Sunshine Act Meeting Notice, 47617-47618 [E9-22360]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 178 / Wednesday, September 16, 2009 / Notices SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review a final initial determination (‘‘ID’’) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) finding a violation of section 337 in the above-captioned investigation, and is requesting written submissions regarding remedy, bonding, and the public interest. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Gerdine, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2310. 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, 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: The Commission instituted this investigation on March 4, 2008, based on a complaint filed by Sharp Corporation (‘‘Sharp’’) of Japan. 73 FR 11678. The complaint, as amended and supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 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 liquid crystal display devices, products containing same, and methods for using the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,879,364; 6,952,192; 7,304,703; and 7,304,626. The complaint further alleges the existence of a domestic industry. The Commission’s notice of investigation named the following respondents: Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Korea; Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey; and Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. of San Jose, California (collectively ‘‘Samsung’’). On June 12, 2009, the ALJ issued his final ID finding a violation of section 337 by Samsung. He also issued his recommendation on remedy and bonding during the period of Presidential review. On June 29, 2009, VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:40 Sep 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 Samsung and the Commission investigative attorney (‘‘IA’’) filed petitions for review of the final ID. The IA and Sharp filed responses to the petitions on July 7, 2009. The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. In connection with the final disposition of this investigation, the Commission may issue an order that results in the exclusion of the subject articles from entry into the United States. Accordingly, the Commission is interested in receiving written submissions that address the form of remedy, if any, that should be ordered. If a party seeks exclusion of an article from entry into the United States for purposes other than entry for consumption, the party should so indicate and provide information establishing that activities involving other types of entry either are adversely affecting it or likely to do so. For background, see In the Matter of Certain Devices for Connecting Computers via Telephone Lines, Inv. No. 337–TA–360, USITC Pub. No. 2843 (December 1994) (Commission Opinion). When the Commission contemplates some form of remedy, it must consider the effects of that remedy upon the public interest. The factors the Commission will consider include the effect that an exclusion order and/or cease and desist orders would have on (1) the public health and welfare, (2) competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, (3) U.S. production of articles that are like or directly competitive with those that are subject to investigation, and (4) U.S. consumers. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving written submissions that address the aforementioned public interest factors in the context of this investigation. When the Commission orders some form of remedy, the U.S. Trade Representative, as delegated by the President, has 60 days to approve or disapprove the Commission’s action. See section 337(j), 19 U.S.C. 1337(j) and the Presidential Memorandum of July 21, 2005, 70 FR 43251 (July 26, 2005). During this period, the subject articles would be entitled to enter the United States under bond, in an amount determined by the Commission. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving submissions concerning the amount of the bond that should be imposed if a remedy is ordered. Written Submissions: Parties to the investigation, interested government agencies, and any other interested parties are encouraged to file written submissions on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding, and PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47617 such submissions should address the recommended determination by the ALJ on remedy and bonding. The complainant and the IA are also requested to submit proposed remedial orders for the Commission’s consideration. Complainant is also requested to state the dates that the patents at issue expire and the HTSUS numbers under which the accused articles are imported. The written submissions and proposed remedial orders must be filed no later than close of business on September 16, 2009. Reply submissions must be filed no later than the close of business on September 23. No further submissions on these issues will be permitted unless otherwise ordered by the Commission. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document and 12 true copies thereof on or before the deadlines stated above with the Office of the Secretary. Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment unless the information has already been granted such treatment during the proceedings. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary of the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 210.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is sought will be treated accordingly. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary. 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 sections 210.42–46 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.42–46. By order of the Commission. Issued: September 9, 2009. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–22179 Filed 9–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Foreign Claims Settlement Commission [F.C.S.C. Meeting Notice No. 6–09] Sunshine Act Meeting Notice The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, pursuant to its regulations (45 CFR Part 504) and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of meetings for the E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 47618 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 178 / Wednesday, September 16, 2009 / Notices transaction of Commission business and other matters specified, as follows: DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at 11 a.m. SUBJECT MATTER: Issuance of Proposed Decisions in claims against Albania and Libya. STATUS: Open. All meetings are held at the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E Street, NW., Washington, DC. Requests for information, or advance notices of intention to observe an open meeting, may be directed to: Administrative Officer, Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E Street, NW., Room 6002, Washington, DC 20579. Telephone: (202) 616–6975. Mauricio J. Tamargo, Chairman. [FR Doc. E9–22360 Filed 9–14–09; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4410–01–P MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION [MCC FR 09–17] Report on Countries That Are Candidates for Millennium Challenge Account Eligibility in Fiscal Year 2010 and Countries That Would Be Candidates But for Legal Prohibitions AGENCY: Millennium Challenge Corporation. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Section 608(d) of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 requires the Millennium Challenge Corporation to publish a report that identifies countries that are ‘‘candidate countries’’ for Millennium Challenge Account assistance during FY 2010. The report is set forth in full below. Dated: September 10, 2009. Henry C. Pitney, (Acting) Vice President and General Counsel, Millennium Challenge Corporation. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Report on Countries That Are Candidates for Millennium Challenge Account Eligibility for Fiscal Year 2010 and Countries That Would Be Candidates But for Legal Prohibitions This report to Congress is provided in accordance with Section 608(a) of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003, 22 U.S.C. 7701, 7707(a) (Act). The Act authorizes the provision of Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) assistance for countries that enter into Compacts with the United States to support policies and programs that advance the progress of such countries achieving lasting economic growth and VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:40 Sep 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 poverty reduction. The Act requires Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to take a number of steps in selecting countries with which MCC will seek to enter into a compact, including (i) determining the countries that will be eligible for MCA assistance for fiscal year 2010 (FY10) based on a country’s demonstrated commitment to (a) just and democratic governance, (b) economic freedom, and (c) investing in its people; and (ii) considering the opportunity to reduce poverty and generate economic growth in the country. These steps include the submission of reports to the congressional committees specified in the Act and the publication of notices in the Federal Register that identify: 1. The countries that are ‘‘candidate countries’’ for MCA assistance for FY10 based on their per-capita income levels and their eligibility to receive assistance under U.S. law and countries that would be candidate countries but for specified legal prohibitions on assistance (section 608(a) of the Act); 2. The criteria and methodology that the MCC Board of Directors (Board) will use to measure and evaluate the relative policy performance of the ‘‘candidate countries’’ consistent with the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of section 607 of the Act in order to select ‘‘MCA eligible countries’’ from among the ‘‘candidate countries’’ (section 608(b) of the Act); and 3. The list of countries determined by the Board to be ‘‘MCA eligible countries’’ for FY10, identification of such countries with which the Board will seek to enter into compacts, and justification for such eligibility determination and selection for compact negotiation (section 608(d) of the Act). This report is the first of three required reports listed above. Candidate Countries for FY 2009 The Act requires the identification of all countries that are candidates for MCA assistance for FY10 and the identification of all countries that would be candidate countries but for specified legal prohibitions on assistance. Sections 606(a) and (b) of the Act provide that for FY10 a country shall be a candidate for the MCA if it: • Meets one of the following two income level tests: Æ Has a per capita income equal to or less than the historical ceiling of the International Development Association eligibility for the fiscal year involved (or $1,855 gross national income (GNI) per capita for FY10) (the ‘‘low income category’’); or Æ Is classified as a lower middle income country in the then most recent PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 edition of the World Development Report for Reconstruction and Development published by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and has an income greater than the historical ceiling for International Development Association eligibility for the fiscal year involved (or $1,856 to $3,855 GNI per capita for FY10) (the ‘‘lower middle income category’’); and Æ Is not ineligible to receive U.S. economic assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, (the ‘‘Foreign Assistance Act’’), by reason of the application of the Foreign Assistance Act or any other provision of law. Pursuant to section 606(c) of the Act, the Board has identified the following countries as candidate countries under the Act for FY10. In so doing, the Board has anticipated that prohibitions against assistance as applied to countries in the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2009 (Div. H, Pub. L. 111–8) (FY 2009 SFOAA), will again apply for FY10, even though the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act for FY10 has not yet been enacted and certain findings under other statutes have not yet been made. As noted below, MCC will provide any required updates on subsequent changes in applicable legislation or other circumstances that affects the status of any country as a candidate country for FY10. Candidate Countries: Low Income Category 1. Afghanistan 2. Bangladesh 3. Benin 4. Bolivia 5. Burkina Faso 6. Burundi 7. Cambodia 8. Cameroon 9. Central African Republic 10. Chad 11. Comoros 12. Dem. Republic of the Congo 13. Djibouti 14. Egypt, Arab Rep. 15. Eritrea 16. Ethiopia 17. Gambia 18. Ghana 19. Guinea 20. Guinea Bissau 21. Guyana 22. Haiti 23. Honduras 24. India 25. Kenya 26. Kosovo E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 178 (Wednesday, September 16, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47617-47618]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22360]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

[F.C.S.C. Meeting Notice No. 6-09]


Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

    The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, pursuant to its 
regulations (45 CFR Part 504) and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 
U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of 
meetings for the

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transaction of Commission business and other matters specified, as 
follows:

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at 11 a.m.

Subject Matter: Issuance of Proposed Decisions in claims against 
Albania and Libya.

Status: Open.
    All meetings are held at the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 
600 E Street, NW., Washington, DC. Requests for information, or advance 
notices of intention to observe an open meeting, may be directed to: 
Administrative Officer, Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E 
Street, NW., Room 6002, Washington, DC 20579. Telephone: (202) 616-
6975.

Mauricio J. Tamargo,
Chairman.
[FR Doc. E9-22360 Filed 9-14-09; 11:15 am]
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