FR Alert – Covering:03/30/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the levels indicated in the “Final Results of Review” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable March 30, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 8, 2015, Commerce published its CVD order on wire rod from China in the Federal Register.\1\ On December 2, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the Order,\2\ pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\3\ Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from Charter Steel, Commercial Metals Company, EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel, Liberty Steel USA, Nucor Corporation, and Optimus Steel
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice (Notice) of receipt of an application (Application), filed on February 28, 2020, by Port Arthur LNG Phase II, LLC (PALNG Phase II). The Application requests long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume equivalent to approximately 698 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas. PALNG Phase II seeks to export this LNG from two proposed LNG trains, Trains 3 and 4 (the Expansion Project), to be built at the proposed Port Arthur LNG terminal in Jefferson County, Texas. PALNG Phase II filed the Application under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited. DATES: Protests, motions to intervene, or notices of intervention, as applicable, requests for additional procedures, and written comments are to be filed using procedures detailed in the Public Comment Procedures section no later than 4:30 p.m., Eastern time, April 29, 2020. ADDRESSES: Electronic Filing by email: fergas@hq.doe.gov. Regular Mail: U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, P.O. Box 44375, Washington, DC 20026-4375. Hand Delivery or Private Delivery S
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0002291 regarding the Building Technologies Office’s (BTO) Draft Connected Communities Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). This RFI pertains to a draft Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) planned to be issued by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office in collaboration with the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and the Office of Electricity (OE) on Connected Communities of Grid- interactive Efficient Buildings. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from utilities, industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to Grid- interactive Efficient Buildings in Connected Communities. EERE is [[Page 17570]] specifically interested in information on the draft Connected Communities FOA goals and design. DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received by 5:00pm (ET) on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to CCPilotsRFI@ee.doe.gov. Include Connected Communities in the subject of the title. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. Only
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On May 17, 2019, the United States announced joint understandings with Canada and Mexico, respectively, to eliminate tariffs imposed under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, on imports of steel and aluminum products from Canada and Mexico and to establish a process for monitoring such imports. Consistent with the joint understandings, and to enhance U.S. Government monitoring and analysis of steel imports more generally, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) publishes this proposed rule to enhance its existing Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system to allow for the effective and timely monitoring of import surges of specific steel products which will aid in the prevention of transshipment of steel products. Specifically, Commerce proposes to modify its regulations to require import license applicants to identify the country where the steel used in the manufacture of the imported steel product was melted and poured, and to release this data on an aggregate basis, as appropriate; to harmonize the scope of SIMA’s licensing requirement with the scope of steel products subject to Section 232 tariffs; to extend the SIMA system indefinitely by eliminating the regulatory provision concerning the duration of the SIMA system; and to expand eligibility for use of the low-value license for certain s
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that sodium sulfate anhydrous (sodium sulfate) from Canada is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the “Final Determination” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable March 30, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Davina Friedmann or Erin Kearney, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6312 or (202) 482-0167, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This final determination is made in accordance with section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On November 8, 2019, Commerce published the preliminary affirmative determination of sales at LTFV in the investigation of sodium sulfate from Canada, and also extended the final determination to March 23, 2020.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. On
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of forged steel fittings from India for the period of investigation January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable March 30, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Caserta, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4737. 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 November 21, 2020.\1\ On January 10, 2020, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now March 23, 2020.\2\ For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\3\ A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary
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