FR Alert – Covering:02/28/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 11965-11966] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-04122] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-533-891, A-580-904] Forged Steel Fittings From India and the Republic of Korea: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable February 28, 2020. 
[20-04122][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 (EAPA), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) received a covered merchandise referral from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in connection with a CBP EAPA investigation concerning the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People’s Republic of China (China). In accordance with EAPA, Commerce intends to determine whether the merchandise subject to the referral is covered by the scope of this order and promptly transmit its determination to CBP. Commerce is providing notice of the referral and inviting participation from interested parties. DATES: Applicable February 28, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun, 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) 482-5760. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 24, 2016, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 was signed into law, which contains Title IV–Prevention of Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders (short title
[20-04118][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)(5)(C) 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, and Transmittal 20-0D. Dated: February 25, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 11977]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN28FE20.000 Transmittal No. 20-0D REPORT OF ENHANCEMENT OR UPGRADE OF SENSITIVITY OF TECHNOLOGY OR CAPABILITY (SEC. 36(B)(5)(C), AECA) 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) 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 20-02, Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: February 25, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [[Page 11979]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN28FE20.001 BILLING CODE 5001-03-P Transmittal No. 20-02 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of Australia
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

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. DATES: Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than April 28, 2020) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0083 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Email. Submit comments to: CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177. 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, Washingto
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of State (the Department) is publishing this notice pursuant to Executive Order 13891 to announce and describe the public-facing portal that will contain the Department’s Guidance Documents, as described under the Executive Order. DATES: The Guidance Portal is available as of February 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: If a member of the public wishes to provide a comment on any Guidance Document included on the portal, or suggestions for operation of the site, he or she can submit the comment to guidance@state.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Kottmyer, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, 202-647-2318, kottmyeram@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 3 of Executive Order 13891, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents, dated October 9, 2019 (the Executive Order), the Department of State has established a portal that contains or links to all Department documents that qualify as “Guidance Documents” under the Executive Order. The URL for this searchable Guidance Portal is https://state.gov/guidance. Pursuant to Sections 2 and 7 of the Executive Order, certain documents are not linked to or included on the Department’s Guidance Portal. Such documents include, but are not limited to, those that pertain to “foreign or military affairs, or to a national sec
[20-04101][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation (Department or DOT) is seeking comment in this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on a proposal that would codify definitions for the terms “unfair” and “deceptive” in the Department’s regulations implementing its aviation consumer protection statute. While codifying these definitions into the Department’s regulations would be new, the proposed definitions of “unfair” and “deceptive” reflect the Department’s longstanding interpretation of the terms. This proposal would also require the [[Page 11882]] Department to articulate in future enforcement orders the basis for concluding that a practice is unfair or deceptive where no existing regulation governs the practice in question, state the basis for its conclusion that a practice is unfair or deceptive when it issues discretionary aviation consumer protection regulations, and apply formal hearing procedures for discretionary aviation consumer protection rulemakings. In addition, this proposal would codify the longstanding practice of the Department’s Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings to offer airlines and ticket agents the opportunity to be heard and present relevant evidence before any determination is made on how to resolve a matter involving a potential unfair or deceptive practice. The proposal is intended to provi
[20-03836][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof (wooden cabinets and vanities) 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). The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed in the “Final Determination Margins” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable February 28, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, Rachel Greenberg, or Eliza Siordia, 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- 2593, (202) 482-0652, or (202) 482-3878, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 9, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination in this investigation.\1\ On November 14, 2019, Commerce published the Amended Preliminary Determination.\2\ The petitioner is the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance. The mandatory respondents in this investigation are The Ancientree Cabinet Co., Ltd. (Ancientree),
[20-04121][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (“ID”) (Order No. 32) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”) amending the complaint and notice of investigation, and terminating the investigation with respect to EPrinter Solution LLC of Pomona, California (“EPrinter”) and IFree E-Commerce Co. [[Page 12016]] of Kowloon, Hong Kong (“IFree”) based on a partial withdrawal of the complaint. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Needham, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5468. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or 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 (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’
[20-04108][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”) of the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”) terminating this investigation as to certain respondents and granting leave to amend the complaint and notice of investigation to add a respondent. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Traud, 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 are or 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 https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (“EDIS”) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal, telephone 202-205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 8, 2019, the Commission instituted this investigation based on a com
[20-04109][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and/or exporters of wooden cabinets and vanities and componets thereof (wooden cabinets and vanities) from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable February 28, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Neuman or Benito Ballesteros, 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) 482-0486 or (202) 482-7425, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 12, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination in this investigation.\1\ The petitioner is the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance. In addition to the Government of China (GOC), the mandatory respondents in this investigation are The Ancientree Cabinet Co., Ltd. (Ancientree), Dalian Meisen Woodworking Co., Ltd. (Meisen), and Rizhao Foremost Woodwork Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Foremost). —————————————————————————
[20-04120][Full Article] [PDF]