Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest, 74421-74422 [2021-28369]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 248 / Thursday, December 30, 2021 / Notices infrastructure. Removal of the dam (option 3) is the only option that fully eliminates the risk of loss of life and damage to downstream infrastructure. A Notice of Intent for this project was originally published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2018, (83 FR 19095). Scoping was originally initiated in 2018 for an EIS to repair or remove the dam, but the project was put on hold while USACE completed its dam inspection and associated reports. The BLM received comments from five individuals, one environmental organization, and the Environmental Protection Agency. These comments were similar to those received during pre-scoping, highlighting concerns about fish passage, recreation (fishing, boating, camping), water rights, water quality, rare plants, and public safety. The average lifespan for this type of structure is 50 years, which the Hult Dam has exceeded by over 2 decades. The BLM believes that the dam it is at the end of its lifecycle. The dam and spillway require costly monthly and annual inspections and maintenance, and the need for repairs is expected to increase with time. The revised purpose of this project is to decommission and remove Hult Dam to eliminate the potential for a reasonably foreseeable failure of the aging structure and the associated loss of life and critical services. The EIS will include a No Action alternative that would analyze the continued management and standard maintenance of Hult Dam under the current conditions. Action alternatives to be considered would remove the dam, drain the reservoir, and reconnect the Lake Creek channel. Action alternatives could include the following elements: —An engineered stream channel (the stream channel would be excavated and follow a designed path) or a natural stream channel (the stream would follow a course determined by the natural characteristics of the stream basin). —Possible recreational opportunities, including the development of a campground, hiking trails, equestrian trails, and ponds for swimming and wading. —Restoration with native and culturally significant plants and wetlands preservation. —Interpretive signage and kiosks to observe the area’s historical and cultural value. —Wildlife habitat restoration such as ponds for turtles and beavers. In the EIS, the BLM will analyze how implementation of the alternatives VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Dec 29, 2021 Jkt 256001 would affect the following potential issues: —Safety risks to visitors and local communities from dam failure; —Federally listed, native, or invasive fish passage and habitat; —Downstream water quantity available for consumptive water rights; —The Lake Creek form and function; —The Lake Creek seasonal flood regime and floodplain connectivity; —Archaeological or historic resources (including downstream of the dam), including whether excavation of the current pond sediments would reveal buried archaeological deposits; —Visitor recreation access and opportunities; —BLM-managed recreation sites; —Existing populations of Bureausensitive plants; —The introduction and spread of invasive plants; —Existing wetlands associated with the Hult Reservoir; —The use of the Hult Reservoir as a water source when fighting wildfires; —The local economy; and —The quality of life for local residents. Hult Dam has a fish ladder that does not function for passing Oregon coastal Coho salmon, blocking passage to several miles of designated Oregon coastal Coho salmon critical habitat. Oregon coastal Coho salmon are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Two BLM-sensitive plant species are present at the northern end of Hult Reservoir in a marsh: Bog clubmoss (Lycopodiella inundata) and humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba). The noxious weed parrotfeather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) occurs in the reservoir, as does the non-native invasive weed reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea). The reservoir upstream of the dam is managed as the Hult Reservoir Recreation Site Special Recreation Management Area, which offers opportunities for camping, day use, swimming, fishing, and scenic driving. There are no developed campsites; however, two vault toilets are available to the public. In anticipation of an action in the area, the BLM brought in a neutral thirdparty contractor to conduct stakeholder assessments and assist with facilitation of public involvement. In March 2017, the contractor conducted in-person interviews with 16 stakeholders, primarily in the town of Horton, Oregon, and in the Triangle Lake community. Stakeholders represented property owners near the Hult Reservoir, local business owners, PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74421 Triangle Lake School staff members, Siuslaw Watershed Council members, and fishing interest groups. The BLM may continue to use this neutral thirdparty contractor throughout the EIS process to assist with public outreach and engagement. Federal, State, and local agencies, Tribes, and other stakeholders that may be interested in or affected by the proposed project that the BLM is evaluating are invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by the BLM to participate in the development of the EIS as a cooperating agency. The BLM will consult with the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde; and Confederated Tribes of the Siletz during this analysis process. Instructions for submitting public comments are provided under ADDRESSES listed earlier and located on the BLM’s National NEPA Register (ePlanning) for this EIS. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifiable information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifiable information, may be made publicly available at any time, and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to withhold this information from public view. (Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7) Elizabeth Burghard, Acting District Manager, Northwest Oregon District, Oregon/Washington. [FR Doc. 2021–28347 Filed 12–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain High-Performance Gravity-Fed Water Filters and Products Containing the Same, DN 3588; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 74422 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 248 / Thursday, December 30, 2021 / Notices Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information 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 United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.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: The Commission has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to § 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Brita LP on December 27, 2021. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain high-performance gravity-fed water filters and products containing the same. The complainant names as respondents: Ecolife Technologies, Inc. of City of Industry, CA; Qingdao Ecopure Filter Co., Ltd. of China; Kaz USA, Inc. of El Paso, TX; Helen of Troy Limited of El Paso, TX; Zero Technologies, LLC of Trevose, PA; Culligan International Co. of Rosemont, IL; Vestergaard Frandsen Inc. of Baltimore, MD; Mavea LLC of West Linn, OR; and Brita Gmbh of Germany. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order, cease and desist orders and impose a bond upon respondents alleged infringing articles during the 60day Presidential review period pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337(j). Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the public are invited to file comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or § 210.8(b) filing. Comments should address whether issuance of the relief specifically requested by the complainant in this investigation would affect the public khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Dec 29, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 requested remedial orders are used in the United States; (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the requested remedial 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 requested exclusion order and/or a cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time; and (v) explain how the requested remedial orders would impact United States consumers. Written submissions on the public interest must be filed no later than by close of business, eight calendar days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. There will be further opportunities for comment on the public interest after the issuance of any final initial determination in this investigation. Any written submissions on other issues must also be filed by no later than the close of business, eight calendar days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Complainant may file replies to any written submissions no later than three calendar days after the date on which any initial submissions were due. No other submissions will be accepted, unless requested by the Commission. Any submissions and replies filed in response to this Notice are limited to five (5) pages in length, inclusive of attachments. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above. Submissions should refer to the docket number (‘‘Docket No. 3588’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, Electronic Filing PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Procedures).1 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. Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary at EDIS3Help@ usitc.gov. Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. 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,2 solely for cybersecurity purposes. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.3 This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and of §§ 201.10 and 210.8(c) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.10, 210.8(c)). Issued: December 27, 2021. William Bishop, Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–28369 Filed 12–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P 1 Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: https://www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_on_ filing_procedures.pdf. 2 All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. 3 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): https://edis.usitc.gov. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 248 (Thursday, December 30, 2021)]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION


Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating 
to the Public Interest

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade 
Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain High-Performance 
Gravity-Fed Water Filters and Products Containing the Same, DN 3588; 
the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues 
raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the 
Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of 
the complaint can be accessed on the Commission's Electronic Document 
Information System (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 United States International Trade 
Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this 
investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Document 
Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.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: The Commission has received a complaint and 
a submission pursuant to Sec.  210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Brita LP on December 27, 
2021. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act 
of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the 
sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after 
importation of certain high-performance gravity-fed water filters and 
products containing the same. The complainant names as respondents: 
Ecolife Technologies, Inc. of City of Industry, CA; Qingdao Ecopure 
Filter Co., Ltd. of China; Kaz USA, Inc. of El Paso, TX; Helen of Troy 
Limited of El Paso, TX; Zero Technologies, LLC of Trevose, PA; Culligan 
International Co. of Rosemont, IL; Vestergaard Frandsen Inc. of 
Baltimore, MD; Mavea LLC of West Linn, OR; and Brita Gmbh of Germany. 
The complainant requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion 
order, cease and desist orders and impose a bond upon respondents 
alleged infringing articles during the 60-day Presidential review 
period pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337(j).
    Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the 
public are invited to file comments on any public interest issues 
raised by the complaint or Sec.  210.8(b) filing. Comments should 
address whether issuance of the relief specifically requested by the 
complainant in this investigation 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 requested 
remedial orders are used in the United States;
    (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the 
United States relating to the requested remedial 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 requested exclusion order and/or a 
cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time; and
    (v) explain how the requested remedial orders would impact United 
States consumers.
    Written submissions on the public interest must be filed no later 
than by close of business, eight calendar days after the date of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register. There will be 
further opportunities for comment on the public interest after the 
issuance of any final initial determination in this investigation. Any 
written submissions on other issues must also be filed by no later than 
the close of business, eight calendar days after publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. Complainant may file replies to any 
written submissions no later than three calendar days after the date on 
which any initial submissions were due. No other submissions will be 
accepted, unless requested by the Commission. Any submissions and 
replies filed in response to this Notice are limited to five (5) pages 
in length, inclusive of attachments.
    Persons filing written submissions must file the original document 
electronically on or before the deadlines stated above. Submissions 
should refer to the docket number (``Docket No. 3588'') in a prominent 
place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for 
Electronic Filing Procedures, Electronic Filing Procedures).\1\ 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. Persons with questions regarding 
filing should contact the Secretary at [email protected].
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    \1\ Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: https://www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_on_filing_procedures.pdf.
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    Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in 
confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests 
should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include 
a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such 
treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment 
by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. 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,\2\ solely for 
cybersecurity purposes. All nonconfidential written submissions will be 
available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on 
EDIS.\3\
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    \2\ All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure 
agreements.
    \3\ Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): https://edis.usitc.gov.
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    This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and of Sec. Sec.  
201.10 and 210.8(c) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure 
(19 CFR 201.10, 210.8(c)).

    Issued: December 27, 2021.
William Bishop,
Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-28369 Filed 12-29-21; 8:45 am]
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