Fresh, Chilled, or Frozen Blueberries; Institution of Investigation, Scheduling of Public Hearings, and Determination That the Investigation Is Extraordinarily Complicated, 64162-64164 [2020-22423]

Download as PDF 64162 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 197 / Friday, October 9, 2020 / Notices 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 reviews may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On July 6, 2020, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (85 FR 18268, April 1, 2020) of the subject five-year reviews was adequate and that the respondent interested party group response was inadequate. The Commission did not find any other circumstances that would warrant conducting full reviews.1 Accordingly, the Commission determined that it would conduct expedited reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(3) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(3)). For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews 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, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207). Please note the Secretary’s Office will accept only electronic filings at this time. Filings must be made through the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS, https:// edis.usitc.gov). No in-person paperbased filings or paper copies of any electronic filings will be accepted until further notice. Staff report.—A staff report containing information concerning the subject matter of the reviews will be placed in the nonpublic record on October 9, 2020, and made available to persons on the Administrative Protective Order service list for these reviews. A public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.62(d)(4) of the Commission’s rules. Written submissions.—As provided in section 207.62(d) of the Commission’s rules, interested parties that are parties to the reviews and that have provided individually adequate responses to the 1 A record of the Commissioners’ votes is available from the Office of the Secretary and at the Commission’s website. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Oct 08, 2020 Jkt 253001 notice of institution,2 and any party other than an interested party to the reviews may file written comments with the Secretary on what determination the Commission should reach in the reviews. Comments are due on or before October 21, 2020 and may not contain new factual information. Any person that is neither a party to the five-year reviews nor an interested party may submit a brief written statement (which shall not contain any new factual information) pertinent to the reviews by October 21, 2020. However, should the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) extend the time limit for its completion of the final results of its reviews, the deadline for comments (which may not contain new factual information) on Commerce’s final results is three business days after the issuance of Commerce’s results. If comments contain business proprietary information (BPI), they must conform with the requirements of sections 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. In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the rules, each document filed by a party to the reviews must be served on all other parties to the reviews (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. Determination.—The Commission has determined these reviews are extraordinarily complicated and therefore has determined to exercise its authority to extend the review period by up to 90 days pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)(B). Authority: These reviews are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.62 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. 2 The Commission has found the joint response to its notice of institution filed on behalf of seven domestic producers of oil country tubular goods, BENTELER Steel/Tube Manufacturing Corp., IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., United States Steel Corporation, Vallourec STAR, L.P., Welded Tube USA Inc., Maverick Tube Corporation, and Tenaris Bay City, Inc. (collectively, ‘‘domestic interested parties’’) to be individually adequate. Comments from other interested parties will not be accepted (see 19 CFR 207.62(d)(2)). PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued: October 5, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–22382 Filed 10–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. TA–201–77] Fresh, Chilled, or Frozen Blueberries; Institution of Investigation, Scheduling of Public Hearings, and Determination That the Investigation Is Extraordinarily Complicated United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of institution of investigation and scheduling of public hearings; determination that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated. AGENCY: Following receipt of a request from the United States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) on September 29, 2020, the Commission has instituted Investigation No. TA–201–77 pursuant to section 202 of the Trade Act of 1974 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether fresh, chilled, or frozen blueberries are being imported into the United States in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury, or the threat thereof, to the domestic industry producing an article like or directly competitive with the imported article. The Commission has determined that this investigation is ‘‘extraordinarily complicated’’ within the meaning of section 202(b)(2)(B) of the Act, and will make its injury determination within 135 days after the petition was filed, or by February 11, 2021. The Commission will submit to the President the report required under section 202(f)(1) of the Act within 180 days after the date on which the petition was filed, or by March 29, 2021. DATES: September 29, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Harriman (202–205–2610), 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:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 197 / Friday, October 9, 2020 / Notices 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.—This investigation is being instituted, pursuant to section 202 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2252), in response to a request filed on September 29, 2020, by the USTR. The imported articles covered by this investigation are fresh, chilled, or frozen blueberries (‘‘blueberries’’). For Customs purposes, the blueberries covered by the investigation are provided for under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) statistical reporting numbers 0810.40.0024; 0810.40.0026; 0810.40.0029; 0811.90.2010; 0811.90.2024; and 0811.90.2030. These HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience, and the written description of the scope is dispositive. Determination that investigation is extraordinarily complicated.—The Commission has determined that this investigation is ‘‘extraordinarily complicated’’ within the meaning of section 202(b)(2)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2252(b)(2)(B)). The Commission’s decision to designate this investigation ‘‘extraordinarily complicated’’ is based on the complexity of the investigation, including the need to collect data and other information from a large number of firms involved in the domestic production, processing, and/or marketing of blueberries. Ordinarily, the Commission is required to make its injury determination within 120 days after the petition was filed, or by January 27, 2021. The statute permits the Commission to take up to 30 additional days to make its injury determination in an investigation where it determines that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated. In this instance, the Commission intends to take fifteen extra days and make its injury determination by February 11, 2021. As required by section 202(f)(1) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2252(f)(1)), the Commission will submit its report to the President no later than 180 days after the day on which the USTR requested the investigation. 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 section 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 service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Oct 08, 2020 Jkt 253001 their representatives, who are parties to this investigation upon the expiration of the period for filing entries of appearance. Limited disclosure of confidential business information (CBI).—Pursuant to § 206.17 of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make CBI gathered in this investigation available to authorized applicants under an administrative protective order (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. The Commission may also include some or all CBI submitted in this investigation in the report it sends to the President and the U.S. Trade Representative in this or a related investigation. The Commission will not otherwise disclose information which it considers to be CBI unless the party submitting the information had notice, at the time of submission, that such information would be released by the Commission, or such party subsequently consents to the release of the information. See 19 U.S.C. 2252(a)(8) and 19 U.S.C. 1332(g). Hearings on injury and remedy.—The Commission has scheduled separate hearings in connection with the injury phase and remedy phase (if necessary) of this investigation. It appears at this time that the injury phase hearing and possibly the remedy phase hearing will be held via an online videoconferencing platform. Information about the place and form of the hearings, including about how to participate in and/or view the hearings, 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. The hearing on injury will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST on January 12, 2021, either via an online videoconferencing platform or at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. In the event the Commission makes an affirmative injury determination or is equally divided on the question of injury in this investigation, a hearing on the question of remedy will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. on February 25, 2021. Requests to appear at the hearings should be filed electronically with the Secretary to the Commission on or before December 30, 2020 for the injury PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64163 hearing, and on or before February 19, 2021 for the remedy hearing. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the hearings. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearings and make oral presentations should participate in prehearing conferences to be held on January 11, 2021 for the injury hearing and February 24, 2021 for the remedy hearing, if deemed necessary. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearings are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2) 201.13(f), and 206.5 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 respective hearings. Written submissions.—Each party which is an interested party may submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must conform with the provisions of sections 201.8, 206.7, and 206.8 of the Commission’s rules. Please note that section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules has been temporarily amended by 85 FR 15798 (March 19, 2020). Under that rule waiver, the Office of the Secretary will accept only electronic filings at this time. Filings must be made through the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS, https:// edis.usitc.gov). No in-person paperbased filings or paper copies of any electronic filings will be accepted until further notice. The deadline for filing prehearing briefs on injury is December 29, 2020; that for filing prehearing briefs on remedy, including any commitments pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2252(a)(6)(B), is February 18, 2021. Parties may also file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, as provided in sections 201.13, 206.5, and 206.8 of the Commission’s rules, and posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of sections 201.8, 201.13, 206.7, and 206.8 of Commission’s rules. Persons appearing at the injury and/or remedy phase hearings must file, with the Secretary, an electronic copy of the oral statement they plan to present at the hearing no later than noon, January 11, 2021, and February 24, 2021, respectively. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs for the injury phase of the investigation is January 19, 2021. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs for the remedy phase of the investigation, if any, is March 3, 2021. No posthearing brief, either in the injury phase or any remedy phase, shall E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 64164 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 197 / Friday, October 9, 2020 / Notices exceed fifteen (15) pages of textual material, double-spaced and singlesided, when printed out on pages measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. In addition, the presiding official may permit persons to file answers to questions or requests made by the Commission at the hearing for the injury phase, and at any hearing for the remedy phase, within a specified time. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the investigation may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the consideration of injury on or before January 19, 2021, and pertinent to the consideration of remedy on or before March 3, 2021. Except as provided above, all written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain CBI must also conform with the requirements of sections 201.6 and 206.17 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s Handbook on E-Filing, available on the Commission’s website at https://edis.usitc.gov, further explains the Commission’s rules with respect to electronic filing. Any additional written submission 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 a submission, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a Commissioner or Commission staff. In accordance with section 201.16(c) of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on all other parties to the investigation (as identified by the 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. 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). Authority: This investigation is being conducted under authority of Section 202 of the Act; this notice is published pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the Act. By order of the Commission. Issued: October 6, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–22423 Filed 10–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Oct 08, 2020 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives [OMB Number 1140–0026] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; Report of Theft or Loss—Explosive Materials—ATF Form 5400.5 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection (IC) OMB 1140–0026 (Report of Theft or Loss—Explosive Materials—ATF Form 5400.5), is being revised to include separate categories of loss with descriptions and example scenarios, as well as additional clarifications to improve user experience when completing this form. This IC also being published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until December 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments, regarding the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information, please contact: William O’Brien, Explosives Industry Programs Branch, Firearms and Explosives Industry Division either by mail at 99 New York Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20226, by email at eipb-informationcollection@atf.gov, or by telephone at 202–648–7120. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection (check justification or form 83): Revision of a currently approved collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Report of Theft or Loss—Explosive Materials. 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form number (if applicable): ATF Form 5400.5. Component: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for-profit. Other (if applicable): Individuals or households, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms, Federal Government, and State, Local, or Tribal Government. Abstract: According to 27 CFR 555.30 (a) entitled Reporting Theft or Loss of Explosive Materials, ‘‘Any licensee or permittee who has knowledge of the theft or loss of any explosive materials from his stock shall, within 24 hours of discovery, report the theft or loss by telephoning 1–800–461–8841 (nationwide toll free number) and on ATF F 5400.5 [Report of Theft or Loss— Explosive Materials], in accordance with the instructions on the form. Theft or loss of any explosive materials shall also be reported to appropriate local authorities.’’ 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 300 respondents will utilize the form annually, and it will take each respondent approximately 1 hour and 48 minutes to complete their responses. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. TA-201-77]


Fresh, Chilled, or Frozen Blueberries; Institution of 
Investigation, Scheduling of Public Hearings, and Determination That 
the Investigation Is Extraordinarily Complicated

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice of institution of investigation and scheduling of public 
hearings; determination that the investigation is extraordinarily 
complicated.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt of a request from the United States Trade 
Representative (``USTR'') on September 29, 2020, the Commission has 
instituted Investigation No. TA-201-77 pursuant to section 202 of the 
Trade Act of 1974 (``the Act'') to determine whether fresh, chilled, or 
frozen blueberries are being imported into the United States in such 
increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury, or 
the threat thereof, to the domestic industry producing an article like 
or directly competitive with the imported article. The Commission has 
determined that this investigation is ``extraordinarily complicated'' 
within the meaning of section 202(b)(2)(B) of the Act, and will make 
its injury determination within 135 days after the petition was filed, 
or by February 11, 2021. The Commission will submit to the President 
the report required under section 202(f)(1) of the Act within 180 days 
after the date on which the petition was filed, or by March 29, 2021.

DATES: September 29, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Harriman (202-205-2610), 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://

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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.--This investigation is being instituted, pursuant to 
section 202 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2252), in response to a request filed 
on September 29, 2020, by the USTR.
    The imported articles covered by this investigation are fresh, 
chilled, or frozen blueberries (``blueberries''). For Customs purposes, 
the blueberries covered by the investigation are provided for under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') statistical 
reporting numbers 0810.40.0024; 0810.40.0026; 0810.40.0029; 
0811.90.2010; 0811.90.2024; and 0811.90.2030. These HTSUS numbers are 
provided for convenience, and the written description of the scope is 
dispositive.
    Determination that investigation is extraordinarily complicated.--
The Commission has determined that this investigation is 
``extraordinarily complicated'' within the meaning of section 
202(b)(2)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2252(b)(2)(B)). The Commission's 
decision to designate this investigation ``extraordinarily 
complicated'' is based on the complexity of the investigation, 
including the need to collect data and other information from a large 
number of firms involved in the domestic production, processing, and/or 
marketing of blueberries. Ordinarily, the Commission is required to 
make its injury determination within 120 days after the petition was 
filed, or by January 27, 2021. The statute permits the Commission to 
take up to 30 additional days to make its injury determination in an 
investigation where it determines that the investigation is 
extraordinarily complicated. In this instance, the Commission intends 
to take fifteen extra days and make its injury determination by 
February 11, 2021. As required by section 202(f)(1) of the Act (19 
U.S.C. 2252(f)(1)), the Commission will submit its report to the 
President no later than 180 days after the day on which the USTR 
requested the investigation.
    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 section 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 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.
    Limited disclosure of confidential business information (CBI).--
Pursuant to Sec.  206.17 of the Commission's rules, the Secretary will 
make CBI gathered in this investigation available to authorized 
applicants under an administrative protective order (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.
    The Commission may also include some or all CBI submitted in this 
investigation in the report it sends to the President and the U.S. 
Trade Representative in this or a related investigation. The Commission 
will not otherwise disclose information which it considers to be CBI 
unless the party submitting the information had notice, at the time of 
submission, that such information would be released by the Commission, 
or such party subsequently consents to the release of the information. 
See 19 U.S.C. 2252(a)(8) and 19 U.S.C. 1332(g).
    Hearings on injury and remedy.--The Commission has scheduled 
separate hearings in connection with the injury phase and remedy phase 
(if necessary) of this investigation. It appears at this time that the 
injury phase hearing and possibly the remedy phase hearing will be held 
via an online videoconferencing platform. Information about the place 
and form of the hearings, including about how to participate in and/or 
view the hearings, 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.
    The hearing on injury will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST on 
January 12, 2021, either via an online videoconferencing platform or at 
the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC. In the event the Commission makes an affirmative injury 
determination or is equally divided on the question of injury in this 
investigation, a hearing on the question of remedy will be held 
beginning at 9:30 a.m. on February 25, 2021. Requests to appear at the 
hearings should be filed electronically with the Secretary to the 
Commission on or before December 30, 2020 for the injury hearing, and 
on or before February 19, 2021 for the remedy hearing. A nonparty who 
has testimony that may aid the Commission's deliberations may request 
permission to present a short statement at the hearings.
    All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearings and 
make oral presentations should participate in prehearing conferences to 
be held on January 11, 2021 for the injury hearing and February 24, 
2021 for the remedy hearing, if deemed necessary. Oral testimony and 
written materials to be submitted at the public hearings are governed 
by sections 201.6(b)(2) 201.13(f), and 206.5 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 respective hearings.
    Written submissions.--Each party which is an interested party may 
submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must 
conform with the provisions of sections 201.8, 206.7, and 206.8 of the 
Commission's rules. Please note that section 201.8 of the Commission's 
rules has been 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.
    The deadline for filing prehearing briefs on injury is December 29, 
2020; that for filing prehearing briefs on remedy, including any 
commitments pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2252(a)(6)(B), is February 18, 2021. 
Parties may also file written testimony in connection with their 
presentation at the hearing, as provided in sections 201.13, 206.5, and 
206.8 of the Commission's rules, and posthearing briefs, which must 
conform with the provisions of sections 201.8, 201.13, 206.7, and 206.8 
of Commission's rules. Persons appearing at the injury and/or remedy 
phase hearings must file, with the Secretary, an electronic copy of the 
oral statement they plan to present at the hearing no later than noon, 
January 11, 2021, and February 24, 2021, respectively. The deadline for 
filing posthearing briefs for the injury phase of the investigation is 
January 19, 2021. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs for the 
remedy phase of the investigation, if any, is March 3, 2021.
    No posthearing brief, either in the injury phase or any remedy 
phase, shall

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exceed fifteen (15) pages of textual material, double-spaced and 
single-sided, when printed out on pages measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. In 
addition, the presiding official may permit persons to file answers to 
questions or requests made by the Commission at the hearing for the 
injury phase, and at any hearing for the remedy phase, within a 
specified time. In addition, any person who has not entered an 
appearance as a party to the investigation may submit a written 
statement of information pertinent to the consideration of injury on or 
before January 19, 2021, and pertinent to the consideration of remedy 
on or before March 3, 2021.
    Except as provided above, all written submissions must conform with 
the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission's rules; any 
submissions that contain CBI must also conform with the requirements of 
sections 201.6 and 206.17 of the Commission's rules. The Commission's 
Handbook on E-Filing, available on the Commission's website at https://edis.usitc.gov, further explains the Commission's rules with respect to 
electronic filing.
    Any additional written submission 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 a submission, 
or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a 
Commissioner or Commission staff.
    In accordance with section 201.16(c) of the Commission's rules, 
each document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on 
all other parties to the investigation (as identified by the 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.
    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).

    Authority: This investigation is being conducted under authority 
of Section 202 of the Act; this notice is published pursuant to 
section 203(b)(3) of the Act.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: October 6, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-22423 Filed 10-8-20; 8:45 am]
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