Large Residential Washers: Extension of Action, 80819-80820 [2020-27380]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 240 / Monday, December 14, 2020 / Notices U.S. economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or U.S. consumers. Id. at 2–3. No party filed a petition for review of the subject ID. The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. The present investigation is hereby terminated. The Commission vote for this determination took place on December 8, 2020. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in 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: December 8, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–27379 Filed 12–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1180] Certain Wireless Communication Devices, and Related Components Thereof Commission Determination Not to Review; an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation as to Respondents HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc.; Termination of Investigation AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 48) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’), terminating the investigation as to respondents HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc. This investigation is hereby terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald A. Traud, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3427. 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 02:51 Dec 12, 2020 Jkt 253001 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: On October 17, 2019, the Commission instituted this investigation based on a complaint filed by complainant Innovation Sciences LLC of Plano, Texas (‘‘Innovation’’). 84 FR 55583. The complaint (and supplement thereto) alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain wireless communication devices, and related components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 10,136,179 and 10,104,425. Id. The Commission’s notice of investigation named as respondents HTC Corporation of Taiwan, HTC America, Inc. of Seattle, Washington (collectively, ‘‘HTC’’), and Resideo Technologies, Inc. of Austin, Texas (‘‘Resideo’’). Id. at 55584. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations (‘‘OUII’’) was also named as a party to this investigation. Id. On October 21, 2020, this investigation was terminated as to Resideo. Order No. 45 (Oct. 6, 2020), unreviewed, Notice (Oct. 21, 2020). On November 10, 2020, and pursuant to Commission Rule 210.21(b), Innovation and HTC filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation as to HTC based upon a settlement agreement. A corrected version of the motion was filed on November 16, 2020. On November 19, 2020, OUII filed a response supporting that motion. On November 24, 2020, the ALJ issued Order No. 48, which granted the motion. The ID found that the joint motion complied with Commission Rules 210.21(a)(1) and 210.21(b)(1), and that terminating the investigation as to HTC was not contrary to the public interest. Because the HTC respondents were the only remaining respondents, the ID would result in the termination of the investigation in its entirety. No petitions for review of the ID were filed. The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. The investigation is hereby terminated in its entirety. The Commission vote for this determination took place on December 8, 2020. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80819 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: December 8, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–27378 Filed 12–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. TA–201–076 (Extension)] Large Residential Washers: Extension of Action Determination On the basis of the information in this investigation, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to section 204(c) of the Trade Act of 1974 (‘‘the Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 2254(c)), that action under section 203 of the Act with respect to imports of large residential washers continues to be necessary to prevent or remedy serious injury and that there is evidence that the domestic large residential washers industry is making a positive adjustment to import competition. Background Following receipt of a petition filed on behalf of Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, Michigan, the Commission, effective August 3, 2020, instituted Investigation No. TA–201– 076 (Extension) under section 204(c) of the Act 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. Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigation 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 notice in the Federal Register on August 12, 2020 (85 FR 48724). In light of the restrictions on access to the Commission building due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 80820 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 240 / Monday, December 14, 2020 / Notices Commission conducted its hearing by video conference on November 5, 2020. All persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to participate. The Commission transmitted its determination in this investigation to the President on December 8, 2020. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 5144 (December 2020), entitled Large Residential Washers: Extension of Action, Investigation No. TA–201–076 (Extension). By order of the Commission. Issued: December 8, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–27380 Filed 12–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1220] Certain Filament Light-Emitting Diodes and Products Containing Same (II); Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting a Motion To Intervene U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 15) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) granting a motion to intervene filed by non-party Global Value Lighting LLC (‘‘GVL’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Houda Morad, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–4716. 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: On October 5, 2020, the Commission instituted this investigation under jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 02:51 Dec 12, 2020 Jkt 253001 section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘section 337’’), based on a complaint filed by The Regents of the University of California (‘‘Complainant’’). See 85 FR 62761–62 (Oct. 5, 2020). The complaint, as supplemented, alleges a violation 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 filament light-emitting diodes and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,240,529; 9,859,464; 10,593,854; 10,644,213; and 10,658,557. See id. The notice of investigation names the following respondents: Home Depot Product Authority, LLC; Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.; and The Home Depot, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia (collectively, ‘‘Home Depot’’); General Electric Company of Boston, Massachusetts; Consumer Lighting (U.S.) LLC, d/b/a GE Lighting of Cleveland, Ohio; Savant Systems, Inc. of Hyannis, Massachusetts; Feit Electric Company, Inc. of Pico Rivera, California; Satco Products, Inc. of Brentwood, New York; IKEA Supply AG of Pratteln, Switzerland; IKEA U.S. Retail LLC of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania; and IKEA of Sweden AB of Almhult, Sweden. See id. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations (‘‘OUII’’) is also a party to the investigation. See id. On November 5, 2020, the ALJ issued an ID (Order No. 14) granting non-party Signify North America Corp.’s motion to intervene in this investigation. See Order No. 14 (Nov. 5, 2020), unreviewed by Comm’n Notice (Nov. 30, 2020). On November 4, 2020, GVL filed a motion to intervene in this investigation pursuant to Commission Rule 210.19 (19 CFR 210.19). GVL argued that its motion is timely and that ‘‘[i]ntervention is appropriate where, as here, the Complaint seeks to directly exclude the intervenor’s products.’’ See Mot. at 4–6. No party opposed the motion to intervene except that Complainant argued that GVL should coordinate all aspects of the investigation with the Home Depot respondents. See Complainant’s Resp. at 2 (Nov. 9, 2020). On November 16, 2020, OUII filed a response in support of the motion to intervene. No other responses were received. On November 16, 2020, the ALJ issued the subject ID (Order No. 15) granting GVL’s motion to intervene. The ID notes that ‘‘[n]o party disputes that GVL should be allowed to intervene.’’ See ID at 1. The ID finds that ‘‘GVL may fully participate as a party in the investigation, including with respect to PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 all claims and defenses at issue in the investigation.’’ See id. The ID also finds that ‘‘GVL shall coordinate to the extent possible with [Home Depot] and other respondents.’’ See id. at 1–2. No petition for review of the subject ID was filed. The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. GVL is granted intervenor status. The Commission’s vote for this determination took place on December 8, 2020. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in 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: December 8, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–27381 Filed 12–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [Agency Docket Number DOL–2020–0007] Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Forced or Indentured Child Labor in the Production of Goods in Foreign Countries and Efforts by Certain Foreign Countries To Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor, and Business Practices To Reduce the Likelihood of Forced Labor or Child Labor in the Production of Goods The Bureau of International Labor Affairs, United States Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice; request for information and invitation to comment. AGENCY: This notice is a request for information and/or comment on three reports issued by the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) regarding child labor and forced labor in certain foreign countries. Relevant information submitted by the public will be used by the Department of Labor (DOL) in preparing its ongoing reporting as required under Congressional mandates and a Presidential directive. The 2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor report (TDA report), published on September 30, 2020, assesses efforts of 131 countries to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in 2019 and reports whether countries made significant, moderate, minimal, or no advancement during that year. It also suggests actions foreign countries can take to eliminate the worst forms of child labor through legislation, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

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


Large Residential Washers: Extension of Action

Determination

    On the basis of the information in this investigation, the United 
States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, 
pursuant to section 204(c) of the Trade Act of 1974 (``the Act'') (19 
U.S.C. 2254(c)), that action under section 203 of the Act with respect 
to imports of large residential washers continues to be necessary to 
prevent or remedy serious injury and that there is evidence that the 
domestic large residential washers industry is making a positive 
adjustment to import competition.

Background

    Following receipt of a petition filed on behalf of Whirlpool 
Corporation, Benton Harbor, Michigan, the Commission, effective August 
3, 2020, instituted Investigation No. TA-201-076 (Extension) under 
section 204(c) of the Act 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.
    Notice of the institution of the Commission's investigation 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 
notice in the Federal Register on August 12, 2020 (85 FR 48724). In 
light of the restrictions on access to the Commission building due to 
the COVID-19 pandemic, the

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Commission conducted its hearing by video conference on November 5, 
2020. All persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to 
participate.
    The Commission transmitted its determination in this investigation 
to the President on December 8, 2020. The views of the Commission are 
contained in USITC Publication 5144 (December 2020), entitled Large 
Residential Washers: Extension of Action, Investigation No. TA-201-076 
(Extension).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: December 8, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
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