Oil Country Tubular Goods From Argentina, Mexico, Russia, and South Korea; Institution of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations, 56983-56984 [2021-22242]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 13, 2021 / Notices 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: October 7, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–22244 Filed 10–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–671–672 and 731–TA–1571–1573 (Preliminary)] Oil Country Tubular Goods From Argentina, Mexico, Russia, and South Korea; 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–671– 672 and 731–TA–1571–1573 (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 oil country tubular goods from Argentina, Mexico, Russia, and South Korea, provided for in subheadings 7304.29, 7305.20, and 7306.29 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 Governments of Russia and South Korea. Unless the jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Oct 12, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 22, 2021. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by November 30, 2021. DATES: October 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keysha Martinez ((202) 205–2136), 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 a petition filed on October 6, 2021, by Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S., Inc., Baytown, Texas; PTC Liberty Tubulars LLC, Liberty, Texas; U.S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Welded Tube USA, Inc., Lackawanna, New York; and the United States Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO, CLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 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) PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56983 representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations. The 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 27, 2021. Requests to appear at the conference should be emailed to preliminaryconferences@usitc.gov (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on or before October 25, 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 November 1, 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 E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 56984 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 13, 2021 / Notices jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 October 26, 2021. 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. 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. Issued: October 7, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–22242 Filed 10–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Oct 12, 2021 Jkt 256001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1219] Certain Non-Invasive Aesthetic BodyContouring Devices, Components Thereof, and Methods of Using the Same; Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting an Unopposed Motion To Terminate the Investigation in Its Entirety Based Upon Settlement; Termination of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 31) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) granting an unopposed motion to terminate the investigation in its entirety based upon settlement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panyin A. Hughes, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3042. 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, telephone (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 9, 2020, the Commission instituted this investigation based on a complaint filed by BTL Industries, Inc. (‘‘BTL’’) of Marlborough, Massachusetts. 85 FR 55687–88 (Sept. 9, 2020). The complaint alleged violations of section 337 based on the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain non-invasive aesthetic body-contouring devices, components thereof, and methods of using the same by reason of infringement of claims 1, 2, 4, 6–8, 10, 12–16, 20, 22, 23, and 26–28 of U.S. Patent No. 10,632,321 (‘‘the ’321 patent’’); claims 1, 9–11, 13, 15, 16, and 20–22 of U.S. Patent No. 10,695,575 (‘‘the ’575 patent’’); claims 1, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 23–25, 27, and 28 of U.S. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Patent No. 10,695,576 (‘‘the ’576 patent’’); claims 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 13, 17–21, 23, 24, and 26–29 of U.S. Patent No. 10,709,894 (‘‘the ’894 patent’’); claims 1, 2–6, 9, 10, and 14–25 of U.S. Patent No. 10,709,895 (‘‘the ’895 patent’’); and claims 1, 6, 7, 16, 21, and 22 of U.S. Patent No. 10,478,634 (‘‘the ’634 patent’’). Id. at 55687. The Commission’s notice of investigation named the following six respondents: Allergan Limited of Dublin, Ireland; Allergan USA, Inc. of Madison, New Jersey; Allergan, Inc. of Madison, New Jersey; Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. of Pleasanton, California; Zeltiq Ireland Unlimited Company of Galway, Ireland; and Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH of Neu-Ulm, Germany (collectively, ‘‘Respondents’’). The Office of Unfair Import Investigations was not named as a party in this investigation. Id. On September 10, 2021, BTL and Respondents filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation in its entirety based upon settlement. The Commission previously determined not to review IDs (Order Nos. 15 and 21) terminating the investigation as to (1) all asserted claims of the ’321 patent; (2) all asserted claims of the ’575 patent; (3) claims 1, 8, 10, 11, 13, 23–25, 27, and 28 of the ’576 patent; (4) claims 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 18, 19–24, and 26–29 of the ’894 patent; (5) claims 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 15–18, and 20–25 of the ’895 patent; and (6) all asserted claims of the ’634 patent. See Order No. 15, unreviewed by Notice (Apr. 27, 2021); Order No. 21, unreviewed by Notice (May 19, 2021). On September 16, 2021, the ALJ issued the subject ID (Order No. 31) granting the motion. The subject ID found that the joint motion complies with Commission Rule 210.21(a)(2), which provides that ‘‘[a]ny party may move at any time to terminate an investigation in whole or in part as to any or all respondents on the basis of a settlement, a licensing or other agreement . . . .’’ ID at 1 (citing 19 CFR 210.21(a)(2)). The ID further found that in accordance with Commission Rule 210.21(b)(1) the parties state that ‘‘[A]part from this Settlement Agreement there are no agreements, written or oral, express or implied between BTL and Respondents concerning the subject matter of the investigation.’’ ID at 2 (citing 19 CFR 210.21(b)(1)). In addition, the parties provided confidential and public versions of the settlement agreement. The ID also found that there is no evidence that terminating this investigation based upon settlement would be contrary to the public interest. E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 13, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56983-56984]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-671-672 and 731-TA-1571-1573 (Preliminary)]


Oil Country Tubular Goods From Argentina, Mexico, Russia, and 
South Korea; 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-671-672 and 731-TA-1571-
1573 (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 oil country tubular goods 
from Argentina, Mexico, Russia, and South Korea, provided for in 
subheadings 7304.29, 7305.20, and 7306.29 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 Governments of Russia and South Korea. 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 22, 2021. The Commission's views must be transmitted to 
Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by November 30, 2021.

DATES: October 6, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keysha Martinez ((202) 205-2136), 
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 a petition filed 
on October 6, 2021, by Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S., Inc., Baytown, 
Texas; PTC Liberty Tubulars LLC, Liberty, Texas; U.S. Steel Tubular 
Products, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Welded Tube USA, Inc., 
Lackawanna, New York; and the United States Steel, Paper and Forestry, 
Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers 
International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    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 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 
27, 2021. Requests to appear at the conference should be emailed to 
[email protected] (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on or before 
October 25, 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 November 1, 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

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October 26, 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.

    Issued: October 7, 2021.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-22242 Filed 10-12-21; 8:45 am]
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