Forged Steel Fittings From India and Korea; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Anti-Dumping Duty Investigations, 37109-37111 [2020-13267]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 119 / Friday, June 19, 2020 / Notices 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 revised notice in the Federal Register on February 11, 2020 (85 FR 7782). In light of the restrictions on access to the Commission building due to the COVID–19 pandemic, and in accordance with 19 U.S.C. 1677c(a)(1), the Commission did not cancel its hearing scheduled for April 29, 2020, but conducted its hearing through a series of written questions, submissions of written testimony, written responses to questions, posthearing briefs and closing remarks through teleconferencing; all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to participate. The Commission made these determinations pursuant to sections 705(b) and 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on June 15, 2020. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 5061 (June 2020), entitled Quartz Surface Products from India and Turkey: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–624–625 and 731–TA–1450–1451 (Final). By order of the Commission. Issued: June 15, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–13224 Filed 6–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–631 and 731– TA–1463–1464 (Final)] Forged Steel Fittings From India and Korea; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and AntiDumping Duty Investigations United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701–TA–631 and 731–TA–1463–1464 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of forged steel fittings from India and Korea, provided for in subheadings 7307.92.30, 7307.92.90, 7307.93.30, 7307.93.60, 7307.93.90, 7307.99.10, 7307.99.30, and 7307.99.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) to be subsidized and sold at less-than-fairvalue. DATES: May 28, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keysha Martinez (202–205–2136), 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 investigations may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope.—For purposes of these investigations, Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as ‘‘carbon and alloy forged steel fittings, whether unfinished (commonly known as blanks or rough forgings) or finished. Such fittings are made in a variety of shapes including, but not limited to, elbows, tees, crosses, laterals, couplings, reducers, caps, plugs, bushings, unions (including hammer unions), and outlets. Forged steel fittings are covered regardless of end finish, whether threaded, socket-weld or other end connections. The scope includes integrally reinforced forged branch outlet fittings, regardless of whether they have one or more ends that is a socket welding, threaded, butt welding end, or other end connections. While these fittings are generally manufactured to specifications ASME B16.11, MSS SP–79, MSS SP–83, MSS– SP–97, ASTM A105, ASTM A350, and ASTM A182, the scope is not limited to fittings made to these specifications. The term forged is an industry term used to describe a class of products included in applicable standards, and it does not reference an exclusive manufacturing process. Forged steel fittings are not manufactured from casings. Pursuant to the applicable PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37109 standards, fittings may also be machined from bar stock or machined from seamless pipe and tube. All types of forged steel fittings are included in the scope regardless of nominal pipe size (which may or may not be expressed in inches of nominal pipe size), pressure class rating (expressed in pounds of pressure, e.g., 2,000 or 2 M; 3,000 or 3 M; 6,000 or 6 M; 9,000 or 9 M), wall thickness, and whether or not heat treated. Excluded from this scope are all fittings entirely made of stainless steel. Also excluded are flanges, nipples, and all fittings that have a maximum pressure rating of 300 pounds per square inch/PSI or less. Also excluded from the scope are fittings certified or made to the following standards, so long as the fittings are not also manufactured to the specifications of ASME B16.11, MSS SP–79, MSS SP–83, MSS SP–97, ASTM A105, ASTM A350, and ASTM A182: • American Petroleum Institute (API) 5CT, API 5L, or API11B; • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B16.9; • Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) SP–75; • Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) J476, SAE J514, SAE J516, SAE J517, SAE J518, SAE J1026, SAEJ1231, SAE J1453, SAE J1926, J2044, or SAE AS 35411; • Hydraulic hose fittings (e.g., fittings used in high pressure water cleaning applications, in the manufacture of hydraulic engines, to connect rubber dispensing hoses to a dispensing nozzle or grease fitting) made to ISO 12151–1, 12151–2, 12151–3, 12151–4, 12151–5, or 12151–6; • Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) certified electrical conduit fittings; • ASTM A153, A536, A576, or A865; • Casing Conductor Connectors made to proprietary specifications; • Machined steel parts (e.g., couplers) that are not certified to any specifications in this scope description and that are not for connecting steel pipes for distributing gas and liquids; • Oil country tubular goods (OCTG) connectors (e.g., forged steel tubular connectors for API 5L pipes or OCTG for offshore oil and gas drilling and extraction); • Military Specification (MIL) MIL– C–4109F and MIL–F–3541; and • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO6150–B. Also excluded from the scope are assembled or unassembled hammer unions that consist of a nut and two subs. To qualify for this exclusion, the hammer union must meet each of the following criteria: (1) The face of the nut E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 37110 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 119 / Friday, June 19, 2020 / Notices of the hammer union is permanently marked with one of the following markings: ‘‘FIG 100,’’ ‘‘FIG 110,’’ ‘‘FIG 100C,’’ ‘‘FIG 200,’’ ‘‘FIG 200C,’’ ‘‘FIG 201,’’ ‘‘FIG 202,’’ ‘‘FIG 206,’’ ‘‘FIG 207,’’ ‘‘FIG 211,’’ ‘‘FIG 300,’’ ‘‘FIG 301,’’ ‘‘FIG 400,’’ ‘‘FIG 600,’’ ‘‘FIG 602,’’ ‘‘FIG 607,’’ ‘‘FIG 1002,’’ ‘‘FIG 1003,’’ ‘‘FIG 1502,’’ ‘‘FIG 1505,’’ ‘‘FIG 2002,’’ or ‘‘FIG 2202’’; (2) the hammer union does not bear any of the following markings: ‘‘Class 3000,’’ ‘‘Class 3M,’’ ‘‘Class 6000,’’ ‘‘Class 6M,’’ ‘‘Class 9000,’’ or ‘‘Class 9M’’; and (3) the nut and both subs of the hammer union are painted. Also excluded from the scope are component parts for hammer union assemblies, either subs or wingnuts, marked on the wingnut and subs with ‘‘FIG 1002,’’ ‘‘FIG 1502,’’ and ‘‘FIG 2002,’’ and with pressure rating of 10,000 PSI or greater. These parts are made from AISI/SAE 4130, 4140 or 4340 steel and are 100 percent magnetic particle inspected before shipment. Also excluded from the scope are tee, elbow, cross, adapter (or ‘‘crossover’’), blast joint (or ‘‘spacer’’), blind sub, swivel joint and pup joint which have wing nut or not. To qualify for this exclusion, these products must meet each of the following criteria: (1) Manufacturing and Inspection standard is API 6A or API 16C; and, (2) body or wing nut is permanently marked with one of the following markings: ‘‘FIG 2002,’’ ‘‘FIG 1502,’’ ‘‘FIG 1002,’’ ‘‘FIG 602,’’ ‘‘FIG 206,’’ or ‘‘FIG any other number’’ or MTR (Material Test Report) shows these FIG numbers. To be excluded from the scope, products must have the appropriate standard or pressure markings and/or be accompanied by documentation showing product compliance to the applicable standard or pressure, e.g., ‘‘API 5CT’’ mark and/or a mill certification report. Subject carbon and alloy forged steel fittings are normally entered under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 7307.92.3010, 7307.92.3030, 7307.92.9000, 7307.99.1000, 7307.99.3000, 7307.99.5045, and 7307.99.5060. They may also be entered under HTSUS 7307.93.3010, 7307.93.3040, 7307.93.6000, 7307.93.9010, 7307.93.9040, 7307.93.9060, and 7326.19.0010. The HTSUS subheadings and specifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope is dispositive.’’ Background.—The final phase of these investigations is being scheduled pursuant to sections 705(b) and 731(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 1671d(b) and 1673d(b)), as a result of affirmative preliminary determinations by Commerce that certain benefits which constitute subsidies within the meaning of section 703 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b) are being provided to manufacturers, producers, or exporters in India of forged steel fittings, and that such products are being sold in the United States at less than fair value within the meaning of section 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b). The investigations were requested in petitions filed on October 23, 2019 by Bonney Forge Corporation (‘‘Bonney’’), Mount Union, Pennsylvania, and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (‘‘USW’’), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the investigations, hearing procedures, 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 and C (19 CFR part 207). Participation in the investigations 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 the final phase of these investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in § 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance during the preliminary phase of the investigations need not file an additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. Please note the Secretary’s Office will accept only electronic filings during 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 further notice. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.—Pursuant to § 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in the final phase of these investigations available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the investigations, PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provided that the application is made no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the investigations. A party granted access to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not reapply for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Staff report.—The prehearing staff report in the final phase of these investigations will be placed in the nonpublic record on September 30, 2020, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to § 207.22 of the Commission’s rules. Hearing.—The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the final phase of these investigations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Information about the place and form of the hearing, including about how to participate in and/or view the hearing, will be posted on the Commission’s website at https:// www.usitc.gov/calendarpad/ calendar.html. Interested parties should check the Commission’s website periodically for updates. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before October 8, 2020. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should participate in a prehearing conference to be held on October 13, 2020, if deemed necessary. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by §§ 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 207.24 of the Commission’s rules. Parties must submit any request to present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 business days prior to the date of the hearing. Written submissions.—Each party who is an interested party shall submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must conform with the provisions of § 207.23 of the Commission’s rules; the deadline for filing is October 7, 2020. Parties may also file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, as provided in § 207.24 of the Commission’s rules, and posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of § 207.25 of the Commission’s rules. The deadline for E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 119 / Friday, June 19, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES filing posthearing briefs is October 22, 2020. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the investigations may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of the investigations, including statements of support or opposition to the petition, on or before October 22, 2020. On November 3, 2020, the Commission will make available to parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on this information on or before November 5, 2020, but such final comments must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with § 207.30 of the Commission’s rules. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of § 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of §§ 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s Handbook on Filing Procedures, available on the Commission’s website at https:// www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_ on_filing_procedures.pdf, elaborates upon the Commission’s procedures with respect to filings. Additional written submissions to the Commission, including requests pursuant to § 201.12 of the Commission’s rules, shall not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a Commissioner or Commission staff. 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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-631 and 731-TA-1463-1464 (Final)]


Forged Steel Fittings From India and Korea; Scheduling of the 
Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Anti-Dumping Duty Investigations

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the 
final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 
701-TA-631 and 731-TA-1463-1464 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 
1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether an industry in the United 
States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the 
establishment of an industry in the United States is materially 
retarded, by reason of imports of forged steel fittings from India and 
Korea, provided for in subheadings 7307.92.30, 7307.92.90, 7307.93.30, 
7307.93.60, 7307.93.90, 7307.99.10, 7307.99.30, and 7307.99.50 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily 
determined by the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be 
subsidized and sold at less-than-fair-value.

DATES: May 28, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keysha Martinez (202-205-2136), Office 
of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street 
SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired 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 
investigations may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket 
(EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Scope.--For purposes of these investigations, Commerce has defined 
the subject merchandise as ``carbon and alloy forged steel fittings, 
whether unfinished (commonly known as blanks or rough forgings) or 
finished. Such fittings are made in a variety of shapes including, but 
not limited to, elbows, tees, crosses, laterals, couplings, reducers, 
caps, plugs, bushings, unions (including hammer unions), and outlets. 
Forged steel fittings are covered regardless of end finish, whether 
threaded, socket-weld or other end connections. The scope includes 
integrally reinforced forged branch outlet fittings, regardless of 
whether they have one or more ends that is a socket welding, threaded, 
butt welding end, or other end connections.
    While these fittings are generally manufactured to specifications 
ASME B16.11, MSS SP-79, MSS SP-83, MSS-SP-97, ASTM A105, ASTM A350, and 
ASTM A182, the scope is not limited to fittings made to these 
specifications.
    The term forged is an industry term used to describe a class of 
products included in applicable standards, and it does not reference an 
exclusive manufacturing process. Forged steel fittings are not 
manufactured from casings. Pursuant to the applicable standards, 
fittings may also be machined from bar stock or machined from seamless 
pipe and tube.
    All types of forged steel fittings are included in the scope 
regardless of nominal pipe size (which may or may not be expressed in 
inches of nominal pipe size), pressure class rating (expressed in 
pounds of pressure, e.g., 2,000 or 2 M; 3,000 or 3 M; 6,000 or 6 M; 
9,000 or 9 M), wall thickness, and whether or not heat treated.
    Excluded from this scope are all fittings entirely made of 
stainless steel. Also excluded are flanges, nipples, and all fittings 
that have a maximum pressure rating of 300 pounds per square inch/PSI 
or less.
    Also excluded from the scope are fittings certified or made to the 
following standards, so long as the fittings are not also manufactured 
to the specifications of ASME B16.11, MSS SP-79, MSS SP-83, MSS SP-97, 
ASTM A105, ASTM A350, and ASTM A182:
     American Petroleum Institute (API) 5CT, API 5L, or API11B;
     American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B16.9;
     Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) SP-75;
     Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) J476, SAE J514, 
SAE J516, SAE J517, SAE J518, SAE J1026, SAEJ1231, SAE J1453, SAE 
J1926, J2044, or SAE AS 35411;
     Hydraulic hose fittings (e.g., fittings used in high 
pressure water cleaning applications, in the manufacture of hydraulic 
engines, to connect rubber dispensing hoses to a dispensing nozzle or 
grease fitting) made to ISO 12151-1, 12151-2, 12151-3, 12151-4, 12151-
5, or 12151-6;
     Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) certified electrical 
conduit fittings;
     ASTM A153, A536, A576, or A865;
     Casing Conductor Connectors made to proprietary 
specifications;
     Machined steel parts (e.g., couplers) that are not 
certified to any specifications in this scope description and that are 
not for connecting steel pipes for distributing gas and liquids;
     Oil country tubular goods (OCTG) connectors (e.g., forged 
steel tubular connectors for API 5L pipes or OCTG for offshore oil and 
gas drilling and extraction);
     Military Specification (MIL) MIL-C-4109F and MIL-F-3541; 
and
     International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 
ISO6150-B.
    Also excluded from the scope are assembled or unassembled hammer 
unions that consist of a nut and two subs. To qualify for this 
exclusion, the hammer union must meet each of the following criteria: 
(1) The face of the nut

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of the hammer union is permanently marked with one of the following 
markings: ``FIG 100,'' ``FIG 110,'' ``FIG 100C,'' ``FIG 200,'' ``FIG 
200C,'' ``FIG 201,'' ``FIG 202,'' ``FIG 206,'' ``FIG 207,'' ``FIG 
211,'' ``FIG 300,'' ``FIG 301,'' ``FIG 400,'' ``FIG 600,'' ``FIG 602,'' 
``FIG 607,'' ``FIG 1002,'' ``FIG 1003,'' ``FIG 1502,'' ``FIG 1505,'' 
``FIG 2002,'' or ``FIG 2202''; (2) the hammer union does not bear any 
of the following markings: ``Class 3000,'' ``Class 3M,'' ``Class 
6000,'' ``Class 6M,'' ``Class 9000,'' or ``Class 9M''; and (3) the nut 
and both subs of the hammer union are painted.
    Also excluded from the scope are component parts for hammer union 
assemblies, either subs or wingnuts, marked on the wingnut and subs 
with ``FIG 1002,'' ``FIG 1502,'' and ``FIG 2002,'' and with pressure 
rating of 10,000 PSI or greater. These parts are made from AISI/SAE 
4130, 4140 or 4340 steel and are 100 percent magnetic particle 
inspected before shipment.
    Also excluded from the scope are tee, elbow, cross, adapter (or 
``crossover''), blast joint (or ``spacer''), blind sub, swivel joint 
and pup joint which have wing nut or not. To qualify for this 
exclusion, these products must meet each of the following criteria: (1) 
Manufacturing and Inspection standard is API 6A or API 16C; and, (2) 
body or wing nut is permanently marked with one of the following 
markings: ``FIG 2002,'' ``FIG 1502,'' ``FIG 1002,'' ``FIG 602,'' ``FIG 
206,'' or ``FIG any other number'' or MTR (Material Test Report) shows 
these FIG numbers.
    To be excluded from the scope, products must have the appropriate 
standard or pressure markings and/or be accompanied by documentation 
showing product compliance to the applicable standard or pressure, 
e.g., ``API 5CT'' mark and/or a mill certification report.
    Subject carbon and alloy forged steel fittings are normally entered 
under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
7307.92.3010, 7307.92.3030, 7307.92.9000, 7307.99.1000, 7307.99.3000, 
7307.99.5045, and 7307.99.5060. They may also be entered under HTSUS 
7307.93.3010, 7307.93.3040, 7307.93.6000, 7307.93.9010, 7307.93.9040, 
7307.93.9060, and 7326.19.0010.
    The HTSUS subheadings and specifications are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope 
is dispositive.''
    Background.--The final phase of these investigations is being 
scheduled pursuant to sections 705(b) and 731(b) of the Tariff Act of 
1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 1673d(b)), as a result of affirmative 
preliminary determinations by Commerce that certain benefits which 
constitute subsidies within the meaning of section 703 of the Act (19 
U.S.C. 1671b) are being provided to manufacturers, producers, or 
exporters in India of forged steel fittings, and that such products are 
being sold in the United States at less than fair value within the 
meaning of section 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b). The investigations 
were requested in petitions filed on October 23, 2019 by Bonney Forge 
Corporation (``Bonney''), Mount Union, Pennsylvania, and the United 
Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied 
Industrial and Service Workers International Union (``USW''), 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the 
investigations, hearing procedures, 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 and C (19 
CFR part 207).
    Participation in the investigations 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 the final phase of these 
investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the 
Secretary to the Commission, as provided in Sec.  201.11 of the 
Commission's rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date 
specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance 
during the preliminary phase of the investigations need not file an 
additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary 
will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses 
of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the 
investigations.
    Please note the Secretary's Office will accept only electronic 
filings during 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.
    Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under 
an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.--
Pursuant to Sec.  207.7(a) of the Commission's rules, the Secretary 
will make BPI gathered in the final phase of these investigations 
available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the 
investigations, provided that the application is made no later than 21 
days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized 
applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 
1677(9), who are parties to the investigations. A party granted access 
to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not reapply 
for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the 
Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO.
    Staff report.--The prehearing staff report in the final phase of 
these investigations will be placed in the nonpublic record on 
September 30, 2020, and a public version will be issued thereafter, 
pursuant to Sec.  207.22 of the Commission's rules.
    Hearing.--The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the 
final phase of these investigations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, 
October 15, 2020. Information about the place and form of the hearing, 
including about how to participate in and/or view the hearing, will be 
posted on the Commission's website at https://www.usitc.gov/calendarpad/calendar.html. Interested parties should check the 
Commission's website periodically for updates.
    Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with 
the Secretary to the Commission on or before October 8, 2020. A 
nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission's deliberations 
may request permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All 
parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral 
presentations should participate in a prehearing conference to be held 
on October 13, 2020, if deemed necessary. Oral testimony and written 
materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by 
Sec. Sec.  201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 207.24 of the Commission's 
rules. Parties must submit any request to present a portion of their 
hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 business days prior to the 
date of the hearing.
    Written submissions.--Each party who is an interested party shall 
submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must 
conform with the provisions of Sec.  207.23 of the Commission's rules; 
the deadline for filing is October 7, 2020. Parties may also file 
written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, 
as provided in Sec.  207.24 of the Commission's rules, and posthearing 
briefs, which must conform with the provisions of Sec.  207.25 of the 
Commission's rules. The deadline for

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filing posthearing briefs is October 22, 2020. In addition, any person 
who has not entered an appearance as a party to the investigations may 
submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of 
the investigations, including statements of support or opposition to 
the petition, on or before October 22, 2020. On November 3, 2020, the 
Commission will make available to parties all information on which they 
have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final 
comments on this information on or before November 5, 2020, but such 
final comments must not contain new factual information and must 
otherwise comply with Sec.  207.30 of the Commission's rules. All 
written submissions must conform with the provisions of Sec.  201.8 of 
the Commission's rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also 
conform with the requirements of Sec. Sec.  201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of 
the Commission's rules. The Commission's Handbook on Filing Procedures, 
available on the Commission's website at https://www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_on_filing_procedures.pdf, elaborates upon the 
Commission's procedures with respect to filings.
    Additional written submissions to the Commission, including 
requests pursuant to Sec.  201.12 of the Commission's rules, shall not 
be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such submissions, 
or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a 
Commissioner or Commission staff.
    In accordance with Sec. Sec.  201.16(c) and 207.3 of the 
Commission's rules, each document filed by a party to the 
investigations must be served on all other parties to the 
investigations (as identified by either the public or BPI service 
list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary 
will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service.
    Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority 
of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published 
pursuant to Sec.  207.21 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: June 16, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-13267 Filed 6-18-20; 8:45 am]
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