Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Countervailing Duty Order, 17134-17135 [2014-06857]

Download as PDF 17134 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 59 / Thursday, March 27, 2014 / Notices including Section 400.13, and further subject to FTZ 221’s pre-existing activation limit. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–100–2013] Foreign-Trade Zone 20—Suffolk, Virginia, Authorization of Production Activity, Grandwatt Electric Corporation, (Portable Light Towers and Generator Sets), Suffolk, Virginia On November 21, 2013, the Virginia Port Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 20, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board on behalf of Grandwatt Electric Corporation in Suffolk, Virginia. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (78 FR 72861–72862, 12–4–2013). The FTZ Board has determined that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification is authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: March 21, 2014. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–06855 Filed 3–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–5–2014] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Approval of Subzone Status, Apple Inc./GT Advanced Technologies Inc., Mesa, Arizona On January 14, 2014, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board docketed an application submitted by the City of Mesa, grantee of FTZ 221, requesting subzone status subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 221, on behalf of Apple Inc./GT Advanced Technologies Inc., in Mesa, Arizona. The application was processed in accordance with the FTZ Act and Regulations, including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (79 FR 3778, 01/23/2014). The FTZ staff examiner reviewed the application and determined that it meets the criteria for approval. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the FTZ Board Executive Secretary (15 CFR 400.36(f)), the application to establish Subzone 221A is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Mar 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: March 19, 2014. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–06841 Filed 3–26–14; 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: Continuation of Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC) that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on laminated woven sacks from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the CVD order. DATES: Effective Date: March 27, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Page or Jacqueline Arrowsmith, 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) 482–1398 and (202) 482–5255, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background 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) 1 and 19 CFR 351.218(c). As a result of its review, the Department determined that revocation of the order on laminated woven sacks from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 78 FR 39256 (July 1, 2013). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 prevail should the order be revoked.2 On March 18, 2014, the ITC published its determination pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act that revocation of the CVD order on laminated woven sacks from the PRC would lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.3 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is laminated woven sacks. Laminated woven sacks are bags or sacks consisting of one or more plies of fabric consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/or woven polyethylene strip, regardless of the width of the strip; with or without an extrusion coating of polypropylene and/ or polyethylene on one or both sides of the fabric; laminated by any method either to an exterior ply of plastic film such as biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) or to an exterior ply of paper that is suitable for high quality print graphics; ‘‘Paper suitable for high quality print graphics,’’ as used herein, means paper having an ISO brightness of 82 or higher and a Sheffield Smoothness of 250 or less. Coated free sheet is an example of a paper suitable for high quality print graphics printed with three colors or more in register; with or without lining; whether or not closed on one end; whether or not in roll form (including sheets, lay-flat tubing, and sleeves); with or without handles; with or without special closing features; not exceeding one kilogram in weight. Laminated woven sacks are typically used for retail packaging of consumer goods such as pet foods and bird seed. Effective July 1, 2007, laminated woven sacks are classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 6305.33.0050 and 6305.33.0080. Laminated woven sacks were previously classifiable under HTSUS subheading 6305.33.0020. If entered with plastic coating on both sides of the fabric consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/or woven polyethylene strip, laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 3923.21.0080, 3923.21.0095, and 3923.29.0000. If entered not closed on one end or in roll form (including sheets, lay-flat tubing, and sleeves), 2 See Laminated Woven Sacks From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 78 FR 69369 (November 19, 2013). 3 See Laminated Woven Sacks From China (Investigation Nos. 701–TA–450 and 731–TA–1122 (Review), 79 FR 15140 (March 18, 2014)). E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 59 / Thursday, March 27, 2014 / Notices laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under other HTSUS subheadings including 3917.39.0050, 3921.90.1100, 3921.90.1500, and 5903.90.2500. If the polypropylene strips and/or polyethylene strips making up the fabric measure more than 5 millimeters in width, laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under other HTSUS subheadings including 4601.99.0500, 4601.99.9000, and 4602.90.000. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), the Department hereby orders the continuation of the CVD duty order on laminated woven sacks from the PRC. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect countervailing duty 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 the order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of the order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of the continuation. The five-year sunset review 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). Dated: March 20, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–06857 Filed 3–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD180 Marine Mammals; File No. 18534 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Mar 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. Notice is hereby given that the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC; Responsible Party, Tara Jones, Ph.D.) 301 Railway Avenue, P.O. Box 1329, Seward, AK 99664, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on captive Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) of the Eastern stock. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before April 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 18534 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the following office: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include File No. 18534 in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The ASLC requests a five-year permit to investigate reproductive physiology of captive adult Steller sea lions and survival, growth, and physiology of captive-bred offspring. The ASLC also proposes to deploy instruments to develop and validate methods for monitoring wild Steller sea lions. Research would be conducted on two adult males, up to six adult females, one pup and up to nine additional offspring SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17135 (up to 18 research animals total), and would include the following activities: mass and morphometric measurements; ultrasound; sedation, and anesthesia; blood sampling and administration of Evan’s blue dye and deuterium oxide; feces, urine, saliva, semen, and milk collection; video/audio recordings; swabs; radiographs; dietary supplements; blubber biopsy; and attachment and proximity to instrumentation. ASLC also requests authorization to transfer to and import from approved facilities up to six Steller sea lions from the Eastern Stock. ASLC requests up to four research-related mortalities over the course of the permit and one naturally caused mortality for each animal. No research would occur on wild populations or affect non- target species. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: March 21, 2014. Perry F. Gayaldo, Acting Deputy, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 59 (Thursday, March 27, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06857]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-917]


Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: 
Continuation of Countervailing Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the 
ITC) that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on 
laminated woven sacks from the People's Republic of China (PRC) would 
likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of net countervailable 
subsidies and material injury to an industry in the United States, the 
Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the CVD order.

DATES: Effective Date: March 27, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Page or Jacqueline Arrowsmith, 
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) 482-1398 and (202) 482-5255, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    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) \1\ and 19 CFR 351.218(c). As a result of its review, the 
Department determined that revocation of the order on laminated woven 
sacks from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of 
net countervailable subsidies and, therefore, notified the ITC of the 
magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the order be 
revoked.\2\ On March 18, 2014, the ITC published its determination 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act that revocation of the CVD order 
on laminated woven sacks from the PRC would lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States 
within a reasonably foreseeable time.\3\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 78 FR 
39256 (July 1, 2013).
    \2\ See Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order, 78 FR 69369 (November 19, 2013).
    \3\ See Laminated Woven Sacks From China (Investigation Nos. 
701-TA-450 and 731-TA-1122 (Review), 79 FR 15140 (March 18, 2014)).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is laminated woven sacks. 
Laminated woven sacks are bags or sacks consisting of one or more plies 
of fabric consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/or woven 
polyethylene strip, regardless of the width of the strip; with or 
without an extrusion coating of polypropylene and/or polyethylene on 
one or both sides of the fabric; laminated by any method either to an 
exterior ply of plastic film such as biaxially-oriented polypropylene 
(BOPP) or to an exterior ply of paper that is suitable for high quality 
print graphics; ``Paper suitable for high quality print graphics,'' as 
used herein, means paper having an ISO brightness of 82 or higher and a 
Sheffield Smoothness of 250 or less. Coated free sheet is an example of 
a paper suitable for high quality print graphics printed with three 
colors or more in register; with or without lining; whether or not 
closed on one end; whether or not in roll form (including sheets, lay-
flat tubing, and sleeves); with or without handles; with or without 
special closing features; not exceeding one kilogram in weight. 
Laminated woven sacks are typically used for retail packaging of 
consumer goods such as pet foods and bird seed.
    Effective July 1, 2007, laminated woven sacks are classifiable 
under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
subheadings 6305.33.0050 and 6305.33.0080. Laminated woven sacks were 
previously classifiable under HTSUS subheading 6305.33.0020. If entered 
with plastic coating on both sides of the fabric consisting of woven 
polypropylene strip and/or woven polyethylene strip, laminated woven 
sacks may be classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 3923.21.0080, 
3923.21.0095, and 3923.29.0000. If entered not closed on one end or in 
roll form (including sheets, lay-flat tubing, and sleeves),

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laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under other HTSUS subheadings 
including 3917.39.0050, 3921.90.1100, 3921.90.1500, and 5903.90.2500.
    If the polypropylene strips and/or polyethylene strips making up 
the fabric measure more than 5 millimeters in width, laminated woven 
sacks may be classifiable under other HTSUS subheadings including 
4601.99.0500, 4601.99.9000, and 4602.90.000. Although HTSUS subheadings 
are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the scope of this order is dispositive.

Continuation of the Order

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of net countervailable subsidies and material injury to an 
industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.218(a), the Department hereby orders the continuation of 
the CVD duty order on laminated woven sacks from the PRC. U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection will continue to collect countervailing duty 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 the 
order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this 
notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.218(c)(2), the Department intends to initiate the next five-
year review of the order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth 
anniversary of the effective date of the continuation.
    The five-year sunset review 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).

    Dated: March 20, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-06857 Filed 3-26-14; 8:45 am]
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