In the Matter of R-134a Coolant (Otherwise Known As 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane); Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainants' Motion To Amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation, 23492-23493 [E8-9416]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 23492 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 84 / Wednesday, April 30, 2008 / Notices manganese dioxide from Australia and China are being sold in the United States at less than fair value within the meaning of section 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b). The investigations were requested in a petition filed on August 22, 2007, by Tronox, LLC, Oklahoma City, OK. Participation in the investigations and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of these investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance during the preliminary phase of the investigations need not file an additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.—Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in the final phase of these investigations available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the investigations, provided that the application is made no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the investigations. A party granted access to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not reapply for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Staff report.—The prehearing staff report in the final phase of these investigations will be placed in the nonpublic record on July 10, 2008, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.22 of the Commission’s rules. Hearing.—The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the final phase of these investigations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on July 24, 2008, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before July 16, 2008. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Apr 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should attend a prehearing conference to be held at 9:30 a.m. on July 18, 2008, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 207.24 of the Commission’s rules. Parties must submit any request to present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 business days prior to the date of the hearing. Written submissions.—Each party who is an interested party shall submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must conform with the provisions of section 207.23 of the Commission’s rules; the deadline for filing is July 17, 2008. Parties may also file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission’s rules, and posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 207.25 of the Commission’s rules. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is August 12, 2008; witness testimony must be filed no later than three days before the hearing. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the investigations may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of the investigations, including statements of support or opposition to the petition, on or before August 12, 2008. On September 8, 2008, the Commission will make available to parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on this information on or before September 10, 2008, but such final comments must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with section 207.30 of the Commission’s rules. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s rules do not authorize filing of submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules, as amended, 67 Fed. Reg. 68036 (November 8, 2002). Even where electronic filing of a document is permitted, certain documents must also PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be filed in paper form, as specified in II (C) of the Commission’s Handbook on Electronic Filing Procedures, 67 FR 68168, 68173 (November 8, 2002). Additional written submissions to the Commission, including requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission’s rules, shall not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a Commissioner or Commission staff. In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to the investigations must be served on all other parties to the investigations (as identified by either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: April 24, 2008. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E8–9417 Filed 4–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–623] In the Matter of R–134a Coolant (Otherwise Known As 1,1,1,2Tetrafluoroethane); Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainants’ Motion To Amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 6) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) granting complainants’’ motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Walters, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–5468. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 84 / Wednesday, April 30, 2008 / Notices 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 https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https:// 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: The Commission instituted the abovereferenced investigation on December 31, 2007, based on a complaint filed by INEOS Fluor Holdings Ltd., INEOS Fluor Ltd., and INEOS Fluor Americas L.L.C. (collectively ‘‘INEOS’’). The complaint alleges 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 R–134a coolant (otherwise known as 1,1,1,2tetrafuoroethane) by reason of infringement of various claims of United States Patent No. 5,744,658. The complaint named two respondents, Sinochem Modern Environmental and Sinochem Ningbo Ltd. On March 18, 2008, INEOS filed a motion to amend the complaint to add two additional respondents, Sinochem Environmental Protection Chemicals (Taicang) Co. Ltd. and Sinochem (U.S.A.) Inc., to add allegations of infringement of two additional patents, United States Patent Nos. 5,382,722 and 5,559,276, and to modify the request for relief to seek a limited rather than a general exclusion order. Respondents argued that complainants had failed to make a showing of good cause. The Commission investigative attorney argued that the motion should be denied insofar as it seeks to add patents to the complaint. On March 28, 2008, the ALJ granted INEOS’s motion, finding that, pursuant to Commission Rule 210.14(b)(1) (19 CFR 210.14(b)(1)), there was good cause to add the respondents and the patents and to modify the requested remedy. No petitions for review of this ID were filed. Having examined the record of this investigation, the Commission has determined not to review the ALJ’s ID. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Apr 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in section 210.42 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.42). 23493 Steel Wire Garment Hangers From China will be placed in the nonpublic record on July 17, 2008; the deadline for filing prehearing briefs is July 24, 2008; the hearing will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building at 9:30 a.m. on July 31, 2008; the deadline for filing posthearing briefs is August 14, 2008; the Commission will make its final release of information on September 4, 2008; and final party comments are due on September 8, 2008. For further information concerning this investigation see the Commission’s notice cited above and the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C (19 CFR part 207). United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Revised schedule for the subject investigation. Authority: This investigation is being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: April 24, 2008. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E8–9416 Filed 4–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1123 (Final)] AGENCY: Effective Date: April 23, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gabriel Ellenberger (202–205–3289), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. 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. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective March 25, 2008, the Commission established a schedule for the conduct of the final phase of the subject investigation (73 FR 18560, April 4, 2008). Subsequently, the Department of Commerce extended the date for its final determination in the investigation from June 9, 2008 to August 7, 2008 (73 FR 20018, April 14, 2008). The Commission, therefore, is revising its schedule to conform with Commerce’s new schedule. The Commission’s new schedule for the investigation is as follows: requests to appear at the hearing must be filed with the Secretary to the Commission not later than July 25, 2008; the prehearing conference will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building at 9:30 a.m. on July 28, 2008; the prehearing staff report DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By order of the Commission. Issued: April 24, 2008. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E8–9415 Filed 4–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–586] In the Matter of Certain Stringed Musical Instruments and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Determination of No Violation of Section 337; Termination of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to terminate the above-captioned investigation with a finding of no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘section 337’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James A. Worth, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3065. Copies of non-confidential 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, E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 84 (Wednesday, April 30, 2008)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-9416]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-623]


In the Matter of R-134a Coolant (Otherwise Known As 1,1,1,2-
Tetrafluoroethane); Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an 
Initial Determination Granting Complainants' Motion To Amend the 
Complaint and Notice of Investigation

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade 
Commission has determined not to review an initial determination 
(``ID'') (Order No. 6) issued by the presiding administrative law judge 
(``ALJ'') granting complainants'' motion to amend the complaint and 
notice of investigation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Walters, Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5468. Copies of non-
confidential documents filed in connection with this

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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 
https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be 
viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://
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: The Commission instituted the above-
referenced investigation on December 31, 2007, based on a complaint 
filed by INEOS Fluor Holdings Ltd., INEOS Fluor Ltd., and INEOS Fluor 
Americas L.L.C. (collectively ``INEOS''). The complaint alleges 
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 R-134a 
coolant (otherwise known as 1,1,1,2-tetrafuoroethane) by reason of 
infringement of various claims of United States Patent No. 5,744,658. 
The complaint named two respondents, Sinochem Modern Environmental and 
Sinochem Ningbo Ltd.
    On March 18, 2008, INEOS filed a motion to amend the complaint to 
add two additional respondents, Sinochem Environmental Protection 
Chemicals (Taicang) Co. Ltd. and Sinochem (U.S.A.) Inc., to add 
allegations of infringement of two additional patents, United States 
Patent Nos. 5,382,722 and 5,559,276, and to modify the request for 
relief to seek a limited rather than a general exclusion order. 
Respondents argued that complainants had failed to make a showing of 
good cause. The Commission investigative attorney argued that the 
motion should be denied insofar as it seeks to add patents to the 
complaint.
    On March 28, 2008, the ALJ granted INEOS's motion, finding that, 
pursuant to Commission Rule 210.14(b)(1) (19 CFR 210.14(b)(1)), there 
was good cause to add the respondents and the patents and to modify the 
requested remedy. No petitions for review of this ID were filed.
    Having examined the record of this investigation, the Commission 
has determined not to review the ALJ's ID.
    The authority for the Commission's determination is contained in 
section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and 
in section 210.42 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure 
(19 CFR 210.42).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: April 24, 2008.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
 [FR Doc. E8-9416 Filed 4-29-08; 8:45 am]
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