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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 19, 2019 / Notices determination (‘‘ID’’) in this investigation. The ALJ found that a violation of section 337 has occurred. On October 24, 2018, the Commission determined to review the ID in part. 83 FR 54608–10 (October 30, 3018). On February 4, 2019, Hologic and Fujifilm filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a settlement. The motion includes both confidential and public versions of the settlement agreement, and the parties represent that there are no other agreements, written or oral, express or implied between them concerning the subject matter of the proceeding. The parties also contend that the termination of the investigation would not adversely affect the public interest. On February 8, 2019, OUII filed a response in support of the motion. The Commission has determined to grant the joint motion. The Commission finds that the private parties have complied with the Commission’s Rules, and that termination of the investigation would not adversely affect the public interest. The investigation is terminated. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: February 13, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–02671 Filed 2–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION comments, and the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the Commission determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of subject imports of truck and bus tires from China, provided for in subheadings 4011.20.1015 and 4011.20.5020 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the Department of Commerce to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and to be subsidized by the Government of China.2 In February 2017, the Commission issued negative determinations in the antidumping and countervailing duty determinations of truck and bus tires from China. Truck and Bus Tires from China, 701–TA–556 and 731–TA–1311 (Final), USITC Pub. 4673 (March 2017). Petitioner, the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO, CLC, appealed the Commission’s negative determinations to the U.S. Court of International Trade. Following briefing and oral argument, the Court, on November 1, 2018, remanded the Commission’s determinations for reconsideration by the Commission. United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Mfg., Energy, Allied Indus. and Serv. Workers Int’l Union v. United States, Slip Op. 18–151 (Ct. Int’l Trade Nov. 1, 2018). On January 30, 2019, the Commission on remand issued these affirmative determinations. By order of the Commission. Issued: February 12, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–556 and 731– TA–1311 (Final) (Remand)] [FR Doc. 2019–02602 Filed 2–15–19; 8:45 am] Truck and Bus Tires From China BILLING CODE 7020–02–P tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES Determinations The United States International Trade Commission (Commission) hereby publishes notice of its final determinations pursuant to the remand ordered by the U.S. Court of International Trade in the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of truck and bus tires from China. See Diamond Sawblades Manufacturers Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010); 19 U.S.C. 1673d(d). On the basis of the Court’s remand instructions and the parties’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Feb 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 Chairman Johanson and Commissioner Broadbent dissented, finding that an industry in the United States is neither materially injured nor threatened with material injury by reason of the subject imports. PO 00000 Frm 00093 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. TA–131–043 and TPA– 105–004] U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement: Advice on the Probable Economic Effect of Providing Duty-Free Treatment for Currently Dutiable Imports United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Change in date for transmittal of Commission report to the United States Trade Representative (USTR). AGENCY: The Commission has changed the date for transmittal of its report to the USTR in these investigations from January 24, 2018 to February 28, 2019 due to the lapse of appropriation between December 22, 2018 and January 25, 2019. DATES: February 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Justino De La Cruz (202– 205–3252 or Justino.delacruz@ustic.gov) or Deputy Project Leader Saad Ahmad (202–205–3331 or saad.ahmad@ usitc.gov) for information specific to these investigations. For information on the legal aspects of these investigations, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). 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 investigations may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission published notice of institution of the above referenced investigations in the Federal Register on November 9, 2018 (83 FR 56100, November 9, 2018). In that notice the Commission stated that it would transmit its report to the USTR by January 24, 2019. However, due to the lapse in appropriation (December 22, 2018 to January 25, 2019), the Commission will transmit its report to the USTR by February 28, 2019. All other dates pertaining to these SUMMARY: Background Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4855 E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 4856 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 19, 2019 / Notices investigations remain the same as in the notice published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2018. By order of the Commission. Issued: February 12, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–02600 Filed 2–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Invitation for Membership on Advisory Committee Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. ACTION: Request for applications. AGENCY: The Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries (Joint Board), established under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), is responsible for the enrollment of individuals who wish to perform actuarial services under ERISA. To assist in its examination duties mandated by ERISA, the Joint Board established the Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations (Advisory Committee) in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The current Advisory Committee members’ terms expire on February 28, 2019. On September 27, 2018, the Joint Board published a Federal Register notice, at 83 FR 48867, inviting applications for membership on the Advisory Committee for the upcoming term of March 1, 2019—February 28, 2021. However, the Board did not receive sufficient applications to fill all positions on the Advisory Committee; thus, it has decided to re-open the applications period. Applications made under the prior notice will continue to be considered and do not have to be resubmitted. This notice describes the Advisory Committee and invites applications from those interested in serving on the Advisory Committee for the period May 1, 2019—February 28, 2021. SUMMARY: Applications for membership on the Advisory Committee must be received by no later than March 19, 2019. tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: Applications must be sent electronically to nhqjbea@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for application requirements. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Van Osten, Designated Federal Officer, at 202–317–3648. ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Feb 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Background To qualify for enrollment to perform actuarial services under ERISA, an applicant must satisfy certain experience and knowledge requirements, which are set forth in the Joint Board’s regulations. An applicant may satisfy the knowledge requirement through the successful completion of Joint Board examinations in basic actuarial mathematics and methodology and in actuarial mathematics and methodology relating to pension plans qualifying under ERISA. The Joint Board, the Society of Actuaries, and the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries jointly offer examinations acceptable to the Joint Board for enrollment purposes and which are acceptable to the other two actuarial organizations as part of their respective examination programs 2. Scope of Advisory Committee Duties The Advisory Committee plays an integral role in the examination program by assisting the Joint Board in offering examinations that enable examination candidates to demonstrate the knowledge necessary to qualify for enrollment. The Advisory Committee’s duties, which are strictly advisory, include (1) recommending topics for inclusion on the Joint Board examinations, (2) reviewing and drafting examination questions, (3) recommending examinations, (4) reviewing examination results and recommending passing scores, and (5) providing other recommendations and advice relative to the examinations, as requested by the Joint Board. ensure that most points of view extant in the enrolled actuary profession are represented on the Advisory Committee. To that end, the Joint Board seeks to appoint several members from each of the main practice areas of the enrolled actuary profession, including small employer plans, large employer plans, and multiemployer plans. In addition, to ensure diversity of points of view, the Joint Board limits the number of members affiliated with any one actuarial organization or employed with any one firm. Membership normally will be limited to actuaries currently enrolled by the Joint Board. However, individuals having academic or other special qualifications of particular value for the Advisory Committee’s work will also be considered for membership. Federallyregistered lobbyists and individuals affiliated with Joint Board enrollment examination preparation courses are not eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee. 5. Member Designation Advisory Committee members are appointed as Special Government Employees (SGEs). As such, members are subject to certain ethical standards applicable to SGEs. Upon appointment, each member will be required to provide written confirmation that he/ she does not have a financial interest in a Joint Board examination preparation course. In addition, each member will be required to attend annual ethics training. 6. Application Requirements 3. Member Terms and Responsibilities Generally, members are appointed for a 2-year term. However, members selected pursuant to this notice will be appointed for 22 months, beginning May 1, 2019, and ending February 28, 2021. Members may seek reappointment for additional consecutive terms. Members are expected to attend approximately 4 meetings each calendar year and are reimbursed for travel expenses in accordance with applicable government regulations. In general, members are expected to devote 125 to 175 hours, including meeting time, to the work of the Advisory Committee over the course of a year. To receive consideration, an individual interested in serving on the Advisory Committee must submit (1) a signed, cover letter expressing interest in serving on the Advisory Committee and describing his/her professional qualifications, and (2) a resume and/or curriculum vitae. Applications must be submitted electronically to the attention of Ms. Elizabeth Van Osten at nhqjbea@ irs.gov. In all cases, the cover letter must contain an original signature. Applications made under the prior notice will continue to be considered and do not have to be resubmitted. Applications must be received by no later than March 12, 2019. 4. Member Selection The Joint Board seeks to appoint an Advisory Committee that is fairly balanced in terms of points of view represented and functions to be performed. Every effort is made to Dated: February 11, 2019. Thomas V. Curtin, Jr., Executive Director, Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 [FR Doc. 2019–02625 Filed 2–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 33 (Tuesday, February 19, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4855-4856]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. TA-131-043 and TPA-105-004]


U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement: Advice on the Probable Economic 
Effect of Providing Duty-Free Treatment for Currently Dutiable Imports

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Change in date for transmittal of Commission report to the 
United States Trade Representative (USTR).

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SUMMARY: The Commission has changed the date for transmittal of its 
report to the USTR in these investigations from January 24, 2018 to 
February 28, 2019 due to the lapse of appropriation between December 
22, 2018 and January 25, 2019.

DATES: February 11, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Justino De La Cruz 
(202-205-3252 or Justino.delacruz@ustic.gov) or Deputy Project Leader 
Saad Ahmad (202-205-3331 or saad.ahmad@usitc.gov) for information 
specific to these investigations. For information on the legal aspects 
of these investigations, contact William Gearhart of the Commission's 
Office of the General Counsel (202-205-3091 or 
william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret 
O'Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202-205-1819 or 
margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). 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 
investigations may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket 
(EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission published notice of 
institution of the above referenced investigations in the Federal 
Register on November 9, 2018 (83 FR 56100, November 9, 2018). In that 
notice the Commission stated that it would transmit its report to the 
USTR by January 24, 2019. However, due to the lapse in appropriation 
(December 22, 2018 to January 25, 2019), the Commission will transmit 
its report to the USTR by February 28, 2019. All other dates pertaining 
to these

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investigations remain the same as in the notice published in the 
Federal Register on November 9, 2018.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: February 12, 2019.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-02600 Filed 2-15-19; 8:45 am]
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