Certain Polycrystalline Diamond Compacts and Articles Containing Same

CourtInternational Trade Commission
Published date10 March 2022
Record Number2022-05084
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 47 (Thursday, March 10, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 47 (Thursday, March 10, 2022)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 13754-13755]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2022-05084]
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                INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
                [Investigation No. 337-TA-1236]
                Certain Polycrystalline Diamond Compacts and Articles Containing
                Same
                 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 March 3, 2022, the presiding
                administrative law judge (``ALJ'') issued an Initial Determination on
                Violation of Section 337. The ALJ also issued a Recommended
                Determination on remedy and bonding 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: A limited exclusion order directed to certain
                polycrystalline diamond compacts and articles containing same imported,
                sold for importation, and/or sold after importation by respondents
                Iljin Diamond Co., Ltd.; Iljin USA Inc.; Iljin Holdings Co., Ltd.;
                Iljin Europe GmbH; Iljin Japan Co., Ltd.; Iljin China Co., Ltd.; SF
                Diamond Co., Ltd.; SF Diamond USA, Inc.; Zhengzhou New Asia Superhard
                Materials Composite Co., Ltd.; Shenzhen Haimingrun Superhard Materials
                Co., Ltd.; Guangdong Juxin New Materials Technology Co., Ltd.;
                International Diamond Services, Inc.; CR Gems Superabrasives Co., Ltd.;
                Henan Jingrui New Material Technology Co., Ltd.; and Fujian Wanlong
                Superhard Material Technology Co., Ltd.; and cease and desist orders
                directed to SF Diamond Co., Ltd.; and SF Diamond USA, Inc. Parties 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 March 3, 2022. 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
                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 April 2, 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-1236'') 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.
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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 in Part 210 of the
                Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210).
                 By order of the Commission.
                 Issued: March 7, 2022.
                Lisa Barton,
                Secretary to the Commission.
                [FR Doc. 2022-05084 Filed 3-9-22; 8:45 am]
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