Certain Audio Processing Hardware, Software, and Products Containing the Same Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest, 50892-50893 [2017-23874]

Download as PDF 50892 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 211 / Thursday, November 2, 2017 / Notices Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $0. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–23838 Filed 11–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1026] Certain Audio Processing Hardware, Software, and Products Containing the Same Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) has issued a Final Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 which includes a recommended determination on remedy and bonding in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a violation. The ALJ recommended, should the Commission find a violation of section 337, that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order prohibiting the entry of certain audio processing hardware, software, and products containing the same manufactured abroad by or on behalf of Respondent Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California, that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,363,345. The ALJ also recommend that a cease and desist order be issued. The ALJ recommend that any remedy be delayed for a period of three months to one year and that any limited exclusion order include exceptions for warranty, refurbishment, and government use, as well as a certification provision. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Fisherow, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:28 Nov 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https:// 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: Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides that if the Commission finds a violation it shall exclude the articles concerned from the United States: unless, after considering the effect of such exclusion upon the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, and United States consumers, it finds that such articles should not be excluded from entry. 19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1). The Commission is interested in further development of the record on the public interest in its investigations. Accordingly, parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4). In addition, members of the public are hereby invited to file submissions of no more than five (5) pages, inclusive of attachments, concerning the public interest in light of the administrative law judge’s recommended determination on remedy and bonding issued in this investigation on October 26, 2017. Comments should address whether issuance of remedial orders 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 recommended orders are used in the United States; (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the recommended orders; (iii) indicate the extent to which like or directly competitive articles are produced in the United States or are otherwise available in the United States, PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with respect to the articles potentially subject to the recommended orders; (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 recommended orders within a commercially reasonable time; and (v) explain how the recommended orders would impact consumers in the United States. Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of business on November 30, 2017. 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 Commission Rule 210.4(f), 19 CFR part 210.4(f). Submissions should refer to the investigation number (‘‘Inv. No. 1026’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, https:// www.usitc.gov/secretary/documents/ handbook_on_filing_procedures.pdf). 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 part 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All information, including confidential business information and documents for which confidential treatment is properly sought, submitted to the Commission for purposes of this Investigation may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this or a related proceeding, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel, solely for cybersecurity purposes. All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS. This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 211 / Thursday, November 2, 2017 / Notices of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and in part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR part 210. By order of the Commission. Issued: October 30, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: By email ....... [FR Doc. 2017–23874 Filed 11–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P Send them to: pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ......... DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’) On October 26, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, in the lawsuit entitled United States of America v. Cooper Living Trust and Cooper Properties, LP. Civil Action No. 2:17–cv–7836. The United States filed this lawsuit under Sections 106(a) and 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9606(a) and 9607, against the Cooper Living Trust and Cooper Properties, LP (Settling Defendants), for recovery of response costs incurred by the United States and to address environmental contamination at the Cooper Drum Company Superfund Site located in Los Angeles County, California (‘‘the Site’’). The Settling Defendants both owned a portion of the Site at the time of disposal of hazardous substances by the Cooper Drum Company, which operated a drum reconditioning business at the Site. The reconditioning process resulted in contamination of the soil and groundwater beneath the Site. Under the Consent Decree the Settling Defendants agree to complete the sale of property adjacent to the Site (the Property) and pay the United States the greater of 90 percent of the net sales proceeds or $2.5 million. In return, the United States agrees not to sue the Defendants under Sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States of America v. Cooper Living Trust and Cooper Properties, LP, D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–2–09084/1. All VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:28 Nov 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ— ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $9.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost × 38 pages) payable to the United States Treasury. Henry S. Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–23835 Filed 11–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P 50893 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 of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201706-1290-001 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–ASP, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor—OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. ADDRESSES: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Evaluation of Strategies Used in the TechHire and Strengthening Working Families Initiative Grant Programs Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ‘‘Evaluation of Strategies Used in the TechHire and Strengthening Working Families Initiative Grant Programs,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before December 4, 2017. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This ICR seeks PRA authority for the Evaluation of Strategies Used in the TechHire and Strengthening Working Families Initiative Grant Programs information collection that will support an evaluation of both the implementation and impact of the programs. The purpose of the evaluation is to identify whether the grants help low-wage workers obtain employment in and advance in H–1B industries and occupations and, if so, which strategies are most helpful. Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 section 107 authorizes this information collection. See Public Law 114–113. This proposed 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1026]


Certain Audio Processing Hardware, Software, and Products 
Containing the Same Notice of Request for Statements on the Public 
Interest

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law 
judge (``ALJ'') has issued a Final Initial Determination on Violation 
of Section 337 which includes a recommended determination on remedy and 
bonding in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is 
soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended 
relief should the Commission find a violation. The ALJ recommended, 
should the Commission find a violation of section 337, that the 
Commission issue a limited exclusion order prohibiting the entry of 
certain audio processing hardware, software, and products containing 
the same manufactured abroad by or on behalf of Respondent Apple Inc. 
of Cupertino, California, that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent 
No. 6,363,345. The ALJ also recommend that a cease and desist order be 
issued. The ALJ recommend that any remedy be delayed for a period of 
three months to one year and that any limited exclusion order include 
exceptions for warranty, refurbishment, and government use, as well as 
a certification provision. This notice is soliciting public interest 
comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest 
submissions pursuant to Commission rules.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Fisherow, 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 https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed 
on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://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: Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 
provides that if the Commission finds a violation it shall exclude the 
articles concerned from the United States:

unless, after considering the effect of such exclusion upon the 
public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United 
States economy, the production of like or directly competitive 
articles in the United States, and United States consumers, it finds 
that such articles should not be excluded from entry.

19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1).
    The Commission is interested in further development of the record 
on the public interest in its investigations. Accordingly, parties are 
to file public interest submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4). In 
addition, members of the public are hereby invited to file submissions 
of no more than five (5) pages, inclusive of attachments, concerning 
the public interest in light of the administrative law judge's 
recommended determination on remedy and bonding issued in this 
investigation on October 26, 2017. Comments should address whether 
issuance of remedial orders 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 recommended 
orders are used in the United States;
    (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the 
United States relating to the recommended orders;
    (iii) indicate the extent to which like or directly competitive 
articles are produced in the United States or are otherwise available 
in the United States, with respect to the articles potentially subject 
to the recommended orders;
    (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 recommended orders within a 
commercially reasonable time; and
    (v) explain how the recommended orders would impact consumers in 
the United States.
    Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of 
business on November 30, 2017.
    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 Commission Rule 210.4(f), 19 CFR part 210.4(f). Submissions 
should refer to the investigation number (``Inv. No. 1026'') in a 
prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook 
for Electronic Filing Procedures, https://www.usitc.gov/secretary/documents/handbook_on_filing_procedures.pdf). 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 part 201.6. Documents for which confidential 
treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated 
accordingly. All information, including confidential business 
information and documents for which confidential treatment is properly 
sought, submitted to the Commission for purposes of this Investigation 
may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and 
Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the 
records of this or a related proceeding, or (b) in internal 
investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the 
programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including under 5 
U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract 
personnel, solely for cybersecurity purposes. All contract personnel 
will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. All non-confidential 
written submissions will be available for public inspection at the 
Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.
    This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the 
Tariff Act

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of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and in part 210 of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR part 210.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: October 30, 2017.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-23874 Filed 11-1-17; 8:45 am]
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