Notice of Request for Submissions on the Public Interest; Certain Smart Thermostats, Smart HVAC Systems, and Components Thereof, 24664-24665 [2021-09736]

Download as PDF 24664 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 87 / Friday, May 7, 2021 / Notices solar energy generation and to recognize the development of a high-voltage transmission line outside a designated corridor. The Draft EIS/EIR/Plan Amendment was circulated for a 90-day public comment period initiated in October 2019, Federal Register Notice of Availability (84 FR 58738). The BLM held public meetings on December 2 and 3, 2019, in Palm Desert and Blythe, respectively. Twenty-one comments were received during the comment period. Responses to substantive comments were in Appendix W of the Final EIS/EIR/Plan Amendment. Public comments resulted in the addition of clarifying text but did not warrant changes in the analysis or conclusions. The Final EIS/EIR/Plan Amendment was published February 12, 2021 (86 FR 9335), initiating a 30-day protest period and a concurrent Governor’s consistency review of up to 60 days. During the protest period for the Proposed Amendments to the RMPs, the BLM received three protest letters. All protests were resolved prior to the issuance of the RODs. For a full description of the issues raised during the protest period and how they were addressed, please refer to the BLM Protest Resolution Report, which is available online at https://www.blm.gov/ programs/planning-and-nepa/publicparticipation/protest-resolution-reports. The Governor of California reviewed the Final EIS and Proposed Amendments to the RMPs and did not identify any inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or programs. The BLM selects the Agency Preferred Alternative with the addition of the paved access road under Alternative A and amends the CDCA Plan. This decision constitutes the final decision of the Department of the Interior and is not subject to appeal under departmental regulations at 43 CFR part 4. Any challenge to this decision must be brought in the Federal District Court. (Authority: 40 CFR part 1500; 43 CFR part 1610; 42 U.S.C. 4370m–6(a)(1)) Laura Daniel-Davis, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 2021–09678 Filed 5–6–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:55 May 06, 2021 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1185] Notice of Request for Submissions on the Public Interest; Certain Smart Thermostats, Smart HVAC Systems, and Components Thereof U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2021, the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) issued an Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337. On May 3, 2021, the ALJ issued a Recommended Determination on remedy and bonding should a violation be found in the abovecaptioned 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: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3115. 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: 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 that such articles should not be excluded from entry. 19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1). A similar provision applies to cease and desist orders. 19 U.S.C. 1337(f)(1). The Commission is soliciting submissions on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a violation, Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 specifically: (1) A limited exclusion order directed to certain smart thermostats, smart HVAC systems, and components thereof imported, sold for importation, and/or sold after importation by the following respondents: ecobee Ltd. and ecobee, Inc. (collectively ‘‘ecobee’’); Google LLC (‘‘Google’’); Alarm.com Incorporated and Alarm.com Holdings, Inc. (collectively ‘‘Alarm.com’’); Daikin Industries, Ltd., Daikin America, Inc., and Daikin North America LLC (collectively ‘‘the Daikin Respondents’’); Schneider Electric USA, Inc. and Schneider Electric SE (collectively ‘‘the Schneider Respondents’’); and Vivint, Inc. (‘‘Vivint’’) (collectively, ‘‘Respondents’’); (2) cease and desist orders directed to each Respondent. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4). 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 May 3, 2021. Comments should address whether issuance of the recommended remedial orders 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 orders are used in the United States; (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the recommended orders; (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 thirdparty suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the recommended orders within a commercially reasonable time; and E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 87 / Friday, May 7, 2021 / Notices (v) explain how the recommended orders would impact consumers in the United States. Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of business on June 4, 2021. 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–1185’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, https:// 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 at the Office of the Secretary and 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:55 May 06, 2021 Jkt 253001 Issued: May 4, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–09736 Filed 5–6–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 701–TA–657 (Final)] Chassis and Subassemblies From China Determination On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigation, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of chassis and subassemblies (‘‘chassis’’) from China, provided for in subheadings 8716.39.00 and 8716.90.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) to be subsidized by the government of China.2 Background The Commission instituted this investigation effective July 30, 2020, following receipt of petitions filed with the Commission and Commerce by the Coalition of American Chassis Manufacturers, consisting of Cheetah Chassis Corporation, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, Hercules Enterprises, LLC, Hillsborough, New Jersey, Pitts Enterprises, Inc., Pittsview, Alabama, Pratt Industries, Inc., Bridgman, Michigan, and Stoughton Trailers, LLC, Stoughton, Wisconsin. The Commission scheduled the final phase of the investigation following notification of a preliminary determination by Commerce that imports of chassis from China were being subsidized within the meaning of section 703(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase 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 the notice in the Federal Register of January 14, 2021 (86 FR 3193). In light of the restrictions on access to the Commission building due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the 1 The record is defined in § 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 86 FR 15186 (March 22, 2021). PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24665 Commission conducted its hearing through written testimony and video conference on March 16, 2021. All persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to participate. The Commission made this determination pursuant to § 705(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)). It completed and filed its determination in this investigation on May 3, 2021. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 5187 (May 2021), entitled Chassis and Subassemblies from China: Investigation No. 701–TA– 657 (Final). By order of the Commission. Issued: May 3, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–09658 Filed 5–6–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1145 (Rescission)] Certain Botulinum Toxin Products, Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same; Commission Decision To Institute a Rescission Proceeding and Rescind the Remedial Orders, To Grant the Motion To Limit Service of the Settlement Agreement, To Deny as Moot the Motion To Terminate, and To Indicate Ruling on Motion To Vacate; Termination of the Rescission Proceeding United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to institute a rescission proceeding and rescind the remedial orders issued in the underlying investigation, to grant the motion to limit service of the settlement agreement, and to deny as moot the motion to terminate the investigation. The Commission has further determined that if the Federal Circuit dismisses the pending appeals as moot, the Commission will vacate its final determination. The rescission proceeding is terminated. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1185]


Notice of Request for Submissions on the Public Interest; Certain 
Smart Thermostats, Smart HVAC Systems, and Components Thereof

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2021, the presiding 
administrative law judge (``ALJ'') issued an Initial Determination on 
Violation of Section 337. On May 3, 2021, the ALJ 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: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3115. 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 
[email protected]. 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:

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 
that such articles should not be excluded from entry.

19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1). A similar provision applies to cease and desist 
orders. 19 U.S.C. 1337(f)(1).
    The Commission is soliciting submissions on public interest issues 
raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a 
violation, specifically: (1) A limited exclusion order directed to 
certain smart thermostats, smart HVAC systems, and components thereof 
imported, sold for importation, and/or sold after importation by the 
following respondents: ecobee Ltd. and ecobee, Inc. (collectively 
``ecobee''); Google LLC (``Google''); Alarm.com Incorporated and 
Alarm.com Holdings, Inc. (collectively ``Alarm.com''); Daikin 
Industries, Ltd., Daikin America, Inc., and Daikin North America LLC 
(collectively ``the Daikin Respondents''); Schneider Electric USA, Inc. 
and Schneider Electric SE (collectively ``the Schneider Respondents''); 
and Vivint, Inc. (``Vivint'') (collectively, ``Respondents''); (2) 
cease and desist orders directed to each Respondent. Parties are to 
file public interest submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4).
    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 May 3, 2021. Comments should address 
whether issuance of the recommended remedial orders 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 orders are used in the United States;
    (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the 
United States relating to the recommended orders;
    (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 orders within a 
commercially reasonable time; and

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    (v) explain how the recommended orders would impact consumers in 
the United States.
    Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of 
business on June 4, 2021.
    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-1185'') in a prominent place on 
the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic 
Filing Procedures, https://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 at the Office of the Secretary and 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: May 4, 2021.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-09736 Filed 5-6-21; 8:45 am]
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