd., Sang Shin Ind. Co., Ltd., Seah
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the producer/exporter 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. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Janz or William Miller, 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) 482-2972 or (202) 482-3906, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 2, 2019, based on a timely request for review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on large residential washers from Mexico, for one company, Electrolux Home Products Corp. N.V. and Electrolux Home Products de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (collectively, Electrolux).\1\ The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. In October 2019, we extended the preliminary results of this review to no later than February 28, 2020.\2\ For a complete
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that the two mandatory respondents, Guangdong New Shichu Import and Export Company Limited (New Shichu) and KaiPing Dawn Plumbing Products, Inc. (KaiPing), have not established their eligibility for a separate rate and are part of the China-wide entity. We also continue to assign the China-wide rate to an additional nine companies, because we determine that they are not eligible for a separate rate. Finally, we continue to grant a separate rate to Jiangmen New Star Hi-Tech Enterprise Ltd. (New Star), which demonstrated eligibility for separate rate status but was not selected for individual examination. The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Janz or Adam Simons, 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) 482-2972 or (202) 482-6172, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 26, 2019, Commerce [[Page 11342]] published the Preliminary Results.\1\ Although we invited parties to
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined that a request for a new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture (WBF) from the People’s Republic of China (China) meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (POR) for the NSR is January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable February 27, 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 Commerce published the Order on January 4, 2005.\1\ On January 28, 2020, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(c), Commerce received a timely NSR request from Kunshan Jujia Decoration Design Co., Ltd (Kunshan Jujia).\2\ The deadline for publication of the NSR initiation is February 28, 2020. —————————————————————————
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on non-oriented electrical steel (NOES) from People’s Republic of China (China), Germany, Japan, Republic of Korea (Korea), Sweden, and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels identified in the “Final Results of Sunset Reviews” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdul Alnoor, Eva Kim, Paola Aleman- Ordaz, 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- 4554, (202) 482-8283, or (202) 482-4031, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 3, 2014, Commerce published in the Federal Register the notices of the antidumping duty orders on NOES from China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan.\1\ On November 1, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the first sunset reviews of the Orders, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) for the period September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Horn or Alexis Cherry, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; Telephone: (202) 482-4868 or (202) 482-0607, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 3, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey for the period September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019.\1\ On September 30, 2019, the petitioner \2\ filed a timely request for review with respect to nine companies.\3\ Based on this request, on November 12, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b),
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 11395-11396] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-03979] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–The Open Group, L.L.C. Notice is hereby given that, on February 14, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), The Open Group, L.L.C. (“TOG”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 11397] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-03973] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Pistoia Alliance, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on February 6, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. Section 4301 seq. (the “Act”), Pistoia Alliance, Inc. filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Molecule One sp.z
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 11396] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-04027] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Border Security Technology Consortium Notice is hereby given that, on January 23, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Border Security Technology Consortium (“BSTC”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 11395] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-03986] [[Page 11395]] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–National Spectrum Consortium Notice is hereby given that, on January 21, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), National Spectrum Consortium (“NSC”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 11394] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-03985] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–ASTM International Standards Notice is hereby given that on February 10, 2020 pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), ASTM International (“ASTM”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing additions or changes to its standards development activities. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 11393-11394] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-03983] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Space Enterprise Consortium Notice is hereby given that, on January 31, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Space Enterprise Consortium (“SpEC”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 11394] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-04013] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Cooperative Research Group on Hedge IV Notice is hereby given that, on January 28, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Southwest Research Institute–Cooperative Research Group on HEDGE IV (“HEDGE IV”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 11395] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-04011] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–R Consortium, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on February 4, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), R Consortium, Inc. (“R Consortium”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.
[20-04011][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 11394] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-03998] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Chede-8 Notice is hereby given that, on February 6, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), CHEDE-8 (“CHEDE-8”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Gamma
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service is publishing its inventory of Privacy Act systems of records. DATES: Submit comments on or before March 30, 2020. The new routine uses will be applicable on March 30, 2020 unless Treasury receives comments and determines that changes to the system of records notice are necessary. ADDRESSES: David J. Ambrose, Chief Security Officer/Chief Privacy Officer, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, 3201 Pennsy Drive, Warehouse “E”, Landover, MD 20785. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David J. Ambrose, Chief Security Officer/Chief Privacy Officer, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, 202-874- 6488. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Circular No. A-108, the Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service has completed a review of its Privacy Act systems of records notices to identify changes that will more accurately describe these records and is publishing an inventory of them. On October 7, 2012, the Secretary of the Treasury issued Treasury Order 136-01, establishing within the Department of the Treasury
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-19-08 and AD 2018-19-02, which applied to Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C-212-CB, C-212-CC, C-212-CD, C-212-CE, and C-212-DF airplanes. AD 2018-19-02 required repetitive inspections of the rudder pedal control system support box and shaft and applicable corrective actions; accomplishing those actions terminated the requirements of AD 2017-19- 08. This AD continues to require repetitive inspections and applicable corrective actions; and also requires a modification of the rudder pedal adjustment system; as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by a determination that a modification must be done in order to address the unsafe condition. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective April 2, 2020. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of April 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: For the material incorporated by reference (IBR) in this AD, contact the EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 89990 1000; email ADs@easa.europa.eu; internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this IBR material on the EASA website at https://ad.easa.
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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 High-Density Fiber Optic Equipment and Components Thereof, DN 3436; 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 obtained by contacting the Com
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 11391-11392] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-04010] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-636 and 731-TA-1469-1470 (Preliminary)] Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products From Brazil and China Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is [[Page 11392]]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“Commission” or “CFTC”) is proposing amendments to regulations concerning speculative position limits to conform to the Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 (“Dodd-Frank Act”) amendments to the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA” or “Act”). Among other amendments, the Commission proposes new and amended federal spot month limits for 25 physical commodity derivatives; amended single month and all-months- combined limits for most of the agricultural contracts currently subject to federal limits; new and amended definitions for use throughout the position limits regulations, including a revised definition of “bona fide hedging transactions or positions” and a new definition of “economically equivalent swaps”; amended rules governing exchange-set limit levels and grants of exemptions therefrom; a new streamlined process for bona fide hedging recognitions for purposes of federal limits; new enumerated hedges; and amendments to certain regulatory provisions that would eliminate Form 204, enabling the Commission to leverage cash-market reporting submitted directly to the exchanges. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 29, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by “Position Limits for Derivatives” and RIN 3038-AD99, by any of the followi
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