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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 65 / Thursday, April 5, 2007 / Notices The above-described lands contain a total of 30.754 acres, more or less, which are subject to all valid rights, reservations, rights-of-way, and easements of record. This proclamation does not affect title to the land described above, nor does it affect any valid existing easements for public roads and highways, public utilities and for railroads and pipelines and any other rights-of-way or reservations of record. Dated: March 24, 2007. Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–6388 Filed 4–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–489] U.S. Agricultural Sales to Cuba: Certain Economic Effects of U.S. Restrictions United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of public hearing. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Following receipt of a request on March 16, 2007, from the Committee on Finance of the United States Senate (Committee), the Commission instituted investigation No. 332–489, U.S. Agricultural Sales to Cuba: Certain Economic Effects of U.S. Restrictions, under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)). DATES: March 30, 2007: Date of institution. April 24, 2007: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. April 26, 2007: Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements. May 1, 2007, 9:30 a.m.: Public hearing. May 8, 2007: Deadline for written statements, including any post-hearing briefs. June 29, 2007: Transmittal of report to the Committee on Finance. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions, including requests to appear at the hearing, statements, and briefs, should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Apr 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Industry-specific information may be obtained from John Reeder, Project Leaders (202–205–3319; john.reeder@usitc.gov), or Joanna Bonarriva, Project Leaders (202–205– 3312; joanna.bonarriva@usitc.gov), Office of Industries, United States International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, 20436. For information on the legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Office of General Counsel (202–205–3091; william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Public Affairs Office (202–205–1819; margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the TDD terminal on (202–205–1810). General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As requested by the Committee, the Commission will conduct an investigation and provide a report that contains, to the extent possible, the following information: • An overview of Cuba’s purchases of agricultural, fish and forestry products from, to the extent possible, 2000 to the present, including identification of major supplying countries, products, and market segments; • An analysis of the effects that U.S. restrictions, including those relating to export financing terms and travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens, may have had or currently have on Cuban purchases of U.S. agricultural, fish, and forestry products; and, • A qualitative and, to the extent possible, quantitative estimate of U.S. sales of agricultural, fish and forestry products to Cuba, in the event that: (i) Statutory, regulatory, or other restrictions affecting agricultural exports are removed, (ii) statutory, regulatory, or other restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens are lifted, and, (iii) statutory, regulatory, or other restrictions affecting agricultural exports are removed and statutory, regulatory or other restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens are lifted. As requested, the Commission will transmit its report to the Committee by June 29, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16817 Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with the investigation is scheduled to be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC beginning at 9:30 a.m. on May 1, 2007. All persons shall have the right to appear, by counsel or in person, to present information and to be heard. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be filed with the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, no later than 5:15 p.m., April 24, 2007. Any prehearing briefs (original and 14 copies) should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., April 26, 2007. The deadline for filing post-hearing briefs or statements is 5:15 p.m., May 8, 2007. In the event that, as of the close of business on April 24, 2007, no witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an observer or non-participant may call the Secretary (202–205–2000) after April 24, 2007, to determine whether the hearing will be held. Written Statements: In lieu of or in addition to participating in the hearing, interested persons are invited to submit written statements concerning the investigation. All submissions should be addressed to Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, and should be received no later than the close of business on May 8, 2007. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 of the rules requires that a signed original (or a copy designated as an original) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In the event that confidential treatment of the document is requested, at least four (4) additional copies must be filed, in which the confidential information must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information regarding confidential business information). The Commission’s rules do not authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except as permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules (19 CFR 201.8) (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/ documents/ handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf. Any submissions that contain confidential business information must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 16818 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 65 / Thursday, April 5, 2007 / Notices 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘non-confidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available in the Office of the Secretary to the Commission for inspection by interested parties. The Committee has asked that the report that the Commission transmits not contain any confidential business information. Any confidential business information received by the Commission in this investigation and used in preparing the report will not be published in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. By order of the Commission. Issued: April 2, 2007. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–6409 Filed 4–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–551] In the Matter of Certain Laser Bar Code Scanners and Scan Engines, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Determination To Review a Final Determination on Violation of Section 337; Schedule for Briefing on the Issues on Review and on Remedy, Public Interest, and Bonding; Denial of Motion for Stay of Sanctions Order U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in part the final initial determination (‘‘ID’’) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) on November 20, 2006, regarding whether there is a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission has also determined to deny respondents’ motion for stay of the ALJ’s sanctions order. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul M. Bartkowski, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–5432. Copies of non-confidential VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Apr 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This investigation was instituted on October 26, 2005, based on a complaint filed by Symbol Technologies Inc. (‘‘Symbol’’) of Holtsville, New York. The complaint, as amended, alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain laser bar code scanners or scan engines, components thereof, or products containing the same, by reason of infringement of various claims of United States Patent Nos. 5,457,308 (‘‘the ‘308 patent’’); 5,545,889 (‘‘the ‘889 patent’’); 6,220,514 (‘‘the ‘514 patent’’); 5,262,627 (‘‘the ‘627 patent’’); and 5,917,173 (‘‘the ‘173 patent’’). The complaint named two respondents: Metro Technologies Co., Ltd. of Suzhou, China; and Metrologic Instruments, Inc. of Blackwood, New Jersey (collectively, ‘‘Metrologic’’). On January 29, 2007, the ALJ issued an ID finding a violation of Section 337 in the importation of certain laser bar code scanners and scan engines, components thereof, and products containing the same, in connection with certain asserted claims. The ID also issued monetary sanctions against Respondents for discovery abuses. Complainant, Respondents, and the Commission investigative attorney (IA) each filed petitions for review on February 8, 2007. They each filed responses to each other’s petitions on February 16, 2007. Meanwhile, on February 8, 2007, Metrologic filed a motion for stay of the ALJ’s sanctions order. The IA and Symbol filed oppositions to the motion on February 20, 2007. Upon consideration of the parties’ filings, the Commission has determined to deny Metrologic’s motion for stay. On February 21, 2007, the Commission extended the deadline for PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determining whether to review the subject ID by fifteen (15) days, to March 30, 2007. Having examined the record of this investigation, including the ALJ’s final ID and the submissions of the parties, the Commission has determined to review the final ID in part. Specifically, the Commission has determined to review: (1) The construction of ‘‘single, unitary, flexural component’’ in the ‘173 patent, and related issues of infringement, domestic industry, and validity; (2) the construction of ‘‘oscillatory support means’’ in the ‘627 patent, and related issues of infringement, domestic industry, and validity; (3) the construction of claims containing the so-called ‘‘central area’’ limitations in the ‘889 patent, and related issues of infringement, domestic industry, and validity; (4) the construction of the ‘‘scan fragment’’ limitation in the ‘308 patent; and (5) the construction of the term ‘‘plurality’’ in the ‘308 patent. The Commission requests briefing based on the evidentiary record on certain of the issues on review. The Commission is particularly interested in responses to the following questions: Regarding the ‘173 patent: (1) What is the effect of Symbol’s statement in the prosecution history that ‘‘[c]laim 70 [issued claim 17] also contains the feature of allowable claim 58’’ on a proper claim construction? (2) If Symbol’s statement limited the scope of the claim, what is the effect on claim construction, infringement, domestic industry, and validity issues as they relate to the ‘173 patent? (3) If Symbol’s statement limits the scope of the claim by providing that the component have ‘‘spring portions integral with each other,’’ what would be the effect, if any, on the analysis? In other words, if a flexural component is ‘‘single,’’ and ‘‘unitary,’’ does it necessarily have ‘‘spring portions integral with each other’’? Regarding the ‘627 patent: (1) How should the modifier ‘‘oscillatory’’ be construed in the limitation ‘‘oscillatory support means’’? (2) How does the construction of the word ‘‘oscillatory’’ affect infringement, domestic industry, and validity as those issues relate to the ‘627 patent? Regarding the ‘889 patent: (1) What effect does Symbol’s statements during prosecution history such that the smaller mirror is ‘‘centrally positioned’’ with respect to the larger mirror have on claim construction? (2) If such statements limit claim scope, what effect does that limitation have on claim construction, E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-489]


U.S. Agricultural Sales to Cuba: Certain Economic Effects of U.S. 
Restrictions

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt of a request on March 16, 2007, from the 
Committee on Finance of the United States Senate (Committee), the 
Commission instituted investigation No. 332-489, U.S. Agricultural 
Sales to Cuba: Certain Economic Effects of U.S. Restrictions, under 
section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)).

DATES: 
    March 30, 2007: Date of institution.
    April 24, 2007: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the 
public hearing.
    April 26, 2007: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and 
statements.
    May 1, 2007, 9:30 a.m.: Public hearing.
    May 8, 2007: Deadline for written statements, including any post-
hearing briefs.
    June 29, 2007: Transmittal of report to the Committee on Finance.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission's hearing 
rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions, 
including requests to appear at the hearing, statements, and briefs, 
should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade 
Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record 
for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic 
docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Industry-specific information may be 
obtained from John Reeder, Project Leaders (202-205-3319; 
john.reeder@usitc.gov), or Joanna Bonarriva, Project Leaders (202-205-
3312; joanna.bonarriva@usitc.gov), Office of Industries, United States 
International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, 20436. For information 
on the legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of 
the Office of General Counsel (202-205-3091; 
william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret 
O'Laughlin, Public Affairs Office (202-205-1819; 
margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing impaired individuals are advised 
that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the TDD 
terminal on (202-205-1810). General information concerning the 
Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server 
(http://www.usitc.gov). Persons with mobility impairments who will need 
special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact 
the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As requested by the Committee, the 
Commission will conduct an investigation and provide a report that 
contains, to the extent possible, the following information:
     An overview of Cuba's purchases of agricultural, fish and 
forestry products from, to the extent possible, 2000 to the present, 
including identification of major supplying countries, products, and 
market segments;
     An analysis of the effects that U.S. restrictions, 
including those relating to export financing terms and travel to Cuba 
by U.S. citizens, may have had or currently have on Cuban purchases of 
U.S. agricultural, fish, and forestry products; and,
     A qualitative and, to the extent possible, quantitative 
estimate of U.S. sales of agricultural, fish and forestry products to 
Cuba, in the event that: (i) Statutory, regulatory, or other 
restrictions affecting agricultural exports are removed, (ii) 
statutory, regulatory, or other restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. 
citizens are lifted, and, (iii) statutory, regulatory, or other 
restrictions affecting agricultural exports are removed and statutory, 
regulatory or other restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens are 
lifted.
    As requested, the Commission will transmit its report to the 
Committee by June 29, 2007.
    Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with the 
investigation is scheduled to be held at the U.S. International Trade 
Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC beginning at 
9:30 a.m. on May 1, 2007. All persons shall have the right to appear, 
by counsel or in person, to present information and to be heard. 
Requests to appear at the public hearing should be filed with the 
Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20436, no later than 5:15 p.m., April 24, 2007. Any 
pre-hearing briefs (original and 14 copies) should be filed not later 
than 5:15 p.m., April 26, 2007. The deadline for filing post-hearing 
briefs or statements is 5:15 p.m., May 8, 2007. In the event that, as 
of the close of business on April 24, 2007, no witnesses are scheduled 
to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be canceled. Any person 
interested in attending the hearing as an observer or non-participant 
may call the Secretary (202-205-2000) after April 24, 2007, to 
determine whether the hearing will be held.
    Written Statements: In lieu of or in addition to participating in 
the hearing, interested persons are invited to submit written 
statements concerning the investigation. All submissions should be 
addressed to Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 
500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, and should be received no 
later than the close of business on May 8, 2007. All written 
submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 
201.8 of the rules requires that a signed original (or a copy 
designated as an original) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be 
filed. In the event that confidential treatment of the document is 
requested, at least four (4) additional copies must be filed, in which 
the confidential information must be deleted (see the following 
paragraph for further information regarding confidential business 
information). The Commission's rules do not authorize filing 
submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except 
as permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission's Rules (19 CFR 201.8) 
(see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http://www.usitc.gov/
secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/documents/handbook_on_electronic_
filing.pdf.
    Any submissions that contain confidential business information must 
also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR

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201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the 
document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they 
are the ``confidential'' or ``non-confidential'' version, and that the 
confidential business information be clearly identified by means of 
brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business 
information, will be made available in the Office of the Secretary to 
the Commission for inspection by interested parties. The Committee has 
asked that the report that the Commission transmits not contain any 
confidential business information. Any confidential business 
information received by the Commission in this investigation and used 
in preparing the report will not be published in a manner that would 
reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information.

    By order of the Commission.
    Issued: April 2, 2007.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.

[FR Doc. E7-6409 Filed 4-4-07; 8:45 am]
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