Sulfanilic Acid From the People's Republic of China and India: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 66039-66040 [2011-27716]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 25, 2011 / Notices most recent period; (2) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the PRC-wide rate established in the final results of this review (i.e., 70.71 ercent); and (3) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporters that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Comment 3: Application of Sigma Cap in New-Tec’s Supplier Distance Calculation. Comment 4: Application of Paper Honey Comb in New-Tec’s Direct and Packing Material Calculation. Comment 5: Application of the Appropriate Margin to Lifetime. Notification to Interested Parties This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during the review period. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.402(f)(3), failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO as explained in the administrative protective order itself. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice of the final results of these reviews is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. [FR Doc. 2011–27576 Filed 10–24–11; 8:45 am] Dated: October 18, 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Appendix List of Comments and Issues in the Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Administrative Review Comment 1: Selection of the Primary Surrogate Country. A. Economic Comparability. B. Significant Production of Comparable Merchandise. C. Best Available Surrogate Value Information. 1. Best Available Data. 2. Labor Rate. Comment 2: Surrogate Financial Statements. A. Use of Maximaa’s Financial Statements. B. Use of Lion’s Financial Statements. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Oct 24, 2011 Jkt 226001 List of Comments and Issues in the Issues and Decision Memorandum for the New Shipper Review Comment 1: Surrogate Value for Cold Rolled Steel Coil. Comment 2: Calculation of Labor Costs. Comment 3: Treatment of Overhead Surrogate Financial Ratio. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–815, A–533–806, C–533–807] Sulfanilic Acid From the People’s Republic of China and India: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (the ‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) orders on sulfanilic acid from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) and India would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, that revocation of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on sulfanilic acid from India would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy, and that revocation of these AD and CVD orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of these AD and CVD orders. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: October 25, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel Lacivita or Eugene Degnan (PRC Order), Eric Greynolds (Indian AD/CVD Orders), AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4243, (202) 482– 0414, or (202) 482–6071, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 1, 2011, the Department initiated the third sunset review of the AD orders on PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66039 sulfanilic acid from the PRC and India and the CVD order on sulfanilic acid from India, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’). See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 76 FR 18163 (April 1, 2011). As a result of its review, the Department determined that revocation of the AD orders on sulfanilic acid from the PRC and India would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and that revocation of the CVD order on sulfanilic acid from India would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of subsidization and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the orders be revoked. See Sulfanilic Acid From India: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 33243 (June 8, 2011) and Sulfanilic Acid From India and the People’s Republic of China; Final Results of Third Expedited Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders, 76 FR 45510 (July 29, 2011). On October 4, 2011, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders on sulfanilic acid from the PRC and India and the CVD order on sulfanilic acid from India would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See USITC Publication 4270 (October 2011), Sulfanilic Acid From China And India: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–318 and 731–TA–538 and 561 (Third Review) and Sulfanilic Acid From China and India, 76 FR 62843 (October 11, 2011). Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by the AD and CVD orders is all grades of sulfanilic acid, which include technical (or crude) sulfanilic acid, refined (or purified) sulfanilic acid and sodium salt of sulfanilic acid (sodium sulfanilate). Sulfanilic acid is a synthetic organic chemical produced from the direct sulfonation of aniline with sulfuric acid. Sulfanilic acid is used a raw material in the production of optical brighteners, food colors, specialty dyes, and concrete additive. The principal differences between the grades are the undesirable quantities of residual aniline and alkali insoluble materials present in the sulfanilic acid. All grades are available as dry free flowing powders. Technical sulfanilic acid contains 96 percent minimum sulfanilic acid, 1.0 percent maximum aniline, and 1.0 percent maximum alkali insoluble materials. Refined sulfanilic acid contains 98 percent minimum sulfanilic E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 66040 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 25, 2011 / Notices acid, 0.5 percent maximum aniline, and 0.25 percent maximum alkali insoluble materials. Sodium salt of sulfanilic acid (sodium sulfanilate) is a granular or crystalline material containing 75 percent minimum sulfanilic acid, 0.5 percent maximum aniline, and 0.25 percent maximum alkali insoluble materials based on the equivalent sulfanilic acid content.1 The merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 2921.42.22 and 2921.42.24.90. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the orders is dispositive. Continuation of the Orders As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD and CVD orders on sulfanilic acid would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping or a countervailable subsidy, and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD orders on sulfanilic acid from the PRC and India and the CVD order on sulfanilic acid from India. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of the orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. These five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: October 20, 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–27716 Filed 10–21–11; 4:15 pm] sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 1 In response to a request from 3V Corporation, on May 5, 1999, the Department clarified that sodium sulfanilate processed in Italy from sulfanilic acid produced in India is within the scope of the AD and CVD orders on sulfanilic acid from India. See Notice of Scope Rulings, 65 FR 41957 (July 7, 2000). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Oct 24, 2011 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket No. 110908574–1561–01] NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 2.0 (Draft); Request for Comments National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments on the draft NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 2.0. Comments must be received on or before 5 p.m. Eastern time on November 25, 2011. The entire draft version of the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 2.0 (Draft), is available online at: http://collaborate.nist.gov/twiki-sggrid/ bin/view/SmartGrid/IKBFramework. DATES: Comments must be received on or before 5 p.m. Eastern Time on November 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Office of the National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8100, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8100 or by e-mail at nistsgfwcmts@nist.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. George W. Arnold, National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8100, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8100; telephone 301–975– 2232, fax 301–975–4091; or via e-mail at nistsgfwcmts@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1305 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 (Pub. 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NIST announces the publication of the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 2.0 (Release 2.0) (Draft) for public review and comment. The entire draft version of Release 2.0 (Draft) is available online at: http:// collaborate.nist.gov/twiki-sggrid/bin/ view/SmartGrid/IKBFramework. Release 2.0 builds upon the work in Release 1.0 with an update on the progress in closing the previously identified highpriority gaps and additional standards issues that are now being addressed, a description of the recently-formed Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), an expanded cybersecurity chapter, and a new testing and certification chapter. Request for Comments: NIST seeks comments on the draft framework and roadmap report. In particular, the agency requests that: Comments be categorized as (1) Technical; (2) editorial; or (3) general. If a comment is not a general comment, please identify the relevant page, line number, and section the comment addresses. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-815, A-533-806, C-533-807]


Sulfanilic Acid From the People's Republic of China and India: 
Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: As a result of determinations by the Department of Commerce 
(the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (the 
``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty (``AD'') orders on 
sulfanilic acid from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') and India 
would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, that 
revocation of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on sulfanilic 
acid from India would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy, and that revocation of these AD and CVD orders 
would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to 
an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this 
notice of continuation of these AD and CVD orders.

DATES: Effective Date: October 25, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel Lacivita or Eugene Degnan (PRC 
Order), Eric Greynolds (Indian AD/CVD Orders), AD/CVD Operations, 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4243, (202) 482-0414, or 
(202) 482-6071, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 1, 2011, the Department initiated 
the third sunset review of the AD orders on sulfanilic acid from the 
PRC and India and the CVD order on sulfanilic acid from India, pursuant 
to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''). See 
Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 76 FR 18163 (April 1, 
2011).
    As a result of its review, the Department determined that 
revocation of the AD orders on sulfanilic acid from the PRC and India 
would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and that 
revocation of the CVD order on sulfanilic acid from India would likely 
lead to continuation or recurrence of subsidization and, therefore, 
notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail 
should the orders be revoked. See Sulfanilic Acid From India: Final 
Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 
33243 (June 8, 2011) and Sulfanilic Acid From India and the People's 
Republic of China; Final Results of Third Expedited Sunset Reviews of 
Antidumping Duty Orders, 76 FR 45510 (July 29, 2011).
    On October 4, 2011, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) 
of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders on sulfanilic acid from 
the PRC and India and the CVD order on sulfanilic acid from India would 
likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an 
industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See 
USITC Publication 4270 (October 2011), Sulfanilic Acid From China And 
India: Investigation Nos. 701-TA-318 and 731-TA-538 and 561 (Third 
Review) and Sulfanilic Acid From China and India, 76 FR 62843 (October 
11, 2011).

Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise covered by the AD and CVD orders is all grades of 
sulfanilic acid, which include technical (or crude) sulfanilic acid, 
refined (or purified) sulfanilic acid and sodium salt of sulfanilic 
acid (sodium sulfanilate).
    Sulfanilic acid is a synthetic organic chemical produced from the 
direct sulfonation of aniline with sulfuric acid. Sulfanilic acid is 
used a raw material in the production of optical brighteners, food 
colors, specialty dyes, and concrete additive. The principal 
differences between the grades are the undesirable quantities of 
residual aniline and alkali insoluble materials present in the 
sulfanilic acid. All grades are available as dry free flowing powders.
    Technical sulfanilic acid contains 96 percent minimum sulfanilic 
acid, 1.0 percent maximum aniline, and 1.0 percent maximum alkali 
insoluble materials. Refined sulfanilic acid contains 98 percent 
minimum sulfanilic

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acid, 0.5 percent maximum aniline, and 0.25 percent maximum alkali 
insoluble materials. Sodium salt of sulfanilic acid (sodium 
sulfanilate) is a granular or crystalline material containing 75 
percent minimum sulfanilic acid, 0.5 percent maximum aniline, and 0.25 
percent maximum alkali insoluble materials based on the equivalent 
sulfanilic acid content.\1\
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    \1\ In response to a request from 3V Corporation, on May 5, 
1999, the Department clarified that sodium sulfanilate processed in 
Italy from sulfanilic acid produced in India is within the scope of 
the AD and CVD orders on sulfanilic acid from India. See Notice of 
Scope Rulings, 65 FR 41957 (July 7, 2000).
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    The merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') subheadings 2921.42.22 and 
2921.42.24.90. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope 
of the orders is dispositive.

Continuation of the Orders

    As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the AD and CVD orders on sulfanilic acid would 
likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping or a 
countervailable subsidy, and material injury to an industry in the 
United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department 
hereby orders the continuation of the AD orders on sulfanilic acid from 
the PRC and India and the CVD order on sulfanilic acid from India. U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect cash deposits at 
the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject 
merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the orders will 
be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of 
continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department 
intends to initiate the next five-year review of the orders not later 
than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of 
continuation.
    These five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 
777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: October 20, 2011.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-27716 Filed 10-21-11; 4:15 pm]
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