Skip to Content

Notice

In the Matter of: Certain Low Antimony Phosphoric Acid; Notice of Investigation

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

AGENCY:

U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION:

Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given that a complaint and motion for temporary relief were filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 8, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of ICL Performance Products, LP of St. Louis, Missouri. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within Start Printed Page 71699the United States after importation of certain low antimony phosphoric acid by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,989,509. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337.

The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue an exclusion order and cease and desist orders.

The motion for temporary relief requests that the Commission issue a temporary exclusion order and temporary cease and desist orders prohibiting the importation into and sale within the United States after importation of certain low antimony phosphoric acid that infringes claims 1-3 or 20 of U.S. Patent No. 5,989,509 during the course of the Commission's investigation.

ADDRESSES:

The complaint and motion for temporary relief, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202-205-2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained 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 at http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Rett Snotherly, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205-2599.

Start Authority

Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and in section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2007). The authority for provisional acceptance of the motion for temporary relief is contained in section 210.58 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.58 (2007).

End Authority

Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on December 11, 2007, ordered that

(1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain low antimony phosphoric acid by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1-3 and 20 of U.S. Patent No. 5,989,509, and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337;

(2) Pursuant to section 210.58 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.58, the motion for temporary relief under subsection (e) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, which was filed with the complaint, is provisionally accepted and referred to the presiding administrative law judge for investigation;

(3) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served:

(a) The complainant is—ICL Performance Products, LP, 622 Emerson Road, Suite 500, St. Louis, Missouri 63141.

(b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint and motion for temporary relief are to be served:

Maruzen Chemicals Co., Ltd., Maruzen Doshomachi Building, 1-4-7, Doshomachi, Chuo-Ku, Osaka 541-0045 Japan.

Rasa Industries, Ltd., Yaesu Dai Building, 1-1-1, Kyobashi, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 104-0031 Japan.

(c) The Commission investigative attorney, party to this investigation, is Rett Snotherly, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and

(3) For the investigation so instituted, the Honorable Carl C. Charneski is designated as the presiding administrative law judge.

Responses to the complaint, the motion for temporary relief, and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondent in accordance with sections 210.13 and 210.59 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13 and 210.59. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(d), 210.13(a), and 210.59, such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 10 days after the date of service by the Commission of the complaint, the motion for temporary relief, and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the complaint, motion for temporary relief and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown.

Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the complaint, in the motion for temporary relief, and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent.

Start Signature

By order of the Commission.

Issued: December 12, 2007.

Marilyn R. Abbott,

Secretary to the Commission.

End Signature End Further Info End Preamble

[FR Doc. E7-24482 Filed 12-17-07; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 7020-02-P