Foreign Censorship Part 2: Trade and Economic Effects on U.S. Businesses; Written Submission Deadline, 70861-70862 [2021-26911]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 236 / Monday, December 13, 2021 / Notices 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 January 5, 2022. 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 (Mar. 19, 2020). Submissions should refer to the investigation number (‘‘Inv. No. 337–TA–1237’’) 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Dec 10, 2021 Jkt 256001 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: December 8, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–26937 Filed 12–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–586] Foreign Censorship Part 2: Trade and Economic Effects on U.S. Businesses; Written Submission Deadline International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of request for written submissions from the public regarding Investigation No. 332–586. AGENCY: The Commission seeks information from the public on the impacts of foreign censorship on U.S. businesses, in connection with Investigation No. 332–586, Foreign Censorship Part 2: Trade and Economic Effects on U.S. Businesses. DATES: January 14, 2022: Deadline for filing written submissions for Investigation No. 332–586. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70861 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 202–205–3493. 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). 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 Commission seeks written submissions 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 in the Federal Register on May 12, 2021 (86 FR 26064). As stated in the initiating notice for this investigation, the Committee has asked the Commission to provide an analysis of the impacts of foreign censorship policies and practices in key markets on U.S. businesses. The report will include, to the extent practicable, including through the use of survey data, an analysis of the trade and economic effects of such policies and practices on affected businesses in the United States and their global operations. The analysis will include to the extent practicable, quantitative and qualitative impacts of the identified policies, including by reference, where identifiable, to: a. Impact on employment; b. direct costs (e.g., compliance and entry costs); c. foregone revenue and sales; d. self-censorship; and e. other effects the Commission considers relevant for the Committee to know. Written Submissions: ‘‘Written submissions’’ refers to any written E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 70862 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 236 / Monday, December 13, 2021 / Notices submissions that interested persons wish to make, regardless of whether they appeared at the hearing, and may include new information or updates of information previously provided. Written submissions should provide information that will assist the Commission in analyzing foreign censorship’s 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 that you view as falling within the scope of the Committee’s request. The Commission is scheduled to deliver its report to the Committee by July 5, 2022. All written submissions must conform to the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8), as temporarily amended by 85 FR 15798 (March 19, 2020). Under that rule waiver, the Office of the Secretary will accept only electronic filings at 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. Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Office of the Secretary, Docket Services Division (202–205– 1802), or consult the Commission’s Handbook on Filing Procedures. In accordance with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8) the document must identify on its cover (1) the investigation number and title and the type of document filed (i.e., written submission), (2) the name and signature of the person filing it, (3) the name of the organization that the submission is filed on behalf of, and (4) whether it contains confidential business information (CBI). If it contains CBI, it must comply with the marking and other requirements set out below in this notice relating to CBI. Submitters are encouraged to include a short summary of their position or interest at the beginning of the document, and a table of contents when the document addresses multiple issues. Confidential Business Information: Any submissions that contain confidential business information must also conform to the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘non-confidential’’ version, and that the confidential VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Dec 10, 2021 Jkt 256001 business information is clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available for inspection by interested parties. As requested by the Committee, the Commission will not include any confidential business information in its report. However, all information, including confidential business information, submitted in 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 for cybersecurity purposes. The Commission will not otherwise disclose any confidential business information in a way that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. Summaries of Written Submissions: Persons wishing to have a summary of their position included in the report should include a summary with their written submission on or before January 14, 2022 and should mark the summary as having been provided for that purpose. The summary should be clearly marked as ‘‘summary for inclusion in the part 2 report’’ at the top of the page. The summary may not exceed 500 words should not include any confidential business information. The summary will be published as provided if it meets these requirements and is germane to the subject matter of the investigation. The Commission will list the name of the organization furnishing the summary and will include a link to the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) where the written submission can be found. By order of the Commission. Issued: December 8, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–26911 Filed 12–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1118 (Bond Return)] Certain Movable Barrier Operator Systems and Components Thereof; Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Denying Respondents’ Motion for Return of Bonds; Termination of Bond Return Proceeding International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 45) denying a motion filed by respondents Nortek Security & Control, LLC of Carlsbad, California; Nortek, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island; and GTO Access Systems, LLC of Tallahassee, Florida (collectively, ‘‘Nortek’’) for return of bonds posted in the abovecaptioned investigation. The bond return proceeding is hereby terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl P. Bretscher, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2382. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket system (‘‘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: The Commission instituted this investigation on June 11, 2018, based on a complaint, as supplemented, filed by The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (‘‘CGI’’) of Oak Brook, Illinois. 83 FR 27020–21 (June 11, 2018). The complaint alleges a violation of section 337 the Tariff Act, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘Section 337’’) in the importation, sale for importation, or sale in the United States after importation of certain movable barrier operator (‘‘MBO’’) systems that purportedly infringe one or more of the asserted claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,775,223 (‘‘the ’223 patent); 8,587,404 (‘‘the ’404 patent’’); and 6,741,052 (‘‘the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 236 (Monday, December 13, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70861-70862]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-586]


Foreign Censorship Part 2: Trade and Economic Effects on U.S. 
Businesses; Written Submission Deadline

AGENCY: International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice of request for written submissions from the public 
regarding Investigation No. 332-586.

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SUMMARY: The Commission seeks information from the public on the 
impacts of foreign censorship on U.S. businesses, in connection with 
Investigation No. 332-586, Foreign Censorship Part 2: Trade and 
Economic Effects on U.S. Businesses.

DATES: January 14, 2022: Deadline for filing written submissions for 
Investigation No. 332-586.

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 202-205-3493.
    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). 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 Commission seeks written submissions 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 in 
the Federal Register on May 12, 2021 (86 FR 26064).
    As stated in the initiating notice for this investigation, the 
Committee has asked the Commission to provide an analysis of the 
impacts of foreign censorship policies and practices in key markets on 
U.S. businesses. The report will include, to the extent practicable, 
including through the use of survey data, an analysis of the trade and 
economic effects of such policies and practices on affected businesses 
in the United States and their global operations. The analysis will 
include to the extent practicable, quantitative and qualitative impacts 
of the identified policies, including by reference, where identifiable, 
to:
    a. Impact on employment;
    b. direct costs (e.g., compliance and entry costs);
    c. foregone revenue and sales;
    d. self-censorship; and
    e. other effects the Commission considers relevant for the 
Committee to know.
    Written Submissions: ``Written submissions'' refers to any written

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submissions that interested persons wish to make, regardless of whether 
they appeared at the hearing, and may include new information or 
updates of information previously provided. Written submissions should 
provide information that will assist the Commission in analyzing 
foreign censorship's 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 that you view as 
falling within the scope of the Committee's request. The Commission is 
scheduled to deliver its report to the Committee by July 5, 2022.
    All written submissions must conform to the provisions of section 
201.8 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 
201.8), as temporarily amended by 85 FR 15798 (March 19, 2020). Under 
that rule waiver, the Office of the Secretary will accept only 
electronic filings at 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. Persons 
with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Office of 
the Secretary, Docket Services Division (202-205-1802), or consult the 
Commission's Handbook on Filing Procedures.
    In accordance with the provisions of section 201.8 of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8) the 
document must identify on its cover (1) the investigation number and 
title and the type of document filed (i.e., written submission), (2) 
the name and signature of the person filing it, (3) the name of the 
organization that the submission is filed on behalf of, and (4) whether 
it contains confidential business information (CBI). If it contains 
CBI, it must comply with the marking and other requirements set out 
below in this notice relating to CBI. Submitters are encouraged to 
include a short summary of their position or interest at the beginning 
of the document, and a table of contents when the document addresses 
multiple issues.
    Confidential Business Information: Any submissions that contain 
confidential business information must also conform to the requirements 
of section 201.6 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure 
(19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of 
the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether 
they are the ``confidential'' or ``non-confidential'' version, and that 
the confidential business information is clearly identified by means of 
brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business 
information, will be made available for inspection by interested 
parties.
    As requested by the Committee, the Commission will not include any 
confidential business information in its report. However, all 
information, including confidential business information, submitted in 
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 for cybersecurity purposes. The Commission will not 
otherwise disclose any confidential business information in a way that 
would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information.
    Summaries of Written Submissions: Persons wishing to have a summary 
of their position included in the report should include a summary with 
their written submission on or before January 14, 2022 and should mark 
the summary as having been provided for that purpose. The summary 
should be clearly marked as ``summary for inclusion in the part 2 
report'' at the top of the page. The summary may not exceed 500 words 
should not include any confidential business information. The summary 
will be published as provided if it meets these requirements and is 
germane to the subject matter of the investigation. The Commission will 
list the name of the organization furnishing the summary and will 
include a link to the Commission's Electronic Document Information 
System (EDIS) where the written submission can be found.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: December 8, 2021.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-26911 Filed 12-10-21; 8:45 am]
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