Low Enriched Uranium from France: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 64364-64365 [2014-25747]

Download as PDF 64364 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 209 / Wednesday, October 29, 2014 / Notices Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–11, Section 22.1, all agency budgetary materials and data are considered confidential prior to the President submitting a budget to Congress. In accordance with section 22.5 of Circular A–11, the BBG has determined that its meeting should be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), will be made available to the public. The publicly-releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency’s public Web site. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Persons interested in obtaining more information should contact Oanh Tran at (202) 203–4545. Oanh Tran, Director of Board Operations. [FR Doc. 2014–25841 Filed 10–27–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8610–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–427–818] Low Enriched Uranium from France: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that changed circumstances exist which affected the ability of Global Nuclear Fuel—Americas, LLC (GNF–A) to manage its inventory and comply with the 18-month re-export requirement provided for in the exclusion from the scope of the order. Specifically, the Department finds that certain past entries by GNF–A of low enriched uranium (LEU) from France satisfy the conditions for exclusion from the order, and that GNF–A will be allowed to make certain future entries of LEU under the provision for exclusion from the scope of the order. DATES: Effective Date: October 29, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Oct 28, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 October 2, 2014, the Department published the Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review of Low Enriched Uranium from France.1 No parties commented on these preliminary results. 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 1 See Low Enriched Uranium From France: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 79 FR 59475 (October 2, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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. Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review Because there were no comments on the preliminary results, the Department adopts the reasoning and findings of fact in the preliminary results as the final results of the review. 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, which can be found in the proprietary Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review: Analysis of GNF–A Business Proprietary Information.’’ 2 The Department finds that certain past entries by GNF–A of LEU from France satisfy the conditions for exclusion from the order, and that GNF–A will be allowed to make certain future entries of LEU under the provision for exclusion from the scope of the order. Instructions to CBP 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. 2 See Memorandum to 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. E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 209 / Wednesday, October 29, 2014 / Notices Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice is the only reminder to parties subject to the administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties 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: October 22, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–25747 Filed 10–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–423–808] Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012– 2013 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: October 29, 2014. SUMMARY: On June 25, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty administrative review on stainless steel plate in coils (steel plate) from Belgium.1 This review covers one manufacturer/exporter of the subject merchandise: Aperam Stainless Belgium N.V. (ASB). The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2012, through April 30, 2013. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we determine that ASB made sales at less than normal value. For the final weighted-average dumping margin, see the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolanta Lawska at 202–482–8362; AD/ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 See Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012–2013, 79 FR 36001 (June 25, 2014) (Preliminary Results). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Oct 28, 2014 Jkt 235001 CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 25, 2014, the Department published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On July 25, 2014, the Department received case briefs from ASB and the Petitioners.2 On July 31, 2014, ASB submitted a request for an extension of time to submit its rebuttal brief.3 On August 4, 2014, ASB submitted its rebuttal brief. However, on August 5, 2014, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.302(c) (2012), the Department found ASB’s July 31, 2014, extension request untimely, and thus denied ASB’s request for an extension of time to submit a rebuttal brief.4 Consequently, on the same day, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.104(a)(2)(iii) and 19 CFR 351.302(d), the Department rejected and removed ASB’s untimely filed rebuttal brief from the record.5 In response, on August 5, 2014, ASB urged the Department to reconsider its decision.6 In the event that the Department chose not to allow the submission of ASB’s rebuttal brief, ASB urged for Petitioners’ case brief to be rejected and removed from the record since Petitioners failed to properly serve ASB with its case brief on July 25, 2014.7 On August 8 and 13, 2014, ASB reiterated its request to strike Petitioners’ case brief.8 In their letters, dated August 7, 12, and 14, 2014, Petitioners stated that they properly served ASB with their case brief, and therefore, there was no basis to reject it.9 On August 15, 2014, the Department rejected ASB’s multiple requests to strike Petitioners’ case and refused to 2 Petitioners are Allegheny Ludlum Corporation, North American Stainless, United Auto Workers Local 3303, Zanesville Armco Independent Organization, and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (AFL–CIO/CLC). 3 See ASB’s letter dated July 31, 2014. 4 See the Department’s Letter to ASB dated August 5, 2014, Re: Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Stainless Steel Plate from Coils from Belgium. 5 See the Department’s Letter dated August 5, 2014, Re: Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium. 6 See ASB’s letter dated August 5, 2014. 7 See id. at 3. 8 See ASB’s letters dated August 8 and 13, 2014. 9 See Petitioners’ letters dated August 7, 12, and 14, 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64365 reconsider its decision to reject ASB’s rebuttal brief.10 No party requested a hearing. Scope of the Order The product covered by the Order is certain stainless steel plate in coils. Stainless steel is alloy steel containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements. The subject plate products are flat-rolled products, 254 mm or over in width and 4.75 mm or more in thickness, in coils, and annealed or otherwise heat treated and pickled or otherwise descaled.11 The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable in the harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings: 7219.11.00.30, 7219.11.00.60, 7219.12.00.02, 7219.12.00.05, 7219.12.00.06, 7219.12.00.20, 7219.12.00.21, 7219.12.00.25, 7219.12.00.26, 7219.12.00.50, 7219.12.00.51, 7219.12.00.55, 7219.12.00.56, 7219.12.00.65, 7219.12.00.66, 7219.12.00.70, 7219.12.00.71, 7219.12.00.80, 7219.12.00.81, 7219.31.00.10, 7219.90.00.10, 7219.90.00.20, 7219.90.00.25, 7219.90.00.60, 7219.90.00.80, 7220.11.00.00, 7220.20.10.10, 7220.20.10.15, 7220.20.10.60, 7220.20.10.80, 7220.20.60.05, 7220.20.60.10, 7220.20.60.15, 7220.20.60.60, 7220.20.60.80, 7220.90.00.10, 7220.90.00.15, and 7220.90.00.60. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case briefs by the parties to this administrative review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. For reasons described above, we did not accept ASB’s rebuttal brief. Petitioners did not submit a rebuttal brief. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file in the Central Records Unit (CRU), room 7046 of the main 10 See the Department’s Letter dated August 15, 2014, Subject: Rejection of Request to Strike Petitioner’s Case Brief and to Reconsider Extending the Due Date for Filing Rebuttal. 11 For a full description of the scope of the order, see the Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, titled ‘‘Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium: Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012–2013,’’ (Final Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice. E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-427-818]


Low Enriched Uranium from France: Final Results of Changed 
Circumstances Review

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that 
changed circumstances exist which affected the ability of Global 
Nuclear Fuel--Americas, LLC (GNF-A) to manage its inventory and comply 
with the 18-month re-export requirement provided for in the exclusion 
from the scope of the order. Specifically, the Department finds that 
certain past entries by GNF-A of low enriched uranium (LEU) from France 
satisfy the conditions for exclusion from the order, and that GNF-A 
will be allowed to make certain future entries of LEU under the 
provision for exclusion from the scope of the order.

DATES: Effective Date: October 29, 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 October 2, 2014, the Department published the Preliminary 
Results of Changed Circumstances Review of Low Enriched Uranium from 
France.\1\ No parties commented on these preliminary results.
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    \1\ See Low Enriched Uranium From France: Preliminary Results of 
Changed Circumstances Review, 79 FR 59475 (October 2, 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 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.

Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review

    Because there were no comments on the preliminary results, the 
Department adopts the reasoning and findings of fact in the preliminary 
results as the final results of the review. 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, which can be found in the 
proprietary Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, ``Preliminary Results of Changed 
Circumstances Review: Analysis of GNF-A Business Proprietary 
Information.'' \2\ The Department finds that certain past entries by 
GNF-A of LEU from France satisfy the conditions for exclusion from the 
order, and that GNF-A will be allowed to make certain future entries of 
LEU under the provision for exclusion from the scope of the order.
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    \2\ See Memorandum to 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.
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Instructions to CBP

    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.

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Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice is the only reminder to parties subject to the 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under the APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely 
written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    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: October 22, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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