Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 18604 [2015-07976]

Download as PDF 18604 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 66 / Tuesday, April 7, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–943] Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on certain oil country tubular goods (‘‘OCTG’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective: April 7, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cordell or Angelica Townshend, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0408 or (202) 482– 3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background On May 21, 2010, the Department published the AD order on OCTG from the PRC.1 On December 1, 2014, the Department published a notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the AD order on OCTG from the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’).2 On December 3, 2014, Maverick Tube Corporation (‘‘Maverick’’) timely notified the Department of its intent to participate.3 On December 10, 2014, Boomerang Tube (‘‘Boomerang’’), Energex Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group (‘‘Energex Tube’’), EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel (‘‘EVRAZ’’), IPSCO Tubulars, Inc. (‘‘IPSCO’’), Tejas Tubular Products, Inc. (‘‘Tejas Tubular’’), Vallourec Star, L.P. (‘‘Vallourec’’), and Welded Tube USA Inc. (‘‘Welded Tube’’) filed their intent to participate 4 1 See Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 75 FR 28551 (May 21, 2010) (‘‘Amended Final Determination and Order’’). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 79 FR 71091 (December 1, 2014). 3 See Letter to the Department from Maverick, dated December 3, 2014. 4 See Letter to the Department from Boomerang, Energex Tube, EVRAZ, IPSCO, Tejas Tubular, Vallourec, and Welded Tube, dated December 10, 2014. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Apr 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 On December 15, 2014, United States Steel Corporation (‘‘U.S. Steel’’) likewise timely notified the Department of its intent to participate.5 On December 31, 2014, the Department received an adequate substantive response from Boomerang, Energex Tube, EVRAZ, IPSCO, Maverick, Tejas Tubular, U.S. Steel, Vallourec, and Welded Tube within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).6 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 an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the AD order on OCTG from the PRC. Analysis of Comments Received Scope of the Order Administrative Protective Order This order covers OCTG. The Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice, provides a full description of the scope of the order.7 The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System.8 ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘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 order, 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 the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. 5 See Letter to the Department from U.S. Steel, dated December 15, 2014. 6 See Letter from domestic interested parties to the Department, entitled ‘‘Oil Country Tubular Goods from China, First Sunset Review: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated December 31, 2014. 7 See ‘‘Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People’s Republic of China: Issues and Decision Memorandum,’’ from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’). 8 On November 24, 2014, Enforcement and Compliance changed the name of Enforcement and Compliance’s AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS) to AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). The Web site location was changed from http:// iaaccess.trade.gov to http://access.trade.gov. The Final Rule changing the references to the Regulations can be found at 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014). Appendix PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 In the Issues and Decision Memorandum, we have addressed all issues that parties raised in this review. The issues include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail if the Department revoked the order. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to section 752(c)(3) of the Act, the Department determines that revocation of the AD order on OCTG from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted-average margins up to 99.14 percent.9 Dated: March 31, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 4. History of the Order 5. Discussion of the Issues a. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping b. Magnitude of the Margin of Dumping Likely to Prevail 6. Final Results of Sunset Review 7. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–07976 Filed 4–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE CODE 3510–DS–P 9 See Amended Final Determination and Order, 75 FR 28551–28552 (May 21, 2010). E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-943]


Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') finds that 
revocation of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on certain oil 
country tubular goods (``OCTG'') from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC'') would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset 
Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective: April 7, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cordell or Angelica Townshend, 
AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0408 or (202) 482-3019, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 21, 2010, the Department published the AD order on OCTG from 
the PRC.\1\ On December 1, 2014, the Department published a notice of 
initiation of the first sunset review of the AD order on OCTG from the 
PRC, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act'').\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's 
Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 75 FR 28551 (May 21, 2010) 
(``Amended Final Determination and Order'').
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 79 FR 71091 
(December 1, 2014).
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    On December 3, 2014, Maverick Tube Corporation (``Maverick'') 
timely notified the Department of its intent to participate.\3\ On 
December 10, 2014, Boomerang Tube (``Boomerang''), Energex Tube, a 
division of JMC Steel Group (``Energex Tube''), EVRAZ Rocky Mountain 
Steel (``EVRAZ''), IPSCO Tubulars, Inc. (``IPSCO''), Tejas Tubular 
Products, Inc. (``Tejas Tubular''), Vallourec Star, L.P. 
(``Vallourec''), and Welded Tube USA Inc. (``Welded Tube'') filed their 
intent to participate \4\
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    \3\ See Letter to the Department from Maverick, dated December 
3, 2014.
    \4\ See Letter to the Department from Boomerang, Energex Tube, 
EVRAZ, IPSCO, Tejas Tubular, Vallourec, and Welded Tube, dated 
December 10, 2014.
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    On December 15, 2014, United States Steel Corporation (``U.S. 
Steel'') likewise timely notified the Department of its intent to 
participate.\5\ On December 31, 2014, the Department received an 
adequate substantive response from Boomerang, Energex Tube, EVRAZ, 
IPSCO, Maverick, Tejas Tubular, U.S. Steel, Vallourec, and Welded Tube 
within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\6\ 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 an 
expedited (120-day) sunset review of the AD order on OCTG from the PRC.
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    \5\ See Letter to the Department from U.S. Steel, dated December 
15, 2014.
    \6\ See Letter from domestic interested parties to the 
Department, entitled ``Oil Country Tubular Goods from China, First 
Sunset Review: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,'' dated 
December 31, 2014.
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Scope of the Order

    This order covers OCTG. The Issues and Decision Memorandum, which 
is hereby adopted by this notice, provides a full description of the 
scope of the order.\7\
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    \7\ See ``Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty 
Order on Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People's 
Republic of China: Issues and Decision Memorandum,'' from Gary 
Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary 
for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently with this notice 
(``Issues and Decision Memorandum'').
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    The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on 
file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System.\8\ ACCESS is 
available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and to all 
parties in the Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department 
of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The 
signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \8\ On November 24, 2014, Enforcement and Compliance changed the 
name of Enforcement and Compliance's AD and CVD Centralized 
Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS) to AD and CVD Centralized 
Electronic Service System (ACCESS). The Web site location was 
changed from http://iaaccess.trade.gov to http://access.trade.gov. 
The Final Rule changing the references to the Regulations can be 
found at 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    In the Issues and Decision Memorandum, we have addressed all issues 
that parties raised in this review. The issues include the likelihood 
of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the 
dumping margins likely to prevail if the Department revoked the order.

Final Results of Sunset Review

    Pursuant to section 752(c)(3) of the Act, the Department determines 
that revocation of the AD order on OCTG from the PRC would be likely to 
lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted-average 
margins up to 99.14 percent.\9\
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    \9\ See Amended Final Determination and Order, 75 FR 28551-28552 
(May 21, 2010).
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Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``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 order, 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 the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218.

    Dated: March 31, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Scope of the Order
4. History of the Order
5. Discussion of the Issues
a. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping
b. Magnitude of the Margin of Dumping Likely to Prevail
6. Final Results of Sunset Review
7. Recommendation

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