Ferrovanadium From the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 14216-14217 [2014-05528]

Download as PDF 14216 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 49 / Thursday, March 13, 2014 / Notices origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing. III. After notice and opportunity for comment as provided in Section 766.23 of the Regulations, any other person, firm, corporation, or business organization related to Stashynski by affiliation, ownership, control or position of responsibility in the conduct of trade or related services may also be subject to the provisions of this Order if necessary to prevent evasion of the Order. IV. This Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until February 28, 2023. V. In accordance with Part 756 of the Regulations, Stashynski may file an appeal of this Order with the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security. The appeal must be filed within 45 days from the date of this Order and must comply with the provisions of Part 756 of the Regulations. VI. A copy of this Order shall be delivered to the Stashynski. This Order shall be published in the Federal Register. Issued this 4th day of March 2014. Eileen M. Albanese, Acting Director, Office of Exporter Services. [FR Doc. 2014–05486 Filed 3–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–873, A–791–815] Ferrovanadium From the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) finds that revocation TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Ferrovanadium from the Republic of South Africa, 68 FR 4169 (January 28, 2003); see also Notice of Amended Final Antidumping Duty Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Ferrovanadium From the People’s Republic of China, 68 FR 4168 (January 28, 2003). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Mar 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) orders on ferrovanadium from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) and the Republic of South Africa (‘‘South Africa’’) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The magnitudes of the dumping margins likely to prevail are indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Reviews’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: March 13, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lori Apodaca or Howard Smith, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, 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 January 28, 2003, the Department published the AD orders on ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa.1 On November 1, 2013, the Department published the notice of initiation of the second sunset reviews of these AD orders, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.2 On November 15, 2013, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1), the Department received timely and complete notices of intent to participate in the sunset reviews of both orders from Vanadium Producers and Reclaimers Association (‘‘VPRA’’) and VPRA members Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corporation (‘‘Gulf’’), Gulf’s wholly-owned subsidiary Bear Metallurgical Company (‘‘Bear’’), AMG Vanadium, Inc. (‘‘AMGV’’), and Evraz Stratcor, Inc. (‘‘Stratcor’’) (collectively ‘‘Domestic Producers’’). On December 2, 2013, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3), Domestic Producers 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 these AD orders. vanadium that is used chiefly as an additive in the manufacture of steel. The merchandise is commercially and scientifically identified as vanadium. It specifically excludes vanadium additives other than ferrovanadium, such as nitride vanadium, vanadiumaluminum master alloys, vanadium chemicals, vanadium oxides, vanadium waste and scrap, and vanadium-bearing raw materials such as slag, boiler residues and fly ash. Merchandise under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers 2850.00.2000, 8112.40.3000, and 8112.40.6000 are specifically excluded. Ferrovanadium is classified under HTSUS item number 7202.92.00. Although the HTSUS item number is provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the scope of these orders remains 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.3 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://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed I&D Memorandum and the electronic version of the I&D Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Reviews Scope of the Orders The scope of these orders covers all ferrovanadium regardless of grade, chemistry, form, shape, or size. Ferrovanadium is an alloy of iron and The Department determines that revocation of the AD orders on ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, with the following dumping margins likely to prevail: 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 78 FR 65614 (November 1, 2013). 3 See ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Ferrovanadium from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa,’’ 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’’). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 49 / Thursday, March 13, 2014 / Notices 14217 Weightedaverage percentage margin Exporter/producer PRC Pangang Group International Economic & Trading Corporation .................................................................................................... PRC-Wide Entity .............................................................................................................................................................................. 12.97 66.71 South Africa Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation, Ltd. ............................................................................................................................. Xstrata South Africa (Proprietary) Limited ....................................................................................................................................... All Others ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 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 these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: February 28, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–05528 Filed 3–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments This is a decision pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106–36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Mar 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 used, that was being manufactured in the United States at the time of its order. Docket Number: 13–034. Applicant: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Instrument: Diode-Pumped Solid-State Femtosecond Laser. Manufacturer: Light Conversion, Luthuania. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 64916, October 30, 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 non-equilibrium materials processes ranging spatially from the atomic-scale up to micrometers and temporally from femtoseconds to seconds, including thermal transport, energy conversion (e.g., light to heat), crystallization, melting, phase transformations, fracture, and other dynamic events. The unique characteristics of the instrument required for the research objectives include a variable repetition rate from single-shot to 1 MHz controlled with TTL input for external triggering or via computer interface, 0.2 mJ/pulse (<30 kHz), 6 Watts at 1 MHz, collinear output from a harmonics module of fundamental (1030 nm), second harmonic (515 nm), and third harmonic (343 nm) with additional optics for operation at low and high repetition rates. Docket Number: 13–036. Applicant: UChicago Argonne, Lemont, IL 60439. Instrument: High pressure crystal growth furnace with Siemens programmable logic controller. Manufacturer: SCIDRE-Scientific Instruments, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 64916, October 30, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 116.00 116.00 116.00 being manufactured in the United States at the time of order. Reasons: The instrument will be used to create transition metal oxides, including oxides of iron, manganese, copper, cobalt, vanadium, iridium, ruthenium, rhenium, titanium, nickel, and zinc. It will also be used to grow crystals of intermetallic phases, which are nonoxides of these same transition metals, alloyed with lanthanide metals and/or main group metals (e.g., Al, Si, Bi). These materials will be created to understand a variety of physical phenomena including superconductivity, metal-insulator transitions, and magnetism. With the crystals grown on the instrument, a variety of tests will be performed including magnetic measurements, structural determination by x-ray or neutron scattering, and electrical transport. The unique characteristics of this instrument required for the research objectives include operation at pressures of oxygen or inert gases up to 150 atm, measurement of image zone using pyrometric probes, and cleansing of inert gas stream to better than 10 ¥12 ppm oxygen with monitoring during process. Docket Number: 13–037. Applicant: Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA 30912. Instrument: Imaging System/Digital Microscope and Accessories. Manufacturer: Till Photonics, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 64916l, October 30, 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 for fluorescence imaging of cellular organelles and calcium flux, photo-activation and photo-bleaching fluorescent proteins to study cellular organelles (mitochondria) and intracellular ion flux. The unique characteristics of the instrument include E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-873, A-791-815]


Ferrovanadium From the People's Republic of China and the 
Republic of South Africa: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset 
Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of 
Commerce (``the Department'') finds that revocation of the antidumping 
duty (``AD'') orders on ferrovanadium from the People's Republic of 
China (``PRC'') and the Republic of South Africa (``South Africa'') 
would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The 
magnitudes of the dumping margins likely to prevail are indicated in 
the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: March 13, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lori Apodaca or Howard Smith, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office IV, 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 January 28, 2003, the Department published the AD orders on 
ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa.\1\ On November 1, 2013, 
the Department published the notice of initiation of the second sunset 
reviews of these AD orders, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.\2\ 
On November 15, 2013, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1), the Department 
received timely and complete notices of intent to participate in the 
sunset reviews of both orders from Vanadium Producers and Reclaimers 
Association (``VPRA'') and VPRA members Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical 
Corporation (``Gulf''), Gulf's wholly-owned subsidiary Bear 
Metallurgical Company (``Bear''), AMG Vanadium, Inc. (``AMGV''), and 
Evraz Stratcor, Inc. (``Stratcor'') (collectively ``Domestic 
Producers''). On December 2, 2013, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3), 
Domestic Producers 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 these AD 
orders.
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Ferrovanadium from the 
Republic of South Africa, 68 FR 4169 (January 28, 2003); see also 
Notice of Amended Final Antidumping Duty Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Ferrovanadium From 
the People's Republic of China, 68 FR 4168 (January 28, 2003).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 78 FR 65614 
(November 1, 2013).
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Scope of the Orders

    The scope of these orders covers all ferrovanadium regardless of 
grade, chemistry, form, shape, or size. Ferrovanadium is an alloy of 
iron and vanadium that is used chiefly as an additive in the 
manufacture of steel. The merchandise is commercially and 
scientifically identified as vanadium. It specifically excludes 
vanadium additives other than ferrovanadium, such as nitride vanadium, 
vanadium-aluminum master alloys, vanadium chemicals, vanadium oxides, 
vanadium waste and scrap, and vanadium-bearing raw materials such as 
slag, boiler residues and fly ash. Merchandise under the following 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') item 
numbers 2850.00.2000, 8112.40.3000, and 8112.40.6000 are specifically 
excluded. Ferrovanadium is classified under HTSUS item number 
7202.92.00. Although the HTSUS item number is provided for convenience 
and Customs purposes, the Department's written description of the scope 
of these orders remains 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.\3\ 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://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed I&D Memorandum and the 
electronic version of the I&D Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \3\ See ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited 
Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on 
Ferrovanadium from the People's Republic of China and the Republic 
of South Africa,'' 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'').
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Final Results of Sunset Reviews

    The Department determines that revocation of the AD orders on 
ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping, with the following dumping 
margins likely to prevail:

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                                                            Weighted-
                                                             average
                   Exporter/producer                       percentage
                                                             margin
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                                   PRC
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Pangang Group International Economic & Trading                     12.97
 Corporation..........................................
PRC-Wide Entity.......................................             66.71
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                              South Africa
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Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation, Ltd..........            116.00
Xstrata South Africa (Proprietary) Limited............            116.00
All Others............................................            116.00
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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 these results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.218.

    Dated: February 28, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-05528 Filed 3-12-14; 8:45 am]
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