FR Alert – Covering:07/29/2019

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) hereby publishes a list of scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made between Apri1 1, 2018, and June 30, 2018, inclusive. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce regulations provide that the Secretary will publish in the Federal Register a list of scope rulings on a quarterly basis.\1\ Our most recent notification of scope rulings was published on July 16, 2019.\2\ This current notice covers all scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made by Enforcement and Compliance between April 1, 2018, and June 30, 2018, inclusive. ————————————————————————— \1\ See 19 CFR 351.225(o). \2\ See Notice of Scope Rulings, 84 FR 33915 (July 16, 2019). —————————————————————————
[19-16039][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with June anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Applicable July 29, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482- 4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with June anniversary dates. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by Commerce discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time. 
[19-16038][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) is initiating an effort to determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for evaporatively-cooled commercial package air conditioners and water-cooled commercial package air conditioners (referred to as evaporatively-cooled commercial unitary air conditioners (ECUACs) and water-cooled commercial unitary air conditioners (WCUACs) in this document, respectively). Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, DOE must review these standards at least once every six years and publish either a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NOPR”) to propose new standards for ECUACs and WCUACs or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need to be amended. This request for information (“RFI”) solicits information from the public to help DOE determine whether amended standards for ECUACs and WCUACs would result in significant additional conservation of energy and whether such standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including topics not raised in this RFI). DATES: Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before September 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit co
[19-16048][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that agencies publish notice of an advisory committee meeting in the Federal Register. [[Page 36596]] DATES: DOE will hold a public meeting on August 8, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Washington, DC. The meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar. See the Public Participation section of this notice for webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Please see the Public Participation section of this notice for additional information on attending the public meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Cymbalsky, ASRAC Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121, Email: asrac@ee.doe.gov.
[19-16049][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 28, 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 OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: AMAD-ARM-PPM, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018-0012 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_Coll@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358-2503. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and 
[19-15987][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod (steel threaded rod) from India for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable July 29, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen, 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) 482-3251. 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 March 19, 2019.\1\ On April 25, 2019, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination in this investigation to July 22, 2019.\2\ —————————————————————————
[19-16037][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on June 21, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of United Plastic Molders, Inc. of Jackson, Mississippi. Supplements to the complaint were filed on June 28, 2019, and July 19, 2019. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain fish- handling pliers and packaging thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,256,923 (“the ‘923 patent”); and infringement of U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,980,923 (the ‘923 mark”) and U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,435,944 (“the ‘944 mark”). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the [[Page 36621]] alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office
[19-16025][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod (steel threaded rod) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2018 [[Page 36579]] through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable July 29, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer or Allison Hollander, 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) 482-0410 or (202) 482-2805, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section
[19-16036][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-612-613 and 731-TA-1429-1430 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether 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 polyester textured yarn from China and India, provided for in subheadings 5402.33.30 and 5402.33.60 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) to be subsidized and sold at less-than-fair-value. DATES: July 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlie Cummings (708-1666), 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 Commission’s TDD terminal on 202-205- 1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 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 these invest
[19-16004][Full Article] [PDF]