Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells and Modules From China, 78313-78314 [2011-32224]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2011 / Notices of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–482–485 and 731–TA–1191–1194 (Preliminary)] Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From India, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. §§ 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)) (the Act), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports from India, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam of circular welded carbonquality steel pipe, provided for in subheadings 7306.19, 7306.30, and 7306.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) and subsidized by the Governments of India, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.2 Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of affirmative preliminary determinations in the investigations under sections 703(b) or 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations under sections 705(a) or 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Background INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701 TA–481 and 731– TA–1190 (Preliminary)] On October 26, 2011, a petition was filed with the Commission and Commerce by Allied Tube and Conduit, Harvey, IL; JMC Steel Group, Chicago, IL; Wheatland Tube, Sharon, PA; and United States Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV and subsidized imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from India, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. Accordingly, effective October 26, 2011, the Commission instituted countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701–TA–482–485 and antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731–TA–1191– 1194 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigations and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of November 3, 2011 (76 F.R. 68208). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on November 16, 2011, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determinations in these investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on December 12, 2011. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4298 (December 2011), entitled Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from India, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam: Investigation Nos. 701– TA–482–485 and 731–TA–1191–1194 (Preliminary). By order of the Commission. Issued: December 12, 2011. James R. Holbein, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2011–32223 Filed 12–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR § 207.2(f)). 2 Commissioner David S. Johanson not participating. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:01 Dec 15, 2011 78313 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells and Modules From China Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)) (the Act), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports from China of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules, provided for in subheading 8541.40.60 (statistical reporting numbers 8541.40.6020 and 8541.40.6030) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) and subsidized by the Government of China. Commencement of Final Phase Investigations Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of affirmative preliminary determinations in the investigations under sections 703(b) or 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations under sections 705(a) or 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR § 207.2(f)). Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 78314 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2011 / Notices Background On October 19, 2011, a petition was filed with the Commission and Commerce by Solar World Industries America, Hillsboro, OR, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV and subsidized imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules from China. Accordingly, effective October 19, 2011, the Commission instituted countervailing duty investigation No. 701–TA–481 and antidumping duty investigation No. 731–TA–1190 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigations and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of October 27, 2011 (76 FR 66748). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on November 8, 2011, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determinations in these investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on December 5, 2011. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4295 (December 2011), entitled Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells and Modules from China: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–481 and 731–TA–1190 (Preliminary). By order of the Commission. James R. Holbein, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2011–32224 Filed 12–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Notice is hereby given that on December 12, 2011, a proposed Consent Decree in United States of America and District of Columbia v. Washington Gas Light Company, Civil Action No. 1:11– cv–02199–RMC, was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. In this action the United States and the District of Columbia sought to recover from Washington Gas Light Company response costs incurred or to be incurred by the National Park Service, the United States Department of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Dec 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 the Interior, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the District Department of the Environment in responding to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances at or from the Washington Gas East Station Site, located in Washington, DC (the ‘‘Site’’). The Consent Decree requires Washington Gas to reimburse past response costs in the amounts of $500,000.00 to the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior; $160,000.00 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and $70,673.62 to the District of Columbia. The Consent Decree also requires Washington Gas to pay all future costs incurred by the United States and the District of Columbia in connection with the Site. Washington Gas is required to implement a soil remedy at the Site set forth in a Record of Decision issued by the National Park Service in 2006 (‘‘ROD’’). As set forth in the ROD, Washington Gas is required to continue operating its existing pump-and-treat system for the control and removal of hazardous substances in groundwater. Washington Gas will perform a remedial investigation and feasibility study to further determine the nature and extent of Site contamination in the groundwater and surface water and sediments in the Anacostia River. The feasibility study will identify and evaluate remedial alternatives and, if necessary, identify a further remedial action for the groundwater and River. The Consent Decree includes a covenant not to sue by the United States under Sections 106 and 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq. (‘‘CERCLA’’), and under Section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (‘‘RCRA’’), 42 U.S.C. 6973. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environmental and Natural Resources Division, and either emailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States of America and District of Columbia v. Washington Gas Light Company, Civil Action No. 1:11–cv– 02199–RMC (D.D.C.), D.J. Ref. 90–11–2– 08557/2. Commenters may request an opportunity for a public meeting in the affected area, in accordance with Section 7003(d) of RCRA. During the public comment period, the Decree may also be examined on the PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 following Department of Justice Web site, http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 or by faxing or emailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax number (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $71.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if by email or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the stated address. In requesting a copy exclusive of exhibits and defendants’ signatures, please enclose a check in the amount of $13.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury. Robert Brook, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2011–32241 Filed 12–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Wright Brothers Construction Co. & Georgia Dep’t of Transportation, No. 2:11–CV–321– WCO, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on December 12, 2011. The proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States of America against Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc., of Charleston, Tennessee and the State of Georgia’s Department of Transportation to obtain injunctive relief and civil penalties against the defendants for violating sections 301 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1311 and 1344. The proposed Consent Decree resolves these allegations by requiring the defendants to restore streams, purchase mitigation credits, and pay a civil penalty. The Department of Justice will accept written comments relating to this proposed Consent Decree for thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this Notice. Please address comments to Andrew J. Doyle and Martha C. Mann, Attorneys, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 242 (Friday, December 16, 2011)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-32224]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701 TA-481 and 731-TA-1190 (Preliminary)]


Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells and Modules From China

Determinations

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigations, the United States International Trade Commission 
(Commission) determines, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)) (the Act), that 
there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured by reason of imports from China of crystalline 
silicon photovoltaic cells and modules, provided for in subheading 
8541.40.60 (statistical reporting numbers 8541.40.6020 and 
8541.40.6030) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 
that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair 
value (LTFV) and subsidized by the Government of China.
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    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR Sec.  207.2(f)).
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Commencement of Final Phase Investigations

    Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission's rules, the 
Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of 
its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of 
scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided 
in section 207.21 of the Commission's rules, upon notice from the 
Department of Commerce (Commerce) of affirmative preliminary 
determinations in the investigations under sections 703(b) or 733(b) of 
the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon 
notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations 
under sections 705(a) or 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries 
of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not 
enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. 
Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold 
at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the 
right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing 
duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list 
containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their 
representatives, who are parties to the investigations.

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Background

    On October 19, 2011, a petition was filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by Solar World Industries America, Hillsboro, OR, alleging 
that an industry in the United States is materially injured or 
threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV and subsidized 
imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules from 
China. Accordingly, effective October 19, 2011, the Commission 
instituted countervailing duty investigation No. 701-TA-481 and 
antidumping duty investigation No. 731-TA-1190 (Preliminary).
    Notice of the institution of the Commission's investigations and of 
a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by 
posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. 
International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the 
notice in the Federal Register of October 27, 2011 (76 FR 66748). The 
conference was held in Washington, DC, on November 8, 2011, and all 
persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in 
person or by counsel.
    The Commission transmitted its determinations in these 
investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on December 5, 2011. The 
views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4295 
(December 2011), entitled Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells and 
Modules from China: Investigation Nos. 701-TA-481 and 731-TA-1190 
(Preliminary).

    By order of the Commission.
James R. Holbein,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2011-32224 Filed 12-15-11; 8:45 am]
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