Request for Comments Concerning the Extension of Particular Exclusions Granted Under the March 2019 Product Exclusion Notice From the $34 Billion Action Pursuant to Section 301: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China's acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in July 2018 and granted multiple sets of exclusions. The second set of exclusions was granted in March 2019, and are scheduled to expire on March 25, 2020. The U.S. Trade Representative has decided to consider a possible extension for up to 12 months of particular exclusions granted in March 2019. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) invites public comment on whether to extend particular exclusions.
Self-Regulatory Organizations; MIAX PEARL, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend Exchange Rule 100, Definitions, Exchange Rule 503, Openings on the Exchange, Exchange Rule 515, Execution of Orders, Exchange Rule 516, Order Types, and Exchange Rule 521, Nullification and Adjustment of Options Transactions Including Obvious Errors
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board; Meetings
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, January 13-15, 2020, at the times and location listed below.
Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-401 and - 402 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that certain fuselages were delivered with nonconforming keel tension fittings and stringer end fittings. This AD requires a detailed visual inspection of stringer end fittings and keel fittings for loose or working fasteners, signs of wear, and corrosion, and repair if necessary; and a general visual inspection of the keel tension fitting and stringer end fittings, as applicable, and repairs and replacement of the keel and stringer end fittings if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
The FAA is adopting an airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-900ER series airplanes. This AD requires replacement of nonconforming head strike pads with conforming head strike pads. This AD was prompted by a report of nonconforming head strike pads on the left and right mid exit doors. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes, Model A319-111, -112, - 113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, - 131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that during a maintenance check, cracks were found in a stiffener of a certain lateral window frame. This AD requires repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking of a stiffener of a certain lateral window frame, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-16- 08, which applied to certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 IGW, and -100 ECJ airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. AD 2017-16-08 required revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by the FAA's determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 328 Support Services GmbH Model 328-100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of missing rivets on landing flap support arm 2. This AD requires an inspection of the landing flap support arms for missing rivets and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a fuel leak resulting from a crack on the left in-spar upper wing skin. This AD requires repetitive surface high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the left and right upper wing skin for any crack, repetitive general visual inspections of the upper wing skin in the adjacent rib bay areas for any crack, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-515); Comment Request; Extension
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection FERC-515 (Declaration of Intention) and submitting the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
The Secretary of Commerce, through the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA''), issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review Certificate to LAMAC on December 20, 2019.
Draft 2018-2019-2020 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations and Agency Compliance With the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on its Draft 2018-2019-2020 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations and Agency Compliance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, available at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/information- regulatory-affairs/reports/. The Draft Report is divided into two parts, the first of which is further divided into three chapters. Part I, Chapter I examines the benefits and costs of major Federal regulations issued in fiscal years 2017, 2018 and 2019. Part I, Chapter II discusses regulatory impacts on State, Local, and tribal governments, small business, wages and employment, and economic growth. Part I, Chapter III offers recommendations for regulatory reform. Part II summarizes agency compliance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. OMB requests that comments be submitted electronically to OMB by February 20, 2020, through www.regulations.gov using Docket ID OMB- 2019-0004.
Beef Promotion and Research; Reapportionment
This proposed rule would adjust representation on the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board (Board), established under the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 (Act), to reflect changes in domestic cattle inventories as well as changes in levels of imported cattle, beef, and beef products that have occurred since the Board was last reapportioned in July 2017. These adjustments are required by the Beef Promotion and Research Order (Order) and, if adopted, would result in an increase in Board membership from 99 to 101, effective with the Secretary of Agriculture's (Secretary) appointments for terms beginning early in the year 2021.
Other Real Estate Owned and Technical Amendments; Correction
On October 22, 2019, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published in the Federal Register a final rule to revise the other real estate owned rule and make related technical amendments. The final rule had an effective date of December 1, 2019. On November 21, 2019, the OCC published a correction to that final rule in the Federal Register amending the final rule's effective date to January 1, 2020. This document corrects and supplements the November 21, 2019, final rule.
Notification of Inflation Adjustments for Civil Money Penalties
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is providing notice of its maximum civil money penalties as adjusted for inflation. The inflation adjustments are required to implement the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities
The OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and FHFA (collectively, the agencies) are reopening the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2019, to amend the agencies' regulations that require swap dealers and security- based swap dealers under the agencies' respective jurisdictions to exchange margin with their counterparties for swaps that are not centrally cleared (Proposed Swap Margin Amendments). Reopening the comment period that closed on December 9, 2019, will allow interested persons additional time to analyze and comment on the Proposed Swap Margin Amendments.
Inter-American Development Bank; Notice of Application
Notice of application for an exemption under section 202(a)(11)(H) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (``Advisers Act''). Applicant: Inter-American Development Bank (``IDB'' or ``Applicant''). Relevant Advisers Act Sections: Exemption requested under section 202(a)(11)(H) of the Advisers Act from section 202(a)(11) of the Advisers Act. Summary of Application: The Applicant requests that the Commission issue an order declaring it to be a person not within the intent of Section 202(a)(11) of the Advisers Act, which defines the term ``investment adviser.'' Filing Dates: The application was filed on June 7, 2019, and amended on October 1, 2019. Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission's Secretary and serving the Applicant with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on January 14, 2019, and should be accompanied by proof of service on the Applicant, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Pursuant to Rule 0-5 under the Advisers Act, hearing requests should state the nature of the writer's interest, any facts bearing upon the desirability of a hearing on the matter, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons may request notification of a hearing by writing to the Commission's Secretary.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Plan Asset Transactions Determined by Independent Qualified Professional Asset Managers Under Prohibited Transaction Exemption 1984-14
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Plan Asset Transactions Determined by Independent Qualified Professional Asset Managers under Prohibited Transaction Exemption 1984-14,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Arms Sales Notification
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement: Brown County, Wisconsin
The FHWA is revising the March 11, 2008 Notice of Intent which advised the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) would be prepared for proposed transportation improvements in the southern part of the Green Bay metropolitan area in Brown County, Wisconsin. The FHWA will now prepare a Tier 1 EIS to evaluate the proposed improvements.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption for Certain Transactions Between Investment Companies and Employee Benefit Plans (PTE 1977-4)
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption for Certain Transactions Between Investment Companies and Employee Benefit Plans (PTE 1977-4),'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to Office of Management and Budget
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, the FCC seeks specific comment on how it might ``further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.'' The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Certain Semiconductor Devices, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof (II); Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation in its Entirety Based on a Settlement Agreement; Termination of the Investigation
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 5) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') terminating the investigation as to all respondents, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. of Hsinchu, Taiwan; TSMC North America and TSMC Technology, Inc. of San Jose, California (collectively, ``TSMC''); Broadcom Inc., Broadcom Corporation, and Cisco Systems, Inc., all of San Jose, California; NVIDIA Corporation and Arista Networks, Inc., both of Santa Clara, California; Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California; ASUSTeK Computer Inc. of Taipei, Taiwan; and Lenovo Group Ltd. of Beijing, China (collectively, ``Respondents''), based on a settlement agreement. The investigation is terminated.
Certain Semiconductor Devices and Components Thereof (I); Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination (Order No. 7) Terminating an Investigation Due to a Settlement Agreement; Termination of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (the ``Commission'') has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 7) terminating the investigation due to a settlement agreement. The investigation is terminated.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the Beneficial Ownership Requirements for Legal Entity Customers
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, FinCEN invites comment on the proposed renewal, without change, to a currently approved information collection relating to beneficial ownership requirements for legal entity customers of covered financial institutions. Under Bank Secrecy Act regulations, covered financial institutions are required to collect, and to maintain records of, the information used to identify and verify the identity of the names of the beneficial owners of their legal entity customers, subject to certain exclusions and exemptions. This request for comment is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that RMB Fasteners Ltd. and IFI & Morgan Ltd. (collectively, RMB/IFI) and Certified Products International Inc. (CPI) did not have any shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR), and that the 172 remaining companies subject to this administrative review should be treated as part of the China-wide entity because they failed to demonstrate their eligibility for a separate rate. The POR is April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that all companies subject to this administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the People's Republic of China (China) are part of the China-wide entity because none filed a separate rate application (SRA) or separate rate certification (SRC). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision
On September 6, 2019, the Court of International Trade (CIT) entered its final judgment in Sumecht NA, Inc. v. United States, Court No. 17-00244, finding that the United States Department of Commerce (Commerce) erred in setting the effective date of its Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony with a Final Determination and Notice of Amendment Final Determination of Investigation Pursuant to Court Decision (Timken Notice) pertaining to the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (certain solar cells), from the People's Republic of China (China). Pursuant to the CIT's final judgment, the effective date of Commerce's Timken Notice relative to certain entries of subject merchandise exported by Sumec Hardware Tools Co., Ltd.'s (Sumec Hardware) is November 23, 2015, which is the date of publication of the Timken Notice in the Federal Register. Accordingly, Commerce intends to instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries of subject merchandise exported by Sumec Hardware and produced by Phono Solar Technology Co., Ltd., and imported by Sumecht NA, doing business as Sumec North America (Sumecht), which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after October 15, 2015, which is ten days after the CIT's decision, through November 22, 2015, which is the day before the date of publication of Commerce's Timken Notice in the Federal Register, at the separate rate of 13.18 percent.