Andean Trade Preference Act: Impact on U.S. Industries and Consumers and on Drug Crop Eradication and Crop Substitution, 31209-31210 [2020-11016]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 100 / Friday, May 22, 2020 / Notices level of environmental documentation for the modified proposed action. Background The 1969 Lease allowed one additional year after December 2019 for retirement of NGS–KMC. Subsequent planning studies indicated 2 or more years would likely be required to complete this work. In addition, 30 years of post-closure testing, monitoring, and reporting (post-closure activities) would be required. The Lessees along with the Navajo Nation agreed to a new lease, called the Extension Lease, which would enable NGS–KMC to continue to operate through December 22, 2019, and allow up to 5 years to complete retirement activities, and allow up to an additional 30 years for implementing post-closure activities. The Extension Lease became effective on December 1, 2017, following the Department of the Interior approvals. 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[FR Doc. 2020–11048 Filed 5–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–352] Andean Trade Preference Act: Impact on U.S. Industries and Consumers and on Drug Crop Eradication and Crop Substitution United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of opportunity to submit information relating to matters to be AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 May 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 addressed in the Commission’s 19th report on the impact of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA). Section 206 of the ATPA requires the Commission to report biennially to the Congress and the President by September 30 of each reporting year on the economic impact of the Act on U.S. industries and U.S. consumers, and on the effectiveness of the Act in promoting drug-related crop eradication and crop substitution efforts by beneficiary countries. The Commission prepares these reports under Investigation No. 332–352, Andean Trade Preference Act: Impact on U.S. Industries and Consumers and on Drug Crop Eradication and Crop Substitution. SUMMARY: DATES: June 8, 2020: Deadline for filing written submissions. July 31, 2020: Transmittal of Commission report to Congress and the President. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commissions electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justino De La Cruz, Project Leader, Office of Economics (Justino.delacruz@ usitc.gov or 202–205–3252) for information specific to this investigation. For information on the legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (william.gearhart@usitc.gov or 202–205–3091). The media should contact Peg O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (margaret.olaughlin@ usitc.gov or 202–205–1819). Hearingimpaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202– 205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its website (https://www.usitc.gov/). 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. Background: Section 206 of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) (19 U.S.C. 3204) requires that the Commission submit biennial reports to PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31209 the Congress and the President regarding the economic impact of the Act on U.S. industries and consumers and, in conjunction with other agencies, the effectiveness of the Act in promoting drug-related crop eradication and crop substitution efforts of the beneficiary countries. Section 206(b) of the Act requires that each report include: (1) The actual effect of ATPA on the U.S. economy generally as well as on specific domestic industries which produce articles that are like, or directly competitive with, articles being imported under the Act from beneficiary countries; (2) The probable future effect that ATPA will have on the U.S. economy generally and on such domestic industries; and (3) The estimated effect that ATPA has had on drug-related crop eradication and crop substitution efforts of beneficiary countries. Under the statute the Commission is required to prepare this report regardless of whether preferential treatment was provided during the period covered by the report. The President’s authority to provide preferential treatment under ATPA expired on July 31, 2013. During the period to be covered by this report, calendar years 2018 and 2019, no imports entering the United States should have received preferential treatment under the ATPA program. The Commission will submit its report by July 31, 2020. The initial notice announcing institution of this investigation for the purpose of preparing these reports was published in the Federal Register of March 10, 1994 (59 FR 11308). Notice providing opportunity to file written submissions in connection with the eighteenth report was published in the Federal Register of August 3, 2018 (83 FR 38176). Written Submissions: Interested parties are invited to file written submissions concerning this investigation. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, and should be received not later than 5:15 p.m., June 8, 2020. All written submissions must conform to the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8), as temporarily amended by 85 FR 15798 (March 19, 2020). Under that rule waiver, the Office of the Secretary will accept only electronic filings at this time. Filings must be made through the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS, https:// edis.usitc.gov). No in-person paperbased filings or paper copies of any electronic filings will be accepted until E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 31210 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 100 / Friday, May 22, 2020 / Notices further notice. Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Office of the Secretary, Docket Services Division (202–205– 1802) or consult the Commission’s Handbook on Filing Procedures. Confidential Business Information. Any submissions that contain confidential business information must also conform to the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘nonconfidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information is clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available for inspection by interested parties. The Commission will not include any confidential business information in the report that it sends to the President and the Congress. However, all information, including confidential business information, submitted in 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 (a) for cybersecurity purposes or (b) in monitoring user activity on U.S. government classified networks. The Commission will not otherwise disclose any confidential business information in a way that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. Summaries of Written Submissions: Persons wishing to have a summary of their position included in the report should include a summary with their written submission and should mark the summary as having been provided for that purpose. The summary should be clearly marked as ‘‘summary for inclusion in the report’’ at the top of the page. The summary may not exceed 500 words, should be in MS Word format or a format that can be easily converted to MS Word, and should not include any confidential business information. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 May 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) where the full written submission can be found. By order of the Commission. Issued: May 18, 2020. William Bishop, Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–11016 Filed 5–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Rolled-Edge Rigid Plastic Food Trays, DN 3455; 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. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. 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 Clearly Clean Products, LLC and Converter Manufacturing, LLC on May 18, 2020. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain rolled-edge rigid plastic food trays. The complaint names as respondents: Eco Food Pak (USA), Inc. of Chino, CA; and Ningbo Linhua Plastic Co., Ltd. of China. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order, a cease and desist order; 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-352]


Andean Trade Preference Act: Impact on U.S. Industries and 
Consumers and on Drug Crop Eradication and Crop Substitution

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice of opportunity to submit information relating to matters 
to be addressed in the Commission's 19th report on the impact of the 
Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA).

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SUMMARY: Section 206 of the ATPA requires the Commission to report 
biennially to the Congress and the President by September 30 of each 
reporting year on the economic impact of the Act on U.S. industries and 
U.S. consumers, and on the effectiveness of the Act in promoting drug-
related crop eradication and crop substitution efforts by beneficiary 
countries. The Commission prepares these reports under Investigation 
No. 332-352, Andean Trade Preference Act: Impact on U.S. Industries and 
Consumers and on Drug Crop Eradication and Crop Substitution.

DATES: 
    June 8, 2020: Deadline for filing written submissions.
    July 31, 2020: Transmittal of Commission report to Congress and the 
President.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission's hearing 
rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. All written submissions 
should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade 
Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. The public record 
for this investigation may be viewed on the Commissions electronic 
docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justino De La Cruz, Project Leader, 
Office of Economics ([email protected] or 202-205-3252) for 
information specific to this investigation. For information on the 
legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the 
Commission's Office of the General Counsel ([email protected] 
or 202-205-3091). The media should contact Peg O'Laughlin, Office of 
External Relations ([email protected] or 202-205-1819). 
Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by 
contacting the Commission's TDD terminal at 202-205-1810. General 
information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing 
its website (https://www.usitc.gov/). 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.
    Background: Section 206 of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) 
(19 U.S.C. 3204) requires that the Commission submit biennial reports 
to the Congress and the President regarding the economic impact of the 
Act on U.S. industries and consumers and, in conjunction with other 
agencies, the effectiveness of the Act in promoting drug-related crop 
eradication and crop substitution efforts of the beneficiary countries. 
Section 206(b) of the Act requires that each report include:
    (1) The actual effect of ATPA on the U.S. economy generally as well 
as on specific domestic industries which produce articles that are 
like, or directly competitive with, articles being imported under the 
Act from beneficiary countries;
    (2) The probable future effect that ATPA will have on the U.S. 
economy generally and on such domestic industries; and
    (3) The estimated effect that ATPA has had on drug-related crop 
eradication and crop substitution efforts of beneficiary countries.
    Under the statute the Commission is required to prepare this report 
regardless of whether preferential treatment was provided during the 
period covered by the report. The President's authority to provide 
preferential treatment under ATPA expired on July 31, 2013. During the 
period to be covered by this report, calendar years 2018 and 2019, no 
imports entering the United States should have received preferential 
treatment under the ATPA program.
    The Commission will submit its report by July 31, 2020. The initial 
notice announcing institution of this investigation for the purpose of 
preparing these reports was published in the Federal Register of March 
10, 1994 (59 FR 11308). Notice providing opportunity to file written 
submissions in connection with the eighteenth report was published in 
the Federal Register of August 3, 2018 (83 FR 38176).
    Written Submissions: Interested parties are invited to file written 
submissions concerning this investigation. All written submissions 
should be addressed to the Secretary, and should be received not later 
than 5:15 p.m., June 8, 2020. All written submissions must conform to 
the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission's Rules of Practice 
and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8), as temporarily amended by 85 FR 15798 
(March 19, 2020). Under that rule waiver, the Office of the Secretary 
will accept only electronic filings at this time. Filings must be made 
through the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS, 
https://edis.usitc.gov). No in-person paper-based filings or paper 
copies of any electronic filings will be accepted until

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further notice. Persons with questions regarding electronic filing 
should contact the Office of the Secretary, Docket Services Division 
(202-205-1802) or consult the Commission's Handbook on Filing 
Procedures.
    Confidential Business Information. Any submissions that contain 
confidential business information must also conform to the requirements 
of section 201.6 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure 
(19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of 
the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether 
they are the ``confidential'' or ``nonconfidential'' version, and that 
the confidential business information is clearly identified by means of 
brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business 
information, will be made available for inspection by interested 
parties.
    The Commission will not include any confidential business 
information in the report that it sends to the President and the 
Congress. However, all information, including confidential business 
information, submitted in 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 (a) for cybersecurity 
purposes or (b) in monitoring user activity on U.S. government 
classified networks. The Commission will not otherwise disclose any 
confidential business information in a way that would reveal the 
operations of the firm supplying the information.
    Summaries of Written Submissions: Persons wishing to have a summary 
of their position included in the report should include a summary with 
their written submission and should mark the summary as having been 
provided for that purpose. The summary should be clearly marked as 
``summary for inclusion in the report'' at the top of the page. The 
summary may not exceed 500 words, should be in MS Word format or a 
format that can be easily converted to MS Word, and should not include 
any confidential business information. 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.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: May 18, 2020.
William Bishop,
Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-11016 Filed 5-21-20; 8:45 am]
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