Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest, 57882-57883 [2019-23557]

Download as PDF 57882 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 29, 2019 / Notices www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_ on_filing_procedures.pdf, elaborates upon the Commission’s procedures with respect to filings. In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the rules, each document filed by a party to the investigations must be served on all other parties to the investigations (as identified by either the public or BPI 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. Certification.—Pursuant to section 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, any person submitting information to the Commission in connection with these investigations must certify that the information is accurate and complete to the best of the submitter’s knowledge. In making the certification, the submitter will acknowledge that any information that it submits to the Commission during these investigations 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 these or related investigations or reviews, 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. 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: October 23, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–23558 Filed 10–28–19; 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 Smart Thermostats, Smart HVAC Systems, and Components SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Oct 28, 2019 Jkt 250001 Thereof, DN 3418; 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 EcoFactor, Inc. on October 23, 2019. 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 smart thermostats, smart HVAC systems, and components thereof. The complaint names as respondents: Ecobee Ltd. of Canada; Ecobee, Inc. of Canada; Google LLC of Mountain View, CA; Alarm.com Incorporated of Tysons, VA; Alarm.com Holdings, Inc. of Tysons, VA; Daikin Industries, Ltd. of Japan; Daikin America, Inc. of Orangeburg, NY; Daikin North America LLC of Houston, TX; Schneider Electric USA, Inc. of Andover, MA; Schneider Electric SE of France; and Vivint, Inc. of Provo, UT. 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 60day Presidential review period pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337(j). PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the public are invited to file comments 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 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 on the public interest 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. Any written submissions on other issues must also be filed by no later than the close of business, eight calendar days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Complainant may file replies to any written submissions no later than three calendar days after the date on which any initial submissions were due. Any submissions and replies filed in response to this Notice are limited to five (5) pages in length, inclusive of attachments. 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 § 210.4(f) E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 29, 2019 / Notices of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). Submissions should refer to the docket number (‘‘Docket No. 3418’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/ or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, Electronic Filing Procedures 1). 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 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,2 solely for cybersecurity purposes. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.3 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 §§ 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: October 23, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–23557 Filed 10–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P 1 Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: https://www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_on_ filing_procedures.pdf. 2 All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. 3 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): https://edis.usitc.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Oct 28, 2019 Jkt 250001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–501] Textile and Apparel Imports From China: Statistical Reports United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of change in statistical report format and publication frequency. AGENCY: Following receipt of a request on October 3, 2019, from the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives (Committee) under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) has changed the format and publication frequency of the statistical reports it provides under Investigation No. 332–501, Textile and Apparel Imports from China: Statistical Reports. The Commission will discontinue the current biweekly reports and annual compilations and will instead provide quarterly reports. DATES: October 23, 2019: Effective date of change in report format and publication frequency. November 27, 2019: Publication of first quarterly statistical report. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information specific to this investigation may be obtained from Laura Thayn, Project Leader, Office of Analysis and Research Services (202–205–1852 or laura.thayn@usitc.gov). For information on the legal aspects of these investigations, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202–205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57883 internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). 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. Background: In its original request letter received on October 14, 2008, the Committee requested that the Commission provide statistical reports every 2 weeks on the volume, value, unit value, and import market share of certain textile and apparel imports from China, based on preliminary Customs data and final Census data. The Committee asked that the Commission compile these data for each product covered by a Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and China, set to expire December 31, 2008, at both the threedigit textile/apparel category level and at the 10-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule level for each product within each of the three-digit textile/apparel categories. The Committee also requested that the Commission publish a compilation of monthly Census data on an annual basis. The Committee asked that the Commission continue to provide these reports until such time that the Committee terminates or amends the request. As requested by the Committee, the Commission has published these reports on its website (with any confidential business information deleted). Notice of the Commission’s institution of this investigation was published in the Federal Register of November 5, 2008 (73 FR 65882); it is also posted at https://www.govinfo.gov/ content/pkg/FR-2008-11-05/pdf/E826362.pdf. Change in Report Format and Frequency: Through its October 3, 2019 letter, the Committee has now modified its request to ask that the Commission’s statistical reports no longer include the preliminary Customs data and that the Commission, in future reports, (1) provide only the updated final Census data, (2) provide these reports on a quarterly basis, and (3) post them on the Commission’s website. The Committee also stated that the Commission may discontinue publication of the annual reports because the data in these reports are already included in the statistical reports. By order of the Commission. Issued: October 23, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–23555 Filed 10–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 209 (Tuesday, October 29, 2019)]
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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 Smart Thermostats, 
Smart HVAC Systems, and Components Thereof, DN 3418; 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 Sec.  210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of EcoFactor, Inc. on October 
23, 2019. 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 smart thermostats, smart HVAC systems, and 
components thereof. The complaint names as respondents: Ecobee Ltd. of 
Canada; Ecobee, Inc. of Canada; Google LLC of Mountain View, CA; 
Alarm.com Incorporated of Tysons, VA; Alarm.com Holdings, Inc. of 
Tysons, VA; Daikin Industries, Ltd. of Japan; Daikin America, Inc. of 
Orangeburg, NY; Daikin North America LLC of Houston, TX; Schneider 
Electric USA, Inc. of Andover, MA; Schneider Electric SE of France; and 
Vivint, Inc. of Provo, UT. 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. 1337(j).
    Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the 
public are invited to file comments on any public interest issues 
raised by the complaint or Sec.  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 on the public interest 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. Any 
written submissions on other issues must also be filed by no later than 
the close of business, eight calendar days after publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. Complainant may file replies to any 
written submissions no later than three calendar days after the date on 
which any initial submissions were due. Any submissions and replies 
filed in response to this Notice are limited to five (5) pages in 
length, inclusive of attachments.
    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 Sec.  210.4(f)

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of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). 
Submissions should refer to the docket number (``Docket No. 3418'') in 
a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See 
Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, Electronic Filing Procedures 
\1\). Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the 
Secretary (202-205-2000).
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    \1\ Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: https://www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_on_filing_procedures.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 
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,\2\ solely for 
cybersecurity purposes. All nonconfidential written submissions will be 
available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on 
EDIS.\3\
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    \2\ All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure 
agreements.
    \3\ Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): https://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. 1337), and of Sec. Sec.  
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: October 23, 2019.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-23557 Filed 10-28-19; 8:45 am]
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