FR Alert – Covering:03/29/2019

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver from Store It Cold, which seeks a waiver from the test procedure used for determining the efficiency of walk-in cooler refrigeration system basic models. Store It Cold seeks to use an alternate test procedure to address issues involved in testing certain basic models identified in its petition. Store It Cold asserts in its petition that for the specified [deg]CoolBot[supreg] Walk-In Cooler refrigeration system basic models taking “refrigerant- side” measurements with refrigerant mass flow meters yields results that are unrepresentative of the basic models’ true energy consumption characteristics and provides materially inaccurate comparative data. Accordingly, Store It Cold seeks to test and rate the basic models identified in its petition using its recommended alternate test procedure, in which the refrigeration capacity is measured using psychrometric “air-side” measurements. This document announces that DOE is granting Store It Cold with an interim waiver from DOE’s walk-in cooler refrigeration system test procedure for the specified basic models, subject to use of the alternate test procedure as set forth in the Interim Waiver Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Store It Cold’s petition and its suggest
[19-06100][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) gives notice of a Decision and Order (Case Number 2018-009) that grants to TCL air conditioner (zhongshan) Co., Ltd. (“TCL AC”), a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the energy efficiency of specified central air conditioners and heat pumps. TCL AC is required to test and rate specified basic models of its central air conditioners and heat pumps in accordance with the alternate test procedure specified in the Decision and Order. DATES: The Decision and Order is effective on March 29, 2019. The Decision and Order will terminate upon the compliance date of any future amendment to the test procedure for central air conditioners and heat pumps located at 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix M that addresses the issues presented in this waiver. At such time, TCL AC must use the relevant test procedure for this product for any testing to demonstrate compliance with the applicable standards, and any other representations of energy use. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC, 20585-0121. E-mail: AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov. Mr. Pete Cochran, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of 
[19-06099][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to comment on proposed or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning OFAC’s Electronic License Application Form TD-F 90-22.54, which is referred to throughout this Notice as the “OFAC Application for the Release of Blocked Funds.” DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 28, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions on the website for submitting comments. Refer to Docket Number OFAC-2019-0001 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1505-0170. Fax: Attn: Request for Comments (OFAC Application for the Release of Blocked Funds) 202-622-1759. Refer to Docket Number OFAC-2019-0001 and the OMB control number 1505-0170. Mail: Attn: Request for Comments (OFAC Application for the Release of Blocked Funds), Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20220. Refer 
[19-06084][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List 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 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; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & [[Page 12037]] Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; or the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202-622-2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability
[19-06074][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge’s (“ALJ”) initial determination (“ID”) (Order No. 13) terminating the investigation based on settlement. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Pitcher Fisherow, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2737. 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 on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on October 4, 2018, based on a complaint, as supplemented, filed on behalf of ResMed Corp
[19-06045][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has instituted a formal enforcement proceeding related to cease and desist orders issued in the above-captioned investigation. 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’s TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted an investigation on May 23, 2017, based on a complaint filed by iRobot Corporation of Bedford, Massachusetts (“iRobot”). 82 FR 23593-94. The complaint, as supplemented, alleged violations of section 337 of t
[19-06044][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 12001] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06070] [[Page 12001]] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1410 (Final)] Rubber Bands From Thailand; Supplemental Schedule for the Subject Investigation AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. ———————————————————————–
[19-06070][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. 8) of the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”) granting Complainant’s motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation (“NOI”). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Houda Morad, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-4716. 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 on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 13, 2018, the Commission instituted this investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (`
[19-06047][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has found a violation of section 337 in this investigation and has issued a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. The remedial orders are suspended as to claim 17 of U.S. Patent No. 7,029,774 pending final resolution of a validity issue. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Chen, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2392. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for [[Page 11999]] 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 on (202) 205-1810.
[19-06046][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On March 7, 2019, the Department of Commerce published notice in the Federal Register of a final negative determination regarding the subsidization of imports of rubber bands by the government of Thailand (84 FR 8302). Accordingly, the countervailing duty investigation concerning rubber bands from Thailand (Investigation No. 701-TA-600 (Final)) is terminated. DATES: March 7, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher W. Robinson (202-205- 2542), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained 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 this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Authority: This investigation is being terminated under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 and pursuant to section 207.40(a) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.40(a)). This n
[19-06066][Full Article] [PDF]