FR Alert – Covering:01/31/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, Commerce finds that the revocation of the antidumping duty order on monosodium glutamate (MSG) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the “Final Results of Review” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable January 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith, 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) 482-5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 1, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the antidumping duty order on MSG from China \1\ pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On October 15, 2019, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc. (the domestic interested party), a U.S. producer and wholesaler of a domestic like product, within the 15-day deadline specified in 19 CFR
[20-01834][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) gives notice of a Decision and Order (Case Number 2019-003) that grants to Signify North America Corporation (“Signify”) a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the energy consumption of specified basic models of illuminated exit signs. Signify is required to test and rate the specified basic models of its illuminated exit signs in accordance with the alternate test procedure specified in the Decision and Order. DATES: The Decision and Order is effective on January 31, 2020. The Decision and Order will terminate upon the compliance date of any future amendment to the test procedure for illuminated exit signs located at 10 CFR 431.204 that addresses the issues presented in this waiver. At such time, Signify must use the relevant test procedure for this equipment 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. Email: AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov. Ms. Jennifer Tiedeman, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, Mail Stop GC-33, Forrestal Buil
[20-01848][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a Decision and Order (Case Number 2019-006) that grants to Bradford White Corporation (BWC) a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the energy efficiency of the specified basic model of consumer water heaters. Under the Decision and Order, BWC is required to test and rate the specified basic model of its consumer water heaters in accordance with the alternate test procedure specified in this Decision and Order. DATES: The Decision and Order is effective on January 31, 2020. The Decision and Order will terminate upon the compliance date of any future amendment to the test procedure for consumer water heaters located at 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix E that addresses the issues presented in this waiver. At such time, BWC 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. Telephone: (202) 287-1604. Email: AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov. Mr. Eric Stas, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the Gen
[20-01847][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 5720] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-01751] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–ODPI, Inc. Notice is hereby given that on January 6, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), ODPi, Inc. (“ODPi”) 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, Syncsort
[20-01751][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 5719-5720] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-01853] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Southwest Research Institute–Cooperative Research Group on Mechanical Stratigraphy and Natural Deformation in the Permian Strata of Texas and New Mexico: Implications for Exploitation of the Permian Basin–Phase 2 Notice is hereby given that, on January 10, 2020, 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 Mechanical Stratigraphy and Natural Deformation in the Permian Strata of Texas and New Mexico:
[20-01853][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 5706] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-01820] [[Page 5706]] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– 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 15, 2020, 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
[20-01820][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 5720-5721] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-01823] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–National Armaments Consortium Notice is hereby given that, on January 10, 2020, 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 Armaments Consortium (“NAC”) 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.
[20-01823][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. 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 date(s) sanctions become effective. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; or the Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (www.treas.gov/ofac).
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Following receipt of a request dated December 19, 2019 from the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means (Committee) under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. 332-575: Seafood Obtained via Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing: U.S. Imports and Economic Impact on U.S. Commercial Fisheries. DATES: April 21, 2020: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. April 30, 2020: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and statements. May 12, 2020: Public hearing. May 22, 2020: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements. June 26, 2020: Deadline for filing all other written submissions. December 21, 2020: Transmittal of Commission report to the Committee. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov/edis3-internal/app.
[20-01799][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 5705] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-01822] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-622 and 731-TA-1448 (Final)] Dried Tart Cherries From Turkey; Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), that an industry in the United States is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey, provided for in subheading 0813.40.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (“LTFV”), and to be subsidized
[20-01822][Full Article] [PDF]