Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Partially or Fully Assembled into Other Products: Advice on the Probable Economic Effect of Certain Modifications to the Safeguard Measure, 70565-70567 [2019-27627]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices agencies. In this survey, two collection forms are used for rental unit data: OS– 2000 covering ‘‘Houses–Apartments– Mobile Homes,’’ and OS–2001 covering ‘‘Trailer Spaces.’’ Respondents are typically property management companies or significant property owners in specific communities, and are contacted by email or telephone. They may provide the rental unit information requested in OS–2000 and OS–2001 verbally, update rental data collected during a previous survey, enhance/complete rental data gathered from published sources, or provide printouts/lists of rental units they manage. This collection of information provides data that is essential for DOI and the other Federal agencies to manage GFH in accordance with the requirements of OMB Circular A–45 (Revised). If this information were not collected from the public, DOI and the other Federal agencies providing GFH would be required to use professional real estate appraisals of private market rental costs, again, in accordance with OMB Circular A–45, but at an increased cost to the taxpayer. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES II. Data (1) Title: Private Rental Survey. OMB Control Number: 1084–0033. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection Affected Entities: Businesses and other for-profit institutions. Estimated annual number of unique respondents: 1,883 Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Estimated annual average number of responses (rental units): OS–2000: 3,180; OS–2001: 359; Total: 3,539. Frequency of response: Once per respondent every fourth year. Three or four of 16 total survey regions are surveyed every year. Therefore a respondent or business may potentially be surveyed every fourth year, if exact same unit is surveyed again four years later. In addition, if an individual respondent or business is a significant rental property manager or rental property owner in the community, they may provide multiple responses in the same survey. Approximately 63% of respondents furnish more than one rental unit (OS–2000 and OS–2001). About 60% of respondents validate published data (tax records, advertisement, etc.), 30% update their previous survey data, and 10% furnish a new OS–2000 or OS–2001. Participation is optional. (2) Annual reporting and recordkeeping burden: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 Total annualized reporting per response: 6 minutes for OS–2000 and 4 minutes for OS–2001. Total annualized reporting: 342 hours. (3) Description of the need and use of the information: This information collection provides the data that enables DOI to determine open market rental costs for GFH. These rates in turn enable DOI to set GFH rental rates for other Federal agencies, as a shared federal service, in accordance with the requirements of OMB Circular A–45 (Revised). The information collection enables government employee rental rates to be established that comply with A–45 for several agencies costeffectively. (4) As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on the information collection was published on May 5, 2016 (81 FR 27171). No comments were received. This notice provides the public with an additional 30 days in which to comment on the proposed information collection activity. III. Request for Comments The Department of the Interior invites comments on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection and the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection techniques or other forms of information technology. ‘‘Burden’’ means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70565 While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 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 Office of Management and Budget control number. Jeffrey Parrillo, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior. [FR Doc. 2019–27617 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. TA–201–75 (Modification)] Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Partially or Fully Assembled into Other Products: Advice on the Probable Economic Effect of Certain Modifications to the Safeguard Measure United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of investigation. AGENCY: Following receipt on December 6, 2019, of a request from the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the Commission instituted Investigation No. TA–201–75 (Modification), Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Partially or Fully Assembled Into Other Products: Advice on the Probable Economic Effect of Certain Modifications to the Safeguard Measure under section 204(a)(4) of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act) to advise the President of the probable economic effect on the domestic crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cell and module manufacturing industry of modifying the safeguard measure on imports of CSPV products, as described in Proclamation 9693 of January 23, 2018. DATES: January 6, 2020: Deadline for filing written submissions. January 13, 2020: Deadline for filing responses to written submissions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Dylan Carlson of the Office of Industries (202–205–3457 or dylan.carlson@usitc.gov) or Deputy Project Leader Lauren Gamache of the Office of Economics (202–205–3489 or lauren.gamache@usitc.gov) for information specific to this investigation. For information on the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 70566 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices legal aspects of this investigation, 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 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 website (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 (19 U.S.C. 2253), issued Proclamation 9693, imposing a safeguard measure on imports of CSPV products, in the form of (a) a tariff-rate quota (TRQ) on certain imports of solar cells not partially or fully assembled into other products and (b) an increase in duties on certain imports of modules. The proclamation was published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2018 (83 FR 3541). The measure took effect on February 7, 2018, for a period of four years, or through February 6, 2022. The President imposed the measure following receipt of a report from the Commission in November 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 Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells (Whether or not Partially or Fully Assembled into Other Products), investigation No. TA– 201–75, USITC Publication 4739, November 2017). Section 204(a)(4) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2254(a)(4)) requires the Commission, upon request of the President, to advise the President of its judgment as to the probable economic effect on the industry concerned of any reduction, modification, or termination of the action taken under section 203 of the Trade Act which is under consideration. In his letter of December 6, 2019, the USTR, under authority delegated by the President and pursuant to section 204(a)(4) of the Trade Act, requested that the Commission provide its advice regarding the probable economic effect on the domestic CSPV VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 cell and module manufacturing industry of modifying the safeguard measure. Specifically, the USTR requested that the Commission analyze the effect of increasing the level of the tariff-rate quota applicable to imports of CSPV cells from the current 2.5 gigawatts (GW) to 4, 5, or 6 GW, without other changes to the remedy. As requested, the Commission will provide its report to the USTR by no later than 30 days from the date of the report currently being prepared by the Commission under section 204(a)(2) of the Trade Act (Investigation No. TA–201–75 (Monitoring), Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Partially or Fully Assembled into Other Products: Monitoring Developments in the Domestic Industry). For further information concerning the conduct of this investigation 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). Limited disclosure of confidential business information (CBI).—The Commission may include CBI in the report it sends to the President and to the USTR. 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. The Commission will not release CBI obtained in this investigation to representatives of other interested parties under an administrative protective order (APO). Interested parties who may have obtained CBI under the APO issued in the ongoing Investigation No. TA–201–75 (Monitoring), Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Partially or Fully Assembled Into Other Products: Report on Monitoring of Developments in the Domestic Industry, should be aware that they may not use CBI obtained under the APO in that monitoring investigation in this modification proceeding. Such use in this modification proceeding will likely constitute a breach of the APO that they signed in the monitoring investigation. Any person with questions should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. Written submissions.—Interested parties are invited to file written submissions concerning this investigation with the Commission. The Commission requests, in particular, that domestic producers of CSPV cells and/ or modules provide in their written submissions estimates and projections for their production, capacity, number of production workers, and exports of cells and modules separately in 2019, 2020, and 2021, as well as any information, estimates, or projections on the price or production cost per watt of U.S. manufactured cells. In addition, the Commission requests that domestic producers describe how modifications to the TRQ, as described in USTR’s request letter, would affect current and future investments in U.S. cell and module manufacturing. Written submissions must not exceed twenty (20) pages of textual material, doublespaced and singled-sided, when printed on pages measuring 8.5 × 11 inches. All written submissions must be addressed to the Secretary, and should be received not later than 5:15 p.m., January 6, 2020. Persons wishing to have a summary of their written submission included in the report should include a summary along with their written submission and should specifically identify the summary as being for this purpose. Summaries should not include CBI. The summaries will be published in an appendix to the report. The summary may not exceed 500 words and should be in MS Word format or a format that can be easily converted to MS Word. The summary will be published as provided if it meets these requirements and is germane to the subject matter of the investigation. The Commission will list the name of the organization furnishing the summary and will include a link to the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) where the full written submission can be found. The summary and additional exhibits with relevant factual information will not count toward the 20-page limit of the full written submission. Interested parties are also invited to file a response to written submissions E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices made by other interested parties. Such responses must not contain any new factual information, and must only address information and arguments in written submissions filed by other interested parties. Responses to written submissions must not exceed five (5) pages of textual material, double-spaced and singled-sided, when printed on pages measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. All responses to written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, and must be received no later than 5:15 p.m., January 13, 2020. All written submissions and subsequent responses 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 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://edis.usitc.gov, elaborates upon the Commission’s rules with respect to electronic filing. Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Office of the Secretary, Docket Services Division (202–205– 1802). 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. Authority: This investigation is being conducted under the authority of section 204(a)(4) 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: December 18, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–27627 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Office of Labor-Management Standards Information Collection Request; comment request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 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 (PRA). Currently, the Office of LaborManagement Standards (OLMS) of the Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of information requirements implementing the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office using the method below by February 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Andrew R. Davis, Chief of the Division of Interpretations and Standards, Office of Labor-Management Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N– 5609, Washington, DC 20210, olmspublic@dol.gov, (202) 693–0123 (this is not a toll-free number), (800) 877–8339 (TTY/TDD). Please use only one method of transmission (submission via email to olms-public@dol.gov) to submit comments or to request a copy of this information collection and its supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden. You may also request a copy of this information collection and its supporting documentation by sending an email to olms-public@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. Currently, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of information requirements implementing the LaborManagement Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA). In particular, the Department seeks to revise the existing ICR in order to ensure a fully comprehensive estimate of such burden associated with the LMRDA, by including the recordkeeping PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70567 burden associated with union officer elections. See 29 U.S.C. 481. Under 29 U.S.C. 481, election officials designated in the constitution and bylaws or the secretary, if no other official is designated, shall preserve for one year the ballots and all other records pertaining to a labor organization’s election of officers. Additionally, the revision is necessary in order to incorporate the reporting burden associated with the voluntary submission of collective bargaining agreements to OLMS pursuant to Labor Management Relations Act section 211(a) and Secretary’s Order 4–2007. Finally, the revision is necessary due to electronic filing changes associated with the Forms LM–1, LM–3, LM–4, LM–10, LM–20, and LM–21. The Department proposes to remove the continuing hardship exemption for Form LM–3 and LM–4 filers, and also seeks to make mandatory electronic filing for labor organizations that file the Form LM–1, labor relations consultants that file the Form LM–20 and Form LM–21, and employers that file the Form LM–10. I. Background: Congress enacted the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA), to provide for the disclosure of information on the financial transactions and administrative practices of labor organizations. The statute also provides, under certain circumstances, for reporting by labor organization officers and employees, employers, labor relations consultants, and surety companies. Section 208 of the LMRDA authorizes the Secretary to issue rules and regulations prescribing the form of the required reports. The reporting provisions were devised to implement a basic tenet of the LMRDA: the guarantee of democratic procedures and safeguards within labor organizations, which are designed to protect the basic rights of union members. Pursuant to section 201 of the LMRDA, the Department established the initial Form LM–1 Labor Organization Information Report, as well as the annual financial disclosure reports: The Forms LM–2, LM–3, and LM–4. These reports detail the receipts, disbursements, assets, and liabilities of covered labor organizations during their previous fiscal year. The Form LM–2 is the most detailed report, for those labor organizations with $250,000 or more in total annual receipts. The Form LM–3 is available for those labor organizations with fewer than $250,000 in total annual receipts, and the Form LM–4 is available for those labor organizations E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. TA-201-75 (Modification)]


Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Partially 
or Fully Assembled into Other Products: Advice on the Probable Economic 
Effect of Certain Modifications to the Safeguard Measure

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice of investigation.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt on December 6, 2019, of a request from the 
United States Trade Representative (USTR), the Commission instituted 
Investigation No. TA-201-75 (Modification), Crystalline Silicon 
Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Partially or Fully Assembled Into 
Other Products: Advice on the Probable Economic Effect of Certain 
Modifications to the Safeguard Measure under section 204(a)(4) of the 
Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act) to advise the President of the probable 
economic effect on the domestic crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) 
cell and module manufacturing industry of modifying the safeguard 
measure on imports of CSPV products, as described in Proclamation 9693 
of January 23, 2018.

DATES: 
    January 6, 2020: Deadline for filing written submissions.
    January 13, 2020: Deadline for filing responses to written 
submissions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Dylan Carlson of the 
Office of Industries (202-205-3457 or [email protected]) or 
Deputy Project Leader Lauren Gamache of the Office of Economics (202-
205-3489 or [email protected]) for information specific to this 
investigation. For information on the

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legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the 
Commission's Office of the General Counsel (202-205-3091 or 
[email protected]). The media should contact Margaret 
O'Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202-205-1819 or 
[email protected]). 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 website 
(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 (19 U.S.C. 2253), issued Proclamation 
9693, imposing a safeguard measure on imports of CSPV products, in the 
form of (a) a tariff-rate quota (TRQ) on certain imports of solar cells 
not partially or fully assembled into other products and (b) an 
increase in duties on certain imports of modules. The proclamation was 
published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2018 (83 FR 3541). The 
measure took effect on February 7, 2018, for a period of four years, or 
through February 6, 2022. The President imposed the measure following 
receipt of a report from the Commission in November 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 Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells (Whether or not Partially 
or Fully Assembled into Other Products), investigation No. TA-201-75, 
USITC Publication 4739, November 2017).
    Section 204(a)(4) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2254(a)(4)) requires 
the Commission, upon request of the President, to advise the President 
of its judgment as to the probable economic effect on the industry 
concerned of any reduction, modification, or termination of the action 
taken under section 203 of the Trade Act which is under consideration. 
In his letter of December 6, 2019, the USTR, under authority delegated 
by the President and pursuant to section 204(a)(4) of the Trade Act, 
requested that the Commission provide its advice regarding the probable 
economic effect on the domestic CSPV cell and module manufacturing 
industry of modifying the safeguard measure. Specifically, the USTR 
requested that the Commission analyze the effect of increasing the 
level of the tariff-rate quota applicable to imports of CSPV cells from 
the current 2.5 gigawatts (GW) to 4, 5, or 6 GW, without other changes 
to the remedy. As requested, the Commission will provide its report to 
the USTR by no later than 30 days from the date of the report currently 
being prepared by the Commission under section 204(a)(2) of the Trade 
Act (Investigation No. TA-201-75 (Monitoring), Crystalline Silicon 
Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Partially or Fully Assembled into 
Other Products: Monitoring Developments in the Domestic Industry).
    For further information concerning the conduct of this 
investigation 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).
    Limited disclosure of confidential business information (CBI).--The 
Commission may include CBI in the report it sends to the President and 
to the USTR. 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.
    The Commission will not release CBI obtained in this investigation 
to representatives of other interested parties under an administrative 
protective order (APO). Interested parties who may have obtained CBI 
under the APO issued in the ongoing Investigation No. TA-201-75 
(Monitoring), Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not 
Partially or Fully Assembled Into Other Products: Report on Monitoring 
of Developments in the Domestic Industry, should be aware that they may 
not use CBI obtained under the APO in that monitoring investigation in 
this modification proceeding. Such use in this modification proceeding 
will likely constitute a breach of the APO that they signed in the 
monitoring investigation. Any person with questions should contact the 
Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000.
    Written submissions.--Interested parties are invited to file 
written submissions concerning this investigation with the Commission. 
The Commission requests, in particular, that domestic producers of CSPV 
cells and/or modules provide in their written submissions estimates and 
projections for their production, capacity, number of production 
workers, and exports of cells and modules separately in 2019, 2020, and 
2021, as well as any information, estimates, or projections on the 
price or production cost per watt of U.S. manufactured cells. In 
addition, the Commission requests that domestic producers describe how 
modifications to the TRQ, as described in USTR's request letter, would 
affect current and future investments in U.S. cell and module 
manufacturing. Written submissions must not exceed twenty (20) pages of 
textual material, double-spaced and singled-sided, when printed on 
pages measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. All written submissions must be 
addressed to the Secretary, and should be received not later than 5:15 
p.m., January 6, 2020.
    Persons wishing to have a summary of their written submission 
included in the report should include a summary along with their 
written submission and should specifically identify the summary as 
being for this purpose. Summaries should not include CBI. The summaries 
will be published in an appendix to the report. The summary may not 
exceed 500 words and should be in MS Word format or a format that can 
be easily converted to MS Word. The summary will be published as 
provided if it meets these requirements and is germane to the subject 
matter of the investigation. The Commission will list the name of the 
organization furnishing the summary and will include a link to the 
Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) where the 
full written submission can be found. The summary and additional 
exhibits with relevant factual information will not count toward the 
20-page limit of the full written submission.
    Interested parties are also invited to file a response to written 
submissions

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made by other interested parties. Such responses must not contain any 
new factual information, and must only address information and 
arguments in written submissions filed by other interested parties. 
Responses to written submissions must not exceed five (5) pages of 
textual material, double-spaced and singled-sided, when printed on 
pages measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. All responses to written submissions 
should be addressed to the Secretary, and must be received no later 
than 5:15 p.m., January 13, 2020.
    All written submissions and subsequent responses 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 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://edis.usitc.gov, elaborates upon the Commission's rules with respect to 
electronic filing. Persons with questions regarding electronic filing 
should contact the Office of the Secretary, Docket Services Division 
(202-205-1802).
    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.
    Authority: This investigation is being conducted under the 
authority of section 204(a)(4) 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: December 18, 2019.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-27627 Filed 12-20-19; 8:45 am]
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