World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd. and Yu, Chi Shing, a.k.a. Johnny Yu-Possible Violations of Section 10 of the Shipping Act of 1984; Order of Investigation and Hearing, 55553-55554 [E9-25877]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 28, 2009 / Notices Dated: October 23, 2009. Karen V. Gregory, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–25962 Filed 10–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4730–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Ocean Transportation Intermediary License; Revocations The Federal Maritime Commission hereby gives notice that the following Ocean Transportation Intermediary licenses have been revoked pursuant to section 19 of the Shipping Act of 1984 (46 U.S.C. Chapter 409) and the regulations of the Commission pertaining to the licensing of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries, 46 CFR part 515, effective on the corresponding date shown below: License Number: 013868N. Name: Cruz International, Inc. Address: 2206 Saxon Street, Tampa, FL 33605. Date Revoked: September 11, 2009. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 019052N. Name: Deans & Associate Freight System Inc. Address: 225–10 Merrick Blvd., Laurelton, NY 11413. Date Revoked: September 27, 2009. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 019117F. Name: East-West CFS, Inc. Address: 14821 Northam Street, La Mirada, CA 90638. Date Revoked: September 20, 2009. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 020780N. Name: Kevin Jung dba US Global Logistics. Address: 540 S. Catalina Street, Ste. 209, Los Angeles, CA 90020. Date Revoked: September 26, 2009. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 004474N. Name: Logistics Transportation Services, Inc. Address: 23171 Mills Road, Porter, TX 77365. Date Revoked: September 29, 2009. Reason: Surrendered license voluntarily. License Number: 017140N. Name: Meridian Containers (USA) Ltd. Address: 47 Raritan Ave., Ste. B, Highland Park, NJ 08904. Date Revoked: September 19, 2009. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:34 Oct 27, 2009 Jkt 220001 License Number: 021775F. Name: Prologistics, Inc. Address: 9715 Carnegie Ave., El Paso, TX 79925. Date Revoked: September 23, 2009. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 019125F. Name: Monumental Shipping & Moving Corp. Address: 103–10 Astoria Blvd., E. Elmhurst, NY 11369. Date Revoked: September 28, 2009. Reason: Surrendered license voluntarily. Sandra L. Kusumoto, Director, Bureau of Certification and Licensing. [FR Doc. E9–25961 Filed 10–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION [Docket No. 09–07] World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd. and Yu, Chi Shing, a.k.a. Johnny Yu—Possible Violations of Section 10 of the Shipping Act of 1984; Order of Investigation and Hearing World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd., (‘‘World Chance’’) is a foreign based tariffed and bonded non-vesseloperating common carrier (‘‘NVOCC’’) registered with the Federal Maritime Commission (‘‘Commission’’) as Org. No. 018712. World Chance is located at #8 Des Voeux Road West, Rms. 1401– 1402, Hong Kong, China. Yu, Chi Shing, a.k.a. Johnny Yu (‘‘Mr. Yu’’) is the company’s sole shareholder and chief executive officer. Based on evidence available to the Commission, it appears that World Chance and Mr. Yu may have permitted unrelated shippers of pyrotechnics to have direct access to the rates in World Chance’s service contracts. Moreover, it also appears that World Chance and Mr. Yu may have provided rates and charges to pyrotechnics shippers which were not in accordance with the rates and charges contained in World Chance’s tariff. Additionally, in 2005, Mr. Yu incorporated Fireworks Logistics Association Ltd. (‘‘FLA’’) as a ‘‘private limited company’’ in Hong Kong. FLA, however, does not appear to have a separate legal identity, and lists World Chance’s Hong Kong address as its own and uses World Chance’s telephone and fax numbers and its email account. From the evidence developed, it appears that by entering into service contracts in FLA’s name, World Chance and Mr. Yu may have utilized FLA as an unfair PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55553 device or means to obtain lower rates and to receive volume incentive payments not otherwise applicable. Section 10(a)(1) of the 1984 Act, 46 U.S.C. 41102(a) prohibits any person from knowingly and willfully obtaining or attempting to obtain ocean transportation of property at less than the otherwise applicable rates or charges ‘‘by means of false billing, false classification, false weighing, false report of weight, false measurement, or any other unjust or unfair device or means * * * .’’ Section 10(b)(1) of the 1984 Act, 46 U.S.C. 41104(1), prohibits a carrier from allowing any person to obtain transportation of property at less than the rates and charges in the carrier’s tariff or filed contracts ‘‘by means of false billing, false classification * * * or by any other unjust or unfair device or means.’’ Section 10(b)(2) of the 1984 Act, 46 U.S.C. 41104(2), prohibits providing service in the liner trades ‘‘not in accordance with’’ the rates and charges published in a tariff or filed in an NVOCC service arrangement. Pursuant to section 13 of the 1984 Act, 46 U.S.C. 41109, a party is subject to a civil penalty not exceeding $5,000 for each violation unless the violation was willfully and knowingly committed, in which case the amount of the civil penalty may not exceed $25,000 for each violation.1 Now therefore, it is ordered, that pursuant to sections 10 and 11 of the 1984 Act, 46 U.S.C. 41102(a), and 41104(1) and (2), an investigation is instituted to determine: (1) Whether World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd. and/or Yu, Chi Shing, a.k.a. Johnny Yu, violated section 10(a)(1) of the 1984 Act, 46 U.S.C. 41102(a), by utilizing Fireworks Logistics Association, Ltd. as an unfair device or means to obtain lower rates and receive volume incentive payments not otherwise applicable; (2) Whether World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd. and/or Yu, Chi Shing, a.k.a. Johnny Yu, violated section 10(b)(1) of the 1984 Act, 46 U.S.C. 41104(1), by allowing persons to obtain transportation of property at less than the rates and charges in the carrier’s tariff or filed contracts ‘‘by means of false billing, false classification * * * or by any other unjust or unfair device or means;’’ (3) Whether World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd. and/or Yu, Chi Shing, 1 Effective July 31, 2009, the maximum levels of civil penalties were adjusted for inflation to $8,000 and $40,000, respectively. For the period of violations discussed in this memorandum prior to July 31, 2009, the maximum level of civil penalties was $6,000 and $30,000, respectively. E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 55554 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 28, 2009 / Notices a.k.a. Johnny Yu, violated section 10(b)(2) of the 1984 Act. 46 U.S.C. 41104(2), by providing service in the liner trades ‘‘not in accordance with’’ the rates and charges published in a tariff or filed in an NVOCC service arrangement; (4) Whether, in the event violations of section 10 of the 1984 Act are found, civil penalties should be assessed against World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd. and/or Yu, Chi Shing, a.k.a. Johnny Yu and, if so, the amount of the penalties to be assessed; and (5) Whether, in the event violations are found, appropriate cease and desist orders should be issued against World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd. and/ or Yu, Chi Shing, a.k.a. Johnny Yu. It is further ordered, that a public hearing be held in this proceeding and that this matter be assigned for hearing before an Administrative Law Judge of the Commission’s Office of Administrative Law Judges at a date and place to be hereafter determined by the Administrative Law Judge in compliance with Rule 61 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 46 CFR 502.61. The hearing shall include oral testimony and crossexamination in the discretion of the presiding Administrative Law Judge only after consideration has been given by the parties and the presiding Administrative Law Judge to the use of alternative forms of dispute resolution, and upon a proper showing that there are genuine issues of material fact that cannot be resolved on the basis of sworn statements, affidavits, depositions, or other documents or that the nature of the matters in issue is such that an oral hearing and cross-examination are necessary for the development of an adequate record; It is further ordered, that World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd. and Yu, Chi Shing, a.k.a. Johnny Yu are designated as Respondents in this proceeding; It is further ordered, that the Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement is designated a party to this proceeding; It is further ordered, that notice of this Order be published in the Federal Register, and a copy be served on the parties of record; It is further ordered, that other persons having an interest in participating in this proceeding may file petitions for leave to intervene in accordance with Rule 72 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 46 CFR 502.72; VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:34 Oct 27, 2009 Jkt 220001 It is further ordered, that all further notices, orders, and/or decisions issued by or on behalf of the Commission in this proceeding, including notice of the time and place of hearing or prehearing conference, shall be served on parties of record; It is further ordered, that all documents submitted by any party of record in this proceeding shall be directed to the Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, in accordance with Rule 118 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 46 CFR 502.118, and shall be served on parties of record; and It is further ordered, that in accordance with Rule 61 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, the initial decision of the Administrative Law Judge shall be issued by October 22, 2010 and the final decision of the Commission shall be issued by February 22, 2011. By the Commission. Karen V. Gregory, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–25877 Filed 10–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier: OS–0990–New] Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed information collection request for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690–6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above e-mail address within 60days. Proposed Project: Attitudes Toward Electronic Health Information Exchange and Associated Privacy and Security Aspects—OMB No. 0990–NEW–Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Abstract: Electronic health information exchange promises an array of potential benefits for individuals and the U.S. health care system through improved health care quality, safety, and efficiency. At the same time, this environment also poses new challenges and opportunities for protecting health information. Health information technology and electronic health information exchange may also provide individuals with new, more effective methods to engage with their health care providers and affect how their health information may be exchanged. Based on findings from a comprehensive literature review, little is known about individuals’ attitudes toward electronic health information exchange and the extent to which they are interested in determining by whom and how their health information is exchanged. The proposed information collection will permit us to better understand individuals’ attitudes toward electronic health information exchange and its associated privacy and security aspects as well as inform policy and programmatic objectives. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is proposing to conduct a nationwide survey which will use computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI) to interview a representative sample of the general U.S. population. Data collection will take place over the course of eight weeks. The data will be analyzed using statistical methods and a draft report will be prepared. ONC will hold a web seminar prior to the publication of the final report to convey the findings to the general public. A final report will be posted on http://healthit.hhs.gov which will include the results and analysis. E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

[Docket No. 09-07]


World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd. and Yu, Chi Shing, 
a.k.a. Johnny Yu--Possible Violations of Section 10 of the Shipping Act 
of 1984; Order of Investigation and Hearing

    World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd., (``World Chance'') is a 
foreign based tariffed and bonded non-vessel-operating common carrier 
(``NVOCC'') registered with the Federal Maritime Commission 
(``Commission'') as Org. No. 018712. World Chance is located at 
8 Des Voeux Road West, Rms. 1401-1402, Hong Kong, China. Yu, 
Chi Shing, a.k.a. Johnny Yu (``Mr. Yu'') is the company's sole 
shareholder and chief executive officer.
    Based on evidence available to the Commission, it appears that 
World Chance and Mr. Yu may have permitted unrelated shippers of 
pyrotechnics to have direct access to the rates in World Chance's 
service contracts. Moreover, it also appears that World Chance and Mr. 
Yu may have provided rates and charges to pyrotechnics shippers which 
were not in accordance with the rates and charges contained in World 
Chance's tariff.
    Additionally, in 2005, Mr. Yu incorporated Fireworks Logistics 
Association Ltd. (``FLA'') as a ``private limited company'' in Hong 
Kong. FLA, however, does not appear to have a separate legal identity, 
and lists World Chance's Hong Kong address as its own and uses World 
Chance's telephone and fax numbers and its email account. From the 
evidence developed, it appears that by entering into service contracts 
in FLA's name, World Chance and Mr. Yu may have utilized FLA as an 
unfair device or means to obtain lower rates and to receive volume 
incentive payments not otherwise applicable.
    Section 10(a)(1) of the 1984 Act, 46 U.S.C. 41102(a) prohibits any 
person from knowingly and willfully obtaining or attempting to obtain 
ocean transportation of property at less than the otherwise applicable 
rates or charges ``by means of false billing, false classification, 
false weighing, false report of weight, false measurement, or any other 
unjust or unfair device or means * * * .'' Section 10(b)(1) of the 1984 
Act, 46 U.S.C. 41104(1), prohibits a carrier from allowing any person 
to obtain transportation of property at less than the rates and charges 
in the carrier's tariff or filed contracts ``by means of false billing, 
false classification * * * or by any other unjust or unfair device or 
means.'' Section 10(b)(2) of the 1984 Act, 46 U.S.C. 41104(2), 
prohibits providing service in the liner trades ``not in accordance 
with'' the rates and charges published in a tariff or filed in an NVOCC 
service arrangement.
    Pursuant to section 13 of the 1984 Act, 46 U.S.C. 41109, a party is 
subject to a civil penalty not exceeding $5,000 for each violation 
unless the violation was willfully and knowingly committed, in which 
case the amount of the civil penalty may not exceed $25,000 for each 
violation.\1\
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    \1\ Effective July 31, 2009, the maximum levels of civil 
penalties were adjusted for inflation to $8,000 and $40,000, 
respectively. For the period of violations discussed in this 
memorandum prior to July 31, 2009, the maximum level of civil 
penalties was $6,000 and $30,000, respectively.
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    Now therefore, it is ordered, that pursuant to sections 10 and 11 
of the 1984 Act, 46 U.S.C. 41102(a), and 41104(1) and (2), an 
investigation is instituted to determine:
    (1) Whether World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd. and/or Yu, Chi 
Shing, a.k.a. Johnny Yu, violated section 10(a)(1) of the 1984 Act, 46 
U.S.C. 41102(a), by utilizing Fireworks Logistics Association, Ltd. as 
an unfair device or means to obtain lower rates and receive volume 
incentive payments not otherwise applicable;
    (2) Whether World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd. and/or Yu, Chi 
Shing, a.k.a. Johnny Yu, violated section 10(b)(1) of the 1984 Act, 46 
U.S.C. 41104(1), by allowing persons to obtain transportation of 
property at less than the rates and charges in the carrier's tariff or 
filed contracts ``by means of false billing, false classification * * * 
or by any other unjust or unfair device or means;''
    (3) Whether World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd. and/or Yu, Chi 
Shing,

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a.k.a. Johnny Yu, violated section 10(b)(2) of the 1984 Act. 46 U.S.C. 
41104(2), by providing service in the liner trades ``not in accordance 
with'' the rates and charges published in a tariff or filed in an NVOCC 
service arrangement;
    (4) Whether, in the event violations of section 10 of the 1984 Act 
are found, civil penalties should be assessed against World Chance 
Logistics (Hong Kong), Ltd. and/or Yu, Chi Shing, a.k.a. Johnny Yu and, 
if so, the amount of the penalties to be assessed; and
    (5) Whether, in the event violations are found, appropriate cease 
and desist orders should be issued against World Chance Logistics (Hong 
Kong), Ltd. and/or Yu, Chi Shing, a.k.a. Johnny Yu.
    It is further ordered, that a public hearing be held in this 
proceeding and that this matter be assigned for hearing before an 
Administrative Law Judge of the Commission's Office of Administrative 
Law Judges at a date and place to be hereafter determined by the 
Administrative Law Judge in compliance with Rule 61 of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure, 46 CFR 502.61. The hearing shall 
include oral testimony and cross-examination in the discretion of the 
presiding Administrative Law Judge only after consideration has been 
given by the parties and the presiding Administrative Law Judge to the 
use of alternative forms of dispute resolution, and upon a proper 
showing that there are genuine issues of material fact that cannot be 
resolved on the basis of sworn statements, affidavits, depositions, or 
other documents or that the nature of the matters in issue is such that 
an oral hearing and cross-examination are necessary for the development 
of an adequate record;
    It is further ordered, that World Chance Logistics (Hong Kong), 
Ltd. and Yu, Chi Shing, a.k.a. Johnny Yu are designated as Respondents 
in this proceeding;
    It is further ordered, that the Commission's Bureau of Enforcement 
is designated a party to this proceeding;
    It is further ordered, that notice of this Order be published in 
the Federal Register, and a copy be served on the parties of record;
    It is further ordered, that other persons having an interest in 
participating in this proceeding may file petitions for leave to 
intervene in accordance with Rule 72 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure, 46 CFR 502.72;
    It is further ordered, that all further notices, orders, and/or 
decisions issued by or on behalf of the Commission in this proceeding, 
including notice of the time and place of hearing or prehearing 
conference, shall be served on parties of record;
    It is further ordered, that all documents submitted by any party of 
record in this proceeding shall be directed to the Secretary, Federal 
Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, in accordance with Rule 118 
of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 46 CFR 502.118, 
and shall be served on parties of record; and
    It is further ordered, that in accordance with Rule 61 of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, the initial decision of 
the Administrative Law Judge shall be issued by October 22, 2010 and 
the final decision of the Commission shall be issued by February 22, 
2011.

    By the Commission.
Karen V. Gregory,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E9-25877 Filed 10-27-09; 8:45 am]
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