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Download as PDF 3188 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 23, 2018 / Notices 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. Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.12 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: January 18, 2018. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–01157 Filed 1–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1071] Certain Wireless Audio Systems and Components Thereof; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating Investigation Based on Settlement and License Agreements U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 12) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’), granting a joint motion to terminate the above-captioned investigation based on settlement and license agreements. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Chen, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2392. 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Jan 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION The Commission instituted this investigation on September 15, 2017, based on a complaint filed by Broadcom Limited of San Jose, California; and Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. of Singapore (collectively, ‘‘Broadcom’’). 82 FR 43404 (Sep. 15, 2017). The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 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 wireless audio systems and components thereof by reason of infringement of claim 20 of U.S. Patent No. 6,684,060. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by 19 U.S.C. 1337(a)(2). The notice of investigation named DTS, Inc. of Calabasas, California; Phorus, Inc. of Calabasas, California; MartinLogan, Ltd. of Lawrence, Kansas; Paradigm Electronics Inc. of Ontario, Canada; Anthem Electronics, Inc. of Ontario, Canada; Wren Sound Systems, LLC of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. of Binghamton, New York; Definitive Technology of Owings Mills, Maryland; and Polk Audio Inc. of Vista, California, as respondents. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations is also a party in this investigation. On December 18, 2017, Broadcom and Respondents filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation in its entirety on the basis of settlement and license agreements. The ALJ issued the subject ID granting the motion on December 20, 2017. The ALJ found that the motion complies with Commission Rules and termination of the investigation will not adversely affect the public interest. No petitions for review were filed. The Commission has determined not to review the ID. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act 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. [Investigation No. 337–TA–1060] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By order of the Commission. Issued: January 18, 2018. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–01129 Filed 1–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Certain Consumer Electronic Devices, Including Televisions, Gaming Consoles, Mobile Phones and Tablets, and Network-Enabled DVD and BluRay Players; Termination of Investigation on the Basis of Settlement U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge’s (‘‘ALJ’’) initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 27), which terminated the investigation on the basis of settlement. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sidney A. Rosenzweig, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2532. 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 TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on June 13, 2017, based upon a complaint filed by ARRIS Enterprises LLC of Sewanee, Georgia (‘‘ARRIS’’). 82 FR 27078 (June 13, 2017). The complaint alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain consumer electronic devices, including televisions, gaming consoles, mobile phones and tablets, and network-enabled DVD and Blu-ray players by reason of the infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,473,858; U.S. Patent No. 6,934,148; E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 23, 2018 / Notices U.S. Patent No. 7,113,502; U.S. Patent No. 7,752,564; U.S. Patent No. 8,300,156; and U.S. Patent No. 9,521,466. The notice of investigation named as respondents: Sony Corporation of Tokyo, Japan; Sony Corporation of America, of New York, New York; Sony Electronics Inc. of San Diego, California; Sony Interactive Entertainment, Inc. of Tokyo, Japan; as well as Sony Mobile Communications (USA), Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, and Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC, each of San Mateo, California (collectively, ‘‘Sony’’). The Office of Unfair Import Investigations was also named as a party. On December 15, 2017, ARRIS and Sony filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation in view of a patent cross license agreement between the parties that settles this investigation. On December 18, 2017, the Commission investigative attorney responded in support of the motion. On December 20, 2017, the presiding ALJ granted the motion as the subject ID. The ID finds that the motion complies with Commission Rules, and that granting the motion is not contrary to the public interest. ID at 1–3; see 19 CFR 210.21(b), 210.50(b)(2). No petitions for review of the ID were filed. The Commission has determined not to review the ID. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act 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: January 18, 2018. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–01155 Filed 1–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA–392] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Organix, Inc. Correction Notice document 2017–28180, appearing on page 539, in the issue of January 4, 2018 was inadvertently published in error and should not have appeared in the Federal Register. [FR Doc. C1–2017–28180 Filed 1–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1301–00–D VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Jan 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Non-Agricultural Employment in the United States Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce to employers and other interested stakeholders about a process change to better assure fairness regarding the issuance of H–2B temporary labor certifications due to the unprecedented volume of applications received on January 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William W. Thompson, II, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Box #12–200, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–513–7350 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877–889–5627. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: H–2B Visas: Statutory Background and OFLC Process The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets the annual number of aliens who may be issued H–2B visas or otherwise provided H–2B nonimmigrant status by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to perform temporary non-agricultural work at 66,000. Up to 33,000 H–2B visas may be issued in the first half of a fiscal year (October 1 to March 31), and the remaining semiannual allocation of 33,000 visas will be available for employers seeking to hire H–2B workers during the second half of the fiscal year (April 1 to September 30). This announcement concerns the processing of the H–2B temporary labor certification applications for the April 1–September 30, 2018 period of need. The Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) process for obtaining an H–2B certification is a twostep process for employers. Employers must first file a complete and accurate Application for Temporary Employment Certification (ETA Form 9142B). PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3189 Following review and acceptance from OFLC, the employer must then conduct recruitment of U.S. workers and file a recruitment report. The Department reviews those reports and issues final labor certification decisions to employers who comply with all regulatory requirements as they are returned to OFLC by employers. Employers granted temporary labor certification are then eligible to file a petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the DHS. Process Change for Granting Temporary Labor Certification Because of the intense competition for H–2B visas in recent years, the semiannual visa allocation, and the regulatory requirement that employers apply with OFLC for a temporary labor certification 75 to 90 days before the start date of work, employers who wish to obtain visas for their workers under the semi-annual allotment for periods of need beginning from April 1–September 30, 2018, must promptly apply for a temporary labor certification and then file a petition with USCIS before the cap is reached. As a result, OFLC typically experiences a significant ‘‘spike’’ in labor certification applications at the beginning of January for temporary or seasonal jobs during the U.S.’s early spring and summer weather months. Thus, on January 1, 2017 (FY 2017), OFLC received 1,538 applications covering approximately 26,673 worker positions for a work start date of April 1, 2017; approximately 80% of the entire semi-annual visa allocation of 33,000. By contrast, on January 1, 2018, OFLC received approximately 4,498 applications covering 81,008 worker positions requesting an April 1, 2018, start date of work. This unprecedented level of employer requests for H–2B workers on January 1, 2018 is approximately three times greater than the number of applications received on January 1, 2017, and more than two and one-half times greater than the 33,000 semi-annual visa allotment for FY 2018 permitted under the INA. In previous years, OFLC processed applications as expeditiously as possible in a manner irrespective of the time of day the application was filed, only focusing on processing applications by the day they were filed. Although OFLC is working as expeditiously as possible to issue first actions, review responses to Notices of Deficiency, and issue Notices of Acceptance, the overwhelming workload this year has strained OFLC’s processing system and resulted in delays for the majority of all applications filed on January 1. OFLC E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 23, 2018)]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1060]


Certain Consumer Electronic Devices, Including Televisions, 
Gaming Consoles, Mobile Phones and Tablets, and Network-Enabled DVD and 
Blu-Ray Players; Termination of Investigation on the Basis of 
Settlement

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 determined not to review the presiding administrative 
law judge's (``ALJ'') initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 27), 
which terminated the investigation on the basis of settlement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sidney A. Rosenzweig, Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2532. 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 TDD terminal on (202) 205-
1810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation 
on June 13, 2017, based upon a complaint filed by ARRIS Enterprises LLC 
of Sewanee, Georgia (``ARRIS''). 82 FR 27078 (June 13, 2017). The 
complaint alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), in the importation into the United States, 
the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after 
importation of certain consumer electronic devices, including 
televisions, gaming consoles, mobile phones and tablets, and network-
enabled DVD and Blu-ray players by reason of the infringement of 
certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,473,858; U.S. Patent No. 6,934,148;

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U.S. Patent No. 7,113,502; U.S. Patent No. 7,752,564; U.S. Patent No. 
8,300,156; and U.S. Patent No. 9,521,466. The notice of investigation 
named as respondents: Sony Corporation of Tokyo, Japan; Sony 
Corporation of America, of New York, New York; Sony Electronics Inc. of 
San Diego, California; Sony Interactive Entertainment, Inc. of Tokyo, 
Japan; as well as Sony Mobile Communications (USA), Inc., Sony 
Interactive Entertainment LLC, and Sony Interactive Entertainment 
America LLC, each of San Mateo, California (collectively, ``Sony''). 
The Office of Unfair Import Investigations was also named as a party.
    On December 15, 2017, ARRIS and Sony filed a joint motion to 
terminate the investigation in view of a patent cross license agreement 
between the parties that settles this investigation. On December 18, 
2017, the Commission investigative attorney responded in support of the 
motion.
    On December 20, 2017, the presiding ALJ granted the motion as the 
subject ID. The ID finds that the motion complies with Commission 
Rules, and that granting the motion is not contrary to the public 
interest. ID at 1-3; see 19 CFR 210.21(b), 210.50(b)(2).
    No petitions for review of the ID were filed. The Commission has 
determined not to review the ID.
    The authority for the Commission's determination is contained in 
section 337 of the Tariff Act 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: January 18, 2018.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2018-01155 Filed 1-22-18; 8:45 am]
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