Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to the Clean Water Act, 9382-9383 [2019-04698]

Download as PDF 9382 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 50 / Thursday, March 14, 2019 / Notices INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1059] Certain Digital Cameras, Software, and Components Thereof: Notice of Commission Determination To Grant a Joint Motion To Terminate the Investigation on the Basis of a Settlement Agreement; Termination of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to grant a joint motion to terminate the abovecaptioned investigation based upon a settlement agreement. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan M. Valentine, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2301. 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 (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: The Commission instituted this investigation on June 2, 2017, based on a complaint filed by Carl Zeiss AG of Oberkochen, Germany, and ASML Netherlands B.V. of Veldhoven, Netherlands (collectively, ‘‘Complainants’’). 82 FR 25627–28. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘section 337’’), in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain digital cameras, software, and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,301,440 (‘‘the ’440 patent’’); 6,463,163 (‘‘the ’163 patent’’); 6,714,241 (‘‘the ’241 patent’’); 6,731,335 (‘‘the ’335 patent’’); 6,834,128 (‘‘the ’128 patent’’); 7,297,916 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Mar 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 (‘‘the ’916 patent’’); and 7,933,454 (‘‘the ’454 patent’’). Id. The complaint further alleges that a domestic industry exists in the United States. The Commission’s notice of investigation named as respondents Nikon Corporation of Tokyo, Japan; Sendai Nikon Corporation of Natori, Japan; Nikon Inc. of Melville, New York; Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. of Ayutthaya, Thailand; Nikon Imaging (China) Co., Ltd. of Wuxi, China (collectively, ‘‘Respondents’’); and PT Nikon Indonesia of Jakarta, Indonesia. Id. at 25627. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations is not participating in this investigation. Id. The Commission previously terminated the investigation as to PT Nikon Indonesia. Order No. 36 (Dec. 27, 2017) (unreviewed Notice (Jan. 19, 2018)). The Commission also subsequently terminated from the investigation all claims of the ’163 and ’335 patents and certain claims of the ’440, ’241, ’128, ’916, and ’454 patents. Order No. 23 (Oct. 3, 2017) (unreviewed Notice (Oct. 17, 2017)); Order No. 32 (Nov. 22, 2017) (unreviewed Notice (Dec. 19, 2017)); Order No. 45 (Feb. 5, 2018) (unreviewed Notice (Mar. 6, 2018)); Order No. 65 (Mar. 27, 2018) (unreviewed Notice (Apr. 25, 2018)); Order No. 67 (Apr. 13, 2018) (unreviewed Notice (May 4, 2018)). On August 17, 2018, the final ID issued finding a violation of section 337. The final ID also contains the ALJ’s recommended determination on remedy and bonding. On November 15, 2018, the Commission determined to review the final ID in part. 83 FR 58592–94 (Nov. 20, 2018). On February 22, 2019, Complainants and Respondents filed a joint motion to terminate the present investigation pursuant to section 210.21(b) of the Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR. 210.21(b)), based on a settlement agreement that resolves all pending legal disputes between the parties. The motion included a confidential and public version of the settlement agreement. No party filed a response to the motion. The Commission has determined to grant the joint motion to terminate the investigation. Section 337(c) provides, in relevant part, that the Commission may terminate an investigation ‘‘on the basis of an agreement between the private parties to the investigation.’’ When the investigation is before the Commission, as is the case here, the Commission has acted on motions to terminate on the basis of settlement. See, e.g., Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337–TA–853, Notice of Commission Determination to Grant the PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Consent Motion to Terminate the Investigation-In-Part as to Respondents Kyocera Corporation And Kyocera Communications, Inc. on the Basis of a Settlement Agreement (Sept. 20, 2013). Commission Rule 210.21(b), which implements section 337(c), requires that a motion for termination based upon a settlement contain a copy of that settlement agreement, as well as a statement that there are no other agreements, written or oral, express or implied, between the parties concerning the subject matter of the investigation. The joint motion complies with these requirements. The Commission also considers the public interest when terminating an investigation based upon a settlement agreement. 19 CFR. 210.50(b)(2). We find no evidence that termination of the investigation will prejudice the public interest or that settlement will adversely impact the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers. Moreover, the public interest favors settlement to avoid needless litigation and to conserve public and private resources. Accordingly, the Commission hereby grants the joint motion to terminate this investigation on the basis of a settlement agreement. 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: March 8, 2019. William Bishop, Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–04722 Filed 3–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to the Clean Water Act On March 7, 2019, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Amended Consent Decree (‘‘Amended Decree’’) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Covington Division in the lawsuit entitled the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Plaintiff, United States of America, PlaintiffIntervener, Tim Guilfoile, PlaintiffIntervener v. Sanitation District No. 1 of E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 50 / Thursday, March 14, 2019 / Notices Northern Kentucky (‘‘SD 1’’), Defendant, Civil Action No. 2:05–CV–199 (WOB). This Amended Decree represents a modification to the initial Consent Decree, which was entered by the Court on April 18, 2007. The proposed Amended Decree provides for extending the deadlines by which the Defendant must eliminate sanitary sewer overflows (‘‘SSOs’’) and control combined sewer overflows (‘‘CSOs’’), and adds performance standards and stipulated penalty provisions geared to expedite overflow reductions and eliminate such overflows. The District submitted to the United States and the Commonwealth a financial capability and affordability analysis. After analysis of the data, the Plaintiffs, Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States of America, concluded that an extension of the schedule as reflected in the Amended Decree was reasonable and appropriate. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the Amended Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States of America (Plaintiffs) v. Sanitation District Number 1 of Northern Kentucky, D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1–08591. All 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: Send them to: By e-mail ...... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ......... During the public comment period, the Amended Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_ Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the Amended 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 $13.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury for the Amended Consent Decree and $19.50 for the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Mar 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 Amended Consent Decree and Exhibits thereto. Henry S. Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2019–04698 Filed 3–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Information Collection Activities, Comment Request Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure that 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 on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of the ‘‘The Consumer Expenditure Surveys: The Quarterly Interview and the Diary.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice on or before May 13, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, at 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9383 I. Background The Consumer Expenditure (CE) Surveys collect data on consumer expenditures, demographic information, and related data needed by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and other public and private data users. The continuing surveys provide a constant measurement of changes in consumer expenditure patterns for economic analysis and to obtain data for future CPI revisions. The CE Surveys have been ongoing since 1979. The data from the CE Surveys are used (1) for CPI revisions, (2) to provide a continuous flow of data on income and expenditure patterns for use in economic analysis and policy formulation, and (3) to provide a flexible consumer survey vehicle that is available for use by other Federal government agencies. Public and private users of price statistics, including Congress and the economic policymaking agencies of the Executive branch, rely on data collected in the CPI in their day-to-day activities. Hence, data users and policymakers widely accept the need to improve the process used for revising the CPI. If the CE Surveys were not conducted on a continuing basis, current information necessary for more timely, as well as more accurate, updating of the CPI would not be available. In addition, data would not be available to respond to the continuing demand from the public and private sectors for current information on consumer spending. In the Quarterly Interview Survey (CEQ), each consumer unit (CU) in the sample is interviewed every three months over four calendar quarters. The sample for each quarter is divided into three panels, with CUs being interviewed every three months in the same panel of every quarter. The CEQ Survey is designed to collect data on the types of expenditures that respondents can be expected to recall for a period of three months or longer. In general the expenses reported in the Interview Survey are either relatively large, such as property, automobiles, or major appliances, or are expenses which occur on a fairly regular basis, such as rent, utility bills, or insurance premiums. The Diary (or recordkeeping) Survey (CED) is completed at home by the respondent family for two consecutive one-week periods. The primary objective of the CED is to obtain expenditure data on small, frequently purchased items which normally are difficult to recall over longer periods of time. E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 50 (Thursday, March 14, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9382-9383]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-04698]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to the Clean Water 
Act

    On March 7, 2019, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
Amended Consent Decree (``Amended Decree'') in the United States 
District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Covington Division 
in the lawsuit entitled the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Plaintiff, United 
States of America, Plaintiff-Intervener, Tim Guilfoile, Plaintiff-
Intervener v. Sanitation District No. 1 of

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Northern Kentucky (``SD 1''), Defendant, Civil Action No. 2:05-CV-199 
(WOB).
    This Amended Decree represents a modification to the initial 
Consent Decree, which was entered by the Court on April 18, 2007. The 
proposed Amended Decree provides for extending the deadlines by which 
the Defendant must eliminate sanitary sewer overflows (``SSOs'') and 
control combined sewer overflows (``CSOs''), and adds performance 
standards and stipulated penalty provisions geared to expedite overflow 
reductions and eliminate such overflows. The District submitted to the 
United States and the Commonwealth a financial capability and 
affordability analysis. After analysis of the data, the Plaintiffs, 
Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States of America, concluded 
that an extension of the schedule as reflected in the Amended Decree 
was reasonable and appropriate.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the Amended Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
and should refer to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States 
of America (Plaintiffs) v. Sanitation District Number 1 of Northern 
Kentucky, D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-1-1-08591. All 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:

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         To submit comments:                     Send them to:
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By e-mail...........................  pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov.
By mail.............................  Assistant Attorney General, U.S.
                                       DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611,
                                       Washington, DC 20044-7611.
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    During the public comment period, the Amended Consent Decree may be 
examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy 
of the Amended 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 $13.50 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury for the 
Amended Consent Decree and $19.50 for the Amended Consent Decree and 
Exhibits thereto.

Henry S. Friedman,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2019-04698 Filed 3-13-19; 8:45 am]
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