Exclusion of Particular Products From the Solar Products Safeguard Measure, 27684-27685 [2019-12476]

Download as PDF 27684 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 114 / Thursday, June 13, 2019 / Notices SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water [Docket No. USTR–2018–0001] Exclusion of Particular Products From the Solar Products Safeguard Measure Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice lists the projects approved by rule by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in DATES. DATES: April 1–30, 2019. ADDRESSES: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110–1788. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission, telephone: (717) 238–0423, ext. 1312; fax: (717) 238–2436; email: joyler@srbc.net. Regular mail inquiries may be sent to the above address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice lists the projects, described below, receiving approval for the consumptive use of water pursuant to the Commission’s approval by rule process set forth in 18 CFR 806.22(e) and § 806.22(f) for the time period specified above: SUMMARY: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Approvals by Rule Issued Under 18 CFR 806.22(f) 1. SWN Production Company, LLC.; Pad ID: Webster—1; ABR–20090401.R2; Franklin Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.9999 mgd; Approval Date: April 11, 2019. 2. SWN Production Company, LLC.; Pad ID: Holbrook #1; ABR– 20090402.R2; Liberty Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 3.9990 mgd; Approval Date: April 11, 2019. 3. SWN Production Company, LLC.; Pad ID: Turner—1; ABR–20090403.R2; Middletown Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 3.9990 mgd; Approval Date: April 11, 2019. 4. SWN Production Company, LLC; Pad ID: Fiondi—1; ABR–20090404.R2; Bridgewater Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 3.0010 mgd; Approval Date: April 11, 2019. Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806 and 808. Dated: June 10, 2019. Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–12509 Filed 6–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Jun 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of product exclusions. AGENCY: On January 23, 2018, the President imposed a safeguard measure on imports of certain solar products pursuant to a Section 201 investigation. On February 14, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (Trade Representative) established a procedure to request product-specific exclusions from application of the safeguard measure. On September 19, 2018, the Trade Representative granted certain of those exclusion requests. This notice announces the Trade Representative’s determination to grant additional exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice. The Trade Representative will not further consider exclusion requests that were not granted in this or the September 19 notices. This action is without prejudice to the Trade Representative’s authority to grant exclusions if there is another round of requests for exclusion. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of June 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victor Mroczka, Office of WTO and Multilateral Affairs, at vmroczka@ ustr.eop.gov or (202) 395–9450, or Dax Terrill, Office of General Counsel, at Dax.Terrill@ustr.eop.gov or (202) 395– 4739. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background On January 23, 2018, the President, issued Proclamation 9693 (83 FR 3541) to impose a safeguard measure with respect to certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and other products (CSPV products) containing these cells. The Proclamation directed the Trade Representative to establish procedures for interested persons to request the exclusion of particular products from the safeguard measure. It also authorized the Trade Representative, in consultation with the Secretaries of Commerce and Energy, to exclude particular products and modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) upon publication of a determination in the Federal Register. On February 14, 2018, the Trade Representative issued a notice setting PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 out the procedure to request product exclusions, and opened a public docket. See 83 FR 6670 (the February 14 notice). Under the February 14 notice, requests for exclusion were to identify the particular product in terms of its physical characteristics, such as dimensions, wattage, material composition, or other distinguishing characteristics, that differentiate it from other products that are subject to the safeguard measure. The notice provided that the Trade Representative would not consider requests identifying the product at issue in terms of the identity of the producer, importer, or ultimate consumer; the country of origin; or trademarks or tradenames. It also noted that the Trade Representative would only grant exclusions that did not undermine the objectives of the safeguard measure. The February 14 notice provided for consideration of submissions requesting an exclusion that were filed no later than March 16, 2018. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) received 48 product exclusion requests and 213 subsequent comments responding to various requests. The exclusion requests generally fell into seven categories: (1) Products that consist of attachments or other parts that can be mounted to solar products; (2) products that constitute 72-cell or greater panels; (3) products with particular configurations for additional performance; (4) products with specialized functions; (5) consumer and specialty products; (6) bifacial panels and bifacial solar cells; and (7) solar cells without busbars or gridlines and panels containing these solar cells. On September 19, 2018, the Trade Representative granted certain product exclusion requests with a determination in the Federal Register (83 FR 47393). B. Determination To Grant Certain Exclusions Based on an evaluation of the factors set out in the February 14 notice, which are summarized above, the Trade Representative has determined to grant the product exclusions set out in the Annex to this notice. C. Remaining Requests Not Addressed in This Notice USTR has completed review of all exclusion requests received in response to the February 14 notice. The Trade Representative will not further consider exclusion requests that were not granted in this or the September 19 notices. This action is without prejudice to the Trade Representative’s authority to grant exclusions if USTR initiates another round of requests for exclusion. E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 114 / Thursday, June 13, 2019 / Notices D. Future Exclusion Requests The Trade Representative is not entertaining additional exclusion requests at this time. However, USTR will monitor developments in the U.S. market for CSPV products and, if warranted, provide an opportunity to submit additional requests for exclusion at a future date. Annex Effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 13, 2019, U.S. note 18 to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) is modified by inserting the following new subdivisions in numerical sequence at the end of subdivision (c)(iii): ‘‘(15) bifacial solar panels that absorb light and generate electricity on each side of the panel and that consist of only bifacial solar cells that absorb light and generate electricity on each side of the cells; (16) flexible fiberglass solar panels without glass components other than fiberglass, such panels having power outputs ranging from 250 to 900 watts; (17) solar panels consisting of solar cells arranged in rows that are laminated in the panel and that are separated by more than 10 mm, with an optical film spanning the gaps between all rows that is designed to direct sunlight onto the solar cells, and not including panels that lack said optical film or only have a white or other backing layer that absorbs or scatters sunlight.’’ Jeffrey Gerrish, Deputy United States Trade Representative, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2019–12476 Filed 6–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F9–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. 2018–80] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Jun 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before July 3, 2019. DATES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2018–0864 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at (202) 493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. ADDRESSES: Jake Troutman, (202) 683–7788, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of SUMMARY: this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27685 Issued in Washington, DC, on June 7, 2019. James M. Crotty, Acting Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition For Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2018–0864. Petitioner: American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: §§ 61.113(a) & (b); 61.133(a); 91.7(a); 91.9(b)(2); 91.103(b)(1); 91.119(c); 91.121; 91.151; 91.203(a) & (b); 91.405(a); 91.407(a)(1); 91.409(a)(2); 91.417(a) & (b). Description of Relief Sought: The proposed exemption, if granted, would allow the commercial operation of the HX8 XXL octocopter unmanned aircraft system, manufactured by Harris Aerial, weighing not more than 150 pounds for the purpose of conducting critical infrastructure operations during routine operations and in emergency support operations in conjunction with emergency first responders. Routine operations include asset inspection and mapping, construction support, and custom sensor deployment. Emergency operations include locating and sensing outages and disaster recovery support. The pilot in command will hold, at minimum, a part 107 Operator’s Certificate, a Private Pilot Knowledge Test Certificate, a Third-Class Medical Certificate, and will have completed the Private Pilot Ground School. [FR Doc. 2019–12444 Filed 6–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0006] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt nine individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Docket No. USTR-2018-0001]


Exclusion of Particular Products From the Solar Products 
Safeguard Measure

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice of product exclusions.

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SUMMARY: On January 23, 2018, the President imposed a safeguard measure 
on imports of certain solar products pursuant to a Section 201 
investigation. On February 14, 2018, the United States Trade 
Representative (Trade Representative) established a procedure to 
request product-specific exclusions from application of the safeguard 
measure. On September 19, 2018, the Trade Representative granted 
certain of those exclusion requests. This notice announces the Trade 
Representative's determination to grant additional exclusion requests, 
as specified in the Annex to this notice. The Trade Representative will 
not further consider exclusion requests that were not granted in this 
or the September 19 notices. This action is without prejudice to the 
Trade Representative's authority to grant exclusions if there is 
another round of requests for exclusion.

DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of 
June 13, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victor Mroczka, Office of WTO and 
Multilateral Affairs, at [email protected] or (202) 395-9450, or 
Dax Terrill, Office of General Counsel, at [email protected] or 
(202) 395-4739.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    On January 23, 2018, the President, issued Proclamation 9693 (83 FR 
3541) to impose a safeguard measure with respect to certain crystalline 
silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and other products (CSPV products) 
containing these cells. The Proclamation directed the Trade 
Representative to establish procedures for interested persons to 
request the exclusion of particular products from the safeguard 
measure. It also authorized the Trade Representative, in consultation 
with the Secretaries of Commerce and Energy, to exclude particular 
products and modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) upon publication of a determination in the Federal Register.
    On February 14, 2018, the Trade Representative issued a notice 
setting out the procedure to request product exclusions, and opened a 
public docket. See 83 FR 6670 (the February 14 notice). Under the 
February 14 notice, requests for exclusion were to identify the 
particular product in terms of its physical characteristics, such as 
dimensions, wattage, material composition, or other distinguishing 
characteristics, that differentiate it from other products that are 
subject to the safeguard measure. The notice provided that the Trade 
Representative would not consider requests identifying the product at 
issue in terms of the identity of the producer, importer, or ultimate 
consumer; the country of origin; or trademarks or tradenames. It also 
noted that the Trade Representative would only grant exclusions that 
did not undermine the objectives of the safeguard measure.
    The February 14 notice provided for consideration of submissions 
requesting an exclusion that were filed no later than March 16, 2018. 
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) received 48 product 
exclusion requests and 213 subsequent comments responding to various 
requests. The exclusion requests generally fell into seven categories: 
(1) Products that consist of attachments or other parts that can be 
mounted to solar products; (2) products that constitute 72-cell or 
greater panels; (3) products with particular configurations for 
additional performance; (4) products with specialized functions; (5) 
consumer and specialty products; (6) bifacial panels and bifacial solar 
cells; and (7) solar cells without busbars or gridlines and panels 
containing these solar cells.
    On September 19, 2018, the Trade Representative granted certain 
product exclusion requests with a determination in the Federal Register 
(83 FR 47393).

B. Determination To Grant Certain Exclusions

    Based on an evaluation of the factors set out in the February 14 
notice, which are summarized above, the Trade Representative has 
determined to grant the product exclusions set out in the Annex to this 
notice.

C. Remaining Requests Not Addressed in This Notice

    USTR has completed review of all exclusion requests received in 
response to the February 14 notice. The Trade Representative will not 
further consider exclusion requests that were not granted in this or 
the September 19 notices. This action is without prejudice to the Trade 
Representative's authority to grant exclusions if USTR initiates 
another round of requests for exclusion.

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D. Future Exclusion Requests

    The Trade Representative is not entertaining additional exclusion 
requests at this time. However, USTR will monitor developments in the 
U.S. market for CSPV products and, if warranted, provide an opportunity 
to submit additional requests for exclusion at a future date.

Annex

    Effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from a 
warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time 
on June 13, 2019, U.S. note 18 to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) is modified by 
inserting the following new subdivisions in numerical sequence at the 
end of subdivision (c)(iii):
    ``(15) bifacial solar panels that absorb light and generate 
electricity on each side of the panel and that consist of only bifacial 
solar cells that absorb light and generate electricity on each side of 
the cells;
    (16) flexible fiberglass solar panels without glass components 
other than fiberglass, such panels having power outputs ranging from 
250 to 900 watts;
    (17) solar panels consisting of solar cells arranged in rows that 
are laminated in the panel and that are separated by more than 10 mm, 
with an optical film spanning the gaps between all rows that is 
designed to direct sunlight onto the solar cells, and not including 
panels that lack said optical film or only have a white or other 
backing layer that absorbs or scatters sunlight.''

Jeffrey Gerrish,
Deputy United States Trade Representative, Office of the U.S. Trade 
Representative.
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