Low Enriched Uranium From France: Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review, 7426-7427 [2014-02447]

Download as PDF 7426 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 26 / Friday, February 7, 2014 / Notices Dated: January 29, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Continuation of the Orders International Trade Administration As a result of the determinations by the Department and the USITC that revocation of these antidumping and countervailing duty orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and a countervailable subsidy, and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(c) and section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty orders on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India, Indonesia, the PRC, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine and the continuation of the countervailing duty orders on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India, Indonesia, and Thailand. 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 these 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 reviews of these 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 and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES classified under the item numbers of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) listed in the scope of each order. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders remains dispositive. [A–427–818] Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Indonesia, 66 FR 60192 (December 3, 2001); Notice of the Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China, 66 FR 59561 (November 29, 2001); Notice of Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Taiwan, 66 FR 59563 (November 29, 2001); Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand, 66 FR 59562 (November 29, 2001); Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Ukraine, 66 FR 59559 (November 29, 2001); Notice of Amended Final Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain HotRolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India and Indonesia, 66 FR 60198 (December 3, 2001); and Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Certain HotRolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand, 66 FR 60197 (December 3, 2001). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:17 Feb 06, 2014 Jkt 232001 [FR Doc. 2014–02696 Filed 2–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Low Enriched Uranium From France: Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3), the Department of Commerce (Department) is initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on low-enriched uranium (LEU) from France with respect to Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas, LLC (GNF–A). DATES: Effective February 7, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston, 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) 482–4261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 13, 2002, the Department published an order on LEU from France.1 The order contains a provision to exclude from the scope LEU owned by a: foreign utility end-user and imported into the United States by or for such end-user solely for purposes of conversion by a U.S. fabricator into uranium dioxide (UO2) and/or fabrication into fuel assemblies so long as the uranium dioxide and/or fuel assemblies deemed to incorporate such imported LEU (i) remain in the possession and control of the U.S. fabricator, the foreign end-user, or their designed transporter(s) while in U.S. customs territory, and (ii) are re-exported within eighteen (18) months of entry of the LEU for consumption by the end-user in a nuclear reactor outside the United States. Such entries must be accompanied by the certifications of the importer and end user.2 1 See Notice of Amended Final Determination and Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Low Enriched Uranium From France, 67 FR 6680 (February 13, 2002). 2 See id. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On December 23, 2013, GNF–A requested that the Department initiate a CCR due to earthquakes and other external events which have presented changed circumstances not present at the time of the AD order. GNF–A contends that these changed circumstances have affected GNF–A’s management of imports to maintain compliance with the AD order, and delayed the re-export of subject merchandise. GNF–A requested that the CCR be conducted on an expedited basis, combining the initiation and preliminary results of the review in a single notice under 19 CFR 351.216(e) and 351.221(c)(3)(ii). Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is all low-enriched uranium. Lowenriched uranium is enriched uranium hexafluoride (UF6) with a U235 product assay of less than 20 percent that has not been converted into another chemical form, such as UO2, or fabricated into nuclear fuel assemblies, regardless of the means by which the LEU is produced (including lowenriched uranium produced through the down-blending of highly enriched uranium). Certain merchandise is outside the scope of the order. Specifically, the order does not cover enriched uranium hexafluoride with a U235 assay of 20 percent or greater, also known as highlyenriched uranium. In addition, fabricated low-enriched uranium is not covered by the scope of the order. For purposes of the order, fabricated uranium is defined as enriched uranium dioxide (UO2), whether or not contained in nuclear fuel rods or assemblies. Natural uranium concentrates (U3O8) with a U235 concentration of no greater than 0.711 percent and natural uranium concentrates converted into uranium hexafluoride with a U235 concentration of no greater than 0.711 percent are not covered by the scope of the order. Also excluded from the order is lowenriched uranium owned by a foreign utility end-user and imported into the United States by or for such end-user solely for purposes of conversion by a U.S. fabricator into uranium dioxide (UO2) and/or fabrication into fuel assemblies so long as the uranium dioxide and/or fuel assemblies deemed to incorporate such imported lowenriched uranium (i) remain in the possession and control of the U.S. fabricator, the foreign end-user, or their designed transporter(s) while in U.S. customs territory, and (ii) are reexported within eighteen (18) months of entry of the low-enriched uranium for consumption by the end-user in a E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 26 / Friday, February 7, 2014 / Notices nuclear reactor outside the United States. Such entries must be accompanied by the certifications of the importer and end user. The merchandise subject to this order is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 2844.20.0020. Subject merchandise may also enter under 2844.20.0030, 2844.20.0050, and 2844.40.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this proceeding is dispositive. Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review Pursuant to section 751(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3), the Department is initiating a CCR of the AD order on LEU from France with respect to GNF–A. Based on the information and documentation GNF–A submitted in its December 23, 2013 letter, we find that we have received information which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant initiation of a review. However, the Department finds it necessary to issue a questionnaire for this CCR, as provided for by 19 CFR 351.221(b)(2), and, therefore, the Department will not conduct this CCR on an expedited basis. The Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice of the preliminary results of this CCR, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) and 351.221(c)(3)(i). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(ii), interested parties will have an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results of this CCR. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e), the Department will issue the final results of this CCR not later than 270 days after the date on which this CCR is initiated, or not later than 45 days if all parties agree to the outcome of this CCR. The final results will include the Department’s analysis of issues raised in any written comments. We are issuing and publishing this initiation in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(b)(1). Dated: January 30, 2014. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2014–02447 Filed 2–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:17 Feb 06, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD115 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a two-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England and MidAtlantic fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25– 26, 2014 and will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25, and at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923; telephone: (978) 777–2500 or online at www.doubletree.hilton.com/Danvers. Council Address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465–0492. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25– 26, 2014 The meeting will begin with brief introductions by the Chairman, followed by a discussion of recreational groundfish fishery issues. After the Council considers recommendations from its Recreational Advisory Panel, it will develop recommendations for proactive accountability measures that will apply to Gulf of Maine haddock and Gulf of Maine cod for fishing year 2014. Once this agenda item is completed, the Council will hold an open public comment period during which any interested party may provide brief remarks on issues relevant to Council business, but not listed on the meeting agenda. A report from the Habitat Committee will follow prior to a lunch break and address the development of Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat 2. The Council intent is to review and approve the Draft Environmental Impact Statement associated with this action and identify preferred alternatives. Discussion and PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7427 decision-making on Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat 2 will continue for the remainder the day on Tuesday and through Wednesday February 26. The Council may address any other outstanding business before meeting adjournment on Wednesday. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 4, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–02676 Filed 2–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD112 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Scallop Plan Team (SPT) will meet by conference call in Homer, AK. DATES: The meeting will be held February 25–26, 2014. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 25th and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 26th. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Land’s End Resort, 4786 Homer Spit Road, Harbor Room, Homer, AK 99603. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-427-818]


Low Enriched Uranium From France: Initiation of Changed 
Circumstances Review

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

SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3), the Department 
of Commerce (Department) is initiating a changed circumstances review 
(CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on low-enriched uranium (LEU) 
from France with respect to Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas, LLC (GNF-A).

DATES: Effective February 7, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston, 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-
4261.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 13, 2002, the Department published an order on LEU from 
France.\1\ The order contains a provision to exclude from the scope LEU 
owned by a:
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    \1\ See Notice of Amended Final Determination and Notice of 
Antidumping Duty Order: Low Enriched Uranium From France, 67 FR 6680 
(February 13, 2002).

foreign utility end-user and imported into the United States by or 
for such end-user solely for purposes of conversion by a U.S. 
fabricator into uranium dioxide (UO2) and/or fabrication 
into fuel assemblies so long as the uranium dioxide and/or fuel 
assemblies deemed to incorporate such imported LEU (i) remain in the 
possession and control of the U.S. fabricator, the foreign end-user, 
or their designed transporter(s) while in U.S. customs territory, 
and (ii) are re-exported within eighteen (18) months of entry of the 
LEU for consumption by the end-user in a nuclear reactor outside the 
United States. Such entries must be accompanied by the 
certifications of the importer and end user.\2\
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    \2\ See id.

    On December 23, 2013, GNF-A requested that the Department initiate 
a CCR due to earthquakes and other external events which have presented 
changed circumstances not present at the time of the AD order. GNF-A 
contends that these changed circumstances have affected GNF-A's 
management of imports to maintain compliance with the AD order, and 
delayed the re-export of subject merchandise. GNF-A requested that the 
CCR be conducted on an expedited basis, combining the initiation and 
preliminary results of the review in a single notice under 19 CFR 
351.216(e) and 351.221(c)(3)(ii).

Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the order is all low-enriched uranium. Low-
enriched uranium is enriched uranium hexafluoride (UF6) with 
a U\235\ product assay of less than 20 percent that has not been 
converted into another chemical form, such as UO2, or 
fabricated into nuclear fuel assemblies, regardless of the means by 
which the LEU is produced (including low-enriched uranium produced 
through the down-blending of highly enriched uranium).
    Certain merchandise is outside the scope of the order. 
Specifically, the order does not cover enriched uranium hexafluoride 
with a U\235\ assay of 20 percent or greater, also known as highly-
enriched uranium. In addition, fabricated low-enriched uranium is not 
covered by the scope of the order. For purposes of the order, 
fabricated uranium is defined as enriched uranium dioxide 
(UO2), whether or not contained in nuclear fuel rods or 
assemblies. Natural uranium concentrates (U3O8) 
with a U\235\ concentration of no greater than 0.711 percent and 
natural uranium concentrates converted into uranium hexafluoride with a 
U\235\ concentration of no greater than 0.711 percent are not covered 
by the scope of the order.
    Also excluded from the order is low-enriched uranium owned by a 
foreign utility end-user and imported into the United States by or for 
such end-user solely for purposes of conversion by a U.S. fabricator 
into uranium dioxide (UO2) and/or fabrication into fuel 
assemblies so long as the uranium dioxide and/or fuel assemblies deemed 
to incorporate such imported low-enriched uranium (i) remain in the 
possession and control of the U.S. fabricator, the foreign end-user, or 
their designed transporter(s) while in U.S. customs territory, and (ii) 
are re-exported within eighteen (18) months of entry of the low-
enriched uranium for consumption by the end-user in a

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nuclear reactor outside the United States. Such entries must be 
accompanied by the certifications of the importer and end user.
    The merchandise subject to this order is classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 
2844.20.0020. Subject merchandise may also enter under 2844.20.0030, 
2844.20.0050, and 2844.40.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the merchandise subject to this proceeding is dispositive.

Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review

    Pursuant to section 751(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 
351.221(c)(3), the Department is initiating a CCR of the AD order on 
LEU from France with respect to GNF-A. Based on the information and 
documentation GNF-A submitted in its December 23, 2013 letter, we find 
that we have received information which shows changed circumstances 
sufficient to warrant initiation of a review. However, the Department 
finds it necessary to issue a questionnaire for this CCR, as provided 
for by 19 CFR 351.221(b)(2), and, therefore, the Department will not 
conduct this CCR on an expedited basis. The Department will publish in 
the Federal Register a notice of the preliminary results of this CCR, 
in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) and 351.221(c)(3)(i).

Public Comment

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(ii), interested parties will have 
an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results of this CCR. In 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e), the Department will issue the final 
results of this CCR not later than 270 days after the date on which 
this CCR is initiated, or not later than 45 days if all parties agree 
to the outcome of this CCR. The final results will include the 
Department's analysis of issues raised in any written comments.
    We are issuing and publishing this initiation in accordance with 
section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(b)(1).

     Dated: January 30, 2014.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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