Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest, 15498-15499 [2020-05530]

Download as PDF 15498 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 18, 2020 / Notices Phadrea Ponds, Acting NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2020–05528 Filed 3–17–20; 8:45 am] By order of the Commission. Issued: March 12, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. BILLING CODE 4312–52–P [FR Doc. 2020–05569 Filed 3–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Section 337 Investigations; Notice of Commission Determination To Postpone All In-Person Section 337 Hearings Scheduled To Take Place Within the Next 60 Days Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Mar 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain In Vitro Fertilization Products, and Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same. DN 3440; 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. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to postpone all in-person hearings under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 scheduled to take place within the next 60 days. 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. 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 section 337 investigations 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: In light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID–19) outbreak, the Commission has determined to postpone all section 337 in-person hearings scheduled to take place within the next 60 days. Commission Administrative Law Judges (‘‘ALJ’’) are directed to notify all affected parties and to schedule new dates for the hearings as appropriate. ALJs may otherwise conduct their investigations in accordance with their established procedures. 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). SUMMARY: 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 EMD FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Serono, Inc. on March 11, 2020. 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 in vitro fertilization products, and components thereof, and products containing the same. The complaint names as respondents: FastIVF c/o Domains by Proxy LLC of Scottsdale, AZ; Hermes Eczanesi of Turkey; and General Plastik Drug Stores of Turkey. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a general exclusion order, a limited exclusion order, cease 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). 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. E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 18, 2020 / Notices 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) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). Submissions should refer to the docket number (‘‘Docket No. 3440’’) 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 1 Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: https://www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_on_ filing_procedures.pdf. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: March 12, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–05530 Filed 3–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1165] Certain Barcode Scanners, Scan Engines, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation Based on Settlement; Termination of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 26) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) terminating the investigation based on settlement. The investigation is terminated. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Houda Morad, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–4716. 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 at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation 2 All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. 3 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): https://edis.usitc.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15499 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: On July 2, 2019, the Commission instituted this investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘section 337’’), based on a complaint filed by Honeywell International, Inc. of Morris Plains, New Jersey; Hand Held Products, Inc. of Fort Mill, South Carolina; and Metrologic Instruments, Inc. of Fort Mill, South Carolina. See 84 FR 31619–20 (July 2, 2019). The complaint, as supplemented, 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 barcode scanners, scan engines, products containing the same, and components thereof, by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,465,970; 8,978,985; 7,148,923; 7,527,206; 9,659,199; and 7,159,783. See id. at 31619. The notice of investigation names the following respondents: Opticon, Inc. of Renton, Washington; Opticon Sensors Europe B.V. of Hoofddorp, The Netherlands; OPTO Electronics Co., Ltd. of Warabi, Japan; and Hokkaido Electronic Industry Co., Ltd. of Ashibetsu-shi, Japan. See id. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations is not a party to the investigation. On February 18, 2020, the parties filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on settlement. On February 27, 2020, the ALJ issued the subject ID (Order No. 26) granting the joint motion. In accordance with Commission Rule 210.21(b)(1), 19 CFR 210.21(b)(1), the motion includes redacted and unredacted copies of the settlement agreement. See ID at 3. In addition, as noted in the ID, the motion includes a statement that ‘‘there are no other agreements, written or oral, express or implied, between [the parties] concerning the subject matter of this Investigation.’’ See id. Furthermore, in accordance with Commission Rule 210.50(b)(2), 19 CFR 210.50(b)(2), the ID finds that ‘‘termination of this Investigation on the basis of the Settlement Agreement would not be contrary to the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or U.S. consumers.’’ Id. The ID further finds that ‘‘termination of this Investigation is in the public E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 53 (Wednesday, March 18, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 In Vitro 
Fertilization Products, and Components Thereof, and Products Containing 
the Same. DN 3440; 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 EMD Serono, Inc. on March 11, 
2020. 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 in vitro fertilization products, and components 
thereof, and products containing the same. The complaint names as 
respondents: FastIVF c/o Domains by Proxy LLC of Scottsdale, AZ; Hermes 
Eczanesi of Turkey; and General Plastik Drug Stores of Turkey. The 
complainant requests that the Commission issue a general exclusion 
order, a limited exclusion order, cease 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.

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    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) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and 
Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). Submissions should refer to the docket 
number (``Docket No. 3440'') 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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    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: March 12, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-05530 Filed 3-17-20; 8:45 am]
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