Request for Comments on Future Extensions of Temporary General License (TGL), 17300-17301 [2020-06545]

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This extension should allow interested parties more time to prepare responses to the SNPRM without delaying the rulemaking. The SNPRM comment period will now close on June 5, 2020. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Kathleen L. Kraninger, Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2020–06237 Filed 3–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P 1 85 FR 12672 (Mar. 3, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:54 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Part 744 [Docket No. 200324–0087] RIN 0694–ZA02 Request for Comments on Future Extensions of Temporary General License (TGL) Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Notification of inquiry; reopening comment period. AGENCY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a notification of inquiry requesting comments on future extensions of a temporary general license under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), published in the Federal Register on March 12, 2020 with the comment period starting on the date of display on the public inspection list on March 10, 2020 and closing on March 25, 2020. This notification reopens the comment period through April 22, 2020. Comments submitted anytime between March 10, 2020 and April 22, 2020 will be accepted and considered. DATES: The comment period for the document published on March 12, 2020 (85 FR 14428), is reopened. Submit comments on or before April 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number BIS 2020– 0001 or RIN 0694–ZA02, through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All filers using the portal should use the name of the person or entity submitting comments as the name of their files, in accordance with the instructions below. Anyone submitting business confidential information should clearly identify the business confidential portion at the time of submission, file a statement justifying nondisclosure and referencing the specific legal authority claimed, and provide a non-confidential version of the submission. For comments submitted electronically containing business confidential information, the file name of the business confidential version should begin with the characters ‘‘BC.’’ Any page containing business confidential information must be clearly marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ on the top of that page. The corresponding non-confidential version of those comments must be clearly marked ‘‘PUBLIC.’’ The file name of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 non-confidential version should begin with the character ‘‘P.’’ The ‘‘BC’’ and ‘‘P’’ should be followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments or rebuttal comments. All filers should name their files using the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. Any submissions with file names that do not begin with a ‘‘BC’’ or ‘‘P’’ will be assumed to be public and will be made publicly available through http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, by phone at (202) 482–2440 or email at rpd2@ bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This notification reopens the public comment period established in the Federal Register issue of March 12, 2020 (FR 2020–05194 Filed 3–10–20; 4:15 p.m.) that closed on March 25, 2020. In that notification, BIS requested comments from the public related to future extensions of the temporary general license (TGL) to Huawei Technologies and 114 of its non-US affiliates on the Entity List. BIS is seeking public comments on the impact on companies, organizations, individuals, and other impacted entities in five areas, each described in the March 12 notification. As published on May 22, 2019 (84 FR 23468), extended and amended through a final rule published on August 21, 2019 (84 FR 43487), and as currently extended through a final rule published on March 12, 2020 (85 FR 14416), Commerce has authorized the temporary general license (TGL) to Huawei Technologies and 114 of its non-US affiliates on the Entity List through May 15, 2020. As was stated in the notification, BIS is requesting these comments to assist the U.S. Government in evaluating whether the temporary general license should continue to be extended, to evaluate whether any other changes may be warranted to the temporary general license, and to identify any alternative authorization or other regulatory provisions that may more effectively address what is being authorized under the temporary general license. Instructions for the submission of comments, including comments that contain business confidential information, are found in the ADDRESSES section of this notification. E:\FR\FM\27MRP1.SGM 27MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Proposed Rules Dated: March 24, 2020. Richard E. Ashooh, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–06545 Filed 3–25–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R01–OAR–2020–0132; FRL–10007– 10–Region 1] Air Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; Connecticut; Determination of Clean Data for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard for the Greater Connecticut Area Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the Greater Connecticut Serious 8hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the 2008 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone, based on certified 2016–2018 ozone data. In addition, quality controlled and quality assured ozone data for 2019 that are available in the EPA Air Quality System, but not yet certified, do not conflict with the conclusion that this area attains the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. If this proposed determination is made final, the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions related to attainment of the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS shall be suspended for so long as the area continues to attain the ozone NAAQS. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R01– OAR–2020–0132 at https:// www.regulations.gov, or via email to townsend.elizabeth@epa.gov. For comments submitted at Regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. For either manner of submission, the EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:54 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, please contact the person identified in the For Further Information Contact section. For the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. Publicly available docket materials are available at https://www.regulations.gov or at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Region 1 Regional Office, Air and Radiation Division, 5 Post Office Square—Suite 100, Boston, MA. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding legal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Townsend, Air Quality Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, 5 Post Office Square—Suite 100, (Mail code 05–2), Boston, MA 02109–3912, tel. (617) 918– 1614, email townsend.elizabeth@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. Table of Contents I. Background and Purpose II. Analysis of Air Quality Data III. Proposed Action IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. Background and Purpose On March 27, 2008, EPA revised the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone to establish a new 8-hour standard of 0.075 parts per million (ppm). On May 21, 2012 (77 FR 30087), EPA established initial classifications for designated nonattainment areas under the 2008 8hour ozone NAAQS and classified Greater Connecticut (an area containing Hartford County, Litchfield County, New London County, Tolland County, and Windham County) as a Marginal PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 17301 nonattainment area. This designation was based on certified air quality monitoring data from calendar years 2008–2010. On May 4, 2016 (81 FR 26697), EPA published the final notice in the Federal Register stating that Greater Connecticut failed to attain the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS by the attainment date of July 20, 2015 and changed the classification for Greater Connecticut to the next higher classification of Moderate under the CAA statutory scheme. On August 23, 2019 (84 FR 44238), Greater Connecticut was reclassified from a Moderate to Serious ozone nonattainment area. This designation was based on certified 2015–2017 ozone data that showed the Greater Connecticut area failed to attain the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS by the attainment date of July 20, 2018. More recent air quality data indicates that the Greater Connecticut area is now attaining the 2008 8-hour ozone standard. II. Analysis of Air Quality Data EPA has reviewed the ambient air monitoring data for ozone, consistent with the requirements contained in 40 CFR part 50 and recorded in the EPA Air Quality System (AQS) database for the Greater Connecticut ozone nonattainment area from 2016 through the present time. On the basis of that review, EPA has concluded that this area attained the 2008 8-hour ozone standard at the end of the 2018 ozone season, based on certified 2016–2018 ozone data. In addition, quality controlled and quality assured ozone data for 2019 that are available in AQS, but not yet certified, do not conflict with the conclusion that this area attains the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. Under EPA regulations, the 2008 8hour ozone standard is attained when the 3-year average of the annual fourthhighest daily maximum 8-hour average ozone concentrations at an ozone monitor is less than or equal to 0.075 parts per million (ppm) (See 73 FR 16436). This 3-year average is referred to as the design value. When calculating the design value, digits to the right of the third decimal place are truncated (See 73 FR 16436). When the design value is less than or equal to 0.075 ppm at each monitor within the area, then the area is meeting the NAAQS. Also, the data completeness requirement is met when the average percent of days with valid ambient monitoring data is greater than 90%, and no single year has less than 75% data completeness as determined in Appendix I of 40 CFR part 50. E:\FR\FM\27MRP1.SGM 27MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 60 (Friday, March 27, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 17300-17301]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-06545]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Part 744

[Docket No. 200324-0087]
RIN 0694-ZA02


Request for Comments on Future Extensions of Temporary General 
License (TGL)

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Notification of inquiry; reopening comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a 
notification of inquiry requesting comments on future extensions of a 
temporary general license under the Export Administration Regulations 
(EAR), published in the Federal Register on March 12, 2020 with the 
comment period starting on the date of display on the public inspection 
list on March 10, 2020 and closing on March 25, 2020. This notification 
reopens the comment period through April 22, 2020. Comments submitted 
anytime between March 10, 2020 and April 22, 2020 will be accepted and 
considered.

DATES: The comment period for the document published on March 12, 2020 
(85 FR 14428), is reopened. Submit comments on or before April 22, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number BIS 
2020-0001 or RIN 0694-ZA02, through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: 
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting 
comments.
    All filers using the portal should use the name of the person or 
entity submitting comments as the name of their files, in accordance 
with the instructions below. Anyone submitting business confidential 
information should clearly identify the business confidential portion 
at the time of submission, file a statement justifying nondisclosure 
and referencing the specific legal authority claimed, and provide a 
non-confidential version of the submission.
    For comments submitted electronically containing business 
confidential information, the file name of the business confidential 
version should begin with the characters ``BC.'' Any page containing 
business confidential information must be clearly marked ``BUSINESS 
CONFIDENTIAL'' on the top of that page. The corresponding non-
confidential version of those comments must be clearly marked 
``PUBLIC.'' The file name of the non-confidential version should begin 
with the character ``P.'' The ``BC'' and ``P'' should be followed by 
the name of the person or entity submitting the comments or rebuttal 
comments. All filers should name their files using the name of the 
person or entity submitting the comments. Any submissions with file 
names that do not begin with a ``BC'' or ``P'' will be assumed to be 
public and will be made publicly available through http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Regulatory Policy Division, 
Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, by phone at 
(202) 482-2440 or email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    This notification reopens the public comment period established in 
the Federal Register issue of March 12, 2020 (FR 2020-05194 Filed 3-10-
20; 4:15 p.m.) that closed on March 25, 2020. In that notification, BIS 
requested comments from the public related to future extensions of the 
temporary general license (TGL) to Huawei Technologies and 114 of its 
non-US affiliates on the Entity List. BIS is seeking public comments on 
the impact on companies, organizations, individuals, and other impacted 
entities in five areas, each described in the March 12 notification. As 
published on May 22, 2019 (84 FR 23468), extended and amended through a 
final rule published on August 21, 2019 (84 FR 43487), and as currently 
extended through a final rule published on March 12, 2020 (85 FR 
14416), Commerce has authorized the temporary general license (TGL) to 
Huawei Technologies and 114 of its non-US affiliates on the Entity List 
through May 15, 2020.
    As was stated in the notification, BIS is requesting these comments 
to assist the U.S. Government in evaluating whether the temporary 
general license should continue to be extended, to evaluate whether any 
other changes may be warranted to the temporary general license, and to 
identify any alternative authorization or other regulatory provisions 
that may more effectively address what is being authorized under the 
temporary general license.
    Instructions for the submission of comments, including comments 
that contain business confidential information, are found in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notification.


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    Dated: March 24, 2020.
Richard E. Ashooh,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-06545 Filed 3-25-20; 4:15 pm]
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