Foreign Censorship Part 2: Trade and Economic Effects on U.S. Businesses; Submission of Questionnaire and Information Collection Plan for Office of Management and Budget Review, 47147-47148 [2021-18131]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 160 / Monday, August 23, 2021 / Notices 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: A limited exclusion order directed to certain light-emitting diode products, fixtures, and components thereof imported, sold for importation, and/or sold after importation by respondent RAB Lighting Inc. (‘‘RAB’’) of Northvale, New Jersey; and a cease and desist order directed to RAB. 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 August 17, 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 (v) explain how the recommended orders would impact consumers in the United States. Written submissions must be filed no later than by the close of business on September 16, 2021. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Aug 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 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–1213’’) 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 by marking each document with a header indicating that the document contains confidential information. This marking will be deemed to satisfy the request procedure set forth in Rules 201.6(b) and 210.5(e)(2) (19 CFR 201.6(b) & 210.5(e)(2)). Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. A redacted nonconfidential version of the document must also be filed simultaneously with any confidential filing. 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: August 18, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–18006 Filed 8–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47147 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–586] Foreign Censorship Part 2: Trade and Economic Effects on U.S. Businesses; Submission of Questionnaire and Information Collection Plan for Office of Management and Budget Review United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of submission of request for approval of a questionnaire and information collection to the Office of Management and Budget. AGENCY: The information requested by the questionnaire is for use by the Commission in connection with investigation no. 332–586, Foreign Censorship Part 2: Trade and Economic Effects on U.S. Businesses. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices are located in the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. Due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the Commission’s building is currently closed to the public. Once the building reopens, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The project leaders for this investigation are Ricky Ubee, Shova KC, and George Serletis. The Commission is currently unable to accept paper correspondence for this investigation. Please direct all questions and comments about this investigation electronically to the project leaders via email at foreign.censorship@usitc.gov or by phone at 202–780–1638. Comments about the proposal should be provided to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs through the Information Collection Review Dashboard at https:// www.reginfo.gov. All comments should be specific, indicating which part of the questionnaire is objectionable, describing the concern in detail, and including specific suggested revisions or language changes. Copies of any comments should be provided electronically to the Commission’s survey team via an email to foreign.censorship@usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may be obtained by accessing its internet address (https://www.usitc.gov). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 47148 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 160 / Monday, August 23, 2021 / Notices Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the TDD terminal on 202–205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information requested by the questionnaire is for use by the Commission in connection with Investigation No. 332–586, Foreign Censorship Part 2: Trade and Economic Effects on U.S. Businesses, instituted under the authority of section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)). This investigation and report were requested by the Committee on Finance (Committee) of the U.S. Senate in a letter dated April 7, 2021 (revised from a request received January 4, 2021). This investigation was initiated on May 6, 2021, and notice was published on May 12, 2021 (86 FR 26064). The Committee’s request includes a component that requires the use of survey data to provide an analysis of the trade and economic effects of foreign censorship policies and practices on affected businesses in the United States and their global operations. This questionnaire is therefore necessary to analyze foreign censorships impacts on (1) employment, (2) direct costs to businesses (e.g., compliance and entry costs), (3) foregone revenue and sales, (4) selfcensorship, and (5) other effects the Commission considers relevant to respond to the Committee’s request. The Commission is scheduled to deliver its report to the Committee by July 5, 2022. The Commission intends to submit the following draft information collection plan to OMB: (1) Number of forms submitted: 1. (2) Title of form: Foreign Censorship Questionnaire. (3) Type of request: New. (4) Frequency of use: Industry questionnaire, single data gathering, scheduled for 2021. (5) Description of respondents: U.S. businesses operating in China. (6) Estimated number of questionnaire requests to be mailed: 3,790. (7) Estimated total number of hours to complete the questionnaire per respondent: 15 hours. (8) Information obtained from the questionnaire that qualifies as confidential business information will be so treated by the Commission and not disclosed in a manner that would reveal the individual operations of a business. Copies of the draft questionnaire and other supplementary documents may be downloaded from the USITC website at https://www.usitc.gov/ foreigncensorship. By order of the Commission. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Aug 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 Issued: August 18, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–18131 Filed 8–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—The Open Group, L.L.C. Notice is hereby given that, on August 2, 2021, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), The Open Group, L.L.C. (‘‘TOG’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Agora Insights Ltd, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND; Calsep A/S, Kongens Lyngby, DENMARK; CodeMettle, LLC, Atlanta, GA; Computer Modelling Group Ltd., Calgary, CANADA; Cynosure, Inc., Wichita, KS; Deakin University, Geelong, AUSTRALIA; EAC Business Technology LLC, Sao Bernardo do Campo, BRAZIL; Expro Group, Reading, UNITED KINGDOM; Faculdades Cato´licas, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL; FullStack Architecture International, LLC, Boca Raton, FL; G42 Cloud Technology L.L.C., Al Reem Island, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Galp Explorac ¸a˜o e Produc¸a˜o Petrolı´fera S.A., Lisboa, PORTUGAL; Geopost Consultoria em Geologia e Geofı´sica Ltda, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL; Geoprovider AS, Stavanger, NORWAY; GeoSynergy Pty Ltd, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA; Hochschule fu¨r Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig, Leipzig, GERMANY; Huber+Suhner Astrolab, Warren, NJ; IesBrazil Technology & Innovation, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL; Instituto de Informatica da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, BRAZIL; Intelie, Inc., Houston, TX; Intellicess, Inc., Austin, TX; LLC IBS Soft, Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION; LogicGate, Inc., Chicago, IL; Modulo Security Solutions, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL; NIS j.s.c. Novi Sad, Novi Sad, SERBIA; Parasoft Corporation, Monrovia, CA; Prediktor AS, Fredrikstad, NORWAY; Red Rock Technologies, Inc., Tempe, AZ; ResFrac Corporation, Palo Alto, CA; Rock Flow PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dynamics, Singapore, SINGAPORE; ScioTeq LLC, Duluth, GA; Singularity Technologies, Inc., Freehold, NJ; Snowflake Inc., San Mateo, CA; Stimline AS, Kristiansaand S, NORWAY; Strategic Communications, LLC, Louisville, KY; Tektronix, Inc., Beaverton, OR; The HDF Group, Champaign, IL; Tomahawk Robotics, Inc., Melbourne, FL; United Electronic Industries, Inc., Norwood, MA; VadaTech Incorporated, Henderson, NV; VMTC-Vincenzo Marchese Training & Consulting, London, UNITED KINGDOM; and Worley Group Inc., Houston, TX, have been added as parties to this venture. Also, ALC Group, Kenmore, AUSTRALIA; BP Oil International Limited, Poplar, UNITED KINGDOM; Brain4ce Education Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, INDIA; Bremer Institut far Produktion un Logistik GmbH (BIBA); Bremen, GERMANY; BusCorp Inc., Calgary, CANADA; CAST Navigation, LLC, Tewksbury, MA; CentraleSupe´lec, Chaˆtenay-Malabry, FRANCE; Chengdu GKHB Information Technology Co., Ltd., Chengdu, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA; CMC Electronics Aurora Inc., Sugar Grove, IL; Curtis & Associates Ltd., Port St. Mary, UNITED KINGDOM; Doccmott Enterprise Solutions (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA; ECIS Consultants Limited, Oxford, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES; GamingWorks BV, Bodegraven, THE NETHERLANDS; itSMF International, Copenhagen, DENMARK; Kepner-Tregoe, Inc., Princeton, NJ; Logic Solutions Group LLC,Houston, TX; Mentoris Group S.A.C., San Borja, PERU; OPENextech (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd, Hangzhou, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA; Organizacion Educativa Certifica, S.C, Iztacalco, MEXICO; PCI Systems, Inc., Cupertino, CA; and State Bank of India, Navi Mumbai, INDIA, have withdrawn as parties to this venture. In addition, Architecture Centre Ltd has changed its name to Advised Skills Ltd, London, UNITED KINGDOM; COTSWORKS, LLC, to COTSWORKS, Inc., Highland Heights, OH, and hpad, LLC to hpad, Inc. Bel Aire, KS. No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and TOG intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On April 21, 1997, TOG filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on June 13, 1997 (62 FR 32371). E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-586]


Foreign Censorship Part 2: Trade and Economic Effects on U.S. 
Businesses; Submission of Questionnaire and Information Collection Plan 
for Office of Management and Budget Review

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice of submission of request for approval of a questionnaire 
and information collection to the Office of Management and Budget.

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SUMMARY: The information requested by the questionnaire is for use by 
the Commission in connection with investigation no. 332-586, Foreign 
Censorship Part 2: Trade and Economic Effects on U.S. Businesses.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices are located in the U.S. International 
Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. Due to the 
COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission's building is currently closed to the 
public. Once the building reopens, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The project leaders for this 
investigation are Ricky Ubee, Shova KC, and George Serletis. The 
Commission is currently unable to accept paper correspondence for this 
investigation. Please direct all questions and comments about this 
investigation electronically to the project leaders via email at 
[email protected] or by phone at 202-780-1638.
    Comments about the proposal should be provided to the Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
through the Information Collection Review Dashboard at https://www.reginfo.gov. All comments should be specific, indicating which part 
of the questionnaire is objectionable, describing the concern in 
detail, and including specific suggested revisions or language changes. 
Copies of any comments should be provided electronically to the 
Commission's survey team via an email to [email protected].
    The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the 
Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. 
General information concerning the Commission may be obtained by 
accessing its internet address (https://www.usitc.gov).

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Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this 
matter can be obtained by contacting the TDD terminal on 202-205-1810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information requested by the 
questionnaire is for use by the Commission in connection with 
Investigation No. 332-586, Foreign Censorship Part 2: Trade and 
Economic Effects on U.S. Businesses, instituted under the authority of 
section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)). This 
investigation and report were requested by the Committee on Finance 
(Committee) of the U.S. Senate in a letter dated April 7, 2021 (revised 
from a request received January 4, 2021). This investigation was 
initiated on May 6, 2021, and notice was published on May 12, 2021 (86 
FR 26064). The Committee's request includes a component that requires 
the use of survey data to provide an analysis of the trade and economic 
effects of foreign censorship policies and practices on affected 
businesses in the United States and their global operations. This 
questionnaire is therefore necessary to analyze foreign censorships 
impacts on (1) employment, (2) direct costs to businesses (e.g., 
compliance and entry costs), (3) foregone revenue and sales, (4) self-
censorship, and (5) other effects the Commission considers relevant to 
respond to the Committee's request. The Commission is scheduled to 
deliver its report to the Committee by July 5, 2022.
    The Commission intends to submit the following draft information 
collection plan to OMB:
    (1) Number of forms submitted: 1.
    (2) Title of form: Foreign Censorship Questionnaire.
    (3) Type of request: New.
    (4) Frequency of use: Industry questionnaire, single data 
gathering, scheduled for 2021.
    (5) Description of respondents: U.S. businesses operating in China.
    (6) Estimated number of questionnaire requests to be mailed: 3,790.
    (7) Estimated total number of hours to complete the questionnaire 
per respondent: 15 hours.
    (8) Information obtained from the questionnaire that qualifies as 
confidential business information will be so treated by the Commission 
and not disclosed in a manner that would reveal the individual 
operations of a business.
    Copies of the draft questionnaire and other supplementary documents 
may be downloaded from the USITC website at https://www.usitc.gov/foreigncensorship.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: August 18, 2021.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-18131 Filed 8-20-21; 8:45 am]
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