Certain Smart Thermostats, Smart HVAC Systems, and Components Thereof Institution of Investigation, 65421-65422 [2019-25789]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / Notices information published on July 23, 2019 (84 FR 35421). No comments were received. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comments addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of BSEE; (2) Will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) Is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) How might BSEE enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) How might BSEE minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Abstract: The regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart Q, concern the decommissioning regulatory requirements of oil, gas, and sulphur operations in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and are the subject of this collection. This request also covers any related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that BSEE issues to clarify, supplement, or provide additional guidance on some aspects of our regulations. The BSEE uses the information collected under the Subpart Q regulations to ensure that operations on the OCS are carried out in a safe and pollution-free manner, do not interfere with the rights of other users on the OCS, and balance the protection and development of OCS resources. Specifically, we use the information collected: • To determine the necessity for allowing a well to be temporarily abandoned, the lessee/operator must demonstrate that there is a reason for not permanently plugging the well, and the temporary abandonment will not interfere with fishing, navigation, or other uses of the OCS. We use the information and documentation to verify that the lessee/operator is diligently pursuing the final disposition of the well and has performed the temporary plugging of the wellbore. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 • To ensure the information submitted in initial decommissioning plans in the Alaska and Pacific OCS Regions will permit BSEE to become involved on the ground floor planning of platform removals anticipated to occur in these OCS regions. • To ensure that all objects (wellheads, platforms, etc.) installed on the OCS are properly removed using procedures that will protect marine life and the environment during removal operations, and the site cleared so as not to conflict with or harm other uses of the OCS in coordination with other Federal, State, and local government agencies. • To ensure that information regarding decommissioning a pipeline in place will not constitute a hazard to navigation and commercial fishing operations, unduly interfere with other uses of the OCS, such as sand resource areas for coastal restoration projects, or have adverse environmental effects. • To verify that decommissioning activities comply with approved applications and procedures and are satisfactorily completed. • To evaluate and approve the adequacy of the equipment, materials, and/or procedures that the lessee or operator plans to use during well modifications and changes in equipment, etc. • To help BSEE better estimate future decommissioning costs for OCS leases, rights-of-way, and rights of use and easements. BSEE’s future decommissioning cost estimates may then be used by BOEM to set necessary financial assurance levels to minimize or eliminate the possibility that the government will incur abandonment liability. The information will assist BSEE and BOEM in meeting their stewardship responsibilities and in their roles as regulators. Title of Collection: 30 CFR part 250, subpart Q, Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the OCS— Decommissioning Activities. OMB Control Number: 1014–0010. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Potential respondents comprise Federal OCS oil, gas, and sulfur lessees/ operators and holders of pipeline rightsof-way. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: Not all of the potential respondents will submit information in any given year and some may submit multiple times. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,245. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65421 Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 15 minutes to 28 hours, depending on activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 11,677. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Frequency of Collection: Submissions are generally on occasion, varies by section, and annual. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $1,143,556. 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.). Amy White, Acting Chief, Regulations and Standards Branch. [FR Doc. 2019–25794 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VH–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1185] Certain Smart Thermostats, Smart HVAC Systems, and Components Thereof Institution of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 23, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of EcoFactor, Inc. of Palo Alto, California. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon 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 by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,131,497 (‘‘the ’497 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 8,423,322 (‘‘the ’322 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 8,498,753 (‘‘the ’753 patent’’); and U.S. Patent No. 10,018,371 (‘‘the ’371 patent’’). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 65422 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / Notices therein, is 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, Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained 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 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pathenia M. Proctor, The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–2560. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and in section 210.10 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2019). Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on November 21, 2019, ordered that— (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain products identified in paragraph (2) by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1–12 of the ’497 patent; claims 1–7 of the ’322 patent; claims 1–20 of the ’753 patent; and claims 1–24 of the ’371 patent; and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337; (2) Pursuant to section 210.10(b)(1) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10(b)(1), the plain language description of the accused products or category of accused products, which defines the scope of the investigation, is ‘‘smart thermostats, smart HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems, and components thereof’’; (3) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served: (a) The complainant is: EcoFactor, Inc., 441 California Avenue, Number 2, Palo Alto, CA 94301. (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and is/are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served: Ecobee Ltd., 207 Queens Quay West, Suite 600, Toronto, ON M5J 1A7. Ecobee, Inc., 207 Queens Quay West, Suite 600, Toronto, ON M5J 1A7. Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043. Alarm.com Incorporated, 8281 Greensboro Drive, Suite 100, Tysons, VA 22102. Alarm.com Holdings, Inc., 8281 Greensboro Drive, Suite 100, Tysons, VA 22102. Daikin Industries, Ltd., Umeda Center Bldg., 2–4–12, Nakazaki-Nishi, Kitaku, Osaka 530–8323, Japan. Daikin America, Inc., 20 Olympic Drive, Orangeburg, NY 10962. Daikin North America LLC, 5151 San Felipe, Suite 500, Houston, TX 77056. Schneider Electric USA, Inc., 800 Federal Street, Andover, MA 01810. Schneider Electric SE, 35, rue Joseph Monier—CS 30323, F–92506 RueilMalmaison Cedex, France. Vivint, Inc., 4931 North 300 West, Provo, UT 84604. (c) The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and (4) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the presiding Administrative Law Judge. Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(e) and 210.13(a), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown. Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 administrative law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent. By order of the Commission. Issued: November 22, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–25789 Filed 11–26–19; 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 Dissolving Microneedle Patch Technology for Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Use, DN 3420; 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1185]


Certain Smart Thermostats, Smart HVAC Systems, and Components 
Thereof Institution of Investigation

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the 
U.S. International Trade Commission on October 23, 2019, under section 
337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of EcoFactor, Inc. 
of Palo Alto, California. The complaint alleges violations of section 
337 based upon 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 
by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 
8,131,497 (``the '497 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,423,322 (``the '322 
patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,498,753 (``the '753 patent''); and U.S. 
Patent No. 10,018,371 (``the '371 patent''). The complaint further 
alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the 
applicable Federal Statute.
    The complainant requests that the Commission institute an 
investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion 
order and cease and desist orders.

ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information 
contained

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therein, is 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, Room 112, Washington, 
DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. Hearing impaired individuals are 
advised that information on this matter can be obtained 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 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pathenia M. Proctor, The Office of 
Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 
telephone (202) 205-2560.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is 
contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 
U.S.C. 1337, and in section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2019).
    Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. 
International Trade Commission, on November 21, 2019, ordered that--
    (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether 
there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the 
importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the 
sale within the United States after importation of certain products 
identified in paragraph (2) by reason of infringement of one or more of 
claims 1-12 of the '497 patent; claims 1-7 of the '322 patent; claims 
1-20 of the '753 patent; and claims 1-24 of the '371 patent; and 
whether an industry in the United States exists as required by 
subsection (a)(2) of section 337;
    (2) Pursuant to section 210.10(b)(1) of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10(b)(1), the plain language 
description of the accused products or category of accused products, 
which defines the scope of the investigation, is ``smart thermostats, 
smart HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems, and 
components thereof'';
    (3) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the 
following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of 
investigation shall be served:
    (a) The complainant is: EcoFactor, Inc., 441 California Avenue, 
Number 2, Palo Alto, CA 94301.
    (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in 
violation of section 337, and is/are the parties upon which the 
complaint is to be served:

Ecobee Ltd., 207 Queens Quay West, Suite 600, Toronto, ON M5J 1A7.
Ecobee, Inc., 207 Queens Quay West, Suite 600, Toronto, ON M5J 1A7.
Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043.
Alarm.com Incorporated, 8281 Greensboro Drive, Suite 100, Tysons, VA 
22102.
Alarm.com Holdings, Inc., 8281 Greensboro Drive, Suite 100, Tysons, VA 
22102.
Daikin Industries, Ltd., Umeda Center Bldg., 2-4-12, Nakazaki-Nishi, 
Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8323, Japan.
Daikin America, Inc., 20 Olympic Drive, Orangeburg, NY 10962.
Daikin North America LLC, 5151 San Felipe, Suite 500, Houston, TX 
77056.
Schneider Electric USA, Inc., 800 Federal Street, Andover, MA 01810.
Schneider Electric SE, 35, rue Joseph Monier--CS 30323, F-92506 Rueil-
Malmaison Cedex, France.
Vivint, Inc., 4931 North 300 West, Provo, UT 84604.

    (c) The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International 
Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and
    (4) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative 
Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the 
presiding Administrative Law Judge.
    Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be 
submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of 
the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(e) and 210.13(a), such responses will be 
considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after 
the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice 
of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the 
complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless 
good cause therefor is shown.
    Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each 
allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to 
constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations 
of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative 
law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, 
to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and 
to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing 
such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or 
a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: November 22, 2019.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-25789 Filed 11-26-19; 8:45 am]
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