U.S.-Haiti Trade: Impact of U.S. Preference Programs on Haiti's Economy and Workers, 17101-17103 [2022-06322]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2022 / Notices 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. On January 13, 2022, the Commission instituted this investigation based on a complaint filed by Nike, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon. 87 FR 2176–77 (Jan. 13, 2022). The complaint alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, based on the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain knitted footwear by reason of infringement of one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,918,511; 9,743,705; 8,266,749; 7,814,598; 9,060,562; and 8,898,932. Id. The Commission’s notice of investigation named the following adidas entities as respondents: Adidas AG of Herzogenaurach, Germany; adidas North America, Inc. of Portland Oregon; and adidas America, Inc. also of Portland, Oregon. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations was not named as a party in this investigation. Id. On February 22, 2022, Nike moved under 19 CFR 210.14 to amend the Complaint and NOI to (1) add adidas International as a respondent; and (2) to add importation information for the accused products relating to HTS numbers and countries of origin. Nike argued that it did not know about the role of adidas International until the existing respondents filed their responses to the complaint and NOI and that adding adidas International ‘‘is necessary to provide a complete evidentiary record regarding the distribution, sale for importation, importation, and sale after importation of the Accused Products, among other issues.’’ ID at 2. Similarly, Nike argued that it did not know about the additional HTS numbers and countries of origin until receiving responses to the complaint and NOI. Nike stated that the named adidas respondents do not oppose the motion. Id. at 1. On March 7, 2022, the ALJ issued the subject ID, granting the motion. The ID found that good cause exists to grant the motion to add adidas International as a respondent and add information regarding HTS numbers of the imported accused products and their countries of origin. Id. at 3–4. No one petitioned for review of the subject ID. The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. adidas lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Mar 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 International is added to the investigation as a respondent. The Commission vote for this determination took place on March 21, 2022. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in 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). 17101 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: Project Leader Alan Fox (alan.fox@ usitc.gov or 202–205–3267) or Deputy Project Leader Samantha Schreiber (samantha.schreiber@usitc.gov or 202– By order of the Commission. 205–3176) for information specific to Issued: March 21, 2022. this investigation. For information on Lisa Barton, the legal aspects of this investigation, Secretary to the Commission. contact William Gearhart of the [FR Doc. 2022–06295 Filed 3–24–22; 8:45 am] Commission’s Office of the General BILLING CODE 7020–02–P Counsel (william.gearhart@usitc.gov or 202–205–3091). The media should contact Jennifer Andberg, Office of INTERNATIONAL TRADE External Relations (jennifer.andberg@ COMMISSION usitc.gov or 202–205–1819). [Investigation No. 332–590] The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the U.S.-Haiti Trade: Impact of U.S. Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) Preference Programs on Haiti’s at https://edis.usitc.gov. General Economy and Workers information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its ACTION: Notice of investigation and website (https://www.usitc.gov). scheduling of a public hearing. Hearing-impaired individuals may SUMMARY: Following receipt on February obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD 22, 2022, of a request from the terminal at 202–205–1810. Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As (Committee), under section 332(g) of the requested by the Committee under Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. International section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 Trade Commission (Commission) (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)), the Commission instituted Investigation No. 332–590, will include the following in its report: U.S.-Haiti Trade: Impact of U.S. 1. An overview of the Haitian Preference Programs on Haiti’s economy, including, to the extent Economy and Workers. The Committee practicable, employment, nominal, and requested that the Commission conduct inflation-adjusted wages, working an investigation and provide a report on conditions, and respect for core labor the Haitian economy and U.S.-Haiti standards, and U.S. imports from Haiti, preference programs, and also provide 1980–2021, highlighting key products several case studies showing the impact that are currently exported and key of these preference programs on products that were historically industries of importance to Haiti’s important to Haiti and are either no economy. longer exported to the United States or are exported in reduced quantities. DATES: 2. A description of the role of U.S. May 4, 2022: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. preference programs in shaping Haiti’s economy, including a description of the May 13, 2022: Deadline for filing eligibility requirements, rules of origin, prehearing briefs and statements. and scope of product coverage for each May 19, 2022: Deadline for filing program. electronic copies of oral hearing 3. An overview of the competitiveness statements. of the Haitian economy, including, to May 26, 2022: Public hearing. June 9, 2022: Deadline for filing the extent practicable: A description of posthearing briefs and statements. the business environment and tradeJune 23, 2022: Deadline for filing all facilitating infrastructure in Haiti; a other written submissions. description of the Haitian workforce, December 22, 2022: Transmittal of including availability and skill level of Commission report to Committee. workers, and policies and practices in Haitian labor markets; and a description ADDRESSES: All Commission offices are of the impact that recent natural in the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, disasters and significant political events PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 17102 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2022 / Notices have had on Haiti’s economy and on U.S.-Haiti trade. 4. Case studies for selected goods currently or historically exported from Haiti (such as apparel, tropical fruits, and sporting goods, including baseballs, basketballs, and softballs), and to the extent practicable, identification of products with potential for increased exports. Each case study should include, to the extent practicable: a. Trends in production and exports, including an analysis of the historical trends, as applicable; b. A description of the industry in Haiti, including employment, nominal, and inflation-adjusted wages, and working conditions, and the industry’s position in the supply chain. The Committee requested that the Commission transmit its report no later than 10 months following receipt of its request. In its request letter, the Committee stated that it intends to make the Commission’s report available to the public in its entirety and asked that the Commission not include any confidential business information. Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with this investigation will be held via an online videoconferencing platform, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on May 26th, 2022. More detailed information about the hearing, including how to participate, will be posted on the Commission’s website at (https://usitc.gov/research_and_ analysis/what_we_are_working_ on.htm). Once on that web page, scroll down to Investigation No. 332–590, U.S.-Haiti Trade: Impact of U.S. Preference Programs on Haiti’s Economy and Workers, and click on the link to ‘‘Hearing Instructions.’’ Interested parties should check the Commission’s website periodically for updates. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be filed with the Secretary to the Commission no later than 5:15 p.m. May 4, 2022, in accordance with the requirements in the ‘‘Written Submissions’’ section below. All prehearing briefs and statements should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m. May 13, 2022. To facilitate the hearing, including the preparation of an accurate written transcript of the hearing, oral testimony to be presented at the hearing must be submitted to the Commission electronically no later than noon, May 19, 2022. All post-hearing briefs and statements should be filed no later than 5:15 p.m. June 9, 2022. Post-hearing briefs and statements should address matters raised at the hearing. For a description of the different types of written briefs and statements, see the ‘‘Definitions’’ section below. In the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Mar 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 event that, as of the close of business on May 4, 2022, no witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an observer or nonparticipant should check the Commission website two paragraphs above for information concerning whether the hearing will be held. Written submissions: In lieu of or in addition to participating in the hearing, interested parties are invited to file written submissions concerning this investigation. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary and should be received not later than 5:15 p.m. June 23, 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. Definitions of types of documents that may be filed; requirements: In addition to requests to appear at the hearing, this notice provides for the possible filing of four types of documents: Prehearing briefs, oral hearing statements, posthearing briefs, and other written submissions. (1) Prehearing briefs refers to written materials relevant to the investigation and submitted in advance of the hearing, and includes written views on matters that are the subject of the investigation, supporting materials, and any other written materials that you consider will help the Commission in understanding your views. You should file a prehearing brief particularly if you plan to testify at the hearing on behalf of an industry group, company, or other organization, and wish to provide detailed views or information that will support or supplement your testimony. (2) Oral hearing statements (testimony) refers to the actual oral statement that you intend to present at the public hearing. Do not include any confidential business information in that statement. If you plan to testify, you must file a copy of your oral statement by the date specified in this notice. This statement will allow Commissioners to PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 understand your position in advance of the hearing and will also assist the court reporter in preparing an accurate transcript of the hearing (e.g., names spelled correctly). (3) Post-hearing briefs refers to submissions filed after the hearing by persons who appeared at the hearing. Such briefs: (a) Should be limited to matters that arose during the hearing, (b) should respond to any Commissioner and staff questions addressed to you at the hearing, (c) should clarify, amplify, or correct any statements you made at the hearing, and (d) may, at your option, address or rebut statements made by other participants in the hearing. (4) Other written submissions refers to any other written 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. 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., prehearing brief, oral statement of (name), posthearing brief, or 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 of written documents (other than oral hearing statements) 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 E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2022 / Notices 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 June 23, 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 report’’ at the top of the page. The summary may not exceed 500 words and 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: March 22, 2022. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2022–06322 Filed 3–24–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1105 (Second Review)] Lemon Juice From Argentina; Scheduling of a Full Five-Year Review United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a full review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on lemon juice from Argentina would be likely to SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Mar 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. The Commission has determined to exercise its authority to extend the review period by up to 90 days. DATES: March 21, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Duffy (202) 708–2579, 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 this review may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On December 6, 2021, the Commission determined that responses to its notice of institution of the subject five-year review were such that a full review should proceed (86 FR 71916, December 20, 2021); accordingly, a full review is being scheduled pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)). A record of the Commissioners’ votes, the Commission’s statement on adequacy, and any individual Commissioner’s statements are available from the Office of the Secretary and at the Commission’s website. Participation in the review and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in this review as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, by 45 days after publication of this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance following publication of the Commission’s notice of institution of the review need not file an additional notice of appearance. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the review. For further information concerning the conduct of this review and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A and B PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17103 (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207). 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. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.—Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in this review available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the review, provided that the application is made by 45 days after publication of this notice. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the review. A party granted access to BPI following publication of the Commission’s notice of institution of the review need not reapply for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Staff report.—The prehearing staff report in the review will be placed in the nonpublic record on June 14, 2022, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.64 of the Commission’s rules. Hearing.—The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the final phase of this investigation beginning at 9:30 a.m. on July 6, 2022. Information about the place and form of the hearing, including about how to participate in and/or view the hearing, will be posted on the Commission’s website at https:// www.usitc.gov/calendarpad/ calendar.html. Interested parties should check the Commission’s website periodically for updates. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before June 29, 2022. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should attend a prehearing conference to be held at 9:30 a.m. on June 30, 2022. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 207.24 of the Commission’s rules. Parties must submit any request to present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-590]


U.S.-Haiti Trade: Impact of U.S. Preference Programs on Haiti's 
Economy and Workers

ACTION: Notice of investigation and scheduling of a public hearing.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt on February 22, 2022, of a request from the 
Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives 
(Committee), under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. 
International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted Investigation 
No. 332-590, U.S.-Haiti Trade: Impact of U.S. Preference Programs on 
Haiti's Economy and Workers. The Committee requested that the 
Commission conduct an investigation and provide a report on the Haitian 
economy and U.S.-Haiti preference programs, and also provide several 
case studies showing the impact of these preference programs on 
industries of importance to Haiti's economy.

DATES: 
    May 4, 2022: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public 
hearing.
    May 13, 2022: Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements.
    May 19, 2022: Deadline for filing electronic copies of oral hearing 
statements.
    May 26, 2022: Public hearing.
    June 9, 2022: Deadline for filing posthearing briefs and 
statements.
    June 23, 2022: Deadline for filing all other written submissions.
    December 22, 2022: Transmittal of Commission report to Committee.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices are 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: Project Leader Alan Fox 
([email protected] or 202-205-3267) or Deputy Project Leader Samantha 
Schreiber ([email protected] or 202-205-3176) for 
information specific to this investigation. For information on the 
legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the 
Commission's Office of the General Counsel ([email protected] 
or 202-205-3091). The media should contact Jennifer Andberg, Office of 
External Relations ([email protected] or 202-205-1819).
    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 also be obtained by 
accessing its website (https://www.usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired 
individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the 
Commission's TDD terminal at 202-205-1810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As requested by the Committee under section 
332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)), the Commission 
will include the following in its report:
    1. An overview of the Haitian economy, including, to the extent 
practicable, employment, nominal, and inflation-adjusted wages, working 
conditions, and respect for core labor standards, and U.S. imports from 
Haiti, 1980-2021, highlighting key products that are currently exported 
and key products that were historically important to Haiti and are 
either no longer exported to the United States or are exported in 
reduced quantities.
    2. A description of the role of U.S. preference programs in shaping 
Haiti's economy, including a description of the eligibility 
requirements, rules of origin, and scope of product coverage for each 
program.
    3. An overview of the competitiveness of the Haitian economy, 
including, to the extent practicable: A description of the business 
environment and trade-facilitating infrastructure in Haiti; a 
description of the Haitian workforce, including availability and skill 
level of workers, and policies and practices in Haitian labor markets; 
and a description of the impact that recent natural disasters and 
significant political events

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have had on Haiti's economy and on U.S.-Haiti trade.
    4. Case studies for selected goods currently or historically 
exported from Haiti (such as apparel, tropical fruits, and sporting 
goods, including baseballs, basketballs, and softballs), and to the 
extent practicable, identification of products with potential for 
increased exports. Each case study should include, to the extent 
practicable:
    a. Trends in production and exports, including an analysis of the 
historical trends, as applicable;
    b. A description of the industry in Haiti, including employment, 
nominal, and inflation-adjusted wages, and working conditions, and the 
industry's position in the supply chain.
    The Committee requested that the Commission transmit its report no 
later than 10 months following receipt of its request. In its request 
letter, the Committee stated that it intends to make the Commission's 
report available to the public in its entirety and asked that the 
Commission not include any confidential business information.
    Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with this 
investigation will be held via an online videoconferencing platform, 
beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on May 26th, 2022. More detailed 
information about the hearing, including how to participate, will be 
posted on the Commission's website at (https://usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/what_we_are_working_on.htm). Once on that web 
page, scroll down to Investigation No. 332-590, U.S.-Haiti Trade: 
Impact of U.S. Preference Programs on Haiti's Economy and Workers, and 
click on the link to ``Hearing Instructions.'' Interested parties 
should check the Commission's website periodically for updates.
    Requests to appear at the public hearing should be filed with the 
Secretary to the Commission no later than 5:15 p.m. May 4, 2022, in 
accordance with the requirements in the ``Written Submissions'' section 
below. All prehearing briefs and statements should be filed not later 
than 5:15 p.m. May 13, 2022. To facilitate the hearing, including the 
preparation of an accurate written transcript of the hearing, oral 
testimony to be presented at the hearing must be submitted to the 
Commission electronically no later than noon, May 19, 2022. All post-
hearing briefs and statements should be filed no later than 5:15 p.m. 
June 9, 2022. Post-hearing briefs and statements should address matters 
raised at the hearing. For a description of the different types of 
written briefs and statements, see the ``Definitions'' section below. 
In the event that, as of the close of business on May 4, 2022, no 
witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be 
canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an observer 
or nonparticipant should check the Commission website two paragraphs 
above for information concerning whether the hearing will be held.
    Written submissions: In lieu of or in addition to participating in 
the hearing, interested parties are invited to file written submissions 
concerning this investigation. All written submissions should be 
addressed to the Secretary and should be received not later than 5:15 
p.m. June 23, 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.
    Definitions of types of documents that may be filed; requirements: 
In addition to requests to appear at the hearing, this notice provides 
for the possible filing of four types of documents: Prehearing briefs, 
oral hearing statements, post-hearing briefs, and other written 
submissions.
    (1) Prehearing briefs refers to written materials relevant to the 
investigation and submitted in advance of the hearing, and includes 
written views on matters that are the subject of the investigation, 
supporting materials, and any other written materials that you consider 
will help the Commission in understanding your views. You should file a 
prehearing brief particularly if you plan to testify at the hearing on 
behalf of an industry group, company, or other organization, and wish 
to provide detailed views or information that will support or 
supplement your testimony.
    (2) Oral hearing statements (testimony) refers to the actual oral 
statement that you intend to present at the public hearing. Do not 
include any confidential business information in that statement. If you 
plan to testify, you must file a copy of your oral statement by the 
date specified in this notice. This statement will allow Commissioners 
to understand your position in advance of the hearing and will also 
assist the court reporter in preparing an accurate transcript of the 
hearing (e.g., names spelled correctly).
    (3) Post-hearing briefs refers to submissions filed after the 
hearing by persons who appeared at the hearing. Such briefs: (a) Should 
be limited to matters that arose during the hearing, (b) should respond 
to any Commissioner and staff questions addressed to you at the 
hearing, (c) should clarify, amplify, or correct any statements you 
made at the hearing, and (d) may, at your option, address or rebut 
statements made by other participants in the hearing.
    (4) Other written submissions refers to any other written 
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.
    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., prehearing brief, oral 
statement of (name), posthearing brief, or 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 of written documents 
(other than oral hearing statements) 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

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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 June 23, 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 report'' at 
the top of the page. The summary may not exceed 500 words and 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: March 22, 2022.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2022-06322 Filed 3-24-22; 8:45 am]
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