1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) From China; Determination, 23750-23751 [2016-09337]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 23750 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Notices On February 16, 2016, the Commission determined to review the final ID in part and requested additional briefing from the parties on certain issues. 81 FR at 8744–45. The Commission also solicited briefing from the parties and the public on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. Id. On March 1, 2016, the parties filed initial written submissions addressing the Commission’s questions and the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. On March 11, 2016, the parties filed response briefs. No comments were received from the public. On April 14, 2016, MasterImage filed a letter, notifying the Commission that, on that same day, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (‘‘PTAB’’) issued a Final Written Decision finding claims 1, 6–10, and 18–20 of the ’934 patent unpatentable. See MasterImage Ltr. (Apr. 14, 2016). The Commission has determined to extend the target date for completion of the investigation until June 1, 2016. The Commission requests a response to the following question only: 1. What is the effect of the PTAB’s Final Written Decision on the Commission’s final determination, including any underlying findings, in this investigation? Please include in your response any effect on the issuance of remedial orders with respect to the asserted claims of the ’455 and ’296 patents and claim 11 of the ’934 patent. Written Submissions: The parties to the investigation are requested to file written submissions on the issues identified in this notice. Initial written submissions must be filed no later than close of business on April 26, 2016. Initial written submissions by the parties shall be no more than 20 pages, excluding any attachments or exhibits. Reply submissions must be filed no later than the close of business on May 3, 2016. 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BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1313 (Preliminary)] 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) From China; Determination On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigation, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from China, provided for in subheading 2903.39.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’). 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigation. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce (‘Commerce’’) of an affirmative preliminary determination in the investigation under section 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determination is negative, upon notice of an affirmative final determination in that investigation under section 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigation need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigation. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigation. Background [FR Doc. 2016–09339 Filed 4–21–16; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Commencement of Final Phase Investigation On March 3, 2016, the American HFC Coalition and its individual members (Amtrol, Inc., West Warwick, Rhode Island; Arkema, Inc., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; The Chemours Company FC LLC, Wilmington, Delaware; Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, New Jersey; Hudson Technologies, Pearl River, New York; Mexichem Fluor Inc., St. Gabriel, Louisiana; and Worthington Industries, Inc., Columbus, Ohio) and District Lodge 154 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers filed a petition with the Commission and Commerce, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured and threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV imports of 1,1,1,2Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from China. Accordingly, effective March 3, 2016, the Commission, pursuant to section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)), instituted antidumping duty investigation No. 731–TA–1313 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigation and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Notices of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of March 9, 2016 (81 FR 12523). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on March 24, 2016, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission made this determination pursuant to section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)). It completed and filed its determination in this investigation on April 18, 2016. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4806 (April 2016), entitled 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from China: Investigation No. 731–TA–1313 (Preliminary). By order of the Commission. Issued: April 18, 2016. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–09337 Filed 4–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Youthful Offender Grants Management Information System, (OMB Control No. 1205–0513) Extension With Revisions Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. 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ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free by contacting Ann Leonetti by telephone at 202–693–2746, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:18 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 TTY 1–877–889–5627, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at leonetti.ann@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Attention: Ann Leonetti, Room N–4508, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; by email: leonetti.ann@ dol.gov; or by Fax 202–693–3113. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Leonetti by telephone at 202–693–2746, TTY 1–877–889–5627, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at leonetti.ann@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This program helps to ensure requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be properly assessed. Each year, the Department of Labor/ Employment and Training Administration is appropriated funds for youthful offender demonstration projects. The Department of Labor uses these funds for a variety of multi-site demonstrations aimed at developing model programs for serving young offenders. The Department expects over the next few years to award 28 new Youthful Offender grants in various sets of demonstrations each year for two years of operation and up to one year of follow-up services and post-placement data collection. In any given year this will result in 28 grants in their first year of operation, 28 grants in their second year of operation, and 28 grants providing follow-up services and tracking post-placement outcomes, for a total of 84 grants collecting data each year. This data collection request is to permit the Department of Labor to continue with revisions a management information system for these various sets of grantees. This request includes the collection of data by grantees on participant characteristics, services provided, and participant outcomes; the quarterly progress report submitted by grantees, the quarterly narrative report, and the annual recidivism report. This SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23751 request continues a reporting and recordkeeping system for a minimum level of information collection that is necessary to comply with Equal Opportunity requirements, to hold Youthful Offender grantees appropriately accountable for the Federal funds they receive, including performance measures, and to allow the Department to fulfill its oversight and management responsibilities. Revisions include adding questions on immigration status, welfare receipt, mental health treatment, and child support obligations to the data collected at intake; inserting several additional outcomes and clarifying some of the reporting items in the quarterly progress report; and broadening the recidivism survey to cover young adult offenders as well as juvenile offenders and to allow it to be filled out by the adult criminal justice system for young adult offenders. This request also adds the quarterly narrative report to be submitted by grantees. Burden hours for the quarterly narrative report were included in the supporting statement three years ago, but the report was left out of the final approval. This request also adds burden hours not included in the request three years ago for the time spent by grantees generating, reviewing, and correcting errors in the quarterly progress reports; increases the average burden to participants for the collection of intake data; and reduces the average burden hours from 30 to 16 for grantees to complete the quarterly narrative reports to make it consistent with the average hours approved for the quarterly narrative reports of similar Division of Youth services programs. Section 185 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act authorizes the collection of data from grantees on the demographic characteristics of participants, activities provided, and program outcomes. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to receive consideration, and they will be E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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[FR Doc No: 2016-09337]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 731-TA-1313 (Preliminary)]


1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) From China; Determination

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigation, the United States International Trade Commission 
(``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the 
Act''), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the 
United States is materially injured by reason of imports of 1,1,1,2-
Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from China, provided for in subheading 
2903.39.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that 
are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value 
(``LTFV'').
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    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).
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Commencement of Final Phase Investigation

    Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission's rules, the 
Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of 
its investigation. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of 
scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided 
in section 207.21 of the Commission's rules, upon notice from the 
Department of Commerce (`Commerce'') of an affirmative preliminary 
determination in the investigation under section 733(b) of the Act, or, 
if the preliminary determination is negative, upon notice of an 
affirmative final determination in that investigation under section 
735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the 
preliminary phase of the investigation need not enter a separate 
appearance for the final phase of the investigation. Industrial users, 
and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail 
level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear 
as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty 
investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list 
containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their 
representatives, who are parties to the investigation.

Background

    On March 3, 2016, the American HFC Coalition and its individual 
members (Amtrol, Inc., West Warwick, Rhode Island; Arkema, Inc., King 
of Prussia, Pennsylvania; The Chemours Company FC LLC, Wilmington, 
Delaware; Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, New Jersey; Hudson 
Technologies, Pearl River, New York; Mexichem Fluor Inc., St. Gabriel, 
Louisiana; and Worthington Industries, Inc., Columbus, Ohio) and 
District Lodge 154 of the International Association of Machinists and 
Aerospace Workers filed a petition with the Commission and Commerce, 
alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured 
and threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV imports of 
1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from China. Accordingly, effective 
March 3, 2016, the Commission, pursuant to section 733(a) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)), instituted antidumping duty 
investigation No. 731-TA-1313 (Preliminary).
    Notice of the institution of the Commission's investigation and of 
a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by 
posting copies of the notice in the Office

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of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, 
and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of March 9, 2016 
(81 FR 12523). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on March 24, 
2016, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to 
appear in person or by counsel.
    The Commission made this determination pursuant to section 733(a) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)). It completed and filed 
its determination in this investigation on April 18, 2016. The views of 
the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4806 (April 2016), 
entitled 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from China: Investigation 
No. 731-TA-1313 (Preliminary).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: April 18, 2016.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-09337 Filed 4-21-16; 8:45 am]
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