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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 239 / Monday, December 14, 2015 / Notices any cash deposit.’’ See Sections 735(c)(2)(A) and (B) of the Act. As a result of this amended final determination, in which the Department calculated a weighted-average dumping margin of 0.00 percent for Precision Fasteners, the Department is hereby excluding merchandise from the following producer/exporter chain from the antidumping duty order: Producer: Precision Fasteners LLC Exporter: Precision Fasteners LLC Accordingly, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to release any bonds or other security and refund cash deposits. This exclusion does not apply to merchandise produced by Precision Fasteners and exported by any other company. Therefore, resellers of Timken Notice merchandise produced, or produced In its decision in Timken, as clarified and exported by Precision Fasteners are by Diamond Sawblades, the CAFC held not entitled to the exclusion. Similarly, that, pursuant to section 516A(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the exclusion does not apply to the Department must publish a notice of merchandise produced by any other company and exported by Precision a court decision that is not ‘‘in Fasteners. harmony’’ with a Department We note, however, that pursuant to determination and must suspend Timken the suspension of liquidation liquidation of entries pending a must continue during the pendency of ‘‘conclusive’’ court decision. The CIT’s the appeals process. Thus, at this time November 3, 2015, final judgment we will instruct CBP to continue the affirming the Final Remand suspension of liquidation at a cash Redetermination constitutes a final deposit rate of 0.0 percent for entries decision of that court which is not in produced and exported by Precision harmony with the Final Determination. Fasteners until otherwise instructed and This notice is published in fulfillment to release any bond or other security of the publication requirements of that Precision Fasteners made pursuant Timken. to the Final Determination. If the CIT’s Amended Final Determination ruling is not appealed, or if appealed and upheld, the Department will Because there is now a final court instruct CBP to terminate the decision, the Department is amending suspension of liquidation and to the Final Determination with respect to liquidate entries produced and exported both Dubai Wire and Precision by Precision Fasteners without regard to Fasteners. antidumping duties. As a result of the Weightedexclusion, the Department is average discontinuing the ongoing Producer or exporter dumping administrative review for Precision margin Fasteners, in part 5 and will not initiate (percent) any new administrative reviews of the Dubai Wire FZE .................... 2.86 antidumping duty order with respect to Precision Fasteners LLC ...... 0.00 merchandise produced and exported by Precision Fasteners. Partial Exclusion From Antidumping Lastly, we note that at this time, the Duty Order and Partial Discontinuation Department remains enjoined by Court of Antidumping Duty Administrative order from liquidating entries produced Review and/or exported by Precision Fasteners during the period 11/03/2011 through 4/ Pursuant to sections 735(c)(2) of the 30/2013 with the exception of the gap Act, ‘‘the investigation shall be period 05/02/2012 through 05/07/2012. terminated upon publication of that These entries will remain enjoined negative determination’’ and the Department shall ‘‘terminate the 5 See Initiation of Antidumping and suspension of liquidation’’ and ‘‘release Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR any bond or other security, and refund mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background On June 26, 2014, the Court issued the Remand Order, upholding most aspects of the Final Determination, but remanding for the Department to apply a regulation the Court held had been improperly withdrawn.3 On remand, the Department applied the withdrawn regulation, under protest, and as a result, the estimated weighted-average dumping margins for Dubai Wire and Precision Fasteners changed. On November 3, 2015, the Court upheld the Final Remand Redetermination in full, and affirmed several other appealed issues which it had deferred ruling on pending the Department’s remand findings.4 3 See Mid Continent, 999 F. Supp. 2d at 1323. 4 See Mid Continent, Court No. 12–00133, Slip Op. 15–122 at *22. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Dec 11, 2015 Jkt 238001 37588 (July 1, 2015). The review will continue with regard to merchandise produced by Precision Fasteners and exported by another company or produced by any other company and exported by Precision Fasteners. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77317 pursuant to the terms of the injunction during the pendency of any appeals process. Dubai Wire was a mandatory respondent in completed administrative reviews subsequent to the LTFV investigation and therefore the Dubai Wire LTFV redetermination weightedaverage dumping margin is superseded by the cash deposit rate currently in effect for Dubai Wire.6 Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(e)(1), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 4, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–31429 Filed 12–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the U.S. Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public and interested parties are requested to contact the U.S. Department of Commerce in advance of the meeting. DATES: February 2, 2016, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Members of the public wishing to participate must notify Victoria Gunderson at the contact information below by 5:00 p.m. DST on Friday, January 29, 2016, in order to pre-register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Victoria Gunderson, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–7890; email: Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the RE&EEAC SUMMARY: 6 See Certain Steel Nails From the United Arab Emirates: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013–2014, 80 FR 32527, 32528 (June 9, 2015). E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 77318 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 239 / Monday, December 14, 2015 / Notices pursuant to his discretionary authority and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) on July 14, 2010. The RE&EEAC was rechartered on June 12, 2014. The RE&EEAC provides the Secretary of Commerce with consensus advice from the private sector on the development and administration of programs and policies to enhance the international competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. During the February 2nd meeting of the RE&EEAC, committee members will discuss priority issues identified in advance by the Committee Chair and Sub-Committee leadership, hear from Department of Commerce officials and interagency partners on major issues impacting the competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, and submit recommendations to the Department of Commerce intended to address these issues. A limited amount of time before the close of the meeting will be available for pertinent oral comments from members of the public attending the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments will be limited to two to five minutes per person (depending on number of public participants). Individuals wishing to reserve additional speaking time during the meeting must contact Ms. Gunderson and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the comments, as well as the name and address of the proposed participant by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 22, 2016. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the International Trade Administration may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a copy of their oral comments by email to Ms. Gunderson for distribution to the participants in advance of the meeting. Any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning the RE&EEAC’s affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, c/o: Victoria Gunderson, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce; 1401 Constitution Avenue NW.; Mail Stop: 4053; Washington, DC 20230. To be considered during the meeting, written comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. DST on Friday, January 22, 2016, to ensure transmission to the Committee prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date will VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Dec 11, 2015 Jkt 238001 be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. Copies of RE&EEAC meeting minutes will be available within 30 days following the meeting. Dated: December 4, 2015. Edward A. O’Malley, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2015–31365 Filed 12–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–938] Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2013 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has completed its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on citric acid and certain citrate sales from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the period January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. On June 8, 2015, the Department published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of this administrative review.1 We completed the Post-Preliminary Results in this administrative review on June 26, 2015.2 We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results and PostPreliminary Results. Our analysis of the comments received resulted in a change to the net subsidy rate for Laiwu Taihe Biochemistry Co. Ltd. (Taihe). The final net subsidy rate is listed below in the section entitled, ‘‘Final Results of the Review.’’ DATES: Effective date: December 14, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution AGENCY: 1 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2013, 80 FR 32346 (June 8, 2015) (Preliminary Results). 2 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Melissa G. Skinner, Director, Office II, entitled, ‘‘Post-Preliminary Results Decision Memorandum in the 2013 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated June 26, 2015 (Post-Preliminary Results). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–3874. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 8, 2015, the Department published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of the 2013 administrative review of the CVD order on citric acid and certain citrate salts from the PRC. We completed the PostPreliminary Results in this administrative review on June 26, 2015. We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results and PostPreliminary Results. On July 22, 2015, we received case briefs from the Government of China (GOC) and Taihe. On July 27, 2015, we received a rebuttal brief from the petitioners.3 On August 13, 2015, we postponed the final results by 60 days, until December 7, 2015.4 Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is citric acid and certain citrate salts. The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 2918.14.0000, 2918.15.1000, 2918.15.5000, 3824.90.9290, and 3824.90.9290. Although the HTSUS numbers 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 memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts; 2013’’ (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as an Appendix. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and 3 The petitioners are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill Incorporated, and Tate & Lyle Ingredients America LLC. 4 See memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Shannon Morrison, International Trade Compliance Analyst, entitled, ‘‘Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated August 13, 2015. E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 239 (Monday, December 14, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77317-77318]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31365]


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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee 
(RE&EEAC) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the U.S. 
Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC. 
The meeting is open to the public and interested parties are requested 
to contact the U.S. Department of Commerce in advance of the meeting.

DATES: February 2, 2016, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time (EST). Members of the public wishing to participate must 
notify Victoria Gunderson at the contact information below by 5:00 p.m. 
DST on Friday, January 29, 2016, in order to pre-register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Victoria Gunderson, Office of 
Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-7890; email: 
Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the RE&EEAC

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pursuant to his discretionary authority and in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) on July 14, 2010. The 
RE&EEAC was re-chartered on June 12, 2014. The RE&EEAC provides the 
Secretary of Commerce with consensus advice from the private sector on 
the development and administration of programs and policies to enhance 
the international competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and 
energy efficiency industries.
    During the February 2nd meeting of the RE&EEAC, committee members 
will discuss priority issues identified in advance by the Committee 
Chair and Sub-Committee leadership, hear from Department of Commerce 
officials and interagency partners on major issues impacting the 
competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency 
industries, and submit recommendations to the Department of Commerce 
intended to address these issues.
    A limited amount of time before the close of the meeting will be 
available for pertinent oral comments from members of the public 
attending the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the 
time for public comments will be limited to two to five minutes per 
person (depending on number of public participants). Individuals 
wishing to reserve additional speaking time during the meeting must 
contact Ms. Gunderson and submit a brief statement of the general 
nature of the comments, as well as the name and address of the proposed 
participant by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 22, 2016. If the number 
of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be 
reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the International Trade 
Administration may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. 
Speakers are requested to submit a copy of their oral comments by email 
to Ms. Gunderson for distribution to the participants in advance of the 
meeting.
    Any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments 
concerning the RE&EEAC's affairs at any time before or after the 
meeting. Comments may be submitted to the Renewable Energy and Energy 
Efficiency Advisory Committee, c/o: Victoria Gunderson, Office of 
Energy and Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce; 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW.; Mail Stop: 4053; Washington, DC 20230. To be 
considered during the meeting, written comments must be received no 
later than 5:00 p.m. DST on Friday, January 22, 2016, to ensure 
transmission to the Committee prior to the meeting. Comments received 
after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be 
considered at the meeting.
    Copies of RE&EEAC meeting minutes will be available within 30 days 
following the meeting.

    Dated: December 4, 2015.
Edward A. O'Malley,
Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2015-31365 Filed 12-11-15; 8:45 am]
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