Freight Rail Coupler Systems and Components From China; Institution of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations, 54997-54998 [2021-21725]

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Peter Fasbender, Assistant Regional Director, Fisheries and Ecological Service, Alaska Region. [FR Doc. 2021–21713 Filed 10–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–670 and 731– TA–1570 (Preliminary)] Freight Rail Coupler Systems and Components From China; Institution of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701–TA–670 and 731–TA–1570 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that 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 freight rail coupler systems and components thereof from China, provided for in subheading 8607.30.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China. Subject merchandise attached to finished rail cars may also enter under HTSUS SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54997 heading 8606 or under subheading 980300 if imported as an Instrument of International Traffic. Unless the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by November 15, 2021. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by November 22, 2021. DATES: September 29, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stamen Borisson, (202) 205–3125, Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired 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 these investigations may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—These investigations are being instituted, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)), in response to petitions filed on September 29, 2021, by the Coalition of Freight Coupler Producers, consisting of Amsted Rail Company, Inc., Chicago, IL and McConway & Torley LLC, Pittsburgh, PA. For further information concerning the conduct of these investigations 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 B (19 CFR part 207). Participation in the investigations and public service list.—Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in §§ 201.11 and 207.10 of the Commission’s rules, not later than seven days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Industrial users and (if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level) representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations. The E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 54998 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 5, 2021 / Notices Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to these investigations upon the expiration of the period for filing entries of appearance. 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 these investigations available to authorized applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(9)) who are parties to the investigations under the APO issued in the investigations, provided that the application is made not later than seven days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Conference.—In light of the restrictions on access to the Commission building due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the Commission is conducting the staff conference through video conferencing on October 20, 2021. Requests to appear at the conference should be emailed to preliminaryconferences@usitc.gov (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on or before October 18, 2021. Please provide an email address for each conference participant in the email. Information on conference procedures will be provided separately and guidance on joining the video conference will be available on the Commission’s Daily Calendar. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to participate by submitting a short statement. 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. Written submissions.—As provided in §§ 201.8 and 207.15 of the Commission’s rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or before October 25, 2021, a written brief containing information and arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigations. Parties shall file written testimony and supplementary material in connection with their presentation at the conference no later than noon on October 19, 2021. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of § 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Oct 04, 2021 Jkt 256001 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. In accordance with §§ 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the rules, each document filed by a party to the investigations must be served on all other parties to the investigations (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. Certification.—Pursuant to § 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, any person submitting information to the Commission in connection with these investigations must certify that the information is accurate and complete to the best of the submitter’s knowledge. In making the certification, the submitter will acknowledge that any information that it submits to the Commission during these investigations 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 these or related investigations or reviews, 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. Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to § 207.12 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Dated: September 30, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–21725 Filed 10–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1199] Certain Tobacco Heating Articles and Components Thereof; Commission’s Final Determination Finding a Violation of Section 337; Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Orders; Termination of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has found a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, in this investigation and has issued a limited exclusion order prohibiting the importation of infringing tobacco heating articles and components thereof and cease and desist orders directed against respondents Philip Morris USA, Inc. (‘‘PM USA’’) and Altria Client Services LLC (‘‘ACS’’). The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynde Herzbach, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3228. 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 May 15, 2020, the Commission instituted this investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘section 337’’), based on a complaint filed by RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc., R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, all of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (collectively, ‘‘Complainants’’). See 85 FR 29482–83. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges a violation of section 337 based upon the importation of certain tobacco heating articles and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,839,238 (‘‘the ’238 patent’’); 9,930,915 (‘‘the ’915 patent’’); SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 5, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54997-54998]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-670 and 731-TA-1570 (Preliminary)]


Freight Rail Coupler Systems and Components From China; 
Institution of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and 
Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of 
investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and 
countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-670 and 731-TA-1570 
(Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to 
determine whether there is a reasonable indication that 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 freight rail coupler 
systems and components thereof from China, provided for in subheading 
8607.30.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that 
are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and 
alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China. Subject 
merchandise attached to finished rail cars may also enter under HTSUS 
heading 8606 or under subheading 980300 if imported as an Instrument of 
International Traffic. Unless the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') 
extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a 
preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty 
investigations in 45 days, or in this case by November 15, 2021. The 
Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business 
days thereafter, or by November 22, 2021.

DATES: September 29, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stamen Borisson, (202) 205-3125, 
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 these 
investigations may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket 
(EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background.--These investigations are being instituted, pursuant to 
sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
1671b(a) and 1673b(a)), in response to petitions filed on September 29, 
2021, by the Coalition of Freight Coupler Producers, consisting of 
Amsted Rail Company, Inc., Chicago, IL and McConway & Torley LLC, 
Pittsburgh, PA.
    For further information concerning the conduct of these 
investigations 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 B (19 CFR part 207).
    Participation in the investigations and public service list.--
Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the 
investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the 
Secretary to the Commission, as provided in Sec. Sec.  201.11 and 
207.10 of the Commission's rules, not later than seven days after 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Industrial users 
and (if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail 
level) representative consumer organizations have the right to appear 
as parties in Commission antidumping duty and countervailing duty 
investigations. The

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Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and 
addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to 
these investigations upon the expiration of the period for filing 
entries of appearance.
    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 these investigations available to authorized 
applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 U.S.C. 
1677(9)) who are parties to the investigations under the APO issued in 
the investigations, provided that the application is made not later 
than seven days after the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary 
for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO.
    Conference.--In light of the restrictions on access to the 
Commission building due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission is 
conducting the staff conference through video conferencing on October 
20, 2021. Requests to appear at the conference should be emailed to 
[email protected] (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on or before 
October 18, 2021. Please provide an email address for each conference 
participant in the email. Information on conference procedures will be 
provided separately and guidance on joining the video conference will 
be available on the Commission's Daily Calendar. A nonparty who has 
testimony that may aid the Commission's deliberations may request 
permission to participate by submitting a short statement.
    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.
    Written submissions.--As provided in Sec. Sec.  201.8 and 207.15 of 
the Commission's rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or 
before October 25, 2021, a written brief containing information and 
arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigations. 
Parties shall file written testimony and supplementary material in 
connection with their presentation at the conference no later than noon 
on October 19, 2021. 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.
    In accordance with Sec. Sec.  201.16(c) and 207.3 of the rules, 
each document filed by a party to the investigations must be served on 
all other parties to the investigations (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.
    Certification.--Pursuant to Sec.  207.3 of the Commission's rules, 
any person submitting information to the Commission in connection with 
these investigations must certify that the information is accurate and 
complete to the best of the submitter's knowledge. In making the 
certification, the submitter will acknowledge that any information that 
it submits to the Commission during these investigations 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 these or related investigations or reviews, 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.
    Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority 
of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published 
pursuant to Sec.  207.12 of the Commission's rules.
    By order of the Commission.

    Dated: September 30, 2021.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-21725 Filed 10-4-21; 8:45 am]
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