Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Vietnam; Scheduling of the Final Phase of an Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation, 10994-10996 [2021-03678]

Download as PDF 10994 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices Respondents (i.e., affected public): Not-for profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 353 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 353 annually. Frequency of Response: 1 per agency performance review. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour annually. Total Estimated Burden: 353 hours. B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) 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; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. (5) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer Assistant, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–03552 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [Docket No. BOEM–2020–0018] Withdrawal of the Public Review Period for Cook Inlet Lease Sale 258 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice to withdraw public review period. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 BOEM is withdrawing the public review period and virtual public hearings announced in the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Cook Inlet Lease Sale 258. SUMMARY: This withdrawal is effective immediately. The public review period, scheduled to close March 1, 2021, and the virtual public hearings, scheduled for February 9–11, 2021, are canceled. to 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; 40 CFR 1506.6 (2019 ed.). Walter D. Cruickshank, Acting Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. [FR Doc. 2021–03693 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DATES: For information regarding this notice, please contact Amee Howard, Project Manager, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska Regional Office, 3801 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 500, Anchorage, Alaska 99503–5823, by telephone at (907) 334–5200, or by email at amee.howard@boem.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On January 15, 2021, BOEM published an NOA for the proposed Cook Inlet Lease Sale 258 DEIS. The NOA began a 45-day comment period and announced the dates and times of three virtual public hearings. However, in response to Executive Order 14008, BOEM has decided to cancel the comment period and public hearings for the Lease Sale 258 DEIS. Executive Order 14008, published in the Federal Register on February 1, 2021, directed the Secretary of the Interior to pause new oil and gas leasing on public lands and offshore waters pending completion of a comprehensive review of Federal oil and gas activities, including climate and other impacts. Consistent with the Executive Order, BOEM has decided to cancel the comment period and virtual public hearings for Lease Sale 258 DEIS. This decision to postpone further environmental review of the lease sale pending completion of the review specified in the Executive Order was made to avoid administrative costs associated with holding hearings on the sale while it is under review. In advance of this notice, on February 4, 2021, BOEM issued a press release and updated its website to notify stakeholders that the public review period and virtual public hearings were cancelled. If, after completion of the review directed in Executive Order 14008, BOEM resumes its environmental review of Lease Sale 258, a notice will be published in the Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: This notice to withdraw the public review period is published pursuant PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1528 (Final)] Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Vietnam; Scheduling of the Final Phase of an Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping investigation No. 731–TA–1528 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of seamless refined copper pipe and tube from Vietnam, provided for in subheading 7411.10.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) to be sold at less-than-fair-value. DATES: February 1, 2021. 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:// 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: Scope.—For purposes of this investigation, Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as all seamless circular refined copper pipes and tubes, including redraw hollows, greater than SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices or equal to 6 inches (152.4 mm) in actual length and measuring less than 12.130 inches (308.102 mm) in actual outside diameter (OD), regardless of wall thickness, bore (e.g., smooth, enhanced with inner grooves or ridges), manufacturing process (e.g., hot finished, cold-drawn, annealed), outer surface (e.g., plain or enhanced with grooves, ridges, fins, or gills), end finish (e.g., plain end, swaged end, flared end, expanded end, crimped end, threaded), coating (e.g., plastic, paint), insulation, attachments (e.g., plain, capped, plugged, with compression or other fitting), or physical configuration (e.g., straight, coiled, bent, wound on spools). The scope of this investigation covers, but is not limited to, seamless refined copper pipe and tube produced or comparable to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) ASTM– B42, ASTM–B68, ASTM–B75, ASTM– B88, ASTM–B88M, ASTM–B188, ASTM–B251, ASTM–B251M, ASTM– B280, ASTM–B302, ASTM–B306, ASTM–B359, ASTM–B743, ASTM– B819, and ASTM–B903 specifications and meeting the physical parameters described therein.1 Background.—The final phase of this investigation is being scheduled, pursuant to section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)), as a result of an affirmative preliminary determination by Commerce that imports of seamless refined copper pipe and tube from Vietnam are being sold in the United States at less than fair value within the meaning of § 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b). The investigation was requested in a petition filed on June 30, 2020, by the American Copper Tube Coalition, consisting of the Mueller Group, Collierville, Tennessee, and Cerro Flow Products, LLC, Sauget, Illinois. For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the investigation, hearing procedures, 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 and C (19 CFR part 207). Participation in the investigation and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of this investigation as parties must file an 1 For Commerce’s complete scope, see ‘‘Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances,’’ 86 FR 7698, February 1, 2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in § 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance during the preliminary phase of the investigation need not file an additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigation. 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 business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.—Pursuant to § 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in the final phase of this investigation available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the investigation, provided that the application is made no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the investigation. A party granted access to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigation need not reapply for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Staff report.—The prehearing staff report in the final phase of this investigation will be placed in the nonpublic record on May 27, 2021, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to § 207.22 of the Commission’s rules. Hearing.—The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the final phase of this investigation beginning at 9:30 a.m. on June 15, 2021. 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. Interested 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 June 8, 2021. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10995 request permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should participate in a prehearing conference to be held at 9:30 a.m. on June 14, 2021. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 207.24 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 party who is an interested party shall submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must conform with the provisions of § 207.23 of the Commission’s rules; the deadline for filing is June 7, 2021. Parties may also file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, as provided in § 207.24 of the Commission’s rules, and posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 207.25 of the Commission’s rules. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is June 22, 2021. 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 subject of the investigation, including statements of support or opposition to the petition, on or before June 22, 2021. On July 13, 2021, the Commission will make available to parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on this information on or before July 15, 2021, but such final comments must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with § 207.30 of the Commission’s rules. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of § 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of §§ 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. Additional written submissions to the Commission, including requests pursuant to § 201.12 of the Commission’s rules, shall 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. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 10996 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices In accordance with §§ 201.16(c) and 207.3 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 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. Authority: This investigation is being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to § 207.21 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: February 18, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–03678 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: 2021 Adverse Effect Wage Rates for NonRange Occupations Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 Brian Pasternak, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–5311, Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693–8200 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone numbers above via TTY/TDD by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1 (877) 889–5627. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security will not approve an employer’s petition for the admission of H–2A nonimmigrant temporary and seasonal agricultural workers in the United States unless the petitioner has received an H–2A labor certification from the Department. The labor certification provides that: (1) There are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing, and qualified and who will be available at the time and place needed to perform the labor or services involved in the petition; and (2) the employment of the foreign worker(s) in such labor or services will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States similarly employed. 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c)(1), and 1188(a); 8 CFR 214.2(h)(5); 20 CFR 655.100. Adverse Effect Wage Rates for 2021 The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2021 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H–2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services other than the herding or production of livestock on the range. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the Department has determined must be offered and paid by employers to H–2A workers and workers in corresponding employment for a particular occupation and area so that the wages and working conditions of similarly employed workers in the United States will not be adversely affected. In this notice, the Department announces updates of the AEWRs, which are effective immediately pursuant to a recent federal court order. Supplemental Order Regarding Preliminary Injunctive Relief, United Farm Workers, et al. v. U.S. Dep’t of Labor, et al., No. 20–cv–1690 (E.D. Cal. Jan. 12, 2021), ECF No. 39. DATES: These rates are applicable February 23, 2021. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department’s H–2A regulations at 20 CFR 655.122(l) provide that employers must pay their H–2A workers and workers in corresponding employment at least the highest of: (i) The AEWR; (ii) the prevailing hourly wage rate; (iii) the prevailing piece rate; (iv) the agreed-upon collective bargaining wage rate; or (v) the federal or state minimum wage rate in effect at the time the work is performed. Further, when the AEWR is adjusted during a work contract and is higher than the highest of the previous AEWR, the prevailing rate, the agreed-upon collective bargaining wage, the Federal minimum wage rate, or the state minimum wage rate, the employer must pay that adjusted AEWR upon the effective date of the new rate, as provided in the applicable Federal Register Notice. See 20 CFR 655.122(l) (requiring the applicable AEWR or other wage rate to be paid based on the AEWR or rate in effect ‘‘at the time work is performed’’). On November 5, 2020, the Department published a final rule, Adverse Effect Wage Rate Methodology for the PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Temporary Employment of H–2A Nonimmigrants in Non-Range Occupations in the United States, 85 FR 70445 (2020 AEWR final rule), to establish a new methodology for setting hourly AEWRs, effective December 21, 2020. On December 23, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued an order enjoining the Department from implementing the 2020 AEWR final rule and ordering the Department to operate under the 2010 rule, Temporary Agricultural Employment of H–2A Aliens in the United States, 75 FR 6884 (Feb. 12, 2010). Order Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction, United Farm Workers, et al. v. U.S. Dep’t of Labor, et al., No. 20–cv–1690 (E.D. Cal.), ECF No. 37. On January 12, 2021, the district court issued a supplemental order requiring the Department to publish the AEWRs for 2021 in the Federal Register on or before February 25, 2021, using the methodology set forth in the 2010 rule, and to make those AEWRs effective upon their publication. Supplemental Order Regarding Preliminary Injunctive Relief, United Farm Workers, et al. v. U.S. Dep’t of Labor, et al., No. 20–cv–1690 (E.D. Cal.), ECF No. 39. Pursuant to the district court’s supplemental order, the Department notified state workforce agencies (SWAs), employers, and the general public that the AEWRs in effect on December 20, 2020, remained in effect during the interim period until the Department published this update of the AEWRs for 2021 in the Federal Register. See, e.g., Announcements, OFLC Announces Updates to Implementation of the H–2A Adverse Effect Wage Rate Methodology for NonRange Occupations Final Rule; Compliance with District Court Order (Jan. 15, 2021), available at https:// www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/ news. As reflected in the Department’s announcement on the OFLC website at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/ foreign-labor/news, the district court’s supplemental order also reserved decision on whether an award of backpay to affected H–2A workers may be warranted based on the difference, if any, between the applicable 2020 AEWRs and the 2021 AEWRs announced in this notice. Accordingly, the 2021 AEWRs for all agricultural employment (except for the herding or production of livestock on the range, which is covered by 20 CFR 655.200–235) for which temporary H– 2A certification is being sought is equal to the annual weighted average hourly wage rate for field and livestock workers (combined) in the state or region as E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 23, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10994-10996]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 731-TA-1528 (Final)]


Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Vietnam; Scheduling of 
the Final Phase of an Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the 
final phase of antidumping investigation No. 731-TA-1528 (Final) 
pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether 
an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened 
with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United 
States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of seamless refined 
copper pipe and tube from Vietnam, provided for in subheading 
7411.10.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 
preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') 
to be sold at less-than-fair-value.

DATES: February 1, 2021.

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://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:
    Scope.--For purposes of this investigation, Commerce has defined 
the subject merchandise as all seamless circular refined copper pipes 
and tubes, including redraw hollows, greater than

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or equal to 6 inches (152.4 mm) in actual length and measuring less 
than 12.130 inches (308.102 mm) in actual outside diameter (OD), 
regardless of wall thickness, bore (e.g., smooth, enhanced with inner 
grooves or ridges), manufacturing process (e.g., hot finished, cold-
drawn, annealed), outer surface (e.g., plain or enhanced with grooves, 
ridges, fins, or gills), end finish (e.g., plain end, swaged end, 
flared end, expanded end, crimped end, threaded), coating (e.g., 
plastic, paint), insulation, attachments (e.g., plain, capped, plugged, 
with compression or other fitting), or physical configuration (e.g., 
straight, coiled, bent, wound on spools).
    The scope of this investigation covers, but is not limited to, 
seamless refined copper pipe and tube produced or comparable to the 
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) ASTM-B42, ASTM-B68, 
ASTM-B75, ASTM-B88, ASTM-B88M, ASTM-B188, ASTM-B251, ASTM-B251M, ASTM-
B280, ASTM-B302, ASTM-B306, ASTM-B359, ASTM-B743, ASTM-B819, and ASTM-
B903 specifications and meeting the physical parameters described 
therein.\1\
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    \1\ For Commerce's complete scope, see ``Seamless Refined Copper 
Pipe and Tube From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances,'' 86 
FR 7698, February 1, 2021.
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    Background.--The final phase of this investigation is being 
scheduled, pursuant to section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. 1673d(b)), as a result of an affirmative preliminary 
determination by Commerce that imports of seamless refined copper pipe 
and tube from Vietnam are being sold in the United States at less than 
fair value within the meaning of Sec.  733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 
1673b). The investigation was requested in a petition filed on June 30, 
2020, by the American Copper Tube Coalition, consisting of the Mueller 
Group, Collierville, Tennessee, and Cerro Flow Products, LLC, Sauget, 
Illinois.
    For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the 
investigation, hearing procedures, 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 and C (19 
CFR part 207).
    Participation in the investigation and public service list.--
Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if 
the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer 
organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of this 
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, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date 
specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance 
during the preliminary phase of the investigation need not file an 
additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary 
will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses 
of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the 
investigation.
    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 business proprietary information (BPI) under 
an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.--
Pursuant to Sec.  207.7(a) of the Commission's rules, the Secretary 
will make BPI gathered in the final phase of this investigation 
available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the 
investigation, provided that the application is made no later than 21 
days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized 
applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 
1677(9), who are parties to the investigation. A party granted access 
to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigation need not reapply 
for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the 
Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO.
    Staff report.--The prehearing staff report in the final phase of 
this investigation will be placed in the nonpublic record on May 27, 
2021, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to Sec.  
207.22 of the Commission's rules.
    Hearing.--The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the 
final phase of this investigation beginning at 9:30 a.m. on June 15, 
2021. 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. Interested 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 June 
8, 2021. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission's 
deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at 
the hearing. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the 
hearing and make oral presentations should participate in a prehearing 
conference to be held at 9:30 a.m. on June 14, 2021. Oral testimony and 
written materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by 
sections 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 207.24 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 party who is an interested party shall 
submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must 
conform with the provisions of Sec.  207.23 of the Commission's rules; 
the deadline for filing is June 7, 2021. Parties may also file written 
testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, as 
provided in Sec.  207.24 of the Commission's rules, and posthearing 
briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 207.25 of the 
Commission's rules. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is June 
22, 2021. 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 subject of the investigation, including 
statements of support or opposition to the petition, on or before June 
22, 2021. On July 13, 2021, the Commission will make available to 
parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to 
comment. Parties may submit final comments on this information on or 
before July 15, 2021, but such final comments must not contain new 
factual information and must otherwise comply with Sec.  207.30 of the 
Commission's rules. All written submissions must conform with the 
provisions of Sec.  201.8 of the Commission's rules; any submissions 
that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of Sec. Sec.  
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.
    Additional written submissions to the Commission, including 
requests pursuant to Sec.  201.12 of the Commission's rules, shall 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.

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    In accordance with Sec. Sec.  201.16(c) and 207.3 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 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.
    Authority: This investigation is being conducted under authority of 
title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant 
to Sec.  207.21 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: February 18, 2021.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
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