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Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 27, 2020 / Notices ponds adjacent to the Don Plant, which would require the acquisition of adjacent Federal lands. Additionally, this acquisition would allow Simplot to maximize the operational life of its ongoing phosphate processing operations at the Don Plant by expanding gypsum stacks onto adjacent land. The formal public scoping process for the EIS began on May 20, 2019, with publication of a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register, which initiated a 45day public comment period. Key resource issues identified during scoping include: Air quality, cultural resources, fish and wildlife, hazardous and solid wastes, lands and realty, recreation, socioeconomics, environmental justice, tribal treaty rights, visual resources, and water resources. The Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS was published on December 20, 2019, initiating a 45-day public comment period. The public comments resulted in the addition of: (1) Information on radioactivity and radionuclides, (2) information on water quality in the Portneuf River, including contributions from upstream sources, especially phosphorous and arsenic, and (3) qualitative information describing how a complete liner failure could occur and general types of effects/ impacts. The BLM has responded to substantive comments and made appropriate revisions to the Final EIS or explained why a comment did not warrant a change. The Final EIS evaluates the Proposed Action and two action alternatives, in addition to a No Action Alternative. The Proposed Action is to exchange 719 acres of Federal land for 667 acres of non-Federal land. Alternative A (Increased Non-Federal Land Acreage) includes the same area of Federal (719 acres) and non-Federal lands (667 acres) as the proposed action, with the addition of voluntary mitigation and donation parcels (A and B) proposed by Simplot. Parcel A is voluntary mitigation that includes an additional 160 acres of non-Federal land within Blackrock Canyon to mitigate the net loss of Federal acres in the proposed action. The acquired lands would be available to tribal members for aboriginal purposes and would improve existing public access to the Chinese Peak/Blackrock Trail system. Parcel B is a proposed donation consisting of approximately 950 acres within the Fort Hall Reservation that would be offered to the Secretary of the Interior, or to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. Alternative B (Avoiding the West Canyon) was developed from comments received during scoping to adjust the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 May 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 boundary of the Federal lands to minimize impacts to cultural and tribal resources in the West Canyon area on the north side of Howard Mountain. The Federal lands that would be acquired by Simplot would be reconfigured to eliminate the West Canyon area from the land exchange. This alternative would involve exchanging 711 acres of Federal land for 667 acres of nonFederal land. This alternative also includes the voluntary mitigation and donation parcels (A and B). Simplot would donate $25,000 to the ShoshoneBannock Tribes’ Language Program as voluntary mitigation for the BLM’s conveyance of a National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)-eligible site within the Federal land. Under the No Action Alternative, the proposed land exchange would not be authorized. The BLM selected Alternative B as the Preferred Alternative, because it adjusts the boundary of the Federal lands to minimize impacts to cultural resources, allows for a net gain of public lands, and makes additional lands available for tribal uses. The BLM will continue consultation with Native American Tribes on a government-to-government basis in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and other policies. The BLM will give tribal concerns due consideration, including impacts on Native American trust assets and potential impacts to cultural resources. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10. John F. Ruhs, BLM Idaho State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–11365 Filed 5–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–578] Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2020 Review United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of institution of investigation and scheduling of public hearing. AGENCY: Following receipt of a request on May 4, 2020, from the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted Investigation No. 332–578, Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2020 Review, for the purpose of providing advice and information relating to the possible addition of articles and removal of articles. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31805 DATES: June 3, 2020: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. June 3, 2020: Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements. June 19, 2020: Public hearing. June 29, 2020: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements. June 29, 2020: Deadline for filing all other written submissions. August 31, 2020: Transmittal of Commission report to the USTR. Because COVID–19 mitigation measures are in effect, the Commission will hold the public hearing virtually. For further information on the hearing, see the section below on ‘‘public hearing’’ and also the Commission’s ongoing investigations website (https:// usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/what_ we_are_working_on.htm), before June 22, 2020 for details about the hearing format. All Commission offices 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 Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information specific to this investigation may be obtained from Sharon Ford, Project Leader, Office of Industries (202–205–3084 or sharon.ford@ usitc.gov), or Greg LaRocca, Deputy Project Leader, Office of Industries (202–205–3405 or gregory.larocca@ usitc.gov) or Marin Weaver, Technical Advisor, Office of Industries (202–205– 3461 or marin.weaver@usitc.gov). For information on the legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). 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 (http://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: In his letter, the USTR requested the advice and information described below. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 31806 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 27, 2020 / Notices Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with this investigation will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. on June 19, 2020, virtually. Information about the virtual hearing and how to participate will be posted on the Commission’s website at (https:// usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/what_ we_are_working_on.htm). Once on that web page, scroll down to the entry for investigation No. 332–578, Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2020 Review, and click on the link to ‘‘hearing instructions’’. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be filed with the Secretary no TABLE B—2020 GSP ANNUAL REVIEW—PETITIONS SUBMITTED TO later than 5:15 p.m., June 3, 2020. All REMOVE DUTY-FREE STATUS FOR A pre-hearing briefs and statements PRODUCT ON THE LIST OF ELIGIBLE should be filed no later than 5:15 p.m., June 3, 2020; and all post-hearing briefs ARTICLES FOR THE GSP PROGRAM and statements should be filed no later than 5:15 p.m., June 29, 2020. All HTS Brief description requests to appear, and pre- and postprovision hearing briefs and statements should be 1006.10.00 ..... Rice in the husk (paddy or filed in accordance with the rough). requirements of the ‘‘written 1006.20.20 ..... Basmati rice, husked. submissions’’ section below. 1006.20.40 ..... Husked (brown) rice, other Written Submissions: In lieu of or in than Basmati. addition to participating in the hearing, 1006.30.10 ..... Rice semi-milled or wholly milled, whether or not pol- interested parties are invited to file ished or glazed, parboiled. written submissions concerning this investigation. All written submissions 1006.30.90 ..... Rice semi-milled or wholly milled, whether or not pol- should be addressed to the Secretary, ished or glazed, other than and should be received not later than parboiled. 5:15 p.m., June 29, 2020. All written TABLE A—2020 GSP ANNUAL RE1006.40.00 ..... Broken rice. submissions must conform to the VIEW—PETITIONS SUBMITTED TO provisions of section 201.8 of the ADD PRODUCTS TO THE LIST OF ELITime for reporting, HTS detail, Commission’s Rules of Practice and GIBLE ARTICLES FOR THE GENERAL- portions of report to be classified. As Procedure (19 CFR 201.8), as IZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES requested by the USTR, the Commission temporarily amended by 85 FR 15798 will provide the requested advice and (GSP) (March 19, 2020). Under that rule information by August 31, 2020. The waiver, the Office of the Secretary will USTR asked that the Commission issue, accept only electronic filings at this HTS Brief description as soon as possible thereafter, a public provision time. Filings must be made through the version of the report containing only the Commission’s Electronic Document 0603.11.00 ..... Sweetheart, Spray and other unclassified information, with any Information System (EDIS, https:// Roses, fresh cut. confidential business information edis.usitc.gov). No in-person paper0603.11.0010 Sweetheart roses, fresh, deleted. As requested, the Commission based filings or paper copies of any suitable for bouquets or will provide its probable economic electronic filings will be accepted until for ornamental purposes. effect advice and statistics (profile of the further notice. Persons with questions 0603.11.0030 Spray roses, fresh, suitable U.S. industry and market and U.S. for bouquets or for ornaregarding electronic filing should import and export data) and any other mental purposes. contact the Office of the Secretary, 0603.11.0060 Roses, fresh, suitable for relevant information or advice Docket Services Division (202–205– bouquets for ornamental separately and individually for each 1802), or consult the Commission’s purposes, nesoi. U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule Handbook on Filing Procedures. provision for all products subject to the Confidential Business Information: request. The USTR indicated that those (2) Advice as to the probable Any submissions that contain sections of the Commission’s report and confidential business information must economic effect of the removal from working papers that contain the eligibility for duty-free treatment under also conform with the requirements of Commission’s advice and assessment of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules the GSP program for these articles from probable economic effects on domestic all countries on total U.S. imports, on of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR industries, on U.S. imports, and on U.S. 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules U.S. industries producing like or consumers, will be classified as directly competitive articles, and on requires that the cover of the document ‘‘confidential.’’ The USTR also stated U.S. consumers. The USTR notified the and the individual pages be clearly that his office considers the Commission that six articles from all marked as to whether they are the Commission’s report to be an interbeneficiary developing countries are ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘non-confidential’’ agency memorandum that will contain being considered for removal from version, and that the confidential pre-decisional advice and be subject to eligibility for duty-free treatment under business information is clearly the deliberative process privilege. the GSP program. Under authority identified by means of brackets. All jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES (1) Advice as to the probable economic effect on total U.S. imports, on U.S. industries producing like or directly competitive articles, and on U.S. consumers of the elimination of U.S. import duties on the articles in Table A for all beneficiary developing countries under the GSP program. In accordance with sections 503(a)(1)(A), 503(e), and 131(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (‘‘the 1974 Act’’) and pursuant to the authority of the President delegated to the USTR by sections 4(c) and 8(c) and (d) of Executive Order 11846 of March 31, 1975, as amended, and pursuant to section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, the USTR notified the Commission that the articles identified in Table A of the Annex to the USTR request letter are being considered for designation as eligible articles for purposes of the GSP program. The USTR requested that the Commission provide its advice as to the probable economic effect on total U.S. imports, U.S. industries producing like or directly competitive articles, and on U.S. consumers of the elimination of U.S. import duties on the articles identified in Table A of the Annex to the USTR request letter for all beneficiary developing countries under the GSP program (see Table A below). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 May 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 delegated by the President, pursuant to section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, with respect to the articles listed in Table B of the Annex to the USTR request letter, the USTR requested that the Commission provide its advice as to the probable economic effect of the removal from eligibility for duty-free treatment under the GSP program for these articles from all beneficiary developing countries on total U.S. imports, on U.S. industries producing like or directly competitive articles, and on U.S. consumers (see Table B below). PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 27, 2020 / Notices written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available for inspection by interested parties. The Commission may include some or all of the confidential business information submitted in the course of this investigation in the report it sends to the USTR. Additionally, 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 for cybersecurity purposes. The Commission will not otherwise disclose any confidential business information in a manner 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 21, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2020–11359 Filed 5–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 May 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1201] Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same; Institution of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission ACTION: Notice AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on April 21, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Sharp Corporation of Japan and Sharp Electronics Corporation of New Jersey. Supplements to the complaint were filed on April 22, 2020, May 4, 2020, and May 12, 2020. 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 liquid crystal display devices, components thereof, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,245,329 (‘‘the ’329 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 7,372,533 (‘‘the ’533 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 8,022,912 (‘‘the ’912 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 8,451,204 (‘‘the ’204 patent’’); and U.S. Patent No. 8,847,863 (‘‘the ’863 patent’’). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, as supplemented, except for any confidential information contained therein, may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained 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 at https://www.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Hiner, Office of the Secretary, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31807 Docket Services Division, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–1802. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and in section 210.10 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2020). Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on May 20, 2020, ordered that— (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain products identified in paragraph (2) by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1 and 4–6 of the ’329 patent; claims 1–2 and 11–13 of the ’533 patent; claims 1, 4, 6, 11–12, 15, 17, and 22 of the ’912 patent; claims 1, 3, 5, 10–11, 13, 15, 17, and 22 of the ’204 patent; and claims 8– 13 of the ’863 patent, and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337; (2) Pursuant to section 210.10(b)(1) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10(b)(1), the plain language description of the accused products or category of accused products, which defines the scope of the investigation, is ‘‘high definition televisions and display screens, LCD panels, LCD modules (consisting of LCD panels as well as a controller and backlight), and components of each’’; (3) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served: (a) The complainants are: Sharp Corporation, 1 Takumi-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, Osaka, 590–8522 Japan Sharp Electronics Corporation, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, New Jersey 07645 (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served: VIZIO Inc., 39 Tesla, Irvine, CA 92618 Xianyang CaiHong Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., No.1, Gaoke Yilu, Qindu District, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712000, China TPV Technology, Ltd., Units 1208–16, 12/F, C-Bons International Center, 108 E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-578]


Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2020 
Review

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice of institution of investigation and scheduling of public 
hearing.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt of a request on May 4, 2020, from the United 
States Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. International Trade 
Commission (Commission) instituted Investigation No. 332-578, 
Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2020 Review, 
for the purpose of providing advice and information relating to the 
possible addition of articles and removal of articles.

DATES: 
    June 3, 2020: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public 
hearing.
    June 3, 2020: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and 
statements.
    June 19, 2020: Public hearing.
    June 29, 2020: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and 
statements.
    June 29, 2020: Deadline for filing all other written submissions.
    August 31, 2020: Transmittal of Commission report to the USTR.
    Because COVID-19 mitigation measures are in effect, the Commission 
will hold the public hearing virtually. For further information on the 
hearing, see the section below on ``public hearing'' and also the 
Commission's ongoing investigations website (https://usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/what_we_are_working_on.htm), before June 22, 2020 
for details about the hearing format.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices 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 Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information specific to this 
investigation may be obtained from Sharon Ford, Project Leader, Office 
of Industries (202-205-3084 or [email protected]), or Greg LaRocca, 
Deputy Project Leader, Office of Industries (202-205-3405 or 
[email protected]) or Marin Weaver, Technical Advisor, Office 
of Industries (202-205-3461 or [email protected]). For information 
on the legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of 
the Commission's Office of the General Counsel (202-205-3091 or 
[email protected]). The media should contact Margaret 
O'Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202-205-1819 or 
[email protected]). 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 (http://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: In his letter, the USTR requested the advice and 
information described below.

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    (1) Advice as to the probable economic effect on total U.S. 
imports, on U.S. industries producing like or directly competitive 
articles, and on U.S. consumers of the elimination of U.S. import 
duties on the articles in Table A for all beneficiary developing 
countries under the GSP program. In accordance with sections 
503(a)(1)(A), 503(e), and 131(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended 
(``the 1974 Act'') and pursuant to the authority of the President 
delegated to the USTR by sections 4(c) and 8(c) and (d) of Executive 
Order 11846 of March 31, 1975, as amended, and pursuant to section 
332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, the USTR notified the Commission that 
the articles identified in Table A of the Annex to the USTR request 
letter are being considered for designation as eligible articles for 
purposes of the GSP program. The USTR requested that the Commission 
provide its advice as to the probable economic effect on total U.S. 
imports, U.S. industries producing like or directly competitive 
articles, and on U.S. consumers of the elimination of U.S. import 
duties on the articles identified in Table A of the Annex to the USTR 
request letter for all beneficiary developing countries under the GSP 
program (see Table A below).

 Table A--2020 GSP Annual Review--Petitions Submitted To Add Products to
 the List of Eligible Articles for the Generalized System of Preferences
                                  (GSP)
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             HTS provision                      Brief description
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0603.11.00.............................  Sweetheart, Spray and other
                                          Roses, fresh cut.
0603.11.0010...........................  Sweetheart roses, fresh,
                                          suitable for bouquets or for
                                          ornamental purposes.
0603.11.0030...........................  Spray roses, fresh, suitable
                                          for bouquets or for ornamental
                                          purposes.
0603.11.0060...........................  Roses, fresh, suitable for
                                          bouquets for ornamental
                                          purposes, nesoi.
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    (2) Advice as to the probable economic effect of the removal from 
eligibility for duty-free treatment under the GSP program for these 
articles from all countries on total U.S. imports, on U.S. industries 
producing like or directly competitive articles, and on U.S. consumers. 
The USTR notified the Commission that six articles from all beneficiary 
developing countries are being considered for removal from eligibility 
for duty-free treatment under the GSP program. Under authority 
delegated by the President, pursuant to section 332(g) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, with respect to the articles listed in Table B of the 
Annex to the USTR request letter, the USTR requested that the 
Commission provide its advice as to the probable economic effect of the 
removal from eligibility for duty-free treatment under the GSP program 
for these articles from all beneficiary developing countries on total 
U.S. imports, on U.S. industries producing like or directly competitive 
articles, and on U.S. consumers (see Table B below).

Table B--2020 GSP Annual Review--Petitions Submitted To Remove Duty-Free
    Status for a Product on the List of Eligible Articles for the GSP
                                 Program
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             HTS provision                      Brief description
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1006.10.00.............................  Rice in the husk (paddy or
                                          rough).
1006.20.20.............................  Basmati rice, husked.
1006.20.40.............................  Husked (brown) rice, other than
                                          Basmati.
1006.30.10.............................  Rice semi-milled or wholly
                                          milled, whether or not
                                          polished or glazed, parboiled.
1006.30.90.............................  Rice semi-milled or wholly
                                          milled, whether or not
                                          polished or glazed, other than
                                          parboiled.
1006.40.00.............................  Broken rice.
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    Time for reporting, HTS detail, portions of report to be 
classified. As requested by the USTR, the Commission will provide the 
requested advice and information by August 31, 2020. The USTR asked 
that the Commission issue, as soon as possible thereafter, a public 
version of the report containing only the unclassified information, 
with any confidential business information deleted. As requested, the 
Commission will provide its probable economic effect advice and 
statistics (profile of the U.S. industry and market and U.S. import and 
export data) and any other relevant information or advice separately 
and individually for each U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule provision for 
all products subject to the request. The USTR indicated that those 
sections of the Commission's report and working papers that contain the 
Commission's advice and assessment of probable economic effects on 
domestic industries, on U.S. imports, and on U.S. consumers, will be 
classified as ``confidential.'' The USTR also stated that his office 
considers the Commission's report to be an inter-agency memorandum that 
will contain pre-decisional advice and be subject to the deliberative 
process privilege.
    Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with this 
investigation will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. on June 19, 2020, 
virtually. Information about the virtual hearing and how to participate 
will be posted on the Commission's website at (https://usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/what_we_are_working_on.htm). Once on that web 
page, scroll down to the entry for investigation No. 332-578, 
Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2020 Review, 
and click on the link to ``hearing instructions''. Requests to appear 
at the public hearing should be filed with the Secretary no later than 
5:15 p.m., June 3, 2020. All pre-hearing briefs and statements should 
be filed no later than 5:15 p.m., June 3, 2020; and all post-hearing 
briefs and statements should be filed no later than 5:15 p.m., June 29, 
2020. All requests to appear, and pre- and post-hearing briefs and 
statements should be filed in accordance with the requirements of the 
``written submissions'' section below.
    Written Submissions: In lieu of or in addition to participating in 
the hearing, 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 29, 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 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 with 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 ``non-confidential'' version, 
and that the confidential business information is clearly identified by 
means of brackets. All

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written submissions, except for confidential business information, will 
be made available for inspection by interested parties.
    The Commission may include some or all of the confidential business 
information submitted in the course of this investigation in the report 
it sends to the USTR. Additionally, 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 for cybersecurity purposes. The Commission will not otherwise 
disclose any confidential business information in a manner 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 21, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-11359 Filed 5-26-20; 8:45 am]
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