Certain Shingled Solar Modules, Components Thereof, and Methods for Manufacturing the Same; Institution of Investigation, 67010-67011 [2020-23243]

Download as PDF 67010 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 21, 2020 / Notices that such articles should not be excluded from entry. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–23325 Filed 10–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1183] Certain Foldable Reusable Drinking Straws and Components and Accessories Thereof; 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 a Recommended Determination on remedy and bonding should a violation be found in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting submissions on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a violation. This notice is soliciting comments from the public only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Chen, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202– 205–2392. 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 on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: unless, after considering the effect of such exclusion upon the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, and United States consumers, it finds VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Oct 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1). The Commission is soliciting submissions on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a violation, specifically: A general exclusion order directed to infringing articles imported, sold for importation, and/or sold after importation. The Commission is interested in further development of the record on the public interest in this investigation. 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 Bonding issued in this investigation on September 22, 2020. Comments should address whether issuance of the recommended remedial order 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 order are used in the United States; (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the recommended order; (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 order within a commercially reasonable time; and (v) explain how the recommended order would impact consumers in the United States. Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of business on November 16, 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–1183’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, https:// PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_ on_filing_procedures.pdf.) Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary (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: October 16, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–23314 Filed 10–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1223] Certain Shingled Solar Modules, Components Thereof, and Methods for Manufacturing the Same; Institution of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 21, 2020 / Notices September 15, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of The Solaria Corporation of Fremont, California. A supplement to the Complaint was filed on September 25, 2020. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain shingled solar modules, components thereof, and methods for manufacturing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 10,522,707 (‘‘the ’707 Patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 10,651,333 (‘‘the ’333 Patent’’); and U.S. Patent No. 10,763,388 (‘‘the ’388 Patent’’). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 205– 2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Hiner, Office of Docket Services, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–1802. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and in section 210.10 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2020). Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on October 15, 2020, ordered that— (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Oct 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain products identified in paragraph (2) by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1, 8, 9, and 12–20 of the ’707 patent; claims 1, 8, 9, and 12–20 of the ’333 patent; and claims 1–11, 15–17, 19, and 20 of the ’388 patent; and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337; (2) Pursuant to section 210.10(b)(1) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10(b)(1), the plain language description of the accused products or category of accused products, which defines the scope of the investigation, is ‘‘tiled solar modules, shingled solar modules, and components thereof specifically solar cells, strips of solar cells, strings of solar cells, and strings of solar cell strips, whereby such modules and components, either are covered by, or are manufactured or produced under, or by means of, a process covered by, one or more claims of the Asserted Patents’’; (3) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served: (a) The complainant: The Solaria Corporation, 45700 Northport Loop East, Fremont, CA 94538. (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served: Canadian Solar Inc., 545 Speedvale Avenue West, Guelph, Ontario N1K 1E6, Canada Canadian Solar (USA) Inc., 3000 Oak Road, Ste. 400, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 (4) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the presiding Administrative Law Judge. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation. Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(e) and 210.13(a), as amended in 85 FR 15798 (March 19, 2020), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the complainant of the complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67011 submitting responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown. Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent. By order of the Commission. Issued: October 15, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–23243 Filed 10–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES Advisory Committee on Civil Rules; Hearing of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Judicial Conference of the United States. ACTION: Notice of cancellation of open hearing. AGENCY: The following remote public hearing on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure has been canceled: Civil Rules Hearing on November 10, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca A. Womeldorf, Secretary, Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle NE, Suite 7–300, Washington, DC 20544, Telephone (202) 502–1820, RulesCommittee_Secretary@ ao.uscourts.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Announcements for this hearing were previously published in 85 FR 48562. Authority: 28 U.S.C. 2073. Dated: October 15, 2020. Rebecca A. Womeldorf, Chief Counsel, Rules Committee Staff. [FR Doc. 2020–23226 Filed 10–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 2210–55–P E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1223]


Certain Shingled Solar Modules, Components Thereof, and Methods 
for Manufacturing the Same; Institution of Investigation

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the 
U.S. International Trade Commission on

[[Page 67011]]

September 15, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended, on behalf of The Solaria Corporation of Fremont, California. A 
supplement to the Complaint was filed on September 25, 2020. The 
complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based 
upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, 
and the sale within the United States after importation of certain 
shingled solar modules, components thereof, and methods for 
manufacturing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of 
U.S. Patent No. 10,522,707 (``the '707 Patent''); U.S. Patent No. 
10,651,333 (``the '333 Patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 10,763,388 (``the 
'388 Patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the 
United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The 
complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation 
and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease 
and desist orders.

ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information 
contained therein, may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket 
(EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email 
[email protected]. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that 
information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the 
Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. Persons with mobility 
impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the 
Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 205-
2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be 
obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Hiner, Office of Docket 
Services, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205-
1802.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is 
contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 
U.S.C. 1337, and in section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2020).
    Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. 
International Trade Commission, on October 15, 2020, ordered that--
    (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether 
there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the 
importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the 
sale within the United States after importation of certain products 
identified in paragraph (2) by reason of infringement of one or more of 
claims 1, 8, 9, and 12-20 of the '707 patent; claims 1, 8, 9, and 12-20 
of the '333 patent; and claims 1-11, 15-17, 19, and 20 of the '388 
patent; and whether an industry in the United States exists as required 
by subsection (a)(2) of section 337;
    (2) Pursuant to section 210.10(b)(1) of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10(b)(1), the plain language 
description of the accused products or category of accused products, 
which defines the scope of the investigation, is ``tiled solar modules, 
shingled solar modules, and components thereof specifically solar 
cells, strips of solar cells, strings of solar cells, and strings of 
solar cell strips, whereby such modules and components, either are 
covered by, or are manufactured or produced under, or by means of, a 
process covered by, one or more claims of the Asserted Patents'';
    (3) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the 
following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of 
investigation shall be served:
    (a) The complainant: The Solaria Corporation, 45700 Northport Loop 
East, Fremont, CA 94538.
    (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in 
violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint 
is to be served:

Canadian Solar Inc., 545 Speedvale Avenue West, Guelph, Ontario N1K 
1E6, Canada
Canadian Solar (USA) Inc., 3000 Oak Road, Ste. 400, Walnut Creek, CA 
94597

    (4) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative 
Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the 
presiding Administrative Law Judge.
    The Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as 
a party in this investigation.
    Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be 
submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of 
the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(e) and 210.13(a), as amended in 85 FR 15798 
(March 19, 2020), such responses will be considered by the Commission 
if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the 
complainant of the complaint and the notice of investigation. 
Extensions of time for submitting responses to the complaint and the 
notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor 
is shown.
    Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each 
allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to 
constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations 
of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative 
law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, 
to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and 
to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing 
such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or 
a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: October 15, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-23243 Filed 10-20-20; 8:45 am]
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