Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest, 24635-24636 [2016-09611]

Download as PDF 24635 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 26, 2016 / Notices Information collection Number of respondents HUD–52675 ........ 3937 Monthly ............... B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: April 14, 2016. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2016–09605 Filed 4–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–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 Air Mattress Bed Systems and Components Thereof DN 3143; 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)). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:08 Apr 25, 2016 Responses per annum Frequency of response Jkt 238001 47,244 Burden hour per response 0.0833 Hours or 5 minutes per family. 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. 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 Select Comfort Corporation and Select Comfort SC Corporation on April 20, 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 air mattress bed systems and components thereof. The complaint names as respondents American National Manufacturing Inc. of Corona, CA; Elements of Rest Inc. of Atlanta, GA; Responsive Surface Technology LLC of Atlanta, GA; and Dires LLC d/b/a Personal Comfort Bed of Orlando, FL. 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 60FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 00082 Fmt 4703 Annual burden hours Sfmt 4703 26,177 Hourly cost per response $21.03 Annual cost $550.502 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 E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 24636 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 26, 2016 / Notices 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. 3143’’) 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 20, 2016. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–09611 Filed 4–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Patricia A. Brink Director of Civil Enforcement. Antitrust Division UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES United States v. Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc. and St. Mary’s Medical Center, Inc.: Proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON DIVISION Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. 16(b)–(h), that a proposed Final Judgment, Stipulation, and Competitive Impact Statement have been filed with the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia in United States of America v. Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc. and St. Mary’s Medical Center, Inc., Civil Action No. 2:16–cv– 03664. On April 14, 2016, the United States filed a Complaint alleging that Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc. 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 22:08 Apr 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 and St. Mary’s Medical Center, Inc. unlawfully agreed to allocate territories for the marketing of competing healthcare services and unlawfully limited competition. The proposed Final Judgment, filed at the same time as the Complaint, enjoins Defendants from limiting competition in this manner and requires Defendants to institute comprehensive antitrust compliance programs to ensure that Defendants do not establish similar unlawful agreements and similar limitations on competition in the future. Copies of the Complaint, proposed Final Judgment, and Competitive Impact Statement are available for inspection on the Antitrust Division’s Web site at http://www.justice.gov/atr and at the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Copies of these materials may be obtained from the Antitrust Division upon request and payment of the copying fee set by Department of Justice regulations. Public comment is invited within 60 days of the date of this notice. Such comments, including the name of the submitter, and responses thereto, will be posted on the Antitrust Division’s Web site, filed with the Court, and, under certain circumstances, published in the Federal Register. Comments should be directed to Peter Mucchetti, Chief, Litigation I, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, 450 Fifth Street NW., Suite 4100, Washington, DC 20530 (telephone: 202–307–0001). UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. CHARLESTON AREA MEDICAL CENTER, INC. and ST. MARY’S MEDICAL CENTER, INC., Defendants. CASE NO.: 2:16–cv–03664 JUDGE: John T. Copenhaver, Jr. FILED: 04/14/2016 COMPLAINT The United States of America brings this civil antitrust action to enjoin an agreement by Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc. (‘‘CAMC’’) and St. Mary’s Medical Center, Inc. (‘‘St. Mary’s) (collectively, ‘‘Defendants’’) that unlawfully allocated territories for the marketing of competing healthcare services and limited competition between the Defendants. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NATURE OF THE ACTION 1. Defendants CAMC and St. Mary’s are healthcare providers that operate general acute-care hospitals in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, and Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, respectively. CAMC and St. Mary’s compete with each other to provide healthcare services. Marketing is a key component of this competition and includes both print and outdoor advertising, such as newspaper advertisements and billboards. 2. CAMC and St. Mary’s agreed to limit marketing of competing healthcare services. According to St. Mary’s Director of Marketing, St. Mary’s ‘‘had an agreement with CAMC that St. Mary’s would not advertise on billboards or in print in Kanawha County and that CAMC would not advertise on billboards or in print in Cabell County.’’ He also testified that ‘‘the agreement between St. Mary’s and CAMC is still in place today.’’ 3. Defendants’ agreement has disrupted the competitive process and harmed patients and physicians. Among other things, the agreement has deprived patients of information they otherwise would have had when making important healthcare decisions and has denied physicians working for the Defendants the opportunity to advertise their services to potential patients. 4. Defendants’ agreement is a naked restraint of trade that is per se unlawful under Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 1. JURISDICTION, VENUE, AND INTERSTATE COMMERCE 5. The United States brings this action pursuant to Section 4 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 4, to prevent and restrain Defendants’ violations of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 1. 6. This Court has subject matter jurisdiction over this action under Section 4 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 4, and 28 U.S.C. 1331, 1337(a), 1345, and 1367. 7. Venue is proper in the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division, under 28 U.S.C. 1391 and Section 12 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 22. Each Defendant transacts business within the Southern District of West Virginia, and all Defendants reside in the Southern District of West Virginia. 8. Defendants engage in interstate commerce and in activities substantially affecting interstate commerce. Defendants provide healthcare services to patients for which employers, health plans, and individual patients remit payments across state lines. Defendants E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Notices]
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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 Air Mattress Bed 
Systems and Components Thereof DN 3143; 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 Select Comfort Corporation 
and Select Comfort SC Corporation on April 20, 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 air mattress bed systems and components thereof. The complaint 
names as respondents American National Manufacturing Inc. of Corona, 
CA; Elements of Rest Inc. of Atlanta, GA; Responsive Surface Technology 
LLC of Atlanta, GA; and Dires LLC d/b/a Personal Comfort Bed of 
Orlando, FL. 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. Sec. 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

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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. 
3143'') 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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    \4\ Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf.
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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 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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    \5\ Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov.
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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. Sec.  1337), and of sections 
201.10 and 210.8(c) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure 
(19 CFR Sec. Sec.  201.10, 210.8(c)).

    By order of the Commission.
    Issued: April 20, 2016.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-09611 Filed 4-25-16; 8:45 am]
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