Department of Commerce June 10, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Implementation of New Commerce Section 232 Exclusions Portal
Document Number: 2019-12254
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This interim final rule changes the process for requesting exclusions from the duties and quantitative limitations on imports of aluminum and steel discussed in two Commerce interim final rules implementing the exclusion process authorized by the President as part of the action he took to adjust imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (``232''). The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has developed the portal referred to henceforth as the ``232 Exclusions Portal'' for persons submitting exclusion requests, objections to exclusion requests, rebuttals, and surrebuttals to replace the use of the Federal rulemaking portal (http:// www.regulations.gov) and streamline the exclusions process while enhancing data integrity and quality controls. Based on public comment on the current process for submissions to the Department, Commerce is publishing this interim final rule to grant the public the ability to submit new exclusion requests as soon as possible through the 232 Exclusions Portal while still allowing the opportunity for public comment on the portal.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer From NC to VA
Document Number: 2019-12155
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2019 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quotas for North Carolina and Virginia.
Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-12149
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that xanthan gum from the People's Republic of China (China) is being sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-12148
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) from India are being, or are likely to be sold, at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India, Indonesia, the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2019-12147
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India, Indonesia, the People's Republic of China (China), Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail are indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From Mexico and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2019-12133
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 1, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire (PC tie wire) from Mexico and the People's Republic of China (China). Because the domestic interested parties did not participate in these sunset reviews, Commerce is revoking these antidumping duty orders.
Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From Taiwan: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2019-12132
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that United Renewable Energy Co., Ltd. (URE) is the successor-in- interest to Gintech Energy Corporation (Gintech), Neo Solar Power Corporation (Neo Solar), and Solartech Energy Corporation (Solartech). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will assign URE the cash deposit rate assigned to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech. We invite parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Magnesium Metal From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-12130
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that Tianjin Magnesium International, Co., Ltd. (TMI) and Tianjin Magnesium Metal Co., Ltd. (TMM) had no shipments of subject merchandise covered by the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) April 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904; Binational Panel Review: Notice of Request for Panel Review
Document Number: 2019-12100
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
A Request for Panel Review was filed on behalf of Maquilacero S.A. de C.V. (``Maquilacero'') and Perfiles LM, S.A. de C.V. (``Perfiles'') with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat on May 22, 2019, pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel Review was requested of the Department of Commerce's final antidumping duty determination regarding Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico. The final determination was published in the Federal Register on April 22, 2019. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned case number USA- MEX-2019-1904-01 to this request.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Geophysical Surveys in the Northeast Pacific Ocean
Document Number: 2019-12010
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (L-DEO) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to a marine geophysical survey in the northeast Pacific Ocean. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.