Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From China and Taiwan; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Antidumping Investigations, 72719-72721 [2011-30317]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2011 / Notices process. Formal scoping for public comments began with the publication of the Notice of Intent, a legal document notifying the public and any affected agencies of the intent to revise the 1989 RMP and prepare an EIS. The notice includes draft planning criteria for review and was published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2008 (73 FR 2520). Public scoping meetings and comment solicitation began on June 25, 2008, and ended on August 31, 2008. Scoping events included open houses in nine communities, attendance at local government meetings in six communities, a mailing of 1,188 letters soliciting written comments, a Web site, plus meetings and conversations with various Federal and State government agencies. All Tribes with lands or with interest in lands within the BLM Baker Field Office Planning Area were invited to participate in the planning process. Three Tribes responded to the BLM’s offer, and scoping presentations were made to those Tribes. Consultation with these Tribal governments will be ongoing. The information obtained from the scoping process was used to define the relevant issues that are addressed in a range of alternative management actions, the environmental impacts of which are analyzed in the Draft EIS. Based on the scoping comments received and their subsequent analysis and evaluation, four major planning issues were identified as being within the scope of the BLM Baker Field Office Draft RMP/EIS. • Issue 1: Landscape Health/Land Use—How should the diverse landscapes and resources within the Planning Area be managed? • Issue 2: Renewable Energy Development—How should the BLM Baker Field Office manage renewable energy development? • Issue 3: Transportation and Access—How should the BLM Baker Field Office manage transportation and access? • Issue 4: Livestock Grazing—How will livestock grazing on public lands be addressed? All four issues center on the larger question of just how much resource use and human activity is acceptable, while still providing the mandated level of resource protection. In addition to the existing no-action alternative, five action alternatives and one sub-alternative were developed to respond to these key issues. The alternatives also address the following: Vegetation and soils, fire management, water quality/aquatic resources/ fisheries, wildlife, recreation, visual VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Nov 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 resources, minerals, lands and realty, special management areas, climate change, lands with wilderness characteristics, and Tribal-government and community interests. Special management areas considered in the Draft RMP/EIS include wild and scenic rivers, wilderness study areas, areas of critical environmental concern (ACEC), research natural areas (RNA), national historic trails, backcountry byways, and lands with wilderness characteristics. The BLM Baker Field Office intends to apply appropriate management to these areas to protect the values and resources for which they were designated. The BLM Baker Field Office considered carrying forward or dropping current administrative designations (i.e., ACECs and RNAs), depending on whether or not they still meet the criteria for which they were originally designated. Additional areas were nominated for designation as ACECs and those that met relevance and importance criteria and merit special management are proposed for designation in the Draft RMP/EIS. The BLM Baker Field Office conducted an inventory of rivers and streams to determine eligibility and suitability for inclusion into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System for designation by Congress and drafted interim management prescriptions for the waterway segment determined ‘‘suitable’’ in the planning process. Wilderness-character inventory maintenance was completed for the Decision Area. This inventory identified lands with wilderness characteristics on 3,380 acres contiguous with BLM Wilderness Study Areas and 9,843 acres adjacent to U.S. Forest Service potential Wilderness Areas. The Draft EIS considers a range of management alternatives for these lands with wilderness characteristics. Following the close of the public review and comment period, public comments will be used to revise the BLM Baker Field Office Draft RMP/EIS in preparation for its release to the public as the BLM Baker Field Office Proposed RMP and Final EIS. The BLM will respond to each substantive comment by making appropriate revisions to the document or by explaining why a comment did not warrant a change. Notice of the availability of the Proposed RMP and Final EIS will be posted in the Federal Register. Please note that public comments and information submitted including names, street addresses, and email addresses of persons who submit comments will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72719 regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2. Edward W. Shepard, State Director, Oregon/Washington. [FR Doc. 2011–30212 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1186–1187 (Final)] Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From China and Taiwan; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Antidumping Investigations United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping investigation Nos. 731–TA–1186–1187 (Final) under section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of less-than-fair-value imports from China and Taiwan of certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (‘‘CSOBAs’’), provided for in subheading 3204.20.80 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, but they may also enter under subheadings 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.40, and 2921.59.8090.1 SUMMARY: 1 For purposes of these investigations, the Department of Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as ‘‘all forms (whether free acid or salt) of compounds known as triazinylaminostilbenes (i.e., all derivatives of 4,4′bis[1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino-2,2′-stilbenedisulfonic acid), except for compounds listed in the following paragraph. The certain stilbenic OBAs covered by these investigations include final stilbenic OBA products, as well as intermediate products that are themselves triazinylaminostilbenes produced E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM Continued 25NON1 72720 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2011 / Notices wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the investigation, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, consult 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). DATES: Effective Date: November 3, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Trainor (202) 205–3354), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired 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 (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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—The final phase of these investigations is being scheduled as a result of affirmative preliminary determinations by the Department of Commerce that imports of CSOBAs from China and Taiwan 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). These investigations were requested in a petition filed on March 31, 2011 by Clariant Corp., Charlotte, NC. Participation in the investigation 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 during the synthesis of final stilbenic OBA products. The compounds excluded from these investigations are all forms of 4,4′-bis[4-anilino-6morpholino-1,3,5-triazin-2yl]amino2,2′stilbenedisulfonic acid, C40H40N12O8S2 (‘‘Fluorescent Brightener 71’’). These investigations cover the above-described compounds in any state (including but not limited to powder, slurry, or solution), of any concentrations of active certain stilbenic OBA ingredient, as well as any compositions regardless of additives (i.e., mixtures or blends, whether of certain stilbenic OBAs with each other, or of certain stilbenic OBAs with additives that are not certain stilbenic OBAs) and in any type of packaging.’’ VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Nov 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 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 March 1, 2012, 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 March 15, 2012. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before March 7, 2012. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the 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 March 9, 2012, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Prehearing briefs must conform with the provisions of section 207.23 of the Commission’s rules; the deadline for filing is March 8, 2012. 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 March 22, 2012; 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 March 22, 2012. On April 12, 2012, 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 April 16, 2012, 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. Please consult the Commission’s rules, as amended, 76 FR 61937 (Oct. 6, 2011) and the Commission’s Handbook on Filing Procedures, 76 FR 62092 (Oct. 6, 2011), available on the Commission’s web site at http://edis.usitc.gov. 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. E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2011 / Notices By order of the Commission. Issued: November 18, 2011. James R. Holbein, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2011–30317 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–479 (Final) and 731–TA–1183–1184 (Final)] Galvanized Steel Wire From China and Mexico; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Investigations United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of countervailing duty investigation No. 701–TA–479 (Final) under section 705(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)) (the Act) and the final phase of antidumping investigation Nos. 731–TA–1183–1184 (Final) under section 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of subsidized and less-than-fairvalue imports from China and Mexico of galvanized steel wire, provided for in subheading 7217.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.1 For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the investigations, hearing procedures, and wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 For purposes of these investigations, the Department of Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as galvanized steel wire which is a cold- drawn carbon quality steel product in coils, of solid, circular cross section with an actual diameter of 0.5842 mm (0.0230 inch) or more, plated or coated with zinc (whether by hot-dipping or electroplating). Steel products to be included in the scope of this investigation, regardless of Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) definitions, are products in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is two percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 1.50 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.02 percent of boron, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.41 percent of titanium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. Specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation is galvanized steel wire in coils of 15 feet or less which is pre-packed in individual retail packages. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Nov 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 rules of general application, consult 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). DATES: Effective Date: November 4, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela M.W. Newell (202) 708–5409), 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 (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these investigations may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—The final phase of these investigations is being scheduled as a result of affirmative preliminary determinations by the Department of Commerce that certain benefits which constitute subsidies within the meaning of section 703 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b) are being provided to manufacturers, producers, or exporters in China of galvanized steel wire, and that such products 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 March 31, 2011, by Davis Wire Corporation, Irwindale, CA; Johnstown Wire Technologies, Inc., Johnstown, PA; Mid-South Wire Company, Inc, Nashville, TN; National Standard, LLC, Niles, MI; and Oklahoma Steel & Wire Company, Inc., Madill, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72721 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 March 8, 2012, 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 March 22, 2012, 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 March 19, 2012. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the 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 March 19, 2012, 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 March 15, 2012. Parties may also file written testimony in connection E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1186-1187 (Final)]


Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From China and 
Taiwan; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Antidumping Investigations

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the 
final phase of antidumping investigation Nos. 731-TA-1186-1187 (Final) 
under section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) 
(the Act) to determine whether an industry in the United States is 
materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the 
establishment of an industry in the United States is materially 
retarded, by reason of less-than-fair-value imports from China and 
Taiwan of certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (``CSOBAs''), 
provided for in subheading 3204.20.80 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
of the United States, but they may also enter under subheadings 
2933.69.6050, 2921.59.40, and 2921.59.8090.\1\
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    \1\ For purposes of these investigations, the Department of 
Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as ``all forms (whether 
free acid or salt) of compounds known as triazinylaminostilbenes 
(i.e., all derivatives of 4,4'-bis[1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino-2,2'-
stilbenedisulfonic acid), except for compounds listed in the 
following paragraph. The certain stilbenic OBAs covered by these 
investigations include final stilbenic OBA products, as well as 
intermediate products that are themselves triazinylaminostilbenes 
produced during the synthesis of final stilbenic OBA products.
    The compounds excluded from these investigations are all forms 
of 4,4'-bis[4-anilino-6-morpholino-1,3,5-triazin-2yl]amino-
2,2'stilbenedisulfonic acid, 
C40H40N12O8S2 
(``Fluorescent Brightener 71''). These investigations cover the 
above-described compounds in any state (including but not limited to 
powder, slurry, or solution), of any concentrations of active 
certain stilbenic OBA ingredient, as well as any compositions 
regardless of additives (i.e., mixtures or blends, whether of 
certain stilbenic OBAs with each other, or of certain stilbenic OBAs 
with additives that are not certain stilbenic OBAs) and in any type 
of packaging.''

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    For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the 
investigation, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, 
consult 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 
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(19 CFR part 207).

DATES: Effective Date: November 3, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Trainor (202) 205-3354), 
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 (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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background.--The final phase of these investigations is being 
scheduled as a result of affirmative preliminary determinations by the 
Department of Commerce that imports of CSOBAs from China and Taiwan 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). These 
investigations were requested in a petition filed on March 31, 2011 by 
Clariant Corp., Charlotte, NC.
    Participation in the investigation 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 March 1, 
2012, 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 March 15, 
2012. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with 
the Secretary to the Commission on or before March 7, 2012. A nonparty 
who has testimony that may aid the 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 March 9, 2012, 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 March 8, 2012. 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 March 22, 2012; 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 March 22, 2012. On April 12, 2012, 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 April 16, 2012, 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. Please consult the Commission's rules, as 
amended, 76 FR 61937 (Oct. 6, 2011) and the Commission's Handbook on 
Filing Procedures, 76 FR 62092 (Oct. 6, 2011), available on the 
Commission's web site at http://edis.usitc.gov.
    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.


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    By order of the Commission.
    Issued: November 18, 2011.
James R. Holbein,
Secretary to the Commission.

[FR Doc. 2011-30317 Filed 11-23-11; 8:45 am]
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