Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Intent to Revoke the Antidumping Duty Order, 52447-52448 [2015-21504]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 168 / Monday, August 31, 2015 / Notices Dated: August 25, 2015. Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. published in accordance with sections 751(h) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: August 21, 2015. Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2015–21503 Filed 8–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [FR Doc. 2015–21375 Filed 8–28–15; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P International Trade Administration [A–570–970] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China: Correction to the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review International Trade Administration Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lilit Astvatsatrian or William Horn, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6412 or (202) 482– 2615, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 15, 2015, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published the final results of the 2012–2013 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring from the People’s Republic of China.1 The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is December 1, 2012, through November 30, 2013. The Department is issuing this notice to correct an inadvertent error in the Final Results. Specifically, the Department initiated a review of Baishan Huafeng Wood Product Co. Ltd. (‘‘Baishan Huafeng Wood’’),2 and the company listed in the Final Results is also Baishan Huafeng Wood. However, the record reflects that the correct company name, and the company to which the Department assigned a separate rate, is Baishan Huafeng Wooden Product Co. Ltd. (‘‘Baishan Huafeng Wooden’’).3 Accordingly, we intended to include Baishan Huafeng Wooden, not Baishan Huafeng Wood, in the list of companies that received a separate rate during the POR as identified in our Final Results. This correction to the final results of administrative review is issued and tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012– 2013, 80 FR 41476 (July 15, 2015) (‘‘Final Results’’). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 79 FR 6147 (February 3, 2014). 3 See April 3, 2014 Separate Rate Certification for Baishan Huafeng. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Aug 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 [A–421–811] Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Intent to Revoke the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request by Ashland Specialty Ingredients, G.P. (Ashland), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from the Netherlands. Based on the information received, we preliminarily intend to revoke the Netherlands Order.1 Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury, or Angelica Townsend, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0195 or (202) 482– 3019, respectively. DATES: Effective Date: August 31, 2015. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 11, 2005, the Department published in the Federal Register the AD order on CMC from the Netherlands.2 On July 8, 2015, in accordance with sections 751(b) and 751(d)(1) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.216(b), and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1), Ashland, the petitioner and sole domestic producer of CMC, requested revocation of the Netherlands Order. Ashland requested that the Department conduct the CCR on an expedited basis pursuant to 19 CFR 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands and Sweden, 70 FR 39734 (July 11, 2005) (Netherlands Order). 2 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52447 351.221(c)(3)(ii) and that the effective date of the revocation be July 1, 2014. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is all purified CMC, sometimes also referred to as purified sodium CMC, polyanionic cellulose, or cellulose gum, which is a white to off-white, non-toxic, odorless, biodegradable powder, comprising sodium CMC that has been refined and purified to a minimum assay of 90 percent. Purified CMC does not include unpurified or crude CMC, CMC Fluidized Polymer Suspensions, and CMC that is cross-linked through heat treatment. Purified CMC is CMC that has undergone one or more purification operations which, at a minimum, reduce the remaining salt and other by-product portion of the product to less than ten percent. The merchandise subject to this order is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States at subheading 3912.31.00. This tariff classification is provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide that the Department may revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it determines that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product have no further interest in the order, in whole or in part. In addition, in the event the Department determines that expedited action is warranted, 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits the Department to combine the notices of initiation and preliminary results. On July 8, 2015, Ashland requested that the Department conduct the CCR on an expedited basis. Ashland stated that, as the sole U.S. producer of CMC, it accounts for all of the production of the domestic like product. Ashland also stated that it has no interest in the continuation of the Netherlands Order.3 Therefore, at the request of Ashland and in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 751(d)(1) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.216, 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii), we are initiating this CCR on CMC from the Netherlands to determine whether revocation of the order is warranted with respect to this product. In addition, we determine that expedited action is warranted. In accordance with 19 CFR 3 See Ashland’s July 8, 2015, submission to the Department. E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 52448 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 168 / Monday, August 31, 2015 / Notices 351.222(g)(1), we find that the petitioner’s affirmative statements of no interest constitutes good cause to conduct this review and we find that revocation of the order is appropriate for these preliminary results. Additionally, our decision to expedite this review by combining the notice of initiation and the preliminary results in a single notice pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) stems from the domestic industry’s lack of interest in applying the Netherlands Order. If the final results of this changed circumstances review result in the revocation of this order, the Department intends that such revocation will be effective the first day of the most recent period not subject to administrative review, which is currently July 1, 2014. any cash deposit or bond.10 The current requirement for a cash deposit of estimated AD duties on all subject merchandise will continue unless and until it is modified pursuant to the final results of this changed circumstances review. This initiation and preliminary results of review notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1), (4), and 19 CFR 351.222(g). Dated: August 24, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–21504 Filed 8–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Public Comment tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Interested parties may submit case briefs and/or written comments in response to these preliminary results not later than 14 days after the publication of this notice.4 Rebuttal briefs, and rebuttals to written comments, which must be limited to issues raised in such briefs or comments, may be filed not later than 21 days after the date of publication of this notice.5 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this changed circumstance review are requested to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; and (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.6 Interested parties who wish to comment on the preliminary results must file briefs electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS).7 ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the date the document is due. Any interested party may request a hearing within 14 days of publication of this notice.8 Parties will be notified of the time and date of any hearing if requested.9 If final revocation occurs, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to end the suspension of liquidation for the merchandise covered by the revocation on the effective date of the notice of revocation and to release 4 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii). 19 CFR 351.309(d). 6 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2). 7 See 19 CFR 351.303 for general filing requirements. 8 See 19 CFR 351.310(c) 9 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 5 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Aug 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Online Customer Relationship Management (CRM)/ Performance Databases, the Online Phoenix Database, and the Online Opportunity Database Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 30, 2015. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at sdumas@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Nakita Chambers, Program Manager, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Business Development, 1401 Constitution ADDRESSES: 10 See PO 00000 19 CFR 351.222(g)(4). Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–0065, and email: nchambers@ mbda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract As part of its national service delivery system, MBDA awards cooperative agreements each year to fund the provision of business development services to eligible minority business enterprises (MBEs). The recipient of each cooperative agreement is competitively selected to operate one of the MBDA’s Business Center programs. In accordance with the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA), MBDA requires all center operators to report basic client information, service activities and progress on attainment of program goals via the Online CRM/ Performance database. The data inputs into the CRM/Performance database originate from the client intake forms used by each center to collect information from each minority business enterprise that receives technical business assistance from the center. This data provides the baseline from which the CRM/Performance database is populated. The Online CRM/ Performance Database is used to regularly monitor and evaluate the progress of the MBDA funded centers, to provide the Department and OMB with a summary of the quantitative information required to be submitted about government supported programs, and to implement the GPRA. This information is also summarized and included in the MBDA Annual Performance Report, which is made available to the public. In addition to the information collected from MBEs to provide service and performance reports, the MBDA Center award recipients are required to list MBEs to conduct business in the United States in the Online Phoenix Database. This listing is used to match those registered MBEs with opportunities entered in the Online Opportunity Database by public and private sector entities. The MBEs may also self-register via the Online Phoenix Database for notification of potential business opportunities. In 2012, the overall estimate of burden hours decreased for users under the newly adopted program structure as a result of the streamlining of certain administrative and reporting requirements. The MBDA Business Center programs will continue to use the Customer Relationship Management/Performance, Phoenix and Business Opportunity databases until the new program is redesigned during Fiscal Year 2016. E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 168 (Monday, August 31, 2015)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-421-811]


Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands: Initiation 
and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Intent to 
Revoke the Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: In response to a request by Ashland Specialty Ingredients, 
G.P. (Ashland), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is 
initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty 
(AD) order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from the 
Netherlands. Based on the information received, we preliminarily intend 
to revoke the Netherlands Order.\1\ Interested parties are invited to 
comment on these preliminary results.
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Purified 
Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands and 
Sweden, 70 FR 39734 (July 11, 2005) (Netherlands Order).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury, or Angelica Townsend, AD/
CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
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0195 or (202) 482-3019, respectively.

DATES: Effective Date: August 31, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 11, 2005, the Department published in the Federal Register 
the AD order on CMC from the Netherlands.\2\ On July 8, 2015, in 
accordance with sections 751(b) and 751(d)(1) of the Act, 19 CFR 
351.216(b), and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1), Ashland, the petitioner and sole 
domestic producer of CMC, requested revocation of the Netherlands 
Order. Ashland requested that the Department conduct the CCR on an 
expedited basis pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) and that the 
effective date of the revocation be July 1, 2014.
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    \2\ Id.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is all purified CMC, 
sometimes also referred to as purified sodium CMC, polyanionic 
cellulose, or cellulose gum, which is a white to off-white, non-toxic, 
odorless, biodegradable powder, comprising sodium CMC that has been 
refined and purified to a minimum assay of 90 percent. Purified CMC 
does not include unpurified or crude CMC, CMC Fluidized Polymer 
Suspensions, and CMC that is cross-linked through heat treatment. 
Purified CMC is CMC that has undergone one or more purification 
operations which, at a minimum, reduce the remaining salt and other by-
product portion of the product to less than ten percent.
    The merchandise subject to this order is classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States at subheading 
3912.31.00. This tariff classification is provided for convenience and 
customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of the 
order is dispositive.

Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review

    Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide 
that the Department may revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it 
determines that producers accounting for substantially all of the 
production of the domestic like product have no further interest in the 
order, in whole or in part. In addition, in the event the Department 
determines that expedited action is warranted, 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) 
permits the Department to combine the notices of initiation and 
preliminary results.
    On July 8, 2015, Ashland requested that the Department conduct the 
CCR on an expedited basis. Ashland stated that, as the sole U.S. 
producer of CMC, it accounts for all of the production of the domestic 
like product. Ashland also stated that it has no interest in the 
continuation of the Netherlands Order.\3\
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    \3\ See Ashland's July 8, 2015, submission to the Department.
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    Therefore, at the request of Ashland and in accordance with 
sections 751(b)(1) and 751(d)(1) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.216, 19 CFR 
351.222(g)(1), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii), we are initiating this CCR 
on CMC from the Netherlands to determine whether revocation of the 
order is warranted with respect to this product. In addition, we 
determine that expedited action is warranted. In accordance with 19 CFR

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351.222(g)(1), we find that the petitioner's affirmative statements of 
no interest constitutes good cause to conduct this review and we find 
that revocation of the order is appropriate for these preliminary 
results. Additionally, our decision to expedite this review by 
combining the notice of initiation and the preliminary results in a 
single notice pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) stems from the 
domestic industry's lack of interest in applying the Netherlands Order. 
If the final results of this changed circumstances review result in the 
revocation of this order, the Department intends that such revocation 
will be effective the first day of the most recent period not subject 
to administrative review, which is currently July 1, 2014.

Public Comment

    Interested parties may submit case briefs and/or written comments 
in response to these preliminary results not later than 14 days after 
the publication of this notice.\4\ Rebuttal briefs, and rebuttals to 
written comments, which must be limited to issues raised in such briefs 
or comments, may be filed not later than 21 days after the date of 
publication of this notice.\5\ Parties who submit case briefs or 
rebuttal briefs in this changed circumstance review are requested to 
submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; and (2) a 
brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\6\ 
Interested parties who wish to comment on the preliminary results must 
file briefs electronically using Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (ACCESS).\7\ ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov. An electronically-filed document must be received 
successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the 
date the document is due.
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    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii).
    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.303 for general filing requirements.
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    Any interested party may request a hearing within 14 days of 
publication of this notice.\8\ Parties will be notified of the time and 
date of any hearing if requested.\9\
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c)
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    If final revocation occurs, we will instruct U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection to end the suspension of liquidation for the 
merchandise covered by the revocation on the effective date of the 
notice of revocation and to release any cash deposit or bond.\10\ The 
current requirement for a cash deposit of estimated AD duties on all 
subject merchandise will continue unless and until it is modified 
pursuant to the final results of this changed circumstances review.
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.222(g)(4).
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    This initiation and preliminary results of review notice is 
published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.216, 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1), (4), and 19 CFR 
351.222(g).

    Dated: August 24, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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