Sodium Nitrite From Germany and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 69368-69369 [2013-27719]

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Saunders, Associate Director for Management Resources Dated: November 8, 2013. Denise A. Yaag, Director, Office of Executive Resources. [FR Doc. 2013–27522 Filed 11–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–BS–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–925; A–428–841] Sodium Nitrite From Germany and the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated the first sunset reviews of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). Based on the notice of intent to participate and adequate substantive response filed by the domestic interested party, and the lack of response from any respondent interested party, the Department AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of these AD orders, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the AD orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Reviews’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective: November 19, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lori Apodaca or Howard Smith, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4551 or (202) 482– 5193, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 27, 2008, the Department published the AD orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and the PRC.1 On July 1, 2013, the Department published the notice of initiation of the first sunset reviews of the AD orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.2 On July 11, 2013 and July 12, 2013, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1), the Department received timely and complete notices of intent to participate in the sunset reviews for both orders from General Chemical LLC, a domestic producer of sodium nitrite. On July 30, 2013, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3), General Chemical LLC filed a timely and adequate substantive response for both orders. The Department did not receive substantive responses from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of the AD orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and the PRC. As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013.3 Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended 1 See Sodium Nitrite from the Federal Republic of Germany and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 73 FR 50593 (August 27, 2008). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 78 FR 39256 (July 1, 2013). 3 See Memorandum for the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government’’ (October 18, 2013). E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2013 / Notices by 16 days. The revised deadline for the final results of this sunset review is now November 14, 2013. Scope of the Orders The merchandise subject to these orders is sodium nitrite in any form, at any purity level. In addition, the sodium nitrite covered by these orders may or may not contain an anti-caking agent. Examples of names commonly used to reference sodium nitrite are nitrous acid, sodium salt, anti-rust, diazotizing salts, erinitrit, and filmerine. The chemical composition of sodium nitrite is NaNO2 and it is generally classified under subheading 2834.10.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The American Chemical Society Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) has assigned the name ‘‘sodium nitrite’’ to sodium nitrite. The CAS registry number is 7632–00–0. While the HTSUS subheading, CAS registry number, and CAS name are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in these sunset reviews is provided in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. See ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Sodium Nitrite from the Germany and the People’s Republic of China,’’ from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘I&D Memorandum’’). The issues discussed in the I&D Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail if the orders are revoked. The I&D Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’). Access to IA ACCESS is available in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the I&D Memorandum can be accessed at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed I&D Memorandum and the electronic versions of the I&D Memorandum are identical in content. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Nov 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 69369 Final Results of Sunset Reviews of China (PRC). The Department finds that revocation of this countervailing The Department determines that duty (CVD) order would be likely to revocation of the AD orders on sodium lead to the continuation or recurrence of nitrite from Germany and the PRC net countervailable subsidies at the rates would be likely to lead to continuation in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section or recurrence of dumping, with the of this notice. following dumping margin magnitudes FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni likely to prevail: Page, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Weighted-average Enforcement and Compliance, Exporter/producer percentage margin International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th PRC: Street and Constitution Avenue NW., PRC-Wide Entity ......... 190.74 Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) Germany: 482–1398. BASF AG .................... 237.00 All Others .................... 150.82 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: November 12, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–27719 Filed 11–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–917] Laminated Woven Sacks From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: November 19, 2013. SUMMARY: On July 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty order on laminated woven sacks from the People’s Republic AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background The CVD order on laminated woven sacks from the PRC was published on August 7, 2008.1 On July 1, 2013, the Department initiated a sunset review of the order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 The Department received notices of intent to participate from Coating Excellence International, LLC, Exopack Holding Corp., Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Hood Packaging Corporation, Polytex Fibers Corporation, and SeaTac Packaging Manufacturing Corporation (collectively, the Laminated Woven Sacks Committee or ‘‘the Committee’’) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The Department received an adequate substantive response to the notice of initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department received no substantive responses from the Government of the PRC (GOC) or any Chinese producers or exporters. 19 CFR 351.218 (e)(1)(ii)(A) states that the Department will normally conclude that respondent interested parties have provided adequate response to a notice of initiation where it receives complete substantive responses from respondent interested parties accounting on average for more than 50 percent, on a volume basis (or a value basis, if appropriate), of the total exports of the subject merchandise to the United States over the five calendar years preceding the year of publication of the notice of initiation. Moreover, in a sunset review of a CVD order, the Department will normally conduct a full review only if it receives adequate responses from domestic and respondent interested parties and a complete substantive 1 See Laminated Woven Sacks From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 73 FR 45955 (August 7, 2008). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 78 FR 39256 (July 1, 2013). E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-925; A-428-841]


Sodium Nitrite From Germany and the People's Republic of China: 
Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping 
Duty Orders

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: On July 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated the first sunset reviews of the antidumping 
duty (``AD'') orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). Based on the notice of intent to 
participate and adequate substantive response filed by the domestic 
interested party, and the lack of response from any respondent 
interested party, the Department conducted expedited (120-day) sunset 
reviews of these AD orders, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of these sunset 
reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the AD orders would 
likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels 
indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this 
notice.

DATES: Effective: November 19, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lori Apodaca or Howard Smith, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 4, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4551 or (202) 482-5193, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 27, 2008, the Department published the AD orders on 
sodium nitrite from Germany and the PRC.\1\ On July 1, 2013, the 
Department published the notice of initiation of the first sunset 
reviews of the AD orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and the PRC, 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.\2\ On July 11, 2013 and July 12, 
2013, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1), the Department received timely 
and complete notices of intent to participate in the sunset reviews for 
both orders from General Chemical LLC, a domestic producer of sodium 
nitrite. On July 30, 2013, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3), General 
Chemical LLC filed a timely and adequate substantive response for both 
orders. The Department did not receive substantive responses from any 
respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the 
Department conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of the AD 
orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and the PRC.
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    \1\ See Sodium Nitrite from the Federal Republic of Germany and 
the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 73 FR 50593 
(August 27, 2008).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 78 FR 39256 
(July 1, 2013).
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    As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion 
to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal 
Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013.\3\ Therefore, all 
deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended

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by 16 days. The revised deadline for the final results of this sunset 
review is now November 14, 2013.
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    \3\ See Memorandum for the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Deadlines Affected by 
the Shutdown of the Federal Government'' (October 18, 2013).
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Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise subject to these orders is sodium nitrite in any 
form, at any purity level. In addition, the sodium nitrite covered by 
these orders may or may not contain an anti-caking agent. Examples of 
names commonly used to reference sodium nitrite are nitrous acid, 
sodium salt, anti-rust, diazotizing salts, erinitrit, and filmerine. 
The chemical composition of sodium nitrite is NaNO2 and it is generally 
classified under subheading 2834.10.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The American Chemical Society 
Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) has assigned the name ``sodium 
nitrite'' to sodium nitrite. The CAS registry number is 7632-00-0.
    While the HTSUS subheading, CAS registry number, and CAS name are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the scope of these orders is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    A complete discussion of all issues raised in these sunset reviews 
is provided in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which 
is hereby adopted by this notice. See ``Issues and Decision Memorandum 
for the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders 
on Sodium Nitrite from the Germany and the People's Republic of 
China,'' from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently 
with this notice (``I&D Memorandum''). The issues discussed in the I&D 
Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of 
dumping and the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail if 
the orders are revoked. The I&D Memorandum is a public document and is 
on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (``IA 
ACCESS''). Access to IA ACCESS is available in the Central Records 
Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 
addition, a complete version of the I&D Memorandum can be accessed at 
http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed I&D Memorandum and the electronic 
versions of the I&D Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Sunset Reviews

    The Department determines that revocation of the AD orders on 
sodium nitrite from Germany and the PRC would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping, with the following dumping 
margin magnitudes likely to prevail:

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                                                        Weighted-average
                  Exporter/producer                    percentage margin
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PRC:
  PRC-Wide Entity....................................             190.74
Germany:
  BASF AG............................................             237.00
  All Others.........................................             150.82
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Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which 
is subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218.

    Dated: November 12, 2013.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2013-27719 Filed 11-18-13; 8:45 am]
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