FR Alert – Covering:02/28/2019

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document announces the availability of the “Policy Guidance for Implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols” on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website, and of other related documents on DHS component websites. DATES: The policy guidance was issued on January 25, 2019. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 20, 2018, the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) announced that DHS, consistent with the Migrant Protection Protocols, would begin implementation of section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act on a wide-scale basis to resolve the migration crisis along our southern border. On January 25, 2019, the Secretary issued “Policy Guidance for Implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols.” The January 25, 2019, policy guidance is available on the DHS website at the following location: https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/19_0129_OPA_migrant-protection-protocols-policy-guidance.pdf. DHS components subsequently issued the following related documents, which are available on the DHS component websites at the following locations: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Guiding Principles for Migrant Protection Protocols (Jan. 28, 2019), available at https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2019-Jan/MPP%20Guiding%20Principles%201-28-19.pdf.
[19-03541][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on November 1, 2018, allowing for a 60-day comment period. ICE received no comments during this period. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until April 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@omb.eop.gov. All submissions must include the words “Department of Homeland Security” and the OMB Control Number 1653- 0037. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
[19-03533][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document provides notice that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of various stimulating probes. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that the United States is the country of origin of the stimulating probes for purposes of U.S. Government procurement. DATES: The final determination was issued on February 20, 2019. A copy of the final determination is attached. Any party-at-interest, as defined in 19 CFR 177.22(d), may seek judicial review of this final determination within April 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Reese, Valuation and Special Programs Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade (202-325- 0046). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that on 02/20/19, CBP issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of various stimulating probes for purposes of Title III of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979. This final determination, HQ H300744, was issued at the request of Rhythmlink International, LLC, under procedures set forth at 19 CFR part 177, subpart B, which implements Title III of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2511-18). In the final determination, CBP has concluded that, based upon the facts presented, the processing that occu
[19-03539][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 6833-6834] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03515] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–ODVA, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on January 31, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), ODVA, Inc. (“ODVA”) 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, Hirose Electric
[19-03515][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 6820] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03532] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– 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 7, 2019, 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
[19-03532][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 6821] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03534] [[Page 6821]] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Cooperative Research Group on Advanced Combustion Catalyst and Aftertreatment Technologies-II Notice is hereby given that, on February 6, 2019, 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 Aftertreatment Technologies
[19-03534][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 6824-6833] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03478] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division United States v. Learfield Communications, LLC, IMG College, LLC, and A-L Tier I LLC; 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 of America v. Learfield Communications, LLC, IMG College, LLC, and A-L Tier I LLC, Civil Action No. 1:19-cv-00389. On February 14, 2019, the United States filed a 
[19-03478][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 6820] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03535] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–American Wood Council Notice is hereby given that, on February 12, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), American Wood Council (“AWC”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing (1) the name and principal place of business of the standards development organization and (2) the nature and scope of its standards development activities. The notifications were filed for the purpose of invoking
[19-03535][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 6822] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03521] ———————————————————————– 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 28, 2019, 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 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.
[19-03521][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 6821] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03528] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Cooperative Research Group on CHEDE-VII Notice is hereby given that, on February 6, 2019, 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 CHEDE-VII (“CHEDE-VII”) 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
[19-03528][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 6824] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03522] ———————————————————————– 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 February 1, 2019, 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.
[19-03522][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 6823-6824] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03536] ———————————————————————– 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 January 31, 2019, 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.
[19-03536][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 6821-6822] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03527] ———————————————————————– 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 January 28, 2019, 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.
[19-03527][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 6834] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03523] ———————————————————————– 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, 2019, 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.
[19-03523][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 6822] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03537] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–PXI Systems Alliance, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on February 8, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), PXI Systems Alliance, Inc. (“PXI Systems”) 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.
[19-03537][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has forwarded the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress on the dates indicated on the attachments. DATES: As shown on each of the 61 letters. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Anthony M. Dearth, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State, telephone (202) 663-2836; email DDTCResponseTeam@state.gov. ATTN: Congressional Notification of Licenses. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 36(c) and 36(d), and in compliance with section 36(f), of the Arms Export Control Act. Section 36(d) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776) mandates that notifications to the Congress pursuant to sections 36(c) and 36(d) must be published in a timely manner in the Federal Register, upon transmittal to Congress. Following are such notifications to the Congress: April 16, 2018 The Honorable Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Dear Mr. Speaker: Pursuant to Section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act, I am transmitting certification of a license for the transfer of defense articles, including technical data, and defense services in the amount of $50,000,000 or more.
[19-03516][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731-TA-1435-1440 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that 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 acetone from Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain, provided for in subheading 2914.11.10 and 2914.11.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value. Unless the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by April 5, 2019. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by April 12, 2019. DATES: February 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abu Kanu (202) 205-2597, 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 Comm
[19-03477][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of cast iron soil pipe (soil pipe) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The period of investigation is January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable February 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Omar Qureshi or Annathea Cook, 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) 482-5307 or (202) 482-0250, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [[Page 6771]] Background Commerce published the Preliminary Determination on July 2, 2018.\1\ In the Preliminary Determination, Commerce aligned the final CVD determination with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty investigation, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4).
[19-03538][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that cast iron soil pipe from the People’s Republic of China (China) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is July 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable February 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Barrientos, 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) 482-2243. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 31, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination in the LTFV investigation of cast iron soil pipe from China.\1\ The sole participating mandatory respondent in this investigation is Yucheng Jiangxian Economic Development Zone HengTong Casting Co., Ltd. (HengTong). Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the closure of the Federal Government from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019. The revised deadline for the final determination of this
[19-03531][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-618-619 and 731-TA-1441- 1444 [[Page 6818]] (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that 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 carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand, provided for in subheading 7318.15.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and by reason of such imports alleged to be subsidized by the Governments of China and India. Unless the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by April 8, 2019. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by April 15, 2019. DATES: February 21, 2019.
[19-03450][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 6817] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03476] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-747 (Fourth Review)] Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico; Revised Schedule for Full Five-Year Review AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. ———————————————————————– DATES: February 22, 2019. 
[19-03476][Full Article] [PDF]

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: We are proposing a new rule under the Securities Act of 1933 that would permit issuers to engage in oral or written communications with potential investors that are, or are reasonably believed to be, qualified institutional buyers or institutional accredited investors, either prior to or following the filing of a registration statement, to determine whether such investors might have an interest in a contemplated registered securities offering. If adopted the rule would extend such accommodation currently available to emerging growth companies to all issuers. DATES: Comments should be received by April 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments Use the Commission’s internet comment forms (http://www.sec.gov/rules/proposed.shtml); or Send an email to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include File Number S7-01-19 on the subject line. Paper Comments Send paper comments in triplicate to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549-1090.
[19-03098][Full Article] [PDF]