Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance, 33912-33913 [2019-15010]

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AGENCY: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firms’ workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [6/19/2019 through 7/8/2019] Firm address Exact Precision, Inc ................................. 1872 Commerce Park East, Lancaster, PA 17601. 401 South 1st Street, #201, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. 117 Greystone Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502. AU Cornerstone, Inc ................................ SML Packaging, LLC ............................... jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Date accepted for investigation Firm name Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Jul 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 6/24/2019 6/26/2019 7/2/2019 submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Product(s) The firm manufactures metal parts for machinery and equipment. The firm manufactures jewelry and provides jewelry repair services. The firm manufactures machinery for packing boxes. Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. These petitions are E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 16, 2019 / Notices received pursuant to section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. through the issuance of a Charging Letter to Respondents that alleges that Respondents have violated the Regulations.2 Aazad and Emad-Vaez are Iranian nationals and naturalized citizens of the United States, with last known addresses in Los Altos Hills, California; Ghareh Sabz Co. is an Iranian company, with last known addresses in Tehran, Iran. Specifically, the charge is: Irette Patterson, Program Analyst. Charge 1 15 CFR 764.2(d)— Conspiracy To Export an Item From the United States to Iran Without the Required U.S. Government Authorization [FR Doc. 2019–15010 Filed 7–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Docket Number: 18–BIS–0001] In the Matter of: Pouran Aazad, a.k.a. Pouran Azad, a.k.a. Pourandokt Aazad, a.k.a Pourandokt Azad, 27333 Ursula Lane, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022; Sadr Emad-Vaez, a.k.a. Seid Sadredin Emad Vaez 27333 Ursula Lane, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022; Ghareh Sabz Co., a.k.a. Ghare Sabz Co., a.k.a. GHS Technology, No. 446 Farjam St., Resalat Square, Tehran, Iran and No. 25, East Farjam Ave., Resalat Square, Tehran, Iran, Respondents; Order Relating to Pouran Aazad, Sadr EmadVaez and Ghareh Sabz Co. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES The Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘BIS’’), has notified Pouran Aazad, a.k.a. Pouran Azad, a.k.a. Pourandokt Aazad, a.k.a. Pourandokt Azad (‘‘Aazad’’), Sadr Emad-Vaez, a.k.a. Seid Sadredin Emad Vaez (‘‘Emad-Vaez’’), and Ghareh Sabz Co., a.k.a. Ghare Sabz Co., a.k.a. GHS Technology (‘‘Ghareh Sabz Co.’’) (collectively ‘‘Respondents’’) that it has initiated an administrative proceeding against them pursuant to Section 766.3 of the Export Administration Regulations (the ‘‘Regulations’’),1 1 The Regulations originally issued under the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended, 50 U.S.C. 4601–4623 (Supp. III 2015) (‘‘the EAA’’), which lapsed on August 21, 2001. The President, through Executive Order 13,222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), which has been extended by successive Presidential Notices, the most recent being that of August 8, 2018 (83 FR 39,871 (Aug. 13, 2018)), continued the Regulations in full force and effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2012) (‘‘IEEPA’’). On August 13, 2018, the President signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes the Export Control Reform Act of 2018, Title XVII, Subtitle B of Public Law 115–232, 132 Stat. 2208 (‘‘ECRA’’). While Section 1766 of ECRA repeals the provisions of the EAA (except for three sections which are inapplicable here), Section 1768 of ECRA provides, in pertinent part, that all rules, regulations, orders, and other VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Jul 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 1. Beginning as early as in or around November 2012, and continuing at least until on or about April 26, 2013, Aazad, Emad-Vaez, and Ghareh Sabz Co. conspired and acted in concert with others, known and unknown, to violate the Regulations and to bring about an act or acts that constitute a violation of the Regulations. The purpose of the conspiracy was to evade the longstanding and well-known U.S. embargo against Iran by purchasing a U.S.-origin micro-drill press for export to Iran and causing the export of this item to Iran, via transshipment through the United Arab Emirates (‘‘UAE’’), without the required U.S. Government authorization. 2. Based upon information and belief, Aazad and Emad-Vaez were at all times pertinent hereto Iranian nationals and naturalized citizens of the United States who lived variously in both Tehran, Iran and Northern California. Aazad held herself out as the Chief Financial Officer of Ghareh Sabz Co., while Emad-Vaez described himself as the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer. 3. The conspiracy led to the unauthorized attempted export of a highly-accurate micro drill press with a video edge finder, process inspection camera, and spray mister system from the United States to Iran, via transshipment through the UAE. The micro drill press is subject to the forms of administrative action that were made or issued under the EAA, including as continued in effect pursuant to IEEPA, and were in effect as of ECRA’s date of enactment (August 13, 2018), shall continue in effect according to their terms until modified, superseded, set aside, or revoked through action undertaken pursuant to the authority provided under ECRA. 2 The Regulations are currently codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 15 CFR parts 730– 774 (2019). The charged violation occurred in 2012 through 2013. The Regulations governing the violation at issue are found in the 2012 through 2013 versions of the Code of Federal Regulations (15 CFR parts 730–774 (2012–2013)). The 2019 Regulations set forth the procedures that apply to this matter. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33913 Regulations, designated as EAR99,3 and valued at $15,199. This item also is subject to the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (‘‘ITSR’’), administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’).4 4. Section 746.7 of the Regulations has long provided, including at all times pertinent hereto, that no person may engage in the export or reexport of any item subject to both the Regulations and the ITSR without authorization from OFAC. 15 CFR 746.7 (2012–2013, 2018). Section 560.204 of the ITR in turn has long prohibited, including at all times pertinent hereto, the unauthorized export, reexport, sale or supply, directly or indirectly, of any item from the United States to Iran. This broad prohibition includes the export, reexport, sale, or supply of any item from the United States to a third country, such as the UAE, undertaken with knowledge or reason to know that the item was intended for supply, transshipment, or reexportation, directly or indirectly, to Iran. 31 CFR 560.204 (2012–2013).5 5. As further detailed below, Respondents sought out a U.S.-origin drill press for purchase and export to Iran. On or about November 12, 2012, in response to a request from Ghareh Sabz Co., the U.S. manufacturer of the micro drill press sent Ghareh Sabz Co. a price quote for the micro drill press and its parts and components. That same day, the Ghareh Sabz Co. employee forwarded the quote and specifications to another Ghareh Sabz Co. employee and to Aazad and Emad-Vaez, with the message that ‘‘The forwarded documents include a quotation for Micro-Drill Machine!’’ 6. On or about November 17, 2012, a purchasing agent at Ghareh Sabz Co. sent the U.S. manufacturer instructions for the order along with requests for a price discount and promises to send a purchase order. The same purchasing agent later sent the U.S. manufacturer a purchase order, dated February 12, 2013, on Ghareh Sabz Co. letterhead. The purchase order listed the drill press 3 EAR99 is a designation for items subject to the Regulations but not listed on the Commerce Control List. 15 CFR 734.3(c) (2012–2013). 4 See 31 CFR 560 (2012–2013). The ITSR were known as the Iranian Transactions Regulations (‘‘ITR’’) until October 22, 2012. By final rule published and effective on that date, OFAC changed the heading of 31 CFR part 560 from the ‘‘Iranian Transactions Regulations’’ to the ‘‘Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations,’’ amended the renamed ITSR, and reissued them in their entirety. See 77 FR 64,664 (Oct. 22, 2012). 31 CFR part 560 remained (and remains) the same in pertinent part. 5 See note 4, supra. E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 136 (Tuesday, July 16, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33912-33913]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15010]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To 
Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice and opportunity for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received 
petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade 
Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has 
initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into 
the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those 
produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the total or 
partial separation of the firms' workers, or threat thereof, and to a 
decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

   List of Petitions Received by EDA for Certification of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
                                          [6/19/2019 through 7/8/2019]
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                                                                       Date accepted
                Firm name                        Firm address               for               Product(s)
                                                                       investigation
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Exact Precision, Inc....................  1872 Commerce Park East,         6/24/2019  The firm manufactures
                                           Lancaster, PA 17601.                        metal parts for machinery
                                                                                       and equipment.
AU Cornerstone, Inc.....................  401 South 1st Street,            6/26/2019  The firm manufactures
                                           #201, Mount Vernon, WA                      jewelry and provides
                                           98273.                                      jewelry repair services.
SML Packaging, LLC......................  117 Greystone Drive,              7/2/2019  The firm manufactures
                                           Lynchburg, VA 24502.                        machinery for packing
                                                                                       boxes.
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    Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may 
request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing 
must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Division, Room 
71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days 
following publication of this notice. These petitions are

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received pursuant to section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended.
    Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA's regulations at 13 
CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of 
Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program 
under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment 
Assistance for Firms.

Irette Patterson,
Program Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2019-15010 Filed 7-15-19; 8:45 am]
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