Certain Vaporizer Cartridges and Components Thereof; Notice of Request for Submissions on the Public Interest, 58099-58100 [2021-22815]

Download as PDF lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 20, 2021 / Notices supplemental party comments on Commerce’s final countervailing and antidumping duty determinations is October 25, 2021. Supplemental party comments may address only Commerce’s final countervailing duty determination regarding imports of wind towers from India and antidumping duty determinations regarding imports of wind towers from India and Malaysia. These supplemental final comments may not contain new factual information and may not exceed five (5) pages in length. The supplemental staff report in the final phase of the current investigations will be placed in the nonpublic record on November 8, 2021, and a public version will be issued thereafter. For further information concerning these investigations see the Commission’s notice cited above and 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). Additional written submissions to the Commission, including requests pursuant to section 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. In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission’s 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. 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. Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION By order of the Commission. Issued: October 14, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. 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. [FR Doc. 2021–22804 Filed 10–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Oct 19, 2021 Jkt 256001 [Investigation No. 337–TA–1211] Certain Vaporizer Cartridges and Components Thereof; Notice of Request for Submissions on the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that on October 14, 2021, the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) issued a Summary Determination on Violation of Section 337. The ALJ also issued a Recommended Determination on remedy and bonding (‘‘RD’’) 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: Ronald A. Traud, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3427. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58099 Specifically, the RD recommends a general exclusion order directed to certain vaporizer cartridges and components thereof. Alternatively to the general exclusion order, the RD recommends a limited exclusion order directed to certain vaporizer cartridges and components thereof imported, sold for importation, and/or sold after importation by respondents 101 Smoke Shop, Inc. (‘‘101 Smoke Shop’’); Eon Pods LLC (‘‘Eon Pods’’); Jem Pods, U.S.A. (‘‘Jem Pods’’); Sky Distribution LLC (‘‘Sky Distribution’’); Vapers & Papers, LLC (‘‘Vapers & Papers’’); Access Vapor LLC d/b/a Cali Pods (‘‘Access Vapor’’); eLiquid Stop; Shenzhen Apoc Technology Co., Ltd.; Shenzhen Ocity Times Technology Co., Ltd.; Evergreen Smokeshop; Shenzhen Azure Tech USA LLC f/k/a DS Vaping P.R.C. (‘‘Shenzhen Azure’’); DripTip Vapes LLC (‘‘DripTip Vapes’’); Modern Age Tobacco; Dongguan Hengtai Biotechnology Co., Ltd. d/b/a Mr. Fog; Shenzhen Yark Technology Co., Ltd.; Guangdong Cellular Workshop Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.; Shenzhen Bauway Technology Ltd.; and Shango Distribution LLC d/b/a Puff ECig (‘‘Shango Distribution’’). In addition to an exclusion order (general or limited), the RD recommended the issuance of cease and desist orders directed to 101 Smoke Shop, Eon Pods, Jem Pods, Sky Distribution, Vapers & Papers, Access Vapor, eLiquid Stop, Evergreen Smokeshop, Shenzhen Azure, DripTip Vapes, Modern Age Tobacco, and Shango Distribution. Parties to the investigation 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 October 14, 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 E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 58100 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 20, 2021 / Notices 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 close of business on November 5, 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–1211’’) 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Oct 19, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 14, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–22815 Filed 10–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1167] Certain Laparoscopic Surgical Staplers, Reload Cartridges, and Components Thereof; Final Determination Finding a Violation of Section 337 and Issuance of Remedial Orders; Suspension of Enforcement of the Remedial Orders Pending Final Resolution of a Final Written Decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; and Termination of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) has determined that: (i) The respondents have violated section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, by importing, selling for importation, or selling in the United States after importation certain laparoscopic surgical staplers, reload cartridges, and components thereof that infringe complainants’ U.S. Patent No. 9,844,379 (‘‘the ’379 patent’’); (2) the appropriate remedies are a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders; and (3) enforcement of said remedial orders will be suspended pending final resolution of a Final Written Decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (‘‘PTAB’’) that the asserted claims of the ’379 patent are unpatentable. This investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin S. Richards, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–5453. 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 EDIS3 Help@usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. Hearingimpaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on July 5, 2019, based on a complaint filed by Ethicon LLC of Guaynabo, PR; Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc. of Cincinnati, OH; and Ethicon US, LLC of Cincinnati, OH (collectively, ‘‘Ethicon’’). 84 FR 32220 (July 5, 2019); see also 84 FR 65174 (Nov. 26, 2019) (amending the caption). The complaint alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, based on the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain laparoscopic surgical staplers, reload cartridges, and components thereof by reason of infringement of one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,844,379; 9,844,369 (‘‘the ’369 patent’’); 7,490,749 (‘‘the ’749 patent’’); 8,479,969 (‘‘the ’969 patent’’); and 9,113,874 (‘‘the ’874 patent’’). 84 FR at 32220. The Commission’s notice of investigation named the following as respondents: Intuitive Surgical Inc., of Sunnyvale, CA; Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc., of Sunnyvale, CA; Intuitive Surgical Holdings, LLC, of Sunnyvale, CA; and Intuitive Surgical S. De R.L. De C.V. of Mexicali, Mexico (collectively, ‘‘Intuitive’’). Id. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations is not participating in this investigation. Id. On October 23, 2020, the Chief Administrative Law Judge (‘‘CALJ’’) granted Ethicon’s motion for leave to amend the complaint, case caption, and notice of investigation to reinstate the original plain English statement of the category of accused products, as well as the original case caption, and to reincorporate Intuitive’s laparoscopic surgical staplers and components thereof as articles to be excluded. Order No. 14, unreviewed by Comm’n Notice (Nov. 21, 2019). As initially instituted, the investigation covered reload cartridges for those staplers, but not the staplers themselves. See id. E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1211]


Certain Vaporizer Cartridges and Components Thereof; Notice of 
Request for Submissions on the Public Interest

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that on October 14, 2021, the presiding 
administrative law judge (``ALJ'') issued a Summary Determination on 
Violation of Section 337. The ALJ also issued a Recommended 
Determination on remedy and bonding (``RD'') 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: Ronald A. Traud, Esq., Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3427. 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, the RD recommends a general exclusion order 
directed to certain vaporizer cartridges and components thereof. 
Alternatively to the general exclusion order, the RD recommends a 
limited exclusion order directed to certain vaporizer cartridges and 
components thereof imported, sold for importation, and/or sold after 
importation by respondents 101 Smoke Shop, Inc. (``101 Smoke Shop''); 
Eon Pods LLC (``Eon Pods''); Jem Pods, U.S.A. (``Jem Pods''); Sky 
Distribution LLC (``Sky Distribution''); Vapers & Papers, LLC (``Vapers 
& Papers''); Access Vapor LLC d/b/a Cali Pods (``Access Vapor''); 
eLiquid Stop; Shenzhen Apoc Technology Co., Ltd.; Shenzhen Ocity Times 
Technology Co., Ltd.; Evergreen Smokeshop; Shenzhen Azure Tech USA LLC 
f/k/a DS Vaping P.R.C. (``Shenzhen Azure''); DripTip Vapes LLC 
(``DripTip Vapes''); Modern Age Tobacco; Dongguan Hengtai Biotechnology 
Co., Ltd. d/b/a Mr. Fog; Shenzhen Yark Technology Co., Ltd.; Guangdong 
Cellular Workshop Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.; Shenzhen Bauway 
Technology Ltd.; and Shango Distribution LLC d/b/a Puff E-Cig (``Shango 
Distribution''). In addition to an exclusion order (general or 
limited), the RD recommended the issuance of cease and desist orders 
directed to 101 Smoke Shop, Eon Pods, Jem Pods, Sky Distribution, 
Vapers & Papers, Access Vapor, eLiquid Stop, Evergreen Smokeshop, 
Shenzhen Azure, DripTip Vapes, Modern Age Tobacco, and Shango 
Distribution. Parties to the investigation 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 October 14, 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

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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
    (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 November 5, 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-1211'') 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 
non-confidential 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: October 14, 2021.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-22815 Filed 10-19-21; 8:45 am]
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