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Download as PDF 19774 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 68 / Wednesday, April 8, 2020 / Notices nomination and responded to the Federal Preservation Officer within 45 days of receipt of the nomination and supports listing the property in the National Register of Historic Places. CALIFORNIA Alameda County Livermore Veterans Administration Hospital, Building 62 (United States Third Generation Veterans Hospitals, 1946–1958 MPS), 4951 Arroyo Rd., Livermore Division Campus, Livermore, MP100005208 Authority: Section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60. Dated: March 16, 2020. Julie H. Ernstein, Supervisory Archeologist, National Register of Historic Places/National Historic Landmarks Program. [FR Doc. 2020–07351 Filed 4–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–618–619 and 731–TA–1441–1442 (Final)] Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From China and India; Determinations lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod (‘‘threaded rod’’) from China and India, provided for in subheadings 7318.15.50, 7318.15.20, and 7318.19.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’),2 and to be subsidized by the governments of China and India.3 Background The Commission, pursuant to section 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)), instituted these investigations effective February 21, 2019, following receipt of petitions regarding imports of threaded rod from China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand filed with the Commission and Commerce by Vulcan Threaded Products Inc. (‘‘Vulcan’’), Pelham, Alabama. The Commission established a 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 85 FR 8818 and 85 FR 8821 (February 18, 2020). 3 85 FR 8828 and 85 FR 8833 (February 18, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Apr 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 general schedule for the conduct of the final phase of the investigations following notification of a preliminary determination by Commerce that imports of threaded rod from Thailand were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of section 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission’s investigations and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of August 27, 2019 (84 FR 44916). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on October 15, 2019, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission subsequently issued its final affirmative determination regarding dumped imports from Thailand on December 5, 2019 (84 FR 67476, December 10, 2019). Following notification of a final determination by Commerce that imports of threaded rod from Taiwan were being sold in the United States at LTFV,4 notice of the supplemental scheduling of the final phase of the Commission’s antidumping duty investigation with respect to Taiwan was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of December 16, 2019 (84 FR 68473). The Commission subsequently issued its final affirmative determination regarding dumped imports from Taiwan on January 23, 2020 (85 FR 5237, January 29, 2020). Following notification of a final determination by Commerce that imports of threaded rod from China and India were being sold in the United States at LTFV 5 and subsidized by the governments of China and India,6 notice of the supplemental scheduling of the final phase of the Commission’s antidumping and countervailing duty investigations with respect to China and India was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of February 26, 2020 (85 FR 11101). The Commission made these determinations with respect to imports from China and India pursuant to sections 705(b) and 735(b) of the Act (19 4 84 FR 67258 (December 9, 2019). FR 8818 and 85 FR 8821 (February 18, 2020). 6 85 FR 8828 and 85 FR 8833 (February 18, 2020). 5 85 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on April 3, 2020. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 5040 (April 2020), entitled Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from China and India: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–618–619 and 731–TA– 1441–1442 (Final). By order of the Commission. Issued: April 3, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–07404 Filed 4–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1143] Certain Pickup Truck Folding Bed Cover Systems and Components Thereof; Commission Issuance of Limited Exclusion Order Against Infringing Products of Respondent Found in Default; Issuance of Cease and Desist Order Against Defaulting Respondent; Termination of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a limited exclusion order (‘‘LEO’’) against infringing products from Ningbo Huadian Cross Country Automobile Accessories Co., Ltd. (‘‘Ningbo’’) of Ningbo, China and a cease and desist order (‘‘CDO’’) against Ningbo. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Gerdine, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2310. 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 may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 68 / Wednesday, April 8, 2020 / Notices this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on February 15, 2019, based on a complaint filed on behalf of Extang Corporation and Laurmark Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a BAK Industries (collectively, ‘‘Complainants’’), both of Ann Arbor, Michigan. 84 FR 4534–35 (Feb. 15, 2019). The complaint alleges violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘Section 337’’), based upon the importation into the United States, sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain pickup truck folding bed cover systems and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. D620,877; 7,188,888 (‘‘the ’888 patent’’); 7,484,788; 8,061,758; 8,182,021 (‘‘the ’021 patent’’); and 8,690,224; and U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 5,104,393 (‘‘the ’393 trademark’’) and 3,904,016 (‘‘the ’016 trademark’’). The Commission’s notice of investigation names eleven respondents: Ningbo; DT Trading Inc. of Alhambra, California; JL Concepts Inc. and Stehlen Automotive, both of Walnut, California; Wenzhou Kouvi Hardware Products Co., Ltd. of Zhejiang Province, China; SyneticUSA of Pico Rivera, California; Topline Autoparts, Inc. and Velocity Concepts Inc., both of Hacienda Heights, California; Apex Auto Parts Mfg. Inc. and Syppo Marketing, Inc., both of City of Industry, California; and Sunwood Industries Co., Ltd. (‘‘Sunwood’’) of Jiangsu, China. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations (‘‘OUII’’) is also a party to the investigation. The Commission previously found Ningbo in default. Order No. 23 (May 3, 2019), unreviewed by Comm’n Notice (May 29, 2019). Apart from Ningbo, all of the respondents were terminated from the investigation via consent orders. See Order Nos. 13–19 (Apr. 12, 2019), unreviewed by Comm’n Notice (May 8, 2019); Order Nos. 20–21 (Apr. 26, 2019), unreviewed by Comm’n Notice (May 15, 2019); Order No. 27 (July 3, 2019), unreviewed by Comm’n Notice (July 29, 2019). On March 12, 2019, Complainants filed a motion, pursuant to Commission Rule 210.16 (19 CFR 210.16), requesting: (1) An order directing, inter alia, Ningbo to show cause why it should not be found in default for failure to respond to the complaint and notice of investigation as required by Commission Rule 210.13 (19 CFR 210.13); and (2) the issuance of an VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Apr 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 initial determination (‘‘ID’’) finding, inter alia, Ningbo in default upon its failure to show cause. On March 19, 2019, the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) issued Order No. 9 which required, inter alia, Ningbo to show cause no later than April 1, 2019, as to why it should not be held in default and have judgment rendered against it pursuant to Commission Rule 210.16 (19 CFR 210.16). No response was received from Ningbo to the motion or show cause order. The ALJ issued an ID (Order No. 23) on May 3, 2019, finding Ningbo in default, pursuant to Commission Rule 210.16 (19 CFR 210.16), because it did not respond to the complaint, notice of investigation, and Order No. 9. Subsequently, the ALJ issued Order No. 27, which entered a consent order with respect to Sunwood. Order No. 27 also terminated the investigation before the ALJ because Sunwood was the last participating respondent. The Commission determined not to review Order No. 27 and requested written submissions on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. 84 FR 37673–74 (August 1, 2019). Complainants and OUII submitted briefing responsive to the Commission’s request on August 12, 2019, and OUII submitted a reply brief on August 19, 2019. Complainants and OUII both argued that the Commission should issue an LEO directed to Ningbo’s infringing products and a CDO directed to Ningbo. Having reviewed the record in the investigation, including the written submissions of the parties, the Commission has made its determination on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. The Commission has determined to issue relief directed solely to the defaulting respondent, Ningbo, pursuant to Section 337(g)(1), 19 U.S.C. 1337(g)(1). The Commission finds that the statutory requirements of Section 337(g)(1)(A)–(E) (19 U.S.C. 1337(g)(1)(A)–(E)) are met with respect to the defaulting respondent. Pursuant to Section 337(g)(1) and Commission Rule 210.16(c) (19 CFR 210.16(c)), the Commission presumes the facts alleged in the complaint to be true. Based on the record in this investigation and the written submissions from the parties, the Commission has determined to issue an LEO directed to the defaulting respondent prohibiting the unlicensed entry of folding cover assemblies for pickup truck cargo boxes and components thereof that infringe one or more of claim 11 of the ’888 patent, claim 18 of the ’021 patent, the ’393 trademark, and the ’016 trademark, and that are manufactured abroad by or on PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 19775 behalf of, or imported by or on behalf of Ningbo, or any of its affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, or other related business entities, or their successors or assigns. The Commission has also determined to issue a CDO prohibiting Ningbo from conducting any of the following activities in the United States: Importing, selling, marketing, advertising, distributing, offering for sale, transferring (except for exportation), and soliciting U.S. agents or distributors for folding cover assemblies for pickup truck cargo boxes and components thereof that infringe one or more of claim 11 of the ’888 patent, claim 18 of the ’021 patent, the ’393 trademark, and the ’016 trademark. See Certain Electric Skin Care Devices, Brushes and Chargers Therefor, and Kits Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337–TA– 959, Comm’n Op. (Feb. 13, 2017) (public version) (including Chairman Schmidtlein’s Separate Views on issuing cease and desist orders governed by Section 337(g)(1)). The Commission has further determined that the public interest factors enumerated in Section 337(g)(1) (19 U.S.C. 1337(g)(1)) do not preclude issuance of the LEO or CDO. Finally, the Commission has determined that a bond in the amount of 100 percent of the entered value of the covered products is required during the period of Presidential review (19 U.S.C. 1337(j)). The Commission’s order was delivered to the President and to the United States Trade Representative on the day of its issuance. The Commission has terminated this investigation. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and in Part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR part 210. By order of the Commission. Issued: October 23, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. Editorial note: This document was received for publication by the Office of the Federal Register on April 2, 2020. [FR Doc. 2020–07336 Filed 4–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1143]


Certain Pickup Truck Folding Bed Cover Systems and Components 
Thereof; Commission Issuance of Limited Exclusion Order Against 
Infringing Products of Respondent Found in Default; Issuance of Cease 
and Desist Order Against Defaulting Respondent; Termination of 
Investigation

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 issued a limited exclusion order (``LEO'') against 
infringing products from Ningbo Huadian Cross Country Automobile 
Accessories Co., Ltd. (``Ningbo'') of Ningbo, China and a cease and 
desist order (``CDO'') against Ningbo. The investigation is terminated.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Gerdine, Esq., Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2310. 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 may be viewed 
on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. 
Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on

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this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal 
on (202) 205-1810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation 
on February 15, 2019, based on a complaint filed on behalf of Extang 
Corporation and Laurmark Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a BAK Industries 
(collectively, ``Complainants''), both of Ann Arbor, Michigan. 84 FR 
4534-35 (Feb. 15, 2019). The complaint alleges violation of section 337 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (``Section 
337''), based upon the importation into the United States, sale for 
importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of 
certain pickup truck folding bed cover systems and components thereof 
by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 
D620,877; 7,188,888 (``the '888 patent''); 7,484,788; 8,061,758; 
8,182,021 (``the '021 patent''); and 8,690,224; and U.S. Trademark 
Registration Nos. 5,104,393 (``the '393 trademark'') and 3,904,016 
(``the '016 trademark''). The Commission's notice of investigation 
names eleven respondents: Ningbo; DT Trading Inc. of Alhambra, 
California; JL Concepts Inc. and Stehlen Automotive, both of Walnut, 
California; Wenzhou Kouvi Hardware Products Co., Ltd. of Zhejiang 
Province, China; SyneticUSA of Pico Rivera, California; Topline 
Autoparts, Inc. and Velocity Concepts Inc., both of Hacienda Heights, 
California; Apex Auto Parts Mfg. Inc. and Syppo Marketing, Inc., both 
of City of Industry, California; and Sunwood Industries Co., Ltd. 
(``Sunwood'') of Jiangsu, China. The Office of Unfair Import 
Investigations (``OUII'') is also a party to the investigation. The 
Commission previously found Ningbo in default. Order No. 23 (May 3, 
2019), unreviewed by Comm'n Notice (May 29, 2019). Apart from Ningbo, 
all of the respondents were terminated from the investigation via 
consent orders. See Order Nos. 13-19 (Apr. 12, 2019), unreviewed by 
Comm'n Notice (May 8, 2019); Order Nos. 20-21 (Apr. 26, 2019), 
unreviewed by Comm'n Notice (May 15, 2019); Order No. 27 (July 3, 
2019), unreviewed by Comm'n Notice (July 29, 2019).
    On March 12, 2019, Complainants filed a motion, pursuant to 
Commission Rule 210.16 (19 CFR 210.16), requesting: (1) An order 
directing, inter alia, Ningbo to show cause why it should not be found 
in default for failure to respond to the complaint and notice of 
investigation as required by Commission Rule 210.13 (19 CFR 210.13); 
and (2) the issuance of an initial determination (``ID'') finding, 
inter alia, Ningbo in default upon its failure to show cause. On March 
19, 2019, the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') issued Order 
No. 9 which required, inter alia, Ningbo to show cause no later than 
April 1, 2019, as to why it should not be held in default and have 
judgment rendered against it pursuant to Commission Rule 210.16 (19 CFR 
210.16). No response was received from Ningbo to the motion or show 
cause order.
    The ALJ issued an ID (Order No. 23) on May 3, 2019, finding Ningbo 
in default, pursuant to Commission Rule 210.16 (19 CFR 210.16), because 
it did not respond to the complaint, notice of investigation, and Order 
No. 9. Subsequently, the ALJ issued Order No. 27, which entered a 
consent order with respect to Sunwood. Order No. 27 also terminated the 
investigation before the ALJ because Sunwood was the last participating 
respondent. The Commission determined not to review Order No. 27 and 
requested written submissions on the issues of remedy, the public 
interest, and bonding. 84 FR 37673-74 (August 1, 2019).
    Complainants and OUII submitted briefing responsive to the 
Commission's request on August 12, 2019, and OUII submitted a reply 
brief on August 19, 2019. Complainants and OUII both argued that the 
Commission should issue an LEO directed to Ningbo's infringing products 
and a CDO directed to Ningbo.
    Having reviewed the record in the investigation, including the 
written submissions of the parties, the Commission has made its 
determination on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and 
bonding. The Commission has determined to issue relief directed solely 
to the defaulting respondent, Ningbo, pursuant to Section 337(g)(1), 19 
U.S.C. 1337(g)(1). The Commission finds that the statutory requirements 
of Section 337(g)(1)(A)-(E) (19 U.S.C. 1337(g)(1)(A)-(E)) are met with 
respect to the defaulting respondent. Pursuant to Section 337(g)(1) and 
Commission Rule 210.16(c) (19 CFR 210.16(c)), the Commission presumes 
the facts alleged in the complaint to be true. Based on the record in 
this investigation and the written submissions from the parties, the 
Commission has determined to issue an LEO directed to the defaulting 
respondent prohibiting the unlicensed entry of folding cover assemblies 
for pickup truck cargo boxes and components thereof that infringe one 
or more of claim 11 of the '888 patent, claim 18 of the '021 patent, 
the '393 trademark, and the '016 trademark, and that are manufactured 
abroad by or on behalf of, or imported by or on behalf of Ningbo, or 
any of its affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, or other 
related business entities, or their successors or assigns. The 
Commission has also determined to issue a CDO prohibiting Ningbo from 
conducting any of the following activities in the United States: 
Importing, selling, marketing, advertising, distributing, offering for 
sale, transferring (except for exportation), and soliciting U.S. agents 
or distributors for folding cover assemblies for pickup truck cargo 
boxes and components thereof that infringe one or more of claim 11 of 
the '888 patent, claim 18 of the '021 patent, the '393 trademark, and 
the '016 trademark. See Certain Electric Skin Care Devices, Brushes and 
Chargers Therefor, and Kits Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-959, 
Comm'n Op. (Feb. 13, 2017) (public version) (including Chairman 
Schmidtlein's Separate Views on issuing cease and desist orders 
governed by Section 337(g)(1)).
    The Commission has further determined that the public interest 
factors enumerated in Section 337(g)(1) (19 U.S.C. 1337(g)(1)) do not 
preclude issuance of the LEO or CDO. Finally, the Commission has 
determined that a bond in the amount of 100 percent of the entered 
value of the covered products is required during the period of 
Presidential review (19 U.S.C. 1337(j)). The Commission's order was 
delivered to the President and to the United States Trade 
Representative on the day of its issuance.
    The Commission has terminated this investigation. The authority for 
the Commission's determination is contained in Section 337 of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and in Part 210 of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR part 210.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: October 23, 2019.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.

    Editorial note:  This document was received for publication by 
the Office of the Federal Register on April 2, 2020.

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