Low Enriched Uranium From France: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 59475-59476 [2014-23556]

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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 Cortez-Salgado 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 September 11, 2023. V. In accordance with part 756 of the Regulations, Cortez-Salgado 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 Cortez-Salgado. This Order shall be published in the Federal Register. Issued this day of September 25, 2014. Karen H. Nies-Vogel, Acting Director, Office of Exporter Services. [FR Doc. 2014–23459 Filed 10–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [A–427–818] Low Enriched Uranium From France: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Oct 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 conducting 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). The Department preliminarily determines that changed circumstances exist which have affected the ability of GNF–A to manage its inventory and re-exports of LEU in compliance with the AD order. Furthermore, we preliminarily determine that these changed circumstances warrant: (1) authorizing GNF–A to make certain entries of LEU from France under the provision in the scope that excludes LEU from the AD order when it enters solely for purposes of fabrication into fuel rods and reexportation to a third country customer; and (2) determining that certain entries of LEU by GNF–A have satisfied the conditions for exclusion from the AD order. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: October 2, 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: SUMMARY: Background On February 13, 2002, the Department published an AD order on LEU from France.1 The scope of 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 On December 23, 2013, GNF–A submitted a request that the Department 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 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59475 initiate a CCR to determine that changed circumstances (the Tohoku earthquake and other external events in Japan) exist which have affected GNF–A’s ability to manage its inventory and comply with the 18-month re-export provision of the scope. GNF–A further requested that this review be conducted on an expedited basis, combining the initiation and preliminary results in a single notice. On February 7, 2014, the Department published the initiation of the CCR on a non-expedited basis.3 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 3 See Low Enriched Uranium From France: Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review, 79 FR 7462 (February 7, 2014). E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 59476 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 191 / Thursday, October 2, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with 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. Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review Based on the Department’s analysis of the information provided by GNF–A with its request for CCR, and in its August 1 and 15, 2014 responses to the Department’s July 11, 2014 questionnaire and July 15, 2014 questionnaire revision, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.216, we preliminarily determine that changed circumstances (earthquakes and other external events) exist which have affected GNF–A’s ability to manage it inventory and comply with the 18-month re-export requirement. As such, it is appropriate for the Department to allow GNF–A to make certain future entries of LEU under the provision for exclusion from the scope of the order and to find that certain past entries by GNF–A of LEU from France satisfy the conditions for exclusion from the order. Because the Department’s full analysis of the details of GNF–A’s request for CCR and the information provided by GNF–A in its questionnaire response requires a discussion of business proprietary information, the full analysis can be found in the proprietary Memorandum for Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review: Analysis of GNF–A Business Proprietary Information,’’ available on Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS) (http://iaacess.trade.gov) to parties who have been granted access to business proprietary information under Administrative Protective Order. A public version of this memorandum is also available on IA ACCESS, and it is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit of the main Commerce Building, room 7046. In addition, a complete public version of this memorandum is accessible on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/index.html. The Department will issue revised certifications and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Oct 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection regarding GNF–A’s compliance with the 18-month re-export requirement. Notification Regarding Revised Entry Requirements The Department recently revised the entry requirements for LEU from France. The Department determined that it is appropriate to suspend liquidation for shipments of LEU from France that may be conditionally excluded from the scope of the AD order. Such entries will be suspended and cash deposits of estimated AD duties will be required, at a rate of zero percent ad valorem.4 Public Comment Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). Case briefs from interested parties may be submitted not later than seven days after the date of the announcement of these preliminary results. Rebuttal briefs, limited to the issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the submission of case briefs. Any interested party may request a hearing within seven days of the announcement of these preliminary results. Any hearing, if requested, will be held no later than 15 days after the date of publication of this notice, or the first business day thereafter. Persons interested in attending the hearing, if one is requested, should contact the Department for the location, date and time of the hearing. All written comments shall be submitted in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303. Parties are reminded that as of August 5, 2011, with certain, limited exceptions, all submissions for all proceedings must be filed electronically using IA ACCESS.5 An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, IA ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the day of the deadline. The Department intends to issue the final results of this CCR no later than October 27, 2014. This date may not be extended. The final results will include the Department’s analysis of issues raised in any written comments. We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results and notice in 4 See ‘‘Low-Enriched Uranium from France: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012–2013,’’ dated September 22, 2014, unpublished as of the date of these preliminary results. This document is accessible on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. 5 For additional information on IA ACCESS, visit https://iaaccess.trade.gov/help.aspx. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) and (2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216. Dated: September 25, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–23556 Filed 10–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–552–801] Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2013–2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: October 2, 2014. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) received a timely request for a new shipper review (‘‘NSR’’) of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on certain frozen fish fillets (‘‘fish fillets’’) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (‘‘Vietnam’’). The Department determines that the request meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (‘‘POR’’) for this NSR is August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexander Montoro, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–0238. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The AD order on fish fillets from Vietnam was published in the Federal Register on August 12, 2003.1 On September 2, 2014, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.214(b), the Department received an NSR request from BASA Joint Stock Company (‘‘BASACO’’).2 BASACO certified that it is a producer and exporter of the subject merchandise and that it exported, or has sold for export, 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 68 FR 47909 (August 12, 2003). 2 See Letter from BASACO, ‘‘Request for New Shipper Review: Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam—8/1/13–7/31/ 14,’’ dated September 2, 2014. E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-427-818]


Low Enriched Uranium From France: Preliminary Results of Changed 
Circumstances Review

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, 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 conducting 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). 
The Department preliminarily determines that changed circumstances 
exist which have affected the ability of GNF-A to manage its inventory 
and re-exports of LEU in compliance with the AD order. Furthermore, we 
preliminarily determine that these changed circumstances warrant: (1) 
authorizing GNF-A to make certain entries of LEU from France under the 
provision in the scope that excludes LEU from the AD order when it 
enters solely for purposes of fabrication into fuel rods and re-
exportation to a third country customer; and (2) determining that 
certain entries of LEU by GNF-A have satisfied the conditions for 
exclusion from the AD order. We invite interested parties to comment on 
these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective Date: October 2, 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 AD order on LEU 
from France.\1\ The scope of 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\ Id.

    On December 23, 2013, GNF-A submitted a request that the Department 
initiate a CCR to determine that changed circumstances (the Tohoku 
earthquake and other external events in Japan) exist which have 
affected GNF-A's ability to manage its inventory and comply with the 
18-month re-export provision of the scope. GNF-A further requested that 
this review be conducted on an expedited basis, combining the 
initiation and preliminary results in a single notice. On February 7, 
2014, the Department published the initiation of the CCR on a non-
expedited basis.\3\
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    \3\ See Low Enriched Uranium From France: Initiation of Changed 
Circumstances Review, 79 FR 7462 (February 7, 2014).
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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.

Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review

    Based on the Department's analysis of the information provided by 
GNF-A with its request for CCR, and in its August 1 and 15, 2014 
responses to the Department's July 11, 2014 questionnaire and July 15, 
2014 questionnaire revision, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.216, we 
preliminarily determine that changed circumstances (earthquakes and 
other external events) exist which have affected GNF-A's ability to 
manage it inventory and comply with the 18-month re-export requirement. 
As such, it is appropriate for the Department to allow GNF-A to make 
certain future entries of LEU under the provision for exclusion from 
the scope of the order and to find that certain past entries by GNF-A 
of LEU from France satisfy the conditions for exclusion from the order. 
Because the Department's full analysis of the details of GNF-A's 
request for CCR and the information provided by GNF-A in its 
questionnaire response requires a discussion of business proprietary 
information, the full analysis can be found in the proprietary 
Memorandum for Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, ``Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review: 
Analysis of GNF-A Business Proprietary Information,'' available on 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS) (http://iaacess.trade.gov) to parties who have been granted access to business 
proprietary information under Administrative Protective Order. A public 
version of this memorandum is also available on IA ACCESS, and it is 
available to all parties in the Central Records Unit of the main 
Commerce Building, room 7046. In addition, a complete public version of 
this memorandum is accessible on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The Department will issue revised 
certifications and instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
regarding GNF-A's compliance with the 18-month re-export requirement.

Notification Regarding Revised Entry Requirements

    The Department recently revised the entry requirements for LEU from 
France. The Department determined that it is appropriate to suspend 
liquidation for shipments of LEU from France that may be conditionally 
excluded from the scope of the AD order. Such entries will be suspended 
and cash deposits of estimated AD duties will be required, at a rate of 
zero percent ad valorem.\4\
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    \4\ See ``Low-Enriched Uranium from France: Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013,'' dated September 
22, 2014, unpublished as of the date of these preliminary results. 
This document is accessible on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html.
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Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary 
results in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). Case briefs from 
interested parties may be submitted not later than seven days after the 
date of the announcement of these preliminary results. Rebuttal briefs, 
limited to the issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later 
than five days after the submission of case briefs. Any interested 
party may request a hearing within seven days of the announcement of 
these preliminary results. Any hearing, if requested, will be held no 
later than 15 days after the date of publication of this notice, or the 
first business day thereafter. Persons interested in attending the 
hearing, if one is requested, should contact the Department for the 
location, date and time of the hearing.
    All written comments shall be submitted in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.303. Parties are reminded that as of August 5, 2011, with certain, 
limited exceptions, all submissions for all proceedings must be filed 
electronically using IA ACCESS.\5\ An electronically filed document 
must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department's 
electronic records system, IA ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 
the day of the deadline.
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    \5\ For additional information on IA ACCESS, visit https://iaaccess.trade.gov/help.aspx.
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    The Department intends to issue the final results of this CCR no 
later than October 27, 2014. This date may not be extended. The final 
results will include the Department's analysis of issues raised in any 
written comments.
    We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results and notice 
in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) and (2) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.216.

    Dated: September 25, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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