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

 
CONTENT
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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices
Dated: October 27, 2020.
David Mussatt,
Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Bureau of the Census
2020 Census Tribal Consultation;
Virtual Public Meeting
AGENCY
: Bureau of the Census,
Department of Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice of virtual public meeting:
2020 Census Tribal Consultation.
SUMMARY
: 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.
DATES
: The Census Bureau will conduct
the tribal consultation webinar on
Wednesday, December 16, 2020, from 3
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. Any questions or
topics to be considered in the tribal
consultation meetings must be received
in writing via email by Monday,
December 14, 2020.
ADDRESSES
: The Census Bureau tribal
consultation webinar meeting will be
held via the WebEx platform at the
following presentation link: https://
uscensus.webex.com/uscensus/onstage/
g.php?MTID=e020a909b86d28a
8ea57200e1f0861e95.
For audio, please call the following
number: 888–456–0349. When
prompted, please use the following
Participant Code: 3683767. Event
Password (If Requested): @Tribal
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Dee
Alexander, Tribal Affairs Coordinator,
Office of Congressional and
Intergovernmental Affairs,
Intergovernmental Affairs Office, U.S.
Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233;
telephone (301) 763–9335; fax (301)
763–3780; or email at
Dee.A.Alexander@census.gov or
ocia.tao@census.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Background
The Census Bureau’s procedures for
outreach, notice, and consultation
ensure involvement of tribes, to the
extent practicable and permitted by law,
before making decisions or
implementing policies, rules, or
programs that affect federally
recognized tribal governments. These
meetings are open to citizens of
federally recognized tribes by invitation.
The Census Bureau’s Decennial
Directorate and the Intergovernmental
Affairs Office have been responsible for
the development and implementation of
outreach and promotion activities to
assist in obtaining a complete and
accurate census count in 2020 among all
residents, including the American
Indian and Alaska Native populations.
This program is one part of the overall
outreach and promotion efforts directed
at building awareness about the
importance of the Census Bureau’s
commitment to produce quality 2020
American Indian and Alaska Native data
for all tribal communities and
organizations.
In accordance with Executive Order
13175, Consultation and Coordination
with Indian Tribal Governments, issued
November 6, 2000, the Census Bureau
has adhered to its tribal consultation
policy by seeking the input of tribal
governments in the planning and
implementation of the 2020 Census with
the goal of ensuring the most accurate
counts and data for the American Indian
and Alaska Native population. In that
regard, we are seeking comments to the
following operational topics:
1. 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance
System
2. American Indian and Alaska Native
Geography Hierarchy
Through the national tribal
consultation webinar, Census Bureau
staff will provide tribal communities
with further details on the disclosure
avoidance methodology being
considered for the 2020 Census. For
more information, please see the
following URL link: https://
www.census.gov/programs-surveys/
decennial-census/2020-census/
planning-management/2020-census-
data-products/2020-das-updates.html.
Steven D. Dillingham, Director,
Bureau of the Census, approved the
publication of this Notice in the Federal
Register.
Dated: November 16, 2020.
Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of
the Chief Information Officer, Commerce
Department.
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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.
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
:
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1
See Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from
the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination
of Anti-Circumvention Inquiry, 85 FR 9737, 9738
(February 20, 2020) (Final Determination); see also
Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the
People’s Republic of China and the Republic of
Korea: Antidumping Duty Orders, 74 FR 57145
(November 4, 2009).
2
See Final Determination, 85 FR at 9739.
3
Id.
4
See Protech’s Letters, ‘‘Request for Changed
Circumstances Review,’’ dated August 19, 2020
(CCR Request) at 1–2, and ‘‘Response of Protech
Diamond Tools Inc. to the Department’s September
1, 2020, Supplemental Questionnaire’’ dated
September 15, 2020 (Protech’s First Supplemental
Response) at 1.
5
See DSMC’s Letter, ‘‘Comments in Support of
Protech’s Request for Changed Circumstances
Review,’’ dated August 26, 2020. DSMC is the
petitioner in this proceeding.
6
See Protech’s First Supplemental Response.
7
See Protech’s Letter, ‘‘Response of Protech
Diamond Tools Inc. to the Department’s September
28, 2020, Second Supplemental Questionnaire,’’
dated October 1, 2020.
L
IST OF
P
ETITIONS
R
ECEIVED BY
EDA
FOR
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LIGIBILITY
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[10/27/2020 through 11/12/2020]
Firm name Firm address Date accepted
for
investigation Product(s)
Hoff Enterprises, Inc ............ 151 Friedhoff Lane, Johnstown, PA 15902 ....................... 10/27/2020 The firm manufactures wooden furniture and cabinetry.
Dura-Cast, Inc ...................... 201 North Industrial Park Road, Enterprise, AL 36330 ..... 10/29/2020 The firm manufactures miscellaneous metal die castings.
Chewbarka, Inc .................... 165 Dyerville Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919 ....................... 11/9/2020 The firm manufactures metal identification tags, name
plates, ball chains, lapel pins, and military medals.
Hartman Enterprises, Inc ..... 455 Elizabeth Street, Oneida, NY 13421 .......................... 11/12/2020 The firm manufactures miscellaneous metal parts.
Nova Molecular Tech-
nologies, Inc. 1 Parker Place, Janesville, WI 53545 ............................... 11/12/2020 The firm manufactures acetonitrile and other chemical
compounds.
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
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.
Bryan Borlik,
Director.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
International Trade Administration
[A–570–900]
Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof
From the People’s Republic of China:
Initiation and Preliminary Results of
Antidumping Duty Changed
Circumstances Review
AGENCY
: Enforcement and Compliance,
International Trade Administration,
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY
: 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.
DATES
: Applicable November 20, 2020.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Yang Jin Chun, AD/CVD Operations,
Office I, Enforcement and Compliance,
International Trade Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington,
DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5760.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Background
On February 20, 2020, Commerce
found ‘‘that diamond sawblades made
with Chinese cores and Chinese
segments joined in Canada by Protech
and then subsequently exported from
Canada to the United States are
circumventing the antidumping duty
order on diamond sawblades from
China.’’
1
In the Final Determination,
Commerce found that diamond
sawblades ‘‘assembled or completed in
Canada using non-Chinese origin cores
and/or non-Chinese origin segments are
not subject to this anti-circumvention
inquiry,’’ but because Protech was
unable ‘‘to identify diamond sawblades
produced with non-Chinese origin cores
and/or non-Chinese origin segments,’’
Commerce decided not to ‘‘implement a
certification process for diamond
sawblades already suspended,’’ and
required ‘‘cash deposits on all entries of
diamond sawblades produced and
exported by Protech in Canada.’’
2
However, Commerce indicated that
Protech could at some future point
request reconsideration of Commerce’s
denial of the certification process in,
e.g., a CCR.
3
On August 19, 2020, Protech
submitted a request for a CCR, in which
Protech claims that it is able to identify
and segregate diamond sawblades made
with non-Chinese cores and Chinese
segments joined in Canada by Protech
and then subsequently exported from
Canada by Protech, its affiliate Gogo
International Inc. (Gogo), or a third
party, to the United States.
4
Protech
requests that Commerce find it eligible
for certification of these diamond
sawblades as non-subject merchandise.
On August 26, 2020, Diamond
Sawblades Manufacturers’ Coalition
(DSMC) submitted a letter supporting
the CCR Request.
5
In response to our
request for additional information,
Protech submitted its supplemental
responses on September 15, 2020,
6
and
October 1, 2020.
7
Scope of the Order
The products covered by the order are
all finished circular sawblades, whether
slotted or not, with a working part that
is comprised of a diamond segment or
segments, and parts thereof, regardless
of specification or size, except as
specifically excluded below. Within the
scope of the order are semi-finished
diamond sawblades, including diamond
sawblade cores and diamond sawblade
segments. Diamond sawblade cores are
circular steel plates, whether or not
attached to non-steel plates, with slots.
Diamond sawblade cores are
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