Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest, 23517-23518 [2016-09223]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices noon the next day pursuant to section 210.4(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). Submissions should refer to the docket number (‘‘Docket No. 3139’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, Electronic Filing Procedures 4). Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.5 This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and of sections 201.10 and 210.8(c) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.10, 210.8(c)). By order of the Commission. Issued: April 15, 2016. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–09211 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof DN 3141; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 4 Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/ rules/handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf. 5 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at EDIS,1 and 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 United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at USITC.2 The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at EDIS.3 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 has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to section 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Paice LLC and Abell Foundation, Inc. on April 15, 2016. 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 hybrid electric vehicles and components thereof. The complaint names as respondents Volkswagen AG of Germany; Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. of Herndon, VA; Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche AG of Germany; Porsche Cars North America, Inc. of Atlanta, GA; Audi AG of Germany; and Audi of America, LLC of Herndon, VA. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order, cease and desist orders and impose a bond upon respondents’ alleged infringing articles during the 60-day Presidential review period pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337(j). Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the public are invited to file comments, not to exceed five (5) pages in length, inclusive of attachments, on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or section 210.8(b) filing. Comments should address whether issuance of the 1 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov. 2 United States International Trade Commission (USITC): http://edis.usitc.gov. 3 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23517 relief specifically requested by the complainant in this investigation would affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers. In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that: (i) Explain how the articles potentially subject to the requested remedial orders are used in the United States; (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the requested remedial orders; (iii) identify like or directly competitive articles that complainant, its licensees, or third parties make in the United States which could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded; (iv) indicate whether complainant, complainant’s licensees, and/or third party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the requested exclusion order and/or a cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time; and (v) explain how the requested remedial orders would impact United States consumers. Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of business, eight calendar days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. There will be further opportunities for comment on the public interest after the issuance of any final initial determination in this investigation. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above and submit 8 true paper copies to the Office of the Secretary by noon the next day pursuant to section 210.4(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). Submissions should refer to the docket number (‘‘Docket No. 3141’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, Electronic Filing Procedures).4 Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests should be 4 Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/ rules/handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf. E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 23518 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.5 This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and of sections 201.10 and 210.8(c) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.10, 210.8(c)). By order of the Commission. Issued: April 15, 2016. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–09223 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–558] Nepal: Advice Concerning Whether Certain Textile and Apparel Articles Are Import Sensitive United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of institution of investigation and scheduling of public hearing. AGENCY: Following receipt of a request on March 30, 2016 from the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. 332–558, Nepal: Advice Concerning Whether Certain Textile and Apparel Articles Are Import Sensitive. The report SUMMARY: will provide the advice requested by the USTR. DATES: May 23, 2016: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. May 25, 2016: Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements. June 9, 2016: Public hearing. June 14, 2016: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements. June 24, 2016: Deadline for filing all other written submissions. September 29, 2016: Transmittal of Commission report to the 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 http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/ edis.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information specific to this investigation may be obtained from Andrea Boron, Project Leader, Office of Industries (202–205–3433 or andrea.boron@ usitc.gov), or Natalie Hanson, Deputy Project Leader, Office of Industries (202–205–2571 or natalie.hanson@ usitc.gov). 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 Web site (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: As noted by the USTR in his request letter, on February 24, 2016, the President signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (the Act) (Pub. L. 114–125) into law. Section 915 of the Act authorizes the President to establish a trade preference program for Nepal. Prior to determining whether an article is an eligible article for the purposes of the Act, the President is required to receive the advice of the Commission, in accordance with section 503(e) of the Trade Act of 1974 (the 1974 Act) (19 U.S.C. 2463(e)), that the article is not import-sensitive in the context of imports from Nepal. In his request letter the USTR notified the Commission, under authority delegated to him in accordance with sections 503(a)(1)(A), 503(e), and 131(a) of the 1974 Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2463(a)(1)(A), 2463(e), and 2151(a)), that the 66 eight-digit textile and apparel tariff lines identified in Table A of the Annex to his request letter are being considered for designation as eligible articles for purposes of the Act. The USTR requested that the Commission provide its advice as to whether these articles are import-sensitive in the context of imports from Nepal. He asked that this advice include the probable economic effect on total U.S. imports, on U.S. industries producing like or directly competitive articles, and on U.S. consumers of the elimination of U.S. import duties for Nepal on the articles identified in Table A of the Annex to his request letter (see Table A below). TABLE A—PRODUCTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR DESIGNATION AS ELIGIBLE PRODUCTS FOR NEPAL HTS subheading Brief description 4202.11.00 ........ Trunks, suitcases, vanity & all other cases, occupational luggage & like containers, surface of leather, composition or patent leather. ´ Trunks, suitcases, vanity and attache cases, occupational luggage and similar containers, with outer surface of plastics. ´ Trunks, suitcases, vanity & attache cases, occupational luggage & like containers, surfaces of cotton, not of pile or tufted construction. ´ Trunks, suitcases, vanity & attache cases, occupational luggage & like containers, w outer surface of veg. fibers, excl. cotton. ´ Trunks, suitcases, vanity & attache cases, occupational luggage and similar containers, with outer surface of textile materials nesi. Handbags, with or without shoulder strap or without handle, with outer surface of leather, composition or patent leather, nesi, n/o $ ea. Handbags, with or without shoulder strap or without handle, with outer surface of leather, composition or patent leather, nesi, over $ ea. Handbags, with or without shoulder straps or without handle, with outer surface of sheeting of plastics. 4202.12.20 ........ 4202.12.40 ........ jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 4202.12.60 ........ 4202.12.80 ........ 4202.21.60 ........ 4202.21.90 ........ 4202.22.15 ........ 5 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 77 (Thursday, April 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23517-23518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09223]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION


Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating 
to the Public Interest

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 received a complaint entitled Certain Hybrid Electric 
Vehicles and Components Thereof DN 3141; the Commission is soliciting 
comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or 
complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules 
of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the 
Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of 
the complaint can be accessed on the Commission's Electronic Document 
Information System (EDIS) at EDIS,\1\ and 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.
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    \1\ Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov.
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    General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained 
by accessing its Internet server at United States International Trade 
Commission (USITC) at USITC.\2\ The public record for this 
investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Document 
Information System (EDIS) at EDIS.\3\ Hearing-impaired persons are 
advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting 
the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810.
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    \2\ United States International Trade Commission (USITC): http://edis.usitc.gov.
    \3\ Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint and 
a submission pursuant to section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Paice LLC and Abell 
Foundation, Inc. on April 15, 2016. 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 hybrid 
electric vehicles and components thereof. The complaint names as 
respondents Volkswagen AG of Germany; Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. 
of Herndon, VA; Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche AG of Germany; Porsche Cars 
North America, Inc. of Atlanta, GA; Audi AG of Germany; and Audi of 
America, LLC of Herndon, VA. The complainant requests that the 
Commission issue a limited exclusion order, cease and desist orders and 
impose a bond upon respondents' alleged infringing articles during the 
60-day Presidential review period pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337(j).
    Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the 
public are invited to file comments, not to exceed five (5) pages in 
length, inclusive of attachments, on any public interest issues raised 
by the complaint or section 210.8(b) filing. Comments should address 
whether issuance of the relief specifically requested by the 
complainant in this investigation would affect the public health and 
welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United 
States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles 
in the United States, or United States consumers.
    In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that:
    (i) Explain how the articles potentially subject to the requested 
remedial orders are used in the United States;
    (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the 
United States relating to the requested remedial orders;
    (iii) identify like or directly competitive articles that 
complainant, its licensees, or third parties make in the United States 
which could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded;
    (iv) indicate whether complainant, complainant's licensees, and/or 
third party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of 
articles potentially subject to the requested exclusion order and/or a 
cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time; and
    (v) explain how the requested remedial orders would impact United 
States consumers.
    Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of 
business, eight calendar days after the date of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. There will be further opportunities for 
comment on the public interest after the issuance of any final initial 
determination in this investigation.
    Persons filing written submissions must file the original document 
electronically on or before the deadlines stated above and submit 8 
true paper copies to the Office of the Secretary by noon the next day 
pursuant to section 210.4(f) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and 
Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). Submissions should refer to the docket 
number (``Docket No. 3141'') in a prominent place on the cover page 
and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, 
Electronic Filing Procedures).\4\ Persons with questions regarding 
filing should contact the Secretary (202-205-2000).
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    Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in 
confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests 
should be

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directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full 
statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such 
treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment 
by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All 
nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public 
inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.\5\
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    This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and of sections 201.10 
and 210.8(c) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 
CFR 201.10, 210.8(c)).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: April 15, 2016.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-09223 Filed 4-20-16; 8:45 am]
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