Certain Digital Video Receivers, Broadband Gateways, and Related Hardware and Software Components; Notice of Request for Submissions on the Public Interest, 46728 [2020-16818]

Download as PDF 46728 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 149 / Monday, August 3, 2020 / Notices INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1158] Certain Digital Video Receivers, Broadband Gateways, and Related Hardware and Software Components; Notice of Request for Submissions on the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) has issued an Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond in the abovecaptioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a violation of section 337. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint A. Gerdine, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2310. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (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 https://www.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal, telephone 202–205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4). Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides that if the Commission finds a violation it shall exclude the articles concerned from the United States unless, after considering the effect of such exclusion upon the public health and welfare, competition conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States consumers, it finds that such articles should not be excluded from entry. 19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1). A similar provision applies to cease and desist orders. 19 U.S.C. 1337(f)(1). The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:39 Jul 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a violation. The ALJ recommended that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order directed to certain digital video receivers, broadband gateways, and related hardware and software components that are imported, sold for importation, and/or sold after importation by respondents Comcast Corporation, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC, and Comcast Holdings Corporation, all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (collectively, ‘‘Comcast’’), and cease and desist orders directed to Comcast. The Commission is interested in further development of the record on the public interest in its investigations. Accordingly, members of the public are invited to file submissions of no more than five (5) pages, inclusive of attachments, concerning the public interest in light of the ALJ’s Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond issued in this investigation on July 28, 2020. Comments should address whether issuance of remedial orders in this investigation, should the Commission find a violation, 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 recommended remedial orders are used in the United States; (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the recommended 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 recommended orders within a commercially reasonable time; and (v) explain how the recommended orders would impact consumers in the United States. Written submissions must be filed by the close of business on August 28, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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–1158’’) 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 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, solely for cybersecurity purposes. All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection on EDIS. This action is taken under the authority of 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: July 29, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–16818 Filed 7–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1158]


Certain Digital Video Receivers, Broadband Gateways, and Related 
Hardware and Software Components; Notice of Request for Submissions on 
the Public Interest

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law 
judge (``ALJ'') has issued an Initial Determination on Violation of 
Section 337 and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond in the 
above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on 
public interest issues raised by the recommended relief should the 
Commission find a violation of section 337. This notice is soliciting 
public interest comments from the public only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint A. Gerdine, Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2310. Copies of non-
confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may 
be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email 
[email protected]. General information concerning the Commission may 
also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on 
this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD 
terminal, telephone 202-205-1810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Parties are to file public interest 
submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4). Section 337 of the Tariff 
Act of 1930 provides that if the Commission finds a violation it shall 
exclude the articles concerned from the United States unless, after 
considering the effect of such exclusion upon the public health and 
welfare, competition conditions in the United States economy, the 
production of like or directly competitive articles in the United 
States consumers, it finds that such articles should not be excluded 
from entry. 19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1). A similar provision applies to cease 
and desist orders. 19 U.S.C. 1337(f)(1).
    The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues 
raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a 
violation. The ALJ recommended that the Commission issue a limited 
exclusion order directed to certain digital video receivers, broadband 
gateways, and related hardware and software components that are 
imported, sold for importation, and/or sold after importation by 
respondents Comcast Corporation, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, 
Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC, and Comcast Holdings 
Corporation, all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (collectively, 
``Comcast''), and cease and desist orders directed to Comcast.
    The Commission is interested in further development of the record 
on the public interest in its investigations. Accordingly, members of 
the public are invited to file submissions of no more than five (5) 
pages, inclusive of attachments, concerning the public interest in 
light of the ALJ's Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond issued 
in this investigation on July 28, 2020. Comments should address whether 
issuance of remedial orders in this investigation, should the 
Commission find a violation, 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 recommended 
remedial orders are used in the United States;
    (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the 
United States relating to the recommended 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 recommended orders within a 
commercially reasonable time; and
    (v) explain how the recommended orders would impact consumers in 
the United States.
    Written submissions must be filed by the close of business on 
August 28, 2020.
    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-1158'') 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 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, solely for cybersecurity 
purposes. All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure 
agreements. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available 
for public inspection on EDIS.
    This action is taken under the authority of 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: July 29, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-16818 Filed 7-31-20; 8:45 am]
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