FR Alert – Covering:08/28/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 53322] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-19003] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 2102] Approval for Production Authority, Foreign-Trade Zone 134, Wacker Polysilicon North America, LLC (Polysilicon), Charleston, Tennessee Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act provides for “. . . the establishment . . . of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the 
[20-19003][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This rule prescribes special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off- reservation trust lands, and ceded lands. This rule responds to tribal requests for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter “Service” or “we”) recognition of their authority to regulate hunting under established guidelines. This rule allows the establishment of season bag limits and, thus, harvest at levels compatible with populations and habitat conditions. DATES: This rule takes effect on August 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may inspect comments received on the migratory bird hunting regulations at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ- MB-2019-0004. You may obtain copies of referenced reports from the Division of Migratory Bird Management’s website at http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/, or at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ- MB-2019-0004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerome Ford, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, (202) 208-1050. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) of July 3, 1918 (16 U.S.C. 703 
[20-17692][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 20-32 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: August 24, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 53346]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN28AU20.012 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 20-32 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended 
[20-18960][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 53399] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-18989] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–OpenJS Foundation Notice is hereby given that, on August 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”), OpenJS Foundation 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 
[20-18989][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 53399-53400] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-18980] ———————————————————————– 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 July 27, 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. Specifically, Anduril 
[20-18980][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 53400-53401] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-18973] ———————————————————————– 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 July 21, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. Section 4301 et 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, Impact Business 
[20-18973][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 53401] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-18979] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Medical CBRN Defense Consortium Notice is hereby given that, on July 30, 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”), Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (“MCDC”) 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. 
[20-18979][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 53400] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-18987] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Notice is hereby given that, on August 17, 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”), Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (“CWMD”) 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. 
[20-18987][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 53401] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-18963] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–UHD Alliance, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on July 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”), UHD Alliance, Inc. (“UHD Alliance”) 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. 
[20-18963][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 53402] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-18978] [[Page 53402]] ———————————————————————– 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 August 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”), CHEDE-8 (“CHEDE-8”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. 
[20-18978][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document summarizes the procedures and deadlines for the upcoming auction of 3.7 GHz Service Licenses in the 3.7-3.98 GHz Band. The Auction 107 Procedures Public Notice summarized here is intended to familiarize applicants with the procedures and other requirements governing participation in Auction 107 by providing details regarding the procedures, terms, conditions, dates, and deadlines, as well as an overview of the post-auction application and payment processes. DATES: Applications to participate in Auction 107 must be submitted prior to 6 p.m. ET on September 22, 2020. Upfront payments for Auction 107 must be received by 6 p.m. ET on November 2, 2020. Bidding in Auction 107 is scheduled to begin on December 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For auction legal questions, Erik Beith or Daniel Habif in the Auctions Division of the Office of Economics and Analytics at (202) 418-0660. For general auction questions, the Auctions Hotline at (717) 338-2868. For 3.7 GHz Service questions, Anna Gentry in the Mobility Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at (202) 418-1991. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Auction 107 Procedures Public Notice, AU Docket No. 20-25, FCC 20-110, adopted on August 6, 2020, and released on August 7, 2020. The complete text of the public notice, including attac
[20-18804][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of persons whose property and interests in property have been unblocked and have been removed from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. Additionally, OFAC is publishing an update to the identifying information of a person currently included in the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for effective date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel: 202-622-2420; 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 The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (https://www.treasury.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Actions 
[20-19025][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of persons that have been placed on OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons based on OFAC’s determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for effective dates. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; 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 The list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (https://www.treasury.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Actions 
[20-19022][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: With certain exceptions, Regulation Z requires creditors to make a reasonable, good faith determination of a consumer’s ability to repay any residential mortgage loan, and loans that meet Regulation Z’s requirements for “qualified mortgages” (QMs) obtain certain protections from liability. Regulation Z contains several categories of QMs, including the General QM category and a temporary category (Temporary GSE QM loans) of loans that are eligible for purchase or guarantee by government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) while they are operating under the conservatorship or receivership of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing this proposal to create a new category of QMs (Seasoned QMs) for first-lien, fixed-rate covered transactions that have met certain performance requirements over a 36-month seasoning period, are held in portfolio until the end of the seasoning period, comply with general restrictions on product features and points and fees, and meet certain underwriting requirements. The Bureau’s primary objective with this proposal is to ensure access to responsible, affordable mortgage credit by adding a Seasoned QM definition to the existing QM definitions. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments
[20-18490][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, with no changes, a proposed rule to revise its medical regulations concerning collection and recovery by VA for medical care and services provided to an individual at a VA medical facility for treatment of a nonservice-connected condition. Specifically, this rulemaking adds a regulation that establishes the requirements VA will use to determine whether a VA medical facility has provider-based status. DATES: This final rule is effective on September 28, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Duran, Office of Community Care (10D), Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ptarmigan at Cherry Creek, Denver, CO 80209; (303) 372-4629. (This is not a toll-free number.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VA is authorized under 38 U.S.C. 1729 to recover or collect from a third party the reasonable charges for medical care or services VA furnishes to an individual for a non- service connected disability, to the extent that the individual, or the provider of care or services, would be eligible to receive payment from the third party if the care or services had not been furnished by VA. VA’s collection or recovery under section 1729 is limited to care or services furnished by VA for a nonservice-connected disability: Incurred incident to the individual’s employ
[20-17042][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 53398] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-18932] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-654-655 and 731-TA-1529-1532 (Preliminary)] Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe From Czechia, Korea, Russia, and Ukraine 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 materially injured by reason of imports of seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe from Czechia, 
[20-18932][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 53399] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-18938] [[Page 53399]] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-656 and 731-TA-1533 (Preliminary)] Certain Metal Lockers and Parts Thereof From 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 materially injured by reason of imports of certain 
[20-18938][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) has determined not to review an initial determination (“ID”) (Order No. 21) of the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”), terminating the investigation in its entirety based on a settlement agreement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Traud, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3427. 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 November 8, 2019, based on a complaint filed by Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH of the Republic of Germany and Erbe USA, Inc. of Marietta, Georgia (collectively, “Erbe”). 84 FR 60451 (Nov. 8, 2019). The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 133
[20-19012][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain non-refillable steel cylinders (non-refillable cylinders) from the People’s Republic of China (China) during the period of investigation January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable August 28, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson or John Conniff, AD/ CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4793 or (202) 482-1009, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on April 22, 2020.\1\ On June 2, 2020, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and reset the deadline to August 
[20-18991][Full Article] [PDF]