Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Cooperative Research Group on ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas, 22754-22755 [2020-08580]

Download as PDF lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 22754 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / Notices purposes other than entry for consumption, the party should so indicate and provide information establishing that activities involving other types of entry either are adversely affecting it or likely to do so. For background, see Certain Devices for Connecting Computers via Telephone Lines, Inv. No. 337–TA–360, USITC Pub. No. 2843, Comm’n Op. at 7–10 (Dec. 1994). The statute requires the Commission to consider the effects of any remedy upon the public interest. The public interest factors the Commission will consider include the effect that an exclusion order and/or cease and desist order would have on (1) the public health and welfare, (2) competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, (3) U.S. production of articles that are like or directly competitive with those that are subject to investigation, and (4) U.S. consumers. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving written submissions that address the aforementioned public interest factors in the context of this investigation. If the Commission orders some form of remedy, the U.S. Trade Representative, as delegated by the President, has 60 days to approve, disapprove, or take no action on the Commission’s determination. See Presidential Memorandum of July 21, 2005, 70 FR 43251 (July 26, 2005). During this period, the subject articles would be entitled to enter the United States under bond, in an amount determined by the Commission and prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving submissions concerning the amount of the bond that should be imposed if a remedy is ordered. Written Submissions: The parties to the investigation are requested to file written submissions as to the issues under review. The parties’ opening submissions should not exceed 30 pages, and their reply submissions should not exceed 25 pages. Parties to the investigation, interested government agencies, and any other interested parties are encouraged to file written submissions on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. For the parties, the submissions on remedy, the public interest, and bonding, shall be separate from their submissions as to the issues under review, with page limits of 50 pages for opening submissions and 40 pages for response submissions. In their initial submissions, Complainants and OUII are requested to submit proposed remedial orders for the Commission’s consideration. In connection with VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Apr 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 remedy, the public interest, and bonding, the parties may present whatever responsive briefing they wish, but the briefing must include the following: Limited Exclusion Order (1) Whether the Commission should issue a limited exclusion order and how Customs should administer the exclusion order, including how Customs may identify which imported articles ‘‘embody the misappropriated trade secrets,’’ Compl. ¶ 158, especially in view of the fact that the complaint itself references future discovery as to such issues, id., and the parties have not yet addressed such discovery in their submissions to the Commission. (2) The appropriate length for a limited exclusion order, if any. (3) Whether the statutory public interest factors of 19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1) should result in a Commission finding that some or all of the accused articles should not be excluded, or warrant tailoring of any limited exclusion order. Cease and Desist Order (1) Against which respondent(s) a cease and desist order, if any, should issue. (2) The appropriate length for one or more cease and desist orders, if any. (3) Whether the statutory public interest factors of 19 U.S.C. 1337(f)(1) should result in a Commission finding that a cease and desist order not issue, or warrant tailoring of any cease and desist order. Bond (1) What the appropriate amount of bond, if any, should be during the Presidential Review period. See 19 U.S.C. 1337(j)(3). Initial written submissions and proposed remedial orders must be filed no later than close of business on Friday, May 1, 2020. Reply submissions must be filed no later than the close of business on Tuesday, May 12, 2019. No further submissions on these issues will be permitted unless otherwise ordered by the Commission. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above. The Commission’s paper filing requirements in 19 CFR 210.4(f) are currently waived. 85 FR 15798 (March 19, 2020). Submissions should refer to the investigation number (Inv. No. 337–TA– 1159) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, https://www.usitc.gov/ documents/handbook_on_filing_ procedures.pdf). Persons with questions PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 regarding filing should contact the Secretary at (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 personnel,2 solely for cybersecurity purposes. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection on EDIS. 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: April 17, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–08599 Filed 4–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Cooperative Research Group on ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas Notice is hereby given that, on March 24, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), Southwest Research Institute—Cooperative Research Group on ROS-Industrial Consortium-Americas (‘‘RIC-Americas’’) has filed written 2 All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / Notices notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, MegaChips Corporation, Osaka, JAPAN, has been added as a party to this venture. No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open and RIC-Americas intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On April 30, 2014, RIC-Americas filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on April 30, 2014 (79 FR 32999). The last notification was filed with the Department on March 24, 2020. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on April 10, 2020 (85 FR 20302). Suzanne Morris, Chief, Premerger and Division Statistics Unit, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2020–08580 Filed 4–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary The results of the survey will be analyzed to provide actionable data that could be used to improve program performance. Examples of improved performance include, but are not limited to: Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before May 26, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Apr 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 Miami, Seattle and Washington. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2020 (85 FR 5241). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless the OMB approves it and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. Agency: DOL–EBSA. Title of Collection: EBSA Participant Assistance Program Customer Survey. OMB Control Number: 1210–0NEW. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,200. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 11,200. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,493 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs • Those who need benefit claim assistance; Burden: $0. • Those who have a valid benefit claim; notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frederick Licari by telephone at 202– 693–8073, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This survey will collect customer satisfaction data for a sample of private citizens who call into the participant assistance program to ask about their private sector employer provided benefits such as pensions, retirement savings, and health benefits. Three types of callers will be queried: and • Those who have an invalid benefit claim. Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; EBSA Participant Assistance Program Customer Survey 22755 • Being more attuned to inquirers’ needs— Benefits Advisors should be more adept at identifying issues that lead to benefits recoveries and enforcement leads; • Survey data will enable National and Regional management to identify potential training needs; • Satisfaction scores will guide EBSA leadership to determine which Regions need assistance improving customer service; and • Scores on individual BAs will reveal high performers and allow the agency to use those BAs’ techniques as best practices for program-wide improvement. The study will include data from regional offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco and District offices in PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: April 17, 2020. Anthony May, Acting Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–08617 Filed 4–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–20–0011; NARA–2020–038] Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 79 (Thursday, April 23, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22754-22755]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-08580]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Antitrust Division


Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and 
Production Act of 1993--Cooperative Research Group on ROS-Industrial 
Consortium Americas

    Notice is hereby given that, on March 24, 2020, pursuant to Section 
6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 
15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), Southwest Research Institute--
Cooperative Research Group on ROS-Industrial Consortium-Americas 
(``RIC-Americas'') has filed written

[[Page 22755]]

notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal 
Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The 
notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's 
provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual 
damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, MegaChips 
Corporation, Osaka, JAPAN, has been added as a party to this venture.
    No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned 
activity of the group research project. Membership in this group 
research project remains open and RIC-Americas intends to file 
additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership.
    On April 30, 2014, RIC-Americas filed its original notification 
pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice 
published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of 
the Act on April 30, 2014 (79 FR 32999).
    The last notification was filed with the Department on March 24, 
2020. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to 
Section 6(b) of the Act on April 10, 2020 (85 FR 20302).

Suzanne Morris,
Chief, Premerger and Division Statistics Unit, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 2020-08580 Filed 4-22-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4410-11-P