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Download as PDF 48724 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 156 / Wednesday, August 12, 2020 / Notices hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct (16 U.S.C. 1532(19)). The term ‘‘harm,’’ as defined in our regulations, includes significant habitat modification or degradation that results in death or injury to listed species by significantly impairing essential behavioral patterns, including breeding, feeding, or sheltering (50 CFR 17.3). The term ‘‘harass’’ is defined in our regulations as to carry out intentional or negligent actions that create the likelihood of injury to listed species to such an extent as to significantly disrupt normal behavioral patterns, which include, but are not limited to, breeding, feeding, or sheltering (50 CFR 17.3). 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ACTION: Institution and Scheduling of an Investigation under section 204(c) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2254(c)). AGENCY: Following receipt of a petition on August 3, 2020, requesting extension SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the relief action currently in place on imports of large residential washers and parts thereof, the Commission on that date instituted investigation No. TA– 201–076 (Extension) under section 204(c) of the Trade Act of 1974 (‘‘the Act’’). The purpose of this investigation is to determine whether the action taken by the President under section 203 of the Act with respect to large residential washers and covered parts, provided for in subheadings 8450.20.00, 8450.11.00, 8450.90.60, and 8450.90.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), continues to be necessary to prevent or remedy serious injury and whether there is evidence that the domestic industry is making a positive adjustment to import competition. DATES: August 3, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher W. Robinson (202–205– 2542), 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 this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.— On January 23, 2018, the President, pursuant to section 203 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2253), issued Proclamation 9694, imposing a safeguard measure on imports of certain large residential washers and parts thereof in the form of tariff-rate quotas. The proclamation was published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2018 (83 FR 3553). The measure took effect on February 7, 2018, for a period of three years and one day, or through February 7, 2021. The President imposed the measure following receipt of a report from the Commission in December 2017 under section 202 of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2252) that contained an affirmative determination, remedy recommendations, and certain additional findings (see Large Residential Washers, Inv. No. TA–201– 076, USITC Publication 4745, Dec. 2017). Based on a petition filed on behalf of Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, Michigan, the Commission is instituting E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 156 / Wednesday, August 12, 2020 / Notices this investigation, pursuant to section 204(c) of the Act. The purpose of this investigation is to determine whether the action taken by the President under section 203 of the Act with respect to large residential washers, provided for in subheading 8450.20.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), continues to be necessary to prevent or remedy serious injury and whether there is evidence that the domestic industry is making a positive adjustment to import competition. For further information concerning the conduct of this investigation 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 206, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 206). Participation in the investigation and public service list.—Persons wishing to participate in the investigation as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in § 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, not later than 21 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to this investigation upon the expiration of the period for filing entries of appearance, and each party submitting a document for the consideration of the Commission in the course of this investigation must serve a copy of that document on all other parties in the manner provided by § 206.8 of the Commission’s rules. 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 confidential business information (CBI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and CBI service list.—Pursuant to § 206.54(e) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make CBI gathered in this investigation available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the investigation in accordance with the procedures set forth in section 206.17 of the rules, provided that the application is made not later than 21 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Secretary will maintain a separate service list for those parties authorized to receive CBI under the APO. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Aug 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 Hearing.—The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with this investigation beginning at 9:30 a.m. on November 5, 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 . Participating 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 27, 2020. All persons desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should participate in a prehearing conference to be held on October 29, 2020, if deemed necessary. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by §§ 201.6(b)(2) and 201.13(f) 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 participating party is encouraged to submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. The deadline for filing prehearing briefs is October 26, 2020. Parties may also file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing and posthearing briefs. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is November 12, 2020. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the investigation may submit a written statement of information on or before November 12, 2020. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of sections 201.8, 206.7, and 206.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain CBI must also conform with the requirements of sections 201.6 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, further explains the Commission’s procedures with respect to filings. Additional written submissions to the Commission, including requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission’s rules, will 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 §§ 201.16(c) and 206.8 of the rules, each document filed PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48725 by a party to the investigation must be served on all other parties to the investigation (as identified by either the public or CBI 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: This investigation is being conducted under authority of section 204(c) of the Act; this notice is published pursuant to § 206.3 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: August 7, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–17615 Filed 8–11–20; 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 Non-Invasive Aesthetic Body-Contouring Devices, Components Thereof, and Methods of Using Same DN 3484; 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. SUMMARY: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. TA-201-076 (Extension)]


Large Residential Washers: Extension of Action

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution and Scheduling of an Investigation under section 
204(c) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2254(c)).

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SUMMARY: Following receipt of a petition on August 3, 2020, requesting 
extension of the relief action currently in place on imports of large 
residential washers and parts thereof, the Commission on that date 
instituted investigation No. TA-201-076 (Extension) under section 
204(c) of the Trade Act of 1974 (``the Act''). The purpose of this 
investigation is to determine whether the action taken by the President 
under section 203 of the Act with respect to large residential washers 
and covered parts, provided for in subheadings 8450.20.00, 8450.11.00, 
8450.90.60, and 8450.90.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTS), continues to be necessary to prevent or remedy 
serious injury and whether there is evidence that the domestic industry 
is making a positive adjustment to import competition.

DATES: August 3, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher W. Robinson (202-205-
2542), 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 this 
investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket 
(EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background.-- On January 23, 2018, the President, pursuant to 
section 203 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2253), issued Proclamation 9694, 
imposing a safeguard measure on imports of certain large residential 
washers and parts thereof in the form of tariff-rate quotas. The 
proclamation was published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2018 
(83 FR 3553). The measure took effect on February 7, 2018, for a period 
of three years and one day, or through February 7, 2021. The President 
imposed the measure following receipt of a report from the Commission 
in December 2017 under section 202 of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2252) 
that contained an affirmative determination, remedy recommendations, 
and certain additional findings (see Large Residential Washers, Inv. 
No. TA-201-076, USITC Publication 4745, Dec. 2017).
    Based on a petition filed on behalf of Whirlpool Corporation, 
Benton Harbor, Michigan, the Commission is instituting

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this investigation, pursuant to section 204(c) of the Act. The purpose 
of this investigation is to determine whether the action taken by the 
President under section 203 of the Act with respect to large 
residential washers, provided for in subheading 8450.20.00 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), continues to be 
necessary to prevent or remedy serious injury and whether there is 
evidence that the domestic industry is making a positive adjustment to 
import competition. For further information concerning the conduct of 
this investigation 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 206, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 206).
    Participation in the investigation and public service list.--
Persons wishing to participate in the investigation 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, not later than 21 
days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The 
Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and 
addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to 
this investigation upon the expiration of the period for filing entries 
of appearance, and each party submitting a document for the 
consideration of the Commission in the course of this investigation 
must serve a copy of that document on all other parties in the manner 
provided by Sec.  206.8 of the Commission's rules.
    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 confidential business information (CBI) under 
an administrative protective order (APO) and CBI service list.--
Pursuant to Sec.  206.54(e) of the Commission's rules, the Secretary 
will make CBI gathered in this investigation available to authorized 
applicants under the APO issued in the investigation in accordance with 
the procedures set forth in section 206.17 of the rules, provided that 
the application is made not later than 21 days after the publication of 
this notice in the Federal Register. The Secretary will maintain a 
separate service list for those parties authorized to receive CBI under 
the APO.
    Hearing.--The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with 
this investigation beginning at 9:30 a.m. on November 5, 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 
. Participating 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 27, 2020. All 
persons desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations 
should participate in a prehearing conference to be held on October 29, 
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) 
and 201.13(f) 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 participating party is encouraged to 
submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. The deadline for filing 
prehearing briefs is October 26, 2020. Parties may also file written 
testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing and 
posthearing briefs. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is 
November 12, 2020. In addition, any person who has not entered an 
appearance as a party to the investigation may submit a written 
statement of information on or before November 12, 2020. All written 
submissions must conform with the provisions of sections 201.8, 206.7, 
and 206.8 of the Commission's rules; any submissions that contain CBI 
must also conform with the requirements of sections 201.6 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, further explains the Commission's 
procedures with respect to filings.
    Additional written submissions to the Commission, including 
requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission's rules, will 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 206.8 of the rules, 
each document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on 
all other parties to the investigation (as identified by either the 
public or CBI 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: This investigation is being conducted under authority 
of section 204(c) of the Act; this notice is published pursuant to 
Sec.  206.3 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: August 7, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-17615 Filed 8-11-20; 8:45 am]
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