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Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-25859
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. This review covers the respondent Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Nan Ya) and Shinkong Materials Technology Corporation (SMTC), producers and exporters of PET film from Taiwan. Commerce preliminarily determines that sales of subject merchandise have not been made below normal value (NV) by Nan Ya during the POR. In addition, we preliminarily find that SMTC had no shipments during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018
Document Number: 2020-25858
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India. Commerce preliminarily determines that Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (Jindal) received countervailable subsidies during the Period of Review. The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-25857
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. This review covers Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (India), a producer and exporter of PET film from India. Commerce preliminarily determines that sales of subject merchandise have not been made below normal value by Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (India) during the POR. We are also rescinding on seven companies where timely requests for withdrawals were filed by all parties who requested the reviews. The seven companies are as follows: Ester Industries Limited; Garware Polyester Ltd.; MTZ Polyesters Ltd.; Polyplex Corporation Ltd.; SRF Limited of India; Uflex Ltd.; and Vacmet India Limited. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-25856
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily assigned Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), the sole respondent subject to this antidumping duty (AD) administrative review, an AD margin based upon the application of total adverse facts available (AFA). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Partial Rescission; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-25854
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the exporters under review did not make sales of subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018
Document Number: 2020-25853
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain corrosion-resistant steel products from the Republic of Korea. The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-25852
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers/exporters subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Reopening of Public Comment Period for the Regulatory Impact Review on the Proposed Expansion of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
Document Number: 2020-25838
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is providing the public with an opportunity to comment on NOAA's Regulatory Impact Review (RIR), a supporting document to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the expansion of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS). While NOAA summarized the RIR in the proposed rule for this action, due to an oversight, the RIR was not included as a supporting document when the NPRM was published. The comment period for the NPRM that was published on May 1, 2020 closed on July 3, 2020. With this notice, NOAA will only accept comments on the RIR, and any other comments on the proposed expansion will not be considered.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2020-25834
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod, except for the Community Development Quota program (CDQ), in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the non-CDQ allocation of the 2020 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI.
Certain Pasta From Italy: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-25816
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Ghigi 1870 S.p.A. (Ghigi) and Pasta Zara S.p.A. (Pasta Zara) (collectively, Ghigi/Zara) and La Molisana SpA (La Molisana) sold certain pasta (pasta) from Italy at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. We further preliminarily determine that Pasta Berruto had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Steel Nails From Malaysia: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-25815
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain steel nails from Malaysia were sold in the United States at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Additionally, we preliminarily find that certain companies made no shipments during the review period. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes From India: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review 2019-2020
Document Number: 2020-25813
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review on welded carbon steel standard pipes and tubes (pipes and tubes) from India covering the period of review (POR) May 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Pacific Island Fisheries; 2020 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Document Number: 2020-25806
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a valid specified fishing agreement that allocates up to 1,000 metric tons (t) of the 2020 bigeye tuna limit for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to U.S. longline fishing vessels. The agreement supports the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands, and fisheries development in the CNMI.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; North Pacific Observer Safety Survey
Document Number: 2020-25765
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-25735
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-25734
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; SABIT Participant Application, Participant Survey, Alumni Survey
Document Number: 2020-25725
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer from NC to CT
Document Number: 2020-25717
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2020 commercial summer flounder quota to the State of Connecticut. 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 Connecticut.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Delay Implementation of West Coast Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Program
Document Number: 2020-25432
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule delays implementation of the Electronic Monitoring (EM) Program for the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program to January 1, 2022. NMFS is making this change to provide additional time for industry and prospective service providers to prepare for implementation, to strengthen Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and industry support for the EM program, and to increase participation when it is implemented in 2022.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer From MD to NC
Document Number: 2020-25705
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of Maryland is transferring a portion of its 2020 commercial bluefish quota to the State of North Carolina. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial bluefish quotas for Maryland and North Carolina.
Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2020-25682
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is simultaneously initiating and issuing the preliminary results of a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People's Republic of China (China) to determine whether Protech Diamond Tools Inc. (Protech) is eligible to participate in a certification process because Protech has demonstrated that it can identify diamond sawblades that it produced in Canada using non-Chinese cores and Chinese segments. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Silicon Metal From Malaysia: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation
Document Number: 2020-25635
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-25634
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) will conduct its final calendar year 2020 tribal consultation meeting on December 16 via a webinar. The tribal consultation meetings reflect the Census Bureau's commitment to strengthen government-to-government relationships with federally recognized tribes. The Census Bureau will provide updates and seek input on the 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS). The Census Bureau conducted one national tribal consultation webinar in September 2019 and two formal tribal consultation meetings in October 2019 specific to the 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System. The Census Bureau is planning one national webinar on December 16, 2020 with federally recognized tribes, which will provide a forum for tribes to receive an update and to provide input on the 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System regarding work done specifically for the American Indian and Alaska Native tribal areas. The Census Bureau will provide information directly to tribes prior to the national webinar to give tribes time to review and provide input.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2020-25632
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Giant Devil Ray as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2020-25625
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the giant devil ray (Mobula mobular) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The petition requests that we list the giant devil ray (M. mobular) as a distinct species with a limited range throughout the Mediterranean Sea. Information in our files indicates a recent taxonomic revision that found M. mobular and M. japanica (spinetail devilray) to be synonymous species (i.e., same taxon described and named more than once independently) with circumglobal distribution in tropical and warm temperate seas. The petition relies on obsolete information to identify the species, and therefore we find that the petition does not present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Revised Final 2020 and 2021 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
Document Number: 2020-25004
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes revisions to the final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications for the 2021 groundfish fisheries of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) that are required by the final rule implementing Amendment 109 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP). This action is necessary to revise the 2021 seasons associated with the pollock fishery and revise the trawl catcher vessel sector's Pacific cod seasonal apportionments of the total allowable catch in the Western and Central Regulatory Areas of the GOA. The intended effect of this action is to conserve and manage the groundfish resources in the GOA in accordance with the FMP and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-25588
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Advisory Panel via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-25587
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (CFMC) will hold the 172nd public meeting (virtual) to address the items contained in the tentative agenda included in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-25586
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the following: Snapper Grouper Committee; Dolphin Wahoo Committee; Habitat and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee, Mackerel Cobia Committee; Executive Committee (partially Closed Session); and Citizen Science Committee. The meeting week will also include a formal public comment session and a meeting of the Full Council (with a partially Closed Session). Due to public health concerns associated with COVID-19 and current travel restrictions, the meeting originally planned for Wrightsville Beach, NC will be held via webinar.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Management and Organizational Practices Survey-Hospitals (MOPS-HP)
Document Number: 2020-25580
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 60 days of public comment on a proposed new information collection, the Management and Organizational Practices SurveyHospitals (MOPS-HP). An information collection request (ICR) for the MOPS-HP was submitted to OMB for approval on July 7, 2020 and is currently pending OMB review.
Approval of Subzone Status; Sager Electronics; Carrollton, Texas
Document Number: 2020-25579
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region; Regulatory Amendment 27; Correction
Document Number: 2020-25498
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS corrects the final rule that implemented management measures described in Regulatory Amendment 27 (Regulatory Amendment 27) to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Snapper-Grouper FMP), which published in the Federal Register on January 27, 2020. That final rule modified management measures for commercially-caught red porgy in the South Atlantic exclusive economic zone (EEZ). In that final rule, NMFS inadvertently neglected to remove a regulation prohibiting the sale and purchase of red porgy during the months of January through April. The purpose of this correcting amendment is to fix that error.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Ukraine: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2020-25488
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from Ukraine is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Tunisia: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2020-25487
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from Tunisia is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Spain: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2020-25486
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from Spain is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From South Africa: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2020-25485
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from South Africa is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value. The period of investigation is April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Malaysia: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2020-25484
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from Malaysia is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Italy: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2020-25483
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from Italy is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Indonesia: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2020-25482
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from Indonesia is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Request for Comments on Discretion To Institute Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Document Number: 2020-25490
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) published a request for comments in the Federal Register on October 20, 2020, seeking public comment on considerations for instituting trials before the Office under the Leahy Smith America Invents Act (AIA). Through this document, the USPTO is extending the period for public comment until December 3, 2020.
Revisions to Export Enforcement Provisions
Document Number: 2020-25453
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending and clarifying certain provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to promote compliance with existing EAR requirements and implement the export enforcement portions of the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA). ECRA affirmed existing authorities under the EAR and provided expanded export control authorities to the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary). BIS is also amending certain provisions of the EAR not strictly related to the implementation of ECRA concerning the issuance of licenses and denial orders and the payment of civil penalties.