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While you can ask us in your comment VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:06 Aug 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 [FR Doc. 2012–21572 Filed 8–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–534] Renewable Energy and Related Services: Recent Developments United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of public hearing. AGENCY: Following receipt of a request on July 30, 2012 from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. 332–534, Renewable Energy and Related Services: Recent Developments. DATES: November 15, 2012: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. November 19, 2012: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and statements. November 29, 2012: Public hearing. December 17, 2012: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements. March 1, 2013: Deadline for filing all other written submissions. June 28, 2013: Transmittal of Commission report to USTR. 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 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 https://edis.usitc.gov/edis3-internal/ app. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Lisa Alejandro (202–205– 3486 or Lisa.Alejandro@usitc.gov) or Deputy Project Leader Samantha Brady Pham (202–205–3459 or Samantha.Pham@usitc.gov) for information specific to this investigation. For information on the PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53233 legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 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. Background: In his letter the USTR requested that the Commission prepare two reports, one on environmental and related services, and a second on renewable energy and related services, and deliver the reports in 8 and 11 months, respectively, after receipt of the letter. This notice announces the institution of an investigation and schedule, including the date for a public hearing, relating to the preparation of the second report, on renewable energy and related services; the Commission published notice of the institution of the first investigation, No. 332–533, Environmental and Related Services, in the Federal Register of August 21, 2012. As requested by the USTR, the Commission will provide a report on renewable energy and related services that, to the extent practicable: • Defines types of renewable energy and related services, identifies leading suppliers, and generally describes the relationship of renewable energy services to the development of renewable energy projects worldwide; • Estimates the size of the U.S. and global markets for certain renewable energy services, identifies key export and import markets for such services, and describes factors affecting supply and demand; • Examines U.S. and global renewable energy services trade during 2007–11, and highlights recent trends in investment in renewable energy projects and firms, including new business strategies or practices; • Identifies barriers to U.S. trade and investment in renewable energy services, and examines recent efforts to liberalize trade in leading markets for such services; and • Examines the role of clean energy incentive programs in encouraging investment in and creating markets for renewable energy goods and services. E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 53234 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 170 / Friday, August 31, 2012 / Notices As requested by the USTR, the report will focus on services incidental to the development, generation, and distribution of renewable energy, with particular emphasis on wind energy (onshore and offshore) and solar energy, and other technologies that the Commission’s research shows to be of significance. The USTR defined such services to include scientific and technical consulting, services incidental to energy distribution, professional services, construction and engineering services, management consulting and related services, and maintenance and repair of equipment, among others. As requested, the Commission expects to deliver this second report to the USTR no later than June 28, 2013. Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with this investigation will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on November 29, 2012. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be filed with the Secretary no later than 5:15 p.m., November 19, 2012. All prehearing briefs and statements should be filed no later than 5:15 p.m. November 6, 2012 and all post-hearing briefs and statements should be filed no later than 5:15 p.m., December 17, 2012. All preand post-hearing briefs and statements must be filed in accordance with the requirements in the ‘‘Written Submissions’’ section below. In the event that no witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing as of the close of business on November 15, 2012, the hearing will be canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an observer or nonparticipant should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000 after November 1, 2012, for information concerning whether the hearing will be held. Written Submissions: In lieu of or in addition to participating in the hearing, interested parties are invited to file written submissions concerning this investigation. All written submissions (other than those related to the hearing) should be addressed to the Secretary, and should be received no later than 5:15 p.m., March 1, 2013. 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 and the Commission’s Handbook on Filing Procedures require that interested parties file documents electronically on or before the filing deadline and submit eight (8) true paper copies by 12:00 p.m. eastern time on the next business day. In the event that confidential treatment of a document is requested, interested parties must file, at the same time as the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Aug 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 eight paper copies, at least four (4) additional true paper copies in which the confidential information must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information regarding confidential business information). Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). Any submissions that contain confidential business information (CBI) must also conform with the requirements in section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 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 for inspection by interested parties. In the request letter, the USTR stated that his office intends to make the Commission’s report available to the public in its entirety, and asked that the Commission not include any confidential business information or national security classified information in the report. Any confidential business information received by the Commission in this investigation and used in preparing this 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: August 27, 2012. Lisa R. Barton, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2012–21492 Filed 8–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–817] Certain Communication Equipment, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same, Including Power Over Ethernet Telephones, Switches, Wireless Access Points, Routers and Other Devices Used in LANs, and Cameras; Commission Determination Not to Review Initial Determinations Terminating Respondent Avaya Inc. Based on Settlement and Terminating the Investigation Based on Withdrawal of the Complaint; Termination of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review two initial determinations (‘‘IDs’’) (Order Nos. 23–24) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) granting a joint motion by Complainant and Respondent Avaya Inc. (‘‘Avaya’’) to terminate the investigation for Respondent Avaya based on settlement and a motion by Complainant to terminate the investigation in its entirety based on withdrawal of the complaint. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda S. Pitcher, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2737. 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 December 7, 2011, based on a complaint filed by ChriMar Systems, Inc. d/b/a DMS Technologies (‘‘ChriMar’’) of Farmington Hills, Michigan. 76 FR 76436–37 (Dec. 7, 2011). The complaint alleges a violation of section 337 by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,457,250 by certain communication equipment, components thereof, and products containing the same, including power over ethernet telephones, switches, wireless access points, routers and other devices used in LANs, and cameras. The Notice of Investigation named a number of respondents, including Avaya of Basking Ridge, New Jersey; Cisco Consumer Products LLC of Irvine, California, Cisco Systems International B.V. of the Netherlands, Cisco-Linksys LLC of Irvine, California (collectively, ‘‘Cisco’’); Hewlett-Packard Co. (‘‘HP’’) of Palo Alto, California; and Extreme Networks, Inc. (‘‘Extreme’’) of Santa Clara, California. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-534]


Renewable Energy and Related Services: Recent Developments

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 July 30, 2012 from the U.S. 
Trade Representative (USTR) under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 
1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)), the U.S. International Trade Commission 
(Commission) instituted investigation No. 332-534, Renewable Energy and 
Related Services: Recent Developments.

DATES: 
    November 15, 2012: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the 
public hearing.
    November 19, 2012: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and 
statements.
    November 29, 2012: Public hearing.
    December 17, 2012: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and 
statements.
    March 1, 2013: Deadline for filing all other written submissions.
    June 28, 2013: Transmittal of Commission report to USTR.

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 
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 https://edis.usitc.gov/edis3-internal/app.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Lisa Alejandro (202-
205-3486 or Lisa.Alejandro@usitc.gov) or Deputy Project Leader Samantha 
Brady Pham (202-205-3459 or Samantha.Pham@usitc.gov) for information 
specific to this investigation. For information on the legal aspects of 
this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission's Office 
of the General Counsel (202-205-3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). 
The media should contact Margaret O'Laughlin, Office of External 
Relations (202-205-1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-
impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by 
contacting the Commission's TDD terminal at 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.
    Background: In his letter the USTR requested that the Commission 
prepare two reports, one on environmental and related services, and a 
second on renewable energy and related services, and deliver the 
reports in 8 and 11 months, respectively, after receipt of the letter. 
This notice announces the institution of an investigation and schedule, 
including the date for a public hearing, relating to the preparation of 
the second report, on renewable energy and related services; the 
Commission published notice of the institution of the first 
investigation, No. 332-533, Environmental and Related Services, in the 
Federal Register of August 21, 2012.
    As requested by the USTR, the Commission will provide a report on 
renewable energy and related services that, to the extent practicable:
     Defines types of renewable energy and related services, 
identifies leading suppliers, and generally describes the relationship 
of renewable energy services to the development of renewable energy 
projects worldwide;
     Estimates the size of the U.S. and global markets for 
certain renewable energy services, identifies key export and import 
markets for such services, and describes factors affecting supply and 
demand;
     Examines U.S. and global renewable energy services trade 
during 2007-11, and highlights recent trends in investment in renewable 
energy projects and firms, including new business strategies or 
practices;
     Identifies barriers to U.S. trade and investment in 
renewable energy services, and examines recent efforts to liberalize 
trade in leading markets for such services; and
     Examines the role of clean energy incentive programs in 
encouraging investment in and creating markets for renewable energy 
goods and services.

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    As requested by the USTR, the report will focus on services 
incidental to the development, generation, and distribution of 
renewable energy, with particular emphasis on wind energy (onshore and 
offshore) and solar energy, and other technologies that the 
Commission's research shows to be of significance. The USTR defined 
such services to include scientific and technical consulting, services 
incidental to energy distribution, professional services, construction 
and engineering services, management consulting and related services, 
and maintenance and repair of equipment, among others.
    As requested, the Commission expects to deliver this second report 
to the USTR no later than June 28, 2013.
    Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with this 
investigation will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on 
November 29, 2012. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be 
filed with the Secretary no later than 5:15 p.m., November 19, 2012. 
All pre-hearing briefs and statements should be filed no later than 
5:15 p.m. November 6, 2012 and all post-hearing briefs and statements 
should be filed no later than 5:15 p.m., December 17, 2012. All pre- 
and post-hearing briefs and statements must be filed in accordance with 
the requirements in the ``Written Submissions'' section below. In the 
event that no witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing as of 
the close of business on November 15, 2012, the hearing will be 
canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an observer 
or nonparticipant should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-
205-2000 after November 1, 2012, for information concerning whether the 
hearing will be held.
    Written Submissions: In lieu of or in addition to participating in 
the hearing, interested parties are invited to file written submissions 
concerning this investigation. All written submissions (other than 
those related to the hearing) should be addressed to the Secretary, and 
should be received no later than 5:15 p.m., March 1, 2013. 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 and the Commission's Handbook on Filing Procedures require that 
interested parties file documents electronically on or before the 
filing deadline and submit eight (8) true paper copies by 12:00 p.m. 
eastern time on the next business day. In the event that confidential 
treatment of a document is requested, interested parties must file, at 
the same time as the eight paper copies, at least four (4) additional 
true paper copies in which the confidential information must be deleted 
(see the following paragraph for further information regarding 
confidential business information). Persons with questions regarding 
electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202-205-2000).
    Any submissions that contain confidential business information 
(CBI) must also conform with the requirements in section 201.6 of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 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 for inspection by interested 
parties.
    In the request letter, the USTR stated that his office intends to 
make the Commission's report available to the public in its entirety, 
and asked that the Commission not include any confidential business 
information or national security classified information in the report. 
Any confidential business information received by the Commission in 
this investigation and used in preparing this 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: August 27, 2012.
Lisa R. Barton,
Acting Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2012-21492 Filed 8-30-12; 8:45 am]
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