Large Residential Washers: Monitoring Developments in the Domestic Industry, 5715-5716 [2019-03073]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2019 / Notices will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Next Steps If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Authority We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Nicole Alt, Acting Assistant Regional Director, MountainPrairie Region. [FR Doc. 2019–03074 Filed 2–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. TA–204–013] Large Residential Washers: Monitoring Developments in the Domestic Industry United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission has instituted investigation No. TA–204– 013, Large Residential Washers: Report on Monitoring of Developments in the Domestic Industry, for the purpose of preparing the report to the President and the Congress required by section 204(a)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974 on its monitoring of developments in the domestic industry following the President’s decision to impose a safeguard measure on imports of large residential washers and certain washer parts as described in Proclamation 9694 of January 23, 2018. DATES: February 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathanael Comly (202–205–3174), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. 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. General information concerning the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Feb 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On January 23, 2018, the President, pursuant to section 203 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2253) (Trade Act), issued Proclamation 9694, imposing a safeguard measure on imports of certain large residential washers and parts thereof in the form of tariff-rate quotas. The proclamation was published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2018 (83 FR 3553). The measure took effect on February 7, 2018, for a period of three years and one day, or through February 7, 2021. The President imposed the measure following receipt of a report from the Commission in December 2017 under section 202 of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2252) that contained an affirmative determination, remedy recommendations, and certain additional findings (see Large Residential Washers, investigation No. TA–201–076, USITC Publication 4745, December 2017). Section 204(a)(1) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2254(a)(1)) requires the Commission to monitor developments with respect to the domestic industry, including the progress and specific efforts made by workers and firms in the domestic industry to make a positive adjustment to import competition, as long as any action under section 203 of the Trade Act remains in effect. Whenever the initial period of such an action exceeds 3 years, section 204(a)(2) requires the Commission to submit a report on the results of the monitoring to the President and the Congress no later than the mid-point of the initial period of the relief—in this case by August 7, 2019. Section 204(a)(3) requires the Commission to hold a hearing in the course of preparing each such report. For further information concerning the conduct of this investigation, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 201), and part 206, subparts A and F (19 CFR part 206). Participation in the investigation and service list.—Persons wishing to participate in the investigation as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, not later than 21 days after publication of this notice in PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5715 the Federal Register. The Secretary will prepare a service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to this investigation upon the expiration of the period for filing entries of appearance. Limited disclosure of confidential business information (CBI).—Pursuant to section 206.17 of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make CBI gathered in this investigation available to authorized applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 CFR 206.17(a)(3)(iii)) under an administrative protective order (APO) issued in the investigation, provided that the application is made not later than 21 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive CBI under the APO. The Commission may include CBI in the report it sends to the President and to the U.S. Trade Representative. Additionally, all information, including CBI, submitted in this investigation may be disclosed to and used by (i) 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 for cybersecurity purposes. The Commission will not release information which the Commission considers to be confidential business information unless the party submitting the confidential business information had notice, at the time of submission, that such information would be released by the Commission, or such party subsequently consents to the release of the information. The Commission will not otherwise disclose any CBI in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. Public hearing.—As required by statute, the Commission has scheduled a hearing in connection with this investigation. The hearing will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. on June 25, 2019, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before June 14, 2019. All persons desiring to appear at the hearing and make an oral presentation should participate in a prehearing conference to be held on June 21, 2019 at the U.S. E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 5716 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2019 / Notices International Trade Commission Building, if deemed necessary. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), and 201.13(f) of the Commission’s rules. Parties must submit any request to present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 days prior to the date of the hearing. Written submissions.—Each party is encouraged to submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. The deadline for filing prehearing briefs is June 14, 2019. Parties may also file posthearing briefs. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is July 2, 2019. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the investigation may submit, on or before July 2, 2019, a written statement concerning the matters to be addressed in the Commission’s report to the President. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain CBI must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s rules. Any CBI that is provided will be subject to limited disclosure under the APO (see above) and may be included in the report that the Commission sends to the President and the U.S. Trade Representative. The Commission’s Handbook on E-Filing, available on the Commission’s website at https:// www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_ on_filing_procedures.pdf, elaborates upon the Commission’s rules with respect to electronic filing Additional written submissions to the Commission, including requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission’s rules, will not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a Commissioner or Commission staff. In accordance with section 201.16(c) of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on all other parties to the investigation (as identified by the service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. Authority: This investigation is being conducted under the authority of section 204(a) of the Trade Act of 1974; this notice is published pursuant to section 206.3 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Feb 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 Issued: February 19, 2019. William Bishop, Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–03073 Filed 2–21–19; 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 Semiconductor Devices, Integrated Circuits, and Consumer Products Containing the Same, DN 3363; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. 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 https://edis.usitc.gov, 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 https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (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: The Commission has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to § 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Innovative Foundry Technologies LLC (‘‘IFT’’) on February 15, 2019. The complaint alleges violations of section SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 semiconductor devices, integrated circuits, and consumer products containing same. The complaint names as respondents: BBK Communication Technology Co., Ltd. of China; Vivo Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. of China; OnePlus Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. of China; Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Co., Ltd. of China; Hisense Electric Co., Ltd. of China; Hisense USA Corporation of Suwanee, GA; Hisense USA Multimedia R & D Center Inc. of Suwanee, GA; TCL Corporation of China; TCL Communication, Inc. of Irvine, CA; TTE Technology, Inc. (d/b/a TCL America) of Corona, CA; TCT Mobile (US) Inc. of Irvine, CA; VIZIO, Inc. of Irvine, CA; MediaTek Inc. of Taiwan; MediaTek USA Inc. of San Jose, CA; Mstar Semiconductor, Inc. of Taiwan; Qualcomm Incorporated of San Diego, CA; Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. of San Diego, CA; Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited of Taiwan; TSMC North America of San Jose, CA; and TSMC Technology, Inc. of San Jose, CA. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order, cease and desist orders and impose a bond during the 60-day 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 § 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 E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. TA-204-013]


Large Residential Washers: Monitoring Developments in the 
Domestic Industry

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission has instituted investigation No. TA-204-013, 
Large Residential Washers: Report on Monitoring of Developments in the 
Domestic Industry, for the purpose of preparing the report to the 
President and the Congress required by section 204(a)(2) of the Trade 
Act of 1974 on its monitoring of developments in the domestic industry 
following the President's decision to impose a safeguard measure on 
imports of large residential washers and certain washer parts as 
described in Proclamation 9694 of January 23, 2018.

DATES: February 15, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathanael Comly (202-205-3174), Office 
of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street 
SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain 
information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal 
on 202-205-1810. 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. General information 
concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its 
internet server (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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background.--On January 23, 2018, the President, pursuant to 
section 203 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2253) (Trade Act), 
issued Proclamation 9694, imposing a safeguard measure on imports of 
certain large residential washers and parts thereof in the form of 
tariff-rate quotas. The proclamation was published in the Federal 
Register on January 25, 2018 (83 FR 3553). The measure took effect on 
February 7, 2018, for a period of three years and one day, or through 
February 7, 2021. The President imposed the measure following receipt 
of a report from the Commission in December 2017 under section 202 of 
the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2252) that contained an affirmative 
determination, remedy recommendations, and certain additional findings 
(see Large Residential Washers, investigation No. TA-201-076, USITC 
Publication 4745, December 2017).
    Section 204(a)(1) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2254(a)(1)) requires 
the Commission to monitor developments with respect to the domestic 
industry, including the progress and specific efforts made by workers 
and firms in the domestic industry to make a positive adjustment to 
import competition, as long as any action under section 203 of the 
Trade Act remains in effect. Whenever the initial period of such an 
action exceeds 3 years, section 204(a)(2) requires the Commission to 
submit a report on the results of the monitoring to the President and 
the Congress no later than the mid-point of the initial period of the 
relief--in this case by August 7, 2019. Section 204(a)(3) requires the 
Commission to hold a hearing in the course of preparing each such 
report.
    For further information concerning the conduct of this 
investigation, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, 
consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, 
subparts A and B (19 CFR part 201), and part 206, subparts A and F (19 
CFR part 206).
    Participation in the investigation and service list.--Persons 
wishing to participate in the investigation as parties must file an 
entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided 
in section 201.11 of the Commission's rules, not later than 21 days 
after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Secretary 
will prepare a service list containing the names and addresses of all 
persons, or their representatives, who are parties to this 
investigation upon the expiration of the period for filing entries of 
appearance.
    Limited disclosure of confidential business information (CBI).--
Pursuant to section 206.17 of the Commission's rules, the Secretary 
will make CBI gathered in this investigation available to authorized 
applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 CFR 
206.17(a)(3)(iii)) under an administrative protective order (APO) 
issued in the investigation, provided that the application is made not 
later than 21 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary 
for those parties authorized to receive CBI under the APO.
    The Commission may include CBI in the report it sends to the 
President and to the U.S. Trade Representative. Additionally, all 
information, including CBI, submitted in this investigation may be 
disclosed to and used by (i) 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 for 
cybersecurity purposes.
    The Commission will not release information which the Commission 
considers to be confidential business information unless the party 
submitting the confidential business information had notice, at the 
time of submission, that such information would be released by the 
Commission, or such party subsequently consents to the release of the 
information. The Commission will not otherwise disclose any CBI in a 
manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the 
information.
    Public hearing.--As required by statute, the Commission has 
scheduled a hearing in connection with this investigation. The hearing 
will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. on June 25, 2019, at the U.S. 
International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, 
DC. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with 
the Secretary to the Commission on or before June 14, 2019. All persons 
desiring to appear at the hearing and make an oral presentation should 
participate in a prehearing conference to be held on June 21, 2019 at 
the U.S.

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International Trade Commission Building, if deemed necessary. Oral 
testimony and written materials to be submitted at the hearing are 
governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), and 201.13(f) of the Commission's 
rules. Parties must submit any request to present a portion of their 
hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 days prior to the date of 
the hearing.
    Written submissions.--Each party is encouraged to submit a 
prehearing brief to the Commission. The deadline for filing prehearing 
briefs is June 14, 2019. Parties may also file posthearing briefs. The 
deadline for filing posthearing briefs is July 2, 2019. In addition, 
any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the 
investigation may submit, on or before July 2, 2019, a written 
statement concerning the matters to be addressed in the Commission's 
report to the President. All written submissions must conform with the 
provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission's rules; any submissions 
that contain CBI must also conform with the requirements of section 
201.6 of the Commission's rules. Any CBI that is provided will be 
subject to limited disclosure under the APO (see above) and may be 
included in the report that the Commission sends to the President and 
the U.S. Trade Representative. The Commission's Handbook on E-Filing, 
available on the Commission's website at https://www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_on_filing_procedures.pdf, elaborates upon the 
Commission's rules with respect to electronic filing
    Additional written submissions to the Commission, including 
requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission's rules, will not 
be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such submissions, 
or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a 
Commissioner or Commission staff.
    In accordance with section 201.16(c) of the Commission's rules, 
each document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on 
all other parties to the investigation (as identified by the service 
list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary 
will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service.

    Authority: This investigation is being conducted under the 
authority of section 204(a) of the Trade Act of 1974; this notice is 
published pursuant to section 206.3 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: February 19, 2019.
William Bishop,
Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer.
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