Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012, 41007-41010 [2015-17079]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 134 / Tuesday, July 14, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES symmetrical point, suitable for use in gas-actuated hand tools. Also excluded from the scope of this order are corrugated nails. A corrugated nail is made up of a small strip of corrugated steel with sharp points on one side. Also excluded from the scope of this order are thumb tacks, which are currently classified under HTSUS subheading 7317.00.10.00. Certain steel nails subject to this order are currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.55.02, 7317.00.55.03, 7317.00.55.05, 7317.00.55.07, 7317.00.55.08, 7317.00.55.11, 7317.00.55.18, 7317.00.55.19, 7317.00.55.20, 7317.00.55.30, 7317.00.55.40, 7317.00.55.50, 7317.00.55.60, 7317.00.55.70, 7317.00.55.80, 7317.00.55.90, 7317.00.65.30, 7317.00.65.60 and 7317.00.75.00. Certain steel nails subject to this order also may be classified under HTSUS subheadings 7907.00.60.00, 8206.00.00.00 or other HTSUS subheadings. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Countervailing Duty Order In accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, the ITC has notified the Department of its final determination that the industry in the United States producing nails is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of nails from Vietnam. Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this countervailing duty order. As a result of the ITC’s final determination, in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, countervailing duties on unliquidated entries of nails from Vietnam entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after November 3, 2014, the date on which the Department published its preliminary countervailing duty determination in the Federal Register,4 and before March 3, 2015, the date on which the Department instructed CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation in accordance with section 4 See Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 79 FR 65184 (November 3, 2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Jul 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 703(d) of the Act. Section 703(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. Therefore, entries of nails made on or after March 3, 2015, and prior to the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register are not liable for the assessment of countervailing duties due to the Department’s discontinuation, effective March 3, 2015, of the suspension of liquidation. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of nails from Vietnam, effective the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register, and to assess, upon further instruction by the Department pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of the Act, countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject merchandise. On or after the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register, CBP must require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the rates noted below: Subsidy rate (percent) Company Region Industries Co., Ltd ....... United Nail Products Co. Ltd ... All Others .................................. 288.56 313.97 301.27 This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect to nails from Vietnam pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce Building, for copies of an updated list of countervailing duty orders currently in effect. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: July 8, 2015. Lynn M. Fischer Fox Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy & Negotiation. [FR Doc. 2015–17363 Filed 7–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 41007 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–971] Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has conducted an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).1 On January 7, 2015, we published the Preliminary Results for this administrative review.2 The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. We find that Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited (Fine Furniture) and The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai (Lizhong) (also known as Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd.), the individually examined companies in this administrative review, received countervailable subsidies during the POR. The Department is also rescinding the review of Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd. (Changzhou) because it had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. DATES: Effective date July 14, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg or Dana Mermelstein, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1785 or (202) 482– 1391, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background In the Preliminary Results, we deferred our analysis of certain programs to a post-preliminary analysis. On March 11, 2015, we issued a postpreliminary analysis memorandum.3 We 1 See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 76693 (December 8, 2011) (Order); see also Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 77 FR 5484 (February 3, 2012) (Amended Order). 2 See Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review in Part; 2012, 80 FR 859 (January 7, 2015) (Preliminary Results). 3 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Continued Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 41008 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 134 / Tuesday, July 14, 2015 / Notices invited interested parties to file case and rebuttal briefs following the release of the post-preliminary analysis memorandum. Only the Government of the PRC (the GOC) filed a case brief.4 No party filed a rebuttal brief. We also received letters from Fine Furniture 5, Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd.6, and Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co., Ltd.7 On May 5, 2015, the Department extended the time period for issuing the final results of this administrative review to July 6, 2015, as permitted by section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).8 On the same date, we issued a supplemental questionnaire to the GOC,9 and we received the GOC’s response on May 22, 2015.10 On May 29, 2015, the Department provided parties with an opportunity to comment on the GOC’s supplemental response.11 No comments were received. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order Multilayered wood flooring is composed of an assembly of two or more layers or plies of wood veneer(s) 12 in combination with a core. Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under the following subheadings of Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Post-Preliminary Analysis of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China’’ (March 11, 2015). 4 See Letter from the GOC to the Department, ‘‘Case Brief of the Government of the People’s Republic of China: Multilayered Wood Flooring from The People’s Republic of China’’ (March 19, 2015). 5 See Letter from Fine Furniture to the Department, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Letter in Lieu of Case Brief’’ (March 19, 2015). 6 See Letter from Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd. and Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co., Ltd. to the Department, ‘‘Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Correction of Typographical Errors’’ (January 8, 2015). 7 Id. 8 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012’’ (May 5, 2015). 9 See Letter to the GOC, ‘‘Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: 2012 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review’’ (May 5, 2015). 10 See Letter from the GOC to the Department, ‘‘Response of the Government of the People’s Republic of China to the Department’s Fourth Supplemental Questionnaire’’ (May 22, 2015). 11 See Memorandum to the File from Josh Morris, International Trade Compliance Analyst, Office I, ‘‘Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012-Additional Comment Period’’ (May 29, 2015). 12 A ‘‘veneer’’ is a thin slice of wood, rotary cut, sliced or sawed from a log, bolt or flitch. Veneer is referred to as a ply when assembled. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Jul 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS): 4412.31.0520; 4412.31.0540; 4412.31.0560; 4412.31.2510; 4412.31.2520; 4412.31.4040; 4412.31.4050; 4412.31.4060; 4412.31.4070; 4412.31.5125; 4412.31.5135; 4412.31.5155; 4412.31.5165; 4412.31.6000; 4412.31.9100; 4412.32.0520; 4412.32.0540; 4412.32.0560; 4412.32.2510; 4412.32.2520; 4412.32.3125; 4412.32.3135; 4412.32.3155; 4412.32.3165; 4412.32.3175; 4412.32.3185; 4412.32.5600; 4412.39.1000; 4412.39.3000; 4412.39.4011; 4412.39.4012; 4412.39.4019; 4412.39.4031; 4412.39.4032; 4412.39.4039; 4412.39.4051; 4412.39.4052; 4412.39.4059; 4412.39.4061; 4412.39.4062; 4412.39.4069; 4412.39.5010; 4412.39.5030; 4412.39.5050; 4412.94.1030; 4412.94.1050; 4412.94.3105; 4412.94.3111; 4412.94.3121; 4412.94.3131; 4412.94.3141; 4412.94.3160; 4412.94.3171; 4412.94.4100; 4412.94.5100; 4412.94.6000; 4412.94.7000; 4412.94.8000; 4412.94.9000; 4412.94.9500; 4412.99.0600; 4412.99.1020; 4412.99.1030; 4412.99.1040; 4412.99.3110; 4412.99.3120; 4412.99.3130; 4412.99.3140; 4412.99.3150; 4412.99.3160; 4412.99.3170; 4412.99.4100; 4412.99.5100; 4412.99.5710; 4412.99.6000; 4412.99.7000; 4412.99.8000; 4412.99.9000; 4412.99.9500; 4418.71.2000; 4418.71.9000; 4418.72.2000; and 4418.72.9500. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.13 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). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China’’ (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with this notice. PO 00000 13 See Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review On April 4, 2014, we received a timely filed no-shipment certification from Changzhou. Because there is no evidence on the record to indicate that this company had sales of subject merchandise during the POR, and no party objected to our intent to rescind as stated in the Preliminary Results, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we are rescinding the review with respect to Changzhou. Methodology We have conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Act. A full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions is presented in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Use of Facts Otherwise Available, Including Adverse Inferences For purposes of the Support for Developing a National Technology Standard program, the Department has concluded that, despite two requests, the GOC did not provide the Department with necessary information with respect to the length of time that the subsidy program has been in operation. Accordingly, the Department has determined that the GOC did not act to the best of its ability in responding to the Department’s request for information and that the application of facts available with an adverse inference is warranted.14 Based upon the available facts and the GOC’s failure to cooperate to the best of its ability in providing this information as requested, the Department has concluded that the Support for Developing a National Technology Standard program was in existence prior to the POR. For further information, see the section ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences,’’ in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Final Results of the Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we calculated individual subsidy rates for the mandatory respondents, Fine Furniture and Lizhong. 14 See E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. 14JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 134 / Tuesday, July 14, 2015 / Notices For the non-selected respondents, we have followed the Department’s practice, which is to base the subsidy rates on an average of the subsidy rates calculated for those companies selected for individual review, excluding de minimis rates or rates based entirely on adverse facts available.15 We have assigned to the non-selected respondents the simple average of the rates calculated for Fine Furniture and Lizhong. We have used a simple average rather than a weighted average due to inconsistent units of measure in the publicly ranged quantity and value data. We find the net countervailable subsidy rate for the producers and/or exporters under review to be as follows: 16 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Producer/exporter Net subsidy rate Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd. (also known as The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai) ...... Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited ................................................................................................................................................. A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................................. Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................................... Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................. Baishan Huafeng Wood Product Co., Ltd ..................................................................................................................................... Baiying Furniture Manufacturer Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................................... Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................... Cheng Hang Wood Co., Ltd 17 ...................................................................................................................................................... Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone Hongtu Wood Industrial Co., Ltd .......................................................... Chinafloors Timber (China) Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................. Dalian Dajen Wood Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................................................... Dalian Huade Wood Product Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................... Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................... Dalian Jiuyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................................... Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................................... Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................... Dalian T-Boom Wood Products Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................................... Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics, LLC ....................................................................................................................................... Dun Hua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................. Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................. Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................... Dunhua City Wanrong Wood Industry Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................. Dunhua Sentai Wood Co., Ltd ...................................................................................................................................................... Dunhua Shengda Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................... Fu Lik Timber (HK) Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................................................... Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................................... Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................... GTP International Ltd .................................................................................................................................................................... Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................. Guangzhou Homebon Timber Manufacturing Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................. Guangzhou Panyu Kangda Board Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................... Guangzhou Panyu Southern Star Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................... HaiLin XinCheng Wooden Products, Ltd ....................................................................................................................................... Hangzhou Dazhuang Floor Co., Ltd (dba Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd.) ............................................................................... Hangzhou Hanje Tec Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................................................... Hangzhou Zhengtian Industrial Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................ Hunchun Forest Wolf Wooden Industry Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................... Hunchun Xingjia Wooden Flooring Inc .......................................................................................................................................... Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd .............................................................................................................................................. Huzhou Fulinmen Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................ Huzhou Fuma Wood Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................................ Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................................................... Huzhou Ruifeng Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................... Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................................... Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................... Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................ Jiangsu Simba Flooring Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................... Jiashan Hui Jia Le Decoration Material Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................... Jilin Forest Industry Jinqiao Flooring Group Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................... Jilin Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................ Karly Wood Product Limited .......................................................................................................................................................... Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................. Linyi Anying Wood Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................................... Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................. Mudanjiang Bosen Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................. Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture (Dalian) Co., Ltd .............................................................................................................................. Nanjing Minglin Wooden Industry Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................... Power Dekor Group Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................................................... Riverside Plywood Corporation ..................................................................................................................................................... Samling Elegant Living Trading (Labuan) Limited ........................................................................................................................ 15 See, e.g., Certain Pasta From Italy: Preliminary Results of the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 18806, 18811 (April 13, 2010), unchanged in Certain Pasta from Italy: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Jul 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 Final Results of the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 37386 (June 29, 2010). PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 41009 Sfmt 4703 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 16 See Memorandum to The File from Mary Kolberg, International Trade Analyst, ‘‘Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China; 2012’’ dated concurrently with this notice. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 41010 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 134 / Tuesday, July 14, 2015 / Notices Producer/exporter Net subsidy rate Samling Riverside Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................................ Shanghai Anxin (Weiguang) Timber Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................... Shanghai Eswell Timber Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................................. Shanghai Lairunde Wood Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................ Shanghai New Sihe Wood Co., Ltd .............................................................................................................................................. Shanghai Shenlin Corporation ....................................................................................................................................................... Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................................... Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................................... Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co. Ltd ............................................................................................................................................... Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................ Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................... Yekalon Industry, Inc ..................................................................................................................................................................... Yingyi-Nature (Kunshan) Wood Industry Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................... Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co. Ltd ..................................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Anji Xinfeng Bamboo and Wood Co., Ltd ...................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Biyork Wood Co., Ltd ..................................................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Dadongwu Green Home Wood Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................ Zhejiang Desheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd ...................................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Fuerjia Wooden Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................ Zhejiang Fuma Warm Technology Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................. Zhejiang Haoyun Wooden Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Tianzhen Bamboo & Wood Development Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................ asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates Consistent with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), we intend to issue assessment instructions to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) fifteen days after the date of publication of these final results. We will instruct CBP to assess countervailing duties on POR entries in the amounts shown above. Cash Deposit Requirements In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, we intend to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amounts shown above on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all nonreviewed companies (except Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co., Ltd., its affiliate Jiaxing Brilliant Import & Export Co., Ltd., and Zhejiang Yuhua Timber Co., Ltd., which are excluded from the Order),18 we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most recent company-specific or allothers rate applicable to the company. Accordingly, the cash deposit rates that will be applied to companies covered by the Amended Order, but not examined in this review, are those established in the most recently completed segment of the proceeding for each company. These cash deposit requirements, when 17 See Memorandum To The File from Mary Kolberg, International Trade Analyst, ‘‘Addition of Cheng Hang Wood Co., Ltd. to Final Results’’ (June 29, 2015). 18 See Order, 76 FR at 76694. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Jul 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of 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. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213. Dated: July 6, 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. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review 5. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences 6. Subsidy Valuation Information 7. Analysis of Programs 8. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Specificity of the Support for Developing a National Technology Standard Program PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 Comment 2: Names of Companies in U.S. Customs and Border Protection Instructions 9. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–17079 Filed 7–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region Amendment 80 Permits and Reports National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 14, 2015. DATES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-971]


Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: 
Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2012

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has conducted an 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on 
multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) from the People's Republic 
of China (PRC).\1\ On January 7, 2015, we published the Preliminary 
Results for this administrative review.\2\ The period of review (POR) 
is January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. We find that Fine 
Furniture (Shanghai) Limited (Fine Furniture) and The Lizhong Wood 
Industry Limited Company of Shanghai (Lizhong) (also known as Shanghai 
Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd.), the individually examined companies 
in this administrative review, received countervailable subsidies 
during the POR. The Department is also rescinding the review of 
Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd. (Changzhou) because it had no 
shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.
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    \1\ See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of 
China: Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 76693 (December 8, 2011) 
(Order); see also Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's 
Republic of China: Amended Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Orders, 77 FR 5484 (February 3, 2012) (Amended Order).
    \2\ See Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review and Intent To Rescind the Review in Part; 2012, 80 FR 859 
(January 7, 2015) (Preliminary Results).

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DATES: Effective date July 14, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg or Dana Mermelstein, AD/
CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department 
of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-1785 or (202) 482-1391, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In the Preliminary Results, we deferred our analysis of certain 
programs to a post-preliminary analysis. On March 11, 2015, we issued a 
post-preliminary analysis memorandum.\3\ We

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invited interested parties to file case and rebuttal briefs following 
the release of the post-preliminary analysis memorandum. Only the 
Government of the PRC (the GOC) filed a case brief.\4\ No party filed a 
rebuttal brief. We also received letters from Fine Furniture \5\, 
Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd.\6\, and Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry 
Co., Ltd.\7\
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    \3\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
``Post-Preliminary Analysis of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of 
China'' (March 11, 2015).
    \4\ See Letter from the GOC to the Department, ``Case Brief of 
the Government of the People's Republic of China: Multilayered Wood 
Flooring from The People's Republic of China'' (March 19, 2015).
    \5\ See Letter from Fine Furniture to the Department, 
``Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on 
Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China: 
Letter in Lieu of Case Brief'' (March 19, 2015).
    \6\ See Letter from Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd. and Yixing 
Lion-King Timber Industry Co., Ltd. to the Department, 
``Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China: 
Correction of Typographical Errors'' (January 8, 2015).
    \7\ Id.
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    On May 5, 2015, the Department extended the time period for issuing 
the final results of this administrative review to July 6, 2015, as 
permitted by section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Act) 
and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).\8\ On the same date, we issued a supplemental 
questionnaire to the GOC,\9\ and we received the GOC's response on May 
22, 2015.\10\ On May 29, 2015, the Department provided parties with an 
opportunity to comment on the GOC's supplemental response.\11\ No 
comments were received.
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    \8\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Operations, ``Multilayered Wood Flooring from 
the People's Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final 
Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012'' (May 5, 
2015).
    \9\ See Letter to the GOC, ``Multilayered Wood Flooring from the 
People's Republic of China: 2012 Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review'' (May 5, 2015).
    \10\ See Letter from the GOC to the Department, ``Response of 
the Government of the People's Republic of China to the Department's 
Fourth Supplemental Questionnaire'' (May 22, 2015).
    \11\ See Memorandum to the File from Josh Morris, International 
Trade Compliance Analyst, Office I, ``Multilayered Wood Flooring 
from the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2012-Additional Comment Period'' (May 29, 
2015).
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Scope of the Order

    Multilayered wood flooring is composed of an assembly of two or 
more layers or plies of wood veneer(s) \12\ in combination with a core. 
Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under the following 
subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS): 4412.31.0520; 4412.31.0540; 4412.31.0560; 4412.31.2510; 
4412.31.2520; 4412.31.4040; 4412.31.4050; 4412.31.4060; 4412.31.4070; 
4412.31.5125; 4412.31.5135; 4412.31.5155; 4412.31.5165; 4412.31.6000; 
4412.31.9100; 4412.32.0520; 4412.32.0540; 4412.32.0560; 4412.32.2510; 
4412.32.2520; 4412.32.3125; 4412.32.3135; 4412.32.3155; 4412.32.3165; 
4412.32.3175; 4412.32.3185; 4412.32.5600; 4412.39.1000; 4412.39.3000; 
4412.39.4011; 4412.39.4012; 4412.39.4019; 4412.39.4031; 4412.39.4032; 
4412.39.4039; 4412.39.4051; 4412.39.4052; 4412.39.4059; 4412.39.4061; 
4412.39.4062; 4412.39.4069; 4412.39.5010; 4412.39.5030; 4412.39.5050; 
4412.94.1030; 4412.94.1050; 4412.94.3105; 4412.94.3111; 4412.94.3121; 
4412.94.3131; 4412.94.3141; 4412.94.3160; 4412.94.3171; 4412.94.4100; 
4412.94.5100; 4412.94.6000; 4412.94.7000; 4412.94.8000; 4412.94.9000; 
4412.94.9500; 4412.99.0600; 4412.99.1020; 4412.99.1030; 4412.99.1040; 
4412.99.3110; 4412.99.3120; 4412.99.3130; 4412.99.3140; 4412.99.3150; 
4412.99.3160; 4412.99.3170; 4412.99.4100; 4412.99.5100; 4412.99.5710; 
4412.99.6000; 4412.99.7000; 4412.99.8000; 4412.99.9000; 4412.99.9500; 
4418.71.2000; 4418.71.9000; 4418.72.2000; and 4418.72.9500.
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    \12\ A ``veneer'' is a thin slice of wood, rotary cut, sliced or 
sawed from a log, bolt or flitch. Veneer is referred to as a ply 
when assembled.
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    While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written product description remains dispositive. A full 
description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.\13\
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    \13\ See memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, 
``Issues and Decision Memorandum for Final Results of Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring from the 
People's Republic of China'' (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated 
concurrently with this notice.
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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). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and 
in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

    On April 4, 2014, we received a timely filed no-shipment 
certification from Changzhou. Because there is no evidence on the 
record to indicate that this company had sales of subject merchandise 
during the POR, and no party objected to our intent to rescind as 
stated in the Preliminary Results, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we 
are rescinding the review with respect to Changzhou.

Methodology

    We have conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Act. A full description of the methodology 
underlying our conclusions is presented in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum.

Use of Facts Otherwise Available, Including Adverse Inferences

    For purposes of the Support for Developing a National Technology 
Standard program, the Department has concluded that, despite two 
requests, the GOC did not provide the Department with necessary 
information with respect to the length of time that the subsidy program 
has been in operation. Accordingly, the Department has determined that 
the GOC did not act to the best of its ability in responding to the 
Department's request for information and that the application of facts 
available with an adverse inference is warranted.\14\ Based upon the 
available facts and the GOC's failure to cooperate to the best of its 
ability in providing this information as requested, the Department has 
concluded that the Support for Developing a National Technology 
Standard program was in existence prior to the POR. For further 
information, see the section ``Use of Facts Otherwise Available and 
Adverse Inferences,'' in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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    \14\ See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act.
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Final Results of the Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we calculated individual 
subsidy rates for the mandatory respondents, Fine Furniture and 
Lizhong.

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    For the non-selected respondents, we have followed the Department's 
practice, which is to base the subsidy rates on an average of the 
subsidy rates calculated for those companies selected for individual 
review, excluding de minimis rates or rates based entirely on adverse 
facts available.\15\ We have assigned to the non-selected respondents 
the simple average of the rates calculated for Fine Furniture and 
Lizhong. We have used a simple average rather than a weighted average 
due to inconsistent units of measure in the publicly ranged quantity 
and value data.
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    \15\ See, e.g., Certain Pasta From Italy: Preliminary Results of 
the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 
18806, 18811 (April 13, 2010), unchanged in Certain Pasta from 
Italy: Final Results of the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review, 75 FR 37386 (June 29, 2010).
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    We find the net countervailable subsidy rate for the producers and/
or exporters under review to be as follows: \16\
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    \16\ See Memorandum to The File from Mary Kolberg, International 
Trade Analyst, ``Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's 
Republic of China; 2012'' dated concurrently with this notice.

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                  Producer/exporter                     Net subsidy rate
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Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd. (also known                0.99
 as The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of
 Shanghai)...........................................
Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited....................               0.99
A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd........................               0.99
Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd..........................               0.99
Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd...........               0.99
Baishan Huafeng Wood Product Co., Ltd................               0.99
Baiying Furniture Manufacturer Co., Ltd..............               0.99
Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd.......               0.99
Cheng Hang Wood Co., Ltd \17\........................               0.99
Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone                   0.99
 Hongtu Wood Industrial Co., Ltd.....................
Chinafloors Timber (China) Co., Ltd..................               0.99
Dalian Dajen Wood Co., Ltd...........................               0.99
Dalian Huade Wood Product Co., Ltd...................               0.99
Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd..............               0.99
Dalian Jiuyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd................               0.99
Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd.................               0.99
Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd..............               0.99
Dalian T-Boom Wood Products Co., Ltd.................               0.99
Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics, LLC.................               0.99
Dun Hua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd............               0.99
Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd.............               0.99
Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd..........               0.99
Dunhua City Wanrong Wood Industry Co., Ltd...........               0.99
Dunhua Sentai Wood Co., Ltd..........................               0.99
Dunhua Shengda Wood Industry Co., Ltd................               0.99
Fu Lik Timber (HK) Co., Ltd..........................               0.99
Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co., Ltd.................               0.99
Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd...............               0.99
GTP International Ltd................................               0.99
Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd.............               0.99
Guangzhou Homebon Timber Manufacturing Co., Ltd......               0.99
Guangzhou Panyu Kangda Board Co., Ltd................               0.99
Guangzhou Panyu Southern Star Co., Ltd...............               0.99
HaiLin XinCheng Wooden Products, Ltd.................               0.99
Hangzhou Dazhuang Floor Co., Ltd (dba Dasso                         0.99
 Industrial Group Co., Ltd.).........................
Hangzhou Hanje Tec Co., Ltd..........................               0.99
Hangzhou Zhengtian Industrial Co., Ltd...............               0.99
Hunchun Forest Wolf Wooden Industry Co., Ltd.........               0.99
Hunchun Xingjia Wooden Flooring Inc..................               0.99
Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd.......................               0.99
Huzhou Fulinmen Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.................               0.99
Huzhou Fuma Wood Co., Ltd............................               0.99
Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd............................               0.99
Huzhou Ruifeng Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd..................               0.99
Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co., Ltd..................               0.99
Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.......................               0.99
Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd.....               0.99
Jiangsu Simba Flooring Co., Ltd......................               0.99
Jiashan Hui Jia Le Decoration Material Co., Ltd......               0.99
Jilin Forest Industry Jinqiao Flooring Group Co., Ltd               0.99
Jilin Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd...............               0.99
Karly Wood Product Limited...........................               0.99
Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd..............               0.99
Linyi Anying Wood Co., Ltd...........................               0.99
Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co., Ltd...........               0.99
Mudanjiang Bosen Wood Industry Co., Ltd..............               0.99
Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture (Dalian) Co., Ltd........               0.99
Nanjing Minglin Wooden Industry Co., Ltd.............               0.99
Power Dekor Group Co., Ltd...........................               0.99
Riverside Plywood Corporation........................               0.99
Samling Elegant Living Trading (Labuan) Limited......               0.99

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Samling Riverside Co., Ltd...........................               0.99
Shanghai Anxin (Weiguang) Timber Co., Ltd............               0.99
Shanghai Eswell Timber Co., Ltd......................               0.99
Shanghai Lairunde Wood Co., Ltd......................               0.99
Shanghai New Sihe Wood Co., Ltd......................               0.99
Shanghai Shenlin Corporation.........................               0.99
Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd..................               0.99
Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co., Ltd...................               0.99
Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co. Ltd....................               0.99
Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd.....................               0.99
Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd.........................               0.99
Yekalon Industry, Inc................................               0.99
Yingyi-Nature (Kunshan) Wood Industry Co., Ltd.......               0.99
Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co. Ltd.............               0.99
Zhejiang Anji Xinfeng Bamboo and Wood Co., Ltd.......               0.99
Zhejiang Biyork Wood Co., Ltd........................               0.99
Zhejiang Dadongwu Green Home Wood Co., Ltd...........               0.99
Zhejiang Desheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd..............               0.99
Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd.............               0.99
Zhejiang Fuerjia Wooden Co., Ltd.....................               0.99
Zhejiang Fuma Warm Technology Co., Ltd...............               0.99
Zhejiang Haoyun Wooden Co., Ltd......................               0.99
Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd..................               0.99
Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd......................               0.99
Zhejiang Tianzhen Bamboo & Wood Development Co., Ltd.               0.99
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Assessment Rates

    Consistent with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), we intend to issue assessment 
instructions to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) fifteen 
days after the date of publication of these final results. We will 
instruct CBP to assess countervailing duties on POR entries in the 
amounts shown above.
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    \17\ See Memorandum To The File from Mary Kolberg, International 
Trade Analyst, ``Addition of Cheng Hang Wood Co., Ltd. to Final 
Results'' (June 29, 2015).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, we intend to 
instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties in the amounts shown above on shipments of subject merchandise 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the 
date of publication of the final results of this review. For all non-
reviewed companies (except Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co., Ltd., its 
affiliate Jiaxing Brilliant Import & Export Co., Ltd., and Zhejiang 
Yuhua Timber Co., Ltd., which are excluded from the Order),\18\ we will 
instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most recent 
company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company. 
Accordingly, the cash deposit rates that will be applied to companies 
covered by the Amended Order, but not examined in this review, are 
those established in the most recently completed segment of the 
proceeding for each company. These cash deposit requirements, when 
imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \18\ See Order, 76 FR at 76694.
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Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of 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.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213.

     Dated: July 6, 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. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review
5. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
6. Subsidy Valuation Information
7. Analysis of Programs
8. Analysis of Comments
    Comment 1: Specificity of the Support for Developing a National 
Technology Standard Program
    Comment 2: Names of Companies in U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection Instructions
9. Recommendation

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