Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 19282-19283 [2015-07979]

Download as PDF 19282 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 69 / Friday, April 10, 2015 / Notices Dated: April 6, 2015. Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–08240 Filed 4–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–944] Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) 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 countervailable subsidies at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective Date: April 10, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Subler, 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; telephone (202) 482–0189. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Scope of the Order On January 20, 2010, the Department published the CVD 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 CVD 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 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 CVD order on OCTG from the PRC. 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 (ACCESS).8 ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and 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. 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 countervailable subsidies and the net countervailable subsidies likely to prevail if the Department revoked the order. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the CVD Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following net countervailable subsidy rates: Net subsidy rate (percent) Exporter/manufacturer mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co. and Jiangsu Changbao Precision Steel Tube Co., Ltd .............................................................. Tianjin Pipe (Group) Co., Tianjin Pipe Iron Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Tianguan Yuantong Pipe Product Co., Ltd., Tianjin Pipe International Economic and Trading Co., Ltd., and TPCO Charging Development Co., Ltd ......................................................... Wuxi Seamless Pipe Co, Ltd., Jiangsu Fanli Steel Pipe Co, Ltd., and Tuoketuo County Mengfeng Special Steel Co., Ltd ............ Zhejiang Jianli Enterprise Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Jianli Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Zhuji Jiansheng Machinery Co., Ltd., and Zhejiang Jianli Industry Group Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................................................... All Others ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 1 See Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 3203 (January 20, 2010) (CVD 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 21:06 Apr 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People’s Republic of China,’’ from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22.87 20.90 25.36 26.19 23.82 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). E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 69 / Friday, April 10, 2015 / Notices 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 orders 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(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: March 31, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 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 a Countervailable Subsidy b. Net Countervailable Subsidy Likely To Prevail 6. Nature of the Subsidies 7. Final Results of Sunset Review 8. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–07979 Filed 4–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD838 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold a meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and the SSC Socio-Economic Panel. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SSC Socio-Economic Panel will meet from 8 a.m. until 12 noon on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The SSC will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2015; from 8:30 a.m. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:09 Apr 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 The following items will be discussed and considered by the SSC Socio-Economic Panel and the SSC during this meeting: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum SUMMARY: to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2015; and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 30, 2015. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel, 4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (800) 503–5762 or (843) 744–4422; fax: (843) 744–4472. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571– 4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@ safmc.net. SSC Socio-Economic Panel Meeting— Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 8 a.m. Until 12 Noon 1. Regulatory Amendment 16 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) addressing modifications to the current seasonal closure and gear modifications for the black sea bass pot fishery 2. Regulatory Amendment 23 to the Snapper Grouper FMP addressing management measures for the commercial golden tilefish fishery 3. The SAFMC System Management Plan for Marine Protected Areas 4. The SAFMC Vision Blueprint outlining a long-term plan for the snapper grouper fishery 5. An update/overview of recent and developing SAFMC actions 6. Administrative issues including term limits for SEP members and upcoming SEP meetings SSC Meeting—Tuesday, April 28— Thursday, April 30, 2015 1. Report from the SSC SocioEconomic Panel 2. Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) calibration and transition efforts 3. 2014 South Atlantic landings and Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) 4. Spiny lobster review panel recommendations 5. Southeast Reef Fish Survey update 6. Geographic range of the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) 32 blueline tilefish assessment 7. SEDAR projects update, and recommendations addressing the SEDAR 41 schedule (South Atlantic red snapper and gray triggerfish), red PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19283 grouper Terms of Reference (TORs), and black grouper approach. 8. Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) headboat data evaluation efforts and assessment program review 9. Review assessment of mutton snapper and provide fishing level recommendations 10. Right whale monitoring and biological opinion approach 11. Regulatory Amendment 16 to the Snapper Grouper FMP 12. Amendment 36 to the Snapper Grouper FMP addressing Spawning Special Management Zones 13. National Marine Fisheries Service stock status determination process 14. Revised hogfish stock projections 15. Use of stock triggers or rumble strips 16. Draft report of the SSC Acceptable Biological Catch Control Rule Workshop of October 2014 17. 2015 National SSC Workshop 18. National Standards revisions 19. SAFMC Visioning Project and Blueprint 20. Oculina Team Evaluation Report 21. SAFMC annual research and monitoring plan 22. Updates and progress reports on other ongoing FMPs and amendments. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Written comment on SSC agenda topics is to be distributed to the Committee through the Council office, similar to all other briefing materials. Written comment to be considered by the SSC shall be provided to the Council office no later than one week prior to an SSC meeting. For this meeting, the deadline for submission of written comment is 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Two opportunities for comment on agenda items will be provided during SSC meetings and noted on the agenda. The first will be at the beginning of the meeting, and the second near the conclusion, when the SSC reviews its recommendations. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 69 (Friday, April 10, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19282-19283]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-07979]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-944]


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

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that 
revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) 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 
countervailable subsidies at the levels indicated in the ``Final 
Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: April 10, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Subler, 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; telephone (202) 482-
0189.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 20, 2010, the Department published the CVD 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 CVD 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 Affirmative Countervailing Duty 
Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 3203 (January 20, 
2010) (CVD 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 CVD 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 ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results 
of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty 
Order on Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People's Republic of 
China,'' 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 (ACCESS).\8\ 
ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and 
in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and 
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 countervailable subsidies and the net 
countervailable subsidies likely to prevail if the Department revoked 
the order.

Final Results of Sunset Review

    Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine 
that revocation of the CVD Order would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the 
following net countervailable subsidy rates:

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                                                            Net subsidy
                  Exporter/manufacturer                        rate
                                                             (percent)
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Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co. and Jiangsu Changbao               22.87
 Precision Steel Tube Co., Ltd..........................
Tianjin Pipe (Group) Co., Tianjin Pipe Iron                        20.90
 Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Tianguan Yuantong Pipe Product
 Co., Ltd., Tianjin Pipe International Economic and
 Trading Co., Ltd., and TPCO Charging Development Co.,
 Ltd....................................................
Wuxi Seamless Pipe Co, Ltd., Jiangsu Fanli Steel Pipe              25.36
 Co, Ltd., and Tuoketuo County Mengfeng Special Steel
 Co., Ltd...............................................
Zhejiang Jianli Enterprise Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Jianli              26.19
 Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Zhuji Jiansheng Machinery Co.,
 Ltd., and Zhejiang Jianli Industry Group Co., Ltd......
All Others..............................................           23.82
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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 orders 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(b), 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 a Countervailable 
Subsidy
    b. Net Countervailable Subsidy Likely To Prevail
6. Nature of the Subsidies
7. Final Results of Sunset Review
8. Recommendation

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