Sodium Nitrite From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 69646-69647 [2013-27828]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 69646 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2013 / Notices part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instruments of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as each is intended to be used, that was being manufactured in the United States at the time of its order. Docket Number: 13–017. Applicant: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210. Instrument: Cryo-SEM System with Aquilo Preparation Chamber. Manufacturer: Quorum Technologies, United Kingdom. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 37206–07, June 20, 2013. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instruments of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as this is intended to be used, that was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order. Reasons: The instrument will be fitted to an existing dual beam focused ion beam (FIB) instrument in order to provide a new capability for 3–D imaging and analysis of polymeric materials and biomaterials at cryogenic temperatures below ¥109 degrees Celsius. The required performance characteristics for this instrument are a highly stable, thermally isolated nitrogen gas-cooled stage which attaches to the SEM stage and is capable of reaching a temperature range of +100 to ¥190 degrees Celsius, a separately cooled cold trap with independent temperature control capable of reaching temperatures below ¥190 degrees Celsius, a cryo-preparation, cryotransfer chamber that is directly attached to the SEM, but with the turbomolecular vacuum pumping and advanced gas cooling system mounted remotely, as well as a high vacuum system consisting of a remotely positioned 70L/s turbomolecular pumping system capable of achieving a vacuum of 10¥6 mbar or better in the directly attached cryopreparation, cryotransfer chamber. The instrument will be used for cryo-imaging that will provide new insights in the study of biocompatibility and failure of orthopaedic implants, and also the evaluation of new materials and implant surfaces for tissue engineering applications. The cryo-preparation, cryo-transfer and cryo-imaging capabilities will enable minimally invasive approaches to be used to investigate structures and interfaces in their near-native vitreous state. Docket Number: 13–019. Applicant: California State University Northridge, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Nov 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 Northridge, CA 91330. Instrument: Ultrahigh Vacuum Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscope. Manufacturer: Unisoku Co., Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 37206–07, June 20, 2013. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instruments of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as this is intended to be used, that was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order. Reasons: The instrument will be used to study the electronic and spin-related phenomena (Kondo effect, spin flip, spin injection, etc.) in low dimensional materials including grapheme (one atomic layer of carbon atoms), magnetic materials (transition metals iron, cobalt, nickel and corresponding phthalocyanine molecules), and topological insulators. The techniques to be implemented include depositing magnetic atoms or molecules on grapheme and measuring scanning tunneling spectroscopy of these magnetic impurities on grapheme, growing grapheme on ferromagnetic materials (cobalt, iron) and measuring the spin-polarization of grapheme induced by the ferromagnetic materials, as well measuring the scanning tunneling spectroscopy on topological insulators. The capabilities required for these experiments that this instrument fulfills include a high magnetic field of 8 Tesla, and measurements at low temperature (<5 Kelvin). Docket Number: 13–020. Applicant: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712–1415. Instrument: V-Gait Dual Belt Instrumented Treadmill. Manufacturer: Motek Medial, the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 37206–07, June 20, 2013. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instruments of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as this is intended to be used, that was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order. Reasons: The instrument will be used to identify structure/properties relationships of polymer based solar cells or for the structural analysis of polymer/nanoparticle hybrid materials for the development of high-density storage devices, as well as to study the self-assembly of bio-polymer systems for drug-delivery system development. Docket Number: 13–023. Applicant: Max Planck Florida Institute, Jupiter, FL 33458. Instrument: Quanta 250 FEG SEM (D8421). Manufacturer: FEI Company, Czech Republic. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 37206–07, June 20, 2013. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instruments of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as this is intended to be used, that was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order. Reasons: The instrument will be used for the fabrication of atomic force microscope cantilevers and electron beam deposition. The cantilevers are made from silicon or silicon nitride, with the radius of the tip curvature on the order of nanometers. Electron-beam deposition is a process of decomposing gaseous molecules by electron beam leading to deposition of non-volatile fragments onto a nearby substrate. The electron beam is usually provided by a scanning electron microscope that results in high spatial accuracy (less than one nanometer), and the possibility to produce free-standing, threedimensional structures. The cantilevers are observed by the scanning electron microscope. The chamber of the scanning electron microscope is filled with carbon gases. Then the electron from the scanning microscope focuses on the tip of cantilevers to deposit an amorphous carbon. The instrument needs to work with high beam parking precision (∼1 nanometer) in the environment in which the material deposition is produced in relatively low vacuum. Dated: November 12, 2013. Gregory W. Campbell, Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–27831 Filed 11–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–926] Sodium Nitrite From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: November 20, 2013. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on sodium nitrite from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2013 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith or Myrna Lobo, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5255 or 482–2371, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 1, 2013, the Department initiated the first sunset review of the CVD order on sodium nitrite from the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’).1 The Department received a notice of intent to participate from General Chemical LLC, (‘‘Petitioner’’), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The Department also received an adequate substantive response to the notice of initiation from domestic interested parties, i.e., Petitioner, within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department did not receive submissions from other interested parties. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department is conducting an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the CVD Order. 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, 2013.2 Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 days. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is sodium nitrite in any form, at any purity level. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Decision Memorandum.3 The Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 78 FR 39256 (July 1, 2013); see also Sodium Nitrite from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 73 FR 50595 (August 27, 2008) (‘‘CVD Order’’). 2 See Memorandum for the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government.’’ 3 See ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Sodium Nitrite from the People’s Republic of China,’’ from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Nov 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s centralized electronic service system (‘‘IA ACCESS’’). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and in the Department’s Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. 69647 Dated: November 13, 2013. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–27828 Filed 11–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–965] Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Decision Memorandum. The issues include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy, and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the order was revoked. Drill Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Pursuant to Court Decision AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce SUMMARY: On November 4, 2013, the Final Results of Review United States Court of International Trade (‘‘Court’’ or ‘‘CIT’’) issued its final Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) judgment in Downhole Pipe v. United of the Act, the Department determines States,1 sustaining the Department of that revocation of the CVD order on Commerce’s (Department) Remand sodium nitrite from the PRC would be Results.2 Consistent with the decision of likely to lead to continuation or the United States Court of Appeals for recurrence of countervailable subsidies the Federal Circuit (‘‘Federal Circuit’’) at the following net countervailable in Timken Co., v. United States, 893 subsidy rates: F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (‘‘Timken’’), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Net Manufacturers/exporters/ countervailable Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d producers subsidy rate 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (‘‘Diamond (percent) Sawblades’’), the Department is notifying the public that the final CIT Shanxi Jiaocheng Hongxing judgment in this case is not in harmony Chemical Co., Ltd. (Shanxi Jiaocheng) ........................ 169.01 with the Department’s Final Determination 3 and is amending the Tianjin Soda Plant Tianjin Final Determination with respect to the Port Free Trade Zone Pan surrogate values (‘‘SV’’) for drill pipe Bohai International Trading Co., Ltd. (Tianjin Soda green tubes and the labor wage rate in Plant) ................................. 169.01 the less-than-fair-value investigation. All others .............................. 169.01 DATES: Effective Date: November 14, 2013. This notice also serves as the only FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: reminder to parties subject to Alexander Montoro, AD/CVD administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) Operations, Office V, Enforcement and of their responsibility concerning the Compliance, International Trade return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in 1 Downhole Pipe & Equipment, LP, and DP-Master accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Manufacturing Co., Ltd., v. United States, and VAM Drilling USA, Texas Steel Conversion, Inc., Rotary Timely notification of the return or Drilling Tools, TMK IPSCO, and U.S. Steel Corp., destruction of APO materials or Court No. 1–00081, Slip Op. 13–134 (November 4, conversion to judicial protective orders 2013) (‘‘Downhole Pipe v. United States’’). 2 See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant is hereby requested. Failure to comply to Court Remand: Drill Pipe from the People’s with the regulations and terms of an Republic of China Downhole Pipe & Equip LP, v. APO is a violation which is subject to United States, Court No. 11–00081, Slip op. 12–141 sanction. (CIT 2012), dated May 13, 2013 (‘‘Remand Results’’). The Department is issuing and 3 See Drill Pipe From the People’s Republic of publishing these final results and this China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than notice in accordance with sections Fair Value and Critical Circumstances, 76 FR 1966 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. (January 11, 2011) (‘‘Final Determination’’). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69646-69647]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27828]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-926]


Sodium Nitrite From the People's Republic of China: Final Results 
of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order

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

DATES: Effective Date: November 20, 2013.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') finds that 
revocation of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on sodium nitrite 
from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would be likely to lead 
to the continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith or Myrna Lobo, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-5255 or 482-2371, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 1, 2013, the Department initiated the first sunset review 
of the CVD order on sodium nitrite from the PRC, pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').\1\ The 
Department received a notice of intent to participate from General 
Chemical LLC, (``Petitioner''), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(i). The Department also received an adequate substantive 
response to the notice of initiation from domestic interested parties, 
i.e., Petitioner, within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department did not receive submissions from other 
interested parties. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department is conducting an expedited 
(120-day) sunset review of the CVD Order.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 78 FR 
39256 (July 1, 2013); see also Sodium Nitrite from the People's 
Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 73 FR 50595 (August 
27, 2008) (``CVD Order'').
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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.\2\ Therefore, all 
deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 
days.
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    \2\ See Memorandum for the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Deadlines Affected by 
the Shutdown of the Federal Government.''
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is sodium nitrite in any 
form, at any purity level. A full description of the scope of the order 
is contained in the Decision Memorandum.\3\
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    \3\ See ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results 
of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty 
Order on Sodium Nitrite from the People's Republic of China,'' from 
Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated 
concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (``Decision 
Memorandum'').
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    The Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file 
electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's centralized electronic 
service system (``IA ACCESS''). IA ACCESS is available to registered 
users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and in the Department's Central 
Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 
addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed 
directly on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions 
of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Decision 
Memorandum. The issues include the likelihood of continuation or 
recurrence of a countervailable subsidy, and the net countervailable 
subsidy likely to prevail if the order was revoked.

Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, the Department 
determines that revocation of the CVD order on sodium nitrite from the 
PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
countervailable subsidies at the following net countervailable subsidy 
rates:

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                                                               Net
                                                         countervailable
           Manufacturers/exporters/ producers              subsidy rate
                                                            (percent)
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Shanxi Jiaocheng Hongxing Chemical Co., Ltd. (Shanxi            169.01
 Jiaocheng)............................................
Tianjin Soda Plant Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Pan             169.01
 Bohai International Trading Co., Ltd. (Tianjin Soda
 Plant)................................................
All others.............................................         169.01
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    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``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.
    The Department is issuing and publishing these final results and 
this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) 
of the Act.

    Dated: November 13, 2013.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2013-27828 Filed 11-19-13; 8:45 am]
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