Temporary Change to Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Conference and Hearing Procedures, 21266 [2020-07967]

Download as PDF 21266 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 74 / Thursday, April 16, 2020 / Notices Authority: The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka, Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis. [FR Doc. 2020–07992 Filed 4–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Temporary Change to Antidumping/ Countervailing Duty Conference and Hearing Procedures United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States International Trade Commission (Commission) provides notice that, to address concerns related to COVID–19, it is temporarily waiving and amending certain of the Commission’s rules that permit participants to appear in-person to give oral presentations, written witness testimony, or statements at antidumping/countervailing duty (AD/ CVD) preliminary phase conferences, and final phase investigation and fiveyear review hearings held under Title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930. DATES: Immediately and until further notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may direct telephone inquiries to Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, the Office of the Secretary at (202) 205– 2000. You may direct email inquiries to EDIS3help@usitc.gov. Hearing impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at (202) 205–1810. You may find general information concerning the Commission at https:// www.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 201.4(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.4(b)) permits the Commission to amend, waive, suspend, or revoke Commission rules for ‘‘good and sufficient reason’’ if the rule is not a matter of procedure required by law. The procedures permitting participants to make oral statements or presentations, or submit written witness testimony, at AD/CVD proceedings are not procedures required by law. Therefore, to address concerns related to COVID–19, the Commission has determined that there is good and sufficient reason to waive and amend certain Commission rules. This rule waiver and amendment is effective jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Apr 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 immediately and until further notice, which will be provided in a subsequent Federal Register notice. Waiver and amendment of these rules will mitigate disruption to Title VII investigations while the USITC building is closed. Specifically, the Commission temporarily waives the provisions of Rules 201.13(f) and (h), 207.15, and 207.24(b) (19 CFR 201.13(f) and (h), 207.15, and 207.24(b)) that require or permit participants to submit presentations, statements, and written witness testimony at in-person AD/CVD conferences and hearings. The Commission has approved the temporary amendment of Rule 207.24(b) (19 CFR 207.24(b)) to permit parties to submit written presentations and written witness testimony, and to permit nonparties to submit brief written statements. The Commission has also approved the temporary amendment of Rule 207.15 (19 CFR 207.15) to instruct each party to provide written witness testimony in accordance with the schedule and instructions specified by the Director or presiding official. All such filings shall comply with the procedures set forth in the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System website at https:// edis.usitc.gov. By order of the Commission. Issued: April 10, 2020. William Bishop, Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–07967 Filed 4–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–502 and 731– TA–1227 (Review)] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Mexico and Turkey; Scheduling of Full Five-Year Reviews United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of full reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bar from Mexico and the countervailing duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. The Commission has determined to exercise its authority to extend the review period by up to 90 days. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: April 9, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amelia Shister ((202) 205–2047), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired 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 internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these reviews may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On January 6, 2020, the Commission determined that responses to its notice of institution of the subject five-year reviews were such that full reviews should proceed (85 FR 5036, January 28, 2020); accordingly, full reviews are being scheduled pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)). A record of the Commissioners’ votes, the Commission’s statement on adequacy, and any individual Commissioner’s statements are available from the Office of the Secretary and at the Commission’s website. Participation in the reviews and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in these reviews as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, by 45 days after publication of this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance following publication of the Commission’s notice of institution of the reviews need not file an additional notice of appearance. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the reviews. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews 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 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207). Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 74 (Thursday, April 16, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07967]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION


Temporary Change to Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Conference 
and Hearing Procedures

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States International Trade Commission (Commission) 
provides notice that, to address concerns related to COVID-19, it is 
temporarily waiving and amending certain of the Commission's rules that 
permit participants to appear in-person to give oral presentations, 
written witness testimony, or statements at antidumping/countervailing 
duty (AD/CVD) preliminary phase conferences, and final phase 
investigation and five-year review hearings held under Title VII of the 
Tariff Act of 1930.

DATES: Immediately and until further notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may direct telephone inquiries to 
Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, the Office of the 
Secretary at (202) 205-2000. You may direct email inquiries to 
[email protected]. Hearing impaired persons can obtain information on 
this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal at (202) 205-
1810. You may find general information concerning the Commission at 
https://www.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 201.4(b) of the Commission's Rules 
of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.4(b)) permits the Commission to 
amend, waive, suspend, or revoke Commission rules for ``good and 
sufficient reason'' if the rule is not a matter of procedure required 
by law. The procedures permitting participants to make oral statements 
or presentations, or submit written witness testimony, at AD/CVD 
proceedings are not procedures required by law. Therefore, to address 
concerns related to COVID-19, the Commission has determined that there 
is good and sufficient reason to waive and amend certain Commission 
rules. This rule waiver and amendment is effective immediately and 
until further notice, which will be provided in a subsequent Federal 
Register notice. Waiver and amendment of these rules will mitigate 
disruption to Title VII investigations while the USITC building is 
closed.
    Specifically, the Commission temporarily waives the provisions of 
Rules 201.13(f) and (h), 207.15, and 207.24(b) (19 CFR 201.13(f) and 
(h), 207.15, and 207.24(b)) that require or permit participants to 
submit presentations, statements, and written witness testimony at in-
person AD/CVD conferences and hearings.
    The Commission has approved the temporary amendment of Rule 
207.24(b) (19 CFR 207.24(b)) to permit parties to submit written 
presentations and written witness testimony, and to permit nonparties 
to submit brief written statements. The Commission has also approved 
the temporary amendment of Rule 207.15 (19 CFR 207.15) to instruct each 
party to provide written witness testimony in accordance with the 
schedule and instructions specified by the Director or presiding 
official. All such filings shall comply with the procedures set forth 
in the Commission's Electronic Document Information System website at 
https://edis.usitc.gov.

    By order of the Commission.
    Issued: April 10, 2020.
William Bishop,
Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-07967 Filed 4-15-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7020-02-P