Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review, 49285-49286 [2014-19757]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 20, 2014 / Notices the violation more than two years from the date of this Order. Seventh, Gatewick shall not take any action or make or permit to be made any public statement, directly or indirectly, denying the allegations in the Charging Letter or this Order. The foregoing does not affect Gatewick’s testimonial obligations in any proceeding, nor does it affect its right to take legal or factual positions in civil litigation or other civil proceedings in which the U.S. Department of Commerce is not a party. Eighth, that the Charging Letter, the Settlement Agreement, and this Order shall be made available to the public. Ninth, that this Order shall be served on Gatewick, and shall be published in the Federal Register. This Order, which constitutes the final agency action in this matter, is effective immediately. Issued this 13th day of August 2014. David W. Mills, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2014–19714 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–839] Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) received information sufficient to warrant initiation of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the Republic of Korea. Based upon a request filed by Toray Chemical Korea Inc. (Toray), the Department intends to determine in this review whether Toray is the successor-in-interest of Woongjin Chemical Co., Ltd. (Woongjin), a producer/exporter examined in prior administrative reviews of the order.1 DATES: Effective Date: August 20, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Austin Redington at (202) 482–1664 or Nancy Decker at (202) 482–0196, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, 65 FR 33807 (May 25, 2000) (Order). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Aug 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 25, 2000, the Department published notice of the Order in the Federal Register.2 On July 2, 2014, Toray requested that the Department conduct a changed circumstances review pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.216(b) to determine that it is the successor-ininterest to Woongjin for purposes of the antidumping duty order. We received no comments from other interested parties. Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is certain PSF. Certain PSF is defined as synthetic staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, of polyesters measuring 3.3 decitex (3 denier, inclusive) or more in diameter. This merchandise is cut to lengths varying from one inch (25 mm) to five inches (127 mm). The merchandise subject to the order may be coated, usually with a silicon or other finish, or not coated. PSF is generally used as stuffing in sleeping bags, mattresses, ski jackets, comforters, cushions, pillows, and furniture. Merchandise of less than 3.3 decitex (less than 3 denier) currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 5503.20.00.20 is specifically excluded from the order. Also specifically excluded from the order are PSF of 10 to 18 denier that are cut to lengths of 6 to 8 inches (fibers used in the manufacture of carpeting). In addition, low-melt PSF is excluded from the order. Low-melt PSF is defined as a bi-component fiber with an outer sheath that melts at a significantly lower temperature than its inner core. The merchandise subject to this order is classified in the HTSUS at subheadings 5503.20.00.40 and 5503.20.00.60. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of these orders is dispositive. Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act, the Department will conduct a changed circumstances review upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from, an interested party for a 2 See PO 00000 id. Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49285 review of an antidumping duty order which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the order. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(d), the Department determines that the information submitted by Toray constitutes sufficient evidence to conduct a changed circumstances review of the Order. In a changed circumstances review involving a successor-in-interest determination, the Department typically examines several factors including, but not limited to, changes in: (1) Management; (2) production facilities; (3) supplier relationships; and (4) customer base.3 While no single factor or combination of factors will necessarily be dispositive, the Department generally will consider the new company to be the successor to the predecessor if the resulting operations are essentially the same as those of the predecessor company.4 Thus, if the record demonstrates that, with respect to the production and sale of the subject merchandise, the new company operates as the same business entity as the predecessor company, the Department may assign the new company the cash deposit rate of its predecessor.5 Based on the information provided in its submission, Toray provided sufficient evidence to warrant a review to determine if it is the successor-ininterest to Woongjin. Therefore, pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(d), we are initiating a changed circumstances review. However, the Department finds it is necessary to issue a questionnaire requesting additional information regarding changes in management and information regarding the company’s customer base, as provided for by 19 CFR 351.221(b)(2). For that reason, the Department is not conducting this review on an expedited basis by publishing preliminary results in conjunction with this notice of initiation. The Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice of the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(i). That notice will set forth the factual and legal conclusions 3 See, e.g., Certain Activated Carbon From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review, 74 FR 19934, 19935 (April 30, 2009). 4 See, e.g., Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India, 71 FR 327 (January 4, 2006). 5 See, e.g., Fresh and Chilled Atlantic Salmon From Norway; Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 64 FR 9979, 9980 (March 1, 1999). E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 49286 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 20, 2014 / Notices upon which our preliminary results are based and a description of any action proposed. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(ii), interested parties will have an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results of review. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e), the Department intends to issue the final results of its antidumping duty changed circumstances review not later than 270 days after the date on which the review is initiated. During the course of this changed circumstances review, we will not change the cash deposit requirements for the merchandise subject to review. The cash deposit will only be altered, if warranted, pursuant to the final results of this review. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(l) and 777(i)(l) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b) and 351.221(b)(1). Dated: August 13, 2014. Gary Taverman, Senior Advisor for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2014–19757 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No: CFPB–2014–0020] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) is proposing a new information collection titled, ‘‘Teacher Training Initiative (TTI) Local Education Agencies (LEA) Partnership Application.’’ SUMMARY: Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before October 20, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection, OMB Control Number (see below), and docket number (see above), by any of the following methods: • Electronic: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Aug 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 • Hand Delivery/Courier: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. In general, all comments received will be posted without change to regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or social security numbers, should not be included. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Documentation prepared in support of this information collection request is available at www.regulations.gov (Docket number: CFPB–2014–0020). Requests for additional information should be directed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552, (202) 435–9575, or email: PRA@cfpb.gov. Please do not submit comments to this mailbox. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Teacher Training Initiative (TTI) Local Education Agencies (LEA) Partnership Application. OMB Control Number: 3170–XXXX. Type of Review: New collection (Request for a new OMB control number). Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal governments (Local Education Agencies). Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. Abstract: The Bureau plans to seek Office of Management and Budget approval to collect application information from LEAs interesting in partnering with the Bureau to design and implement a model for training K– 12 teachers to teach and/or incorporate financial education concepts in their curriculum. The goal of the Initiative is to identify ways to improve and sustain youth financial capabilities by training and supporting teachers at the LEAlevel to teach relevant financial concepts. Additional information may be obtained as described in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Request for Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the Bureau’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the methods and the assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 13, 2014. Ashwin Vasan, Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2014–19736 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2014–OS–0121] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by October 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 161 (Wednesday, August 20, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-839]


Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: 
Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) received 
information sufficient to warrant initiation of a changed circumstances 
review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber 
(PSF) from the Republic of Korea. Based upon a request filed by Toray 
Chemical Korea Inc. (Toray), the Department intends to determine in 
this review whether Toray is the successor-in-interest of Woongjin 
Chemical Co., Ltd. (Woongjin), a producer/exporter examined in prior 
administrative reviews of the order.\1\
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    \1\ See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of 
Korea and Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber 
From the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, 65 FR 33807 (May 25, 2000) 
(Order).

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DATES: Effective Date: August 20, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Austin Redington at (202) 482-1664 or 
Nancy Decker at (202) 482-0196, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 25, 2000, the Department published notice of the Order in 
the Federal Register.\2\ On July 2, 2014, Toray requested that the 
Department conduct a changed circumstances review pursuant to section 
751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 
351.216(b) to determine that it is the successor-in-interest to 
Woongjin for purposes of the antidumping duty order. We received no 
comments from other interested parties.
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    \2\ See id.
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the order is certain PSF. Certain PSF is 
defined as synthetic staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise 
processed for spinning, of polyesters measuring 3.3 decitex (3 denier, 
inclusive) or more in diameter. This merchandise is cut to lengths 
varying from one inch (25 mm) to five inches (127 mm). The merchandise 
subject to the order may be coated, usually with a silicon or other 
finish, or not coated. PSF is generally used as stuffing in sleeping 
bags, mattresses, ski jackets, comforters, cushions, pillows, and 
furniture.
    Merchandise of less than 3.3 decitex (less than 3 denier) currently 
classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) at subheading 5503.20.00.20 is specifically excluded from the 
order. Also specifically excluded from the order are PSF of 10 to 18 
denier that are cut to lengths of 6 to 8 inches (fibers used in the 
manufacture of carpeting). In addition, low-melt PSF is excluded from 
the order. Low-melt PSF is defined as a bi-component fiber with an 
outer sheath that melts at a significantly lower temperature than its 
inner core.
    The merchandise subject to this order is classified in the HTSUS at 
subheadings 5503.20.00.40 and 5503.20.00.60. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of these orders is dispositive.

Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review

    Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act, the Department will 
conduct a changed circumstances review upon receipt of information 
concerning, or a request from, an interested party for a review of an 
antidumping duty order which shows changed circumstances sufficient to 
warrant a review of the order. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(d), 
the Department determines that the information submitted by Toray 
constitutes sufficient evidence to conduct a changed circumstances 
review of the Order.
    In a changed circumstances review involving a successor-in-interest 
determination, the Department typically examines several factors 
including, but not limited to, changes in: (1) Management; (2) 
production facilities; (3) supplier relationships; and (4) customer 
base.\3\ While no single factor or combination of factors will 
necessarily be dispositive, the Department generally will consider the 
new company to be the successor to the predecessor if the resulting 
operations are essentially the same as those of the predecessor 
company.\4\ Thus, if the record demonstrates that, with respect to the 
production and sale of the subject merchandise, the new company 
operates as the same business entity as the predecessor company, the 
Department may assign the new company the cash deposit rate of its 
predecessor.\5\
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    \3\ See, e.g., Certain Activated Carbon From the People's 
Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances 
Review, 74 FR 19934, 19935 (April 30, 2009).
    \4\ See, e.g., Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed 
Circumstances Review: Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from 
India, 71 FR 327 (January 4, 2006).
    \5\ See, e.g., Fresh and Chilled Atlantic Salmon From Norway; 
Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, 64 FR 9979, 9980 (March 1, 1999).
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    Based on the information provided in its submission, Toray provided 
sufficient evidence to warrant a review to determine if it is the 
successor-in-interest to Woongjin. Therefore, pursuant to section 
751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(d), we are initiating a changed 
circumstances review. However, the Department finds it is necessary to 
issue a questionnaire requesting additional information regarding 
changes in management and information regarding the company's customer 
base, as provided for by 19 CFR 351.221(b)(2). For that reason, the 
Department is not conducting this review on an expedited basis by 
publishing preliminary results in conjunction with this notice of 
initiation. The Department will publish in the Federal Register a 
notice of the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review 
in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(i). 
That notice will set forth the factual and legal conclusions

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upon which our preliminary results are based and a description of any 
action proposed.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(ii), interested parties will have 
an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results of review. In 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e), the Department intends to issue the 
final results of its antidumping duty changed circumstances review not 
later than 270 days after the date on which the review is initiated.
    During the course of this changed circumstances review, we will not 
change the cash deposit requirements for the merchandise subject to 
review. The cash deposit will only be altered, if warranted, pursuant 
to the final results of this review.
    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(l) and 
777(i)(l) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b) and 351.221(b)(1).

    Dated: August 13, 2014.
Gary Taverman,
Senior Advisor for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
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